>>Cards Better Of The Birds
(Baltimore, MD) -- Matt Holliday and Colby Rasmus each clubbed solo homers as the Cardinals flew past the Orioles, 6-2. Kyle Lohse went five innings and scattered four hits to earn the victory, improving his mark to 8-and-4 and helping St. Louis to snap a three-game slide. The game was delayed for 27 minutes in the top of the sixth due to rain. Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 17 games and J.J. Hardy blasted his 11th home run for the O's, who have won just two of their last eight contests. Zach Britton fell to 6-and-6 after surrendering four runs over five-and-two-thirds innings. The series continues tonight as Chris Carpenter opposes Chris Jakubauskas.
>>Giants Sweep Northsiders In Day-Night Doubleheader
Chicago, IL) -- Pat Burrell clubbed a two-run homer and Aaron Rowand added a bases-clearing double as the Giants cruised to a 13-7 victory over the Cubs in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. San Francisco, which equaled its longest win streak of the season with a sixth straight victory, set season highs for runs and hits in a game. Ryan Vogelsong labored through five innings in his start for the Giants, allowing a season-worst six runs, three earned, to improve to 6-and-1. Carlos Pena belted a two-run homer and Koyie Hill smashed a solo shot for the Cubs, who have dropped five of seven. Doug Davis was tagged with the loss.
(Chicago, IL) -- Nate Schierholtz and Brandon Crawford each plated a pair to back seven strong innings from Barry Zito as the Giants swept a day-night doubleheader against the Cubs with a 6-3 win in the nightcap. Zito, who was just lifted from the disabled list, gave up just two runs on four hits to pick up his first win of the season. Brian Wilson worked a 1-2-3 ninth to nail down his 24th save. Lou Montanez clubbed a two-run homer and Aramis Ramirez added a solo shot for Chicago. Rodrigo Lopez was tagged with the loss. In the opener, Pat Burrell clubbed a two-run homer and Aaron Rowand added a bases-clearing double as the Giants cruised to a 13-7 victory.
>>Rockies Walk Off On White Sox In Extras
(Denver, CO) -- Ty Wigginton had a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Rockies a 3-2 win over the White Sox on Tuesday night at Coors Field. Seth Smith plated the other two runs for Colorado, which snapped a three-game slide. Rex Brothers worked a scoreless frame to register the victory. Alexei Ramirez clubbed a solo home run and Juan Pierre added an RBI double for Chicago, which has dropped three of its last four contests. Will Ohman was saddled with the loss. Mark Buehrle gets the nod against Ubaldo Jimenez in tonight's second installment.
New York Mets 14, Detroit Tigers 3
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Boston Red Sox 0
New York Yankees 12, Milwaukee Brewers 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Toronto Blue Jays 6
Tampa Bay Rays 4, Cincinnati Reds 3
Texas Rangers 7, Houston Astros 3
Minnesota Twins 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 4
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, Cleveland Indians 4
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 11, Washington Nationals 5
Oakland Athletics 1, Florida Marlins 0
San Diego Padres 4, Kansas City Royals 2
Atlanta Braves 5, Seattle Mariners 4
>>NFL Labor Negotiations Resume
(Minneapolis, MN) -- NFL labor negotiations continued on Tuesday in Minneapolis. Numerous reports have indicated that progress has been made in recent weeks, but both sides have been quiet about specific details. The work stoppage, which began in early March, is threatening the scheduled start of training camp next month.