Cards Win, Cubs Lose, Sox Still Losing

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Published on August 3 2013 12:24 pm
Last Updated on August 3 2013 12:24 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

>>Cards Pound Reds

(Cincinnati, OH)  --  The Cardinals offense exploded for 13 runs for a second straight night as they destroyed the Reds 13-3 in the first of three at Great American Ball Park.  St. Louis was coming off a 13-0 win over the Pirates.  Daniel Descalso left the yard twice, while David Freese drove in four and Allen Craig and John Jay each had three RBI.  Craig hit his 11th homer of the season.  Shelby Miller improved to 11-and-7 striking out eight and allowing three runs over five innings.  The Cards have won two in-a-row since ending a seven-game losing streak.  Bronson Arroyo was lit up for seven runs and didn't make it out of the fourth inning to take the loss for the Reds.  Joey Votto drove in all three runs courtesy of a three-run homer.  Cincinnati has lost six of seven.

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>>Dodgers Rip Cubs

(Chicago, IL)  --  Nick Punto was 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Dodgers dumped the Cubs, 6-2, at Wrigley Field.  Los Angeles has taken the first two of the four-game set.  Hyun-Jin Ryu earned his 10th win of the season.  Yasiel Puig had two hits and a run knocked in as LA jumped to 59-and-49.  Mark Ellis and Don Mattingly were both ejected in the fourth inning for arguing balls and strikes.  Junior Lake tallied four hits for the Cubs, who dropped to 49-and-60.  Darwin Barney and Cole Gillespie each had an RBI.  Travis Wood took the loss.  Chicago has 14 hits, but was 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position.

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>>Tigers Win Pitchers Dual Over White Sox

(Detroit, MI)  --  Doug Fister went eight strong innings and out-dueled the White Sox Hector Santiago as the Tigers beat Chicago 2-1 from Comerica Park.  Fister scattered seven hits and only gave one run as he improved to 10-and-5.  Joaquin Benoit pitched a hitless ninth for his 11th save of the season.   Austin Jackson blasted a homer and Jose Iglesias drove in a run in his Tigers' debut.  Detroit has now won six straight.  Hector Santiago allowed two runs on six hits and whiffed seven in seven strong innings, but suffered his seventh loss.  The South Siders have now lost eight straight.

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Today...Los Angeles Dodgers at Cubs at 3:05pm...Cardinals at Cincinnati at 6:10pm...White Sox at Detroit at 6:08pm