Major League Baseball Roundup -- April 18


Published on April 19 2013 6:34 am
Last Updated on April 19 2013 7:07 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cubs Power Past Rangers

(Chicago, IL) -- Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer and Alfonso Soriano added a solo shot to power the Cubs to a 6-2 win over the Rangers. Welington Castillo went 4-for-4 and Luis Valbuena had two hits and drove in two runs for Chicago. The Cubs earned a split of the rain-shortened, two-game set at soggy Wrigley Field. Carlos Villanueva pitched seven innings of two-run ball for the win. The Cubs start a three-game road series with Milwaukee tonight.

Blue Jays Shut Down White Sox

(Toronto, Ontario) -- R.A. Dickey evened up his record at two helping the Blue Jays lock up the White Sox, 3-1.  Chris Sale took a tough-luck loss striking out six and allowing three runs, only two of which were earned, in seven innings. Tyler Flowers had a one-run double in the eighth. The two teams split the four-game series. The Sox start a three-game series at U.S. Cellular with the Twins tonight.

Beltran Homer Propels Cards Past Phils

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Carlos Beltran homered off Mike Adams in the top of the seventh inning as the Cardinals beat the Phillies 4-3 in Philadelphia. Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with two RBI as the Cards improved to 9-6.  Adam Wainwright allowed nine hits and three runs in seven innings for his third win. The Phils have lost four straight.

The Cardinals and Phillies play the second of their four-game series at Citizens Bank Park tonight. Jaime Garcia goes up against the Phils' Roy Halladay. Garcia is coming off seven shutout innings against the Brewers Sunday in a no-decision. Halladay pitched eight innings in a 2-1 win over the Marlins Sunday.


Jeter Out Until After All-Star Break

(Bronx, NY) -- New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will not return until after the All-Star break. Jeter initially had hoped to be ready in time for Opening Day, but began the season on the disabled list after experiencing soreness in the ankle during spring training. The 38-year-old was then projected to return around May 1. Jeter fractured his ankle trying to make a play at shortstop against the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series last year.


Thursday, April 18 Scoreboard


Milwaukee Brewers 7, San Francisco Giants 2

Colorado Rockies 11, New York Mets 3

Atlanta Braves 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 4

St. Louis Cardinals 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3

Cincinnati Reds 11, Miami Marlins 1


Seattle Mariners 2, Detroit Tigers 0

Boston Red Sox 6, Cleveland Indians 3

Baltimore Orioles 10, Tampa Bay Rays 6 (10th inning)

Toronto Blue Jays 3, Chicago White Sox 1

MLB Interleague

Chicago Cubs 6, Texas Rangers 2

Arizona Diamondbacks 6, New York Yankees 2 (12th inning)


Friday, April 19 Schedule (All Times Central)


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

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

6:10 p.m. - Washington Nationals at New York Mets

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

7:10 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers

7:40 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies

9:15 p.m. - San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants


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

6:10 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox

6:10 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at Tampa Bay Rays

7:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers

7:10 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros

7:10 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox

9:05 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Los Angeles Angels

MLB Interleague

6:05 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Baltimore Orioles