Cardinals, Cubs Postponed, White Sox Lose


Published on May 15 2014 1:14 am
Last Updated on May 15 2014 1:14 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cardinals, Cubs Postponed By Rain

(St. Louis, MO) -- Last night's scheduled game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium was postponed due to rain. It was to have been the third contest of a four-game series. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on August 30. The teams will close out the series today.

The Cardinals have recalled second baseman Kolten Wong from Triple-A Memphis. The club sent fellow infielder Greg Garcia to the Redbirds. Wong was sent down after struggling through the first few weeks of the season. He batted .225 during his stint with St. Louis.

The Cardinals will get a boost this weekend with the return of left-hander Jaime Garcia. He has been out due to shoulder surgery. Garcia is expected to pitch Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. He has made two rehab appearances with Double and Triple-A.  

Abreu Blast Boosts White Sox By A's

(Oakland, CA) -- Jose Abreu belted a three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to lift the White Sox to a 4-2 win over the A's at Coliseum. It was the major league-leading 15th home run of the season for Abreu, who also leads the American League with 41 RBI. Gordon Beckham hit a solo shot in the first for Chicago, which salvaged the finale of the three-game series. Ronald Belisario got the win and Matt Lindstrom his sixth save. Fernando Abad took the loss for Oakland. John Jaso hit a solo homer in the first and Josh Donaldson went deep in the fourth for the A's.

Nationals Score Four In The Ninth To Sink Diamondbacks

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Ian Desmond triggered a four-run ninth inning with a go-ahead two-run single as the Nationals downed the Diamondbacks 5-1 at Chase Field.  Tyler Moore added a two-run single for Washington, which took the rubber match of the three-game series. Jayson Werth connected for his fifth home run of the season to tie the game at one in the seventh. Tyler Clippard picked up his fourth win in relief of Nats starter Doug Fister. D'backs reliever Brad Ziegler took the loss after giving up four runs in the ninth while only getting one out. Aaron Hill went 2-for-4 with a solo homer for the Snakes in defeat.

Giants Power Past Braves

(San Francisco, CA) -- Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford all homered to power the Giants to a 10-4 win over the Braves at AT&T Park. Pence finished 4-for-5 with three RBI and Crawford had three hits and plated three for San Francisco. Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of four-run ball to improve to 5-3 as the Giants took two-of-three in the series. Julio Teheran allowed five runs while failing to get through four innings to fall to 2-3 with the loss. Chris Johnson had two hits and two RBI for Atlanta, which had won four of its previous five games. Tyler Pastornicky added two hits in defeat.

Pirates Beat Brewers With Three-Run Ninth

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Chris Stewart singled in the go-ahead run during a three-run top of the ninth inning as the Pirates beat the Brewers 4-1 in the middle of a three-game set at Miller Park. Starling Marte added a two-run double later in the ninth for Pittsburgh, which snapped a brief two-game skid. Jose Tabata drove in the other run in the victory. Tony Watson picked up the win and Mark Melancon earned his fifth save. Jeff Bianchi plated the lone run in the fifth for the Brewers, who had won their previous three. Francisco Rodriguez suffered his first loss.

Marlins Maul Dodgers

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Jeff Mathis hit a three-run homer to help the Marlins roll the Dodgers, 13-3, from Los Angeles. Ed Lucas and Reed Johnson each had a two-run home run for Miami, which snapped a five-game slide. Anthony DeSclafani struck out seven and allowed two runs over six innings to win his major-league debut. Randy Wolf threw the final three innings to lock up his first-career save. Carl Crawford went deep for Los Angeles, which had won the first two of this three-game series. Paul Maholm gave up five earned runs and 10 total in under four innings for the loss.

Tigers Hold Off Orioles To Complete Sweep

(Baltimore, MD) -- Miguel Cabrera singled in two runs and Rajai Davis homered as the Tigers completed a three-game sweep of the Orioles with a 7-5 win at Camden Yards. Davis also had a sac-fly for Detroit, which led 6-0 before the O's scored five times in the fifth to make it close. Justin Verlander gave up five runs in six innings to improve to 5-2 with the win. Joe Nathan notched his 10th save. Kevin Gausman was tagged for five runs in four frames to take the loss in his season debut. Adam Jones and Chris Davis had RBI singles and Nelson Cruz popped a three-run homer for Baltimore in defeat.

Rays Shut Out Mariners In Rubber Match

(Seattle, WA) -- The Rays capitalized on a pair of bases-loaded walks in the fourth inning to shut out the Mariners 2-0 at Safeco Field. Yunel Escobar and Wil Myers each drew a free pass from Seattle starter Brandon Maurer to force in a run and give Tampa Bay the only offense it would need. Jake Odorizzi struck out seven while allowing just one hit in six innings to improve to 2-3 with the win. Grant Balfour pitched the ninth to notch his seventh save as Tampa took the final two games in the three-game set. Maurer fell to 1-2 with the loss.  Dustin Ackley and James Jones had the lone hits for the M's.

