Pirates Beat Cardinals, Cubs Fall To Reds


Published on August 28 2014 2:29 am
Last Updated on August 28 2014 2:29 am
Written by Millie Lange

Pirates Take Rubber Match From Cardinals

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Ike Davis belted a two-run homer and Jeff Locke pitched one-run ball into the eighth inning as the Pirates beat the Cardinals 3-1 at PNC Park. Davis delivered his 10th home run of the season in the second inning and Andrew McCutchen added a sac-fly in the third for Pittsburgh, which won the final two games of the three-game set. Locke allowed just a solo homer to Matt Holliday among six hits over 7 1/3 innings to improve to 6-3. Mark Melancon posted his 24th save. Adam Wainwright gave up three runs in six frames to fall to 15-and-9 with the loss for St. Louis.

Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is back behind the plate catching for Double-A Springfield. The All-Star backstop is working his way back from July thumb surgery and went 2-for-3 in Springfield's game against Arkansas. Molina could be back with the Cardinals this weekend.

Cubs Fall To Reds

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Jorge Soler had a monster debut, but the Cubs lost 7-5 to the Reds in Cincinnati. Soler homered in his first at-bat and finished 2-for-4 with two RBI for Chicago, which saw a four-game win streak end. Jacob Turner took the loss after giving up six runs in under four frames. The series ends today.

Cardinals Host Cubs Friday

(St. Louis, MO) -- The Cardinals are off today before opening a seven-game homestand tomorrow. First up is the Cubs for a four-game series. Shelby Miller is slated to start for St. Louis, while Chicago counters with Kyle Hendricks. The Cards will also play three against the Pirates on this homestand.

White Sox Sink Indians

(Chicago, IL) -- Jose Abreu singled in the winning run during the bottom of the seventh as the White Sox sank the Indians 3-2 from U.S. Cellular Field.  Abreu also knocked in a run in the third while Adam Dunn doubled in Abreu later. Hector Noesi gave up two runs in seven innings for the win. Zach Putnam picked up his fourth save for Chicago, which snapped a seven-game skid. Corey Kluber gave up all the runs in six-and-a-third innings for the loss. Lonnie Chisenhall went deep for Cleveland, which had won three in-a-row.

Phillies Double Up Nationals

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Marlon Byrd and Grady Sizemore each cracked a two-run homer to help guide the Phillies to an 8-4 win to complete a three-game sweep of the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Jimmy Rollins belted a solo shot and Ryan Howard went 3-for-5 with an RBI as Philly won its fourth straight game. Kyle Kendrick threw six innings to pick up the win.  Doug Fister fell to 12-5 giving up four earned runs in 5 2/3 innings. Denard Span went 3-for-4 with solo home run and Jayson Werth batted in a run for Washington, which had won 11 of 12 entering this series.

Braves Clip Mets

(Flushing, NY) -- Julio Teheran outdueled Zack Wheeler as the Braves pulled out a 3-2 win against the Mets in the second of three from Citi Field. Teheran earned his 13th win, striking out four and giving up one run on three hits in 6 1/3 innings. Craig Kimbrel worked around a hit and a walk in the bottom of the ninth to snag his 39th save. Jayson Heyward hit a solo homer and Justin Upton had his 88th RBI.  Atlanta ended a three-game losing streak. Wheeler made it through seven innings, allowing two earned runs with seven strikeouts. Wilmer Flores hit his second homer of the season for the Mets, who had won their previous two.

Rivera Delivers Padres Past Brewers

(San Diego, CA) -- Rene Rivera hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning and followed that up with a walk-off single in the 10th as the Padres beat the Brewers 3-2 at Petco Park. Jake Goebbert added the other RBI for the Padres, who have won three of four. Dale Thayer grabbed the win in relief and Odrisamer Despaigne struck out nine and gave up one-earned run in a seven-inning no-decision. Zach Duke took the loss for Milwaukee in relief. Elian Herrera drove in a run for the Brewers, who have dropped two straight.

Dodgers Sweep Diamondbacks

(Phoenix, AZ) -- The Dodgers swept the Diamondbacks in a two-game series with a 3-1 victory behind ace Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw allowed one run on six hits with 10 strikeouts in eight innings. The only run was unearned as the Cy Young candidate improved to 16-and-3 with a 1.73 ERA. Matt Kemp drove in two and Scott Van Slyke hit a solo homer before leaving in the bottom of fourth with an ankle injury. Kenley Jansen nailed down his 38th save for Los Angeles, which has won five of six. Arizona was 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Ender Inciarte got on base three times with two hits and a walk. Wade Miley fell to 7-10 after giving up three runs in six innings. The D'backs have lost three straight.

