Cubs Double Up Giants, Yankees Hand Cardinals Loss


Published on May 27 2014 1:18 am
Last Updated on May 27 2014 1:18 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cubs Double Up Giants For Samardzija's First Win

(San Francisco, CA) -- Jeff Samardzija finally notched his first win of the season as the Cubs downed the Giants 8-4 at AT&T Park. Samardzija went seven innings and struck out ten while allowing four runs, three earned. He also knocked in a run with a double while improving to 1-4. Nate Schierholtz went 2-for-4 with a solo homer while Darwin Barney knocked in two as Chicago won its third in five games. Yusmeiro Petit allowed four runs over five frames to fall to 4-2 for San Francisco. Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI as the Giants saw a four-game win streak end.

The Cubs have activated outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the 15-day disabled list.  He had been out with a strained left hamstring since late April.  He batted .229 in 14 games before the DL stint.  To make room on the roster, the Cubs optioned outfielder Ryan Kalish to Triple-A Iowa.

The Cubs and Giants continue their three-game series in San Francisco tonight.  Chicago sends Jake Arrieta to the mound for his fifth start of the year.  The Giants counter with Tim Hudson, who is 4-and-2 with a 2.13 ERA.  First pitch from AT&T Park is set for 9:15.

Yankees Hand Cardinals 6-4 Loss

(St. Louis, MO) -- A three-run 12th inning lifted the Yankees to a 6-4 win over the Cardinals in the first of three from Busch Stadium. Brian Roberts and Brendan Ryan each had RBI singles and Alfonso Soriano knocked in a run with sac fly in the decisive frame. Reliever Alfredo Aceves grabbed the win and David Robertson locked down his 11th save despite allowing a run. New York has won three in-a-row to move to 27-23. Four different St. Louis players drove in a run in the defeat. Kolten Wong and Matt Adams each had two hits. Reliever Randy Choate fell to 0-2. The Cards sit at 28-23 after having a two-game winning streak snapped.

The Cardinals presented a gift to retiring Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter prior to yesterday's game.  The Cards gave Jeter a pair of Stan Musial cuff links and donated 10-thousand dollars to his "Turn 2 Foundation."  Jeter is playing in his 20th and final season.

The Cardinals and Yankees resume their three-game series tonight at Busch Stadium.  St. Louis sends Lance Lynn and his 5-and-2 record to the bump.  New York counters with David Phelps, who is 1-and-1 with a 3.18 ERA.  First pitch is set for 7:15.

White Sox Cruise Past Tribe

(Chicago, IL) -- Dayan Viciedo ripped a three-run homer to help the White Sox in a 6-2 win over the Indians at U.S. Cellular Field. Conor Gillaspie went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs for Chicago, which had dropped three of five. Jose Quintana pitched six innings of two-run ball to improve to 3-and-4 while Scott Downs recorded his first save.  Michael Brantley and Ryan Rayburn each had two hits and an RBI for Cleveland. Josh Tomlin fell to 3-2 after pitching five-plus innings and allowing five runs, two earned. The Indians have lost three of four.

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is getting healthier.  The rookie was cleared to remove his walking boot yesterday and resume some baseball activities.  He took ground balls and hit off a tee.  Abreu has been on the disabled list with an ankle injury.

The White Sox and Indians resume their three-game series at The Cell this evening.  Left-hander Chris Sale puts his 4-and-0 record on the line for the Sox.  Cleveland counters with Justin Masterson, who is 2-and-3 with a 5.32 ERA this year.  First pitch is set for 7:10.

Pirates Score Three In Ninth To Sink Mets

(Flushing, NY) -- Gaby Sanchez's RBI single scored two runs to spark a three-run ninth inning as Pittsburgh rallied past the Mets with a 5-3 Memorial Day victory from Citi Field. Sanchez went 2-for-2 and connected for his fifth home run, while pinch hitting for first baseman Ike Davis in the eighth inning.  Bucs reliever Tony Watson improved to 5-and-0 on the season. Mark Melancon shut the door for his 10th save, as Pittsburgh has won five of its last six games. Jose Valverde gave up four runs on four hits in the ninth for his first loss of the season. He was released following the game while hitting coach Dave Hudgens was also fired. Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 and swatted his sixth homer of the season as the Mets have now lost three of their last four games.

Stanton Homers Marlins Past Nationals

(Washington, DC) -- Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer to power the Marlins in a 3-2 win over the Nationals in DC. Casey McGehee finished 2-for-4 with an RBI single for Miami, which has won four out of six. Nate Eovaldi pitched 6 1/3 innings of two-run ball to improve to 4-2 while Steve Cishek notched his 11th save. Tanner Roark allowed three runs over seven innings to fall to 3-3 for Washington. Adam LaRoche hit a two-run jack for the Nats, who have dropped five of their last six.

Phillies Roll Past Rockies

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Ryan Howard went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and five RBI as the Phillies pounded the Rockies 9-0 at Citizens Bank Park.  John Mayberry Jr. added a two-run shot while Chase Utley was 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs. Kyle Kendrick improved to 1-5 after tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings for Philadelphia, which had lost four of five. Jhoulys Chacin allowed four runs in five innings to fall to 0-4 for Colorado. Troy Tulowitzki and Charlie Blackmon each went 2-for-4 as the Rockies dropped their fourth in five games.

Ryu Flirts With Perfect Game As Dodgers Edge Reds

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Hyun-Jin Ryu took a perfect game into the eighth inning as the Dodgers held on to defeat the Reds 4-3 in the first of three at Chavez Ravine. Todd Frazier doubled to lead off the eighth and break up the perfect game bid. Ryu ended up allowing three runs on three hits in seven-and-a-third frames as he improved to 5-2. He also plated a run and scored in the victory. Kenley Jansen closed it out for his 15th save. Carl Crawford hit a two-run double for the Dodgers, who have won five of their last seven. Billy Hamilton had a two-run double in the eighth for Cincinnati, which has lost three in-a-row. Johnny Cueto permitted four runs, just one earned, in 6 1/3 innings as he dipped to 4-4.

Rangers Send Twins To Fourth Straight Loss

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Elvis Andrus broke a 2-all tie with a two-run double in the fifth inning as the Texas Rangers didn't look back en route to a 7-2 win over the Minnesota Twins from Target Field. Andrus went 3-for-5, while Chris Gimenez and Alex Rios each had two hits apiece. Nick Tepesch won his second straight start to improve to 2-0. Texas has now won five of its last six games. Kevin Correia fell to 2-6 after giving up four runs in seven innings. Kurt Suzuki, Aaron Hicks and Eduardo Escobar all collected two hits each in the loss. The Twins have lost four straight.

A's Use Five Homers To Rout Tigers

(Oakland, CA) -- Derek Norris capped a five-homer day for the A's with a grand slam as Oakland routed the Detroit Tigers 10-0 from Coliseum. Kyle Blanks homered in his home debut, while Brandon Moss and Josh Donaldson each connected for their 12th home run of the season. Yoenis Cespedes also went deep for the A's. Tommy Milone had a strong start for his third win, as he allowed just four hits in six and-two-thirds scoreless innings. The win snapped Oakland's season-worst, four-game losing streak. Tigers starter Drew Smyly surrendered four of the five homers in game, and falls to 2-3 on the season. Victor Martinez had two of the team's five hits on the day.

Mariners Down Angels Behind Young

(Seattle, WA) -- Chris Young took a no-hitter into the sixth as the Mariners dropped the Angels 5-1 at Safeco Field. Young tossed six-and-a-third innings of one-run ball to improve to 4-and-2 while Robinson Cano went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Michael Saunders finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs as Seattle won its third in five games. Tyler Skaggs fell to 4-2 after pitching seven innings and allowing five runs, two earned. Albert Pujols hit his 14th homer of the season as Los Angeles lost for the second time in three games.

