Cubs, Sox Win; Cardinals Don't

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Published on June 22 2013 1:32 pm
Last Updated on June 22 2013 1:32 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

>>Garza, Cubs Cruise Past Astros

(Chicago, IL)  --  Matt Garza struck out eight in eight-plus innings to pace the Cubs to a 3-1 win over the Astros in Chicago.  Garza only allowed four hits, including a solo homer to Chris Carter in the seventh inning, as he improved to 2-and-1.  Kevin Gregg picked up his 11th save for Chicago, which snapped a two-game slide.  Darwin Barney, Scott Hairston and Anthony Rizzo each hit a solo home run in the win.  Dallas Keuchel struck out nine but gave up the three homers over six innings to dip to 4-and-4.  Houston has alternated wins and losses the last six games.

>>Rangers Down Cardinals

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Nelson Cruz was 2-for-5 with three RBI as the Rangers clipped the Cardinals 6-4 in St. Louis.  He knocked in two with a ninth-inning single to put Texas up for good.  Elvis Andrus added a run scored and two RBI for Texas, which has won three straight games.  Neal Cotts picked up the win and Joe Nathan earned his 23rd save.  Allen Craig knocked in a pair of runs for St. Louis, which had won two in-a-row.  Trevor Rosenthal suffered the loss in relief.

>>White Sox Rock Royals

(Kansas City, MO)  --  Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer in a five-run third inning as the White Sox cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.  Alejandro De Aza added a two-run homer for Chicago, which had lost seven of its previous eight.  Hector Santiago pitched eight innings of one-run ball to move to 3-and-5.  Eric Hosmer hit a solo homer to account for Kansas City's lone run.  Jeremy Guthrie was rocked for six runs in two-and-a-third innings for the Royals, who have lost three in-a-row.

Today, White Sox at Kansas City at 1:10pm...Houston at Cubs at 3:05pm...Texas at Cardinals at 6:15pm