Cardinals, White Sox Win, Cubs Lose, Roundup -- June 25


Published on June 26 2013 6:56 am
Last Updated on June 26 2013 6:56 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cardinals Blast Astros

(Houston, TX) -- Carlos Beltran, David Freese and Allen Craig homered for the Cardinals in their 13-5 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.  Matt Carpenter tripled and drove in three runs and Craig totaled three RBI as the Cards collected 15 hits as a team. Jake Westbrook took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but Matt Dominguez broke up the bid with a home run.  Brett Wallace tripled and drove in two runs for the Astros. Lucas Harrell took the loss to fall to 5-8. Westbrook moved to 4-2. The Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak.


Brewers Cruise Past Cubs

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Rickie Weeks homered twice and drove in four runs as the Brewers cruised past the Cubs 9-3 in the opener of a three-game series at Miller Park. Juan Francisco also homered and scored three times, while Jonathan Lucroy plated a pair for the Brewers, who have won three of their last four. Kyle Lohse permitted three runs in seven frames as he improved to 3-6 with his second straight win. Nate Schierholtz smacked a three-run homer for the Cubs, who have dropped four-of-six. Edwin Jackson allowed six runs in less than five innings as he fell to 3-10.


Ramirez Sends White Sox Past Mets

(Chicago, IL) -- Alexei Ramirez's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth lifted the White Sox to a 5-4 walkoff win over the Mets at The Cell. New York tied the game off closer Addison Reed when Gordon Beckham misplayed a pop-up in the infield in the top half of the inning. Tyler Flowers hit a solo homer for Chicago while starter Chris Sale pitched eight innings of three-run ball with 13 strikeouts. Reed recorded the win as the Sox won their third in four games. Zack Wheeler made his second-career start for New York and allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings. Andrew Brown hit a solo homer for the Mets, who had won three out of four. LaTroy Hawkins was charged with the loss.


Nats Hold D'backs

(Washington, DC) -- The Nationals jumped out to a 6-0 lead behind a Adam LaRoche three-run homer and held on for a 7-5 win in the first of three games at Nationals Park. Rafael Soriano allowed the winning run to get to the plate in bottom of the ninth, but induced a ground out by Martin Prado for his 20th save. Gio Gonzalez improved to 4-and-3 as Washington ended a two-game losing streak. Paul Goldschmidt had three hits and an RBI, while Martin Prado was 2-for-4 with a solo homer for the D'backs. Trevor Cahill took the loss. Arizona has dropped two in-a-row.


Brown Leads Phillies Past Padres

(San Diego, CA  -- Domonic Brown belted a three-run homer and plated four to lead the Phillies past the Padres 6-2 in the middle of a three-game series at Petco Park. John Mayberry Jr. also drove in a run for the Phils, who had lost four-of-five coming in. Kyle Kendrick struck out six over eight innings of two-run ball as he improved his mark to 7-4. Pedro Ciriaco went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Friars, who have dropped three-of-four. Jason Marquis allowed all six runs in 4 1/3 frames as he fell to 9-3 with the loss.


Dodgers Hang On For Win Over Giants

(Los Angeles, CA) -- With the winning run on base, Matt Kemp came up with a huge catch in center field to close out the Dodgers 6-5 win over the Giants at Dodger Stadium. Kemp hit fifth in his return to the lineup and went 1-for-4 with a run scored. He had been out since May 29th. Mark Ellis and Hanley Ramirez each hit two-run home runs. Stephen Fife got the win to improve to 2-and-2 and Paco Rodriguez earned his first save of the season. The Dodgers have won a season-high four straight. Buster Posey and Brandon Belt homered for the Giants. Mike Kickham took the loss to fall to 0-2. The Giants fell under .500 and have lost five of their last six.


Orioles Double Up Indians

(Baltimore, MD) -- Alexi Casilla's three-run homer highlighted a five-run seventh inning for the Orioles in a 6-3 victory over the Indians at Camden Yards. Casilla's blast came after Chris Davis hit a two-run shot to tie the game. It was Davis' major-league leading 28th homer of the season.  Chris Tillman pitched seven innings of three-run ball to improve to 9-2 while Jim Johnson locked up his major-league leading 27th save. Baltimore ended a four-game slide with the win. Jason Kipnis had a two-run homer for Cleveland.  Justin Masterson allowed six runs in six-and-a-third innings to fall to 9-6. The Indians had won five of their previous six games.


