D'backs Split With Cubs, Mets Beat Cardinals


Published on April 25 2014 6:09 am
Last Updated on April 25 2014 6:09 am
Written by Millie Lange

Bolsinger, D'backs Earn Split With Cubs

(Chicago, IL) -- Mike Bolsinger threw into the seventh inning to notch his first career win as the Diamondbacks beat the Cubs 5-2 at Wrigley Field.  Bolsinger struck out seven and gave up just an unearned run in six-and-two-thirds innings. He also drove in a run for his first career RBI. Addison Reed notched his fifth save out of the pen. Miguel Montero had two hits and two RBI for the Snakes, who earned a split of the four-game series  Former D'backs pitcher Edwin Jackson took the loss to fall to 1-2. He gave up three runs on five hits in seven innings of work. Anthony Rizzo hit a solo homer for Chicago.

Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano is going to miss close to a month with a hamstring injury. Chicago has placed him on the 15-day disabled list, but he is expected to miss at least three-to-four weeks. MLB.com says Ruggiano has a Grade Two strain and that he heard a "pop" while chasing a fly ball in the Cubs' 7-5 loss to Arizona on Wednesday. He is hitting .229 with one home run in 14 games this season.

Mets Ride Colon To Win Over Cardinals

(Flushing, NY) -- Bartolo Colon pitched seven innings of one-run ball to outduel Lance Lynn as the Mets topped the Cardinals 4-1 at Citi Field. Colon struck out eight while allowing just four hits and no walks for his second win of the season. Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched the ninth for his first career save.  Chris Young homered and Daniel Murphy had an RBI double and run-scoring single for New York, which took three-of-four in the series. Lynn fanned nine in six and a third innings, but gave up three runs to fall to 4-1 with the loss. Tony Cruz had an RBI double for St. Louis in defeat.

Scherzer, Cabrera Guide Tigers Over White Sox

(Detroit, MI) -- Max Scherzer struck out 10 and Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs as the Tigers beat the White Sox 7-4 at Comerica Park. Cabrera went 2-for-4 and Rajai Davis had three hits, including his second home run of the season.  Scherzer earned his second win of the year by holding the Sox to two runs in six innings. Joe Nathan posted his fourth save as Detroit earned a split of the four-game series. Jose Quintana took the loss after allowing three runs in six innings. Adam Dunn swatted his fifth homer and Dayan Viciedo collected three hits for Chicago.

Ludwick Pushes Reds Past Pirates

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Ryan Ludwick delivered a two-run double in the sixth inning to propel the Reds to a 2-1 win over the Pirates at PNC Park. Tony Cingrani struck out seven while allowing just six hits and one run over six innings to even his record at 2-2. Three relievers followed, with Jonathan Broxton notching his fourth save as Cincinnati took three-of-four in the series. Brandon Cumpton gave up just two runs in seven frames, but took the tough-luck loss in his first decision of the season. Pedro Alvarez singled in the lone run for Pittsburgh in the first inning. The Bucs are just 3-11 in their last 14 games.

Phils Down Dodgers In Ninth

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Carlos Ruiz drilled a go-ahead two-run double in the top of the ninth inning as the Phillies defeated the Dodgers 7-3 at Chavez Ravine. Ruiz ended 3-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored, while Marlon Byrd went 3-for-5 with four RBI for the Phils, who took three-of-four in the series. Mike Adams picked up his first win in relief. Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer and Adrian Gonzalez added a solo shot for the Dodgers, who fell to 13-10. Brian Wilson suffered his second loss.

Kluber Deals Indians Past Royals

(Cleveland, OH) -- Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 11 while firing a complete game, four-hitter as the Indians handled the Royals 5-1 at Progressive Field. Kluber allowed just an unearned run to even his record at 2-2. Asdrubal Cabrera and David Murphy each drove in two runs apiece for Cleveland, which took three-of-four in the series and has won four-of-five overall to get back to .500 at 11-11. Bruce Chen surrendered all five runs in less than five innings to fall to 1-2 with the loss. Jared Dyson went 2-for-3 and stole a base for KC, which has lost four-of-five to fall to 10-11.

Twins Power Past Rays

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning as the Twins slugged their way past the Rays 9-7 at Tropicana Field. Kurt Suzuki and Sam Fuld each had three hits and drove in a combined five runs. Ricky Nolasco picked up the win, despite giving up 10 hits and six runs in six-plus innings. Glenn Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save. Rays starter Erik Bedard was knocked out after four frames, allowing four runs on five hits and five walks to take the loss. David DeJesus cracked his first home run for the Rays, who collected 13 hits in a losing effort.

O's Beat Blue Jays In Rubber Match

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Chris Davis' go-ahead two-run single ignited a five-run seventh inning as the Orioles beat the Blue Jays 11-4 at Rogers Centre. Adam Jones drove in three runs, including a two-run single during a four-run eighth for the O's. Davis also knocked in three runs, while Jonathan Schoop homered and scored twice for Baltimore, which took two-of-three in the series. Bud Norris tossed six innings of three-run ball for his first win of the season.  Colby Rasmus hit a two-run homer and Dioner Navarro added a solo shot for the Jays, who have lost three-of-four. Brett Cecil suffered the loss.

Yankees Pound Red Sox

(Boston, MA) -- Yangervis Solarte drove in four runs and Mark Teixeira hit his first homer of the year in the Yankees' 14-5 rout of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-6 with three RBI and a run scored, while Derek Jeter had two hits and two RBI for New York, which took two-of-three in the series. Brett Gardner and Brian Roberts scored four runs apiece in the victory. CC Sabathia struck out eight over six innings of two-run ball as he improved to 3-2. Jonny Gomes drove in a pair of runs and Dustin Pedroia scored twice for the Sox, who have lost three-of-four. Felix Doubront yielded seven runs, three earned, in less than three frames as he fell to 1-3. Boston committed five errors.

A's Rock Astros

(Houston, TX) -- Josh Donaldson hit two home runs and drove in four to help the Athletics crush Astros, 10-1, in the first of four from Minute Maid Park.  Scott Kazmir improved to 3-0, dealing six innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts. Albert Callaspo also hit a home run and had two RBI for Oakland, which snapped a three-game losing streak.  Houston's only run came on a Chris Carter walk with the bases loaded. Brett Oberholtzer took his fourth loss of the season, giving up six runs and not making it out of the fourth inning. The Astros have followed up winning two in-a-row by losing two straight.

Thursday, April 24 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Cincinnati Reds 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1

New York Mets 4, St. Louis Cardinals 1

Arizona Diamondbacks 5, Chicago Cubs 2

San Diego Padres 4, Washington Nationals 3 (12 inn)

Philadelphia Phillies 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 3


MLB American League

Cleveland Indians 5, Kansas City Royals 1

Detroit Tigers 7, Chicago White Sox 4

Minnesota Twins 9, Tampa Bay Rays 7

Baltimore Orioles 11, Toronto Blue Jays 4

New York Yankees 14, Boston Red Sox 5

Oakland Athletics 10, Houston Astros 1


MLB Interleague

No Games Scheduled

Friday, April 25 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

6:05 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals

6:10 p.m. - Miami Marlins at New York Mets

6:35 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves

7:10 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers

7:15 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals

8:40 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Arizona Diamondbacks

9:10 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers


MLB American League

6:05 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at New York Yankees

6:05 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles

6:07 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays

7:10 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins

7:10 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros

7:10 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox

9:10 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners


MLB Interleague

9:15 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at San Francisco Giants