Fowler's Grand Slam Lifts Cardinals, Cubs Blank Giants


Published on July 11 2018 6:28 am
Last Updated on July 11 2018 6:28 am

CHICAGO -- Dexter Fowler has been struggling. The St. Louis Cardinals outfielder broke out of that slump Tuesday.

Coming to the plate in the sixth, Fowler hit his fourth career grand slam, clearing the bases and pushing the Cardinals lead to 11-2. St. Louis finished out 16-hit attack with a 14-2 win over the Chicago White Sox.

The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning, but the White Sox tied in the bottom of the frame. St. Louis then tallied a run in the third and again in the fourth to lead 4-2.

The White Sox gave the Cardinals plenty of help in that seventh inning. Four walks, one that brought home a run, a passed ball and a wild pitch. Then came the grand slam to left field. The inning tied the season high for the Cardinals who had seven against in the Reds back in April in the seventh inning.

Kolten Wong had four hits for the winners including a double and a two-run homer. Jose Martinez finished with three hits and two RBI. Every St. Louis starter got a hit except Yadier Molina.

Mikolas (10-3), selected to his first All-Star team Sunday, went six innings, allowing two runs and struck out six.

Charlie Tilson drove in two runs for the White Sox in the third.

Cubs 2, Giants 0

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Chicago Cubs pitching is starting to head in the right direction.

After a strong outing by Kyle Hendricks, who lost 2-1 in 11 innings Monday, Jose Quintana followed up, allowing three hits in six scoreless innings. He's now 8-6 on the season.

Victor Caratini hit an RBI double scoring what proved to be the winning run in the seventh. Addison Russell also had a double in the seventh and advanced on a wild pitch. He scored on an error by catcher Nick Hundley trying to get him at third. Caratini then had his RBI double bringing Ian Happ home.

Carl Edwards Jr. struck out the side in order in the seventh then Justin Wilson came on to throw a perfect eighth. Steve Cishek went the rest of the way for his third save.

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Tuesday, July 10 Scoreboard

St. Louis 14, Chicago White Sox 2

Chicago Cubs 2, San Francisco 0

San Diego 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

Los Angeles Angels 9, Seattle 3

Baltimore 6, New York Yankees 5

Washington 5, Pittsburgh 1

Cincinnati 7, Cleveland 4

Boston 8, Texas 4

Philadephia 7,  New York Mets 3

Milwaukee 8, Miami 4

Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2

Toronto 6, Atlanta 2

Houston 6, Oakland 5 (F/11)

Kansas City 9, Minnesota 4

Arizona 5, Colorado 3

Wednesday, July 11 Schedule (All Times Central)

Detroit at Tampa Bay, 11:10 a.m.

Washington at Pittsburgh, 11:35 a.m.

Kansas City at Minnesota, noon

Chicago Cubs at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m.

Texas at Boston, 6 p.m.

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

Milwaukee at MIami, 6:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at New York Mets, 6:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m.

Torotno at Atlanta, 6:35 p.m.

St. Louis at Chicago White Sox, 7;10 p.m.

Oakland at Houston, 7:10 p.m.

Arizona at Colorado, 7:40 p.m.

Seattle at Los Angeles Angels, 9:07 p.m.

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