Brewers Blast Cubs, Giants Pound Cardinals


Published on June 2 2014 1:19 am
Last Updated on June 2 2014 1:19 am
Written by Millie Lange

Brewers Blast Cubs

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Lyle Overbay knocked in three runs to help the Brewers blast the Cubs 9-0 from Miller Park. Ryan Braun and Scooter Gennett both hit a homer for Milwaukee, which has won four of five.  Braun scored twice while Gennett touched home three times. Kyle Lohse allowed three hits and struck out six in the complete game shutout. He also drove in two runs at the plate. Jeff Samardjiza allowed eight runs in three innings for the loss. Chicago has lost four of its last five games.

The Cubs are back home starting a six-game homestand. Chicago hosts the Mets beginning Tuesday night. Jake Arrieta takes the hill against Zack Wheeler of New York. Edwin Jackson and Travis Wood will also take the mound against New York.

Giants Pound Cardinals

(St. Louis, MO) -- Joaquin Arias went 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Giants to an 8-0 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Brandon Crawford notched two RBI while Buster Posey and Gregor Blanco also batted in a run for San Fran, which has won five of six. Tim Hudson struck out six in seven shutout innings en route to his sixth win. Lance Lynn surrendered seven runs, four earned, in 3 1/3 innings to fall to 6-3. Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 for St. Louis, which has lost four of five

The Cardinals start a four-game home-and-home series with the rival Royals at Busch Stadium tonight. The game can be seen on ESPN at 7 p.m. Shelby Miller toes the rubber against Danny Duffy of KC. The series flips to Kansas City on Wednesday and Thursday.

White Sox Sink Padres

(Chicago, IL) -- Chris Sale tossed a complete game, two-hitter to guide the White Sox to a 4-1 win over the Padres in Chicago. Sale improved to 5-0 while giving up one run and striking out nine. Paul Konerko and Tyler Flowers both hit a homer for Chicago, which avoided the three-game sweep. Konerko finished with three RBI. Eric Stults took the loss after giving up four runs in six innings. Chase Headley lifted a solo homer for San Diego, which was looking for its first three-game series sweep of the season.

The White Sox are in L.A. taking on the Dodgers tonight. The first game starts a six-game journey in Southern California. The Sox also play at the Angels from Friday to Sunday. Jose Quintana toes the rubber opposite Clayton Kershaw in Game One. First baseman Jose Abreu is expected to be back from the 15-day disabled list.

Braves Double Up Marlins

(Miami, FL) -- Evan Gattis hit the game-winning homer in the top of the ninth to lift the Braves to a 4-2 win over the Marlins in Miami. Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Atlanta, which swept the three-game series. Alex Wood picked up the win in relief while Shae Simmons notched his first career save.  Nathan Eovaldi gave up two runs in eight innings for a no decision. Steve Cishek dished up the home run in the ninth for the loss. Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer for Miami.

Mets Top Phillies In Extras

(Philadelphia, PA) -- The Mets and Phillies went extras for the third consecutive night with New York walking away with a 4-3 victory in the 11th at Citizens Bank Park. Lucas Duda connected for a pinch-hit two-run dinger in the top of the 11th to give New York the lead while Chris Young and Curtis Granderson drove in a run each. Jonathon Niese went eight innings and gave up two runs for the no-decision. Josh Edgin grabbed the win in relief and Jenrry Mejia logged his sixth save.  Ryan Howard and Marlon Byrd each hit a homer in the loss. Phillippe Aumont took the loss in relief. Cole Hamels took a no-decision after seven frames of two-run ball.

Reds Hold Off Diamondbacks

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Alfredo Simon won his seventh game on the hill and led Cincinnati to a 4-3 victory over Arizona at Chase Field. Simon tossed 6 1/3 innings and gave up three while Aroldis Chapman threw a perfect ninth for his seventh save. Four solo shots accounted for the Reds scoring with Chris Heisey breaking the tie in the fifth. Zack Cozart, Todd Frazier and Ryan Ludwick went deep for the Reds, who have won three straight. Wade Miley gave up four runs through six-innings, but racked up nine strikeouts and walked none to fall to 3-6. Miguel Montero and Ender Inciarte grabbed an RBI each for Arizona, which has dropped three consecutive.

Pirates Down Dodgers

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Pedro Alvarez drove in three runs as the Pirates defeated the Dodgers 5-3 at Chavez Ravine. Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and three runs scored, while Josh Harrison also went deep for Pittsburgh, which took three-of-four in the series. Edinson Volquez struck out six over five innings of two-run ball as he improved to 3-4. Jason Grilli closed it out for his eighth save. Justin Turner homered and plated two and Scott Van Slyke knocked in a run in the ninth for the Dodgers, who have dropped four of their last five. Zack Greinke allowed a season-high four runs in six frames as he fell to 8-2 with the loss.

Twins Topple Yankees

(Bronx, NY) -- Phil Hughes tossed eight frames of two-run ball against his former team as the Twins topped the Yankees 7-2 from the Bronx. Hughes improved to 6- for Minnesota, which took two of three in the series. Brian Dozier doubled in the winning run after Josh Willingham hit a solo shot to tie the game in the top of the ninth. Eduardo Nunez also did damage against his former team with a two-run double during the six-run ninth. Chase Whitley allowed one run in five innings for a no decision. David Robertson blew the save and gave up five runs for the loss. New York has lost three of five.

Blue Jays Blank Royals

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer to help the Blue Jays beat the Royals 4-0 from Rogers Centre. Dioner Navarro also went deep for Toronto, which earned a split of the four-game series. Mark Buehrle became the first 10-game winner this season after eight scoreless innings. Jeremy Guthrie allowed two runs in seven innings for his fifth loss. Kansas City has lost six of eight.

Red Sox Blank Rays

(Boston, MA) -- Jon Lester struck out 12 over seven innings of scoreless baseball as the Red Sox sank the Rays 4-0 from Fenway Park.  Lester improved to 6-and-6 for Boston, which has won seven straight. Brock Holt went 4-for-4 with a run and two RBI in the win. Garin Cecchini was 1-for-2 with an RBI in his big-league debut. Erik Bedard gave up three runs in four-and-two-thirds innings for the loss. Evan Longoria was 2-for-4 for Tampa Bay, which has lost six in-a-row.

Orioles Top Astros

(Houston, TX) -- Manny Machado hit a grand slam to power the Orioles to a 9-4 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park. David Lough added a two-run homer and three RBI for Baltimore, which took the final two games of the four-game series. Nelson Cruz left in the third after getting hit by a pitch. Wei-Yin Chen improved to 6-2 allowing one run in 5 1/3 innings. Scott Feldman gave up nine runs in five-and-a-third innings for the loss. Matt Dominguez hit a two-run shot for Houston.

Athletics Top Angels

(Oakland, CA) -- Sonny Gray outdueled Jered Weaver to lift the Athletics past the Angels 6-3 and complete a three-game sweep at Coliseum. Gray improved to 6-1 with 6 2/3 of three-run ball and Sean Doolittle picked up his fifth save. Josh Donaldson drove in two runs while Jed Lowrie cranked a solo homer.  Weaver was rocked for six runs, five earned, through six frames to fall to 6-4. Erick Aybar doubled and drove in two while Albert Pujols knocked in the other run for LA.

Mariners Blank Tigers

(Seattle, WA) -- Roenis Elias struck out eight batters in a complete game effort to guide the Mariners to a 4-0 shutout win over the Tigers at Safeco Field.  Elias improved to 4-4 for Seattle, which has won three of five. Brad Miller hit a solo homer while Willie Bloomquist and James Jones also batted in a run.  Max Scherzer stuck out seven while allowing four runs in less than seven innings for his second loss. Detroit's offense recorded three hits in the outing.

Indians Top Rockies

(Cleveland, OH) -- Michael Bourn launched a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Indians to a 6-4 win over the Rockies at Progressive Field.  Michael Brantley was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI for Cleveland, which swept the three-game series. Josh Tomlin allowed three runs and struck out eight over 5 2/3 frames for a no decision. Scott Atchison picked up the win. Corey Dickerson hit a two-run homer for Colorado, which has lost six of seven.  Adam Ottavino took the loss.

Rangers Sink Nationals

(Washington, DC) -- Yu Darvish tossed eight innings of shut out baseball to lead the Rangers to a 2-0 win over the Nationals in D.C. Darvish struck out 12 on his way to 5-2. Joakim Soria notched his 11th save. Leonys Martin hit a solo homer while Donnie Murphy was 3-for-4 with the other RBI for Texas, which avoided the three-game sweep. The Nats were held to only five hits. Denard Span had two of them in defeat. Tanner Roark allowed a run in seven innings to take the loss. Washington has lost seven of its last 10 games.

Sunday, June 1 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Atlanta Braves 4, Miami Marlins 2

New York Mets 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3 (11 inn)

Milwaukee Brewers 9, Chicago Cubs 0

San Francisco Giants 8, St. Louis Cardinals 0

Cincinnati Reds 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3

Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 3


MLB American League

Minnesota Twins 7, New York Yankees 2

Toronto Blue Jays 4, Kansas City Royals 0

Boston Red Sox 4, Tampa Bay Rays 0

Baltimore Orioles 9, Houston Astros 4

Oakland Athletics 6, LA Angels of Anaheim 3

Seattle Mariners 4, Detroit Tigers 0


MLB Interleague

Cleveland Indians 6, Colorado Rockies 4

Texas Rangers 2, Washington Nationals 0

Chicago White Sox 4, San Diego Padres 1

Monday, June 2 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

6:05 p.m. - New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

9:10 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres


MLB American League

6:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians

6:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees


MLB Interleague

6:10 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins

6:20 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers

7:10 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals

9:10 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers