D'backs Spoil Cubs Anniversary, Cardinals Drop Game


Published on April 24 2014 6:25 am
Last Updated on April 24 2014 6:25 am
Written by Millie Lange

D'backs Spoil 100th Anniversary Of Wrigley With Comeback Win Over Cubs

(Chicago, IL) -- Aaron Hill capped a five-run ninth inning with a two-run triple as the Diamondbacks spoiled the 100th anniversary of Wrigley field with a 7-5 win over the Cubs. Hill finished 4-for-5 and Miguel Montero delivered the game-tying RBI single off lefty James Russell with two outs in the ninth.  Trevor Cahill got the win and Addison Reed his fourth save as Arizona ended a four-game skid. Russell blew the save, but Pedro Strop was charged with the loss. Outfielder Justin Ruggiano connected for his first home run of the season for the Cubs in the loss.

The Cubs and Diamondbacks celebrated the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field by wearing throwback uniforms. The Cubs wore the 1914 jerseys of the Chicago Federals, while the D'backs wore the uniforms of the Kansas City Packers. The Federal League folded after 1915.

Mets Clip Cardinals

(Flushing, NY) -- The Cardinals walked in two during the fourth inning and Lucas Duda smacked a solo shot in the sixth to give the Mets a 3-2 win over the Cardinals at Citi Field.  New York has taken two of the first three in the four-game set. Jon Niese earned his first victory of the season, tossing six-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball. The Mets have won three of four to get above .500 at 11-10. Michael Wacha struck out 10, but only made it through four innings and gave up two runs to drop to 2-2. Matt Carpenter had four hits and Yadier Molina drove in a run. St. Louis is 12-10.

The Cardinals and Mets close out their four-game series at Citi Field this afternoon. Lance Lynn puts his 4-0 mark on the line against New York's Bartolo Colon, who is 1-3. First pitch is at 12:10 p.m. The Cards return home to host the Pirates starting Thursday.

White Sox Sink Tigers

(Detroit, MI) -- Marcus Semien hit the go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning to power the White Sox to a 6-4 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park. Jose Abreu also went deep with his seventh homer of the year for Chicago, which has won two of the first three games in the four-game set. Andre Rienzo picked up the win after tossing 6 1/3 innings of four-run ball. Matt Lindstrom notched his third save. Austin Jackson hit a two-run home run, and J.D. Martinez also knocked in two runs for Detroit, which had won two straight prior to the start of this set. Evan Reed took the loss in relief.

White Sox DH Paul Konerko has passed Hall of Famer Frank Thomas on the franchise's all-time list for total bases. Konerko had two singles and a double in last night's game against the Tigers. Konerko's two-bagger pushed him past the "Big Hurt" for first all-time. He has 3,950 total bases in his 15-plus seasons with Chicago.

Gattis Lifts Braves Over Marlins

(Atlanta, GA) -- Evan Gattis delivered a pinch-hit, two-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Braves to a 3-1 win over the Marlins at Turner Field.  Ryan Doumit singled in a run in the fourth for Atlanta, which took two-of-three in the series. Aaron Harang struck out 11 over six-plus innings of one-run ball in a no-decision.  David Carpenter got the win and Craig Kimbrel his sixth save. The Braves have won nine of their last 12 games.  Mike Dunn took the loss in relief for Miami. Giancarlo Stanton singled in a run in the sixth to tie the game at one for the Marlins, who fell to 1-and-8 on the road.

Giants Edge Rockies In 11

(Denver, CO) -- Hector Sanchez lifted a grand slam in the top of the 11th inning to help the Giants beat the Rockies 12-10 at Coors Field. Sanchez also had a solo shot in the win. Michael Morse left the yard twice and knocked in four runs for San Francisco, which salvaged the three-game series. Brandon Hicks and Brandon Belt also went deep in the win. Jean Machi improved to 4-0 out of the bullpen. Troy Tulowitzki, Charlie Blackmon and Justin Morneau all hit home runs for Colorado, which had won five of six prior to the setback. Blackmon and "Tulo" each ended with three RBI. Chad Bettis took the loss in relief.

Reds Top Pirates

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Billy Hamilton and Jay Bruce both had two hits, an RBI and scored a run in the Reds' 5-2 win over the Pirates in the third installment of a four-game series at PNC Park. Bruce added two steals, while Devin Mesoraco and Ramon Santiago both plated a run and scored a run for Cincinnati, which has won six of its last eight. Alfredo Simon tossed six-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball as he improved his mark to 3-1. Jonathan Broxton closed it out for his third save. Andrew McCutchen homered for the Bucs, who have lost five-of-six. Charlie Morton allowed four runs, three earned, in six frames as he slipped to 0-3.

Dodgers Thump Phillies

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Zack Greinke struck out 11 in seven frames while allowing just two runs to lift the Dodgers over the Phillies 5-2 at Dodger Stadium.  Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 and hit a solo homer, while Yasiel Puig also went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his eighth save for Los Angeles. Cole Hamels took the loss in his season debut after giving up two runs in six innings, while striking out five. Jayson Nix hit a solo homer in the eighth to cut the lead to 3-2 and Ryan Howard drove in the other run. The loss snaps the Phillies' three-game winning streak.

Perez Pitches Shutout As Rangers Sweep A's

(Oakland, CA) -- Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his second straight shutout as the Rangers blanked the A's 3-0 at O.co Coliseum. Perez walked two and struck out three to improve to 4-and-0 and extend his scoreless innings streak to 26. Alex Rios had an RBI triple, Michael Choice singled in a run and Donnie Murphy homered as Texas swept the three-game series. Sonny Gray fanned eight over seven innings of three-run ball, but suffered his first loss of the season to fall to 3-1. Josh Donaldson had a double and Jed Lowrie and Derek Norris each singled to account for Oakland's three hits.

Seager Sends M's To Walk-Off Win Over Astros

(Seattle, WA) -- Kyle Seager homered twice, including a three-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning, to power the Mariners to a 5-3 win over the Astros at Safeco Field. Seager hit a two-run shot in the seventh to pull Seattle within 3-2 and connected off Josh Fields for the game-winner with one out in the ninth. Fernando Rodney got credit for the win in relief as the M's snapped an eight-game losing streak. Houston starter Jarred Cosart took a shutout into the seventh but allowed two runs in six-and-two-thirds in a no-decision. Jason Castro hit a two-run double and Chris Carter homered for the Astros in defeat.

Indians Drop Royals

(Cleveland, OH) -- Jason Kipnis doubled in the eventual game-winning run during the seventh inning as the Indians rallied to beat the Royals 5-3 at Progressive Field. Michael Bourn finished 3-for-5 with two RBI for Cleveland, which has won two of the first three in the four-game set. Bryan Shaw grabbed the win in relief while John Axford added his eighth save. Mike Moustakas hit a solo homer and knocked in two runs for Kansas City, which has lost three of four. Salvador Perez also went deep to help KC go up 2-0 in the second inning. Kelvin Herrera took the loss out of the bullpen.

O's Sink Jays

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Nelson Cruz homered twice and drove in five runs to guide the Orioles to a 10-8 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto. Chris Davis and Matt Wieters also went deep for Baltimore, which has won two of three. Wieters finished 3-for-5 with two RBI. Chris Tillman gave up seven runs but picked up his third win. Tommy Hunter notched his sixth save. Brett Lawrie had a three-run homer while Jose Reyes and Ryan Goins also left the park for Toronto, which has lost four of seven. Todd Redmond took the loss in relief.

Twins Top Rays In 12

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Chris Colabello knocked in two runs with a single in the 12th inning to help the Twins top the Rays 6-4 from The Trop. Colabello also hit a two-run homer for Minnesota, which has won two of three. Casey Fien moved to 3-and-0 out of the bullpen while Glen Perkins notched his fourth save. Matt Joyce knocked in two runs while Desmond Jennings was 3-for-5 with two runs scored for Tampa Bay, which has lost six of nine overall. Josh Lueke took the loss.

Red Sox Drop Yankees

(Boston, MA) -- John Lackey struck out 11 in eight innings of one-run ball to help the Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park.  Mike Napoli went 3-for-4 and drove in a run while Dustin Pedroia and A.J. Pierzynski chipped in an RBI as well for Boston. Michael Pineda took his second loss of the season after surrendering two runs in one-and-two-thirds before being ejected after pine tar was found on his neck. Alfonso Soriano went 1-for-3 and drove in New York's only run. Brian Roberts and Carlos Beltran each went 2-for-4 for the Yankees, which have lost three of their last five.

Nationals Rally By Angels

(Washington, DC) -- Jose Lobaton kick started a four-run ninth inning with a solo homer to help the Nationals walk off on the Angels 5-4 from DC. Jayson Werth hit a two-run double and scored the game-winning run off an Adam LaRoche single. Drew Storen picked up the win for Washington, which avoided the three-game sweep. Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs in five-plus innings for a no decision. Jered Weaver also didn't factor after six innings of one-run ball for the Halos. Ernesto Frieri took the loss. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols were both 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for Los Angeles, which has lost three of five overall.

Wednesday, April 23 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Atlanta Braves 3, Miami Marlins 1

Arizona Diamondbacks 7, Chicago Cubs 5

San Francisco Giants 12, Colorado Rockies 10 (11 inn)

Cincinnati Reds 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 2

New York Mets 3, St. Louis Cardinals 2

Milwaukee Brewers 5, San Diego Padres 2

Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Philadelphia Phillies 2


MLB American League

Texas Rangers 3, Oakland Athletics 0

Seattle Mariners 5, Houston Astros 3

Cleveland Indians 5, Kansas City Royals 3

Baltimore Orioles 10, Toronto Blue Jays 8

Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit Tigers 4

Minnesota Twins 6, Tampa Bay Rays 4 (12 inn)

Boston Red Sox 5, New York Yankees 1


MLB Interleague

Washington Nationals 5, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4

Thursday, April 24 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

11:35 a.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates

12:10 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

1:20 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs

6:05 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals

9:10 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers


MLB American League

11:05 a.m. - Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians

12:08 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers

12:10 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays

6:07 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays

6:10 p.m. - New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

7:10 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros


MLB Interleague

No Games Scheduled