Cardinals Edge Marlins, Cubs Walk Off On Pirates, ML Roundup

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Published on July 8 2013 10:34 am
Last Updated on July 8 2013 10:34 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cardinals Edge Marlins

St. Louis, MO -- Matt Holliday hit a solo home run and Lance Lynn tossed seven strong innings as the Cardinals edged the Marlins, 3-2, to complete a three-game sweep at Busch Stadium. Lynn gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out seven to earn his first win since June 20. He is now 11-3. Carlos Beltran had two hits and stole home for the Cardinals, winners of four of their last five games. Edward Mujica worked a perfect ninth inning for his 23rd save. Adeiny Hechavarria  and Jeff Mathis drove in one run apiece for the Marlins, who have dropped four of their last six. Jose Fernandez allowed three runs on four hits over six innings, but took the loss to fall to 5-5.

 

Cubs Walk Off On Pirates

(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs capitalized on a Pirates' error to earn a 4-3 win in 11 innings in the rubber match of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. After Russell Martin's throwing error put a runner on third with no outs in the bottom of 11th, Dioner Navarro sent a deep fly ball to right field to score Anthony Rizzo and win the game. Starling Marte hit a two-out, game-tying home run in the ninth inning for the Pirates, who lost their second straight game after winning 11 of the previous 13.   Matt Guerrier earned his first win with the Cubs after tossing two scoreless innings in relief to go to 3-4. Scott Hairston hit a home run for Chicago, which has won five of its last seven series. Bryan Morris took the loss in relief to fall to 4-3.

 

Price, Rays Sweep White Sox

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- David Price pitched a complete game gem to lead the Rays to a 3-1 win over the White Sox at Tropicana Field. Price scattered eight hits and a run while striking out five as he improved his mark to 3-4. Ben Zobrist, Sean Rodriguez and Jose Molina all plated a run for the Rays, who swept the three-game series and have won eight of their last nine overall. Josh Phegley hit a solo homer for Chicago's only run.  John Danks allowed all three runs over seven frames as he dipped to 2-6 with the loss. The Sox have dropped nine-of-11.

 

Brown Leads Phils Past Braves

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Domonic Brown homered, tripled and knocked in two to lead the Phillies past the Braves 7-3 in the rubber match of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Ben Revere hit a two-run triple for the Phils, who have won four of their last six. Jonathan Pettibone gave up just one run on five hits while striking out six over five-and-a-third innings as he improved to 5-3. Chris Johnson hit a solo shot and Jason Heyward drove in a run for Atlanta, which has dropped four-of-five. Kris Medlen permitted seven runs, six earned, in 5 1/3 frames as he fell to 6-8 and saw his three-start winning streak end.

 

Mets Clip Crew In Rubber Match

(Milwaukee, WI) -- Jeremy Hefner fired seven strong innings as the Mets clipped the Brewers 2-1 at Miller Park. Hefner struck out eight while giving up just one run and two hits as he upped his record to 4-6. Bobby Parnell recorded the final four outs for his 15th save. Josh Satin went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Mets, who took the rubber match of the three-game set. Jonathan Lucroy hit a solo homer for the Brew Crew, who have dropped three of their last four. Tom Gorzelanny fanned eight while yielding two unearned runs over six frames, but fell to 1-2 with the tough-luck loss.

 

Ellis Leads Dodgers Past Giants

(San Francisco, CA) -- A.J. Ellis ripped a two-out, bases-loaded double in the top of the ninth inning, clearing the bases and sending the Dodgers to a 4-1 win over the Giants in the rubber game of a three-game series. Ellis got his hit off Giants closer Sergio Romo, who took the loss to fall to 3-4 on the season. Clayton Kershaw pitched eight innings and allowed a run on three hits to record his eighth win of the season.  Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth inning for his ninth save. Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig each had two hits for L.A., which has won 12 of its last 15 games and moved into second place in the National League West. Chad Gaudin got a no-decision despite seven strong innings of one-run ball for San Francisco, which has dropped 13 of its last 16 games.

 

Corbin Dazzles As D'backs Sweep Rockies

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Patrick Corbin fired eight solid innings as the Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep of the Rockies with a 6-1 win at Chase Field. Corbin matched his career-high with 10 strikeouts while giving up just one run on three hits as he upped his mark to 10-1. It was his first win since June 2. He also had an RBI-double at the plate and scored a run. Aaron Hill doubled twice, drove in two and scored two times for the D'backs, who outscored the Rockies 22-2 in the series. Jonathan Herrera hit his first homer of the season for Colorado, which has dropped six-of-seven. Roy Oswalt left after recording just five outs with a strained left hamstring. He fell to 0-4 with the loss. Carlos Gonzalez exited in the ninth inning with a finger injury he suffered while swinging at a pitch.

 

O's Rally Past Yankees In Ninth

(Bronx, NY) -- Adam Jones smacked a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Orioles over the Yankees 2-1 and avoid a three-game sweep in the Bronx. Darren O'Day picked up the win in relief and improved to 5-0. Jim Johnson pitched a perfect ninth for his 30th save. The O's snapped a three-game skid. Eduardo Nunez drove in the lone run on a sac-fly in the second inning for the Yankees, who saw their six-game winning streak come to an end. Mariano Rivera fell to 1-2 with his second blown save.

