Major League Roundup -- April 23
Published on April 24 2013 6:32 am
Last Updated on April 24 2013 6:32 am
Written by Millie Lange
Cubs 4, Reds 2
(Cincinnati OH) -- Carlos Villanueva delivered some much-needed innings, Darwin Barney provided the go-ahead run, and Kevin Gregg filled the closer's role for the day as the Cubs held on long enough for a 4-2, 10-inning win Tuesday night over the Reds.
Barney hit a tie-breaking home run with one out in the 10th off Manny Parra -- his first home run of the year and only his fourth hit in 27 at-bats this season. Julio Borbon then singled, moved up on an error, and scored on Dave Sappelt's single for insurance.
Cardinals 2, Nationals 0
(Washington) -- The same struggles against the Nationals that Adam Wainwright let simmer as motivation all offseason were not forgotten by Yadier Molina. The Cardinals' catcher took them personally, believing he could do a better job setting his pitcher up for success.
And so Molina, along with backup catcher Tony Cruz, arrived at the ballpark earlier than usual on Tuesday to dissect film of Wainwright's starts against Washington in 2012. They discovered tendencies and took those to Wainwright, who turned around to then expose the Nationals' lineup as he pitched the Cardinals to a 2-0 win in front of 29,986 fans at Nationals Park.
White Sox, Indians Postponed
(Chicago) -- For the second time in five days, Mother Nature got the best of the White Sox.
Tuesday's game with the Indians was postponed due to a forecast of rain throughout the evening. The rain began sometime around 1 p.m. CT in Chicago and wasn't supposed to let up until 2 or 3 a.m. Wednesday.
A makeup date and time will be announced at a later date, but fans should keep any game tickets and parking coupons for Tuesday's postponement until a makeup date is determined. The Indians will come back to Chicago from June 28-30 and from Sept. 12-15.
Upton's Become Second Brothers To Hit Back-To-Back Homers
(Denver, CO) -- Justin and B.J. Upton of the Atlanta Braves are just the second brothers to hit back-to-back home runs in Major League Baseball history. The Upton brothers both went deep in the fifth inning of Atlanta's 10-2 rout of the Rockies in Denver Tuesday. Lloyd and Paul Waner of the Pittsburgh Pirates also accomplished the feat in 1938.
Red Sox Auctioning Special Uniforms For Bombing Victim Fund
(Boston, MA) -- The Boston Red Sox are adding to the special fund set up to help victims of the deadly bombings. The BoSox are auctioning off the special uniforms they wore last Saturday for their first home game following the tragedy. Their home uniform normally says Red Sox across the front in red lettering but last Saturday, their uniforms simply said Boston.
Dodgers' Billingsley To Have Tommy John Surgery
(Flushing, NY) -- Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Chad Billingsley will have Tommy John surgery today. He's expected to miss at least 12 months. The Dodgers announced the news two days after placing Billingsley on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow pain. The 28-year-old right-hander was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two outings this season.
Tuesday, April 23 Scoreboard
Atlanta Braves 4, Colorado Rockies 3 (Gm 1)
Pittsburgh Pirates 2, Philadelphia Phillies 0
St. Louis Cardinals 2, Washington Nationals 0
Chicago Cubs 4, Cincinnati Reds 2 (10 inn)
Los Angeles Dodgers 7, New York Mets 2
Atlanta Braves 10, Colorado Rockies 2 (Gm 2)
Milwaukee Brewers 6, San Diego Padres 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Francisco Giants 4 (11 inn)
Oakland Athletics 13, Boston Red Sox 0
Baltimore Orioles 4, Toronto Blue Jays 3
Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers (PPD)
New York Yankees 4, Tampa Bay Rays 3
Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox (PPD)
Houston Astros 3, Seattle Mariners 2
Los Angeles Angels 5, Texas Rangers 4 (11 inn)
Minnesota Twins 4, Miami Marlins 3 (Gm 1)
Miami Marlins 8, Minnesota Twins 5 (Gm 2)
Wednesday, April 24 Schedule (All Times Central)
11:35 a.m. - Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds
12:05 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals
2:10 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies
2:45 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants
6:05 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies
6:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets
9:10 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres
11:35 a.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles
1:10 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox
1:10 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros
3:05 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox
6:08 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers
6:10 p.m. - New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays
9:05 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels
No Games Scheduled