Cardinals, Cubs, White Sox Lose, ML Roundup
Published on June 5 2013 10:23 am
Last Updated on June 5 2013 10:30 am
Written by Millie Lange
Diamondbacks Outlast Cardinals In 14
(St. Louis, MO) -- Paul Goldschmidt capped a three-hit night with an RBI single in the top of the 14th inning to give the Diamondbacks a 7-6 win over the Cardinals. A.J. Pollack supplied the offense earlier with a three-run homer in the fourth inning. In a game that featured two of the top pitching prospects in all of MLB it ended up being the bullpen's that shined. Arizona's starter Tyler Skaggs allowed five runs and didn't make it through the sixth, while St. Louis righty Michael Wacha gave up six in four-and-two-thirds. Neither was apart of the decision. The D'Backs bullpen didn't allow a run after the seventh inning with Josh Collmenter pitching four scoreless to earn the win. Heath Bell locked up his 10th save. Cards reliever Victor Marte dropped to 0-1. Allen Craig hit a two-run shot and Shane Robinson connected for a solo shot in the loss.
Angels Edge Cubs
(Anaheim, CA) -- Albert Pujols connected for a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the Angels ahead and closer Ernesto Frieri made it stand in a 4-3 win over the Cubs. Pujols finished with three runs batted in. Howard Kendrick had three hits as the Angels scored three runs in the seventh and eighth innings to rally from a 3-1 deficit. Robert Coello earned the win in relief. Ryan Sweeney and Alfonso Soriano each drove in a run for Chicago. Sweeney had three hits. Carlos Villanueva took the loss, dropping to 1-4.
Mariners Sink White Sox
(Seattle, WA) -- Felix Hernandez helped pitch the Mariners to a 7-4 win over the White Sox at Safeco Field. "King Felix" allowed four runs over seven-and-a-third innings while striking out eight to move to 7-4. Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer and added a two-run double for Seattle, which has won four out of six. Tom Wilhelmsen recorded his 14th save in the win. Adam Dunn hit a solo homer for Chicago while Alejando De Aza was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Jake Peavy allowed six runs before departing in the top of the third with a rib injury. He fell to with the loss. The White Sox have lost eight straight.
Mets Blow Lead In Ninth To Nats
(Washington, DC) -- Adam LaRoche came through with an RBI single and Stephen Lombardozzi had an RBI sac fly, as the Nationals erased a one-run deficit in the bottom of the ninth to come away with a 3-2 win over the Mets. Jordan Zimmermann pitched eight strong innings, allowing two runs and four hits while striking out four. Reliever Tyler Clippard earned his fourth win. Ian Desmond was 2-for-4 with a solo homer as Washington got back to .500 at 29-29. New York took the lead in the fifth inning on a two-run triple by Omar Quintanilla. Closer Bobby Parnell took the loss and blew his third save. The Mets have dropped four in-a-row.
Phillies Slam Marlins In 11
(Philadelphia, PA) -- John Mayberry Jr. cracked a grand slam in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Phillies a 7-3 walkoff win over the Marlins. Mayberry sent the game into the 11th with a tying home run in the 10th inning. He finished with five RBI on the night and hit the first game-ending grand slam for Philadelphia since August of 1993. Michael Stutes pitched an inning in relief to get the win. Michael Young got a hit and stole a base in his return from bereavement leave. Edgar Olmos took the loss for the Marlins and is 0-1. Four players had two hits for Miami in the loss.
Braves Down Pirates In 10th
(Atlanta, GA) -- Andrelton Simmons hit a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the 10th inning to push the Braves to a 5-4 win over the Pirates. B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer, his second home run in three games, as Atlanta won its fourth straight. Freddie Freeman collected his 40th RBI of the season knocking in two on a double in the third. Reliever Anthony Varvaro grabbed the win. Andrew McCutchen was 2-for-4 with two RBI for Pittsburgh, which has lost four of five. Pedro Alvarez smashed his 12 homer, a solo shot. Reliever Mark Melancon fell to 1-1.
Tulowitzki Lifts Rockies Past Reds
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Troy Tulowitzki blasted a two-run homer in the eighth to send the Rockies to a 5-4 win over the Reds. Jonathan Herrera was 3-for-4 and had a two-run double in the second while Dexter Fowler followed with an RBI single for Colorado. Josh Outman picked up the win in relief while Rex Brothers recorded his second save as the Rox won their third in four games. Todd Frazier and Ryan Hanigan each had an RBI double in the fourth for Cincinnati. Sam LeCure took the loss out of the bullpen for the Reds, who had won three of their previous four.
Yanks Sneak Past Indians
(Bronx, NY) -- The Yankees used a four-run third inning powered by a Mark Teixeira three-run homer to get by the Indians, 4-3. Ichiro Suzuki supplied the other run with an RBI single. David Phelps improved to 4-3, dealing six shutout innings with seven strikeouts. Mariano Rivera locked up his 21st save with a perfect ninth. New York has taken the first two of the three-game set. All of Cleveland's runs came on a three-run blast by Drew Stubbs in the seventh. Scott Kazmir's record was evened up at three after giving up all four runs and striking out seven over six innings. Cleveland has lost three in-a-row.
