>>Cardinals Double Up Astros
(St. Louis, MO) -- Kyle Lohse [[ lowsh ]] tossed seven innings of two-run ball as the Cardinals doubled up the Astros, 4-2. Lohse allowed three hits while fanning three and walking none to improve to 13-and-2. Jason Motte earned his 29th save. Jon Jay went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for the Cards, who have won the first two in the three-game series. Brett Wallace and Chris Snyder hit solo homers for Houston, which is 0-and-3 under interim manager Tony DeFrancesco. Bud Norris allowed three runs in six innings to fall to 5-and-11.
>>Crew Clips Cubs
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Ryan Braun's solo home run in the sixth inning proved to be the difference as the Brewers clipped the Cubs, 3-2. Braun and Corey Hart both had RBI doubles in the first frame for Milwaukee, which swept the three-game set at Miller Park. Yovani Gallardo [[ guy-ARE-doh ]] struck out nine through seven innings of two-run ball to pick up his 13th win of the season. John Axford nailed down his 20th save. David DeJesus and Bryan LaHair blasted solo homers for Chicago. Travis Wood gave up all three runs in seven innings of work to suffer the tough-luck loss.
Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Miami Marlins 2 (Gm.1)
Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Miami Marlins 0 (Gm.2)
San Diego Padres 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Atlanta Braves 5, Washington Nationals 1
Cincinnati Reds 3, Philadelphia Phillies 2
Colorado Rockies 5, New York Mets 2
>>Sale, ChiSox Clips Yanks
(Chicago, IL) -- Chris Sale struck out 13 and allowed a single run over seven-and-two-thirds frames to help the White Sox drop the Yankees, 2-1. Sale improved to 15-and-4, while Addison Reed locked up save number 23. Alex Rios drilled a solo home run for Chicago. Phil Hughes gave up two runs in seven innings to fall to 12-and-11. Derek Jeter lifted a solo shot for New York. This is the first time since 1991 that the White Sox swept the Yankees in a three-game home series.
Tampa Bay Rays 5, Kansas City Royals 3
Oakland Athletics 5, Minnesota Twins 1
Seattle Mariners 3, Cleveland Indians 1
Detroit Tigers 3, Toronto Blue Jays 2
LA Angels of Anaheim 7, Boston Red Sox 3
Texas Rangers 12, Baltimore Orioles 3
>>Yankees' Girardi Takes Exception To Heckler
(Chicago, IL) -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi took exception to comments made by a heckler following Wednesday night's 2-1 loss to the White Sox in Chicago. While Girardi was attempting to speak to the media after the game, a heckler could be overheard making disparaging comments about the Yankees. Girardi broke away from reporters, walked in the direction of the heckler and told him to shut up. The incident took place after the White Sox completed a three-game home sweep of the Yankees for the first time since 1991.