Cards and Cubs Win, Pirates and Reds Lose


Published on September 14 2013 10:15 am
Last Updated on September 14 2013 10:15 am
Written by Greg Sapp

>>Kozma Scores To Send Cards Past Mariners

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Pete Kozma scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the tenth to lift the Cardinals to a 2-1 win over the visiting Mariners at Busch Stadium.  Jon Jay knocked in a run to tie the game in the eighth as St. Louis won its sixth in seven games.  The Cards maintain a one-game lead on the Pirates atop the NL Central.  Kevin Siegrist notched the win after starter Adam Wainwright struck out six and allowed one run over eight innings.  Mike Zunino went 2-for-4 and hit a solo homer for Seattle, which has lost five straight.  Chance Ruffin took the loss for the M's after starter Hisashi Iwakuma tossed seven innings of three-hit ball.

Today: Seattle at Cardinals, 6:15pm

>>Cubs Edge Pirates

(Pittsburgh, PA)  --  Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the seventh to lift the Cubs to a 5-4 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.  Brian Bogusevic went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer as Chicago stopped a two-game skid.  Carlos Villanueva notched the win in relief while Kevin Gregg recorded his 32nd save.  Pedro Alvarez hit an inside-the-park homer while Russell Martin and Garrett Jones followed him with solo shots of their own in the fourth.  Jason Grilli took the loss after blowing the lead for Pittsburgh, which saw a four-game winning streak end.  The Bucs now trail the Cardinals by one game in the NL Central race.

Today: Cubs at Pittsburgh, 6:05pm

>>Lohse Dominant As Brewers Top Reds

(Milwaukee, WI)  --  Carlos Gomez went 3-for-4 and drove in all five runs as the Brewers beat the Reds 5-1 at MIller Park.  Kyle Lohse gave up one run on four hits and retired 23 straight at one point in a complete game effort.  Jean Segura and Sean Halton each had two hits for Milwaukee which won for the fourth time in six games.  Mat Latos went six-and-two-thirds innings and gave up five earned runs in the losing effort for the Reds who have dropped three of four.  Devin Mesoraco knocked in Ryan Ludwick for the Reds' only run of the game.  Cincinnati is now three-and-a-half games back in the NL Central and holds a four-and-a-half game lead for the NL's second Wild Card spot.

Today: Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 12:05pm

>>Salazar K's Nine As Indians Beat White Sox

(Chicago, IL)  --  Danny Salazar struck out nine over three-and-two-thirds shutout innings as the Indians beat the White Sox 3-1 at U.S. Cellular Field.  He allowed four hits and two walks before being removed on a pitch-count.  Drew Stubbs, Ryan Raburn and Michael Brantley all drove in runs for Cleveland, which has won the first two games of the four-game series.  Bryan Shaw pitched two innings of one-hit relief for the win and Chris Perez nailed down his 24th save.  Hector Santiago took the loss for Chicago.  Paul Konerko singled in the lone run for the White Sox in the fifth.  Alexei Ramirez had three hits in defeat.

Today: Cleveland at White Sox, 6:10pm