>>Cards Clip Reeling Brewers
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Kolten Wong's RBI-single in the third inning held up as the Cardinals clipped the reeling Brewers 3-2 in the first of four games at Miller Park. Yadier Molina had a two-run single in the first for St. Louis, which won its sixth straight and increased its NL Central lead to four games over Milwaukee. Marco Gonzales picked up the win and Trevor Rosenthal earned his 42nd save. Rickie Weeks homered and Jonathan Lucroy doubled in the other run for the Crew, who have lost nine in-a-row and are now tied with Atlanta for the second NL Wild Card spot. Wily Peralta allowed all three runs in six frames to fall to 15-and-10 with the loss.
MLB National League
Arizona Diamondbacks 5, San Diego Padres 1
MLB American League
New York Yankees 5, Boston Red Sox 4
Detroit Tigers 11, Cleveland Indians 4 (11 inn)
Toronto Blue Jays 1, Tampa Bay Rays 0 (10 inn)
Seattle Mariners 10, Texas Rangers 2
LA Angels of Anaheim 5, Minnesota Twins 4
Baltimore Orioles 9, Cincinnati Reds 7
>>Cubs Clash With Pirates
(Chicago, IL) -- The Cubs welcome in the Pirates today for the first of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Tsuyoshi Wada toes the rubber for Chicago while Vance Worley goes for the Bucs. Pittsburgh took two of three the last time the teams met in June.
>>White Sox At Tribe
(Cleveland, OH) -- The White Sox start a three-game series at Cleveland tonight. Chris Sale gets the call for the Sox, who took one of three the last time the teams met in late August. T.J. House toes the rubber for the Indians.
>>D'backs Fire GM Towers
(San Diego, CA) -- The Arizona Diamondbacks are moving on without general manager Kevin Towers. AZCentral.com reports the team will announce the firing of Towers as the GM Friday morning. Towers was hired in 2010, and the team won 94 games and the National League West in his first full season. The D'backs went .500 with 81 wins in each of the last two seasons. The D'backs are 59-and-81 this season. The firing comes about four months since the team brought in Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa as the Chief Baseball Officer.