>>Cubs Get Controversial Win Over Giants
(Chicago, IL) -- After over four-and-a-half hours of a rain delay, the Cubs came away with a controversial 2-0 win over the Giants from Wrigley Field. Rain lasted for just around 15 minutes, but the grounds crew had problems getting the tarp on the field, creating messy conditions. Rather than suspend the game, rules dictate that it is a final instead. Tsuyoshi Wada [[ soo-YO-shee WAH-duh ]] improved to 3-and-1 by tossing all five innings and scattering six hits for Chicago. Anthony Rizzo poked a two-run homer as the Cubs won their third straight. Ryan Vogelsong was saddled with the loss for San Francisco after allowing two runs in four frames. He fell to 7-and-9 as the Giants lost their seventh in ten games.
>>Orioles Upend White Sox
(Chicago, IL) -- Delmon Young singled in a run and scored on Chris Davis' two-run double in the sixth as the Orioles dropped the White Sox 5-1 from U.S. Cellular Field. Nick Hundley hit a solo homer and Adam Jones knocked in a run as Baltimore won its third straight and fifth in seven games to move a season-high 20 games over the .500 mark. Chris Tillman fanned nine over eight innings of one-run ball improving to 10-and-5. Jose Abreu [[ uh-BRAY-oo ]] hit his 32nd homer to account for Chicago's lone run. He's now tied with O's slugger Nelson Cruz for the American League lead in roundtrippers. Jose Quintana [[ keen-TAH-nuh ]] gave up four runs across six innings and fell to 6-and-10. The Sox have lost their fourth in six games.
>>Cardinals Walk Off On Reds
(St. Louis, MO) -- Jon Jay was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cardinals a 5-4 win over the Reds at Busch Stadium. Jhonny Peralta [[ JAH-nee pur-ALL-tuh ]] hit a solo shot in the win. It was Peralta's 17th of the year. Pat Neshek [[ NEE-sheck ]] improved to 6-and-0 out of the pen as St. Louis won its third straight. Todd Frazier cranked a two-run dinger in the loss and Ryan Ludwick [[ LUD-wick ]] plated two runs. J.J. Hoover fell to 1-and-10 in relief for the Reds, who have lost seven of their last eight.
MLB National League
Atlanta Braves 11, Pittsburgh Pirates 3
Washington Nationals 8, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 8, San Diego Padres 6
MLB American League
Houston Astros 7, New York Yankees 4
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4, Boston Red Sox 3
Detroit Tigers 8, Tampa Bay Rays 6 (11 inn)
Cleveland Indians 7, Minnesota Twins 5
Seattle Mariners 5, Philadelphia Phillies 2
Miami Marlins 4, Texas Rangers 3 (10 inn)
Milwaukee Brewers 6, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Kansas City Royals 7, Colorado Rockies 4
Oakland Athletics 6, New York Mets 2
>>Verlander Might Start Saturday
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander might avoid the disabled list after all. Verlander threw for 10 minutes on Tuesday off flat ground and told reporters he felt much better. He has been dealing with a sore throwing shoulder and missed the first start of his career this past weekend. Verlander will throw a bullpen session on Thursday and if it goes according to plan, he will start against the Twins on Saturday. Verlander is 10-and-11 with a 4.76 ERA this season.
>>Scoring Change Alters Jeter Hits History
(New York, NY) -- The history book is being altered slightly for Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. The hit against Cleveland on August 8th that tied him with Honus Wagner for sixth all-time has been changed to an error. Jeter now officially tied Wagner the next day with an infield single against the Tribe. He moved into sole possession of sixth place with a double against Baltimore on August 11th. Jeter still has the historic ball in his possession as the others were saved too for that very possibility.