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Published on August 14 2013 10:35 am
Last Updated on August 14 2013 10:35 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cards Clip Pirates In 14 Innings

(St. Louis, MO) -- Adron Chambers singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 14th inning as the Cardinals clipped the Pirates 4-3 in the opener of a three-game series at Busch Stadium. St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said this was one they couldn't afford to lose. The Cards moved to within two games of the Pirates for first place in the NL Central. Sam Freeman earned his first career win. Allen Craig's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning tied the game at three.

 

Reds Clip Cubs In 11 Innings

(Chicago, IL) -- Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run single in the top of the 11th inning to lift the Reds past the Cubs 6-4 in the middle of a three-game set at Wrigley Field. Brandon Phillips had three hits and an RBI, while Jay Bruce and Xavier Paul also plated a run each for the Reds, who have won three in-a-row and six of their last seven. J.J. Hoover picked up the win after tossing two-and-a-third scoreless frames. Nate Schierholtz smacked a two-run homer and Dioner Navarro and Donnie Murphy added solo shots for the Cubs, who have dropped three straight. Eduardo Sanchez suffered his first loss of the year.

 

White Sox Sneak By Tigers In Extras

(Chicago, IL) -- Alejandro De Aza hit a RBI-single in the bottom of the 11th that gave the White Sox a 4-3 win over the Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field. Chicago has taken the first two of this three-game set. Avisail Garcia knocked in two, while reliever Addison Reed picked up his fifth win.  Detroit erased a 3-1 White Sox lead, tying the game at three on a Bryan Pena RBI single in the eighth. Pena and Infante both had three hits and one RBI for the Tigers, who have lost four-of-five. Reliever Jeremy Bonderman fell to 2-4.

 

Goldschmidt Lifts D'backs Past O's In 11th

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Paul Goldschmidt smacked a game-tying solo homer in the bottom of the ninth and a walk-off solo shot in the 11th, as the Diamondbacks rallied past the Orioles 4-3 at Chase Field. Arizona manager Kirk Gibson explains what makes "Goldy" so good. Goldschmidt now leads the National League with 29 home runs and 93 RBI on the season.  Gerardo Parra also went deep for the D'backs, who will go for the three-game sweep on Wednesday. Heath Bell improved to 3-1 with the win.

 

Nats Double Up Giants

(Washington, DC) -- Adam LaRoche clubbed a two-run homer as the Nationals doubled up the Giants 4-2 in the opener of a three-game series in DC.  Wilson Ramos and Kurt Suzuki also drove in a run each for the Nats, who have won four in-a-row after a four-game skid.  Tanner Roark tossed two innings in relief to pick up the win. Rafael Soriano closed it out for his 30th save. Hunter Pence plated a run and Joaquin Arias went 4-for-5 with two runs scored for the Giants, who have dropped five of their last seven.  Guillermo Moscoso suffered his first loss.  The game was delayed over an hour due to rain.

 

Braves Lock Up Phillies

(Atlanta, GA) -- Kris Medlen quieted the Phillies bats to lead the Braves to a 3-1 win at Turner Field. Medlen dealt seven innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts as he evened up his record at 10. Craig Kimbrel earned his 37th save. Chris Johnson's two-run homer keyed Atlanta's offense. The Braves improved to 73-47. Domonic Brown drove in the only Philadelphia run. Chase Utley totaled three hits, while starter Ethan Martin was handed the loss. Martin gave up all three runs and six hits in five innings.  The Phillies have lost four of five.

 

Padres Top Rockies

(Denver, CO) -- Home runs from Jedd Gyorko and Nick Hundley helped the Padres to a 7-5 win over the Rockies at Coors Field. Will Venable had three hits and drove in two runs. Tim Stauffer pitched an 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball to improve to 2-1. Huston Street earned his 23rd save with a four-out outing. Wilin Rosario and Charlie Culberson drove in two runs each for Colorado. Jeff Manship allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings and fell to 0-2. The Rockies' four-game winning streak came to an end.

 

Dodgers Stay Hot, Melt Mets

(Los Angeles, CA) -- Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed one run on five hits over seven innings and won the prime pitching matchup against Mets' ace Matt Harvey, 4-2, at Chavez Ravine.  Ryu improved to 12-3. Nick Punto and A.J. Ellis drove in two runs each as L.A. improved to 39-8 since June 22 and has only one loss in August. Juan Lagares homered in the first inning for the Mets. New York added a run in the ninth off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, who held on for his 19th save.  Harvey fell to 9-4 after going six innings and allowing four runs on eight hits.

 

Yankees Hammer Halos

(Bronx, NY) -- Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in six runs as the Yankees hammered the Angels 14-7 in the second of four games in the Bronx. Vernon Wells also went deep, while Eduardo Nunez had four RBI and two runs scored for the Yankees, who have won three in-a-row. Alex Rodriguez added a two-run double in the victory. CC Sabathia struck out seven while giving up two earned runs over six innings as he evened his record at 10-and-10. Mike Trout belted a three-run homer and Mark Trumbo had a two-run blast for the Halos, who have dropped three straight and seven of their last nine. Jason Vargas allowed four runs in 4 1/3 frames as he fell to 6-5 with the loss.

