Cubs Win Behind Hendricks, Cardinals Lose to Brew Crew, Sox Win

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Published on August 2 2014 8:09 am
Last Updated on August 2 2014 8:12 am
Written by Greg Sapp

 

Cubs Smoke Dodgers

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Cubs got to Dan Haren as they cruised to an 8-2 win over the Dodgers in the opener of a three-game set at Dodger Stadium. Starlin Castro had three hits and scored three runs, while Luis Valbuena had a home run and two RBI. Kyle Hendricks grabbed his second win allowing one run over seven innings for Chicago, which has won two straight. Haren gave up six earned runs and eight hits in four-and-one-third innings. He fell to 8-and-9. Despite LA's six-game winning streak coming to an end, Yasiel Puig stole the show scoring on an incredible slide at home in the sixth.

 

Brewers Top Cardinals

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Brewers jumped out to a 7-0 lead and held on for a 7-4 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Aramis Ramirez hit a solo shot in the win while Jonathan Lucroy hit a bases clearing double. Ryan Braun added two RBI for the Brewers, who have won two straight. Wily Peralta earned his 13th win with two-run ball over six-and-two-thirds innings and Francisco Rodriguez earned his 32nd save. Adam Wainwright lasted just five-and-a-third-innings and allowed seven runs for the loss. Matt Carpenter tripled and drove in three and Matt Holliday went deep as the Cardinals dropped their third contest in the last four.

 

White Sox Win Shootout Over Twins

(Chicago, IL) -- The White Sox scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth and held on for a 10-8 win over the Twins at U.S. Cellular Field. Tyler Flowers went deep, while Jose Abreu went 3-for-3 and drove in a run. Every White Sox starter recorded a hit and eight different players drove in runs. Chris Sale took a six inning no-decision and gave up four earned runs with Javy Guerra earning the win. Jake Petricka grabbed his seventh save for Chicago, which has won three out of four. Kurt Suzuki drove in three runs in the loss and Chris Parmelee went deep. Logan Darnell gave up four runs, walked four and struck out four in four frames for the no-decision. Casey Fien took the loss for the Twins, who dropped their third straight.

SATURDAY'S SCHEDULE

National League

6:15 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals

8:10 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers

American League

6:10 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox