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Cubs falter against Red Sox

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  • Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro can't make the play on a single by Nick Punto during Sunday's ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox.

      Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro can't make the play on a single by Nick Punto during Sunday's ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox.
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David Ortiz homered and Ryan Kalish had a tiebreaking RBI single to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Cubs on Sunday night at Wrigley Field.

Kalish, recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before the game also scored on Daniel Nanva's squeeze bunt to cap Boston's three-run seventh inning that gave the Red Sox a 6-3 lead.

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Matt Albers (2-0) pitched one inning to pick up the win.

The Cubs loaded the bases against Alfredo Aceves in the ninth, but after David DeJesus hit a sacrifice fly to center, Reed Johnson struck out and Darwin Barney hit a popup to third baseman Nick Punto to end the game

Shawn Camp (2-4) gave up hits to both batters he faced -- a double to Darnell McDonald and single to Jarrod Saltalamacchia -- to start the seventh.

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