Cubs Finally Down White Sox, MLB Roundup


Published on May 9 2014 1:16 am
Last Updated on May 9 2014 1:16 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cubs Crush White Sox

(Chicago, IL) -- Mike Olt hit a grand slam to help the Cubs pull away and beat the White Sox 12-5 from U.S. Cellular Field. Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro also went deep for Chicago, which snapped a four-game slide. Welington Castillo added two RBI in the win. Brian Schlitter picked up the win in relief. Scott Carroll allowed six runs in four-plus innings for the loss. Tyler Flowers knocked in two runs for Chicago, which had won four in-a-row, including three straight over the Cubs.

Cubs At Braves

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Chicago Cubs are off to play the Atlanta Braves for three games at Turner Field. Jason Hammel toes the rubber in Game One tonight against Julio Teheran of Atlanta. The Cubs snapped a four-game slide last night against the White Sox.


Sox Meet D-backs

(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago White Sox welcome in the Arizona Diamondbacks to U.S. Cellular Field tonight to start a three-game series. Andre Rienzo takes the hill for the Sox while the D-backs counter with Brandon McCarthy. Chicago had won four in-a-row, including three straight over the Cubs.

Cardinals At Pirates

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- The St. Louis Cardinals are back in action tonight to start a three-game series at the Pittsburgh Penguins. Michael Wacha toes the rubber for Game One against Francisco Liriano. The Cards have won three of four overall to get to 18-17. The Pirates have won two in-a-row and are 14-20.

Giants Edge Dodgers In 10

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Giants got two runs in the 10th inning to clinch a 3-1 win over the division rival Dodgers in Los Angeles. Hector Sanchez and Brandon Belt each drove in a run in the extra frame to give San Fran a two-run lead.  Brandon Hicks hit a solo homer in the seventh for the Giants, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Starter Ryan Vogelsong gave up one-run in seven-and-a-third for the no decision. Santiago Casilla got his first win of the season while Sergio Romo picked up his 11th save.  J.P. Howell took the loss after surrendering the go-ahead run in a third of an inning. Drew Butera drove in the lone L.A. run off a sac-fly. The Dodgers have lost four of their last five.

Marlins Sink Padres In 11

(San Diego, CA) -- Giancarlo Stanton launched a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning to lift the Marlins to a 3-1 win over the Padres in the first of four at Petco Park. The victory moved Miami into first place in the NL East at 20-15, a half-game ahead of the Nationals. Reliever A.J. Ramos picked up the win and Steve Cishek grabbed his seventh save. San Diego starter Ian Kennedy wasn't apart of the decision, but K'd 12 over seven innings and allowed one run. Dale Thayer took the loss. Kennedy also supplied the only offense with a homer. The Padres are 15-21.

Cabrera, Brantley Help Indians Top Twins

(Cleveland, OH) -- Asdrubal Cabrera went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and three RBI to lead the Indians to a 9-4 win over the Twins at Progressive Field.  Michael Brantley added three hits, including a home run, and also knocked in three for Cleveland, which took the final three games in the four-game series.  Justin Masterson allowed four runs in 6 1/3 innings for his second win. Kevin Correia surrendered four runs in just four innings to fall to 1-4 with the loss. Chris Colabello had a two-run single and Danny Santana doubled home a run for Minnesota, which has lost seven of its last 10 games.

Astros Power Past Tigers To Avoid Sweep

(Detroit, MI) -- George Springer, Carlos Corporan and Matt Dominguez all homered to power the Astros to a 6-2 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park. Springer hit a solo shot in the fifth, Corporan a solo shot in the seventh and Dominguez a two-run blast in the ninth as Houston avoided a four-game sweep. Dallas Keuchel pitched seven-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball for his third win. Drew Smyly allowed three runs in five-and-a-third innings to fall to 2-2. Victor Martinez went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and Nick Castellanos had an RBI double for Detroit.

