Reds Roll To Win Over Cubs, Cardinals Host Cubs Tonight


Published on August 29 2014 2:30 am
Last Updated on August 29 2014 2:30 am
Written by Millie Lange

Reds Roll To Rubber Match Win Over Cubs

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Zack Cozart went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored as the Reds rolled to a 7-2 win over the Cubs at Great American Ball Park.  Billy Hamilton, Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips drove in two runs each for Cincinnati, which led 6-0 in the fourth and 7-0 in the sixth. Dylan Axelrod struck out eight while allowing just two hits in five shutout innings for the win as the Reds took two-of-three in the series. Jake Arrieta also fanned eight but allowed six runs in just four frames to fall to 7-5. Jorge Soler singled in a run and Arismendy Alcantara had a sac-fly in the ninth for Chicago.

Cardinals Host Cubs Tonight

(St. Louis, MO) -- After an off-day Thursday, the Cardinals are back home tonight to host the Cubs in the first of a four-game series. Shelby Miller opposes Chicago's Kyle Hendricks on the hill. The teams will play a day-night doubleheader Saturday and a single game on Sunday afternoon.

Cardinals Remain On Brewers' Heels

(St. Louis, MO) -- With both the Cardinals and Brewers off Thursday, St. Louis remains a game-and-a-half behind Milwaukee for first place in the NL Central. The Cardinals and Brewers still play each other seven times this season. At 71-61, the Cards currently hold one of the two NL wild card spots.

Indians Clip White Sox

(Chicago, IL) -- Carlos Carrasco fanned seven batters in six-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball to lead the Indians to a 3-2 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Carrasco improved to 6-and-4 with the win and Cody Allen finished it off for his 18th save. Jose Ramirez tallied a pair of hits and an RBI while Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis plated a run for Cleveland, which has won four of five. Adam Dunn and Jose Abreu each drove in a run as Chicago lost its eighth game in nine chances. John Danks took a tough loss after surrendering two runs in six innings of work.

Giants Down Rockies

(San Francisco, CA) -- Yusmeiro Petit struck out nine in six innings of one-run ball to guide the Giants to a 4-1 win over the Rockies in the finale of a four-game set from AT&T Park. Petit improved to 4-3 with the win and Santiago Casilla closed it out for his 12th save. Gregor Blanco blasted a two-run shot as San Fran won its third straight. Charlie Blackmon singled in the lone run for Colorado, which has lost its last three after winning six of eight. Jordan Lyles got tagged for three runs in six innings to fall to 6-2.

Braves Beat Mets

(Flushing, NY) -- Ryan Doumit hit a two-run homer to power the Braves to a 6-1 win over the Mets from Citi Field. Emilio Bonifacio was 4-for-5 with a run and two RBI for Atlanta, which has won two straight. Mike Minor picked up the win after seven innings of one-run ball. He was also 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Jon Niese suffered the loss, giving up three runs in 7 1/3 innings. Eric Campbell knocked in a run for New York, which has lost four of six.

Avila Gives Tigers Walk-Off Win Over Yankees

(Detroit, MI) -- Alex Avila's two-out single off the right-field wall plated the winning run from second in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Tigers topped the Yankees 3-2 at Comerica Park. Victor Martinez opened the frame with a double to set up the winning run. Rajai Davis singled in the tying run in the fifth for Detroit, which took two-of-three in the series. Kyle Lobstein pitched six innings of two-run ball for Detroit in his first big league start, but Phil Coke got credit for the win. Shawn Kelley took the loss New York. Jacoby Ellsbury had an RBI single and Brian McCann a run-scoring groundout for the Yankees.

Orioles Edge Rays

(Baltimore, MD) -- J.J. Hardy singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Orioles edged the Rays 5-4 at Camden Yards. Steve Pearce homered and Adam Jones stole home in the first inning for the O's, who took three of four in the series and increased their lead in the AL East to seven games over the Yankees. Andrew Miller picked up the win and Zach Britton notched his 29th save. Evan Longoria hit a solo homer and drove in two, while Matt Joyce had an RBI and scored for Tampa, which has dropped four of six. Kirby Yates suffered the loss.

Twins Use Six-Run 10th To Beat Royals

(Kansas City, MO) -- Eduardo Nunez' RBI-single ignited a six-run 10th inning as the Twins beat the Royals 11-5 to avoid a three-game sweep at Kauffman Stadium. Jordan Shafer and Brian Dozier drove in two runs apiece during the big inning for Minnesota, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Shafer finished 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored, while Dozier had three hits, plated three and scored twice. Anthony Swarzak picked up the win. Alex Gordon homered and knocked in two for the Royals, who are a game-and-a-half ahead of Detroit for first place in the AL Central. The Tigers edged the Yankees 3-2 on Thursday. Bruce Chen gave up all six runs in the 10th for the loss.

Astros Double Up Rangers

(Houston, TX) -- Jason Castro smacked a grand slam in the fifth inning as the Astros doubled up the Rangers 4-2 in the opener of a four-game series at Minute Maid Park. Collin McHugh struck out six over seven innings of two-run ball to up his mark to 7-9. Tony Sipp closed it out for his second save. The 'Stros have won two of three after a three-game skid. Mike Carp drove in a run for the Rangers, who are a Major League-worst 52-81. Roman Mendez suffered his first career loss.

Angels Sneak By Athletics

(Anaheim, CA) -- Howie Kendrick hit a walk-off, sac-fly in the 10th to lift the Angels to a crucial 4-3 win against the Athletics to open up a four-game series in Anaheim. Los Angeles took a two-game lead in AL West over Oakland for first place. Gordon Beckham drove in two runs and reliever Fernando Salas earned his fifth win. Josh Donaldson was 2-for-3 with a home run in the defeat. Ryan Cook took his second loss of the season. The A's battled back from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game at three. Oakland finished up the game playing under protest because of a collision in the ninth as Erick Aybar ran out of the batter's box and was awarded first base.

Thursday, August 28

MLB National League

Cincinnati Reds 7, Chicago Cubs 2

San Francisco Giants 4, Colorado Rockies 1

Atlanta Braves 6, New York Mets 1

MLB American League

Detroit Tigers 3, New York Yankees 2

Baltimore Orioles 5, Tampa Bay Rays 4

Cleveland Indians 3, Chicago White Sox 2

Minnesota Twins 11, Kansas City Royals 5 (10 inn)

Houston Astros 4, Texas Rangers 2

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4, Oakland Athletics 3 (10 inn)

MLB Interleague

No Games Scheduled

Friday, August 29 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB National League

6:05 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Pittsburgh Pirates

6:10 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

6:35 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves

7:15 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals

8:40 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks

9:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres

9:15 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at San Francisco Giants

MLB American League

6:05 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles

6:07 p.m. - New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays

6:10 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays

7:10 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals

7:10 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox

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

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

MLB Interleague

9:10 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Seattle Mariners