Major League Roundup -- April 24, Schedule
Published on April 25 2013 6:39 am
Last Updated on April 25 2013 6:39 am
Written by Millie Lange
Reds 1, Cubs 0
(Cincinnati, Ohio) -- What's a little blood to a former football player? Jeff Samardzija shrugged off a cut finger, suffered in the first inning, but couldn't stop Todd Frazier, who belted a solo home run to lift the Reds to a 1-0 victory Wednesday over the Cubs.
Samardzija (1-4) cut the index finger on his right hand trying to grab Shin-Soo Choo's ball in the first. Cubs manager Dale Sveum and athletic trainer PJ Mainville went out to check on Samardzija after home-plate umpire Jordan Baker noticed some blood
Cardinals 4, Nationals 2
(Washington) -- There were plenty of spring prognostications that identified the Cardinals' rotation as a potential weak point. Questions about Jaime Garcia's health, Shelby Miller's readiness and Lance Lynn's ability to repeat last year's success made storylines.
Twenty-one games into the 2013 season, it's fair to put, at minimum, a pause on all such concerns.
Carried again by strong starting pitching, the Cardinals capped a six-win road trip with a three-game sweep of Washington. Wednesday's 4-2 victory in front of 33,694 fans at Nationals Park featured Garcia outdueling prized right-hander Stephen Strasburg before handing the lead over to a suddenly stabilized bullpen.
It sent the Cards back to St. Louis with a 6-3 road trip and a 13-8 record, despite having played only six home games.
White Sox 3, Indians 2
(Chicago) -- When the White Sox took the field against the Indians on Wednesday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field, it marked just the 20th game of the 2013 season for the South Siders. To talk about must-win games at this juncture borders on ridiculous.
But the 3-2 White Sox victory still stood as a most welcome sight, ending the team's four-game losing streak and producing the first win in the fourth of eight games on an abbreviated homestand.
Wednesday, April 24 Scoreboard
Cincinnati Reds 1, Chicago Cubs 0
St. Louis Cardinals 4, Washington Nationals 2
Colorado Rockies 6, Atlanta Braves 5 (12 inn)
Arizona Diamondbacks 3, San Francisco Giants 2 (10 inn)
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Philadelphia Phillies 3
New York Mets 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (10 inn)
San Diego Padres 2, Milwaukee Brewers 1
Toronto Blue Jays 6, Baltimore Orioles 5 (11 inn)
Chicago White Sox 3, Cleveland Indians 2
Houston Astros 10, Seattle Mariners 3
Boston Red Sox 6, Oakland Athletics 5
Detroit Tigers 7, Kansas City Royals 5
Tampa Bay Rays 3, New York Yankees 0
Texas Rangers 11, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3
No Games Scheduled
Thursday, April 25 Schedule (All Times Central)
12:05 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at Philadelphia Phillies
12:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets
6:05 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals
6:10 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins
8:40 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks
12:08 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers
5:35 p.m. - Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox
6:05 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees
7:10 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins
7:10 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox
9:05 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Oakland Athletics
9:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners
No Games Scheduled