Thursday's Major League Baseball Roundup


Published on August 17 2012 6:57 am
Last Updated on August 17 2012 8:21 am
Written by Millie Lange

Goldschmidt, Young HR in 9th for 2-1 D-backs wins

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Chris Young homered on consecutive pitches from Jason Motte with one out in the ninth inning, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Thursday night.

 With St. Louis ahead 1-0 on Allen Craig's RBI single in the fifth, Motte (4-4) struck out Miguel Montero leading off the ninth. Goldschmidt, who hit a 456-foot homer in Wednesday's 5-2 loss, fouled off three full-count pitches, then drove a pitch to center for his 18th home run of the season. Young sent the next pitch over the left-field wall for his 12th homer.

David Hernandez (2-2) pitched a perfect eighth, and J.J. Putz finished with a 1-2-3 ninth for his 14th consecutive save and 23rd in 27 chances overall.

Arizona had lost its previous seven games against St.

Lucchino Says Valentine Will Finish Out Season

(Boston, MA) -- Boston Red Sox team president Larry Lucchino says Bobby Valentine will finish out the season as the team's manager. He called a recent Yahoo! Sports report that players were looking to get Valentine fired late last month "exaggerated and inaccurate." Lucchino added that the clubhouse culture will improve next season.

MLB Approves Sale Of Padres

(Denver, CO) -- Major League Baseball has approved the sale of the San Diego Padres.  A group led by longtime San Diego businessman Ron Fowler agreed to buy the club from John Moores earlier this month. Fowler will be the controlling owner with partners that include pro golfer and San Diego native Phil Mickelson, as well as family members of former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley.

Man Dies At Blue Jays-White Sox Game

(Toronto, Ontario) -- A man died while attending Thursday's game between the Blue Jays and White Sox at Rogers Centre in Toronto. The fan fell into cardiac arrest and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.  Another fan reportedly performed CPR before medics took over after reaching his location down the left-field line. The identity of the man was not been released.



Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Los Angeles Dodgers 6
New York Mets 8, Cincinnati Reds 4
Atlanta Braves 6, San Diego Padres 0
Milwaukee Brewers 7, Philadelphia Phillies 4
Arizona Diamondbacks 2, St. Louis Cardinals 1
Colorado Rockies 5, Miami Marlins 3


Texas Rangers 10, New York Yankees 6
Boston Red Sox 6, Baltimore Orioles 3
Chicago White Sox 7, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Oakland Athletics 3, Kansas City Royals 0
Tampa Bay Rays 7, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 0

FRIDAY'S SCHEDULE  (All times are Central)


  6:05 p.m. - New York Mets at Washington Nationals
  6:10 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds
  6:35 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves
  7:05 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros
  7:10 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers
  7:15 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals
  7:40 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies
  9:05 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres


  6:05 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers
  6:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
  6:07 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Toronto Blue Jays
  7:10 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals
  9:05 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Oakland Athletics
  9:05 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  90:10 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners