Cubs Rally To Beat Reds, Pirates Top Cardinals


Published on July 11 2014 2:24 am
Last Updated on July 11 2014 2:24 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cubs Rally To Beat Reds In 12

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Luis Valbuena tripled in two runs in the top of the 12th inning as the Cubs rallied to beat the Reds 6-4 at Great American Ball Park.  Starlin Castro's RBI single in the eighth tied the game at four for Chicago, which overcame a 4-1 deficit to salvage the finale of the five-game series.  Arismendy Alcantara went 4-for-5 with three RBI for the Cubs. Blake Parker pitched two scoreless innings for the win. Jonathan Broxton blew the save in the eighth and J.J. Hoover was tagged with the loss in the 12th for Cincinnati. Ryan Ludwick went 3-for-6 with a home run and two RBI to highlight the Reds' attack.

Chicago is the big winner in Major League Baseball's Final Vote. Fans have selected Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and White Sox pitcher Chris Sale to the final All-Star roster spots for the National and American League squads. Rizzo and Sale will be the 34th members of each team. The All-Star Game is Tuesday at Minnesota's Target Field.

Pirates Top Cardinals

(St. Louis, MO) -- Four different Pirates collected two RBI each as they defeated the Cardinals 9-1 at Busch Stadium. Leadoff man Gregory Polanco went hitless but walked twice and scored two runs for Pittsburgh, which avoided the four-game sweep. Russell Martin was 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI for the Bucs. Edinson Volquez allowed the run over nine innings to improve to 8-6. Shelby Miller gave up four runs in five innings for the loss. Matt Carpenter hit a sac-fly in the third for the lone St. Louis run.

The St. Louis Cardinals may be without All-Star catcher Yadier Molina for the rest of the season. The Redbirds say he suffered a torn thumb ligament sliding into third base in Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh and will miss eight-to-12 weeks following surgery. The 31-year-old is batting .287 with seven home runs and 30 RBI this season. Without Molina, the Cards are left with Tony Cruz and Audry Perez behind the plate.

Carp Lifts Red Sox Over White Sox In 10

(Boston, MA) -- Pinch-hitter Mike Carp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Red Sox past the White Sox 4-3 and earn a split in the four-game series at Fenway Park. David Ortiz hit a two-run double in the sixth after Jackie Bradley Junior singled in a run earlier in the frame for the BoSox, who have won two in-a-row since a four-game skid. Andrew Miller picked up the win in relief. Conor Gillaspie belted a game-tying two-run homer in the top of the ninth for Chicago. Jose Abreu had two hits and an RBI while Ronald Belisario fell to 3-6 with the loss.

Phillies Erupt Late To Sweep Brewers

(Milwaukee, WI) -- After being no-hit into the seventh inning, the Phillies erupted for seven runs in the eighth and went on to beat the Brewers 9-1 at Miller Park.  Jimmy Rollins broke up Matt Garza's no-hit bid with a leadoff single in the seventh. He then erased a 1-0 deficit with a two-run single to spark the Phillies' uprising in the eighth. Cody Asche had a two-run double and Ryan Howard added a two-run homer in the ninth as Philadelphia swept the four-game series. David Buchanan pitched seven innings of one-run ball for the win. Garza fell to 6-and-6 with the loss. Carlos Gomez homered for Milwaukee.

Braves Top Mets

(Flushing, NY) -- Aaron Harang gave up one run through seven frames to help Atlanta knock off the Mets 3-1 at Citi Field. Craig Kimbrel locked down his 28th save, and Harang improved to 9-6. Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman plated a run each for the Braves, who snapped a four game skid. Bartolo Colon gave up three runs in eight innings to fall to 8-8. The Mets collected just five hits in the loss, and David Wright drove in the lone run  New York saw a four-game win streak end.

Indians Roll Yankees

(Cleveland, OH) -- Carlos Santana and Roberto Perez each hit a two-run home run to guide the Indians to a 9-3 win over the Yankees at Progressive Field.  Asdrubal Cabrera knocked in three runs while Jason Kipnis and Chris Dickerson were 3-for-4 for Cleveland, which salvaged a split in the four-game series.  Michael Brantley also had two RBI for the Tribe. Carlos Carrasco picked up the win out of the bullpen. Zelous Wheeler hit a two-run homer for New York.  Matt Thornton took the loss.

Angels Power Past Rangers

(Arlington, TX) -- Mike Trout homered and drove in four runs as the Angels dominated the Rangers 15-6 at Globe Life Park. Trout had four hits while Kole Calhoun finished a home run short of the cycle. Josh Hamilton doubled three times and drove in two, and Erick Aybar plated three in the win. Hector Santiago tossed six innings and gave up three earned runs for the his first win of the season for the Angels, who have won seven of eight. Colby Lewis was rocked for 11 earned runs on 13 hits in two-and-a-third innings to fall to 6-6. Jake Smolinski drove in three, and Adrian Beltre went deep and collected three hits for Texas, which lost its fifth straight.

Tigers Rout Royals

(Kansas City, MO) -- Torii Hunter homered to jump start an eight-run fifth inning and knocked in three runs total to lead the Tigers to a 16-4 rout of the Royals in the opener of a four-game set at Kauffman Stadium.  Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez also drove in three runs apiece for Detroit, which has won three in-a-row since a three-game skid. Drew Smyly allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings as he improved to 5-8. Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer and Billy Butler added a solo shot for the Royals, who have dropped four of six. Jeremy Guthrie was rocked for eight runs in four-plus frames as he dipped to 5-8.

Twins Top Mariners

(Seattle, WA) -- Kendrys Morales doubled in two runs in the fifth to guide the Twins to a 4-2 win over the Mariners from Safeco Field. Yohan Pino allowed a run over five innings for the win. Glen Perkins notched his 22nd save for Minnesota, which took the final three of this four-game series. James Jones and Robinson Cano each had three hits while Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer for Seattle, which has lost four of five. Tom Wilhelmsen took the loss after giving up two runs in 2 2/3 frames.

Athletics Dump Giants

(San Francisco, CA) -- Josh Donaldson was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer to help the Athletics down the Giants, 6-1, at AT&T Park. The smash was Donaldson's 20th of the season. Stephen Vogt added three RBI in the win. Scott Kazmir struck out nine over seven innings to improve to 11-3. Oakland took three of four from San Francisco during the home-and-home set. The A's are 58-34. Pablo Sandoval knocked in the only run in defeat. Tim Hudson allowed all six runs in 5 1/3 innings as he fell to 7-6. San Francisco sits at 50-42.

Orioles Hold Off Nationals

(Baltimore, MD) -- The Orioles grabbed a 4-0 lead and held on for a 4-3 victory over the Nationals at Camden Yards. Steve Pearce was 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored, while Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz each had an RBI. Wei-Yin Chen improved to 9-3, making it through 5 2/3 innings and allowing three runs while striking out six. Zach Britton collected his 15th save. Jayson Werth hit a solo shot and Ryan Zimmerman was 2-for-4 with an RBI as Washington's comeback attempt fell short. Gio Gonzalez took the loss, giving up three earned runs in six-and-two-thirds innings. Washington dropped two of three to Baltimore with one-game being rained out.

Thursday, July 10 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Chicago Cubs 6, Cincinnati Reds 4 (12 inn)

Philadelphia Phillies 9, Milwaukee Brewers 1

Atlanta Braves 3, New York Mets 1

Pittsburgh Pirates 9, St. Louis Cardinals 1

Los Angeles Dodgers 2, San Diego Padres 1

MLB American League

Boston Red Sox 4, Chicago White Sox 3 (10 inn)

Cleveland Indians 9, New York Yankees 3

Los Angeles Angels 15, Texas Rangers 6

Detroit Tigers 16, Kansas City Royals 4

Minnesota Twins 4, Seattle Mariners 2

MLB Interleague

Oakland Athletics 6, San Francisco Giants 1

Baltimore Orioles 4, Washington Nationals 3

Friday, July 11 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

3:05 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs

6:05 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies

6:10 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds

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

7:10 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers

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

9:15 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants

MLB American League

6:05 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians

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

6:10 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays

7:05 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Texas Rangers

7:10 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros

7:10 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals

9:10 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners

MLB Interleague

7:40 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Colorado Rockies