Major League Roundup -- June 12


Published on June 13 2013 6:24 am
Last Updated on June 13 2013 6:24 am
Written by Millie Lange

Reds Clip Cubs At Wrigley

(Chicago, IL) -- Todd Frazier's solo homer in the seventh inning lifted the Reds to a 2-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Brandon Phillips singled in the tying run in the sixth for Cincinnati, which has won the first three games in the four-game series. Mike Leake allowed just three hits and one run over eight innings to improve to 6-3 with the win. Aroldis Chapman fanned two in the ninth en route to his 17th save. Travis Wood gave up just four hits and two runs in seven frames, but took the tough-luck loss to fall to 5-5. Nate Schierholtz hit a solo homer for Chicago's lone run in the second.

Mets Power Past Cardinals

(Flushing, NY) -- The Mets used three solo home runs to power past the Cardinals. 5-1, at Citi Field. Lucas Duda, David Wright and Marlon Byrd each connected for long balls as New York snapped a three-game losing streak. Dillon Gee had his third straight strong start to move to 5-6 dealing six-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts. Allen Craig accounted for the only St. Louis run with a solo homer.  Shelby Miller struck out 10, but allowed four runs and five hits in six


Padres Sweep Braves

(San Diego, CA) -- Chris Denorfia smacked a two-run homer to back seven solid innings from Edinson Volquez, as the Padres beat the Braves 5-3 at Petco Park.  Volquez struck out nine while giving up just one run on six hits as he evened his record at 5-5. Nick Vincent recorded the final out in the ninth to earn his first save. Logan Forsythe also drove in a pair of runs for the Friars, who swept the three-game series and have won six of their last eight overall.  Justin Upton plated two runs and scored once for Atlanta, which finished 2-5 on its seven-game road trip to Los Angeles and San Diego. Paul Maholm allowed five runs, four earned, in less than six frames as he fell to 7-5.

Pirates Blast Giants

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Neil Walker and Andrew McCutchen drove in three runs each as the Pirates outslugged the Giants 12-8 at PNC Park. Walker and pinch-hitter Alex Presley both hit home runs for the Bucs, who have won four-of-five. Francisco Liriano wasn't impressive but got through six innings to earn the win and improve to 5-2. Joaquin Arias drove in three runs and Buster Posey knocked in two more for the Giants, who have lost four of their last six. Barry Zito was rocked for eight runs on 11 hits in four-and-two-thirds innings as he fell to 4-5.

Brewers Blast Marlins

(Miami, FL) -- Carlos Gomez was 4-for-5 with three runs and three RBI as the Brewers blasted the Marlins 10-1 in Miami. Jonathan Lucroy added four RBI for Milwaukee, which has won five-of-six. Jean Segura hit a solo homer and scored twice in the win.  Alfredo Figaro gave up three hits in seven innings for his first win since 2009.  Kevin Slowey allowed six total runs in five frames for the loss. Giancarlo Stanton knocked in the lone run for Miami, which lost two-of-three in the series.

Nationals Knock Off Rockies

(Denver, CO  -- Ian Desmond drove in three runs to help the Nationals dump the Rockies 5-1 in the Mile High City. Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche each scored twice for Washington, which has won three of its last four. Zimmerman also knocked in a run in the win  Ross Ohlendorf gave up a run in six innings for his first win. Carlos Gonzalez drove in the lone run for Colorado, which had won three-of-four. Jorge De La Rosa allowed three runs in 5 1/3 frames for the loss.

D'backs Down Dodgers In 12th

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Diamondbacks scrapped together four runs in the top of the 12th inning and held on to beat the Dodgers 8-6 at Dodger Stadium.  Martin Prado put Arizona ahead with a RBI ground-rule double, then Cliff Pennington tacked on a RBI single and Gerardo Parra finished off the second with a two-run single. Josh Collmenter improved to 3-and-0 dealing three shutout innings.  Heath Bell made things interesting in the bottom half of the 12th allowing a solo homer to Ramon Hernandez and letting the Dodgers bring the winning run to the plate, but was able to get out of it. Hernandez had two RBI in the loss. Reliever Ronald Belisario fell to 3-5 and was charged with four runs. The D'backs took two of three from Los Angeles.

Angels Down O's With Six-Run Seventh

(Baltimore, MD) -- Erick Aybar's three-run triple highlighted a six-run seventh inning as the Angels rallied to beat the Orioles 9-5 in Baltimore.  Albert Pujols capped the frame with a two-run homer for Los Angeles, which overcame a 4-2 deficit to salvage the finale of the three-game series. Jerome Williams pitched six innings of four-run ball to improve to 5-2 with the win.  Pedro Strop was roughed up for four runs in just a third of an inning to fall to 0-and-3 with the loss. Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 21st home run for Baltimore in the fourth inning. Adam Jones also went deep in defeat.

Royals Rally Late To Take Rubber Match From Tigers

(Kansas City, MO) -- Eric Hosmer singled in the winning run from third with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Royals rallied past the Tigers, 3-2. Lorenzo Cain's two-out, two-run homer off Jose Valverde in the bottom of the ninth tied the game at two for Kansas City. Greg Holland worked the top of the 10th to get credit for the win as KC took two-of-three at Kauffman Stadium.  Phil Coke took the loss for Detroit. Starter Justin Verlander struck out eight while allowing just three hits over seven shutout innings in a no-decision.  Prince Fielder had an RBI single and Brayan Pena an RBI double for Detroit.

Red Sox Edge Rays

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Daniel Nava clubbed a two-run homer as the Red Sox held on to edge the Rays 2-1 in the rubber match of a three-game series at Tropicana Field.  Alfredo Aceves tossed six innings of one-run, four-hit ball to improve his mark to 3-1. Andrew Bailey closed it out for his seventh save. Boston has won four of its last five. Evan Longoria hit a solo homer for the Rays, who have dropped three-of-four. Chris Archer struck out seven in four frames, but allowed two runs to fall to 1-2 with the tough-luck loss.


Tribe Top Texas

(Arlington, TX) -- Mike Aviles lifted a two-run home run to help the Indians top the Rangers, 5-2. Jason Kipnis added a solo homer and three hits for Cleveland, which took the final two of this three-game series in Texas. Ubaldo Jimenez gave up a run over five-plus innings for his fifth win. Nick Tepesch allowed five runs in as many frames for his sixth loss. Leonys Martin hit a solo home run for Texas, which has lost three straight series.

A's, Moss Power Past Yankees

(Oakland, CA) -- Brandon Moss hit two home runs totalling three RBI to lead the Athletics over the Yankees 5-2 in Oakland. John Jaso had two hits and two RBI to help the A's win their eighth game of the month. Dan Straily allowed two runs on three hits over 6 2/3 innings to get the win and improve to 4-2. Grant Balfour earned his 17th save. Ichiro Suzuki had two hits for New York. Phil Hughes took the loss to fall to 3-5 after allowing three runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Astros Bounce M's With Big Ninth

(Seattle, WA) -- The Astros' bats awoke in the top of the ninth inning as they scored six runs and pulled out a 6-1 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field. Chris Carter had a two-run double and Jose Altuve connected for single that plated two. Jordan Lyles wasn't apart of the decision but pitched seven shutout innings and struckout 10. Reliever Paul Clemens improved to 4-2 as Houston avoided being swept in the finale of the three-game set. Seattle closer Tom Wilhelmsen was charged with five of the six runs and blew his fourth save falling to 0-2. The Mariners jumped to a 1-0 lead with a RBI single by Nick Franklin in the eighth. Starter Jeremy Bonderman dealt eight shutout innings with five strikeouts.

Twins Top Phils

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Clete Thomas doubled in the tying run in the eighth inning and then scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch as the Twins topped the Phillies 4-3 at Target Field. Thomas finished 4-for-4 with two RBI and Oswaldo Arcia was 3-for-4 with three runs scored for the Twins, who will go for the three-game sweep Thursday. Brian Duensing picked up the win in relief. Glen Perkins closed it out for his 15th save. Ben Revere went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, while Domonic Brown and Delmon Young also plated a run each for the Phils, who have lost five in-a-row after a five-game winning streak. Antonio Bastardo fell to 2-2 with his third blown save.


Wednesday, June 12 Scoreboard


Cincinnati Reds 2, Chicago Cubs 1

San Diego Padres 5, Atlanta Braves 3

Pittsburgh Pirates 12, San Francisco Giants 8

New York Mets 5, St. Louis Cardinals 1

Milwaukee Brewers 10, Miami Marlins 1

Washington Nationals 5, Colorado Rockies 1

Arizona Diamondbacks 8, Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (12 inn)



Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 9, Baltimore Orioles 5

Kansas City Royals 3, Detroit Tigers 2 (10 inn)

Boston Red Sox 2, Tampa Bay Rays 1

Cleveland Indians 5, Texas Rangers 2

Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox (PDD)

Oakland Athletics 5, New York Yankees 2

Houston Astros 6, Seattle Mariners 1


MLB Interleague

Minnesota Twins 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3


Thursday, June 13 Schedule (All Times Central)


12:10 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets

1:20 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs

2:10 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies

6:05 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates



2:35 p.m. - New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics

6:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles

6:10 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays

7:05 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Texas Rangers


MLB Interleague

7:10 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Minnesota Twins