Major League Roundup -- May 30
Published on May 31 2013 10:28 am
Last Updated on May 31 2013 10:28 am
Written by Millie Lange
Wood, Cubs Slam White Sox
(Chicago, IL) -- Pitcher Travis Wood drilled a grand slam in the fourth inning as the Cubs knocked off the White Sox 8-3 at Wrigley Field. Nate Schierholtz and Luis Valbuena added solo shots for the Cubbies, who swept the two-game series at "The Friendly Confines." On the mound, Wood pitched six innings of two-run ball to move to 5-3 with the win. Jake Peavy was rocked for six runs in four innings to fall to 6-3 with the loss. Paul Konerko and Alejandro De Aza singled in runs for the Pale Hose, who lost all three games to the Cubs this week. The teams played only once at U.S. Cellular due to rain.
Royals Top Cardinals In Rain-Delayed Affair
(St. Louis, MO) -- Eric Hosmer doubled in two runs to put the Royals ahead in the top of the ninth as they held on to come back and drop the Cardinals 4-2 despite a more than four and a half hour rain delay. The game came to a halt with no outs in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded. The game was delayed a total of five hours and 32 minutes. Jeff Francoeur tied the game in the ninth with a solo homer. Kansas City snapped an eight-game slide with the win. Louis Coleman picked up the win while Greg Holland locked up his eighth save. Mitchell Boggs took the loss in relief. Cards starter Michael Wacha struck out six and allowed one run and two hits over seven innings in his major league debut. Allen Craig and David Freese knocked in the runs during the first frame for St. Louis, which had won four in-a-row.
Rangers Roll Over D'backs
(Arlington, TX) -- Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer and David Murphy added a solo shot to help power the Rangers to a 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks in Arlington. Elvis Andrus added a two-run single for Texas, which built a 9-0 lead in the fifth inning and held on from there. Rookie Justin Grimm took a shutout into the sixth before allowing three runs. He still got the win to improve to 5-3. Brandon McCarthy was battered for nine hits and six runs in less than three frames to fall to 2-4 with the loss. Paul Goldschmidt went 4-for-5 with an RBI and Martin Prado drove in two runs for Arizona in defeat.
M's Hit Five Homers In Win Over Friars
(San Diego, CA) -- Nick Franklin hit two of the Mariners' five home runs in a 7-1 win over the Padres in San Diego. Kendrys Morales, Brendan Ryan and Endy Chavez also homered for Seattle, which split the two-game Interleague series at Petco Park. Felix Hernandez allowed just three hits and one run over eight innings to improve to 6-4 with the win. Andrew Cashner gave up four runs in six frames to fall to 4-3 with the loss. Carlos Quentin plated the Padres' lone run with a sac-fly in the fourth. Yonder Alonso had two of San Diego's four hits in defeat. The teams split four games in all this week.
Four-Run Sixth Propels Giants Past A's
(San Francisco, CA) -- Pablo Sandoval's two-run single in the sixth inning erased a 1-0 deficit and the Giants went on to beat the A's, 5-2, at AT&T Park. Brandon Belt added a two-run double in the sixth for San Francisco, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Barry Zito survived six walks in six innings, allowing just one run to improve to 4-3 with the win. Sergio Romo notched his 14th save. A.J. Griffin surrendered four runs in five-and-two-thirds innings to take the loss and fall to 5-4. Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes singled in runs for Oakland in the setback.
Indians Use Seven-Run Fourth To Down Reds
(Cleveland, OH -- Michael Bourn's two-out, two-run double jump started a seven-run fourth inning as the Indians cruised past the Reds 7-1 at Progressive Field. The teams split the four-game home-and-home Ohio Series. Yan Gomes went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Tribe, which has won two in-a-row after a five-game skid. Michael Brantley, Ryan Raburn, Jason Kipnis and Asdrubal Cabrera also plated a run and scored during the big inning. Scott Kazmir allowed just one run over a season-high seven innings as he improved to 3-2. Jay Bruce drove in the lone run for the Reds, who had won seven-of-eight coming into Cleveland. Homer Bailey was rocked for all seven runs in three-and-two-thirds as he slipped to 3-4.
Orioles Blank Nats
(Baltimore, MD) -- Freddy Garcia cruised through eight innings to help the Orioles blank the Nationals, 2-0, in the series finale at Camden Yards. Garcia improved to 2-2, allowing three hits and striking out six. Jim Johnson locked up his 17th save. Nick Markakis and Manny Machado each had RBI doubles as Baltimore took three-of-four from Washington to jump to 30-and-24. The Nats were 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position. Dan Haren was handed the tough-luck loss, giving up two runs in seven-and-a-third innings. At 27-27, Washington is back at .500 for the first time since they were 15-15.
Mets Finish Off Sweep Of Yankees
(Bronx, NY) -- Dillon Gee struck out 12 over seven-and-a-third innings of one-run ball as the Mets finished off a four-game sweep of the crosstown rival Yankees with a 3-1 win. Gee scattered four hits while walking none to improve to 3-6. Bobby Parnell worked a perfect ninth for his ninth save. Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer for the Mets, who completed a season sweep of the Yankees for the first time since interleague play began in 1997. Robinson Cano popped a solo homer for the Yankees, who have dropped five straight. Vidal Nuno allowed two runs in six innings to fall to 1-2.
Red Sox Maul Phillies
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia was 2-for-5 with three RBI as the Red Sox crushed the Phillies, 9-2, at Citizens Bank Park. The two teams split the four-game home-and-home series. David Ortiz and Jonny Gomes each hit a solo homer. Franklin Morales picked up his first win of the season, allowing two runs across five innings. Delmon Young connected for a two-run homer for the Phillies. Jonathan Pettibone walked four and gave up four runs on six hits in five innings to take the loss.
Pirates Top Tigers In 11th
(Pittsburgh, PA -- Russell Martin broke a scoreless tie with an RBI-single in the 11th inning, as the Pirates topped the Tigers 1-0 at PNC Park. Neil Walker had two hits and scored the lone run for the Bucs, who won the final three of the four-game home-and-home series. Bryan Morris tossed a perfect 11th inning to earn the win and improve his record to 3-2. Jeff Locke scattered seven hits over five-and-a-third innings in a no-decision. Doug Fister struck out 12 over seven innings of four-hit, shutout ball. Luke Putkonen suffered his first loss. Omar Infante and Miguel Cabrera had two hits apiece for Detroit.
Brewers Snip Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Twins used four home runs to down the Brewers, 8-6, at Target Field. Ryan Doumit connected for a two-run long ball, while Chris Parmelee, Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer each blasted solo shots. P.J. Walters improved to 2-0 battling through six innings allowing four runs on 10 hits. Minnesota swept the four-game home-and-home series. Logan Schafter was 3-for-4 with three RBI in the loss. Kyle Lohse gave up six runs and eight hits in four-and-two-thirds innings to drop to 1-6.
Astros Use Six-Run Inning To Sink Rockies
(Denver, CO) -- Chris Carter launched a three-run homer during a six-run sixth inning to sink the Rockies, 7-5. Matt Dominguez hit a solo homer in the big inning for Houston, which took three-of-four in the home-and-home series. Lucas Harrell went five-and-two-thirds innings to improve to 4-6. Hector Ambriz allowed a run in the ninth, but held on for his first save. Yorvit Torrealba went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI for the Rockies. Juan Nicasio allowed five runs in five-plus innings to fall to 4-2.
Angels Drop Dodgers
(Anaheim, CA) -- Howie Kendrick was 2-for-4 with three runs scored as the Angels dumped the Dodgers, 3-2. Kendrick also stole his fifth base of the season for the Halos, who won the final two games in Anaheim of their four-game home-and-home series with the Dodgers. Jason Vargas struck out six over seven innings of two-run ball for the win. Ernesto Frieri locked up his 12th save. Ted Lilly gave up three runs in five-and-two-thirds frames for the setback. Ramon Hernandez belted a solo shot for the Dodgers, who won the first two games of this set in L.A.
The Dodgers have placed outfielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list with a mild right hamstring strain. Kemp is batting .251 with two homers and 17 RBI in 51 games this season. Kemp was limited to 106 games last season due to injuries including a left hamstring strain.
Thursday, May 30 Scoreboard
No Games Scheduled
No Games Scheduled
Texas Rangers 9, Arizona Diamondbacks 5
Chicago Cubs 8, Chicago White Sox 3
Seattle Mariners 7, San Diego Padres 1
San Francisco Giants 5, Oakland Athletics 2
Cleveland Indians 7, Cincinnati Reds 1
Baltimore Orioles 2, Washington Nationals 0
New York Mets 3, New York Yankees 1
Boston Red Sox 9, Philadelphia Phillies 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 1, Detroit Tigers 0 (11 inn)
Atlanta Braves 11, Toronto Blue Jays 3
Tampa Bay Rays 5, Miami Marlins 2
Minnesota Twins 8, Milwaukee Brewers 6
Houston Astros 7, Colorado Rockies 5
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
Kansas City Royals 4, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Friday, May 31 Schedule (All Times Central)
1:20 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs
6:05 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates
6:05 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at Philadelphia Phillies
6:10 p.m. - New York Mets at Miami Marlins
6:30 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves
7:15 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals
7:40 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies
6:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees
6:05 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles
6:05 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Indians
7:05 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers
7:10 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Minnesota Twins
9:05 p.m. - Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels
9:05 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics
9:10 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at San Diego Padres