Phillies Top Cardinals, MLB Roundup


Published on June 20 2014 2:18 am
Last Updated on June 20 2014 2:18 am
Written by Millie Lange

Phillies Top Cardinals

(St. Louis, MO) -- Ryan Howard drilled a two-run homer and knocked in three runs to carry the Phillies to a 4-1 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.  Chase Utley scored twice while Domonic Brown drove in the other run for Philadelphia, which has won four in-a-row. David Buchanan improved to 3-3 after seven-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball. Jonathan Papelbon locked up his 17th save. Matt Carpenter knocked in the only run for St. Louis, which has lost two straight. Shelby Miller allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings for the loss.

The Cardinals are taking it easy with starting pitcher Michael Wacha. He will skip his next start on Sunday to rest. Carlos Martinez will start in his place. Wacha is 5-5 with a 2.79 ERA. Martinez has started only once this season.


Twins Double Up White Sox

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Joe Mauer doubled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Twins topped the White Sox 4-2 at Target Field. Kurt Suzuki drove in an insurance run in the eighth on a sac-fly. Mauer plated two runs and Josh Willingham homered for the Twins, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Yohan Pino tossed seven innings of two-run ball in his Major League debut, while Casey Fien picked up the win. Glen Perkins closed it out for his 18th save. Conor Gillaspie knocked in both runs for Chicago, which had won its previous two. Jake Petricka suffered the loss.

Cubs Take On Pirates

(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs start a three-game series with the Pirates at Wrigley Field today. Edwin Jackson toes the rubber in the first game against Charlie Morton of Pittsburgh. The Bucs took three of four at PNC Park earlier this month.

Pirates Outlast Reds In 12 Innings

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Russell Martin walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Pirates a 4-3 win over the Reds at PNC Park.  Clint Barmes went 4-for-5 and Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen each had run-scoring singles for Pittsburgh. Justin Wilson got the win after Jason Grilli gave up a game-tying homer to Devin Mesoraco in the ninth. Tony Cingrani took the loss for Cincinnati, which was denied a three-game sweep. Todd Frazier had three hits and Joey Votto and Jay Bruce each had a sacrifice fly for the Reds in the setback.

Brewers' Gallardo Continues Dominance Of Diamondbacks

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Yovani Gallardo continued his dominance of the Diamondbacks as the Brewers cruised to a 4-1 victory at Chase Field. Gallardo improved to 7-0 lifetime against the Diamondbacks by throwing seven innings of one-run ball. Francisco Rodriguez closed it out for his major league-leading 23rd save. Lyle Overbay went 2-for-3 with an RBI double against his former team as Milwaukee took three-of-four. Carlos Gomez had a knock to push his hitting streak to a career-best 15 games. Chase Anderson fell to 5-2 with the loss. Didi Gregorius drove in the D'backs lone run.

Braves Blank Nationals

(Washington, DC) -- Gavin Floyd tossed a two-hit gem to guide the Braves to a 3-0 win over the Nationals in DC. Floyd allowed one walk and struck out six over six innings for his second win. He left the game with a fracture in his pitching elbow. Chris Johnson knocked in all the runs for Atlanta, which snapped a three-game slide. Craig Kimbrel added his 21st save. Jordan Zimmermann gave up two runs in seven frames for the loss. Washington saw a two-game win streak come to an end.

Wheeler, Mets Blank Marlins

(Miami, FL) -- Zack Wheeler tossed a complete-game shutout with eight strikeouts in a 1-0 win for the Mets over the Marlins in the opener of a four-game set at Marlins Park.  Wheeler allowed three hits and walked one on his way to 3-7. David Wright's solo homer in the first inning was the only offense New York needed.  The Mets have won two in-a-row. Miami rookie starter Andrew Heaney had a strong debut, giving up one run across six innings, but fell to 0-1. The Marlins hit into three double plays and have lost three of four.

Swisher Slam Rallies Tribe Past Angels

(Cleveland, OH) -- Nick Swisher's two-out grand slam in the bottom of the 10th inning powered the Indians to a 5-3 win over the Angels at Progressive Field.  Albert Pujols singled in two runs in the top of the inning to give Los Angeles a 3-1 lead. After Scott Atchison surrendered the lead in the top of the 10th, Kyle Crockett came on to get the final out and get credit for the eventual win. Ernesto Frieri served up Swisher's slam after Cam Bedrosian loaded the bases. Bedrosian was tagged with the loss. Starters Justin Masterson and C.J. Wilson each pitched seven innings of one-run ball in a no-decision.

Tigers Snap Royals' 10-Game Winning Streak

(Detroit, MI) -- A solo homer by J.D. Martinez in the bottom of the fourth inning stood up as the Tigers cooled off the Royals with a 2-1 win at Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera's RBI double in the fourth tied the game at one for Detroit, which snapped Kansas City's 10-game winning streak. Anibal Sanchez pitched seven innings of five-hit ball for the win and Joe Nathan notched his 14th save as the Tigers salvaged the finale of the four-game series. Danny Duffy gave up just three hits and two runs in seven frames, but fell to 4-6 with the loss. Billy Butler doubled twice and drove in KC's lone run in the first inning.

Yankees Top Blue Jays

(Bronx, NY) -- Carlos Beltran knocked in two runs to help the Yankees top the Blue Jays 6-4 from the Bronx. Jacob Ellsbury drove in a run and scored twice for New York, which swept the three-game series.  David Phelps allowed a two-run homer to Edwin Encarnacion over seven innings for his third win. Adam Warren picked up his second save. The Yanks moved to within a game-and-a-half of the Jays for first place in the AL East. Melky Cabrera also went deep for Toronto, which has lost four of five. Drew Hutchison allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings for the loss.

Rays Blank Astros

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Chris Archer and three relievers combined on a three-hit shutout as the Rays blanked the Astros 5-0 in the opener of a four-game series at Tropicana Field. Archer struck out eight while giving up three hits and two walks as he evened his record at 4-4. Yunel Escobar and Ryan Hanigan drove in a run each in the fourth inning, while Kevin Kiermaier and Evan Longoria hit back-to-back homers in the seventh for the Rays, who have won five of their last eight. Collin McHugh allowed two unearned runs in six frames as he fell to 4-5 with the loss. Jose Altuve had two of the three hits for Houston to increase his batting average to .331. The Astros have dropped four straight.

Athletics Double Up Red Sox

(Oakland, CA) -- Scott Kazmir pitched seven strong innings to help the Athletics hold off the Red Sox, 4-2, in the first of four at Coliseum. Kazmir struck out eight and allowed two runs on his way to 9-2. Dan Otero locked up his first save. Yoenis Cespedes connected for his 14th homer of the year, while Stephen Vogt knocked in two. Oakland has won three in-a-row and five of six. Dustin Pedroia was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the defeat. Jake Peavy fell to 1-5 giving up four runs, three earned, in six-and-one-third innings for Boston, which three-game winning streak came to an end.

Padres Bump Mariners

(San Diego, CA) -- A four-run seventh inning lifted the Padres to a 4-1 win over the Mariners at Petco Park. Cameron Maybin had a one-run triple, Chris Denorfia an RBI single and Everth Cabrera drove in two with a single in the deciding inning. Jesse Hahn picked up his second win, striking out seven over seven innings, while Huston Street nailed down his 20th save. The two teams split the four-game home and home series. Robinson Cano had three hits and an RBI in the defeat. Reliever Dominic Leone took the loss.

Thursday, June 19 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Cincinnati Reds 3 (12 inn)

Milwaukee Brewers 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 1

Atlanta Braves 3, Washington Nationals 0

New York Mets 1, Miami Marlins 0

Philadelphia Phillies 4, St. Louis Cardinals 1


MLB American League

Cleveland Indians 5, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3 (10 inn)

Detroit Tigers 2, Kansas City Royals 1

New York Yankees 6, Toronto Blue Jays 4

Tampa Bay Rays 5, Houston Astros 0

Minnesota Twins 4, Chicago White Sox 2

Oakland Athletics 4, Boston Red Sox 2


MLB Interleague

San Diego Padres 4, Seattle Mariners 1

Friday, June 20 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

3:05 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs

6:05 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals

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

7:15 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals

7:40 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies

8:40 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks

9:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres


MLB American League

6:05 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees

6:05 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians

6:10 p.m. - Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays

7:10 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

7:10 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals

9:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics

9:05 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim


MLB Interleague

6:10 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Cincinnati Reds