Indians Blast Blue Jays

(Toronto, Ontario) -- David Murphy was 5-for-6 with five RBI as the Indians rolled the Blue Jays 15-4 in Toronto. Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes each hit a home run for Cleveland, which has won six of eight. Lonnie Chisenhall also had five hits in the win. Corey Kluber struck out nine over seven innings of two-run ball for his fourth win. Dustin McGowan allowed four runs in four-plus innings for the loss. Adam Lind was 2-for-4 with two runs scored for Toronto, which has lost four of six.

Red Sox Rock Twins

(Minneapolis, MN) -- David Ortiz left the yard twice to help the Red Sox cruise to a 9-4 win over the Twins at Target Field. Ortiz finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored. Grady Sizemore and A.J. Pierzynski each drove in two, while Felix Doubront improved to 2-3. Doubront tossed six-and-one-third innings of one-run ball for Boston, which got back above .500 at 20-19. Trevor Plouffe was 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in the defeat. Kevin Correia took the loss giving up five runs on nine hits in four innings. Minnesota is 18-and-20 with the rubber match of the three-game set coming Thursday afternoon.

Astros Walk-Off On Rangers

(Houston, TX) -- Matt Dominguez singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Astros walked off the Rangers, 5-4, at Minute Maid Park.  George Springer lifted a two-run homer in the seventh to tie the game at four for Houston, which has won three of four. Dexter Fowler went 3-for-3 with two runs scored in the win. Chad Qualls picked up the victory. Alex Rios hit a solo homer while Prince Fielder knocked in two runs for Texas, which has lost four of five. Nick Martinez took the loss.

Angels Blank Phillies Behind Richards

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Garrett Richards combined with two relievers on a five-hitter as the Angels shut out the Phillies 3-0 at Citizens Bank Park. Richards allowed five hits and struck out eight without a walk over seven innings to improve to 4-and-0.  Joe Smith got the final three outs for his fifth save.  Efren Navarro and Erick Aybar also drove in runs for Los Angeles, which swept the two-game Interleague series. A.J. Burnett gave up seven hits, five walks and three runs in five innings of work to fall to 2-3 for Philadelphia, which is just 6-and-11 at home. Chase Utley had two of the Phillies' five hits in the setback.

Royals Hold Off Rockies

(Kansas City, MO) -- Mike Moustakas delivered a three-run double in the second inning and the Royals held on for a 3-2 win over the Rockies at Kauffman Stadium. Jason Vargas took a shutout into the seventh inning before Drew Stubbs connected for a two-run homer to pull Colorado within one. Vargas stuck out eight over 6 2/3 innings to improve to 4-1. Greg Holland worked out of trouble in the ninth to notch his 10th save as KC swept the two-game Interleague series. Jhoulys Chacin fell to 0-and-2 with the loss. The Rockies have lost five of their last six games.

Yankees Blank Mets

(Flushing, NY) -- Masahiro Tanaka went the distance to guide the Yankees to a 4-0 win over the Mets at Citi Field. Tanaka struck out eight and improved to 6-and-0 after his first shutout in Major League Baseball. Yangervis Solarte and Mark Teixeira each hit a solo home run for New York, which snapped a four-game slide. Rafael Montero struck out three and allowed three runs over six innings to lose his major-league debut  New York had won three in-a-row.

Wednesday, May 14 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Washington Nationals 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 1

San Francisco Giants 10, Atlanta Braves 4

San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds (PPD)

Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Milwaukee Brewers 1

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals (PPD)

Miami Marlins 13, Los Angeles Dodgers 3


MLB American League

Detroit Tigers 7, Baltimore Orioles 5

Chicago White Sox 4, Oakland Athletics 2

Tampa Bay Rays 2, Seattle Mariners 0

Cleveland Indians 15, Toronto Blue Jays 4

Boston Red Sox 9, Minnesota Twins 4

Houston Astros 5, Texas Rangers 4


MLB Interleague

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0

Kansas City Royals 3, Colorado Rockies 2

New York Yankees 4, New York Mets 0

Thursday, May 15 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

11:35 a.m. - San Diego Padres at Cincinnati Reds

12:10 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers

12:45 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals

9:15 p.m. - Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants


MLB American League

12:10 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins

6:07 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays

7:10 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals

9:05 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim


MLB Interleague

6:10 p.m. - New York Yankees at New York Mets