Posey, Giants Walk-Off On Rockies

(San Francisco, CA) -- Buster Posey blasted the walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Giants to a 4-2 win over the Rockies at AT&T Park. Posey also singled in a run and Matt Duffy scored off a bunt by Gregor Blanco. San Fran picked up its second straight win after losing three in-a-row. Santiago Casilla picked up the win after starter Tim Hudson struck out eight in eight innings of one-run ball. Corey Dickerson cracked a solo shot and Justin Morneau doubled in a run to tie the game at two in the top of the ninth. Juan Nicasio fell to 5-6 with the loss for Colorado, which won three in-a-row before losing its last two.

Odor, Rangers Slam Mariners

(Seattle, WA) -- Rougned Odor connected for his first career grand slam in the fourth inning as the Rangers crushed the Mariners 12-4 at Safeco Field. Leonys Martin went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as Texas took two-of-three in the series. Colby Lewis went the distance, striking out seven while giving up four runs to improve to 9-11. Erasmo Ramirez was hammered for nine hits and 10 runs in three-plus innings to fall to 1-6 with the loss. Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each connected for solo homers for Seattle.

Rays Hold Off Orioles

(Baltimore, MD) -- Drew Smyly tossed seven strong innings leading the Rays to a 3-1 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards. Smyly improved to 9-10 allowing one run and striking out six. Jake McGee locked up his 15th save. Ben Zobrist, Matt Joyce and Wil Myers each drove in a run, while Evan Longoria compiled three hits. Baltimore had won the first two of the four-game series. Kevin Gausman was handed his sixth loss giving up all three runs, two earned, in four innings. Chris Davis hit his 23rd homer in the defeat.

Yankees Double Up Tigers

(Detroit, MI) -- The Yankees chased David Price with nine consecutive hits and eight runs as they beat the Tigers 8-4 in the second of three at Comerica Park.  The rally started with a Jacoby Ellsbury single and the last RBI came on a Derek Jeter sac fly. Price pitched to nine batters in the inning without recording an out and was charged with all eight runs falling to 12-10. Jeter had two RBI, while New York starter Shane Greene earned his fourth win striking out eight in seven innings and giving up two runs. The Yankees are two games behind the Tigers, who trail the Mariners by a half-game for the second wild card spot in the AL. Torii Hunter had two hits and an RBI in the loss.

Royals Down Twins

(Kansas City, MO) -- The Royals used a six-run eighth inning to knock off the Twins 6-1 at Kauffman Stadium. Billy Butler hit a two-run single and Salvador Perez added a two-run triple in the victory. Wade Davis earned the win in relief after Liam Hendriks tossed seven innings of one-run ball for the no-decision. The Royals have taken four of their last six contests. Oswaldo Arcia plated the only run for Minnesota, which has dropped four straight. Phil Hughes took the loss after allowing four runs in 7 1/3 innings.

Athletics Rally To Top Astros

(Houston, TX) -- The Athletics scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to give them a 5-4 win over the Astros in the rubber game of their three-game set from Minute Maid Park. Eric Sogard tied the game at three with an RBI-single and Sam Fuld put them ahead with a two-run dinger. Coco Crisp belted a solo shot and Dan Otero earned the win. Eric O'Flaherty closed it out for the save for Oakland, which has won four of six. Chris Carter blasted a solo homer for Houston, which has lost four of five.  Chad Qualls blew his fourth save and fell to 1-4 with the loss.  

Angels Roll Marlins

(Anaheim, CA) -- Mike Trout and Gordon Beckham each hit a homer to carry the Angels to a 6-1 win over the Marlins from Anaheim. Trout ended 2-for-3 with two runs and a pair of RBI for Los Angeles, which has won three of four. Hector Santiago picked up the win after five-and-a-third innings of one-run ball.  Henderson Alvarez gave up five runs in six-and-a-third innings for the loss. Adeiny Hechavarria was 3-for-3 with a homer for Miami, which has lost four of five.

Wednesday, August 27 Scoreboard

MLB National League

Pittsburgh Pirates 3, St. Louis Cardinals 1

Philadelphia Phillies 8, Washington Nationals 4

Atlanta Braves 3, New York Mets 2

Cincinnati Reds 7, Chicago Cubs 5

San Diego Padres 3, Milwaukee Brewers 2 (10 inn)

Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 1

San Francisco Giants 4, Colorado Rockies 2

MLB American League

Texas Rangers 12, Seattle Mariners 4

Tampa Bay Rays 3, Baltimore Orioles 1

Toronto Blue Jays 5, Boston Red Sox 2

New York Yankees 8, Detroit Tigers 4

Chicago White Sox 3, Cleveland Indians 2

Kansas City Royals 6, Minnesota Twins 1

Oakland Athletics 5, Houston Astros 4

MLB Interleague

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 6, Miami Marlins 1

Thursday, August 28 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

11:35 a.m. - Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds

2:45 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants

6:10 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

MLB American League

12:08 p.m. - New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers

6:05 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles

7:10 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox

7:10 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals

7:10 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Houston Astros

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

MLB Interleague

No Games Scheduled