Major League Baseball Roundup -- June 16
Published on June 17 2013 10:36 am
Last Updated on June 17 2013 10:36 am
Written by Millie Lange
Mets Tag Marmol To Beat Cubs In Ninth
(Flushing, NY) -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer to cap a four-run ninth inning as the Mets rallied to beat the Cubs 4-3 at Citi Field. Marlon Bryd hit a solo shot to get New York on the board before Nieuwenhuis' first home run of the season gave the Mets the walk-off win. Bobby Parnell got credit for the win as the Mets salvaged the finale of the three-game series. Carlos Marmol retired just one batter in the ninth and took the loss for Chicago, which had won three straight. Matt Garza pitched seven innings of three-hit ball in a no-decision. Alfonso Soriano singled in a run for the Cubs.
Marlins Hand Cards First Series Loss Since April
(Miami, FL -- Placido Polanco went 3-for-4 with two RBI to back seven solid innings from Ricky Nolasco as the Marlins beat the Cardinals, 7-2. Justin Ruggiano and Juan Pierre each had two-run singles for Miami, which took two-of-three at Marlins Park. Nolasco allowed just three hits and one run to improve to 4-7. Steve Cishek got the final out in the ninth for his ninth save. Tyler Lyons was tagged for eight hits and six runs in five and third frames to take the loss for St. Louis. John Jay and Matt Adams had RBI singles for the Cardinals, who lost a series for the first time since late April against Pittsburgh.
Cueto Sharp In Return As Reds Beat Brewers
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Johnny Cueto pitched six stellar innings in his return from the disabled list as the Reds beat the Brewers 5-1 in Cincinnati. The right-hander allowed just five hits and one run with three strikeouts and no walks to improve to 4-0. He had been on the disabled list since June 5th with a strained shoulder muscle. Alfredo Simon struck out six over the final three innings to post his first save. Jay Bruce homered and Donald Lutz had a pinch-hit, two-run single as the Reds took two-of-three in the series. Carlos Gomez homered in the first for Milwaukee. Wily Peralta took the loss.
Alvarez Homer Powers Pirates Past Dodgers
(Pittsburgh, PA -- Pedro Alvarez broke up a 2-2 tie with a three-run homer in the fifth inning and the Pirates went on to beat the Dodgers 6-3 at PNC Park. Garrett Jones had an RBI double and Alex Presley also homered for Pittsburgh, which took the rubber match of the three-game series. Gerrit Cole pitched 5 2/3 innings of three-run ball to move to 2-0 with the win. Jason Grilli notched his 25th save. Zack Greinke was touched for five runs in five innings to slip to 3-2 with the loss. Andre Either drove in two runs and Yasiel Puig had three hits for LA.
Chacin Sharp As Rockies Foil Phils
(Denver, CO) -- houlys Chacin came within one out of a complete game shutout as the Rockies beat the Phillies 5-2 at Coors Field. He took a three-hitter into the ninth and had two outs before surrendering an RBI double to Jimmy Rollins and a run-scoring single to Ryan Howard. Rex Brothers came on to strike out Domonic Brown to end the game and record his third save. Chacin notched his fifth win as Colorado took the final two games of the three-game series. Wilin Rosario and Carlos Gonzalez homered for the Rockies. Cole Hamels dropped to 2-10 with the loss.
Blanks Home Run Propels Padres Past Diamondbacks
(San Diego, CA) -- Kyle Blanks hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Padres to a 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Will Venable's solo shot tied the game at one in the third inning for San Diego. The Padres swept the three-game series and have won six in a row overall. Clayton Richard allowed just one run in eight innings for his second win. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 13th save. David Hernandez took the loss for Arizona, which has lost six of its last eight games. At the plate, Kennedy singled in the lone run for the Diamondbacks in the top of the third inning.
Braves Blank Giants
(Atlanta, GA) -- Julio Teheran scattered seven hits over six innings of scoreless baseball to power the Braves to a 3-0 win over the Giants at Turner Field. Teheran struck out eight and walked just one to improve to 5-3. B.J. Upton doubled in a run while Freddie Freeman was 3-for-4 with an RBI for Atlanta. Craig Kimbrel locked up his 19th save for the Braves, who won the final two of the three-game series after a four-game slide. Tim Lincecum was charged with two earned runs over six innings as he fell to 4-7 with the loss. Brandon Belt and Buster Posey were both 2-for-4 as San Francisco lost its fourth in six games.
Orioles Double Up Red Sox
(Baltimore, MD) -- Chris Davis blasted a two-run homer to help power the Orioles past the Red Sox 6-3 in Baltimore. He finished 2-for-4 with three RBI. Nick Markakiswas 4-for-5 with three runs scored for Baltimore, which took three-of-four in this series. Miguel Gonzalez allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings for his fifth win. Jim Johnson locked up his 25th save. Will Middlebrooks belted a three-run homer for Boston, which has dropped four of its last six. Jon Lester allowed five runs in five frames to suffer the loss. He has lost four straight since beginning the season 6-0.
