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>>Gyroko Leads Cardinals To Sweep Of Twin Bill With Padres

 

Matt Holliday, Jedd Gyorko and Molina homered off Colin Rea (5-4) in a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.

 

Carlos Martinez threw 89 pitches in seven innings, striking out five, walkings one and allowed two runs on four hits.

 

Aledmys Diaz had two hits and has reached safely in 23 consecutive games, longest by a rookie this season.

 

Seung Hwan Oh earned his third save in four chances.

 

Gyorko then homered for the fifth straight game off San Diego pitching, connecting twice with all three RBIs in a 3-2 victory that gave the St. Louis Cardinals a doubleheader sweep Wednesday night.

 

Ryan Schimpf homered in both games for San Diego with his sixth and seventh of the season.

All 11 runs in the twin bill scored on homers.

 

Jaime Garcia (7-6) allowed a run in 5 2-3 innings in the second game and Seung Hwan Oh earned his fourth save in five chances, and second of the day. Oh is the first Cardinals pitcher to save both ends of a doubleheader since Jason Isringhausen against the Pirates in 2004.

 

Wainwright (9-5, 4.19) is coming off a three-hit shutout against the Marlins and has allowed one run in his last 23 innings.

 

Andrew Cashner (4-7, 5.05) has lost two of his last three starts, he starts the finale for San Diego.

 

>>Rizzo's Blasts Lead Cubs Past Mets

 

Anthony Rizzo homered twice off Bartolo Colon, Kyle Hendricks pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Mets 6-2 Wednesday to take two of three in the rematch of last year's NL Championship Series.

 

Rizzo pulled a slider to right for a solo homer in the third, a drive that would have traveled 451 feet had it landed at ground level unimpeded, according to MLB's Statcast program. Two innings later with a runner on, he sent a fastball into the right-field bleachers, estimated at 436 feet by Statcast.

 

Rizzo also hit a two-run homer in Monday's victory as the Cubs rebounded from a four-game sweep in New York this month. Chicago has won five of its last seven overall.

 

Hendricks (9-6) gave up seven hits and hasn't allowed an earned run in his last three appearances. He lowered his ERA to 2.27, third best in the majors.

 

Addison Russell, who had three hits, doubled in two runs with the bases full and two outs in the first to put the Cubs ahead against Colon, who labored on a warm, humid afternoon.

 

Javier Baez added an RBI single off Antonio Bastardo in a three-run fifth as the Cubs completed a 4-2 homestand.

 

Jason Hammel (8-5) starts Friday night at Milwaukee opposite Jimmy Nelson (6-7).

 

>>Martin's Two Homers Lift M's Over White Sox

 

Leonys Martin hit his second home run of the game, a solo shot with one out in the 11th inning that sent the Seattle Mariners over the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday.

 

Martin hit a two-run drive in the second inning. He then drove an 0-2 pitch from Dan Jennings (3-2) over the wall in right for his 13th homer.

 

Vidal Nuno (1-1) pitched one inning for the victory.

 

Seattle pulled within 5-4 on Mike Zunino's two-run homer in seventh. The Mariners tied it on Adam Lind's solo shot in the eighth.

 

The Mariners nearly won it in the 10th. Nelson Cruz drew a two-out walk and tried to score on Kyle Seager's double, but right fielder Adam Eaton threw out the Seattle slugger at the plate.

 

Seattle ace Felix Hernandez, activated off the disabled list earlier in the day, allowed five runs on 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two in his first start since May 27.

 

Todd Frazier hit a three-run homer in the first off Hernandez. Frazier's 28th home run tied him for the major league lead with Baltimore's Mark Trumbo.

 

Hernandez struck out Eaton to begin the game, but Melky Cabrera followed with a double into the left-field corner. Justin Morneau drew a two-out walk and Frazier connected for his third homer in three games.

 

The White Sox added a run in the second on consecutive two-out singles by Tyler Saladino, Eaton and Cabrera to make it 4-0. Martin homered in the bottom half.

 

Chicago pushed the lead to 5-2 in the fifth on a leadoff triple by Cabrera and Morneau's single.

 

Seattle cut the led to 5-4 in the seventh on the home run by Zunino, also called up earlier in the day from Triple-A Tacoma. It was the third homer for Zunino, who hit two during an earlier two-game call-up.

 

Lind, whose pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth inning gave Seattle a 4-3 victory on Monday, tied it with his 15th homer.

 

James Shields (4-11, 5.10 ERA) makes his ninth start for Chicago to open a four-game series at home against Detroit. Shields, acquired in early June from San Diego, is 2-2 with a 1.91 ERA in his last four starts.

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