Cubs Win, Cardinals Win, Sox Don't Win
Published on July 20 2013 2:11 pm
Last Updated on July 20 2013 2:11 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
>>Cardinals Hold Off Padres
(St. Louis, MO) -- Jake Westbrook shined at the plate and on the mound as the Cardinals held off the Padres 9-6 at Busch Stadium. Westbrook went 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI for St. Louis, which has won three of its last four. On the mound, he allowed two runs in six-and-two-thirds innings for his sixth win. Matt Carpenter was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run in the win. Edward Mujica locked up his 27th save. Everth Cabrera knocked in two runs and scored once for San Diego, which has lost five-of-six. Jason Marquis allowed six runs in five-and-one-third frames for the loss. The Padres scored all their runs in the seventh inning and later.
>>Cubs Climb Past Rockies
(Denver, CO) -- Anthony Rizzo laced an RBI double in the seventh to back Jeff Samardzija's strong outing as the Cubs beat the Rockies 3-1 at Coors Field. Samardzija went seven-and-a-third innings of one-run ball to improve to 6-and-9. Alfonso Soriano lifted a solo homer and Darwin Barney had an RBI double for Chicago, which had lost three out of five coming in. Rookie Junior Lake went 3-for-4 with a stolen base in his major-league debut. Kevin Gregg notched his 18th save in the win. Dexter Fowler hit a solo homer for Colorado's lone run. Edgmer Escalona took the loss in relief for the Rox, who have lost seven out of 11 contests.
>>Braves Sink White Sox
(Chicago, IL) -- Brian McCann lifted a three-run homer to power the Braves by the White Sox 6-4 in Chicago. Andrelton Simmons added a two-run shot for Atlanta, which has won two-of-three. Justin Upton was 2-for-4 with two runs in the win. Tim Hudson allowed four runs in seven-and-a-third innings but picked up his seventh win. Craig Kimbrel secured his 27th save. John Danks allowed five runs in seven frames for the setback. Alexei Ramirez went 3-for-4 with two runs for Chicago, which has lost three straight.
Today's matchups: 3:05pm--Atlanta at White Sox...6:15pm--San Diego at Cardinals...7:10pm--Cubs at Colorado