Dodgers Hold Off Padres, MLB Roundup


Published on April 2 2014 6:23 am
Last Updated on April 2 2014 6:23 am
Written by Millie Lange

Dodgers Hold Off Padres

(San Diego, CA) -- Kenley Jansen survived a bases-loaded jam in the ninth as the Dodgers held on for a 3-2 win over the Padres at Petco Park. Jansen allowed a walk and two hits but struck out Nick Hundley for the final out to notch his second save. Yasiel Puig went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer while Juan Uribe was 3-for-4 and scored in the win.  Zack Greinke pitched five innings of two-run ball for the victory as Los Angeles improved to 3-1. Ian Kennedy allowed three runs in five innings to take the loss for San Diego. Seth Smith hit his second homer in as many games as the Friars fell to 1-1.

Marlins Down Rockies Behind Eovaldi

(Miami, FL) -- Nate Eovaldi struck out six over six innings of two-run ball as the Marlins held on for a 4-3 win over the Rockies in Miami.The Fish managed just five hits, but saw Casey McGehee and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each knock in a run. Steve Cishek capped off the win by earning his first save as Miami improved to 2-0.  Brett Anderson pitched six innings and allowed four runs, three of which were earned for Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez each had RBI doubles in the loss as the Rox fell to 0-2.

Freeman Powers Braves Past Brewers

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Freddie Freeman hit a pair of solo homers as the Braves downed the Brewers 5-2 at Miller Park. Jason Heyward added a two-run shot while Alex Wood tossed seven innings of one-run ball for the victory.  Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his first save of the year as Atlanta moved to 1-1. Carlos Gomez went 1-for-2 with a solo homer, two walks and two runs for Milwaukee. Aramis Ramirez and Jonathan Lucroy each had two hits, while Kyle Lohse allowed three runs in seven innings and fanning eight, but took the The Crew fell to 1-1.

D'backs Rally Past Giants For First Win

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Gerardo Parra's sac-fly in the sixth inning plated the go-ahead run as the Diamondbacks rallied past the Giants 5-4 in the second of four games at Chase Field. Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock both doubled in a run as the D'backs erased a 4-0 first inning. Pollock finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored for Arizona, which improved to 1-and-3 on the year. Wade Miley settled down after a rocky first inning.  He ended up allowing four runs on six hits over seven innings as he evened his record at 1-1. Addison Reed, who took the loss in Monday's home opener, closed it out for his first save. Brandon Belt smacked a three-run homer in the first for the Giants, who fell to 1-1. Juan Gutierrez suffered the loss.

Astros Cruise Past Yankees

(Houston, TX) -- The Astros scored six times in the first two innings and cruised to a 6-2 victory over the Yankees at Minute Maid Park in the season opener for both teams.  Jesus Guzman hit a two-run homer in the first and L.J. Hoes added a solo shot in the second for Houston. Jose Altuve was also 2-for-4 with two RBI while Scott Feldman tossed 6 2/3 innings of two-hit ball to pick up the win for the 'Stros. CC Sabathia was tagged for all six Houston runs while striking out six in as many innings for New York. Brian McCann and Mark Teixeira each knocked in a run in the eighth for the Yankees in defeat.

Mariners Bats Explode Over Angels

(Anaheim, CA) -- Justin Smoak ripped a bases-loaded double in the third as the Mariners beat the Angels 8-3.  Brad Miller homered twice and combined with Smoak for six RBI in the victory while Dustin Ackley doubled in a run. Robinson Cano walked twice as the Mariners recorded 10 hits in the contest.  Erasmo Ramirez threw seven innings, scattering six hits and giving up two runs to record the victory. C.J. Wilson took the loss, giving up six runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. Josh Hamilton and Raul Ibanez each had two hits, while Ibanez hit a two-run dinger to get the Angels on the board.

Rangers Walk-Off On Phillies

(Arlington, TX) -- Adrian Beltre recorded his 14th career walk-off hit as the Texas Rangers slid by the Phillies 3-2 in Arlington. Beltre finished with two hits including a double while Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 with a walk. Martin Perez threw five-and-two-thirds innings of work, giving up two runs while striking out seven. A.J. Burnett was fantastic in his Philadelphia debut, throwing six innings of one-run ball while scattering seven hits. Jimmy Rollins got the Phillies on the board in the sixth with an RBI single and Ryan Howard followed with a double to score Rollins. Joakim Soria logged the win in his inning of work while Mario Hollands took the loss in his major league debut.

Cubs At Pirates Tonight

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- After a day off on Tuesday, the Cubs resume their season-opening series against the Pirates tonight at PNC Park. Edwin Jackson starts for Chicago, while Pittsburgh counters with Charlie Morton. The Cubs lost 1-0 on Monday on Neil Walker's home run in the 10th inning.

The Cubs are taking a flyer on veteran right-hander Joel Pineiro. He has signed a minor league contract and will go to Mesa, Arizona for extended spring training. The 35-year-old Pineiro has not pitched in the major leagues since 2011 with the Angels.

Spring training is over and the Cubs have set a new attendance record. The team's first year at Cubs Park in Mesa, Arizona drew a Cactus League record of nearly 214-thousand fans. That broke the previous mark of just over 203,000 set by the Cubs at HoHoKam Stadium in 2009.

Cardinals At Reds Tonight

(Cincinnati, OH) -- After a day off on Tuesday, the Cardinals resume their season-opening series against the Reds tonight in Cincinnati. Michael Wacha will start for St. Louis, while Cincinnati counters with Tony Cingrani. The Cardinals shut out the Reds 1-0 on Monday.

Voting for the Cardinals Hall of Fame continues through April 22. Fans can vote at for two of eight candidates. The top two among Keith Hernandez, Jim Edmonds, Bob Forsch, Willie McGee, Mark McGwire, Ted Simmons, Joe Torre and Matt Morris will be enshrined August 16.

White Sox Host Twins Today

(Chicago, IL) -- The White Sox are back at it this afternoon as they host the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field. Felipe Paulino takes the mound for Chicago, while Kevin Correia. First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. The White Sox opened the season with a 5-3 win over Minnesota on Monday.  

Tuesday, April 1 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Los Angeles Dodgers 3, San Diego Padres 2

Miami Marlins 4, Colorado Rockies 3

Atlanta Braves 5, Milwaukee Brewers 2

Arizona Diamondbacks 5, San Francisco Giants 4


MLB American League

Houston Astros 6, New York Yankees 2

Toronto Blue Jays 4, Tampa Bay Rays 2

Cleveland Indians at Oakland Athletics, (PPD, Rain)

Seattle Mariners 8, LA Angels of Anaheim 3


MLB Interleague

Texas Rangers 3, Philadelphia Phillies 2

Wednesday, April 2 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

12:10 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Milwaukee Brewers

6:05 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates

6:10 p.m. - Washington Nationals at New York Mets

6:10 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds

6:10 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins

8:40 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks

9:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres


MLB American League

12:08 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

1:10 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

2:35 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Oakland Athletics (Gm 1)

6:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles

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

7:10 p.m. - New York Yankees at Houston Astros

8:00 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Oakland Athletics (Gm 2)

9:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim


MLB Interleague

7:05 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Texas Rangers