>>Cards Edge Crew In Extras
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Lance Berkman's RBI single in the 11th inning proved to be the difference as St. Louis edged the Brewers, 8-7. Jamie Garcia went five frames and gave up three earned runs, and did not factor in the decision. Garcia did however club a three-run homer to add on to Matt Holliday's solo shot, as the Cardinals halted a two-game skid. Kyle McClellan picked up the win out of the pen while Octavio Dotel notched the save. Yuniesky Betancourt had a three-run homer and Prince Fielder plated a pair for the Crew, who saw their seven-game winning streak end. The three-game set wraps up this afternoon as Edwin Jackson opposes Randy Wolf.
>>Long-Ball Powers Cubs Past Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- The Chicago Cubs clubbed six home runs to back six strong innings from Randy Wells en route to an 11-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Aramis Ramirez and Geovany Soto each ripped two-run dingers, while Alfonso Soriano smacked two solo homers and Tyler Colvin and Marlon Byrd each added solo shots for the Northsiders, who pounded out 21 total hits to register their second straight win on the heels of a five-game slide. Wells gave up just two runs with seven strikeouts to improve to 3-and-4 on the season. The third of the four-game series is tonight with Matt Garza and Charlie Morton slated to start.
>>Hughes, Yanks Blank ChiSox In Rain-Shortened Affair
(Chicago, IL) -- Mark Teixeira homered twice to back six scoreless innings as the Yankees blanked the White Sox, 6-0, in a rain-shortened contest at The Cell on Tuesday evening. The game was delayed after the top of the seventh frame and eventually called due to rain. Hughes allowed just three hits with four strikeouts to improve to 2-and-3 on the season. Russell Martin added a solo homer for the Bronx Bombers, who have won five games in-a-row. John Danks gave up four runs through six innings of duty to absorb the loss for Chicago. The Northsiders have dropped four straight. Gavin Floyd gets the nod against A.J. Burnett in tonight's third installment of a four-game series.
MLB National League
Washington Nationals 9, Atlanta Braves 3
Florida Marlins 4, New York Mets 3
Cincinnati Reds 5, Houston Astros 1
Philadelphia Phillies 5, Colorado Rockies 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 1, San Diego Padres 0
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Francisco Giants 1
MLB American League
Detroit Tigers 6, Texas Rangers 5
Boston Red Sox 3, Cleveland Indians 2
Toronto Blue Jays 3, Tampa Bay Rays 1
Baltimore Orioles 8, Kansas City Royals 2
LA Angels of Anaheim 5, Minnesota Twins 1
Seattle Mariners 4, Oakland Athletics 2
>>Panels To Be Removed From Busch Stadium
(St. Louis, MO) -- Workers will begin removing more than 100 steel panels from Busch Stadium today after one crashed to the ground on Monday. No one was hurt by the heavy decorative panel. Inspectors believe the recent heatwave may have caused rusted bolts to expand and loosen. Work is expected to be complete before the Cardinals' next home game on Tuesday.