Ichiro Sends Yankees To Walk-Off Win Over Rangers

(Bronx, NY) -- Ichiro Suzuki's walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth sent the Yankees to a 4-3 win over the Rangers in the Bronx. Travis Hafner, Brett Gardner and Jayson Nix also clubbed solo homers to account for all of the runs for New York. Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth and improved to 1-1 with the victory for the Yanks, who have won three out of four. Leonys Martin hit a pair of solo homers for Texas. Tanner Scheppers took the loss to fall to 5-1. The Rangers saw a five-game winning streak end.


Cashman Tells A-Rod To Shut Up

(Bronx, NY) -- New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has a simple message for third baseman Alex Rodriguez, and it's not a nice one. Angry over A-Rod's decision to tweet an update on his rehab process, Cashman told reporters "Alex should just shut the (expletive) up. That's it. I'm going to call Alex now." Cashman added that when the team is ready to announce something about Rodriguez's recovery, it will do so. A-Rod had tweeted that he'd been cleared to play in rehab games as he recovers from a hip injury.


Angels Outslug Tigers

(Detroit, MI) -- The Tigers made six errors and allowed five unearned runs as they fell to the Angels, 14-8, in the first of three at Comerica Park.  J.B. Shuck was 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. Anaheim was 11-for-20 with runners in scoring position, which helped them snap a three-game losing streak. C.J. Wilson picked up his fifth win despite allowing five runs in five innings. Miguel Cabrera hit his 21st homer of the year in the loss. He also had two RBI, but also had two of the six errors.  Rick Porcello dropped to 4-5, allowing seven runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings. Detroit is 42-33.


Marlins Split Twins

(Miami, FL) -- Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI to lead the Marlins in a 4-2 win over the Twins in Miami. Derek Dietrich added a solo homer while Logan Morrison was 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Fish.  A.J. Ramos picked up the win in relief for Miami, which has won four out of five. Steve Cishek recorded his 13th save in the win. Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe each drove in a run for Minnesota, which has dropped three of its last four. Kevin Correia tossed six innings of two-run ball but was saddled with the loss.


Braves Sneak Past Royals

(Kansas City, MO) -- Craig Kimbrel got Alcides Escobar to fly out with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the Braves held on for a 4-3 win at Kauffman Stadium. Jason Heyward put the Braves on top with a solo homer in the seventh inning to cap off a 2-for-4 night with three RBI.  Kris Medlen improved to 5-and-7 pitching seven strong innings, while Craig Kimbrel nailed down his 22nd save. Atlanta won its second straight to move to 45-33. Eric Hosmer connected for a two-run shot, his fourth of the year in the loss. Reliever Tim Collins dropped to 2-2.  Kansas City has dropped five of six.


Marte Leads Pirates Past M's

(Seattle, WA) -- Starling Marte homered twice and scored three runs to lead the Pirates past the Mariners 9-4 in the opener of a two-game interleague series at Safeco Field. Brandon Inge hit a three-run homer, while Russell Martin and Gaby Sanchez added solo shots for the Bucs, who have won five in-a-row. Jeff Locke tossed seven innings of two-run ball to up his mark to 7-1. Justin Smoak smacked a two-run homer and Kyle Seager hit a solo blast for the M's, who had won their previous two. Joe Saunders was rocked for six runs in just one-and-two-thirds frames as he fell to 5-8.


Major League Scoreboard


Washington 7, Arizona 5

Milwaukee 9, Chicago Cubs 3

Philadelphia 6, San Diego 2

Los Angeles Dodgers 6, San Francisco 5



Baltimore 6, Cleveland 3

New York Yankees 4, Texas 3

Los Angeles Angels 14, Detroit 8

Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 1


MLB Interleague

St. Louis 13, Houston 5

Oakland 7, Cincinnati 3

Pittsburgh 9, Seattle 4

Miami 4, Minnesota 2

Boston 11, Colorado 4

Chicago White Sox 5, New York Mets 4

Atlanta 4, Kansas City 3


Wednesday, June 26 Schedule (All Times Central)


7:05 p.m. -- Arizona at Washington

8:10 p.m. -- Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee

10:10 p.m. -- San Francisco at Los Angeles Dodgers

10:10 p.m. -- Philadelphia at San Diego



12:10 p.m. -- Toronto at Tampa Bay

7:05 p.m. -- Cleveland at Baltimore

7:05 p.m. -- Texas at New York Yankees

7:08 p.m. -- Los Angeles  Angels at Detroit


MLB Interleague

12:40 p.m. -- Minnesota at Florida

3:25 p.m. -- Cincinnati at Los Angeles Angels

3:40 p.m. -- Pittsburgh at Seattle

4:05 p.m. -- Colorado at Boston

8:10 p.m. -- New York Mets at Chicago White Sox

8:10 p.m. -- Atlanta at Kansas City

8:10 p.m. -- St. Louis at Houston