Cardinals Down Cubs, Major League Roundup -- June 17


Published on June 18 2013 6:20 am
Last Updated on June 18 2013 6:20 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cardinals Hold Down Cubs

(St. Louis, MO) -- Yadier Molina was 2-for-4 with a two-run double to lead the Cardinals in a 5-2 win over the Cubs at Busch Stadium. Shelby Miller tossed five innings of two-hit ball to move to 8-and-4 for St. Louis, which has won two out of three. Edward Mujica recorded the final four outs for his 20th save of the year. Darwin Barney hit a solo homer in the ninth for Chicago, which has dropped two straight since a three-game winning streak. Travis Wood fell to 5-6 after allowing three earned runs over seven innings. The start of the game was delayed by just over two hours.


Brown Sends Phillies Past Nats

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Domonic Brown singled in the winning run in the ninth to lead the Phillies to a 5-4 walk-off win over the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Ryan Howard was 3-for-3 with a solo homer and two RBI while Delmon Young doubled in two for Philadelphia. Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save by allowing a pinch-hit homer in the top of the ninth to Chad Tracy, but settled for the win. The Phils had lost seven of their previous nine. Steve Lombardozzi was 2-for-4 and doubled in a run for Washington in defeat. Fernando Abad suffered the loss in relief for the Nats, who have lost three out of four.


Freeman, Braves Walk Off Mets

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Braves woke up in the bottom of the ninth inning as Freddie Freeman connected for a two-run walk-off home run to give Atlanta a 2-1 win over the Mets at Turner Field. Dillon Gee had pitched eight scoreless innings before the ninth, but took the loss to fall 5-7. Justin Upton got the rally started with a single before Freeman ended the game for Atlanta, which won its third in-a-row. Tim Hudson wasn't apart of the decision for the Braves allowing one-run and striking out six over seven innings. Reliever David Carpenter grabbed his first victory of the season. Gee knocked in New York's only run with a single in the seventh. The Mets have lost four of their last five.  The start of the game was delayed by nearly four hours.


Reds Beat Pirates Behind Leake

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Todd Frazier's solo home run in the sixth inning proved to be the difference as the Reds beat the Pirates 4-1 in the opener of a four-game series at Great American Ball Park. Zack Cozart, Joey Votto and Jay Bruce also hit solo homers for the Reds, who have won six of their last eight. Mike Leake improved to 7-3 after tossing seven innings of one-run ball. Aroldis Chapman closed it out for his 18th save. Russell Martin doubled in the lone run for the Bucs, who have alternated wins and losses over their last six games.  Francisco Liriano allowed two runs in six frames as he fell to 5-2 with the loss.


Stanton, Marlins Edge D'backs

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Giancarlo Stanton smacked a game-tying two-run homer in the sixth inning and a go-ahead solo shot in the ninth, as the Marlins edged the Diamondbacks 3-2 at Chase Field. Mike Dunn was credited with the win. Steve Cishek closed it out for his 10th save.  Miami has won six-of-nine. Paul Goldschmidt homered and drove in both runs for the D'backs, who have lost four in-a-row. Patrick Corbin remains 9-0 following his third 5 1/3 innings, but ended up allowing two runs on two hits over eight frames. Heath Bell fell to 2-1 with the loss.


Royals Clip Indians

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Royals scored one in the eighth and one in the ninth to pull out a 2-1 win over the Indians at Progressive Field in the first of three games. A Matt Albers wild pitch scored Elliot Johnson from third base for the go-ahead run in the final inning. An Eric Hosmer RBI double tied the game at one. Reliever Aaron Crow picked up the win and Greg Holland locked up his 15th save. Starter James Shields wasn't apart of the decision dealing six innings of one-run ball. Kansas City is back at .500 after winning for the 11th time in its last 13 games. Carlos Santana hit his 10th homer of the season in the loss. Reliever Bryan Shaw blew the save and dropped to 0-2 for Cleveland, which is 34-35.


Scherzer Leads Tigers Past O's

(Detroit, MI) -- Max Scherzer is just the fifth pitcher in history to get to 10-0 before the All-Star Break after leading the Tigers to a 5-1 win over the Orioles at Comerica Park. Scherzer tossed six innings of one-run ball while striking out 10 to reach the mark. The last player to reach 10-0 before the break was Dave McNally for the Orioles in 1969. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer while Austin Jackson went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs for Detroit, which has won three out of four. Chris Davis clubbed his major-league leading 24th homer of the year to account for Baltimore's lone run. Manny Machado was 0-for-4 which snapped a 14-game hitting streak. Jake Arrieta surrendered five runs in four-and-two-thirds innings to take the loss.  The O's had won six out of eight prior to the loss.


Rangers Hold Off A's

(Arlington, TX) -- Nelson Cruz homered twice and drove in four as the Rangers held on to beat the Athletics 8-7 in the opener of a four-game series in Texas. A.J. Pierzynski added a two-run homer and knocked in three for the Rangers, who snapped a season-high six-game skid. Neal Cotts picked up the win in relief. Joe Nathan closed it out for his 21st save. Seth Smith's two-run single highlighted a six-run fourth inning for the A's, who have dropped three-of-four. Coco Crisp also drove in two runs in the setback. Jesse Chavez suffered his first loss.


White Sox Quiet Astros

(Houston, TX) -- The White Sox avoided a four-game sweep against the Astros by using a four-run sixth inning to pull out a 4-2 win at Minute Maid Park. Dayan Viciedo connected for a three-run triple and Paul Konerko had a RBI single to help Chicago move to 29-38. Reliever Nate Jones grabbed his second win and Addison Reed locked up his 20th save. Jason Castro went 2-for-4 with two RBI, while starter Bud Norris fell to 5-and-7 allowing all four runs in his final inning of work.  The Astros are 26-45.


Angels Rout Mariners

(Anaheim, CA) -- Albert Pujols' RBI double sparked a seven-run sixth as the Angels rolled to an 11-3 win over the Mariners in Anaheim.  Pujols went 4-for-5 while Josh Hamilton was 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in the win. Alberto Callaspo was 4-for-5 with two RBI for Los Angeles, which has won four of its last five. Jason Vargas tossed seven innings of two-run ball with nine strikeouts for the victory.  Nick Franklin connected on a two-run homer for Seattle, which has dropped three of its last five. Aaron Harang allowed four runs on 12 hits in five innings to suffer the loss.


Blue Jays Blank Rockies

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Maicer Izturis' two-run single broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Blue Jays blanked the Rockies 2-0 in the opener of a three-game series at Rogers Centre.  Josh Johnson struck out 10 while giving up five hits and two walks, but did not factor in the decision. Brett Cecil earned the victory and improved to 3-0. Casey Janssen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 15th save. Toronto has won six straight. Jorge De La Rosa had a no-hitter broken up in the sixth inning. He ended up allowing one hit over seven scoreless frames.  Matt Belisle fell to 4-4 with the loss, Colorado's fourth in six games.


Monday, June 17 Scoreboard


Philadelphia Phillies 5, Washington Nationals 4

Cincinnati Reds 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 1

St. Louis Cardinals 5, Chicago Cubs 2

Atlanta Braves 2, New York Mets 1

Miami Marlins 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 2

San Diego Padres 5, San Francisco Giants 3 (13 inn)



Kansas City Royals 2, Cleveland Indians 1

Detroit Tigers 5, Baltimore Orioles 1

Texas Rangers 8, Oakland Athletics 7

Chicago White Sox 4, Houston Astros 2

Los Angeles Angels 11, Seattle Mariners 3


MLB Interleague

Toronto Blue Jays 2, Colorado Rockies 0


Tuesday, June 18 Schedule (All Times Central)


12:10 p.m. - New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

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

7:15 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals

8:40 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Arizona Diamondbacks

9:15 p.m. - San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants



12:05 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox

6:05 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians

6:08 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers

6:10 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox

7:05 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers

7:10 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

9:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels


MLB Interleague

6:05 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Yankees

6:07 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at Toronto Blue Jays

7:10 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at Houston Astros