White Sox Win, Cubs, Cardinals Lose, ML Roundup
Published on September 17 2013 10:28 am
Last Updated on September 17 2013 10:28 am
Written by Millie Lange
Brewers Cruise Past Cubs
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Caleb Gindl finished a double shy of the cycle and drove in three runs as the Brewers cruised past the Cubs 6-1 in the opener of a four-game series at Miller Park. Jean Segura, Martin Maldonado and Yuniesky Betancourt also plated a run each for the Brewers, who have won four of their last five. Wily Peralta struck out seven while giving up just an unearned run in six innings as he improved to 10-15. Starlin Castro had two hits and the lone RBI for the Cubs, who have dropped five-of-six. Edwin Jackson allowed two runs in four frames as he slipped to 8-16.
Rockies Wrap Up Cardinals
(Denver, CO) -- Ryan Wheeler's two-run single highlighted a four-run eighth inning and helped the Rockies to a 6-2 win over the Cardinals at Coors Field. Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Wilin Rosario was 2-for-4 and knocked in a run. Rosario left in the eighth inning with an injury. Chad Bettis picked up the win in relief for Colorado, which had lost three out of four. Matt Carpenter and David Freese each drove in a run for St. Louis. Lance Lynn gave up two runs in 6 1/3 innings but Trevor Rosenthal took the loss as the Cards dropped their third in five games.
White Sox Maul Twins
(Chicago, IL) -- The White Sox posted a seven-spot in the opening inning and never looked back as they crushed the Twins, 12-1, in the first of three at U.S. Cellular Field. Alexei Ramirez was 4-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored, while Adam Dunn hit his 32nd homer of the season. Erik Johnson earned his first career win, dealing six innings of one-run ball with eight strikeouts. Liam Hendricks didn't make it out of the first inning as he was charged with all seven runs for Minnesota. Chris Parmelee drove in the Twins only run.
Padres Blank Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Andrew Cashner pitched a complete-game, one-hitter to lead the Padres to a 2-0 win over the Pirates in the opener of a four-game set at PNC Park. Cashner struck out seven and had no walks as he improved to 10-and-8. He had a perfect game going into the seventh inning. Will Venable and Jedd Gyorko each drove in a run for San Diego, which is 69-80. Jose Tabata had Pittsburgh's only hit, while A.J. Burnett took the loss despite striking out eight and allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings. At 87-63, the Pirates are tied with the Cardinals for the NL Central lead.
Phillies Crush Marlins
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Cliff Lee struck out 14 while dealing eight innings of two-run ball to lead the Phillies in a 12-2 win over the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Lee also went 3-for-4 with four RBI at the plate and improved to 14-6. Chase Utley hit a three-run homer and knocked in four while Darin Ruf added a two-run shot and scored three times. Philadelphia has won four out of six. Justin Ruggiano and Adeiny Hechavarria each drove in a run for Miami while Sam Dyson took the loss after allowing seven runs in less than three innings. The Marlins have lost three straight and nine out of 11 games.
D'backs Edge Dodgers
(Phoenix, AZ) -- Paul Goldschmidt's two-run homer in the first inning held up as the Diamondbacks edged the Dodgers 2-1 in the opener of a four-game series at Chase Field. Goldschmidt now has a NL-best 116 RBI and is tied for the league lead in homers with 33. Trevor Cahill tossed 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball as he improved to 7-10. Brad Ziegler closed it out for his 11th save. The D'backs have won three in-a-row. Yasiel Puig walked in the lone run for LA, which has dropped four straight. Matt Kemp struck out swinging to end the game in his first appearance since July 21. He had been out with a sprained left ankle. Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed the two runs in eight frames as he fell to 13-7 with the tough-luck loss.
Tigers Double Up Mariners
(Detroit, MI) -- Torii Hunter and Omar Infante each went 2-for-4 with an RBI to help the Tigers to a 4-2 win over the Mariners at Comerica Park. Rick Porcello struck out 10 over six innings of one-run ball and improved to 13-8. Joaquin Benoit locked down his 21st save for Detroit, which has won five out of six. Joe Saunders dropped to 11-and-15 after allowing three runs in five-and-two-thirds innings for Seattle. Abraham Almonte hit a solo homer and Justin Smoak went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Mariners lost their seventh in eight games.
Rays Dump Rangers
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- The Rays started off their crucial four-game series against the Rangers with a 6-2 win behind a big night from Wil Myers. Myers was 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. Alex Cobb picked up the win striking out 10 and allowing two runs across eight innings. Tampa holds a one-game lead over Texas for the top AL Wild Card spot. Former Rays starter Matt Garza gave up six runs and didn't make it out of the fifth inning against his former team. He dropped to 3-5. Ian Kinsler and A.J. Pierzynski each drove in a run as Texas lost its seventh straight game.
Indians Drop Royals
(Kansas City, MO) -- The Royals try to make a move for an AL wild card spot as they took the opener of a three-game set against the Indians, 7-1, at Kauffman Stadium. James Shields came through with a big pitching performance, striking out 10 in six innings to get the win. Shields allowed one run. Six different players drove in runs for Kansas City. The Royals are 2 1/2 games behind the Rangers for the second AL Wild Card spot, while the Indians missed a chance to move ahead of Texas. Cleveland is a half-game out. Lonnie Chisenhall hit a solo homer in the loss. Scott Kazmir fell to 8-9.
Angels Hammer A's
(Oakland, CA) -- Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo both hit two-run homers in the eighth inning and drove in three runs total, as the Angels hammered the Athletics 12-1 in the opener of a three-game set in Oakland. Kole Calhoun added three hits and three RBI for the Halos, who have won three in-a-row and six of their last seven. C.J. Wilson tossed seven innings of one-run ball as he upped his mark to 17-6. Derek Norris knocked in the lone run for the A's, who had won their previous five. Jarrod Parker was pounded for eight runs, seven earned, in 4 1/3 frames as he slipped to 11-7.
Cozart Leads Reds Past Astros
(Houston, TX) -- Zack Cozart clubbed a two-run homer and knocked in four to lead the Reds past the Astros 6-1 in the opener of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with a two-run single and two runs scored for Cincinnati, which now sits five games ahead of Washington for the second NL Wild Card spot. Johnny Cueto [[ KWAY-toe ]] made his first start since June 28th due to a strained lat muscle. He tossed five scoreless innings as he improved to 5-2. Matt Dominguez drove in the lone run for the Astros, who have lost three in-a-row after a four-game winning streak. Erik Bedard allowed four runs in four frames as he fell to 4-11.
Braves, Nationals Game Postponed After Navy Yard Shootings
(Washington, DC) -- Monday's scheduled game between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals was postponed due to the Washington Navy Yard shootings in D.C. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader today at 1 p.m. Eastern. At least a dozen people were killed and more wounded in the shooting early Monday morning.
Rockies' Helton To Retire After Season
(Denver, CO) -- Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton is calling it a career. The five-time All-Star plans to retire after this season. Helton says he's enjoyed spending his entire major league career in Denver.
Helton broke in with the Rockies in 1997. The 40-year-old is batting .244 with 13 home runs and 52 RBI this season. Helton hit a career-high .372 to win the National League batting title in 2000. He's a career .317 hitter with 367 home runs.
Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals (PPD)
San Diego Padres 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Philadelphia Phillies 12, Miami Marlins 2
Milwaukee Brewers 6, Chicago Cubs 1
Colorado Rockies 6, St. Louis Cardinals 2
Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 1
Detroit Tigers 4, Seattle Mariners 2
Tampa Bay Rays 6, Texas Rangers 2
Kansas City Royals 7, Cleveland Indians 1
Chicago White Sox 12, Minnesota Twins 1
Los Angeles Angels 12, Oakland Athletics 1
Cincinnati Reds 6, Houston Astros 1
Tuesday, September 17 Schedule (All Times Central)
12:05 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals
6:05 p.m. - Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals
6:05 p.m. - San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates
6:05 p.m. - Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies
6:10 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at New York Mets
7:10 p.m. - Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers
7:40 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies
8:40 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks
6:07 p.m. - New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays
6:08 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers
6:10 p.m. - Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
6:10 p.m. - Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays
7:10 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Kansas City Royals
7:10 p.m. - Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox
9:05 p.m. - Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics
7:10 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Houston Astros