 

Red Sox Down Jays In 11

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Shane Victorino's two-run single in the top of the 11th inning lifted the Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre in the first of three games. Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedrioa each had an RBI single helping Boston improve to 72-49. Reliever Koji Uehara earned the win. J.P. Arencibia had both Toronto RBI and sent the game to extras with his solo homer in the bottom of the eighth. Aaron Loup was tagged with the loss. The Blue Jays are 54-65.

 

Mariners Use Miller Power To Get By Rays

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Brad Miller hit a pair of solo home runs to lead the Mariners to a 5-4 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. Justin Smoak drove in two runs and Dustin Ackley got the go-ahead RBI with a triple in the sixth inning. Erasmo Ramirez pitched 5 1/3 innings and struck out seven for his fourth win against no losses this season. Danny Farquhar recorded his fifth save. Ben Zobrist hit two home runs in a losing cause. Chris Archer gave up five runs on nine hits to fall to 6-5 with the loss.

 

Indians Top Twins

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Ryan Raburn smacked a two-run homer as the Indians topped the Twins 5-2 in the middle of a three-game series at Target Field. Jason Kipnis plated a run and scored a run for Cleveland, which has won two-of-three since a six-game skid. Zach McAllister struck out seven while giving up two runs, one earned, in six innings of work as he improved to 5-7. Chris Perez pitched a scoreless ninth for his 19th save. Josh Willingham homered for the Twins, who had won their previous two. Samuel Deduno gave up five runs, four earned, in six frames as he fell to 7-6.

 

Astros Get Early Lead, Hang On For Win Over Athletics

(Oakland, CA) -- The Astros did all their damage against A's All-Star Bartolo Colon in the first four innings and held on for a 5-4 win at the O-dot-C-O Coliseum. Eight of the nine hitters in the Houston lineup recorded at least one hit. Brandon Barnes had two and drove in two runs. Jordan Lyles pitched seven innings and allowed one run on five hits to improve to 5-6. Colon was charged with all five Houston runs in four innings and fell to 14-5. Yoenis Cespedes homered, doubled and drove in two runs for the A's in the loss.

 

Brewers Dump Rangers

(Arlington, TX) -- The Rangers eight-game winning streak came to an end as they fell to the Brewers, 5-1, in Arlington. Scooter Gennett lifted two home runs and drove in three for Milwaukee, which improved to 52-67. Marco Estrada grabbed the win allowing one run in six innings and Jim Henderson locked up his 17th save. Texas' only run came courtesy of a Mitch Moreland homer. Alexi Ogando was handed the loss after giving up four runs in 6 1/3 innings. The Rangers were 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

 

Marlins Trump Royals In 10

(Kansas City, MO) -- Rookie Christian Yelich singled in fellow rookie Jake Marisnick with one out in the top of the 10th inning, giving the Marlins a 1-0 win over the sizzling Royals at Kauffman Stadium. It was the sixth extra-inning shutout in Marlins history.  Chad Qualls got two outs in the ninth inning to go to 3-1 and Steve Cishek earned his 25th save. Jose Fernandez shut out the Royals for seven innings. Kansas City managed just four hits for the game, though starter Bruce Chen also shut out Miami on three hits over seven innings.  Kelvin Herrera took the loss to fall to 4-6. The Royals had won five of their previous six games.

 

Tuesday, August 13 Scoreboard

Boston Red Sox 4, Toronto Blue Jays 2

Seattle Mariners 5, Tampa Bay Rays 4

Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Baltimore Orioles 3

New York Yankees 14, Los Angeles Angels 7

Chicago White Sox 4, Detroit Tigers 3

Cleveland Indians 5, Minnesota Twins 2

Miami Marlins 1, Kansas City Royals 0

Milwaukee Brewer 5, Texas Rangers 1

Houston Astros 5, Oakland Athletics 4

Atlanta Braves 3, Philadelphia Phillies 1

Washington Nationals 4, San Francisco Giants 2

Los Angeles Dodgers 4, New York Mets 2

St. Louis Cardinals 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 3

Cincinnati Reds 6, Chicago Cubs 4

San Diego Padres 7, Colorado Rockies 5

 

Wednesday, August 14 Schedule (All Times Central)

Minnesota at Cleveland, 12:10 p.m.

Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m.

Miami at Kansas City, 1:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m.

San Diego at Colorado, 2:10 p.m.

Batimore at Arizona, 2:40 p.m.

Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets, 6:05 p.m.

San Francisco at Washington, 6:05 p.m.

Boston at Toronto, 6:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at Atlanta, 6:05 p.m.

Seattle at Tampa Bay, 6:05 p.m.

Milwaukee at Texas, 7:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m.

Houston at Oakland, 9:05 p.m.

New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.