Cardinals Blank Rays, Cubs Bounce Pirates


Published on June 11 2014 2:25 am
Last Updated on June 11 2014 2:25 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cardinals Blank Rays

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Adam Wainwright and three relievers combined to shutout the Rays, 1-0, in the first of two at Tropicana Field. Wainwright went seven innings, allowing seven hits and striking out two, to earn is ninth win. Trevor Rosenthal got four outs to grab his 17th save. Matt Holliday's solo homer in the sixth inning was the only run of the game. St. Louis has won three in-a-row. Jake Odorizzi gave up the long ball to Holiday and took the tough-luck loss. He made it through 7 1/3 innings and struck out five. Tampa Bay was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position, while leaving 11 on base. The Rays have lost 14 of 15 and have been held scoreless in three straight games.

The Cardinals and Rays wrap up their brief two-game series tonight at Tropicana Field. Michael Wacha takes his 4-4 record to the mound for the Cards. Tampa Bay counters with left-hander Erik Bedard, who is 3-4 this year. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10.

Cubs Bounce Pirates

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Anthony Rizzo was 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored in the Cubs 7-3 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park. Junior Lake had two hits, scored two runs and stole a base, while Travis Wood earned his sixth win. Wood allowed three runs across six-and-two-thirds innings.  The two teams have split the first two of the four-game set. Andrew McCutchen stayed hot in the loss hitting his second home run in as many games. McCutchen finished 2-for-4 with two RBI to compile his third straight multi-hit contest. Francisco Liriano suffered the loss and left after completing the third inning with an injury

The Cubs and Pirates continue their four-game series tonight at PNC Park with the third installment. Jason Hammel gets the ball for the Cubbies, sporting a 6-3 record.  Pittsburgh counters with Brandon Cumpton, who is 1-2 this year. First pitch is set for 6:05.

The Cubs cut ties with veteran reliever Jose Veras Tuesday. The 33-year-old was 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in 12 appearances this season. The Cubs will owe him the remaining portion of the $3.85-million on his one-year deal that he signed, including a $150,000 buyout.

White Sox, Tigers Rained Out

(Chicago, IL) -- Last night's game between the White Sox and Tigers was postponed due to rain. No makeup date has been announced. The teams will meet tonight with first pitch scheduled for 7:10. John Danks will take the mound for Chicago, with Andre Rienzo being skipped in the rotation. Detroit counters with ace Justin Verlander.


Phillies Clip Padres, Papelbon Reaches 300 Saves

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Marlon Byrd's three-run homer powered the Phillies to a 5-2 win over the Padres in the opener of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park. Byrd drove in four runs total and Chase Utley had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI. A.J. Burnett improved to 4-5 dealing seven-and-one-third innings of three hit, two-run ball. Jonathan Papelbon nailed down his 300th career save of his career.  Philadelphia had lost seven of its previous eight games. Will Venable and Yonder Alonso each had an RBI in the defeat. Ian Kennedy took the loss allowing five runs in seven innings. San Diego is 2-6 in its last eight.

Teagarden Slam Lifts Mets Over Brewers

(Flushing, NY) -- Taylor Teagarden hit a grand slam in the bottom of sixth to give the Mets a 6-2 win over the Brewers in the first of three from Citi Field.  Daniel Murphy hit a two-run shot for New York, which ended a six-game losing streak. Daisuke Matsuzaka improved to 3-0 allowing one run and striking out five in six innings. Lyle Overbay was 2-for-4 with an RBI in the defeat.  Marco Estrada took his third loss giving up six runs in six innings. Milwaukee had won three of its previous four.

Braves Down Rockies In Shoot Out

(Denver, CO) -- Andrelton Simmons belted a grand slam to cap a seven-run first inning and help guide the Braves to a 13-10 win over the Rockies at Coors Field. Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis each tallied a solo homer and two RBI for Atlanta, which has won two straight since losing four of five. David Hale improved to 2-0 in relief and Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth to pick up his 18th save. Juan Nicasio got hammered for 10 runs in less than four innings to fall to 5-5 for the Rockies, who have lost three straight and 11 of their last 12. Willin Rosario launched a solo home run and Justin Morneau drove in two in the loss.

Nationals Edge Giants

(San Francisco, CA) -- Doug Fister pitched seven scoreless-innings to help lead the Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Giants at AT&T Park. Fister improved to 5-and-1 with the win and Rafael Soriano picked up the save for Washington, which has won seven of eight. Denard Span and Jayson Werth each drove in a run in the victory. Madison Bumgarner surrendered two runs in seven innings of work for the tough loss. Brandon Hicks drove in the lone San Fran run in the ninth.  The Giants have lost two straight after winning five in-a-row.

Reds Sox Blank Orioles

(Baltimore, MD) -- Four Red Sox pitchers held the Orioles to two hits on their way to a 1-0 win in the second of three at Camden Yards. Brandon Workman picked up his first win striking out four over six-and-two-thirds innings. Koji Uehara nailed down his 13th save. Mike Napoli's two-out RBI in the third inning was the only run scored. Boston has won two of three.  Steve Pearce and Ryan Flaherty each had a hit for Baltimore.  Chris Tillman fell to 5-3 giving up one run across six innings. The Orioles are 2-and-2 in their last four.

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is set to miss some time following his on field antics over the weekend. Machado has been suspended for five games and fined an undisclosed amount after he was ejected from Sunday's series finale against Oakland. A's pitcher Fernando Abad was also fined. Machado plans on appealing the suspension.   

