>>Cubs Walk Off Reds
(Chicago, IL) -- Anthony Rizzo hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth lifting the Cubs to a 1-0 win against the Reds in the first of three from Wrigley Field. It was Rizzo's 31st long ball of the season and second hit of the night. Travis Wood tossed six shutout innings and reliever Hector Rondon earned his fourth victory. Chicago has won two of three. Pedro Villarreal [[ vee-uh-ray-AL ]] gave up the homer to Rizzo to take the loss. Cincinnati was held to three hits as they fell for the third time in four games.
>>Royals Rally Past White Sox
(Kansas City, MO) -- Lorenzo Cain legged out a walk-off infield single as the Royals rallied for a 4-3 win over the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium. Jarrod Dyson tied the game after stealing third then scoring on a wild pitch earlier in the inning, bringing Kansas City back from a three-run deficit. Omar Infante and Alex Gordon added RBI singles as the Royals won their second in third games and sit two games ahead of the Mariners for the second wild card spot in the AL. James Shields allowed three runs over seven innings while Wade Davis logged the win. Avisail Garcia and Conor Gillaspie each singled in a run for Chicago, which has lost two straight. John Danks pitched six scoreless innings while Jake Petricka [[ puh-TRITCH-kuh ]] took the loss in relief.
MLB National League
Washington Nationals 4, Atlanta Braves 2
Miami Marlins 6, New York Mets 5
Los Angeles Dodgers 11, Colorado Rockies 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, San Francisco Giants 2
San Diego Padres 1, Philadelphia Phillies 0
MLB American League
Baltimore Orioles 5, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Tampa Bay Rays 1, New York Yankees 0
Houston Astros 3, Cleveland Indians 1
Detroit Tigers 8, Minnesota Twins 6
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8, Seattle Mariners 1
>>Cardinals Host Brewers Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) -- After a day off Monday, the Cardinals resume their final homestand of the regular season with the first of three against the Brewers tonight at Busch Stadium. John Lackey puts his 13-and-9 mark up against Milwaukee's Wily Peralta, who is 16-and-10. First pitch on ESPN is at 7 p.m.
>>A's Lester Named AL Player Of Week
(New York, NY) -- Oakland Athletics pitcher Jon Lester is the American League Player of the Week. The left-hander went 2-and-0 with a 1.29 ERA in wins over the White Sox and Mariners, striking out 15 over 14 innings of work. Lester is the first A's pitcher to win the weekly award since Gio Gonzalez in July, 2011.
>>Dodgers' Kershaw NL Player Of Week
(New York, NY) -- Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is the National League Player of the Week. The left-hander went 2-and-0 with 17 strikeouts in wins over the Padres and Giants. Kershaw leads the majors with 19 wins this season and a 1.70 ERA.