Major League Roundup -- June 23


Published on June 24 2013 6:27 am
Last Updated on June 24 2013 6:27 am
Written by Millie Lange

Rangers Edge Cardinals After Long Rain Delay

(St. Louis, MO) -- Ian Kinsler singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to send the Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Cardinals after a long rain delay at Busch Stadium. Kinsler's single came after Leonys Martin knocked in the tying run and Pete Kozma made a crucial error on a line drive at shortstop. Robbie Ross picked up the win in relief and Joe Nathan recorded his 25th save as Texas completed the three-game sweep and won its fifth straight overall. Adam Wainwright was saddled with the loss for St. Louis as he was charged with two runs, one unearned, over six-and-two-thirds innings. Matt Carpenter hit a solo homer in the sixth for the Cards, who had won three out of four prior to being swept in this series.  The start of the game was delayed nearly three hours by rain.


Cubs Crush Astros

(Chicago, IL) -- Ryan Sweeney went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and six RBI as the Cubs crushed the Astros 14-6 at Wrigley Field. Anthony Rizzo finished 3-for-3 with a two-run homer, four RBI and four runs scored for the Cubs, who took the rubber match of the three-game set. Jeff Samardzija allowed four runs, three earned, in seven frames as he improved to 5-7. Chris Carter was 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored for Houston, which has alternated wins and losses over its last eight games.  Jordan Lyles yielded eight runs, five earned, in five frames as he fell to 4-2 with the loss.


Royals Rally Past White Sox

(Kansas City, MO) -- Elliot Johnson and David Lough scored on an error in the eighth inning to put the Royals up for good as they went on to drop the White Sox 7-6 in Kansas City. Alex Gordon finished 2-for-4 with two RBI while George Kottaras and Jarrod Dyson both had a solo homer for Kansas City, which snapped a four-game slide to avoid the three-game sweep. Luke Hochevar picked up the win and Greg Holland added his 16th save. Adam Dunn lifted a two-run shot for Chicago, which has lost four-of-six. He ended with four RBI and two hits. Gordon Beckham chipped in with a pair of runs batting in for the Pale Hose.  Jesse Crain suffered the loss in relief.


Mets Blank Phils In Rubber Match

(Philadelphia, PA) -- David Wright finished a single shy of the cycle to back six shutout innings from Matt Harvey, as the Mets blanked the Phillies 8-0 in the rubber match of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Wright and Marlon Byrd drove in two runs each, while Eric Young Jr. went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Mets, who have won five of their last seven. Harvey gave up just two hits while striking out six as he upped his mark to 7-1. He also had an RBI-double, but did not return after a 20-minute rain delay.  John Lannan permitted six runs, four earned, in five-plus frames as he fell to 0-2. The Phils have lost three-of-four.


Rockies Hold Off Nationals

(Washington, DC) -- Michael Cuddyer and Nolan Arenado each hit a solo home run to power the Rockies past the Nationals 7-6 at Nationals Park.  Cuddyer finished 3-for-4 with four RBI for Colorado, which took the final two games of this four-game series. Cuddyer also extended his hit streak to 21 games. Dexter Fowler was 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the win.  Jorge De La Rosa improved to 8-4 after giving up just two runs in six innings of work. Jhonatan Solano knocked in two runs to cap a four-run eighth inning for Washington. Nats outfielder Jayson Werth left in the fourth with an apparent leg injury. Ross Detwiler gave up seven runs in 3 2/3 frames for his sixth loss.


Braves Beat Brewers

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Brian McCann hit a first-inning grand slam to help the Braves cruise by the Brewers 7-4 in Milwaukee. He finished 3-for-4 in the win. Chris Johnson and Jordan Schafer also left the ball park for Atlanta, which snapped a three-game slide to avoid the three-game sweep. Paul Maholm allowed four runs in five innings for the win. Craig Kimbrel locked up his 21st save.  Jonathan Lucroy belted a two-run homer for Milwaukee. Logan Schafer added two RBI in defeat. Alfredo Figaro gave up six runs in three-and-a-third innings for the loss.


Marlins Take Three-Of-Four From Giants

(San Francisco, CA) -- Justin Ruggiano homered twice and knocked in three runs as the Marlins beat the Giants 7-2 at AT&T Park. Marcell Ozuna added a solo shot during a four-run ninth and drove in two runs total for Miami, which took three-of-four in the series. Nate Eovaldi struck out seven while giving up just two runs over six innings for his first win. Hunter Pence went deep for the Giants, who have dropped six-of-nine. Matt Cain struck out eight over six frames, but permitted three runs and six hits to suffer the loss and fall to 5-4.


Reds Double Up D'backs To Avoid Sweep

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Shin-Soo Choo and Brandon Phillips both homered in the first inning as the Reds doubled up the Diamondbacks 4-2 to avoid a three-game sweep in Arizona. Zack Cozart plated a run and scored a run for Cincinnati, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Mat Latos struck out 13 over seven-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball as he upped his mark to 7-1. Aroldis Chapman gave up a run in the ninth but held on for his 19th save. Miguel Montero and Wil Nieves drove in a run each for the D'backs, who had won their previous four. Randall Delgado allowed four runs, three earned, in five frames as he fell to 0-1.


Dodgers Drop Padres

(San Diego, CA) -- Adrian Gonzalez and Hanley Ramirez left the ballpark in the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a 3-1 win over the Padres in San Diego. Juan Uribe doubled in Gonzalez during the seventh inning for Los Angeles, which won the final two of this four-game series. Brandon League picked up the win while Kenley Jansen secured his fourth save. Chris Capuano allowed no runs and four hits in five innings for a no decision.  Carlos Quentin hit a homer in the seventh for San Diego, which has lost four-of-six overall. Andrew Cashner also finished with a no decision after giving up a run in eight frames.  Huston Street dipped to 0-4 after giving up both homers.


Twins Top Tribe To Avoid Sweep

(Cleveland, OH) -- Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia drove in two runs apiece as the Twins topped the Indians 5-3 to avoid a three-game sweep at Progressive Field. Joe Mauer had two hits, a walk and scored three runs for Minnesota, which has won four of its last six. Pedro Hernandez gave up two runs over five innings to pick up the win and improve to 3-1. Glen Perkins closed it out for his 19th save. Drew Stubbs homered and Jason Kipnis went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Indians, who had won their previous four. Carlos Carrasco allowed three runs in less than five frames as he fell to 0-3 with the loss.


Blue Jays Blast O's For 11th Straight Win

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI as the Blue Jays blasted the Orioles 13-5 to sweep the three-game series in Toronto. Colby Rasmus added a solo shot and Jose Bautista drove in three runs and scored twice for the Jays, who have won 11 in-a-row.  Josh Johnson allowed four runs across six-plus innings as he improved to 1-and-2 with the victory. Ryan Flaherty homered twice and knocked in three for the O's, who have dropped five-of-eight. Freddy Garcia was rocked for seven runs in just 2 1/3 frames as he fell to 3-5.


Tigers Top Red Sox

(Detroit, MI) -- Prince Fielder drove in three runs to help the Tigers top the Red Sox 7-5 in Detroit. Austin Jackson was 2-for-2 with three walks and as many runs for Detroit, which took three-of-four from Boston.  Justin Verlander allowed four runs in five frames for a no decision.  Joaquin Benoit picked up the win in relief. Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-4 with a pair of runs for Boston. David Ortiz also ended with three hits in defeat. Felix Doubront gave up three total runs in five innings for a no decision. Andrew Miller took the loss.


Rays Down Yankees For Four-Game Split

(Bronx, NY) -- James Loney's two-run single in the seventh inning broke a one-all tie and lifted the Rays to a 3-1 win over the Yankees in the Bronx.  Ben Zobrist plated the other run for Tampa, which earned a split in the four-game set. Chris Archer tossed six innings of one-run ball to up his mark to 2-3 with the victory. Fernando Rodney closed it out for his 15th save. Robinson Cano drove in the lone run for the Yanks, who have lost three-of-five. Ivan Nova allowed three runs in 6 2/3 frames as he slipped to 2-2.


M's Double Up A's

(Seattle, WA) -- Kendry Morales connected on a three-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Mariners to a 6-3 win in the rubber match of their three-game series with the Athletics at Safeco Field. Raul Ibanez hit two home runs with three RBI, while reliever Oliver Perez improved to 2-1. Perez pitched two shutout innings as Seattle improved to 34-43. Brandon Moss connected for his 14th homer of the season, a solo shot that tied the game at three for Oakland in the eighth.  Jarrod Parker wasn't apart of the decision, dealing seven innings of three-run ball with six strikeouts. Grant Balfour took the loss. The A's are 44-34.


Pirates Nip Angels

(Anaheim, CA) -- The Pirates scored three in the ninth and four in the 10th to drop the Angels 10-9 in Anaheim. Pedro Alvarez hit his 19th home run of the season for Pittsburgh, which swept the three-game series.  Russell Martin knocked in two runs while Alvarez and Neil Walker scored twice in the win. Mark Melancon picked up the win in relief. J.B. Shuck was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs, two RBI and two steals for Los Angeles.  Howie Kendrick, Alberto Callaspo and Erick Aybar also touched home twice in defeat. Kevin Jepsen suffered the loss out of the bullpen.

Sunday, June 23 Scoreboard


New York Mets 8, Philadelphia Phillies 0

Colorado Rockies 7, Washington Nationals 6

Atlanta Braves 7, Milwaukee Brewers 4

Miami Marlins 7, San Francisco Giants 2

Cincinnati Reds 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 2

Los Angeles Dodgers 3, San Diego Padres 1



Minnesota Twins 5, Cleveland Indians 3

Toronto Blue Jays 13, Baltimore Orioles 5

Detroit Tigers 7, Boston Red Sox 5

Tampa Bay Rays 3, New York Yankees 1

Kansas City Royals 7, Chicago White Sox 6

Seattle Mariners 6, Oakland Athletics 3 (10 inn)


MLB Interleague

Chicago Cubs 14, Houston Astros 6

Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Los Angeles Angels 9 (10 inn)

Texas Rangers 2, St. Louis Cardinals 1


Monday, June 24 Schedule (All times are Central)


9:10 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres

9:10 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers



6:05 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles

6:10 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays


MLB Interleague

No Games Scheduled