Molina's Hit Guides Cardinals Past Cubs, MLB Roundup


Published on May 5 2014 1:21 am
Last Updated on May 5 2014 1:21 am
Written by Millie Lange

Molina's Knock Sends Cardinals Past Cubs

(Chicago, IL) -- Yadier Molina smacked a two-run single in the top of the ninth to lift the Cardinals in a 5-4 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mark Ellis went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Matt Adams was 2-for-4 and knocked one in for St. Louis, which had lost four out of five. Lance Lynn pitched six innings of two-run ball while Kevin Siegrist got the win and Trevor Rosenthal earned his eighth save despite allowing a run in the ninth. Jason Hammel pitched six innings of three-run ball and added a two-run single at the plate for Chicago. Hector Rondon was charged with the loss as the Cubs saw a three-game win streak end.

White Sox Sink Indians

(Cleveland, OH) -- Dayan Viciedo lifted a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to give the White Sox a 4-3 win over the Indians at Progressive Field. Jose Abreu hit his 12th home run of the season in the first inning. Daniel Webb improved to 2-0 out of the bullpen for Chicago, which snapped a four-game slide. Matt Lindstrom notched save number four. Corey Kluber struck out 13 over eight innings of one-run, three-hit ball, but John Axford allowed the three runs in the ninth to take the loss. George Kottaras smacked two home runs for Cleveland, which had won the first two of this three-game series.

White Sox Clash Today

(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs and White Sox renew the Windy City Rivalry tonight at Wrigley Field. The two play today and tomorrow on the North side before shifting to U.S. Cellular Field Wednesday and Thursday. Jeff Samardzija pitches for the Cubs tonight against Jose Quintana. First pitch is at 7:05.

Marlins Clip Dodgers In Rubber Match

(Miami, FL) -- Jeff Baker doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Marlins clipped the Dodgers 5-4 in the rubber match of a weekend series at Marlins Park.  Andre Ethier had tied the game with an RBI-double in the top of the ninth. Giancarlo Stanton homered twice and drove in three, while Christian Yelich also went deep for the Fish, who have won five of their last six. A.J. Ramos was credited with the win after blowing the lead in the ninth. Carl Crawford and Hanley Ramirez also knocked in a run each for LA, which had won three in-a-row coming into the series. Jamey Wright suffered the loss.

Giants Beat Braves

(Atlanta, GA) -- Brandon Crawford hit a pair of homers and knocked in three runs to help the Giants beat the Braves 4-1 from Turner Field. Buster Posey was 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and an RBI for San Francisco, which has won five straight. Madison Bumgarner struck out nine and allowed one unearned run across six innings for the win.  Santiago Casilla picked up the save. Alex Wood gave up two runs and struck out seven in five innings for the loss. Jason Heyward had the only RBI for Atlanta, which has lost six straight.

Phillies Edge Nationals In Pitchers Duel

(Philadelphia, PA) --  Chase Utley's RBI single in the first turned out to be enough runs for Phillies starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez as Philadelphia took out the Nationals 1-0 at Citizens Bank Park. Hernandez improved to 2-1 with seven-and-a-third innings of work, scattering four hits and blanking the Nationals. Jonathan Papelbon locked up his ninth save of the season as four Philly pitchers held the Nationals to five hits. Utley finished 1-for-4 in the win and Jimmy Rollins tripled on his only hit of the game. Gio Gonzalez took the loss for the Nats, giving up one run in seven-and-a-third innings with seven strikeouts. Denard Span collected two hits in the loss while Jayson Werth, Ian Desmond and Sandy Leon provided the other base knocks.

Mets Avoid Four-Game Sweep In Colorado

(Denver, CO) -- Dillon Gee fired six shutout innings as the Mets beat the Rockies 5-1 at Coors Field. Gee struck out five while giving up six hits and a walk as he improved his mark to 3-and-1. Daniel Murphy, David Wright and Chris Young all drove in a run and scored a run for New York, which avoided a four-game sweep. Juan Lagares added three hits and scored twice in the victory. Justin Morneau homered in the ninth for the Rockies, who lost for just the second time in eight games. Jhoulys Chacin gave up four runs in five frames to suffer the loss in his season debut.

Reds Walk-Off Brewers In Extras

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Todd Frazier hit a two-out double to score Chris Heisey in the bottom of the tenth as the Reds clipped the Brewers 4-3 at Great American Ball Park.  Frazier finished with two RBI and Brandon Phillips connected for a solo shot as part of his two hit performance. Sam LeCure picked up the win in relief for his inning of work and starting pitcher Alfredo Simon tossed seven innings, giving up three runs on five hits for a no-decision. Tyler Thornburg took the loss for Milwaukee, giving up one run in two-thirds innings of work. Starter Kyle Lohse took a no-decision after 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball. Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis went deep in the loss.

Padres Down D'backs To Avoid Sweep

(San Diego, CA) -- Yonder Alonzo plated the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Padres defeated the Diamondbacks 4-3 to avoid a three-game sweep at Petco Park. Rene Rivera went 2-for-4 with a two-run double, while Chris Denorfia drove in the other run for the Friars, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Huston Street picked up the win. Paul Goldschmidt homered and Tuffy Gosewisch had a two-run single for Arizona, which had won its previous three. Oliver Perez suffered his first loss.

Rays Take Rubber Match With Yankees

(Bronx, NY) -- Wil Myers hit a three-run, inside-the-park home run and drove in four runs total as the Rays topped the Yankees 5-1 in the rubber match of a weekend series in the Bronx. Evan Longoria doubled in a run and scored once for Tampa, which finished 5-and-5 on its 10-game road trip. Erik Bedard gave up just one run on six hits over six innings as he improved to 1-and-1 with his first win as a starter since last June. Yangervis Solarte plated the lone run for the Yankees, who have lost four-of-five. CC Sabathia was tagged for five runs and 10 hits in three-and-two-thirds frames as he fell to 3-4.

Athletics Nip Red Sox

(Boston, MA) -- Yoenis Cespedes knocked in the winning run in the top of the 10th inning to lift the Athletics to a 3-2 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Cespedes also doubled in a run in the sixth for Oakland, which avoided the three-game sweep. Sonny Gray allowed two runs in six innings for a no decision. Jim Johnson improved to 3-2 out of the bullpen.  Chris Capuano took the loss in relief of John Lackey, who gave up two runs in six frames. A.J. Pierzynski hit a solo homer for Boston, which has lost three of five.

Twins Top Orioles

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Kurt Suzuki was 3-for-3 with three RBI to guide the Twins to a 5-2 win over the Orioles from Target Field. Trevor Plouffe knocked in two runs for Minnesota, which won the final two games of this three-game series. Phil Hughes allowed two runs in six-and-a-third innings for the win. Glen Perkins locked up his seventh save. Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer for Baltimore. Miguel Gonzalez allowed three runs in four-and-two-thirds innings.

Tigers Roll Royals

(Kansas City, MO) -- Torii Hunter knocked in three runs to help the Tigers top the Royals 9-4 from Kansas City. Nick Castellanos and Alex Avila each hit a homer for Detroit, which has won five straight.  Justin Verlander carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He ended up striking out seven in seven innings of three-run ball for the win. Norichika Aoki knocked in two runs and walked three times for Kansas City, which has lost four in-a-row. Jarrod Dyson also drove in two runs in defeat. Jason Vargas allowed seven runs in five innings for the loss.

Mariners Nip Astros

(Houston, TX) -- Willie Bloomquist and Robinson Cano each drove in two runs to help the Mariners beat the Astros 8-7 from Minute Maid Park. John Buck was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI for Seattle, which has won five of six. Brandon Maurer allowed four runs in five innings for the win. Danny Farquhar notched his first save. Collin McHugh gave up six runs in four frames for the loss.  Marc Krauss and Chris Carter both had two RBI for Houston, which has lost four of five. Alex Presley and Jonathan Villar each hit a homer in defeat.

Rangers Offense Explodes In Route Of Angels

(Anaheim, CA) -- Texas plated 14 runs on 14 hits to take the rubber match of the series against the Angels with a score of 14-3 in Anaheim. Adrian Beltre and Prince Fielder combined for six hits and three RBI in the victory while Alex Rios and Michael Choice drove in seven runs combined. Yu Darvish moves to 2-1 with the win after six-and-a-third innings of work, giving up three runs with nine punchouts. Tyler Skaggs takes his first loss of the season after being rocked for six runs in 2 2/3. Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar went deep in the loss while C.J. Cron collected two hits in his second game in the bigs.

Blue Jays Avoid Sweep In Pittsburgh

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Colby Rasmus went 3-for-4 with a grand slam as the Blue Jays beat the Pirates 7-2 to avoid a three-game sweep at PNC Park. Melky Cabrera finished 3-for-5 with a two-run homer for Toronto, which won for just the third time in 11 games. Dustin McGowan tossed seven innings of one-run ball as he improved to 2-1 with the victory. Neil Walker and Andrew McCutchen plated a run each for the Bucs, who have lost four-of-six. Edinson Volquez allowed six runs in five frames as he slipped to 1-3.

Sunday, May 4 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Miami Marlins 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 4

San Francisco Giants 4, Atlanta Braves 1

Philadelphia Phillies 1, Washington Nationals 0

New York Mets 5, Colorado Rockies 1

Cincinnati Reds 4, Milwaukee Brewers 3 (10 inn)

San Diego Padres 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3

St. Louis Cardinals 5, Chicago Cubs 4


MLB American League

Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland Indians 3

Tampa Bay Rays 5, New York Yankees 1

Oakland Athletics 3, Boston Red Sox 2 (10 inn)

Minnesota Twins 5, Baltimore Orioles 2

Detroit Tigers 9, Kansas City Royals 4

Seattle Mariners 8, Houston Astros 7

Texas Rangers 14, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3


MLB Interleague

Toronto Blue Jays 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 2

Monday, May 5 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

6:05 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals

6:05 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates

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

6:10 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves

7:10 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers


MLB American League

6:05 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians

6:08 p.m. - Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers

9:05 p.m. - New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

9:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics


MLB Interleague

6:05 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies

7:05 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs

7:40 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Colorado Rockies

9:10 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at San Diego Padres