Major League Roundup From April 15
Published on April 16 2013 10:58 am
Last Updated on April 16 2013 10:58 am
Written by Millie Lange
St. Louis 10, Pittsburgh 6
PITTSBURGH -- Manager Mike Matheny entered Monday prepared, in the aftermath of another bullpen meltdown, to alter late-inning relief roles. He left PNC Park never having to make such a call.
Ready to summon closer du jour Edward Mujica had one more Pirates baserunner reached in the ninth, Matheny instead watched Mitchell Boggs perhaps garner some sort of positive momentum with his ability to close out St. Louis' 10-6 win in front of 10,539 fans.
The Cardinals' offense had seemingly erased any suspense about how Matheny would set up his 'pen by scoring 10 times in the first three innings of a series opener. A pesky Pirates offense, though, did not lie down. Lance Lynn labored through five innings, and Pittsburgh then knocked around reliever Marc Rzepczynski to pull within four.
Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 3
TORONTO -- The White Sox finally got to experience what it's like to face left-hander Mark Buehrle, who spent the first 12 years of his career with Chicago and helped bring the organization a World Series title in 2005.
Unfortunately, Buehrle looked like his former self on Monday, navigating his way through jams en route to his first victory as a member of the Blue Jays.
Gavin Floyd struggled with his location, the offense cooled off after a fast start and the White Sox dropped the first of a four-game set to the Blue Jays, 4-3, at Rogers Centre.
Ricketts Says Cubs Will Win World Series Because Of Renovations
(Chicago, IL) -- Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts says if the plan to renovate Wrigley Field is passed, the team will win the World Series. The Cubs agreed to a $500-million deal Sunday that would rehab the historic stadium and build a new hotel. The agreement has to be approved by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and the City Council.
Reds' Cueto On DL With Lat Strain
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto [[ KWAY-toh ]] is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right lat. He left Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Pirates with one out in the fifth inning with pain in his triceps. Cueto is 1-and-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 18 strikeouts in three starts this season. He is 61-and-46 with a 3.56 ERA in six seasons with Cincinnati overall.
Monday, April 15 Scoreboard
St. Louis Cardinals 10, Pittsburgh Pirates 6
Washington Nationals 10, Miami Marlins 3
Cincinnati Reds 4, Philadelphia Phillies 2
New York Mets at Colorado Rockies (PPD, Rain)
San Diego Padres 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Boston Red Sox 3, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Toronto Blue Jays 4, Chicago White Sox 3
Minnesota Twins 8, Los Angeles Angels 2
Oakland Athletics 11, Houston Astros 2
No Games Scheduled
Tuesday, April 16 Schedule (All Times Central)
6:05 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates
6:10 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins
6:10 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds
7:10 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers
7:40 p.m. - New York Mets at Colorado Rockies
9:10 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Los Angeles Dodgers
6:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Indians
6:05 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles
6:07 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
7:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins
7:10 p.m. - Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics
9:10 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners
6:05 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Yankees
6:10 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Atlanta Braves
7:05 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Chicago Cubs