>>Rockies Roll Cards
(Denver, CO) -- Josh Rutledge and Wilin Rosario each belted two-run homers as the Rockies rolled the Cardinals, 8-2, to salvage the finale of a three-game set. Jordan Pacheco went 3-for-3 with a run and two RBI for Colorado, which put the brakes on a five-game skid. Rex Brothers was credited with his sixth win. Jon Jay and Carlos Beltran each plated a run in the sixth for the Cardinals. Fernando Salas was charged with the loss.
Cincinnati Reds 9, San Diego Padres 4
New York Mets 9, San Francisco Giants 1
Washington Nationals 3, Philadelphia Phillies 0
Atlanta Braves 6, Miami Marlins 1
Minnesota Twins 5, Boston Red Sox 0
Texas Rangers 15, LA Angels of Anaheim 9
Kansas City Royals 7, Cleveland Indians 6 (11 inn)
Oakland Athletics 4, Toronto Blue Jays 1
>> Maholm Says Braves 'Number One Landing Spot For Me'
Left-hander Paul Maholm is settling in with the Braves, a team he says was "landing spot No. 1 for me" if he had to be traded from the Cubs.
The Braves acquired Maholm and outfielder Reed Johnson from Chicago for right-handers Arodys Vizcaino and Jaye Chapman on Monday night. Maholm joined the Braves Wednesday. Johnson is starting in right field in Wednesday night's game against Miami.
The Braves on Wednesday placed right-hander Jair Jurrjens on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin to clear a spot for Maholm, who will make his Braves debut when he starts on Saturday against Houston.
Maholm, from Greenwood, Miss., says he grew up cheering for the Braves. He says Tom Glavine, also a lefty, was his favorite pitcher.
>>Cubs' Rizzo Named NL Rookie Of The Month
(New York, NY) -- Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been named National League Rookie of the Month for July. Rizzo batted .330 with a .375 on-base percentage and .567 slugging percentage in 25 games for Chicago. He tied Gene Baker for most home runs by a Cubs rookie for the month of July with seven. Baker accomplished the feat in 1954. In all, Rizzo had 32 hits, seven homers, 17 RBI and 55 total bases.
>>Cubs In Los Angeles
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Chicago Cubs kick off a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers this evening at Chavez Ravine. Jeff Samardzija gets the nod opposite Chad Billingsley in the West Coast opener. The Northsiders have dropped back-to-back games on the heels of a three-game winning streak to fall to 43-and-60 on the season. They lost two-of-three to Pittsburgh in their last series.
>>White Sox Host Halos
(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago White Sox open up a three-game set against the LA Angels this evening at The Cell. Philip Humber will go up against Zack Greinke in game one. The Southsiders have won seven of their last nine games and took two-of-three at Minnesota in their last series to improve to 57-and-47 on the season.