>>Cubs Double Up Bucs
(Chicago, IL) -- Marlon Byrd knocked in a pair of runs as the Cubs doubled
up the Pirates, 6-3. Carlos Pena walked four times and scored twice to help the
Cubs avoid a three-game sweep. Randy Wells tossed six innings of one-run ball
to improve to 7-and-4. The Cubs continue their six game homestand today
against the Reds. Matt Garza gets the start for Chicago and he squares off
against Dontrelle Willils.
>>Tigers Bury White Sox
(Detroit, MI) -- Miguel Cabrera and Andy Dirks hit two-run homers and
plated four runs apiece as the Tigers buried the White Sox, 18-2. Jhonny
Peralta knocked in three runs for the Tigers, who outhit the White Sox 24-9 en
route to completing a three-game sweep. Max Scherzer [[ SURE-zer ]] struck
out six over seven shutout innings to improve to 14-and-8. Mark Buehrle [[
BURR-lee ]] was shelled for eight runs, seven earned, and 10 hits in
three-and-a-third innings to fall to 11-and-7. The Sox head to Minnesota to
start a four-game series with the Twins this afternoon. Philip Humber will take
the mound against Anthony Swarzak in the opener.
>>Reds Rip Cards In Extras
(St. Louis, MO) -- Juan Francisco's RBI single in the top of the 10th inning
gave the Reds a 3-2 victory over the Cardinals. Edgar Renteria provided a
two-run homer in the first inning for Cincinnati, which took two-of-three from St.
Louis. John Jay hit a solo home run for the Cards. Fernando Salas took the
loss out of the bullpen. Today the Cardinals open a four-game set with the
division-leading Brewers at Busch Stadium. Jake Westbrook will take the
mound against Randy Wolf.