Cardinals Beat Padres, Cubs Move Into First


Published on June 12 2018 6:20 am
Last Updated on June 12 2018 6:20 am

ST. LOUIS -- This time around, the St. Louis bullpen came through as the Cardinals downed San Diego, 5-2 in action at Busch Stadium Monday.

Jack Flaherty pitched into the seventh inning, getting the first out before walking Cory Spangenberg. John Brebbia came on, walking two to load the bases but also came through with two strikeouts to end the inning.

Flaherty went 6 1/3 innings and gave up only three hits and a run.

Sam Tuivailala and Bud Norris went the final two innings, allowing a run.

Jose Martinez and Marcell Ozuna slammed out two-run homers. In the third, Martinez nailed the go-ahead two-run homer. Ozuna then put his seventh home run of the season out in the fifth to give the Cardinals a 4-1 lead.


Cubs 7, Brewers 2

MILWAUKEE -- Jason Heyward hit a game-tying single in the eighth and Anthony Rizzo nailed a game-winning leadoff homer in a five-run 11th for a 7-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park Monday. The Cubs moved into first place in the National League Central.

The game was tied at 2-2 sending the game into the 11th. Rizzo jumped on the first pitch from Matt Albers for his 11th home run.

Ben Zobrist and Albert Almora Jr. added an RBI single each and Heyward hit a two-run double in the 11th to give Randy Rosario the win on the mound.

Erik Kratz and Jonathan Villar both hit solo homers off starter Jose Quintana. Kratz led off the third with his third home run. Villar nailed his with one out in the fifth.

With the Brewers leading 2-1 in the eighth, pinch-hitter Zobrist drew a walk then advanced on Almora's fly ball to center. Heyward singled to right and Zobrist scored the tying run.


Angels Place Ohtani On DL

The Los Angeles Angels placed Shohei Ohtani on the disabled list this weekend, but are denying reports that he needs Tommy John Surgery.

The team says Ohtani will miss at least three weeks due to a sprained UCL, which is the elbow ligament often associated with the surgery.

Monday, June 11 Scoreboard

Chicago Cubs 7, Milwaukee 2 (F/11)

St. Louis 5, San Diego 2

Cleveland 4, Chicago White Sox 0

Boston 2, Baltimore 0 (F/12)

Miami 7, San Francisco 5

Tampa Bay 8, Toronto 4

Arizona 9, Pittsburgh 5

Seattle 5, Los Angeles Angels 3


Tuesday, June 12 Schedule (All Times Central)

Colorado at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.

Washington at New York Yankees, 6:05 p.m.

Boston at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.

San Francisco at Miami, 6:10 p.m.

Minnesota at Detroit, 6:10 p.m.

New York Mets at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

San Diego at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.

Cincinnati at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh at  Arizona, 8:40 p.m.

Houston at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.

Los Angeles Angels at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

Texas at Los Angeles Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.