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MLB: Texas 7, Seattle 0

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 19 (UPI) -- A.J. Pierzynski and Craig Gentry both had two RBI in a six-run fifth inning Friday that propelled Texas to a 7-0 blanking of Seattle.

MLB: Atlanta 7, Miami 5

MIAMI, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Dan Uggla smashed a three-run homer and Martin Prado went 4-for-4 with two RBI Monday, sparking Atlanta to a 7-5 win over Miami and a fourth straight victory.

MLB: Atlanta 5, Washington 4

ATLANTA, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Ryan Mattheus hit Andrelton Simmons with a pitch Saturday, forcing in the go-ahead run in the Atlanta Braves' 5-4 comeback victory over Washington.

MLB: Detroit 3, Toronto 2 (11 innings)

DETROIT, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Alex Avila delivered a two-out single that drove in Quintin Berry in the 11th inning Thursday, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB: New York Yankees 12, Detroit 8

DETROIT, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Curtis Granderson broke out of a slump Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a three-run homer to power the New York Yankees past Detroit 12-8.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 4, Miami 2

CHICAGO, July 19 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano set off a four-run rally with a home run and Paul Maholm allowed five hits Thursday in the Chicago Cubs' 4-2 win over the Miami Marlins.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, Miami 1 (8 innings)

CHICAGO, July 19 (UPI) -- Geovany Soto singled in the go-ahead score during a four-run seventh Wednesday and the Chicago Cubs went on to down Miami 5-1 in a rain-shortened game.

MLB: Miami 9, Chicago Cubs 5

CHICAGO, July 17 (UPI) -- Carlos Lee blasted his first homer as a Marlin -- a fifth-inning grand slam -- powering Miami to a 9-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs Tuesday.

MLB: San Diego 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- Jerry Hairston Jr.'s two seventh-inning throwing errors allowed San Diego to score the go-ahead runs Sunday in a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 8, New York Mets 7

NEW YORK, July 6 (UPI) -- Carlos Marmol turned a line drive by Lucas Duda into a game-ending double play Friday, preserving the Chicago Cubs' 8-7 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, Atlanta 1

ATLANTA, July 4 (UPI) -- Paul Maholm survived six innings Wednesday and was backed up by three home runs in leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win over Atlanta.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 3, Houston 0

CHICAGO, July 1 (UPI) -- Travis Wood and two relievers combined for a four-hit shutout Sunday and the Chicago Cubs blanked Houston 3-0 for a three-game series sweep.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 6, New York Mets 1

CHICAGO, June 25 (UPI) -- Travis Wood hurled seven scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of three New York errors Monday in their 6-1 win over the Mets.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 10, Milwaukee 0

MILWAUKEE, June 6 (UPI) -- Ryan Dempster fired seven scoreless innings to earn his first win and was backed by three Chicago homers Tuesday in the Cubs' 10-0 spanking of Milwaukee.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, San Diego 3

CHICAGO, May 29 (UPI) -- Jeff Samardzija pitched seven solid innings and drove in a run Tuesday in helping the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres.
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Chicago Cubs second baseman Jeff Baker (R) and Houston Astros' Kazuo Matsui look back to first base after Mike Hampton hit into a fielder's choice during the third inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 29, 2009. Hampton was safe at first base. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Jeffrey Glen Baker (born June 21, 1981, in Bad Kissingen, West Germany) is a professional baseball player in Major League Baseball who plays several positions as a utility player for the Chicago Cubs. He bats and throws right-handed. He was the 1999 Virginia Prep Player of the Year.

Baker made his Major League debut in 2005, as the Opening Day third baseman for the Colorado Rockies, playing a total of 12 games. He had been added to the Rockies lineup as a replacement for injured third baseman Garrett Atkins and on the return of Atkins, Baker was assigned to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Rockies Triple-A affiliate.

Baker was drafted by the Rockies in 2004 after playing college baseball at Clemson University. While at Clemson, Baker set the school record for career home runs with 59 HR, a feat he accomplished in three years. He was a three-time Baseball America All-American and a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award in 2002 (the award was won by Clemson teammate Khalil Greene).

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