Cardinals Down Royals, Cubs, White Sox Postponed


Published on May 29 2013 6:25 am
Last Updated on May 29 2013 6:25 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cardinals Cut Down Royals

(Kansas City, MO) -- Tyler Lyons fired seven innings of two-hit, one-run ball to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Royals. Lyons fanned five and walked one en route to improving to 2-0. Edward Mujica worked a perfect ninth for his 16th save. Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer and Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday added solo shot for the Cards, who won both games in Kansas City and have won 20 of their last 26 games overall.  Billy Butler doubled in a run in the first for the Royals in the seventh straight loss. Ervin Santana allowed all four runs in seven-and-a-third innings to fall to 3-5.


McCann's Second Homer Powers Braves Past Jays

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Brian McCann homered twice, including the go-ahead shot in the top of the 10th inning, as the Braves outlasted the Blue Jays 7-6 in Toronto. Jordan Schafer and Evan Gattis also homered for Atlanta, which earned a split of the two-game series at Rogers Centre. Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons each went 3-for-5 in the win. Cory Gearrin pitched a scoreless ninth to get the victory and Craig Kimbrel worked the 10th for his 16th save. Thad Weber took the loss for the Jays. Jose Bautista hit his 12th home run of the season for Toronto. These teams rematch in Atlanta Wednesday.


Rockies Edge Astros

(Houston, TX) -- Michael Cuddyer singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning as the Rockies edged the Astros, 2-1, to split a two-game set in Houston. The teams now head to Colorado for two games.  Troy Tulowitzki knocked in the other run in the first inning as the Rockies ended a three-game skid. Jorge De La Rosa tossed seven innings of one-run ball in a no-decision. Matt Belisle got the win in relief.  Rafael Betancourt closed it out for his 11th save. Chris Carter plated the Astros' lone run with a fielder's choice in the fourth. Jose Veras took the loss. Houston has lost four-of-five.


Nationals Pound On O's

(Washington, DC) -- Adam LaRoche hit a pair of homers to power the Nationals to a 9-3 win over the Orioles. LaRoche connected on a three-run blast and a solo shot while Roger Bernadina added a solo homer and drove in two. Tyler Moore lifted a two-run dinger of his own as Washington won its fourth in six games. Zach Duke picked up the win in relief. Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy each hit solo homers for Baltimore. Kevin Gausman allowed seven runs in four frames to suffer the loss. The O's have dropped two of their last three.


Walker's Blast Sends Bucs Past Tigers

(Detroit, MI) -- Neil Walker's solo homer in the top of the 11th inning sent the Pirates to a 1-0 victory over the Tigers. Walker ended up 3-for-5 in the contest, the only player with more than one hit. Jeanmar Gomez allowed three hits over seven innings in the start while Mark Melancon picked up the win in relief. Jason Grilli struck out the side in the bottom of the 11th for his 21st save as Pittsburgh won its seventh in nine games. Rick Porcello struck out 11 while allowing three hits over eight innings for Detroit. Jose Ortega took the loss for the Tigers, who had won six out of seven.


Phillies Stifle Red Sox

(Boston, MA) -- Cliff Lee cruised through eight innings to lead the Phillies to a 3-1 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Lee allowed four hits and one run, while striking out eight to improve to 6-2. Jonathan Papelbon nailed down his 10th save in his first appearance against his former team. Domonic Brown and Michael Young each hit solo home runs for Philadelphia, which ended a two-game losing streak. Dustin Pedroia's one-run single was the only offense for the Red Sox, who fell to 32-21.  Ryan Dempster took the tough-luck loss pitching seven innings and giving up two runs.


Rays Rally Past Marlins

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Desmond Jennings singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Rays erased an early 4-0 deficit and beat the Marlins, 7-6, at Tropicana Field. Yunel Escobar and Jose Lobaton drove in two runs each, while Jennings and Luke Scott both had three hits and two runs scored for the Rays, who have won three in-a-row after a three-game skid. Fernando Rodney was credited with the victory after tossing a scoreless ninth.  Chris Coghlan homered and knocked in three for the Marlins, who have dropped seven straight and 14 of their last 16. Mike Dunn fell to 1-1 with the loss. The teams head to Miami for two games starting Wednesday.


