>>Wainwright, Cards Shut Out Cubs
(Chicago, IL) -- Adam Wainwright and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Cardinals blanked the Cubs 8-0 in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Wainwright struck out eight as he became the second 20-game winner in baseball. Jon Jay drove in three runs and Matt Adams knocked in two for the Cards, who remain two-and-a-half games ahead of the Pirates for first in the NL Central. Pittsburgh blanked Atlanta 1-0 on Monday. Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta both plated a run and scored twice in the victory. Travis Wood was rocked for seven runs, six earned, in five frames to fall to 8-and-13 with the loss, the Cubs fourth in five games.
>>White Sox Blank Tigers
(Detroit, MI) -- Rookie Chris Bassitt fired seven-and-two-thirds shutout innings as the White Sox blanked the Tigers 2-0 in the opener of a three-game series at Comerica Park. Bassitt, making just his fourth career start and fifth appearance overall, scattered six hits while striking out three for his first win. Jake Petricka recorded the final four outs to earn his 14th save. Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer in the second inning for Chicago, which has won four of six. Kyle Lobstein pitched seven solid innings for the Tigers but allowed the homer to Flowers for his first career loss. Victor Martinez was 2-for-2 with a walk for Detroit, which is now just one game ahead of Kansas City for first place in the AL Central.
MLB National League
Pittsburgh Pirates 1, Atlanta Braves 0
San Diego Padres 1, Colorado Rockies 0
San Francisco Giants 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (13 inn)
MLB American League
Cleveland Indians 4, Kansas City Royals 3 (10 inn, Completion of suspended game from 8/31)
New York Yankees 5, Baltimore Orioles 0
Kansas City Royals 2, Cleveland Indians 0
Toronto Blue Jays 14, Seattle Mariners 4
Texas Rangers 4, Houston Astros 3
Oakland Athletics 8, LA Angels of Anaheim 4
Arizona Diamondbacks 6, Minnesota Twins 2
>>Braves Fire GM Frank Wren
(Atlanta, GA) -- Frank Wren is out as general manager of the Atlanta Braves. He was fired Monday, just one day after the team was eliminated from playoff contention. Braves president John Schuerholz [[ SURE-holz ]] says the timing is right. The Braves were swept over the weekend by the New York Mets and entered Monday just 4-and-14 in the month of September and 76-and-79 overall. Wren had been the team's GM since October 2007 and had been with the organization since 2000. John Hart will serve as interim general manager. He, Schuerholz and Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox will lead a transition team that will work to hire a new full-time general manager.
>>Indians' Kluber AL Player Of Week
(New York, NY) -- Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber [[ KLOO-ber ]] is the American League Player of the Week. The right-hander went 2-and-0 last week, striking out 14 batters each in wins over the Astros and Twins. Kluber became the ninth pitcher all-time with at least 14 strikeouts in consecutive starts.