Major League Roundup -- May 29


Published on May 30 2013 6:24 am
Last Updated on May 30 2013 6:30 am
Written by Millie Lange

Navarro's Three Home Runs Lead Cubs Past White Sox

(Chicago, IL) -- Dioner Navarro smacked three home runs and drove in six as the Cubs crushed the White Sox 9-3 in the opener of a two-game series at Wrigley Field. Anthony Rizzo and Ryan Sweeney also plated a run each for the Northsiders, who have won three straight.  Scott Feldman struck out seven over six innings of two-run ball to improve to 5-4. Tyler Flowers, Alejandro De Aza and Adam Dunn all drove in runs for the Southsiders, who have dropped two in-a-row after a three-game winning streak. John Danks allowed four runs, including three earned, in four frames to fall to 0-1.

Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.  The 32-year-old injured his arm while pitching in Sunday's 10-inning win over Cincinnati. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a muscular strain of his right forearm. A Tuesday MRI revealed the extent of the injury. Fujikawa is in the first year of a two-year, $9.5-million contract.


Cardinals Clip Royals

(St. Louis, MO) -- Carlos Beltran sparked a four-run eighth inning with a solo home run to give the Cardinals a 5-3 victory over the Royals. Yadier Molina and Allen Craig were each 3-for-4 with a run scored for St. Louis, which has won seven of its last eight.  Matt Holliday lifted his eighth homer of the season in the win. Randy Choate earned the win and Edward Mujica picked up his 17th save. Alex Gordon was 3-for-5 with a run scored for Kansas City, which has lost eight straight. Aaron Crow suffered the loss in relief.


Indians Down Reds To Snap Skid

(Cleveland, OH) -- Jason Giambi belted a three-run homer and Mark Reynolds added a solo shot as the Indians defeated the Reds 5-2 in the third installment of a four-game home-and-home series at Progressive Field. The Reds took the first two games of the Ohio Series at home. Nick Swisher doubled in the other run for the Tribe, which snapped a five-game losing streak.  Justin Masterson struck out seven over six innings of one-run, four-hit ball as he improved his mark to 8-3. Joey Votto and Xavier Paul both went deep for Cincinnati, which lost for just the second time in nine games. Bronson Arroyo allowed five runs in five-and-two-thirds frames as he fell to 5-5.


Orioles Rally Past Nationals

(Baltimore, MD) -- Chris Davis hit his 18th and 19th home runs of the season to power the Orioles past the Nationals, 9-6. Davis finished 4-for-4 with three runs and three RBI for Baltimore, which has taken two of the first three in this four-game home-and-home set. Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce also left the ballpark in the win. Steve Johnson picked up the win while Jim Johnson secured his 16th save. Ryan Zimmerman hit home runs in his first three at-bats for Washington, which has alternated wins and losses the last six games. He ended 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBI.  Roger Bernadina hit a solo homer for the Nats. Jordan Zimmermann gave up seven runs in six-plus frames for the loss.

Mets Blast Yankees

(New York, NY) -- Lucas Duda, Ike Davis and Marlon Byrd each had two RBI apiece as the Mets won their third straight game in as many days over the Yankees 9-4 at Yankee Stadium. Byrd lifted a solo homer for New York, which scored five times in the first and cruised from there. Jeremy Hefner won his first game of the season, going six innings and allowing three runs on nine hits with five strikeouts. David Phelps got only one out in the first inning and was removed after giving up four earned runs on four hits with two walks. He is 3-and-3 on the season. Brennan Boesch homered for the Yankees in defeat. New York is 30-22 with the loss.


Phillies Edge Red Sox

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Domonic Brown hit two of the four solo home runs for the Phillies in a 4-3 win over the Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park. Ryan Howard and Erik Kratz also went deep for the Phils, who have won two in-a-row over the Red Sox after losing in Boston on Monday. Kyle Kendrick tossed six innings of two-run ball as he improved to 5-3 on the year. Jonathan Papelbon gave up a run in the ninth but held on for his 11th save. Daniel Nava homered and Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia also plated a run each for the Red Sox, who have lost two in-a-row after a four-game winning streak. John Lackey allowed three runs in six frames as he fell to 3-5.

Pirates Punch Past Tigers

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- The Pirates used a four-run seventh inning to pull past the Tigers, 5-3, at PNC Park. Pedro Alvarez connected for a two-run double and Travis Snider had an RBI two-bagger in the deciding inning. Neil Walker hit a solo homer earlier in the game.  Reliever Bryan Morris improved to 2-and-2 and Jason Grilli locked up his 22nd save.  Miguel Cabrera hit his 15th long ball of the season, a two-run shot for the Tigers.  Anibal Sanchez dropped to 5-5 allowing five runs in six-and-two-thirds innings, but he did strike out nine. Pittsburgh has taken two of three from Detroit heading into Thursday's series finale.


