Cubs Drop Marathon Loss, Reds Clip Cardinals


Published on April 3 2014 6:16 am
Last Updated on April 3 2014 6:16 am
Written by Millie Lange

Pirates Edge Cubs In Marathon

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Tony Sanchez knocked in the winning run during the bottom of the 16th inning to send the Pirates to a 4-3 win over the Cubs. Emilio Bonifacio went 5-for-7 and crossed home plate once while Luis Valbuena was 3-for-6 with two walks and an RBI in defeat. Anthony Rizzo jacked a solo home run in the 12th. Carlos Villanueva suffered the loss. The Cubs and Bucs end the set today.

Reds Clip Cardinals In Ninth

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Pinch-hitter Chris Heisey singled in the lone run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the Reds clipped the Cardinals 1-0 at Great American Ball Park. Michael Wacha fanned seven while giving up three hits over six frames in the no decision. Carlos Martinez suffered the loss as the Redbirds managed just three hits. The teams have split the first two of their three-game season-opening series. The series ends today.

White Sox Trump Twins In 11 Innings

(Chicago, IL) -- Leury Garcia scored on a wild pitch by Sam Deduno in the bottom of the 11th inning as the White Sox outlasted the Twins 7-6 at U.S. Cellular Field. Alexi Ramirez went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI, while Adam Dunn connected on his first round-tripper of the season. Ronald Belisario picked up his first win in a White Sox uniform.

Braves Blank Brewers In Stellar Pitching Duel

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Aaron Harang outdueled Matt Garza as the Braves blanked the Brewers 1-0 at Miller Park. Both pitchers had no-hitters through six innings, but Chris Johnson connected for a solo homer off Garza in the top of the seventh to provide the game's only run. Logan Schafer then broke up Harang's bid with a leadoff single in the bottom of the seventh.  Harang allowed just two hits over six-and-two-thirds innings for the win and Craig Kimbrel notched his second save. Garza struck out seven over eight innings of two-hit, one-run ball to take the tough-luck loss. Atlanta took two-of-three in the series.

Nationals Knock Off Mets

(Flushing, NY) -- Gio Gonzalez struck out six and allowed a run over six innings to guide the Nationals to a 5-1 win over the Mets at Citi Field. Gonzalez also hit a solo homer two batters after Ian Desmond lifted a home run to put the Nats up for good in the fifth inning. Jayson Werth was 4-for-5 with a run scored for Washington, which has won the first two of this three-game series. Bartolo Colon gave up three runs in six innings for the loss. David Wright was 0-for-2 but knocked in the only run for the Mets.

Rockies Escape Miami's Rally

(Miami, FL) -- Colorado jumped out to an early five run lead and held off a late Miami rally to grab a 6-5 victory at Marlins Park  Five different Rockies recorded a RBI in the victory, and catcher Jordan Pacheco led the way with three hits. Jordan Lyles grabbed the win for Colorado, throwing 82 pitches through five-plus innings of work. Lyles was tagged for four runs on five hits in the contest. LaTroy Hawkins picked up the save. Henderson Alvarez had an early night after just three-plus innings on the mound. Alvarez gave up seven hits and six runs but only three were earned. Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs and homered in the loss.

Giants Blank Diamondbacks

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Tim Hudson was lights out for seven-and-two-thirds innings as the Giants shut out the Diamondbacks 2-0 at Chase Field. Hudson scattered three hits and struck out seven in his Giants debut, while Sergio Romo notched his second save of the season. The Giants struck in the fifth and sixth on an Angel Pagan single and a Michael Morse double. Arizona was held to three hits with Gerardo Parra recording two including a double. Trevor Cahill fell to 0-and-2, throwing six innings and giving up two runs.

Dodgers Cruise Past Padres

(San Diego, CA) -- The Dodgers scored three quick runs in the first inning and cruised to a 5-1 win over the Padres at Petco Park. Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford each doubled in the opening inning and scored three of the team's five runs between the two. Adrian Gonzales and Andre Ethier also drove in a run each. Dan Haren got the win for Los Angeles after allowing just one run in six innings while striking out six. Yonder Alonso drove in the lone run for the Padres. Tyson Ross suffered the loss after getting roughed up for four runs off five hits in five innings of work.

Tigers Top Royals In 10 Innings

(Detroit, MI) -- Ian Kinsler homered in the fourth and singled in the winning run in the 10th inning as the Tigers beat the Royals 2-1 at Comerica Park. Max Scherzer struck out seven over eight innings of four-hit shutout ball in a no-decision. Joe Nathan blew the save, allowing a sac-fly to Alex Gordon in the top of the ninth that tied the game at one for Kansas City. Al Albuquerque got the win. Tim Collins took the loss for the Royals. Starter Jason Vargas fanned six while allowing five hits and one runs in seven innings of work.  Former Tiger Omar Infante [[ in-FAHN-tay ]] had two of the Royals' six hits in defeat.

