>>Gillaspie Lifts White Sox Past Royals
(Kansas City, MO) -- Conor Gillaspie smacked a go-ahead three-run triple in the seventh inning to lift the White Sox past the Royals 7-5 at Kauffman Stadium. Alexei Ramirez drove in a run and scored, while Adam Eaton went 4-for-5 and scored twice for Chicago, which snapped a brief two-game skid. Eric Surkamp picked up the win and Zach Putnam earned his fifth save. Alex Gordon had a two-run single and a run scored and Norichika Aoki had four hits, an RBI and scored for the Royals, who remain a game-and-a-half behind the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers and are now just one game up on Seattle for the second Wild Card spot. Kelvin Herrera suffered the loss.
>>Cubs Blank Reds
(Chicago, IL) -- Jake Arrieta [[ air-ee-ET-uh ]] took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and fired a complete game one-hit shutout as the Cubs blanked the Reds 7-0 at Wrigley Field. Arrieta racked up 13 strikeouts and walked one for his ninth win. Jorge Soler hit a home run and drove in two while Chris Coghlan [[ COG-len ]] finished with three RBI. The Cubs have won three of their last four. Johnny Cueto [[ KWATE-oh ]] walked five and allowed six earned runs in five-and-two-thirds innings for the loss. Cueto struck out eight with his record falling to 18-and-9. Brandon Phillips recorded the lone hit in for the Reds and Billy Hamilton walked. The Reds' elimination number is two.
>>Brewers Rally To Beat Cards In 12
(St. Louis, MO) -- Hector Gomez singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the 12th inning to lift the Brewers past the Cardinals 3-2 in the opener of a three-game series at Busch Stadium. Matt Clark plated the tying run with a sac-fly in the top of the ninth. Gerardo Parra homered in the fourth for Milwaukee, which has won five of six and is now four games behind St. Louis for first place in the NL Central. The Brewers are also just a game-and-a-half behind Pittsburgh for the second Wild Card spot. Brandon Kintzler notched the win and Francisco Rodriguez posted his 42nd save. Matt Adams walked in a run and Jon Jay scored on a double play ball for the Redbirds, who had won their previous three. Kevin Siegrist took the loss. The Cards are two-and-a-half up on Pittsburgh in the division.
MLB National League
Washington Nationals 3, Atlanta Braves 0
New York Mets 9, Miami Marlins 1
Colorado Rockies 10, Los Angeles Dodgers 4
San Francisco Giants 2, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
San Diego Padres 5, Philadelphia Phillies 4
MLB American League
Baltimore Orioles 8, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Boston Red Sox 0
Tampa Bay Rays 6, New York Yankees 1
Cleveland Indians 4, Houston Astros 2
Minnesota Twins 4, Detroit Tigers 3
Seattle Mariners 13, LA Angels of Anaheim 2
Texas Rangers 6, Oakland Athletics 3
Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Boston Red Sox 0
>>Voting For Clemente Award Begins Wednesday
(New York, NY) -- The nominations are in for this year's Roberto Clemente Award. All 30 major league teams selected one player for fans to vote on who best represents both sportsmanship and community involvement. Fans can begin voting Wednesday through October 6th at ChevyBaseball.com. The winner will be announced during the World Series. More than 1.3-million votes were cast last year, with the award going to then St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran.
>>Cubs Extend Triple-A Affiliation With Iowa Through 2018
(Chicago, IL) -- The Chicago Cubs are extending their player development contract with Triple-A Iowa through the 2018 season. The current deal was set to expire after 2016. The Cubs have been affiliated with Iowa since 1981.
>>Yankees' Tanaka Slated To Start Sunday
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- The New York Yankees could be getting ace Masahiro Tanaka back this weekend. Manager Joe Girardi says the Japanese import is tentatively slated to start Sunday's home game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Tanaka has been sidelined since early July with a partially torn elbow ligament. He threw five scoreless innings in an instructional league game Monday at the Yankees' spring training facility in Tampa. The 25-year-old right-hander is 12-and-4 with a 2.51 ERA in 18 starts this season, his first in the big leagues.
>>Yankees Martin Prado Done For Season
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- The season is over for New York Yankees utilityman Martin Prado [[ mar-TEEN PRAH-doh ]]. The team has placed him on the 60-day disabled list after he underwent an emergency appendectomy. The Yanks acquired Prado from Arizona at the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31st. He was batting .316 with seven homers in 37 games for the Pinstripers.