Davis Beats Former Team As Royals Top Rays
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Alcides Escobar went 3-for-4, singling in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as the Royals beat the Rays 5-3 at Tropicana Field. Jeff Francoeur homered and Alex Gordon drove in two runs for Kansas City, which took three-of-four in the series. Wade Davis gave up two runs in the first, but settled down to get through six and beat his former team to improve to 4-5. Greg Holland gave up a solo homer to Jose Lobaton in the ninth but struck out the side for his 14th save. Roberto Hernandez fell to 4-7 with the loss. Tampa Bay has lost six of eight.
Astros Beat White Sox Again
(Houston, TX) -- Matt Dominguez hit a three-run double in the second inning and the Astros never trailed in a 5-4 win over the White Sox in Houston. Jason Castro added a two-run homer in the eighth for the 'Stros, who have won the first three in the four-game series at Minute Maid Park. Dallas Keuchel pitched six and a third innings of two-run ball as Houston won its fourth in-a-row. Jose Veras gave up a two-run homer to Alejandro De Aza in the ninth, but held on for his 14th save. Hector Santiago took the loss for Chicago. Alexei Ramirez and Jeff Keppinger also drove in runs for the Sox.
Hunter Hits 300th Career Homer As Tigers Top Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Torii Hunter hit his 300th career home run to help power the Tigers to a 5-2 win over the Twins at Target Field. The former Twin hit a two-run shot in the first inning and Austin Jackson added a two-run blast in the fourth for Detroit. Hunter also had an RBI double as the Tigers took two-of-three in the series. Doug Fister struck out seven over seven and two thirds innings of two-run ball to move to 6-4. Joaquin Benoit got the final four outs for his fourth save. P.J. Walters dropped to 2-and-2 with the loss. Brian Dozier homered and Clete Thomas singled in a run for Minnesota.
Yanks, Rivera Survive Angels' Five-Run Ninth
(Anaheim, CA) -- Mariano Rivera struck out Albert Pujols with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Yankees hung on to beat the Angels, 6-5. CC Sabathia took a four-hit shutout into the ninth before the Angels erupted to score five times and make it a game. Sabathia improved to 7-5 with the win and Rivera notched his 24th save as New York snapped a five-game losing streak. Travis Hafner hit a three-run homer to ignite a five-run third inning off Jered Weaver, who fell to 1-3. Mark Trumbo, Alberto Callaspo and Peter Bourjos had RBI singles in the ninth for LA.
A's Dump Mariners, Avoid Sweep
(Oakland, CA) -- The Athletics avoided being swept at home by the Mariners with a 10-2 win behind four solo home runs. Josh Donaldson, Seth Smith, Brandon Moss and Josh Reddick each connected for a long ball, while Bartolo Colon improved to 9-2. Colon pitched seven strong innings allowing two runs and eight hits. Moss, Smith and Reddick each had two RBI. Oakland is 42-29. Endy Chavez was 2-for-4 with two RBI for the M's, who are 31-39. Hisashi Iwakuma took his second loss of the season making it through only five innings. Iwakuma gave up four runs, eight hits and walked three.
Kluber Outduels Strasburg As Tribe Blanks Nats
(Cleveland, OH) -- Corey Kluber fired eight shutout innings to outduel Stephen Strasburg as the Indians blanked the Nationals 2-0 in Cleveland. Kluber scattered seven hits and struck out eight without a walk to improve to 5-4. Vinnie Pestano got the final three outs for his first save as the Tribe took two-of-three in the series. Carlos Santana singled in a run in the fourth and Jason Kipnis hit a sac-fly in the eighth for the Indians. Strasburg walked four, but allowed just one hit and one run in five innings to fall to 3-6 with the loss. Strasburg had been out since May 31 with a strained lat muscle.
Rays' Cobb Leaves Hospital
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb is recovering after his release from a St. Petersburg hospital Sunday. Cobb took a line drive off the side of the head on Saturday and was diagnosed with a concussion. He left the field immobilized on a stretcher. Tampa Bay placed Cobb on the seven-day concussion disabled list.
Sunday, June 16 Scoreboard
New York Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 3
Miami Marlins 7, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Cincinnati Reds 5, Milwaukee Brewers 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 3
Colorado Rockies 5, Philadelphia Phillies 2
San Diego Padres 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Atlanta Braves 3, San Francisco Giants 0
Baltimore Orioles 6, Boston Red Sox 3
Kansas City Royals 5, Tampa Bay Rays 3
Houston Astros 5, Chicago White Sox 4
Detroit Tigers 5, Minnesota Twins 2
Toronto Blue Jays 7, Texas Rangers 2
New York Yankees 6, Los Angeles Angels 5
Oakland Athletics 10, Seattle Mariners 2
Cleveland Indians 2, Washington Nationals 0
Monday, June 17 (All Times Central)
6:05 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
6:05 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies
6:10 p.m. - New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
6:10 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds
8:40 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Arizona Diamondbacks
9:15 p.m. - San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants
6:05 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians
6:08 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers
7:05 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers
7:10 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros
9:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels
6:07 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at Toronto Blue Jays