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Cubs avoid sweep with 3-2 victory over Rays

Published: Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 10:16 p.m. CDT

CHICAGO – Anthony Rizzo was responsible for two of Chicago’s 17 strikeouts Sunday. He also had the biggest hit of the game for the Cubs.

Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 to avoid a three-game sweep.

Last-place Chicago struck out 44 times in the weekend series, setting a team record for three consecutive games, but Rizzo and touted rookie Javier Baez had two hits apiece to key a 13-hit attack in the finale. Carlos Villanueva (5-6) pitched a scoreless inning to earn the victory.

- Wire report

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