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BOSTON (AP) _ The Chicago White Sox have inched a bit closer to the Minnesota Twins in the American League Central. They're 3{ games back after sweeping a day-night double header from the Boston Red Sox, winning both games 3-1. The White Sox have won five straight heading into today's series finale at Fenway Park.

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Chris Carpenter tries for his 15th victory this afternoon as the St. Louis Cardinals conclude their series against the Cincinnati Reds. The series is even at a game apiece after the Reds' 6-1 victory yesterday extended their division lead over the Cardinals to eight games.

CHICAGO (AP) _ The Chicago Cubs go for a sweep of the New York Mets today with Ryan Dempster on the mound. The beat the Mets 5-3 yesterday as Starlin Castro became the first Cubs rookie in at least 58 years with six straight multi-hit games.

UNDATED (AP) _ Dan Persa had three touchdown passes last night as Northwestern opened its football season with a 23-21 victory over Vanderbilt. Earlier in the day, Missouri rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Illinois 23-13. Iowa rolled past Eastern Illinois 37-7.

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