>>Cubs Cut Down Astros
(Houston, TX) -- Alfonso Soriano homered and plated two as the Cubs cut down the Astros, 5-1, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Dave Sappelt went 3-for-3 with a run for Chicago. Sappelt smacked a line drive in the eighth that ricocheted off reliever Mickey Storey's face. Storey left under his own power and escaped with a contusion to his right hand a jaw. Travis Wood fanned six over seven-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball to improve to 6-and-11. Fernando Martinez smacked a pinch-hit, RBI single in the eighth for Houston. Fernando Abad was tagged with the loss.
>>Padres Sweep Cardinals
(San Diego, CA) -- Yasmani Grandal smacked a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth as the Padres completed a three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 3-2 win. Logan Forsythe clubbed a solo homer for the Padres, who have won seven-of-eight. Clayton Richard tossed seven innings of two-run ball to improve to 13-and-12. Luke Gregerson earned his seventh save. Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer for the Cardinals, who have dropped six of their last seven. Kyle Lohse fanned eight, but allowed three runs, two earned, in six innings to fall to 14-and-3.
Philadelphia Phillies 3, Miami Marlins 1
Washington Nationals 2, New York Mets 0
Cincinnati Reds 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Milwaukee Brewers 8, Atlanta Braves 2
San Francisco Giants 8, Colorado Rockies 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
>>Tigers Top White Sox
(Chicago, IL) -- Max Scherzer struck out seven and gave up one run in six frames as the Tigers topped the White Sox, 8-6. Scherzer improved to 16-and-6 with his sixth straight win. Prince Fielder lifted a three-run homer for Detroit, which has won the middle two games of this four-game series. Jose Valverde locked up his 30th save. Kevin Youkilis drove in four runs via a pair of homers for Chicago. Gavin Floyd struck out seven and allowed three runs in four-and-two-thirds frames for the setback.
Baltimore Orioles 3, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Seattle Mariners 3, Toronto Blue Jays 2
New York Yankees 5, Boston Red Sox 4
Texas Rangers 5, Cleveland Indians 2
Kansas City Royals 10, Minnesota Twins 5
Oakland Athletics 4, LA Angels of Anaheim 1