Orioles Sneak By Rays

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Steve Pearce was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to help Orioles get past the Rays, 3-1, to sweep the three-game set from Tropicana Field. Jonathan Schoop drove in the other run, while Ubaldo Jimenez grabbed his second win. Jimenez allowed one-run on seven hits in five-and-one-third innings. Baltimore is 18-14. Tampa Bay was 1-of-12 with runners in scoring position. Evan Longoria knocked in the Rays only run, while Desmond Jennings had a hit and stole two bases. The Rays dropped to 15-20.

Mariners Blank Royals

(Seattle, WA) -- Hisashi Iwakuma outdueled Danny Duffy as the Mariners blanked the Royals 1-0 in the opener of a four-game series at Safeco Field. Iwakuma struck out seven over eight innings of four-hit, scoreless ball as he improved to 2-and-0. Fernando Rodney closed it out for his 10th save. Corey Hart singled in the lone run in the third inning for the M's, who have won six of their last seven. Duffy gave up just the one run on two hits and three walks over six frames as he slipped to 1-3. Eric Hosmer had two of the four hits for KC, which had won its previous two.

Blue Jays Double Up Phillies

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Edwin Encarnacion hit two of the Blue Jays five home runs as they beat down the Phillies, 12-6, to sweep a four-game home-and-home series at the Rogers Centre. Colby Rasmus, Adam Lind and Juan Francisco also left the yard. R.A. Dickey evened up his record at three, striking out eight and allowing three runs over six-and-one-third innings. Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer in the loss. Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley each collected two hits and a run knocked in. A.J. Burnett took the loss, allowing seven runs in six innings.

Rangers Blank Rockies To Avoid Sweep

(Arlington, TX) -- Matt Harrison and four relievers combined on a five-hit shutout as the Rangers blanked the Rockies 5-0 at Globe Life Park. Harrison gave up just three hits and four walks over five-and-a-third frames for his first win.  Prince Fielder homered and Leonys Martin plated a run and scored for the Rangers, who avoided a sweep in the four-game home-and-home series. Nolan Arenado singled in the third inning to extend his hitting streak to a franchise-record 28 games, breaking the mark set by Michael Cuddyer last year. Franklin Morales yielded five runs, four earned, in six innings of work as he fell to 3-2. The Rockies had outscored the Rangers 29-5 in the first three games.

Yankees To Retire Joe Torre's Uniform Number

The New York Yankees will retire the uniform number of former manager Joe Torre, who will enter the Hall of Fame this summer. Torre's No. 6 will become the 17th number retired by the Yankees  during a ceremony on Aug. 23. He was elected to the Hall of Fame, mainly on the strength of his 12 years as Yankees manager. During Torre's tenure from 1996 through 2007, the Yankees reached the playoffs each year and earned four World Series titles with two other American League pennants. He compiled a record of 1,173-767, his win total trailing only Joe McCarthy's team record 1,460  over 16 seasons. The Yankees also announced that Hall of Fame pitcher Rich "Goose" Gossage, first baseman Tino Martinez and outfielder Paul O'Neill will be honored with plaques in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium this year, while outfielder Bernie Williams will be honored in 2015.

Thursday, May 8 Scoreboard

MLB National League

San Francisco Giants 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (10 inn)

Miami Marlins 3, San Diego Padres 1 (11 inn)


MLB American League

Cleveland Indians 9, Minnesota Twins 4

Houston Astros 6, Detroit Tigers 2

Baltimore Orioles 3, Tampa Bay Rays 1

Seattle Mariners 1, Kansas City Royals 0


MLB Interleague

Toronto Blue Jays 12, Philadelphia Phillies 6

Texas Rangers 5, Colorado Rockies 0

Chicago Cubs 12, Chicago White Sox 5

Friday, May 9 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

6:05 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates

6:10 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

6:10 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds

6:35 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves

9:10 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers

9:10 p.m. - Miami Marlins at San Diego Padres


MLB American League

6:05 p.m. - Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles

6:07 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Toronto Blue Jays

6:08 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers

6:10 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays

7:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers

9:10 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners


MLB Interleague

7:10 p.m. - New York Yankees at Milwaukee Brewers

7:10 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago White Sox

9:05 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Oakland Athletics