>>Cardinals Top Brewers In 13 Innings
(St. Louis, MO) -- Tony Cruz delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the 13th to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win over the Brewers at Busch Stadium. Jon Jay and Matt Adams both added an RBI as the Cards banged out 12 hits in the victory. Shelby Miller struck out four and allowed one earned run in six frames for the no-decision. Sam Freeman logged the win in relief. St. Louis remains two-and-a-half games up on the Pirates in the NL Central. Aramis [[ uh-ROM-es ]] Ramirez and Scooter Gennett [[ jen-ET ]] drove in the lone runs in the loss. Kyle Lohse [[ lowsh ]] pitched seven-and-a-third innings and allowed one run before Jimmy Nelson lost his eighth game of the season. The Crew sit three-and-a-half games out of a Wild Card spot.
>>Dodgers Storm Past Cubs
(Chicago, IL) -- The Dodgers scored seven runs in the final three innings to top the Cubs 8-4 at Wrigley Field. Eight different Dodgers drove in a run as Yasiel Puig [[ YAH-see-EL pweeg ]] led the way with three hits. Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe collected two hits each and starter Zack Greinke [[ GRAIN-kee ]] allowed four runs in five innings for the no-decision. Paco Rodriguez grabbed the win in relief as LA leads the NL West by two-and-a-half games. Jorge Soler drove in two runs for the Cubs while Mike Olt added an RBI. Neil Ramirez took the loss out of the pen after allowing five runs, four of them unearned. The Cubs saw a three-game winning streak end.
MLB National League
Washington Nationals 6, Miami Marlins 2
Colorado Rockies 7, Arizona Diamondbacks 6
San Diego Padres 7, Philadelphia Phillies 3
MLB American League
Texas Rangers 7, Oakland Athletics 2
New York Yankees 3, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Cleveland Indians 2, Houston Astros 1 (13 inn)
Seattle Mariners 3, LA Angels of Anaheim 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Boston Red Sox 2
>>Cubs' Rizzo Wins Branch Rickey Award
Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients.
At 25, he's the youngest person to receive the award - 4 1-2 months younger than last year's winner, Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw.
Created by the Rotary Club of Denver in 1991, the Branch Rickey Award honors individuals in baseball who contribute to their communities and are strong role models for young people.
Each year, major league teams nominate a player, coach or executive, either active or retired, for the award. The award is named in honor of the late baseball executive known for creating the framework for the modern minor league farm system and for breaking baseball's color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson, the first black player in the major leagues.
>>Cubs Linked With Silver Hawks
(South Bend, IN) -- The Cubs are now affiliated with the South Bend Silver Hawks of the Midwest League. Chicago was previously with the Kane County Cougars but met with the Silver Hawks in South Bend on Wednesday and announced the new PDC on Thursday. The deal with the Class-A team runs through 2018. The Cubs also joined with the Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League in the Class-A Short Season.
>>White Sox At Rays
(St. Petersburg, FL) -- The White Sox are on the road facing the Rays tonight in St. Pete. The Sox will go with Jose Quintana while the Rays send Jeremy Hellickson to the hill. Chicago has lost three of four to slip to 69-and-83.
>>Cardinals Host Reds Tonight
(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Cardinals begin their final regular season home series tonight with the first of three games against the Reds at Busch Stadium. John Lackey puts his 13-and-9 mark up against Cincinnati's David Holmberg, who is 1-and-1. The Cards play at Chicago and Arizona next week.