Wainwright Leads Cardinals Past Cubs, ML Roundup

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Published on August 19 2013 10:41 am
Last Updated on August 19 2013 10:41 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cardinals Club Cubs

(Chicago, IL) -- Adam Wainwright got his first win since July 21 as the Cardinals topped the Cubs 6-1 at Wrigley Field. Wainwright allowed a run on five hits, and struck out 11 in seven innings. He's 14-7. Jon Jay hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs. Yadier Molina added two hits and scored twice. Junior Lake had three hits and drove in the Chicago's only run.  Edwin Jackson allowed one earned run over six innings, but fell to 7-13. The Cardinals have won three of their last four games. Chicago has dropped six of their last seven.

 

White Sox Top Twins

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Alexei Ramirez finished a triple short of the cycle and drove in three runs as the White Sox topped the Twins 5-2 at Target Field.  Avisail Garcia and Jeff Keppinger also plated a run each for the Sox, who won the final three of the four-game series. Hector Santiago gave up two runs, just one earned, over six innings as he improved to 4-7.  Addison Reed closed it out for his 31st save. Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham both had an RBI for the Twins, who have lost five-of-six.  Samuel Deduno allowed all five runs in five frames as he dipped to 7-7.

 

Marlins Edge Giants

(Miami, FL) -- Jeff Mathis doubled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Marlins past the Giants 6-5 at Marlins Park. Mathis also homered, while Ed Lucas drove in a run and scored twice for the Fish, who avoided a three-game sweep. Chad Qualls earned the win and Steve Cishek locked up his 27th save. Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and plated three and Brandon Crawford also went deep for San Francisco, which had won its previous three. Sandy Rosario suffered his first career loss.

 

Phils End Dodgers' 10-Game Winning Streak

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Casper Wells scored the winning run on a Hanley Ramirez error in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Phillies edged the Dodgers 3-2 to avoid a three-game sweep at Citizens Bank Park. Darin Ruf homered and Cody Asche plated the other run for the Phils, who snapped a four-game skid. Jonathan Papelbon picked up the win, which was the first in the managerial career of Ryne Sandberg. Andre Ethier went deep for the Dodgers, who saw their 10-game winning streak come to an end. Brandon League fell to 6-4 with the loss.

 

Braves Hold On For Win Over Nationals

(Atlanta, GA) -- Julio Teheran made it through six shutout innings to lead the Braves over the Nationals 2-1 at Turner Field. The Braves' bullpen finished the job with Craig Kimbrel earning his 39th save. Chris Johnson and Freddie Freeman drove in the runs for Atlanta. Teheran improved to 10-6. Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs on five hits and struck out nine in seven innings and fell to 7-6. Atlanta has won four of its last five games while the Nats have lost three of four.

 

D'backs Clip Pirates In 16 Innings

(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Adam Eaton's two-out, two-run double in the top of the 16th inning lifted the Diamondbacks past the Pirates 4-2 in the rubber match of a three-game series at PNC Park. Aaron Hill finished 4-for-7 with an RBI for the D'backs, who have won five of their last six.  Brad Ziegler tossed two scoreless innings for the win. J.J. Putz closed it out for his sixth save. Russell Martin and Jordy Mercer doubled in a run each for the Bucs, who have dropped seven-of-nine. Kris Johnson suffered the loss in his Major League debut.

 

Padres Walk Off With Win Over Mets

(San Diego, CA) -- Will Venable led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off home run as the Padres rallied for a 4-3 win over the Mets at Petco Park. San Diego trailed 2-0 and 3-2 going into the eighth and scored single runs in the bottom of the eighth and ninth for the victory. Closer Huston Street got his first win of the season and is 1-4. Venable drove in two and Alexi Amarista and Chris Denorfia had the Padres' other two RBI.  The Padres have won two in-a-row for the first time since July 29-30.  Marlon Byrd drove in a run and had two hits for the Mets. Pedro Feliciano took the loss.

 

Tigers Double Up Royals

(Detroit, MI) -- Max Scherzer tossed eight innings of two-run ball as the Tigers doubled up the Royals 6-3 at Comerica Park. Scherzer upped his mark to 18-and-1 on the season.  Miguel Cabrera lifted his 40th home run of the season for Detroit, which took three-of-five in the series. He ended 2-for-3 with three RBI. Billy Butler belted a solo homer and scored twice for Kansas City. Bruce Chen gave up six runs over 5 1/3 frames for his first loss of the season. He is now 5-1 overall.

 

Mariners Score Late To Top Rangers

(Arlington, TX) -- Kyle Seager doubled in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Mariners to a 4-3 win over the Rangers in Arlington. Danny Farquhar earned his seventh save with a scoreless ninth.  Michael Saunders had three hits and an RBI, while Dustin Ackley plated a run with two hits for Seattle. They took two of three. Yoervis Medina got the win in relief. Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre and Mitch Moreland drove in the three runs for the Rangers. Joe Nathan took the loss. Texas has dropped three of its last five games.

 

Astros Drop Angels

(Anaheim, CA) -- Matt Dominguez belted a three-run homer to break a 3-all tie in the seven, and the Astros held on for a 7-5 win against the Angels in Anaheim. He finished 4-for-5 with two runs. L.J. Hoes also went deep for Houston, which has won four-of-six. Hoes was 3-for-4 with two runs in the win. Brett Oberholtzer allowed three runs in six frames for the win. Kevin Chapman picked up his first save. J.C. Gutierrez suffered the loss in relief.  Mark Trumbo blasted a two-run shot and knocked in three runs for Los Angeles, which has lost six-of-eight. Josh Hamilton also left the park in defeat.

 

Athletics Top Indians

(Oakland, CA) -- Chris Young lifted a solo homer in the fifth to break a 3-all tie as the Athletics held on to beat the Indians 7-3 in California.  Alberto Callaspo also went deep in the fifth inning for Oakland, which has won three-of-four. Josh Donaldson knocked in three runs for the A's. Dan Otero picked up the win in relief. Ryan Raburn hit a solo homer for Cleveland, which lost two-of-three in the series. Scott Kazmir allowed five runs in five innings to take the loss.

 

Yankees Beat Red Sox In Wild Tilt From Fenway

(Boston, MA) -- Alex Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI as the Yankees outlasted the Red Sox 9-6 at Fenway Park. Rodriguez was plunked by Ryan Dempster in the second inning, which led to Yankees manager Joe Girardi's ejection. Brett Gardner ripped a three-run triple while Robinson Cano and Eduardo Nunez each had three hits. CC Sabathia moved to 11-10 despite allowing six runs in 5 1/3 innings Mariano Rivera closed it out for his 36th save as New York won its sixth in eight games.  Will Middlebrooks hit a solo homer and Jarrod Saltalamacchia was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Boston. Ryan Dempster was rocked for seven runs over 5 1/3 innings and fell to 6-9 as the Sox lost their fourth in five games.

 

O's Cruise Past Colorado

(Baltimore, MD) -- Chris Davis finished 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and three runs scored as the Orioles cruised past the Rockies 7-2 in the rubber match of a weekend series at Camden Yards. Davis now has a Major League-best 45 homers on the year. Adam Jones also hit a two-run homer as part of a three-hit day for the O's, who have won two in-a-row after a four-game skid. Scott Feldman tossed 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball as he improved to 3-3. Charlie Blackmon and Yorvit Torrealba both plated a run for Colorado, which has lost three-of-five. Jhoulys Chacin allowed three runs in 5 1/3 frames as he slipped to 11-7.

 

Reds Trounce Peralta, Brewers

(Milwaukee WI) -- Wily Peralta has been overwhelmingly good over the last two months, but when things have gone bad, they have gone exceptionally bad. Singled into submission on Sunday, Peralta was tagged for seven runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings of a 9-1 loss to Homer Bailey and the Reds. It split the four-game series and continued the 24-year-old Peralta's all-or-nothing trend.

 

Lobaton Homer Leads Blue Jays Past Rays

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Jose Lobaton called the first walk-off hit of his career the best feeling he had experienced in baseball. He topped it just two days later with his first walk-off home run to give the Rays a 2-1 win over the Blue Jays in 10 innings Sunday at Tropicana Field.

 

Cashman Avoids Discussion With A-Rod

(Boston, MA) -- The relationship between the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez isn't what it once was. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says he tries to limit his conversation with A-Rod to simple greetings. Rodriguez has accused the Yankees of poorly handling his medical situation and trying to conspire with Major League Baseball to get out of the rest of contract.  The deal runs through 2017. A-Rod reportedly plans to file a grievance about the issue.

 

Braun Searched For Support Prior To Suspension Appeal

Suspended Brewers slugger Ryan Braun may have been looking for support prior to an appeal in February of 2012. ESPN reports that Braun called many fellow players in the days leading up to his eventual successful appeal of a suspension for using PEDs. The report indicates that Braun informed players that urine sample collector Dino Laurenzi Jr. was a Cubs fan and an anti-Semite and had a bias against him. He has since accepted a 65-game ban for his link to the Biogenesis scandal.

 

Sunday, August 18 Scoreboard

MLB NL

Miami Marlins 6, San Francisco Giants 5

Philadelphia Phillies 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2

Atlanta Braves 2, Washington Nationals 1

Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (16 inn)

Cincinnati Reds 9, Milwaukee Brewers 1

St. Louis Cardinals 6, Chicago Cubs 1

San Diego Padres 4, New York Mets 3

 

MLB AL

Detroit Tigers 6, Kansas City Royals 3

Tampa Bay Rays 2, Toronto Blue Jays 1 (10 inn)

Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota Twins 2

Seattle Mariners 4, Texas Rangers 3

Houston Astros 7, Los Angeles Angels 5

Oakland Athletics 7, Cleveland Indians 3

New York Yankees 9, Boston Red Sox 6

 

MLB Interleague

Baltimore Orioles 7, Colorado Rockies 2

 

Monday, August 19 Schedule (All Times Central)

MLB NL

6:05 p.m. - Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies

6:10 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins

6:10 p.m. - Arizona Diamondbacks at Cincinnati Reds

7:05 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs

7:10 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers

9:10 p.m. - Pittsburgh Pirates at San Diego Padres

 

MLB AL

6:05 p.m. - Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles

7:05 p.m. - Houston Astros at Texas Rangers

9:05 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels

9:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics

 

MLB Interleague

1:10 p.m. - New York Mets at Minnesota Twins

9:15 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at San Francisco Giants