>>Rays Beat White Sox
Mallex Smith matched a career-high with four hits, Joey Wendle hit his first homer and the Tampa Bay Rays stopped an eight-game losing streak by hanging on to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on a snowy and soggy Monday.
A bullpen that blew late leads in two of the three games at Boston last weekend got the job done after a shaky start by Chris Archer (1-0). Alex Colome escaped a second-and-third jam in the ninth by getting three straight groundouts, retiring Leury Garcia on a game-ending bouncer to first.
Tampa Bay had not won since beating the Red Sox on opening day.
Chicago lost for the sixth time in seven games and fell to 0-4 at Guaranteed Rate Field, matching their worst home start since 1987.
Smith had an RBI triple in the fourth, then singled and scored in the sixth. Smith was thrown out by first baseman Jose Abreu in the eighth when he tried to steal home with runners on the corners.
Wendle connected leading off a two-run fifth.
Tampa Bay's bullpen came through after Archer gave up four runs - three earned - and six hits in 52/3 innings.
Sergio Romo worked 1 1/3 innings, striking out Avisail Garcia with runners on second and third to end the eighth.
Colome escaped a jam in the ninth for his second save in four chances, after blowing two opportunities in Boston over the weekend.
He walked Abreu and gave up a single to Nicky Delmonico that put runners on first and second with none out. They moved up on a wild pitch, and Yolmer Sanchez bounced out to the pitcher. Tim Anderson grounded to third, and Colome retired Leury Garcia.
Delmonico hit a two-run homer for Chicago. Yoan Moncada added two hits, two walks and two runs, but the White Sox lost again coming off a three-game sweep by Detroit.
Miguel Gonzalez (0-2) gave up four runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings after getting hit hard in a loss at Toronto last week.
Carson Fulmer (0-0, 5.40) looks to build on a somewhat promising first start, when he held three runs and five hits over five innings. The Rays will send Blake Snell to the hill today.
>>Brewers Get By Cardinals
Greg Holland, who was signed on opening day and immediately penciled in as the team's closer, walked four batters in the 10th inning and forced home the go-ahead run Monday night that gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-4 win over the Cardinals.
The 32-year-old Holland, who tied for the NL lead with 41 saves for Colorado last season, walked two batters to begin the 10th. After a sacrifice bunt by Eric Sogard, an intentional walk loaded the bases.
Holland then walked Orlando Arcia, and three-time All-Star closer was pulled.
Matt Albers (2-0) gave up the tying run in the ninth. The Cardinals loaded the bases with no outs, and Dexter Fowler's sacrifice fly tied it at 4.
Albers threw a scoreless 10th.
Brewers newcomer Lorenzo Cain tripped over the foot of Cardinals first baseman Jose Martinez on a play in the ninth, and both exited. Martinez bruised his right Achilles. Cain has a sore quad.
St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas pitched 6 1-3 innings. He gave up four runs on eight hits. He struck out five and had a balk.
A two-run single by Manny Pina gave the Brewers a 4-3 lead in the fourth.
The Cardinals took a 3-2 in the third with all the runs coming after there were two outs. Fowler hit an RBI single and after Jhoulys Chacin walked the bases loaded, Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run single.
Milwaukee scored twice in the second on a single by Domingo Santana and a two-out double by Arcia.
Carlos Martinez (1-1, 2.84) has a 1.98 ERA against Milwaukee. He pitched 8 1-3 innings on April 4 at Milwaukee in a 6-0 victory.
Brent Suter (1-1, 6.30) will be making his third start of the season. Suter is 0-2 with a 4.50 ERA in six career games and two starts against the Cardinals.
>>Cubs Home Opener Postponed
The Chicago Cubs' home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates has been postponed because of snow.
The Cubs tried pushing back Monday's scheduled start time by an hour, but snow fell steadily for most of the morning. It covered the seats on the lower level and the playing surface at Wrigley Field in a scene more reminiscent of December than April.
The game was rescheduled for Tuesday afternoon, which was previously an off day for the first series between the NL Central rivals.
Chicago is the last major league team to hold its home opener. It opened the season with a 5-4 road trip to Miami, Cincinnati and Milwaukee.
Pittsburgh is off to a surprising 7-2 start. It took three of four against Cincinnati in its previous series.
>>Cubs To Put 1B Rizzo On DL
The Cubs are expected to place first baseman Anthony Rizzo on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday because of back tightness, reports Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.
Rizzo hasn't played since April 5, and he wasn't in the lineup for Monday's scheduled, game which was postponed because of weather. The move will be retroactive to Friday, which means Rizzo would be eligible to be activated prior to next Monday's game against the Cardinals. This would mark Rizzo's first career trip to the DL.
In Rizzo's absence, backup catcher Victor Caratini has been filling in at first base. Ben Zobrist and Tommy La Stella are also capable of manning the position.
On the young season he's batting just .107/.219/.214 with one home run, albeit across a sample of just 32 plate appearances.