Reds Dump Indians

(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Reds jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back as they put down the Indians 8-2 at Great American Ball Park.  Cincinnati pounded out 18 hits including three apiece from Zack Cozart and Xavier Paul. Paul had two RBI. Brandon Phillips was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while Mat Latos improved to 5-0 dealing six-and-one-thirds innings of one-run ball. Michael Bourn and Michael Brantley each had an RBI for the Indians, who dropped both games in Cincinnati. Zach McAllister fell to 4-4 allowing three runs in five-and-one-thirds innings.


Mets Get To Rivera, Sink Yankees

(Flushing, NY) -- Lucas Duda's RBI single off Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the ninth gave the Mets a 2-1 comeback win over the Yankees.  David Wright followed Daniel Murphy's leadoff double with an RBI single of his own to tie the game. Rivera failed to record an out in his first blown save of the season. It marked the first time Rivera blew a save without recording at least one out in his career.  Matt Harvey struck out 10 over eight innings of one-run ball in a no-decision. Scott Rice was credited with the victory for the Mets, who won both games against their crosstown rivals at Citi Field. Lyle Overbay's RBI single in the seventh accounted for the Yankees' only run. Hiroki Kuroda struck out seven over seven shutout innings in a no-decision.


Twins Top Brewers In 14

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Eduardo Escobar's pinch-hit sac-lfy in the top of the 14th lifted the Twins to a 6-5 win over the Brewers. Ryan Doumit, Josh Willingham and Aaron Hicks all went deep for the Twins, who will host the next two meetings after winning the last two at Miller Park. Ryan Pressly was credited with the win.  Brian Duensing earned his first save. Jean Segura laced a tying RBI single in the ninth as part of a 6-for-7 performance for the Brewers, who have dropped four straight. Burke Badenhop took the loss.


A's Double Up Giants

(Oakland, CA) -- Jarrod Parker tossed seven innings of two-run ball as the A's doubled up the Giants, 6-3. Parker scattered five hits while striking out four and walking one to improve to 3-6. Derek Norris drilled a two-run homer and Adam Rosales added a solo shot for Oakland, which has won five straight and 10-of-11. Hunter Pence homered and knocked in a pair for the Giants, who will host the A's Wednesday and Thursday. Mike Kickham allowed four runs in only two-and-a-third innings to take the loss in big league debut.


Ryu, Dodgers Blank Halos

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Hyun-Jin Ryu fired a complete game shutout as the Dodgers blanked the Angels 3-0 to sweep the two-game set at Chavez Ravine. The teams head to Anaheim for two games starting Wednesday. Ryu struck out seven while giving up just two hits and no walks as he improved his mark to 6-2. Luis Cruz clubbed a two-run homer and A.J. Ellis plated the other run for the Dodgers, who have won four of their last six.  Joe Blanton allowed three runs in seven frames as he fell to 1-8 with the loss. The Halos had won eight in-a-row before running into their crosstown rivals.


Tuesday, May 28 Scoreboard


No Games Scheduled



No Games Scheduled


MLB Interleague

Atlanta Braves 7, Toronto Blue Jays 6 (10 inn)

Colorado Rockies 2, Houston Astros 1

Washington Nationals 9, Baltimore Orioles 3

Pittsburgh Pirates 1, Detroit Tigers 0 (11 inn)

Philadelphia Phillies 3, Boston Red Sox 1

Tampa Bay Rays 7, Miami Marlins 6

Cincinnati Reds 8, Cleveland Indians 2

New York Mets 2, New York Yankees 1

Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox (PPD)

St. Louis Cardinals 4, Kansas City Royals 1

Minnesota Twins 6, Milwaukee Brewers 5 (14 inn)

Oakland Athletics 6, San Francisco Giants 3

San Diego Padres 6, Seattle Mariners 1

Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Los Angeles Angels 0


Wednesday, May 29 Schedule (All Times Central)


No Games Scheduled



No Games Scheduled


MLB Interleague

1:20 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs

6:05 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians

6:05 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles

6:05 p.m. - New York Mets at New York Yankees

6:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies

6:05 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates

6:10 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Atlanta Braves

6:10 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins

7:05 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers

7:10 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at Minnesota Twins

7:15 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals

7:40 p.m. - Houston Astros at Colorado Rockies

9:05 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Los Angeles Angels

9:10 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at San Diego Padres

9:15 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants