Cards and Sox Win, Cubs Don't

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Published on May 18 2013 4:04 pm
Last Updated on May 20 2013 10:19 am
Written by Greg Sapp

CHICAGO -- Pitcher Matt Harvey singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to help his own cause as the Mets clipped the Cubs, 3-2.  David Wright and Daniel Murphy hit solo homers as New York won the opener of the three-game series at Wrigley Field.  On the mound, Harvey pitched seven and a third innings of two-run ball to move to 5-and-0 with win win.  Bobby Parnell posted his fifth save.  Edwin Jackson allowed all three runs in six-and-two-thirds frames to fall to 1-and-6 with the loss.  The Cubs scored twice in the first when Robinson Tejada threw away Alfonso Soriano's infield single.

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ST. LOUIS -- David Freese smacked a grand slam in the first inning and the Cardinals held off the Brewers, 7-6.  Allen Craig finished 3-for-3 with a pair of runs for St. Louis, which has won four-of-five.  Matt Carpenter was 3-for-5 with two runs scored in the win.  Jaime Garcia gave up a pair of three-run homers to Aramis Ramirez but still picked up his fifth win.  Edward Mujica locked up his 12th save.  Norichika Aoki was 3-for-4 with a run scored for Milwaukee, which has lost eight of its last nine.  Wily Peralta allowed seven runs in five frames for the loss.

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ANAHEIM -- Chris Sale struck out 12 over seven-and-two-thirds innings to help the White Sox sink the Angels, 3-0.  Sale walked three and gave up three hits on his way to a 5-and-2 record.  Addison Reed secured his 14th save.  Alex Rios and Adam Dunn both had a solo home run for Chicago, which has won four straight.  C.J. Wilson gave up two runs in seven frames to slip to 3-and-3.  Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton combined to go 0-for-11 with five strikeouts.  Los Angeles has lost three-in-a-row and five-of-six overall.