Cubs Clip Mariners, Cardinals, White Sox Fall, ML Roundup


Published on July 1 2013 6:22 am
Last Updated on July 1 2013 6:28 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cubs Clip Mariners

(Seattle, WA) -- The Cubs went up 7-1 in the fourth inning and held on to beat the Mariners 7-6 in Seattle. Anthony Rizzo was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored for Chicago, which has won four-of-five including the last two of this three-game series. Alfonso Soriano added a pair of runs and an RBI for the Cubs. Edwin Jackson moved to 4-10 after giving up three runs in six-plus innings. Kevin Gregg picked up his 13th save.  Jeremy Bonderman gave up six total runs in 3 1/3 frames for the loss. Jason Bay and Raul Ibanez each had a solo home run for Seattle, which has lost four of its last five games. Kyle Seager added a two-run jack in defeat.


Athletics Sink Cardinals

(Oakland, CA) -- Jed Lowrie hit a two-run homer and knocked in three runs as the Athletics sank the Cardinals 7-5 in Oakland. Josh Donaldson added a solo homer for Oakland, which has won four-of-five overall. Tommy Milone evened his record at 7-7 after giving up five runs, four earned, in six innings. Grant Balfour locked up his 19th save. Carlos Beltran and Allen Craig put the Cards up 3-0 in the first after a two-run and solo homer, respectively. Matt Carpenter also had a solo homer for St. Louis, which has lost three-of-four. Jake Westbrook allowed six runs in four frames for the loss.


Masterson, Tribe Top White Sox

(Chicago, IL) -- Justin Masterson tossed a complete game six-hitter to pace the Indians to a 4-0 shutout over the White Sox in Chicago.  Masterson improved to 10-6 while striking out eight. Michael Brantley was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs for Cleveland, which swept the four-game series to pull even with the Tigers atop the AL Central. Chris Sale saw his record drop to 5-7 after he gave up three runs while striking out 10 in eight frames. Alejandro De Aza had two of the six hits for Chicago, which has lost five in-a-row.


Davis Homers As O's Sweep Yankees

(Baltimore, MD) -- Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 31st homer of the year to help the Orioles in a 4-2 win over the Yankees at Camden Yards, completing a three-game sweep. Davis says getting their first sweep of the year out of the way is important. Manny Machado and Nate McLouth also hit solo homers for Baltimore. Chris Tillman tossed six innings of two-run ball to improve to 10-2 while Jim Johnson earned his major league-leading 28th save of the year. The O's have won four straight. Robinson Cano hit a solo homer for New York while Hiroki Kuroda allowed four runs in six innings to fall to 7-6. The Yanks have lost five straight overall.

Pirates Pop Brewers In 14

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Russell Martin singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Pirates a 2-1 win over the Brewers in Pittsburgh. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says the entire team is dedicated. Andrew McCutchen tied the game with a run-scoring single in the eighth for Pittsburgh, which has won nine straight. Tom Watson picked up the win with three shutout relief innings. Logan Schafer knocked in a run with a sacrifice in the second for Milwaukee, which has lost five in-a-row. Francisco Rodriguez suffered the loss out of the bullpen. The game was delayed two hours and 20 minutes.


Nationals Whip Mets

(Flushing, NY) -- Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs as the Nationals rolled the Mets 13-2 in New York. Kurt Suzuki also had a two-run shot and three RBI for Washington, which took two-of-three in the series. Adam LaRoche and Jayson Werth both had a solo homer in the win. Werth scored four runs for the Nats. Gio Gonzalez struck out seven in as many innings of three-it, shutout ball for his fifth win. Zack Wheeler allowed five runs in 4 2/3 frames for the loss. John Buck hit a two-run home run for New Yor


Braves Sweep Diamondbacks

(Atlanta, GA) -- Freddie Freeman belted a three-run homer to power the Braves past the Diamondbacks, 6-2. Dan Uggla added a two-run shot and Brain McCann had a solo homer for Atlanta, which swept the three-game set at Turner Field.  Paul Maholm allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings for the win.  Trevor Cahill gave up six runs in four-and-a-third innings for his 10th loss. Paul Goldschmidt plated both runs on a pair of double plays.  A.J. Pollock scored twice for Arizona, which has lost six of its last seven games.


Dodgers Cruise Past Phillies

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Six different players drove in runs to back seven shutout innings from Stephen Fife, as the Dodgers cruised past the Phillies 6-1 at Chavez Ravine. Fife gave up just four hits and a walk as he upped his record to 3-2. A.J. Ellis went 3-for-4 with an RBI-double and a run scored, while Matt Kemp plated a run and scored twice for the Dodgers, who won three-of-four in the series and have won eight of their last nine overall. Yasiel Puig finished 4-for-5 with two runs scored in the victory. Jimmy Rollins knocked in the lone run in the ninth inning for Philadelphia.  Kyle Kendrick allowed four runs and 10 hits over six frames as he slipped to 7-5 with the loss.


Giants Down Rockies To Snap Six-Game Skid

(Denver, CO) -- Hunter Pence belted a two-run homer and Buster Posey added a solo shot as the Giants downed the Rockies 5-2 to avoid a three-game sweep at Coors Field. Guillermo Quiroz had two hits and an RBI for San Francisco, which snapped a six-game losing streak. Madison Bumgarner tossed seven innings of one-run ball as he improved to 8-5 with the win.  Sergio Romo closed it out for his 19th save. Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo homer and Wilin Rosario doubled in the other run for the Rockies, who have dropped four-of-six. Michael Cuddyer singled in the eighth inning to extend his hitting streak to 27 games. Drew Pomeranz, who was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs before the game, allowed four runs in 4 1/3 frames to suffer the loss in his season debut.


Rays Rip Tigers

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Jose Lobaton was 3-for-3 with two RBI as the Rays knocked off the Tigers 3-1 in Florida. Jeremy Hellickson improved to 7-3 after striking out six in six-plus innings of one-run ball. Fernando Rodney secured his 17th save for Tampa Bay, which won the final two games of this three-game series. Miguel Cabrera lifted his 25th homer and knocked in his MLB-best 82nd run for Detroit, which has lost five-of-six overall. Rick Porcello gave up three runs in six innings as his record fell to 4-6.


Angels Sweep Astros In Houston

(Houston, TX) -- Josh Hamilton doubled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Angels completed a three-game sweep of the Astros with a 3-1 win at Minute Maid Park. Hamilton came around to score on a throwing error by Jake Elmore. Mark Trumbo hit a solo homer in the fourth for the Halos, who have won six straight. C.J. Wilson struck out 10 while allowing just one unearned run on three hits over seven frames as he upped his mark to 8-5. Ernesto Frieri closed it out for his 21st save. Brandon Barnes scored the lone run for Houston on a throwing error by Alberto Callaspo in the sixth inning. Jose Cisnero fell to 2-1 with the loss. The Astros have dropped five-of-six.


Royals Outslug Twins

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Eric Hosmer's ninth-inning solo homer held up as the Royals outslugged the Twins 9-8 at Target Field. David Lough hit a solo shot in the eighth to break a seven-all tie. He ended 4-for-4 with three RBI and four runs scored, while Johnny Giavotella was 3-for-4 with two RBI and scored a run for KC, which earned a split in the four-game set.  Alcides Escobar also drove in two runs in the victory. Aaron Crow picked up the win in relief. Greg Holland gave up a solo homer to Trevor Plouffe in the bottom of the ninth but held on for his 17th save. Justin Morneau and Clete Thomas both hit two-run homers for the Twins, who have dropped four-of-six. Jared Burton fell to 1-5 with the loss.


Rangers Roll Reds

(Arlington, TX) -- Leonys Martin was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs as the Rangers defeated the Reds, 3-2. Nelson Cruz was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Texas, which took two-of-three in the series from Rangers Ballpark. Yu Darvish struck out eight over 6 2/3 innings of shutout ball as he improved to 8-3. Joe Nathan registered his 27th save. Jay Bruce and Chris Heisey each drove in a run with a sac-fly in the eighth for Cincinnati, which has lost four-of-five overall. Mat Latos gave up three runs in 6 2/3 innings as he dipped to 7-2.


Sunday, June 30 Scoreboard


Washington Nationals 13, New York Mets 2

Miami Marlins 6, San Diego Padres 2

Pittsburgh Pirates 2, Milwaukee Brewers 1 (14 inn)

Atlanta Braves 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 2

Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Philadelphia Phillies 1

San Francisco Giants 5, Colorado Rockies 2



Boston Red Sox 5, Toronto Blue Jays 4

Tampa Bay Rays 3, Detroit Tigers 1

Los Angeles Angels 3, Houston Astros 1

Cleveland Indians 4, Chicago White Sox 0

Kansas City Royals 9, Minnesota Twins 8

Baltimore Orioles 4, New York Yankees 2


MLB Interleague

Texas Rangers 3, Cincinnati Reds 2

Oakland Athletics 7, St. Louis Cardinals 5

Chicago Cubs 7, Seattle Mariners 6


Monday, July 1 Schedule (All Times Central)


6:05 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals

6:10 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Miami Marlins

6:10 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds

6:10 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Mets



12:07 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays

7:10 p.m. - New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins

7:10 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros


MLB Interleague

No Games Scheduled