Tigers Pounce On Moore, Rays
(Detroit, MI) -- Prince Fielder was 3-for-4 with a solo homer and four RBI to power the Tigers in a 10-1 win over the Rays. Omar Infante added a solo shot while driving in three for Detroit, which has won two-of-three since a four-game slide. Anibal Sanchez moved to 6-5 allowing one run over seven innings while striking out nine. Matt Moore was rocked and took his first loss of the year to fall to 8-1. Moore gave up six runs on seven hits while walking six in just two frames. Desmond Jennings drove in the lone run for Tampa Bay on a sacrifice fly in the second. The Rays have dropped two out of three since a six-game winning streak.
Red Sox Hammer Rangers
(Boston, MA) -- Stephen Drew was 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored as the Red Sox routed the Rangers, 17-5. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first career home run, while Mike Carp and Jarrod Saltalamacchia all also added long balls. Carp, Bradley and David Ortiz each drove in three. Ryan Dempster pitched seven innings to improve to 3-6. The Rangers allowed 13 extra-base hits, a club record. Things were so out of hand that position player David Murphy pitched the eighth inning. Nelson Cruz hit his 14th home run and Mitch Moreland his 12th for the Rangers. Justin Grimm allowed eight runs in one-and-two-thirds innings to drop to 5-4.
Tillman Pitches Orioles Past Astros
(Houston, TX) -- Chris Tillman fired seven innings of one-run ball to lead the Orioles in a 4-1 win over the Astros. Tillman struck out eight as he improved to 5-2 on the year. Danny Valencia hit a solo homer and Ryan Flaherty knocked in a run for Baltimore, which has won five out of six. Jim Johnson closed it out for his 19th save of the year. Brandon Barnes blasted a solo homer for Houston, which made two errors that led to two runs for the O's. Lucas Harrell allowed two runs, only one earned, over seven innings with six strikeouts and took the loss to fall to 4-7. The Astros saw a six-game winning streak come to an end.
Twins Blank Royals
(Kansas City, MO) -- Ryan Doumit hit a home run and drove in two to help the Twins shut out the Royals 3-0. Samuel Deduno did not allow a run on four hits and struck out five over six innings for the Twins to improve to 2-1. Glen Perkins earned his 12th save of the season. Minnesota has won eight of its last 10 games. Losing pitcher Luis Mendoza gave up all three runs in four-and-a-third innings to drop to 1-3. Kansas City reached a franchise record with its 11th straight home loss.
Brewers Rally Past A's In 10
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Yuniesky Betancourt's two-out double in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Carlos Gomez from first base and gave the Brewers a 4-3 win over the A's. Oakland led 3-0 until the bottom of the eighth, when Jean Segura tripled in two runs and Aramis Ramirez singled in Segura. The loss for the A's spoiled a two-home run night for Yoenis Cespedes, who drove in all three of Oakland's runs. Pat Neshek took the loss in relief to go to 1-1.John Axford was the winning pitcher and improved to 2-3.
Braun, A-Rod Could Get Suspended
Another bombshell Major League Baseball scandal could be on the way. ESPN's "Outside the Lines" reports Tony Bosch, who ran the now closed Biogensis of America, plans on fully cooperating with MLB's investigation. This could lead to Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez facing 100-game suspensions in the upcoming weeks. Bosch is expected to start talks with MLB sometime next week. There are about 20 names total expected to be involved with the investigation, including potentially Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera and Mariners catcher Jesus Montero.
Tuesday, June 4 Scoreboard
Washington Nationals 3, New York Mets 2
Philadelphia Phillies 7, Miami Marlins 3 (11 inn)
Atlanta Braves 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (10 inn)
Colorado Rockies 5, Cincinnati Reds 4
Arizona Diamondbacks 7, St. Louis Cardinals 6 (14 inn)
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, San Diego Padres 7
New York Yankees 4, Cleveland Indians 3
Detroit Tigers 10, Tampa Bay Rays 1
Boston Red Sox 17, Texas Rangers 5
Baltimore Orioles 4, Houston Astros 1
Minnesota Twins 3, Kansas City Royals 0
Seattle Mariners 7, Chicago White Sox 4
Milwaukee Brewers 4, Oakland Athletics 3 (10 inn)
Los Angeles Angels 4, Chicago Cubs 3
San Francisco Giants 2, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Wednesday, June 5 Schedule (All Times Central)
11:10 a.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves
12:05 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies
6:05 p.m. - New York Mets at Washington Nationals
6:10 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at Cincinnati Reds
7:15 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals
9:10 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
12:05 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees
2:40 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners
6:08 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers
6:10 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox
7:10 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros
7:10 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals
1:10 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at Milwaukee Brewers
2:45 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at San Francisco Giants
6:05 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Angels