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CHICAGO (AP) - Jordan Montgomery matched his season high with seven solid innings and closer Aroldis Chapman shut down a ninth-inning rally just in time, lifting the New York Yankees over the Chicago White Sox 6-5. New York led 6-1 entering the ninth, but Yankees reliever Chasen Shreve gave up a three-run homer to Tim Anderson and Chapman allowed an RBI double to Jose Abreu.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wade Davis struck out big league batting leader Ryan Zimmerman with runners on second and third to blunt Washington's ninth-inning rally, and the Chicago Cubs held off the Nationals 5-4. In jeopardy of being shut out for the first time this season, the NL East-leading Nationals scored four times in the ninth.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Slumping slugger Kyle Schwarber says that he's not surprised the Cubs demoted him, saying that "the numbers speak for themselves." Schwarber's October return following a knee injury helped fuel Chicago's first World Series championship in 108 years, but he was sent down to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday after hitting .171 in 64 major league games.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Colorado Rockies have traded for another left-hander, getting Zac Rosscup from the Chicago Cubs for righy Matt Carasiti. The Rockies made the deal on the same day they put lefty starter Tyler Anderson on the disabled list.

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