>>Cards Sweep Reds
(St. Louis, MO) -- Jhonny Peralta hit a three-run double to back seven shutout innings from Lance Lynn, as the Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of the Reds with a 7-3 win at Busch Stadium. Lynn improved to 14-and-8 while Trevor Rosenthal closed it out for his 37th save. Jon Jay went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs for the Redbirds, who have won four in-a-row and seven of their last eight. Kris Negron knocked in one of three ninth inning runs for Cincinnati, which has dropped five straight and 10 of 12. Johnny Cueto yielded five runs in five-plus frames as he fell to 15-and-7 with his first loss since July 2nd.
>>Giants Thump Cubs
(Chicago, IL) -- Travis Ishikawa [[ EE-shee-KOW-uh ]] paced the Giants' offense with three RBI en route to an 8-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley. Hunter Pence tagged a solo shot in the win with Andrew Susac adding a two-run dinger. Jake Peavy improved to 2-and-3 with two-run ball over seven innings. The Giants have won three straight. Edwin Jackson lasted just two-and-two-thirds innings and gave up seven runs in the loss. Luis Valbuena [[ loo-EECE val-BWAY-nuh ]] collected three hits and went deep in the loss. Chris Valaika [[ vuh-LAY-kuh ]] launched a two-run shot in defeat. The Cubs have lost four of their last six.
>>Orioles Sneak By White Sox
(Chicago, IL) -- The Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the White Sox with a 4-3 win at U.S. Cellular Field behind three home runs. Steve Pearce, Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz all left the yard. Jones finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, while Cruz drove in two. Wei-Yin Chen picked up his 13th win, striking out seven and allowing three runs over seven-and-one-third innings. Baltimore has won four in-a-row. Avisail Garcia [[ ah-VEE-sah-eel ]] compiled all three RBI for Chicago, including a two-run homer. Hector Noesi took the loss after allowing four runs in seven innings. The White Sox have lost four of five.
MLB National League
Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Atlanta Braves 2
Washington Nationals 3, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
San Diego Padres 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 1
MLB American League
Houston Astros 5, New York Yankees 2
LA Angels of Anaheim 8, Boston Red Sox 3
Detroit Tigers 6, Tampa Bay Rays 0
Cleveland Indians 5, Minnesota Twins 0
Texas Rangers 5, Miami Marlins 4
Philadelphia Phillies 4, Seattle Mariners 3
Toronto Blue Jays 9, Milwaukee Brewers 5
New York Mets 8, Oakland Athletics 5
Colorado Rockies 5, Kansas City Royals 2
>>Giants Win Protest, Game To Resume This Afternoon
The San Francisco Giants have won their protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.
MLB says this is the first successful protest since 1986.
MLB executive Joe Torre ruled Wednesday on a game at Wrigley Field played the previous night. That game was called after 4 1-2 innings and the Cubs were declared the winner by a 2-0 score.
The game had been delayed more than 4 1-2 hours because of rain after the grounds crew couldn't put the tarp down quickly.
MLB ruled that tarp had not been properly put away after its previous use and therefore there was a "malfunction of a mechanical field device under control of the home club."
Because of that, it is now a suspended game that will resume at 4:05 p.m. CDT Thursday. The playoff-contending Giants and Chicago play their regularly scheduled game three hours later.