Cardinals Rally, Cubs, White Sox Lose, ML Roundup


Published on September 12 2013 6:18 am
Last Updated on September 12 2013 6:22 am
Written by Millie Lange

Cards Rally Past Brewers

(St. Louis, MO) -- Carlos Beltran's sac-fly RBI plated the go-ahead run during a four-run eighth inning as the Cardinals rallied to beat the Brewers 5-1 at Busch Stadium. Matt Adams clubbed a two-run homer to cap off the eighth inning for the Redbirds, who have won five in-a-row and remain a game ahead of the Pirates for first place in the NL Central. Lance Lynn struck out 10 while giving up just an unearned run in six innings but did not factor in the decision. Trevor Rosenthal picked up the win in relief. Carlos Gomez scored the lone Brewers run on a throwing error in the second inning. Brandon Kintzler suffered the loss. Milwaukee will try to avoid the three-game sweep on Thursday.


Reds Shut Out Cubs Behind Leake

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Mike Leake combined with four relievers on a six-hitter as the Reds shut out the Cubs 6-0 at Great American Ball Park. Devin Mesoraco went 3-for-4 with a home run and Jack Hannahan added a three-run, pinch-hit shot for Cincinnati, which salvaged the finale of the three-game series. Leake allowed four hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings to improve to 13-6. Jeff Samardzija gave up all six runs in less than six innings to fall to 8-12 for Chicago. Nate Schierholtz and Junior Lake each had doubles for the Cubs' only extra-base hits.


Sanchez, Tigers Blank White Sox

(Chicago, IL) -- Anibal Sanchez and three relievers combined on a five-hit shutout as the Tigers blanked the White Sox 1-0 at U.S. Cellular Field.  Sanchez struck out 10 while giving up the five hits and four walks over seven-and-a-third innings as he improved to 14-7.  Joaquin Benoit closed it out for his 18th save. Omar Infante singled in the lone run in the eighth inning for the Tigers, who took the rubber match of the three-game set. Leury Garcia had three of the five hits for the Sox, who have dropped 11 of their last 1


Giants Rally Past Rockies

(San Francisco, CA) -- Brandon Belt singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Giants rallied past the Rockies 4-3 in the rubber match of a three-game series at AT&T Park. Marco Scutaro's RBI-single tied the game in the eighth, while Hunter Pence had a sac-fly RBI in the seventh for the Giants, who have won three-of-four. Yusmeiro Petit, coming off his near perfect game, struck out seven over 5 2/3 innings of three-run ball.  Guillermo Moscoso picked up the win and Santiago Casilla posted his second save. Nolan Arenado drove in two runs and Charlie Culberson also had an RBI for Colorado, which has dropped five-of-six. Matt Belisle fell to 5-7 with his fifth blown save.


Phillies Double Up Padres

(Philadelphia, PA) -- Cliff Lee cruised through eight innings to lift the Phillies to a 4-2 win over the Padres at Citizens Bank Park. Lee struck out nine and allowed two runs on his way to his 13th victory. Freddy Galvis was 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored, while Jimmy Rollins added a solo shot. Jonathan Papelbon earned his 26th save for Philly, which has split the first two of the three-game set. Reliever Nick Vincent was handed the loss for the Padres. Jedd Gyorko and Tommy Medica each hit solo homers. It was Medica's first career long-ball.


Marlins Dump Braves

(Miami, FL) -- Tempers flared as the Marlins beat up on the Braves, 5-2, at Marlins Park behind star rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez. Fernandez picked up the win, dealing seven innings of one-run ball and also crushed his first career home run in the bottom of the sixth. After the homer, Fernandez took an extended look and an empathic bat flip, which led to a convergence of the dugouts and bullpens once he crossed home play. Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run shot as Miami snapped a four-game losing streak. Evan Gattis left the yard for Atlanta and Mike Minor took the loss. The Braves are 87-58.


Nationals Knock Off Mets

(Flushing, NY) -- Dan Haren struck out eight over six innings of one-hit ball as the Nationals knocked off the Mets 3-0 at Citi Field. Rafael Soriano picked up his 41st save for Washington, which has won five straight.  Ryan Zimmerman hit a solo home run while Anthony Rendon knocked in the other two runs.  Zack Wheeler struck out six but gave up a run in seven innings for the loss. Juan Lagares had two of the three hits for New York, which has lost three straight.


D'backs Down Dodgers To Avoid Sweep

(Los Angeles, CA) -- MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt went 4-for-5 with two RBI as the Diamondbacks downed the Dodgers 4-1 to avoid a three-game sweep at Chavez Ravine. Tuffy Gosewisch added two hits, an RBI and a run scored for Arizona, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Patrick Corbin tossed six-and-a-third innings of one-run ball as he improved to 14-6. He snapped a personal three-game skid. Brad Ziegler closed it out for his 10th save.  Yasiel Puig clubbed his 16th homer of the year for the Dodgers, who have dropped five of their last seven but still hold a commanding 12-game lead on the D'backs in the NL West.  Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed three runs in six frames as he fell to 13-6.


Royals Tame Tribe Behind Shields

(Cleveland, OH) -- James Shields and Greg Holland combined on a four-hitter as the Royals beat the Indians 6-2 at Progressive Field.  Shields gave up two runs in the first inning, but settled down to allow just four hits over eight frames to improve to 11-and-9.  Holland fanned the side in the ninth for his 42nd save. Alex Gordon hit the game's first pitch for a home run for KC, which scored three times in the first and took two-of-three in the series.  Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain each had two hits and an RBI. Scott Kazmir took the loss for the Tribe. Michael Brantley doubled home both runs for the Indians.


Yankees Quell Orioles

(Baltimore, MD) -- The Yankees used three solo home runs to power past the Orioles, 5-4, to take their second straight game at Camden Yards.  Alex Rodriguez tied the game at three in the sixth and Robinson Cano gave New York a 4-3 lead in the ninth. Lyle Overbay drove in a key insurance run in the final inning that clinched the win. Curtis Granderson's solo homer came earlier in the game, while reliever David Robertson picked up the win. Mariano Rivera locked up his 43rd save. Baltimore hasn't been able to grab a victory since winning the opener of the four-game set. Reliever Tommy Hunter was handed the loss. Chris Davis drove in his 127th and 128th runs of the season.


Jeter On DL, Done For Season

(Baltimore, MD) -- The season is over for Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter.  He was placed on the disabled list due to concern about his surgically-repaired left ankle and the possibility of hurting it further if he plays again this season. The 39-year-old was removed from Saturday's game against the Red Sox after manager Joe Girardi said he didn't like the way Jeter was running after hitting an RBI single. Jeter played in just 17 games this season.


Angels Nip Blue Jays

(Toronto, Ontario) -- Mark Trumbo belted a two-run homer to power the Angels to a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto. Josh Hamilton was 3-for-3 with a run scored for Los Angeles, which has won the first two of this three-game series. Kole Calhoun also knocked in two runs for the Halos.  C.J. Wilson allowed four runs in seven innings to improve to 16-and-6 on the season.  Ernesto Frieri picked up his 32nd save. Moises Sierra went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs for Toronto. Steve Delabar suffered the loss.


Red Sox Slam Rays

(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Mike Carp blasted a pinch-hit grand slam in the top of the 10th inning to give the Red Sox a 7-3 win over the Rays in St. Petersburg. Mike Napoli knocked in two runs for Boston, which has won seven-of-eight.  David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia each scored a pair of runs in the win. Koji Uehara picked up his fourth win in relief. Joel Peralta took the loss out of the bullpen despite Roberto Hernandez giving up the big blow.  James Loney tied the game at three in the eighth with a solo homer for Tampa Bay, which has lost five-of-six.


A's Annihilate Twins

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Stephen Vogt and Jed Lowrie each hit a two-run home run to power the Athletics to an 18-3 victory over the Twins at Target Field. Lowire ended with four RBI while Vogt had three for Oakland, which has won four-of-five. Yoenis Cespedes added three RBI for the A's while Coco Crisp hit a solo shot and scored twice.  Sonny Gray struck out seven in five innings of two-run ball for the win.  Mike Pelfrey allowed seven runs in three-plus frames for the loss. Eric Fryer belted his first career homer for Minnesota, which has lost five of its last seven.


Astros Rip Mariners

(Seattle, WA) -- Chris Carter knocked in two runs to help the Astros sink the Mariners 6-1 at Safeco Field. Matt Dominguez was 2-for-3 with two runs for Houston, which swept the three-game series. Brad Peacock gave up a run in six innings for the win. Joshua Zeid notched his first save. Brandon Maurer allowed five runs in three innings for the setback.  Kendrys Morales hit a solo shot for Seattle, which has lost four in-a-row.


Pirates Sweep Rangers

(Arlington, TX) -- Clint Barmes hit a solo homer and drove in two as the Pirates swept the Rangers with a 7-5 win at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Justin Morneau went for 4-for-5 with two runs scored for Pittsburgh, which had dropped four straight before this series. A.J. Burnett took a perfect game into the fifth inning and hung on for his eighth win, allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings. Matt Garza lasted just four frames, giving up three runs to take the loss. Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with three RBI for Texas, which has dropped six of its last seven games.


Wednesday, September 11 Scoreboard


Cincinnati Reds 6, Chicago Cubs 0

San Francisco Giants 4, Colorado Rockies 3

Philadelphia Phillies 4, San Diego Padres 2

Miami Marlins 5, Atlanta Braves 2

Washington Nationals 3, New York Mets 0

St. Louis Cardinals 5, Milwaukee Brewers 1

Arizona Diamondbacks 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 1



Kansas City Royals 6, Cleveland Indians 2

New York Yankees 5, Baltimore Orioles 4

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5, Toronto Blue Jays 4

Boston Red Sox 7, Tampa Bay Rays 3 (10 inn)

Detroit Tigers 1, Chicago White Sox 0

Oakland Athletics 18, Minnesota Twins 3

Houston Astros 6, Seattle Mariners 1


MLB Interleague

Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Texas Rangers 5


Thursday, September 12 Schedule (All Times Central)


11:40 a.m. - Atlanta Braves at Miami Marlins

12:10 p.m. - Washington Nationals at New York Mets

6:05 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates

6:05 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies

7:15 p.m. - Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals

9:10 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers



12:10 p.m. - Oakland Athletics at Minnesota Twins

6:05 p.m. - New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles

6:07 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays

6:10 p.m. - Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays

7:10 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox


MLB Interleague

No Games Scheduled