Major League Baseball Roundup -- April 16
Published on April 17 2013 10:39 am
Last Updated on April 17 2013 10:39 am
Written by Millie Lange
Texas 4, Chicago Cubs 2
CHICAGO -- After the Cubs' offense seemingly felt miles away all night Tuesday, it came within an inch or two of pulling through at the end.
Chicago did not have a runner advance past second base against Derek Holland and the Rangers until the ninth inning, when a furious rally ended at the hands of a diving Craig Gentry in center field.
Darwin Barney, seeing his first game action this year after a leg injury postponed his 2013 debut, battled Rangers closer Joe Nathan for eight pitches in the game's ultimate at-bat.
It culminated with the bases loaded, a 79-mph 2-2 curveball, a line drive to center, Gentry's sprawling effort and a 4-2 Rangers win.
Cardinals, Pirates Postponed
PITTSBURGH -- Having already endured a one-hour, 23-minute rain delay and with a steady line of storms expected to hover over Pittsburgh throughout the evening, the Cardinals-Pirates game at PNC Park was postponed Tuesday night. A makeup date was not immediately announced.
"They were talking after midnight," manager Mike Matheny said of the weather reports. "That didn't excite us a whole lot. We would have rolled either way. Not a big deal for us to be able to give our pitching another day. I'm sure they're saying the same thing over there."
The postponement erases all stats from a game the Pirates were leading, 4-2, through two innings. That means starter Jake Westbrook's ERA goes back down to 0.00, and outfielder Shane Robinson is still waiting to officially make his first start of the season. Matt Holliday and Yadier Molina each lost an RBI.
Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 3
TORONTO -- It took the White Sox until the late innings to finally break through against the Blue Jays after struggling at the plate for much of the night.
Then, it was up to closer Addison Reed to contain a Blue Jays lineup that came roaring back in the final frame.
Dayan Viciedo came through with a go-ahead RBI double in the ninth inning, Paul Konerko scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly and Reed held off a Blue Jays rally to help propel the White Sox to a 4-3, come-from-behind win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on
Yankees Support Bostonians With "Sweet Caroline"
(Bronx, NY) -- The Yankees are showing support for their counterparts from Boston. Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" was played in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The song is a staple at Red Sox games at Fenway Park. The Yankees played the song as a gesture to those suffering following the Boston Marathon bombings.
Tuesday, April 16 Scoreboard
Colorado Rockies 8, New York Mets 4 (Gm 1)
St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates (PPD, Rain)
Philadelphia Phillies 0, Cincinnati Reds 0 (Suspended, Bot 9)
Miami Marlins 8, Washington Nationals 2
Milwaukee Brewers 10, San Francisco Giants 8
Colorado Rockies 9, New York Mets 8 (10th inning) (Gm 2)
San Diego Padres 9, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
Boston Red Sox 7, Cleveland Indians 2
Baltimore Orioles 5, Tampa Bay Rays 4
Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto Blue Jays 3
Minnesota Twins 8, Los Angeles Angels 6
Oakland Athletics 4, Houston Astros 3
Detroit Tigers 6, Seattle Mariners 2
New York Yankees 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Atlanta Braves 6, Kansas City Royals 3
Texas Rangers 4, Chicago Cubs 2
Wednesday, April 17 Schedule (All Times Central)
4:30 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds (Completion of Tuesday's suspended game)
6:05 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates
6:10 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins
6:10 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds
7:10 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers
7:40 p.m. - New York Mets at Colorado Rockies
9:10 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
2:35 p.m. - Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics
6:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians
6:05 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles
6:07 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
7:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins
9:10 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners
11:10 a.m. - Kansas City Royals at Atlanta Braves
6:05 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Yankees
7:05 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Chicago Cubs