Rays Clip Marlins

(Miami, FL) -- Roberto Hernandez just missed a complete game as the Rays clipped the Marlins, 3-1, at Marlins Park. Hernandez pitched the entire game besides the final out, striking out five while giving up three hits and no earned runs. Chris Coghlan did score on a throwing error in the first inning by Matt Joyce.  Fernando Rodney complete the game for his 10th save. Desmond Jennings went 2-for-2 with a walk and Kelly Johnson had an RBI. It was Tampa Bay's fourth straight win and third in-a-row over Miami. Tom Koehler took the tough luck loss allowing three runs and seven hits in eight innings.


Twins Score Early, Top Brewers

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Samuel Deduno won his first game of the season for the Twins, holding the Brewers to one run on four hits over seven innings in a 4-1 win. Aaron Hicks homered and Ryan Doumit drove in two runs with a first-inning double for Minnesota. Glen Perkins earned his 11th save with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning. The Twins won their third straight. Carlos Gomez had two of the Brewers' five hits in the loss. Marco Estrada dropped to 4-3 after allowing four runs in seven innings for Milwaukee, which has lost five in-a-row.


Astros Double Up Rockies

(Denver, CO) -- The Astros added three insurance runs in the ninth highlighted by a Carlos Pena solo homer to help Houston close out a 6-3 win over the Rockies.  Brandon Barnes and J.D. Martinez each had two hits and an RBI for Houston, which has won two-of-three in the four-game home-and-home series. Erik Bedard pitched six strong innings, but reliever Paul Clemens grabbed the win. Troy Tulowitzki was 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored in the loss. Tyler Chatwood shined, striking out 10 and giving up only two runs across six innings. Reliever Edgmer Escalona fell to 1-2.


Angels Drop Dodgers

(Anaheim, CA) -- Mark Trumbo lifted a two-run homer to help Jered Weaver win his return to the mound as the Angels dropped the Dodgers, 4-3. Weaver earned his first win of the season in his return from the disabled list. He gave up one run and struck out seven over six innings. He had been out since early April with a broken bone in his elbow.  Ernesto Frieri served up a solo home run to Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Van Slyke in the ninth but held on for his 11th save. Chris Capuano allowed three runs in five-and-two-thirds innings for the loss.  The Halos picked up their first win in this four-game home-and-home series.

Padres Rally To Pop M's In 10

(San Diego, CA) -- Will Venable singled through a drawn-in infield with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to give the Padres a 3-2 comeback win over the Mariners. The Mariners took a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning on a solo home run by Jason Bay, but the Padres came back with a run in the bottom of the inning on a Kyle Blanks sacrifice fly.  Luke Gregerson got the win in relief. Yoervis Medina took the loss after failing to get an out in the 10th. Padres starter Eric Stults shined, striking out 12 across eight innings of one-run ball.

A's Hang On For Win Over Giants

(San Francisco, CA) -- Nate Freiman drove in three runs despite not entering the game until the fifth inning, and the Athletics rocked the cross-bay rival Giants, 9-6.  Coco Crisp, Seth Smith and Josh Donaldson each scored a pair of runs. Tommy Milone made it through five-plus innings to get the win and improve to 5-and-5. Giants starter Tim Lincecum was chased in the fifth inning and allowed six runs on seven hits in taking the loss.  Lincecum is 3-5. Hunter Pence homered for San Francisco. Oakland has won six straight games and 11 of their last 12. San Francisco has lost three straight to Oakland and looks to avoid the sweep today.


Wednesday, May 29 Schedule (All Times Central)


No Games Scheduled



No Games Scheduled


MLB Interleague

Chicago Cubs 9, Chicago White Sox 3

Cleveland Indians 5, Cincinnati Reds 2

Baltimore Orioles 9, Washington Nationals 6

New York Mets 9, New York Yankees 4

Philadelphia Phillies 4, Boston Red Sox 3

Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Detroit Tigers 3

Toronto Blue Jays 3, Atlanta Braves 0

Tampa Bay Rays 3, Miami Marlins 1

Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers (PDD)

Minnesota Twins 4, Milwaukee Brewers 1

St. Louis Cardinals 5, Kansas City Royals 3

Houston Astros 6, Colorado Rockies 3

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 3

San Diego Padres 3, Seattle Mariners 2 (10 inn)

Oakland Athletics 9, San Francisco Giants 6


Thursday, May 30 Schedule (All Times Central)


No Games Scheduled



No Games Scheduled


MLB Interleague

1:05 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers

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

2:40 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at San Diego Padres

2:45 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants

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

7:10 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