>>Cardinals Crush Hapless Astros
(St. Louis, MO) -- Adam Wainwright tossed a five-hitter as the Cardinals clobbered the Astros, 7-0, in the opener of a three-game series. Wainwright struck out 12 and walked only one to improve to 12-and-10. Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with two RBI for the Cards, who have won two-of-three. Skip Schumaker smacked a two-run single in the victory. Lucas Harrell allowed six runs and eight hits in five innings to fall to 10-and-9. Houston is 0-and-2 under interim manager Tony DeFrancesco.
>>Brewers Hold Off Cubs
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Marco Estrada struck out nine over six shutout innings as the Brewers held off the Cubs, 5-3. Estrada scattered two hits and a walk en route to his first win of the season. John Axford got the final out to earn his 19th save. Jonathan Lucroy laced a two-run double for Milwaukee, which has won the first two in the three-game set. Alfonso Soriano and Starlin Castro each plated a run in the ninth for the Cubs, who have dropped five-of-six. Chris Rusin allowed only a run on one hits and two walks in five innings to take the tough-luck loss in his first MLB start.
Washington Nationals 4, Atlanta Braves 1
Cincinnati Reds 5, Philadelphia Phillies 4
Colorado Rockies 6, New York Mets 2
Miami Marlins 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (10 inn)
San Diego Padres 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (10 inn)
San Francisco Giants 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 1
>>Youkilis' Slam Leads White Sox Past Yankees
(Chicago, IL) -- Kevin Youkilis smacked a grand slam to lead the White Sox in a 7-3 win over the Yankees. Paul Konerko added a solo shot, while A.J. Pierzynski and Gordon Beckham both plated a run and scored for the White Sox, who will go for the three-game sweep on Wednesday. Francisco Liriano struck out seven over six innings of two-run ball as he improved to 5-and-10. Derek Jeter and Russell Martin both went deep for the Yankees, who have dropped four-of-six. Ivan Nova allowed six runs in six frames as he slipped to 11-and-7.
Detroit Tigers 5, Toronto Blue Jays 3
LA Angels of Anaheim 5, Boston Red Sox 3
Kansas City Royals 1, Tampa Bay Rays 0 (10 inn)
Baltimore Orioles 5, Texas Rangers 3
Oakland Athletics 4, Minnesota Twins 1
Seattle Mariners 5, Cleveland Indians 1