Kazmir, A's Shut Down Tribe

(Oakland, CA) -- Scott Kazmir and Dan Otero combined on a five-hitter as the A's beat the Indians 6-1 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader in Oakland.  Kazmir struck out five while allowing just three hits and no walks in seven innings for the win. Alberto Callaspo hit a two-run homer for the A's, who built a 5-0 lead in the third inning and cruised from there. Corey Kluber was tagged for eight hits and five runs in three-and-a-third innings to take the loss for Cleveland. Carlos Santana singled in the lone run for the Tribe in the ninth. Jason Kipnis had two of the Indians' five hits in defeat.

Indians, A's Split Twin Bill

(Oakland, CA) -- Michael Brantley singled in two runs during the top of the ninth inning to lift the Indians to a 6-4 win over the Athletics in Oakland.  Cleveland lost 6-1 in the first game of the doubleheader but won the three-game series.  Brantley finished with three RBI while Mike Aviles hit a two-run home run for the Tribe. Cody Allen picked up the win and John Axford added his second save. Jim Johnson struggled again, allowing three runs while blowing the save and slipping to 0-2. Sam Fuld was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in the loss.

Red Sox Slam Orioles

(Baltimore, MD) -- Mike Napoli homered and knocked in four runs to carry the Red Sox to a 6-2 win over the Orioles in Baltimore. David Ortiz also left the yard for Boston, which evened the three-game series at 1-1. Dustin Pedroia was 4-for-5 with two runs scored in the win. John Lackey tossed six innings of two-run ball with six strikeouts for the win. Nelson Cruz belted a two-run shot for Baltimore. Ubaldo Jimenez struck out six in as many innings of four-run ball for the loss in his O's debut.

Astros Keep Yankees Winless

(Houston, TX) -- Dexter Fowler and Matt Dominguez both hit solo homers as the Astros edged the Yankees 3-1 in the middle of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Fowler scored twice, while Robbie Grossman also plated a run for the 'Stros, who improved to 2-and-0 on the young season. Jarred Cosart tossed five shutout innings for the win. Josh Fields closed it out for the save.  Brett Gardner scored the lone run on a double play ball in the seventh inning for New York.  Brian Roberts was 3-for-4, while Brian McCann added a pair of hits in defeat. Hiroki Kuroda allowed two runs on three hits in six frames to suffer the loss.

Mariners Sweep Angels

(Anaheim, CA) -- The Mariners pulled off a three-game sweep of the Angels with an 8-2 win at Angel Stadium of Anaheim behind a strong performance from James Paxton. Paxton tossed seven shutout innings, striking out nine and allowing two hits to earn the victory. Mike Zunino, Justin Smoak and Corey Hart all left the yard. Robinson Cano had two hits and an RBI. Hector Santiago took the loss, allowing four runs in five innings. Mike Trout was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, while David Freese drove in the other run.

Rangers Walk-Off For Second Consecutive Night

(Arlington, TX) -- Jonathan Papelbon recorded only one out in the ninth as the Rangers scored three runs to walk-off on the Phillies 4-3 in Texas. Shin-Soo Choo drew a bases loaded walk to give the Rangers the win while four Rangers recorded ninth inning hits. Mitch Moreland pounded out a double and a triple while Leonys Martin drove in two runs in the victory. Robbie Ross threw five strong innings, giving up two earned runs on seven hits while striking out seven.  Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer in the loss while Carlos Ruiz recorded two hits for the Phillies. Papelbon took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits in the bottom of the ninth. Kyle Kendrick pitched seven full innings, giving up one run on five hits with four strikeouts.   

Wednesday, April 2 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Atlanta Braves 1, Milwaukee Brewers 0

Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Chicago Cubs 3 (16 inn)

Washington Nationals 5, New York Mets 1

Cincinnati Reds 1, St. Louis Cardinals 0

Colorado Rockies 6, Miami Marlins 5

San Francisco Giants 2, Arizona Diamondbacks 0

Los Angeles Dodgers 5, San Diego Padres 1


MLB American League

Detroit Tigers 2, Kansas City Royals 1 (10 inn)

Chicago White Sox 7, Minnesota Twins 6 (11 inn)

Oakland Athletics 6, Cleveland Indians 1

Boston Red Sox 6, Baltimore Orioles 2

Toronto Blue Jays 3, Tampa Bay Rays 0

Houston Astros 3, New York Yankees 1

Cleveland Indians 6, Oakland Athletics 4

Seattle Mariners 8, LA Angels of Anaheim 2


MLB Interleague

Texas Rangers 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3

Thursday, April 3 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

11:35 a.m. - Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates

11:35 a.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds

11:40 a.m. - Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins

12:10 p.m. - Washington Nationals at New York Mets

2:40 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks


MLB American League

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

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

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

9:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics


MLB Interleague

No Games Scheduled