Cubs, Giants Split; Cardinals At Phillies Tonight


Published on August 22 2014 2:21 am
Last Updated on August 22 2014 2:21 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cubs Top Giants In Resumption, Giants Take Second Game

(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs held off the Giants 2-1 on Thursday in the resumption of Tuesday's game that was initially called a Chicago win. San Francisco protested the result and won.  The game picked back up in the fifth inning with the Cubs up 2-0. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the first inning to power the Cubs. Starter Tsuyoshi Wada threw five innings of shutout ball for the win.  Hector Rondon added his 19th save. Joe Panik knocked in the only run for San Francisco.  Starter Ryan Vogelsong took the loss.

Madison Bumgarner fanned 12 in seven innings to guide the Giants to a 5-3 win over the Cubs in the rubber match of their three-game series from Wrigley Field. Bumgarner improved to 14-9 with the win and Santiago Casilla closed it out for his 11th save. Buster Posey went a perfect 4-for-4 with a solo shot and Pablo Sandoval totaled a trio of hits and two RBI for San Francisco, which has won four of five. Travis Wood got tagged for four runs in six innings to fall to 7-and-11 for Chicago. Justin Ruggiano and Welington Castillo both went deep as the Cubs, who beat the Giants 2-1 earlier in the day to complete Tuesday's postponed game.

The Cubs welcome the Orioles to Wrigley today for the first of three games. Chicago is going with former Baltimore hurler Jake Arrieta while the O's send Kevin Gausman to the hill. The Cubs are 54-72.

The Cubs made a few moves Thursday. Chicago placed starter Edwin Jackson on the disabled list with a right lat strain and placed shortstop Starlin Castro on the bereavement list. The Cubs recalled Logan Watkins and Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa.

Cardinals At Phillies Tonight

(Philadelphia, PA) -- After a day off on Thursday, the Cardinals are back in action tonight in Philadelphia. They play the Phillies in the first of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Shelby Miller is slated to start for St. Louis, while Philadelphia counters with 5-11 Kyle Kendrick.

White Sox At Yankees

(Bronx, NY) -- The White Sox are on the road tonight for the first of a three-game set from the Bronx. Chicago is sending John Danks to the mound opposite Shane Greene of the Yankees. The Sox are 59-68 after getting swept by Baltimore the last three games.

Second baseman Gordon Beckham is on the move. The White Sox sent him to the Angels for a player to be named later Thursday. Beckham has struggled to a .221 average with seven home runs and 36 RBI this year with Chicago. He's a career .244 hitter in 739 games for the Sox.  

Nationals Walk-Off Diamondbacks To Push Win Streak To 10

(Washington, DC) -- A throwing error in the bottom of the ninth by Diamondbacks third baseman Jordan Pacheco allowed Denard Span to score as the Nationals walked off Arizona for the second-straight day 1-0 from Nationals Park. Span singled off Oliver Perez to begin the final frame, stole second base and scored after Anthony Rendon reached on the error. Rafael Soriano picked up the win to improve to 4-1. The Nats have won 10 straight including six walkoffs. Perez took the loss for the Snakes and is 2-3.

Braves Torch Reds

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Braves used a five-run third inning to power them to an 8-0 victory over the Reds at Great American Ball Park. Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Andrelton Simmons hit a solo shot and totaled two RBI. Jason Heyward and Chris Johnson each batted in a run to help Atlanta pick up its sixth win in seven games. Julio Teheran threw six shutout innings for the win. David Holmberg took the loss after getting rocked for six runs in less than three innings. Cincy dropped its sixth straight.

Yankees, McCarthy Shut Out Astros

(Bronx, NY) -- Brandon McCarthy fired a four-hitter as the Yankees shut out the Astros 3-0 in the Bronx. McCarthy struck out eight without a walk to improve to 5-2 for New York, which avoided a three-game sweep. Chase Headley doubled in two runs in the second inning and scored on a sac-fly by Ichiro Suzuki to provide the Yankee offense. Mark Teixeira had two hits and scored a run in the win. Dallas Keuchel went the distance in defeat, allowing seven hits and three runs over eight frames to fall to 10-9. Dexter Fowler had a double to highlight the Houston attack.

Twins Top Indians Behind Hughes

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Phil Hughes and two relievers combined on a five-hitter as the Twins topped the Indians 4-1 at Target Field. Hughes struck out eight while allowing five hits and one run in seven innings to improve to 14-8. Glen Perkins got the final three outs for his 32nd save as Minnesota salvaged the finale of the three-game series. Trevor Plouffe snapped a 1-all tie with a two-run double in the sixth and Oswaldo Arcia doubled home an insurance run in the eighth. Kevin Vargas went 3-for-4 with a solo homer for Minnesota.  Corey Kluber fell to 13-7 with the loss. Zach Walters homered for the Tribe.

Rays Beat Price With One Hit In Tampa Return

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Alex Cobb and two relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Rays spoiled David Price's return to Tampa with a 1-0 win over the Tigers at Tropicana Field. Cobb allowed just two hits and two walks over seven shutout innings to move to 9-6 with the win. Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his 14th save as Tampa Bay avoided a three-game sweep. Brandon Guyer tripled in the only run of the game in the first inning for the Rays. Price allowed just that one hit and an unearned run in a complete game loss for Detroit. The Rays traded Price to the Tigers at the non-waiver deadline on July 31.

Shoemaker, Angels Blank Red Sox

(Boston, MA) -- Matt Shoemaker cruised to the victory helping the Angels shutout the Red Sox, 2-0, as they completed a four-game sweep at Fenway Park.  Shoemaker carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. He completed seven-and-two-thirds innings with nine strikeouts to improve to 12-4. Jason Grilli locked his first save with Los Angeles, which sits at 76-50. Kole Calhoun and Josh Hamilton each had an RBI. Boston's only hit came off the bat of Will Middlebrooks. Rubby De La Rosa took his fifth loss giving up two runs in six-and-two-thirds innings with eight K's.

Thursday, August 21 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Washington Nationals 1, Arizona Diamondbacks 0

Chicago Cubs 2, San Francisco Giants 1 (Completion from Tuesday)

Atlanta Braves 8, Cincinnati Reds 0

San Francisco Giants 5, Chicago Cubs 3

Los Angeles Dodgers 2, San Diego Padres 1

MLB American League

New York Yankees 3, Houston Astros 0

Minnesota Twins 4, Cleveland Indians 1

Tampa Bay Rays 1, Detroit Tigers 0

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2, Boston Red Sox 0

Friday, August 22 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

6:05 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals

6:05 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies

6:10 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds

7:10 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers

7:40 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies

8:40 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks

9:10 p.m. - New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB American League

6:05 p.m. - Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians

6:05 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees

6:07 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays

6:10 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Boston Red Sox

7:05 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers

7:10 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins

9:05 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Oakland Athletics

MLB Interleague

1:20 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Chicago Cubs