 

Indians Outslug Tigers

(Cleveland, OH) -- Michael Brantley homered twice and drove in five runs as the Indians outslugged the Tigers 9-6 in the third installment of a four-game wraparound series at Progressive Field. Carlos Santana added a two-run homer and Lonnie Chisenhall hit a solo shot for the Tribe, which snapped a four-game skid. Cody Allen picked up the win in relief. Chris Perez closed it out for his ninth save. Torii Hunter hit a three-run homer and knocked in four and Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI for Detroit, which had won its previous five. Al Alburquerque suffered the loss.

 

Blue Jays Blast Twins

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Rajai Davis belted a three-run homer and Colby Rasmus added a two-run shot, as the Blue Jays blasted the Twins 11-5 at Rogers Centre. Rasmus finished 3-for-4 with three RBI, while Jose Reyes added a solo homer for the Jays, who took the rubber match of the three-game set. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-run triple in the victory. Todd Redmond gave up two runs on one hit and three walks in five innings of work for his first career win. Aaron Hicks and Trevor Plouffe both hit two-run homers for the Twins, who have dropped seven of their last eight. Scott Diamond was tagged for six runs in less than five frames as he slipped to 5-8 with the loss.

 

A's Trounce Royals

(Kansas City, MO) -- Josh Reddick, Jed Lowrie and Eric Sogard accounted for five runs with a home run each as the Athletics powered past the Royals 10-4 at Kauffman Stadium. Reddick and Sogard combined to drive in seven runs total and Oakland collected 15 hits for the game. A.J. Griffin lasted five innings and got the win to improve to 7-6. Oakland has won eight of its last 11 games and won the three-game series. The Royals got home runs from George Kottaras and Alex Gordon in the loss. Starting pitcher Luis Mendoza couldn't make it out of the second inning as he allowed five runs on five hits to drop to 2-5.

 

Rangers Edge Astros

(Arlington, TX) -- Nelson Cruz delivered a tie-breaking RBI single in the fifth inning and the Rangers bullpen kept the Astros off the board the rest of the way to earn a 5-4 decision in the rubber match of a three-game series from Arlington. Five Rangers relievers each pitched a scoreless inning, with Cory Burns getting his first major-league win and Joe Nathan his 29th save. A.J. Pierzynski hit a three-run home run and Adrian Beltre added a solo shot for Texas, which has won three out of four. Marc Krauss hit his first major-league home run for Houston and J.D. Martinez had three hits. Erik Bedard allowed all five runs in six-plus innings and took the loss to fall to 3-5. The Astros have lost three out of four.

 

Halos Blank Red Sox

(Anaheim, CA) -- Mike Trout and Hank Conger each hit a solo homer to back Jered Weaver as the Angels blanked the Red Sox 3-0 in Anaheim. Weaver tossed 6 2/3 innings of five-hit ball with six strikeouts to improve to 3-4. Mark Trumbo added a sac-fly for the Halos, who took the three-game series after losing the opener. Ernesto Frieri notched his 22nd save in the victory. John Lackey allowed two runs over seven innings while fanning nine to fall to 6-6. Boston managed just five hits in the contest. The Sox had won five in-a-row prior to the back-to-back losses.

 

Mariners Top Reds For Series Win

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Nick Franklin hit a solo homer, Justin Smoak cranked a two-run shot and Joe Saunders took care of the rest as the Mariners took a 3-1 win in Sunday's rubber match of their series with the Reds.  Saunders gave up one run on six hits in seven innings on the bump for Seattle, which took two-of-three in its first-ever visit to Great American Ballpark. Saunders improved to 7-8 and Tom Wilhelmsen earned his 18th save. Todd Frazier and Chris Heisey hit back-to-back doubles for the Reds' only run. Bronson Arroyo took the loss to fall to 7-7. He had a 6-1 record at home coming into the game.

 

Friars finish tough trip with loss to Nationals

(Washington) -- Not even three weeks ago, the Padres were the darlings of the National League West. They had inched within one game of first place, were piecing together a plan to add pitching to bolster the staff and, despite injuries to several important players, were plugging along without trepidation in the least. Then the bottom fell out on their 10-game road trip, which is why manager Bud Black is hoping that returning to friendly Petco Park can help pull them out of their funk. On Sunday, the Padres finished their longest road trip of the season with an 11-7 loss to the Nationals in front of 31,483 at Nationals Park, a loss that extended their season-high losing skid to nine games.

 

Sunday, July 7 Scoreboard

MLB NL

Philadelphia Phillies 7, Atlanta Braves 3

Washington Nationals 11, San Diego Padres 7

New York Mets 2, Milwaukee Brewers 1

St. Louis Cardinals 3, Miami Marlins 2

Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (11 inn)

Los Angeles Dodgers 4, San Francisco Giants 1

Arizona Diamondbacks 6, Colorado Rockies 1

 

MLB AL

Baltimore Orioles 2, New York Yankees 1

Cleveland Indians 9, Detroit Tigers 6

Toronto Blue Jays 11, Minnesota Twins 5

Tampa Bay Rays 3, Chicago White Sox 1

Oakland Athletics 10, Kansas City Royals 4

Texas Rangers 5, Houston Astros 4

Los Angeles Angels 3, Boston Red Sox 0

 

MLB Interleague

Seattle Mariners 3, Cincinnati Reds 1

 

Monday, July 8 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB NL

6:05 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies

6:10 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins

7:10 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Milwaukee Brewers

8:40 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks

9:10 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres

9:15 p.m. - New York Mets at San Francisco Giants

 

MLB AL

6:05 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians

6:05 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees

6:05 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles

6:10 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays

9:10 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners

 

MLB Interleague

6:05 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at Pittsburgh Pirates

7:10 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox