Cubs Hold Off Brewers, Roundup -- June 26


Published on June 27 2013 6:26 am
Last Updated on June 27 2013 6:44 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Cubs survived a comeback attempt from the Brewers in the bottom of the ninth inning and won 5-4 at Miller Park. After Juan Francisco homered with no outs to make it a one-run game, Rickie Weeks doubled and got to third base with one out. But Weeks was thrown out at home plate on a bouncer to third base with the infield in, and Kevin Gregg got the last out for his 12th save. Scott Feldman earned the win after going six innings and allowing three runs on six hits. He's 7-6. Ryan Sweeney homered and Anthony Rizzo had two hits and drove in two runs.  Aramis Ramirez homered for the Brewers. Yovani Gallardo gave up all of the Cubs' runs and took the loss to fall to


Big Inning Lifts Astros Past Cardinals

(Houston, TX) -- The Astros put together a four-run fourth inning, which was enough for a 4-3 win over the Cardinals at Minute Maid Park. Houston collected only five hits, but that was enough for Erik Bedard to get a win. Bedard allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings and struck out six to improve to 3-3. Jose Veras put two runners on base in the top of the ninth but escaped the jam by getting Matt Carpenter to fly out to end the game. Veras earned his 16th save. Yadier Molina and Allen Craig hit home runs for the Cardinals. Lance Lynn took the loss to snap a six-game winning streak. Lynn is 10-2, and the Cards have lost four of their last five games.


Mets Stymie White Sox

(Chicago, IL) -- Two Mets runs scored on an error in the top of the fifth inning, and that was plenty for New York in a 3-0 shutout of the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Shaun Marcum finally got his first win of the season after 13 starts, and moved to 1-9. Marcum silenced the Sox on four hits over eight innings. Bobby Parnell pitched a hitless ninth inning for his 13th save of the season. Alexei Ramirez had two of the Sox hits. John Danks allowed only one earned run but took the loss to fall to 1-5.

Nats Nip D'backs

(Washington, DC) -- Ryan Zimmerman's double-play plated the go-ahead run as the Nationals held on to beat the Diamondbacks 3-2 at Nationals Park.  Zimmerman finished 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI-double, while Tyler Moore hit a solo homer for the Nats, who will go for the three-game sweep Thursday. Jordan Zimmermann gave up just two runs across seven innings as he improved to 11-3. Rafael Soriano closed it out for his 21st save. Paul Goldschmidt and Martin Prado drove in a run each in the first inning for the D'backs, who have dropped three in-a-row after a four-game winning streak. Wade Miley yielded three runs, two earned, in seven frames as he slipped to 4-7 with the loss. It's Arizona's 18th straight game without a win by a starting pitcher.


Phillies Sink Padres In 13

(San Diego, CA) -- The Phillies scored two runs on a throwing error by Logan Forsythe in the top of 13th to pull out a 7-5 win over the Padres at Petco Park. Philadelphia took two of three from San Diego to improve to 38-41. Delmon Young tied the game at five in the eighth with a two-run homer, which got starter Cole Hamels off the hook. Hamels allowed five runs, four earned, in six innings. Joe Savery grabbed the victory and Jonathan Papelbon nailed down his 15th save. Chris Denorfia was 2-for-6 with a two-run homer for the Padres, who are 39-40. Reliever Tommy Layne took the loss.


Dodgers Sweep Giants

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Clayton Kershaw fired eight strong innings as the Dodgers doubled up the Giants 4-2 to sweep the three-game series at Chavez Ravine. Kershaw struck out seven while giving up two runs over eight frames as he improved to 6-5. Kenley Jansen closed it out for his sixth save. A.J. Ellis drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth and came around to score on a wild pitch. Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier also drove in a run each for the Dodgers, who have won five in-a-row. Buster Posey went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer for San Francisco, which has dropped four in-a-row and six-of-seven overall. Tim Lincecum allowed four runs and 10 hits in five-and-a-third frames as he fell to 4-8 with the loss.


Indians Sink Orioles

(Baltimore, MD) -- The Indians scored twice in the ninth inning off of Baltimore closer Jim Johnson to sink the Orioles 4-3 in the Charm City.  Jason Kipnis smacked a two-run home run in the fourth inning for Cleveland, which has won two of the first three in this four-game series.  Scott Kazmir tossed seven innings allowing one unearned run and one hit.  Manny Machado broke up the no-hit bid with a double in the seventh. Joe Smith improved to 4-0 while Vinnie Pestano locked up his fifth save.  Machado finished 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Baltimore, which has lost five-of-six overall. Johnson blew his fifth save and fell to 2-6. Jason Hammel also took a no decision after seven innings of two-run ball for the O's.


Rangers Down Yankees

(Bronx, NY) -- Nelson Cruz clubbed a two-run homer and Adrian Beltre hit a two-run double as the Rangers downed the Yankees 8-5 in the middle of a three-game series in the Bronx. A.J. Pierzynski also plated a pair of runs for Texas, which has won six of its last seven. Justin Grimm gave up three runs on six hits over five innings as he improved his mark to 7-5. Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for his 26th save. Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, while Lyle Overbay added a solo shot for the Yankees, who have dropped two-of-three. Andy Pettitte permitted four runs, three earned, in six frames as he fell to 5-6.


Angels Clip Tigers

(Detroit, MI) -- Mike Trout was 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored to power the Angles to a 7-4 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park. Erick Aybar hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning as Los Angeles grabbed the first two of the three-game set. Reliever Dane De La Rosa picked up the win and Ernesto Frieri earned his 18th save. Detroit jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back shots in the first inning. Cabrera is hitting .370 with 22 homers and 78 RBI. Jose Alvarez fell to 1-1, allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings.


Polanco Homer Lifts Marlins Over Twins

(Miami, FL) -- Placido Polanco's two-run homer in the sixth inning lifted the Marlins to a 5-3 win over the Twins at Marlins Park. Jeff Mathis also hit a two-run shot for Miami, which overcame a 3-0 first-inning deficit.  Kevin Slowey pitched three shutout innings to get the win in relief as the Marlins swept the two-game Interleague series. Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for his 14th save. Scott Diamond allowed four runs in five-plus frames to take the loss for Minnesota. Joe Mauer, Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia all drove in runs in the first for the Twins. Minnesota has lost four-of-five.


Griffin, A's Blank Reds For Two-Game Sweep

(Oakland, CA) -- A.J. Griffin fired his first career complete game shutout as the Athletics blanked the Reds 5-0 to sweep the two-game interleague series in Oakland. Griffin struck out seven while giving up just two hits and two walks as he evened his record at 6-6. Josh Donaldson smacked a three-run homer, his second long ball in as many days. Brandon Moss and Nate Freiman doubled in a run each for the A's, who had lost four-of-five coming into the series. Homer Bailey allowed four runs in six frames as he fell to 4-6 with the loss. Cincinnati has dropped five of its last six.


Pirates Double Up M's For Sixth Straight Win

(Seattle, WA) -- Jordy Mercer singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Pirates went on to beat the Mariners 4-2 at Safeco Field.  Neil Walker hit a two-run homer for Pittsburgh, which swept the two-game set and has won six straight overall. Vin Mazzaro tossed two shutout innings of relief to get the win and Mark Melancon notched his second save. Felix Hernandez struck out 11 over seven innings of two-run ball in a no-decision for Seattle. Craig Furbush took the loss. Raul Ibanez homered and Michael Saunders drove in a run for the M's.


Lackey Whiffs 12 As Red Sox Sweep Rockies

(Boston, MA) -- John Lackey struck out a season-high 12 batters over seven innings as the Red Sox beat the Rockies 5-3 in Boston. The right-hander scattered eight hits and two runs without a walk to even his record at 5-5. Daniel Nava drove in two runs for the Sox, who swept the two-game Interleague series. Shane Victorino went 3-for-4 with an RBI in the win.  Roy Oswalt allowed all five runs in six frames to fall to 0-2. Michael Cuddyer homered twice to extend his hitting streak to 23 games for Colorado.


Royals Edge Braves In 10th

(Kansas City, MO) -- Alex Gordon singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Royals edged the Braves 4-3 to split the two-game series at Kauffman Stadium. Gordon finished 3-for-5 with a homer, while Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Royals, who have won two-of-three after a four-game skid. Aaron Crow was credited with the victory. Justin Upton's two-run single tied the game in the seventh. Reed Johnson plated the other run for Atlanta, which had won its previous two. Alex Wood fell to 0-2 with the loss.


Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 0

(St. Petersburg, FLA) -- Jose Reyes made his return to the Blue Jays' lineup on Wednesday afternoon, but it was right-hander R.A. Dickey who ended up stealing the show. Toronto's No. 1 starter was the best he has been all year, tossing his first complete game in a Blue Jays' uniform while recording the sixth shutout of his career. Dickey's knuckleball had deceptive movement all afternoon, and for one of the first times this year he repeatedly commanded it within the strike zone as he dominated to give the Blue Jays a 3-0 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field.


Yankees' Teixeira To Have Season-Ending Wrist Surgery

(Bronx, NY) -- The season is over for New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira. He will adhere to the recommendation of doctors and have surgery on his ailing right wrist. Teixeira says it's disappointing to know he won't be able to play.

Teixeira's wrist had not responded well to a cortisone shot given to alleviate inflammation, and a recent MRI confirmed that a tendon sheath originally injured back in March has not healed adequately. The 33-year-old suffered the injury during the World Baseball Classic and was on the disabled list until May 31. He then aggravated the injury in Anaheim on June 15.  Teixeira batted just .151 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 15 games this season.


O's Prospect Bundy To Have Tommy John Surgery

(Baltimore, MD) -- Orioles minor league pitcher Dylan Bundy will undergo ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow today. The procedure is expected to sideline the top prospect for around a year. Bundy was rated the best pitching prospect and number-two overall by heading into the season, but was shut down during spring training with elbow soreness.


Wednesday, June 26 Scoreboard


Washington Nationals 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 2

Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee Brewers 4

Philadelphia Phillies 7, San Diego Padres 5 (13 inn)

Los Angeles Dodgers 4, San Francisco Giants 2



Toronto Blue Jays 3, Tampa Bay Rays 0

Cleveland Indians 4, Baltimore Orioles 3

Texas Rangers 8, New York Yankees 5

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7, Detroit Tigers 4

MLB Interleague

Miami Marlins 5, Minnesota Twins 3

Oakland Athletics 5, Cincinnati Reds 0

Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Seattle Mariners 2

Boston Red Sox 5, Colorado Rockies 3

Kansas City Royals 4, Atlanta Braves 3 (10 inn)

New York Mets 3, Chicago White Sox 0

Houston Astros 4, St. Louis Cardinals 3


Thursday, June 27 Schedule (All Times Central)


1:10 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers

3:05 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals

5:10 p.m. - New York Mets at Colorado Rockies

9:10 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at Los Angeles Dodgers



12:05 p.m. - Texas Rangers at New York Yankees

12:08 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels at Detroit Tigers

6:05 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles

6:10 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox

7:10 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins


MLB Interleague

No Games Scheduled