White Sox Win Rain-Shortened Game
Published on August 5 2014 6:15 am
Last Updated on August 5 2014 6:15 am
Written by Millie Lange
White Sox Top Rangers In Seven
(Chicago, IL) -- The White Sox topped the Rangers 5-3 in a rain-shortened, seven-inning contest at U.S. Cellular Field. Tyler Flowers was 3-for-3 with three RBI and a double shy of a cycle while Jose Abreu drove in two. Hector Noesi threw a complete-game and allowed one run to improve to 6-8 as Chicago snapped a two-game slide. Nick Martinez allowed five runs and walked three in five-plus innings of work for the loss. Rougned Odor tagged a two-run dinger in the loss and Adrian Beltre added the other RBI. The Rangers have lost four straight.
White Sox rookie slugger Jose Abreu is making history after his latest round of honors. Abreu has been named both the player and rookie of the month in the American League for July. It marks the first time someone has won both awards in the same month twice in one season.
Cubs Open Series With Rockies
(Denver, CO) -- The Cubs open up a three-game series with the Rockies from Coors Field in Denver tonight. Chicago sends Travis Wood to the mound. He's 7-9 with a 5.10 ERA. Colorado counters with Brett Anderson, who is 1-3 with a 3.12 ERA. First pitch is set for 7:40.
Prized Cubs infield prospect Javier Baez will be called up to make his major league debut tonight against the Rockies. The 2011 first-round pick is ranked by ESPN as the eighth-best prospect in baseball. Baez has hit .342 with nine homers since the Triple-A All-Star break.
Cardinals Host Red Sox
(St. Louis, MO) -- Lance Lynn will toe the rubber tonight as the Cardinals welcome the Red Sox to Busch Stadium. Lynn is 11-8 with a 2.98 earned run average on the season and is coming off back-to-back losses. Shelby Miller will face former Red Bird Joe Kelly in game two Wednesday with Adam Wainwright taking the rock in the finale on Thursday.
Sandoval Helps Giants Edge Mets In Ninth
(Flushing, NY) -- Pablo Sandoval doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning as the Giants edged the Mets 4-3 at Citi Field. Sandoval finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and Hunter Pence had two hits and scored twice as San Francisco took three-of-four in the series. Sergio Romo got credit for the win and Santiago Casilla nailed down his ninth save. Jenrry Mejia took the loss for New York. Daniel Murphy hit a two-run homer and David Wright plated a run with an infield single for the Mets. Juan Lagares had three hits in defeat.
Yankees Edge Tigers
(Bronx, NY) -- Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann plated a run each in the third inning as the Yankees held on for a 2-1 win over the Tigers in the opener of a four-game series in the Bronx. Brandon McCarthy allowed just an unearned run while striking out eight over five-and-two-thirds innings as he improved to 4-and-0 with New York. David Robertson pitched a perfect ninth for his 30th save. Brett Gardner had two hits and scored in the Yankees' third straight victory. Ian Kinsler knocked in the lone run in the fifth for Detroit, which had won its previous three. Max Scherzer gave up two runs on nine hits over seven frames as he fell to 13-4 with his first loss in eight starts.
Norris Sends Athletics Past Rays
(Oakland, CA) -- Derek Norris poked an RBI walk-off single up the middle in the bottom of the tenth as the Athletics edged the Rays 3-2 in Oakland. Jed Lowrie went 3-for-4 with a walk and an RBI for the A's, who had lost three of four. Jeff Samardzija tossed seven innings of two-run ball while Ryan Cook logged the win in relief. Evan Longoria hit a solo homer while Desmond Jennings was 2-for-5 with an RBI for Tampa Bay. Alex Cobb threw five-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball while former Oakland closer Grant Balfour took the loss for the Rays. Tampa has lost four of five.
Indians Bury Reds
(Cleveland, OH) -- Lonnie Chisenhall launched a three-run homer to help guide the Indians to a 7-1 win over the in-state rival Reds at Progressive Field. Yan Gomes belted a two-run shot and Michael Brantley went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI as Cleveland won its fourth straight. Corey Kluber struck out seven in seven-and-a-third innings of one-run ball to improve to 12-6. John Axford closed it out for his 10th save. Brayan Pena doubled in Cincinnati's lone run in the eighth inning. Alfredo Simon got rocked for five runs in five innings as he slipped to 12-7. The Reds have lost two of three.
Orioles Take Down Nationals
(Washington, DC) -- Caleb Joseph finished 2-for-3 with a solo homer and three RBI to lead the Orioles in a 7-3 win over the Nationals from DC. Nick Markakis hit a solo shot while J.J. Hardy went 4-for-4 and scored twice for Baltimore, which has won six of its last eight. Kevin Gausman allowed three runs in six innings to improve to 6-3 for the O's, who rallied for five runs between the seventh and eighth innings. Wilson Ramos hit a solo homer while Denard Span was 2-for-4 with a run for Washington. Tanner Roark fell to 11-7 after allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings. The Nationals have lost three of five.
Angels Blank Dodgers
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Garrett Richards struck out nine in his first career complete-game shutout to lead the Angels to a 5-0 win over the Dodgers in the first of their four-game home-and-home from Dodger Stadium. Richards improved to 12-4 with the victory. Josh Hamilton belted a solo homer, while Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each doubled in a run during a four-run first inning for Anaheim, which has won four of its last five. Zack Greinke got tagged for all five runs, three earned, in seven innings to fall to 12-7 for the Dodgers, who have lost three of four. Carl Crawford tallied a pair of hits in the loss.
Monday, August 4 Scoreboard
MLB National League
San Francisco Giants 4, New York Mets 3
MLB American League
New York Yankees 2, Detroit Tigers 1
Chicago White Sox 5, Texas Rangers 3 (7 inn)
Oakland Athletics 3, Tampa Bay Rays 2 (10 inn)
Cleveland Indians 7, Cincinnati Reds 1
Baltimore Orioles 7, Washington Nationals 3
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 0
Tuesday, August 5 Schedule (All Times Central)
MLB National League
6:05 p.m. - New York Mets at Washington Nationals
6:05 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Pittsburgh Pirates
7:10 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers
7:40 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies
MLB American League
6:05 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees
6:07 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays
7:10 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox
9:05 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics
6:05 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians
6:05 p.m. - Houston Astros at Philadelphia Phillies
7:10 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Minnesota Twins
7:15 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals
8:40 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Arizona Diamondbacks
9:10 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Seattle Mariners
9:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Los Angeles Dodgers