White Sox Clip Cubs, Cardinals Edge Braves
Published on May 6 2014 1:20 am
Last Updated on May 6 2014 1:20 am
Written by Millie Lange
White Sox Clip Cubs In 12th
(Chicago, IL) -- Marcus Semien doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning as the White Sox clipped the Cubs 3-1 in the first of two games at Wrigley Field. The teams will also play twice at U.S. Cellular Field later this week. Alejandro De Aza walked in a run in the ninth, while Jose Abreu plated the other run for the Southsiders, who have won two in-a-row after a four-game skid. Daniel Webb picked up his third win and Matt Lindstrom earned his fifth save. Junior Lake drove in the lone run in the sixth for the Northsiders, who have dropped two straight since a three-game winning streak. Justin Grimm suffered his first loss.
The Cubs and White Sox meet up again tonight at Wrigley Field. The Cubbies send Edwin Jackson and his 2-2 record to the mound. The Sox counter with Hector Noesi, who is 0-2 this season. First pitch from the Friendly Confines is set for 7:05.
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is being honored by Major League Baseball. The rookie has been named American League Player of the Month for April. Abreu hit .270 with 10 homers and 32 RBI during the month. He was also named Rookie of the Month.
White Sox pitcher Nate Jones is recovering after successful back surgery. The procedure was aimed at shaving a part of disc material which presses on a nerve or spinal cord. The 28-year-old hasn't pitched since April 3, but could begin baseball activities in about a month.
Cardinals Edge Braves
(Atlanta, GA) -- Shelby Miller tossed five-plus innings of two-run ball to help the Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Braves at Turner Field. Miller scattered six hits while striking out five as he improved to 4-2. Trevor Rosenthal locked up his ninth save. Matt Carpenter drove in two runs as part of his two-hit night and Peter Bourjos finished with two hits and an RBI. Aaron Harang took the loss, falling to 3-3 after six innings of four-run ball. Ramiro Pena went deep in the loss while Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis each had two hits.
The Cardinals continue their three-game series with the Braves in Atlanta tonight. Tyler Lyons takes the mound for St. Louis looking for his first win against two losses. The Braves counter with Gavin Floyd, who's making his 2014 debut. First pitch from Turner Field is set for 6:10.
Nationals Blank Dodgers After Three-Hour Delay
(Washington, DC) -- The Nationals walked away from Nationals Park with a 4-0 victory over the Dodgers after mother nature delayed the game for more than three hours. Jordan Zimmerman left with a no-decision after four-innings of shutout baseball and Aaron Barrett grabbed the win. Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Danny Espinosa duplicated the hit in the eighth. Denard Span finished with three hits in the victory. Zack Greinke took the loss and falls to 5-1 after a short three-inning outing. Carl Crawford collected three hits in the loss and Matt Kemp finished 2-for-4.
Giants Drop Pirates In 13 Innings
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- It took 36 hits and 21 runs before the Giants walked away with an 11-10 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park. Hector Sanchez had a four-hit game and drove in three, while Angel Pagan, Hunter Pence and Buster Posey had three hits each. Michael Morse and Brandon Hicks each drove in two. The Giants used seven pitchers in the game with Jean Machi grabbing the win and moving to 5-0. Sergio Romo recorded his 10th save. Andrew McCutchen was a home run short of the cycle in his four-hit performance and Pedro Alvarez drove in four runs and went deep in the loss. The Pirates countered with seven pitchers with Jared Hughes taking the loss. Jeff Locke gave up six runs over 5 1/3 innings in his first start of the season.
McGehee Delivers Winning Hit, Marlins Down Mets
(Miami, FL) -- Casey McGehee came through with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to send the Marlins to a 4-3 walk-off win over the Mets in Miami. The Fish rallied from a three-run deficit as Giancarlo Stanton and Jarrod Saltalamacchia also knocked in runs. Nate Eovaldi struck out ten over seven innings of three-run ball while Steve Cishek got the win. The Marlins have won six out of seven. Daniel Murphy and Curtis Granderson each hit solo homers for New York in support of Jon Niese, who struck out six over seven innings of five-hit, shutout ball. Scott Rice was charged with the loss after Daisuke Matsuzaka blew the save as the Mets lost their fourth in five games.
Brewers Beat D'backs With Four-Run Sixth
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Jean Segura smacked a two-run homer to cap off a four-run sixth inning as the Brewers beat the Diamondbacks 8-3 in the opener of a three-game series at Miller Park. Carlos Gomez went 2-for-2 with a home run, three RBI and three walks for the Brewers, who had lost four-of-five coming in. Martin Maldonado added a two-run blast and scored twice in the victory. Matt Garza tossed six innings of three-run ball for his second win. Aaron Hill finished 4-for-4 with a walk and two RBI for Arizona, which has lost two straight on the heels of a three-game winning streak. Mike Bolsinger allowed four runs in five frames as he dipped to 1-2.
Twins Send Indians Home In 10th
(Cleveland, OH) -- Eduardo Escobar launched a home run in the top of the 10th inning to lift the Twins to a 1-0 win over the Indians at Progressive Field in the opener of a four-game set. Reliever Caleb Thielbar grabbed the win and Glen Perkins locked up his eighth save with a perfect 10th. Minnesota was 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position, but still got back to .500 through 30 games with its third straight victory. Kyle Gibson tossed seven shutout innings, but wasn't apart of the decision. Cleveland was held to three hits, two from Mike Aviles. John Axford was handed his third loss of the season. Zach McAllister bounced back striking out eight through six-and-two-thirds innings for the Tribe, who are 2-8 in their last 10.
Tigers Blank Astros
(Detroit, MI) -- Max Scherzer cruised through eight innings to lead the Tigers to a 2-0 win over the Astros in the first of four from Comerica Park. Scherzer struck out nine and gave up three hits on his way to 4-1. Joe Nathan locked up his ninth save. Victor Martinez and Rajai Davis both had an RBI for Detroit, which has won six in-a-row. Jarred Cosart took the loss despite only giving up an unearned run in seven innings. Dexter Fowler, George Springer and Jonathan Villar each had a hit. Houston has dropped three straight.
Yankees Bullpen Falters In Loss To Angels
(Anaheim, CA) -- The Angels scored three runs in the eighth without putting a ball in play and knocked off the Yankees 4-1 at Angel Stadium. Albert Pujols recorded two hits in the victory while Howie Kendrick, John McDonald and Chris Iannetta recorded a RBI each after being walked with the bases loaded. Jered Weaver grabbed his third win of the season after dominating for eight-innings, giving up one run and striking out seven. Ernesto Frieri picked up his third save. Shawn Kelley fell to 0-2 after walking four in the eighth and giving up three runs. Mark Teixeira drove in the lone run for New York in his 1-for-3 performance and Derek Jeter collected two hits.
Mariners Double Up A's
(Oakland, CA) -- Stefen Romero was 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored, helping the Mariners defeat the Athletics 4-2 in the first of four from O.co Coliseum. Chris Young improved to 2-0 with six innings of two-run ball. Seattle evened up its record at 15 with its sixth win in seven tries. Fernando Rodney earned his eighth save with a perfect ninth. Oakland's only offense came via a Brandon Moss two-run round tripper. Scott Kazmir took his first loss of the season, giving up four runs in six innings. The A's are 19-13.
Happ, Blue Jays Blank Phillies
(Philadelphia, PA) -- J.A. Happ and four relievers combined on a seven-hit shutout as the Blue Jays blanked the Phillies 3-0 in the opener of a two-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Happ, making his first start of the year, gave up just three hits and four walks over five frames for the win. Brett Cecil closed it out for his second save. Jose Reyes homered, while Juan Francisco and Josh Thole also plated a run each for Toronto, which has won two in-a-row for the first time since April 18 and 19. Marlon Byrd went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk for the Phils, who had won their previous two. Kyle Kendrick yielded three runs in seven innings of work as he fell to 0-3. The teams will also meet for two games in Toronto on Wednesday and Thursday.
Rockies Roll Rangers
(Denver, CO) -- The Rockies bats exploded for 10 extra-base hits in an 8-2 route of the Rangers at Coors Field. Troy Tulowitzki crushed two home runs and drove in four, while Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 25 games with a two-run shot. Carlos Gonzalez, Drew Stubbs and Brandon Barnes each had two doubles. Jordan Lyles cruised to his fourth win of the season, giving up two runs in eight-plus innings. Martin Perez took the loss for Texas after five innings of work, allowing five runs on seven hits to fall to 4-2. Mitch Moreland drove in a run with his ninth-inning pinch hit single and Josh Wilson recorded an RBI in the loss.
Padres Get Walk-Off Win Over Royals
(San Diego, CA) -- The Padres came from behind for a third time on Will Venable's two-run single in the bottom of the 12th inning and earned a 6-5 win over the Royals at Petco Park. Jedd Gyorko tied the game in the ninth with a solo homer while Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer in the sixth which also tied the contest. Tim Stauffer was the eighth San Diego pitcher and recorded the win as the Friars won a second straight. Eric Hosmer hit a solo homer and drove in three while Yordano Ventura pitched six innings of three-run ball with ten strike outs in the start. Greg Holland blew the save in the ninth while Tim Collins took the loss. Kansas City has lost five in-a-row.
Monday, May 5 Scoreboard
MLB National League
Washington Nationals 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
San Francisco Giants 11, Pittsburgh Pirates 10 (13 inn)
Miami Marlins 4, New York Mets 3
St. Louis Cardinals 4, Atlanta Braves 3
Milwaukee Brewers 8, Arizona Diamondbacks 3
MLB American League
Minnesota Twins 1, Cleveland Indians 0 (10 inn)
Detroit Tigers 2, Houston Astros 0
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4, New York Yankees 1
Seattle Mariners 4, Oakland Athletics 2
Toronto Blue Jays 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Chicago White Sox 3, Chicago Cubs 1 (12 inn)
Colorado Rockies 8, Texas Rangers 2
San Diego Padres 6, Kansas City Royals 5 (12 inn)
Tuesday, May 6 Schedule (All Times Central)
MLB National League
6:05 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals
6:05 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates
6:10 p.m. - New York Mets at Miami Marlins
6:10 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves
7:10 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers
MLB American League
6:05 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
6:08 p.m. - Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers
6:10 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays
9:05 p.m. - New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
9:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics
6:05 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies
6:10 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Boston Red Sox
7:05 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs
7:40 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Colorado Rockies
9:10 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at San Diego Padres