Cubs Blank Cardinals, Major League Roundup -- July 11


Published on July 12 2013 6:27 am
Last Updated on July 12 2013 10:50 am
Written by Millie Lange

(Chicago, IL) -- Edwin Jackson fired seven shutout innings to pace the Cubs to a 3-0 win over the Cardinals in Chicago. Jackson allowed three hits while striking out five as he moved to 6-10. Jackson says the bullpen stepped up big behind him.

Anthony Rizzo knocked in all three runs for Chicago, which has won five-of-six.  Starlin Castro was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs in the win.  Kevin Gregg picked up his 16th save.  Allen Craig was 2-for-4 for St. Louis, which had won five in-a-row. Jake Westbrook gave up all the runs in seven frames for the loss. Cards outfielder Matt Holliday left in the fourth inning with right hamstring tightness.

-- Chicago's Landmarks Commission gives a thumbs-up to Wrigley Field officials to add a giant scoreboard and oversized advertising at the venerable old ballpark. The "Tribune" says the additions are needed to become key income generators for the team owners. The unanimous decision clears a path for the City Council and Planning Commission to seriously consider the Cubs' $500-million proposal to overhaul Wrigley Field and the surrounding area.


Phegley Grand Slam Lifts White Sox Over Tigers

(Detroit, MI) -- Josh Phegley belted a grand slam in the sixth inning to erase a 3-1 deficit and lift the White Sox to a 6-3 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park. Alejandro De Aza went 3-for-5 with an RBI and Alexei Ramirez had two hits and drove in a run for Chicago. Chris Sale pitched into the seventh inning for the win as the Sox took two-of-three in the series. Anibal Sanchez was touched for five runs in five and a third frames to fall to 7-6 with the loss. Matt Tuiasosopo hit a two-run and Miguel Cabrera added his 30th of the season for Detroit.

Gonzalez Quiets Rangers Bats As O's Split Series

(Baltimore, MD) -- Chris Davis hit his Major League-leading 34th homer of the year as the Orioles cruised past the Rangers 3-1 at Camden Yards. Davis says he made adjustments at the plate. Miguel Gonzalez tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball en route to his seventh victory of the year. Jim Johnson shut the door for his big league-best 31st save. Brian Roberts also hit a solo homer for the Birds as they broke even with the Rangers in the four-game set. Ross Wolf was solid in six innings, giving up just the solo home runs but fell to 1-2 with the loss. Ian Kinsler hit a solo blast for the Rangers lone run.


Jeter 1-for-4 In Season Debut As Yankees Beat Royals

(Bronx, NY) -- The captain is back for the New York Yankees. Derek Jeter went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in his season debut Thursday as the Yankees beat the Royals 8-4 in the Bronx. The 39-year-old had been out all season recovering from surgery for a broken ankle originally suffered in the playoffs last October. Jeter says he was nervous before the game and it had an Opening Day feel. Starting at designated hitter, Jeter legged out an infield chopper to third base for a single in his first at-bat and plated a run with a groundout in the sixth. He later left the game with tightness in his quad and will have a precautionary MRI exam.


Kendrick Leads Phillies Past Nationals

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Kyle Kendrick fired seven strong innings to lead the Phillies past the Nationals 3-1 at Citizens Bank Park. Kendrick gave up just one run on five hits and a walk as he improved his mark to 8-6. Jonathan Papelbon closed it out for his 20th save. Ben Revere, Kevin Frandsen and Michael Young all plated a run for the Phils, who won three of the four games in the series. Ryan Zimmerman drove in the lone run on a sac-fly in the sixth inning for the Nats, who had won four in-a-row before this series. Jordan Zimmermann allowed two runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 frames as he fell to 12-4 with the tough-luck loss.


Braves Clip Reds

(Atlanta, GA) -- Freddie Freeman carried the Braves offense with three hits and four RBI as they snuck past the Reds, 6-5, In the opener of a four-game set at Turner Field. Justin Upton also had three hits with an RBI and two runs scored for Atlanta, which has won three-of-four. Tim Hudson grabbed his sixth win and Craig Kimbrel nailed down his 25th save.  Brandon Phillips was 2-for-4 with two RBI in the loss. Cincinnati has dropped four of its last five. Mat Latos allowed six runs in four innings to fall to 8-3.  


D'backs Rally Past Brewers

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Martin Prado hit a go-ahead two-run single to break a three-all tie in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Diamondbacks rallied past the Brewers 5-3 in the opener of a four-game series at Chase Field. Adam Eaton had a two-run triple in the fifth and Jason Kubel plated the tying run on a sac-fly in the sixth for the D'backs, who were coming off a three-game sweep by the rival Dodgers. Wade Miley gave up three runs in the first three innings, but went on to toss five shutout innings after that. He sat down 13 in-a-row at one point en route to his sixth win. Brad Ziegler closed it out for his second save. Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run homer and Carlos Gomez added a solo shot for Milwaukee. Jim Henderson fell to 3-3 with the loss.


