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Cubs avoid sweep with 3-2 victory over Rays

CHICAGO (AP) - Anthony Rizzo hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

     The last-place Cubs struck out 17 times, running their total to 44 for the weekend series, but Rizzo and touted rookie Javier Baez had two hits apiece to key a 13-hit attack. Carlos Villanueva pitched a scoreless inning to earn the victory.

     Baez struck out in the 12th, but reached on a wild pitch that moved Ryan Sweeney to third. Baez moved to second on another wild pitch by Cesar Ramos before Rizzo lined a single to right-center field.

     The Rays lost for only the fifth time in their last 23 road games.

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