Blue Jays Blast Rays

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Dioner Navarro, Steve Tolleson and Edwin Encarnacion all homered as the Blue Jays blasted the Rays 10-5 in the opener of a three-game series at Rogers Centre. Melky Cabrera went 3-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored for the Jays, who have won seven straight and 10 of their last 11 overall. Drew Hutchison allowed five runs in five innings for the win as he improved to 4-3. Desmond Jennings hit a two-run homer, while David DeJesus and James Loney both added solo shots for Tampa, which had its four-game winning streak snapped. Erik Bedard was rocked for eight runs, seven earned, in four frames as he fell to 2-3.

Astros Club Royals

(Kansas City, MO) -- George Springer was 4-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and five runs scored as the Astros crushed the Royals, 9-2, in the opener of a three-game set at Kauffman Stadium. It was Springer's eighth homer of the season. Scott Feldman improved to 3-and-2 dealing six innings of two-run ball.  Houston has won three in-a-row. Lorenzo Cain compiled four hits and drove in a run in the defeat. Cain also stole a base. Kansas City was 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Yordano Ventura took the loss, allowing five runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 thirds innings. Ventura left the game with elbow discomfort. The Royals has lost three of four.

Ortiz Helps Red Sox End Slide Against Braves

(Atlanta, GA) -- David Ortiz hit a three-run homer and drove in four to help the Red Sox end a 10-game losing streak with an 8-6 win over the Braves at Turner Field. Brock Holt finished 2-for-5 with two runs after Clay Buchholz gave up six runs in three-plus innings. Edward Mujica earned the win while Koji Uehara notched his 10th save. Ian Thomas took the loss for Atlanta while Justin Upton drove in three. The Braves held a 6-1 lead but Ortiz's homer tied the game before a one-hour-26-minute rain delay. Atlanta had won three out of four.

Orioles Rally Past Brewers In Extras

(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Orioles rallied for two in the ninth before Nick Hundley ripped an RBI single in the tenth for a 7-6 win over the Brewers at Miller Park. Jonathan Schoop finished 3-for-5 with two solo homers while Adam Jones had a two-run triple for Baltimore. Chris Tillman was tagged for six runs in five-and-two-thirds innings but Darren O'Day notched the win and Zach Britton recorded his third save. The O's have won three out of four. Khris Davis and Lyle Overbay hit back-to-back solo homers for Milwaukee in the sixth while Jean Segura knocked in two. Davis finished 4-for-4 while Francisco Rodriguez blew his second save. Rob Wooten took the loss for the Brew Crew, which has lost seven of ten.

Monday, May 26 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Pittsburgh Pirates 5, New York Mets 3

Miami Marlins 3, Washington Nationals 2

Chicago Cubs 8, San Francisco Giants 4

Philadelphia Phillies 9, Colorado Rockies 0

Los Angeles Dodgers 4, Cincinnati Reds 3

Arizona Diamondbacks 7, San Diego Padres 5


MLB American League

Chicago White Sox 6, Cleveland Indians 2

Texas Rangers 7, Minnesota Twins 2

Oakland Athletics 10, Detroit Tigers 0

Seattle Mariners 5, LA Angels of Anaheim 1

Toronto Blue Jays 10, Tampa Bay Rays 5

Houston Astros 9, Kansas City Royals 2


MLB Interleague

Boston Red Sox 8, Atlanta Braves 6

Baltimore Orioles 7, Milwaukee Brewers 6 (10 inn)

New York Yankees 6, St. Louis Cardinals 4 (12 inn)

Tuesday, May 27 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

6:05 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies

6:05 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals

6:10 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at New York Mets

8:40 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks

9:10 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers

9:15 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at San Francisco Giants


MLB American League

6:07 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays

7:10 p.m. - Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals

7:10 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

7:10 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins

9:05 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics

9:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Seattle Mariners


MLB Interleague

6:10 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Atlanta Braves

7:10 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Milwaukee Brewers

7:15 p.m. - New York Yankees at St. Louis Cardinals