Slumping Giants Double Up Padres

(San Diego, CA) -- Pablo Sandoval homered to back seven solid innings from Madison Bumgarner, as the Giants doubled up the Padres 4-2 in the opener of a four-game series at Petco Park. Bumgarner gave up just two runs on four hits as he upped his mark to 10-5.  Sergio Romo closed it out for his 21st save. Gregor Blanco went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the Giants, who snapped a four-game skid and won for just the third time in 17 games. Buster Posey added two hits and an RBI in the victory. Carlos Quentin and Kyle Blanks drove in a run each in the first inning for the Friars, who have dropped 12-of-13.  Luke Gregerson fell to 4-5 with the loss.


Red-Hot Dodgers Cruise Past Rockies

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Mark Ellis went 3-for-4 with four RBI as the red-hot Dodgers cruised past the Rockies 6-1 in the opener of a four-game series at Chavez Ravine. Jerry Hairston Jr. doubled in a run and scored twice for the Dodgers, who have won five straight and 10 of their last 12 overall. Chris Capuano struck out eight over 6 1/3 scoreless innings as he improved to 3-6. Carlos Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in the ninth that broke up the shutout. Drew Pomeranz allowed three runs and seven hits in four frames as he fell to 0-3 with the loss. Colorado has dropped eight-of-11.


Moore Wins 13th As Rays Sweep Twins

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Luke Scott and Evan Longoria hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning to break up a 1-1 game as the Rays beat the Twins 4-3 at Tropicana Field. Will Myers went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles for Tampa Bay, which won its eighth in-a-row. Matt Moore struck out 10 over 7 1/3 innings of three-run ball to improve to 13-3. Jake McGee fanned two in the ninth en route to his first save.  Mike Pelfrey allowed three runs in six frames to fall to 4-7 for Minnesota. Jamie Carroll had an RBI single in the sixth and Joe Mauer singled in two in the eighth for the Twins, who have dropped 11 of their last 12 games.


Red Sox Bounce Mariners In 10th

(Seattle, WA) -- A Daniel Nava single in the top of the 10th scored Jackie Bradley Jr. to lift the Red Sox past the Mariners, 8-7, at Safeco Field. Seattle jumped out to a 5-1 lead and led 7-4 after the fourth inning but couldn't hold on. Jacoby Ellsbury, Brock Holt and Jose Iglesias each had two hits and two RBI as Boston took three-of-four from the M's.  Ellsbury left the yard for the third time this season. Steven Wright grabbed his first win and Koji Uehara his seventh save. Kyle Seager was 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the loss. Tom Wilhelmsen fell to 0-3.


Indians Down Blue Jays

(Cleveland, OH) -- The Blue Jays are just a few days away from the All-Star break, but their offense seems to have taken a premature hiatus. Toronto entered a three-game set in Cleveland desperately needing a series victory. The goal was to reach .500 before the four-day break, but that benchmark just got a lot tougher to reach. The Blue Jays went hitless through the first five innings against rookie right-hander Danny Salazar, while knuckleballer R.A. Dickey allowed three runs (two earned) in a 4-2 loss to the Indians on Thursday afternoon at Progressive Field.


Tigers' Cabrera First Player Ever To Have 30/90 Before Break

(Detroit, MI) -- Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera belted his 30th home run of the season on Thursday, giving him 94 RBI on the year. He is the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit at least 30 homers and drive in at least 90 runs before the All-Star break.  The 2012 AL Triple Crown winner also leads the majors with a .366 batting average.


Jeter 1-for-4 In Season Debut As Yankees Beat Royals

(Bronx, NY) -- Derek Jeter was 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in his season debut Thursday as the Yankees beat the Royals, 8-4. The 39-year-old had been out all season recovering from surgery for a broken ankle originally suffered in the playoffs last October. He left the game with tightness in his quad and will have a precautionary MRI exam.


Freeman, Delabar Win ASG Final Vote

(New York, NY) -- Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar are heading to the All-Star Game after a record-setting online Final Vote. Fans cast a record 79.2-million votes in all. Five players from each league were selected by All-Star managers Bruce Bochy and Jim Leyland for fan consideration.


Thursday, July 11 Scoreboard


Philadelphia Phillies 3, Washington Nationals 1

Atlanta Braves 6, Cincinnati Reds 5

Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis Cardinals 0

Arizona Diamondbacks 5, Milwaukee Brewers 3

San Francisco Giants 4, San Diego Padres 2

Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Colorado Rockies 1



Cleveland Indians 4, Toronto Blue Jays 2

Tampa Bay Rays 4, Minnesota Twins 3

New York Yankees 8, Kansas City Royals 4

Chicago White Sox 6, Detroit Tigers 3

Boston Red Sox 8, Seattle Mariners 7 (10 inn)

Baltimore Orioles 3, Texas Rangers 1


MLB Interleague

No Games Scheduled

Friday, July 12 Schedule (All Times Central)


3:05 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs

6:05 p.m. - New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates

6:10 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins

6:30 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Atlanta Braves

8:40 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at Arizona Diamondbacks

9:10 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at San Diego Padres

9:10 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers



6:05 p.m. - Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians

6:05 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees

6:05 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles

6:08 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers

6:10 p.m. - Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays

9:05 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics

9:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners


MLB Interleague

6:05 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies