Cardinals Post Win; Cubs Lose to Pittsburgh; Tampa Bay Downs Sox

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Published on July 6 2013 12:08 pm
Last Updated on July 6 2013 12:08 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

>>Cardinals Fly Past Fish

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Matt Holliday and Matt Adams each doubled in a run as the Cardinals went on to a 4-1 win over the Marlins in St. Louis.  Allen Craig also doubled in a run and added a sac-fly for the Cards, who have won two out of three after dropping four-of-five.  Jake Westbrook tossed seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 5-and-3 while Edward Mujica notched his 22nd save.  Jacob Turner surrendered four runs in six innings to fall to 2-and-1 for Miami.  Logan Morrison popped a solo homer for the Fish, who had won eight out of ten coming in.

>>Liriano Goes Distance As Pirates Beat Cubs

(Chicago, IL)  --  Francisco Liriano tossed a complete-game four-hitter to lead the Pirates to a 6-2 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.  The left-hander struck out seven and walked two while allowing two runs to improve to 8-and-3 on the season.  Garrett Jones' RBI single snapped a 2-all tie in a three-run third inning to put Pittsburgh ahead for good.  Starling Marte went 3-for-6 and scored twice for the Bucs.  Jeff Samardzija gave up five runs in six frames to fall to 5-and-8 with the loss for Chicago.  Scott Hairston hit a two-run homer in the second inning to account for the Cubs' scoring.

>>Rays Sting White Sox

(St. Petersburg, FL)  --  The Rays put up a five-spot on the White Sox in the second inning and cruised to an 8-3 at Tropicana Field.  Jose Molina hit a two-run home run and Desmond Jennings had three hits and scored twice.  Luke Scott added three hits, an RBI and a run scored.  Jeremy Hellickson won his fourth straight start with seven innings pitched and one run allowed on six hits.  He struck out nine to improve to 8-and-3.  Josh Phegley drove in two runs for Chicago.  Dylan Axelrod didn't make it out of the second inning and took the loss to fall to 3-and-5.

Today's schedule: Miami at Cardinals at 1:15pm...Pittsburgh at Cubs at 3:05pm...White Sox at Tampa Bay at 6:15pm.