Major League Baseball Roundup -- April 17


Published on April 18 2013 6:20 am
Last Updated on April 18 2013 6:20 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cardinals Shut Out By Pirates

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- A.J. Burnett and three relievers combined on a one-hitter as the Pirates shut out the Cardinals 5-0 at PNC Park. Neil Walker had two hits and an RBI for the Bucs, who earned a split of the rain-shortened two-game series. Carlos Beltran had the lone hit for St. Louis in the seventh  Shelby Miller gave up two runs in six innings to suffer his first loss.

The Cardinals didn't collect their first hit against the Pirates Wednesday night until the seventh inning.  Carlos Beltran stroked a one-out double to the wall in right center to break up a no-hit bid by Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett. The right-hander had a perfect game going into the sixth, but lost that when he hit Cards shortstop Daniel Descalso with one out.

The Cardinals continue their three-city road trip tonight with the first of a four-game series against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.  Adam Wainwright takes a 2-1 record to the mound, while the Phillies will start 0-2 Cole Hamels. The Cardinals will also play three games at Washington before returning to St. Louis a week from Friday.

Cubs, Rangers Rained Out

(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs and Rangers were rained out Wednesday night at Wrigley Field. A makeup date has yet to be announced. The teams will wrap up the Interleague series this afternoon. The Cubs are last in the NL Central at 4-9. After today, the Cubs embark on a 10-game, three-city road trip to Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Miami. They play the Brewers starting Friday.


White Sox Slam Blue Jays

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Tyler Flowers belted a three-run home run to help the White Sox sink the the Blue Jays, 7-0. Alex Rios added a solo homer for Chicago, which improved to 7-8 after winning the two middle contests of this four-game series. Jose Quintana struck out seven over six-and-two-thirds innings of five-hit ball for his first win of the season. The Sox and Jays end the series tonight with Chris Sale going against R.A. Dickey.


Wednesday, April 17 Scoreboard


Cincinnati Reds 1, Philadelphia Phillies 0 (Completion of Tuesday's game)

Pittsburgh Pirates 5, St. Louis Cardinals 0

Washington Nationals 6, Miami Marlins 1

Cincinnati Reds 11, Philadelphia Phillies 2

Milwaukee Brewers 4, San Francisco Giants 3

New York Mets at Colorado Rockies (postponed)

San Diego Padres 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 2


Oakland Athletics 7, Houston Astros 5

Boston Red Sox 6, Cleveland Indians 3

Tampa Bay Rays 6, Baltimore Orioles 2

Chicago White Sox 7, Toronto Blue Jays 0

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Minnesota Twins (postponed)

Detroit Tigers 2, Seattle Mariners 1 (14 Inn)

MLB Interleague

Kansas City Royals 1, Atlanta Braves 0

New York Yankees 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 3

Texas Rangers at Chicago Cubs (postponed)


Thursday, April 18 Schedule (All Times Central)


12:10 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers

2:10 p.m. - New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

6:05 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Yankees

6:05 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Pittsburgh Pirates

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

6:10 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds


2:40 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners

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

MLB Interleague

1:20 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Chicago Cubs

6:05 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at New York Yankees