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MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, Seattle 3 (11 innings)

June 29, 2013 at 11:21 PM   |   Comments

SEATTLE, June 29 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano ripped a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 11th inning Saturday, lifting the Chicago Cubs over Seattle 5-3 in an interleague contest.

Cubs were holding a 3-2 lead and seemed on their way to a win in the bottom of the ninth but Seattle's Endy Chavez delivered a two-out RBI single off closer Kevin Gregg to extend the contest.

After Carlos Villanueva (2-4) set the Mariners down 1-2-3 in the 10th, Nate Schierholtz opened the 11th with a leadoff single off Oliver Perez (2-2) and Soriano followed by smashing a long homer to center field, finishing with three RBI.

Blake Parker tossed a 1-2-3 bottom of the 11th for his first career save as the Cubs rebounded from a 5-4 loss in Friday's series opener.

Starlin Castro also went deep for Chicago.

Justin Smoak cracked a solo homer in the Mariners' defeat.

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