Correia Deals, Dozier Homers Twins Past Jays

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Kevin Correia threw six scoreless frame, and Brian Dozier hit a two-run homer as the Minnesota Twins shut out the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 from Rogers Centre. Correia allowed six hits, walked one and notched one strikeout as he won for the first time in four starts. Newly signed slugger Kendrys Morales collected two hits and a run in the victory. Jays starter J.A. Happ took the loss after lasting just three and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs. Toronto only managed seven hits, as they were shut out for the third time in four games.

Royals Rock Indians

(Kansas City, MO) -- Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas each belted a two-run homer to lead the Royals to a 9-5 win over the Indians at Kauffman Stadium. Alex Gordon also had a solo homer and Billy Butler drove in two runs for the Royals, who have won four of five. Jason Vargas surrendered three runs in just under eight innings to improve to 6-2. Corey Kluber gave up six runs, three earned, in five frames for the loss for Cleveland, which ended a three-game winning streak. Jason Kipnis drove in two runs in defeat.

Angels Down Athletics in 14

(Anaheim, CA) -- Collin Cowgill hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 14th to lift the Angels over the A's 2-1 in Anaheim. Josh Hamilton also drove in run for LA, which extends its winning streak to five. Hector Santiago struck out eight in six shutout-innings for the no-decision and Cory Rasmus picked up the win to improve to 2-0. Jeff Francis surrendered the homer for the loss for Oakland, which has lost three of five. Jed Lowrie drove in the game-tying run in the eighth off a sac-fly.

Ellsbury Lifts Yankees Over Mariners

(Seattle, WA) -- Jacoby Ellsbury came through in the clutch with an RBI single in the top of the eighth to lift the New York Yankees past the Seattle Mariners 3-2 at Safeco Field. The hit pushed Ellsbury's hitting streak to 14-games. Carlos Beltran collected two hits and drove in a run. Dellin Betances improved to 4-and-0 in relief of starter Vidal Nuno. David Robinson notched his 15th save as he closed it out in the ninth.  Hisashi Iwakuma allowed three runs over seven-and-a-third innings to suffer the loss. Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a run against his former team, while Dustin Ackley and Cole Gillespie each drove in a run. Seattle saw a three-game win streak end.

Bronson Arroyo Baffles Astros Hitters, Diamondbacks Earn Split

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Bronson Arroyo threw seven strong innings of one-run ball as the Diamondbacks handled the Astros 4-1 to earn a two-game series split from Chase Field. Arroyo earns his sixth win of the season as he gave up just six hits and fanned five. Addison Reed closed the door in the ninth for his 16th save. Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 and connected for his 13th home run of the season. The Snakes have won six of their last eight. Josh Fields took the loss in relief for the 'Stros. Jon Singleton collected three hits in the setback.

Yelich Drives In Four, Marlins Sink Rangers

(Arlington, TX) -- Christian Yelich set a career-best with four hits and four RBI as the Miami Marlins sank the Texas Rangers 8-5 from Globe Park in Arlington. Yelich knocked in the go-ahead run with a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning. Casey McGehee and Justin Bour combined for six hits in the victory.  Bryan Morris improved to 5-0 by picking up the win in relief. Steve Cishek worked a perfect ninth for his 15th save as the Marlins tied a major league record with their 13th-straight interleague victory. Jason Frasor was tagged with the loss for the Rangers.  Robinson Chirinos knocked in two runs with a pair of sacrifice flies. Brad Snyder earned an RBI on a walk in his Rangers debut. Texas has lost four-straight.

Former Cy Young Winner Welch Dies

Former AL Cy Young Award winner Bob Welch is dead. He was 57. Welch spent 17 seasons in the big leagues, going 211-146 with a 3.47 ERA in 506 career games. He played 10 seasons with the Dodgers before spending his final seven years with the Athletics. Welch won the AL Cy Young Award in 1990 after winning 27 games with the A's.

Tuesday, June 10 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Houston Astros 1

Chicago Cubs 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 3

Philadelphia Phillies 5, San Diego Padres 2

St. Louis Cardinals 1, Tampa Bay Rays 0

Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Cincinnati Reds 1

New York Mets 6, Milwaukee Brewers 2

Miami Marlins 8, Texas Rangers 5

Atlanta Braves 13, Colorado Rockies 10

Washington Nationals 2, San Francisco Giants 1


MLB American League

Boston Red Sox 1, Baltimore Orioles 0

Minnesota Twins 4, Toronto Blue Jays 0

Kansas City Royals 9, Cleveland Indians 5

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2, Oakland Athletics 1 [[ 14 innings ]]

New York Yankees 3, Seattle Mariners 2


MLB Interleague

Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Houston Astros 1

St. Louis Cardinals 1, Tampa Bay Rays 0

Miami Marlins 8, Texas Rangers 5

Wednesday, June 11 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

6:05 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates

6:05 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies

6:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Cincinnati Reds

6:10 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets

7:40 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies

9:15 p.m. - Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants


MLB American League

11:37 a.m. - Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays

1:10 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals

6:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles

7:10 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

9:05 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at LA Angels of Anaheim

9:10 p.m. - New York Yankees at Seattle Mariners


MLB Interleague

6:10 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Tampa Bay Rays

7:05 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Texas Rangers

7:10 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros