>>Cards Use Six-Run Seventh To Dump Mets
(St. Louis, MO) -- Adron Chambers' three-run triple highlighted a six-run seventh inning as the Cardinals rallied to clip the Mets, 11-6. Albert Pujols went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored for St. Louis, which remained two-and-a-half games back of Atlanta atop the NL Wild Card standings. Octavio Dotel struck out the only batter he faced to register the victory. The second of the three-game set is tonight, with Jaime Garcia and Chris Schwinden slated to start.
>>Crew Cruise Past Cubs
(Chicago, IL) -- Rickie Weeks plated two runs to back eight stellar innings from Shaun Marcum as the Brewers cruised to a 5-1 win over the Cubs on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field. Starlin Castro clubbed a solo home run in the sixth inning to account for Chicago's lone run of the game. Randy Wells was tagged with the loss after giving up five runs through five frames. Aramis Ramirez left in the seventh inning due to a mild right quad strain. Matt Garza will toe the rubber opposite Randy Wolf in this afternoon's series finale.
>>ChiSox, Indians Split Day-Night Doubleheader
(Cleveland, OH) -- Alexei Ramirez hit a go-ahead RBI single to cap off a decisive two-run seventh inning as the White Sox edged the Indians, 5-4, to split a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday at Progressive Field. Juan Pierre also plated a run in the seventh, while Gordon Beckham and Alejandro De Aza each knocked in a run for the Southsiders, who rallied from a 4-0 deficit after four frames to win for just the second time in their last 10 games. Matt Thornton was credited with the win and Chris Sale registered the final five outs to nail down his seventh save. Zach Putnam was saddled with the loss. In the opener, Asdrubal Cabrera hit a tie breaking home run in the fourth inning and the Indians went on to beat the White Sox, 4-3. Mark Buehrle gets the nod against Ubaldo Jimenez in tonight's third installment.
Washington Nationals 4, Philadelphia Phillies 3 (10 inn) (Gm 1)
Washington Nationals 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0 (Gm 2)
Atlanta Braves 4, Florida Marlins 0
Cincinnati Reds 6, Houston Astros 4
San Diego Padres 2, Colorado Rockies 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 3
Los Angeles Dodgers 2, San Francisco Giants 1
New York Yankees 5, Tampa Bay Rays 0
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 10, Toronto Blue Jays 6
Baltimore Orioles 7, Boston Red Sox 5
Kansas City Royals 10, Detroit Tigers 2
Seattle Mariners 5, Minnesota Twins 4
Texas Rangers 7, Oakland Athletics 2