>>Beckham Sends White Sox Past Giants
(San Francisco, CA) -- Gordon Beckham singed in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning to lift the White Sox to a 3-2 win over the Giants at AT&T Park. Adam Dunn hammered a two-run homer in the opening inning for Chicago, which has won two of three since a four-game skid. Chris Sale struck out 12 in eight shutout innings for the no-decision and Zach Putnam picked up the win. Brandon Crawford plated the tying run in the ninth after Pablo Sandoval scored on a double play earlier in the inning. Santiago Casilla took the loss as San Fran dropped its fifth straight.
>>Cubs Blank Brewers
(Chicago, IL) -- Kyle Hendricks struck out five in seven-and-a-third shutout-innings to lead the Cubs to a 3-0 win over the Brewers at Wrigley Field. Hendricks improved to 4-and-1 and Hector Rondon closed it out for his 15th save. Anthony Rizzo blasted a solo homer while Justin Ruggiano and Arismendy Alcantara [[ air-is-MEN-dee al-CAHN-ter-uh ]] each singled in a run. Wily Peralta gave up all three runs in six-and-a-third innings of work to fall to 14-and-7 for Milwaukee, which had won four of five entering the game. Mark Reynolds tallied a pair of hits in the Brewers' six-hit effort.
>>Cosart, Marlins Blank Cards
(Miami, FL) -- Jarred Cosart fired seven shutout innings as the Marlins blanked the Cardinals 3-0 in Miami. Cosart allowed just three hits and a walk as he improved to 1-and-1 with the Fish and 10-and-8 on the year. Mike Dunn recorded the final out in the ninth for his first save. Donovan Solano smacked a two-run homer and Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled in the other run for the Marlins, who have won the first two of this three-game series and four of five overall. Mark Ellis had two of the four hits for St. Louis, which has lost four of its last five. Adam Wainwright surrendered three runs in seven frames to fall to 14-and-7 with the loss.
>>Ausmus: No Structural Damage For Tigers' Verlander
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is expected to miss one start after being diagnosed with shoulder inflammation. Manager Brad Ausmus says an MRI showed no structural damage and there are no plans to place the former AL Cy Young winner on the disabled list. Verlander left Monday's start against Pittsburgh after giving up five runs in the first inning. Rookie Robbie Ray is expected to take his spot for Sunday's game against Seattle.
>>Astros Shutting Down Springer For Two Weeks
(Houston, TX) -- The Houston Astros are shutting down rookie outfielder George Springer for the next two weeks. He re-aggravated a quad injury which landed him on the 15-day disabled list on July 23rd. The 24-year-old Springer is batting .231 with 20 home runs and 51 RBI this season.
>>O's Machado Has Sprained Knee Ligament
(Baltimore, MD) -- Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has a sprained ligament in his right knee. An MRI on Tuesday revealed the injury, which he suffered during an at-bat in Monday's win over the Yankees. It's unclear how long he will be out. The 22-year-old is hitting .278 with 12 home runs and 32 RBI in 82 games this season.