>>Reds Roll To Rubber Match Win Over Cubs
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Zack Cozart went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored as the Reds rolled to a 7-2 win over the Cubs at Great American Ball Park. Billy Hamilton, Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips drove in two runs each for Cincinnati, which led 6-0 in the fourth and 7-0 in the sixth. Dylan Axelrod struck out eight while allowing just two hits in five shutout innings for the win as the Reds took two-of-three in the series. Jake Arrieta also fanned eight but allowed six runs in just four frames to fall to 7-and-5. Jorge Soler [[ HOR-hay so-LARE ]] singled in a run and Arismendy Alcantara had a sac-fly in the ninth for Chicago.
>>Indians Clip White Sox
(Chicago, IL) -- Carlos Carrasco fanned seven batters in six-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball to lead the Indians to a 3-2 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Carrasco improved to 6-and-4 with the win and Cody Allen finished it off for his 18th save. Jose Ramirez tallied a pair of hits and an RBI while Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis [[ KIP-niss ]] plated a run for Cleveland, which has won four of five. Adam Dunn and Jose Abreu each drove in a run as Chicago lost its eighth game in nine chances. John Danks took a tough loss after surrendering two runs in six innings of work.
MLB National League
San Francisco Giants 4, Colorado Rockies 1
Atlanta Braves 6, New York Mets 1
MLB American League
Detroit Tigers 3, New York Yankees 2
Baltimore Orioles 5, Tampa Bay Rays 4
Minnesota Twins 11, Kansas City Royals 5 (10 inn)
Houston Astros 4, Texas Rangers 2
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 4, Oakland Athletics 3 (10 inn)
>>Cardinals Host Cubs Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) -- After an off-day Thursday, the Cardinals are back home tonight to host the Cubs in the first of a four-game series. Shelby Miller opposes Chicago's Kyle Hendricks on the hill. The teams will play a day-night doubleheader tomorrow and a single game on Sunday afternoon.
>>Cards Remain On Brewers' Heels
(St. Louis, MO) -- With both the Cardinals and Brewers off yesterday, St. Louis remains a game-and-a-half behind Milwaukee for first place in the NL Central. The Cardinals and Brewers still play each other seven times this season. At 71-and-61, the Cards currently hold one of the two NL wild card spots.