>>Cardinals Use Big Inning To Get Past Philly
Peter Bourjos' RBI triple highlighted a four-run fifth inning that helped the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
Matt Adams and Kolten Wong each had two hits with an RBI and a run scored for the Cardinals, who have won two straight over the Phillies after the series opener on Monday. They look to win their sixth series in seven sets thus far in the series finale on Thursday afternoon.
Carlos Martinez (3-0) got the win after going six innings and allowing two runs on six hits and three walks.
Ryan Howard hit his fourth home run of the season in a losing effort and Odubel Herrera also knocked in a run for the Phillies.
Aaron Harang (2-2) took the loss, yielding a season-high five runs on nine hits with six strikeouts over six innings of work.
>>Cole Leads Pirates Over Cubs
Gerrit Cole fanned eight in six innings and all nine Pittsburgh Pirates starters had at least one hit in their 8-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday in the finale of a three-game set from Wrigley Field.
Cole (4-0) gave up just one unearned run on three hits to improve to 6-0 lifetime against the Cubs. He was also provided more than enough run support from Pittsburgh's bats.
Jung-ho Kang, filling in at third base to give starter Josh Harrison a day off, had three hits for the first time in his career. Kang, Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte all drove in two runs, and Gregory Polanco scored twice in the lopsided win.
Kyle Hendricks (0-1) allowed a pair of runs on five hits over five innings of work, but Chicago's bullpen did not make out quite as well. Gonzalez Germen gave up four runs in the sixth inning, and Phil Coke surrendered two more in the ninth.
National League Scoreboard
Milwaukee 8, Cincinnati 3
Houston 7, San Diego 2
Miami 7, New York 3
Washington 13, Atlanta 4
Arizona 9, Colorado 1
Los Angeles 7, San Francisco 3
>>Baltimore Pounds Sox In Front of Empty Seats
Chris Davis struck the big blow in a six- run first inning with a three-run homer, and Baltimore went on to post an 8-2 victory over Chicago at an empty Camden Yards.
The first two games of this three-game series were postponed due to protests in the city.
The unusual situation came about due to protests in the city that turned violent in the wake of the tragic death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from a spinal injury while in police custody over a week ago.
Caleb Joseph added two hits and drove in two, while Manny Machado also homered among his three hits and scored three times. Everth Cabrera doubled twice and knocked in a run for the Orioles.
Ubaldo Jimenez (2-1) allowed two unearned runs on three hits while striking out six over seven solid innings.
Avisail Garcia finished with two hits and Geovany Soto drove in a run for the White Sox.
Jeff Samardzija (1-2) was tagged in defeat for eight runs -- seven earned -- on 10 hits over five full frames.
American League Scoreboard
Tampa Bay 3, New York 2 (13 innings)
Detroit 10, Minnesota 7
Cleveland 7, Kansas City 5
Boston 4, Toronto 1
Seattle 5, Texas 2
LA Angels of Anaheim 6, Oakland 3