Apr. 24, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday in dramatic fashion Wednesday, allowing the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning and a 7-5 victory.
After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a two-run single off Pedro Strop (0-2), Miguel Montero had a tying single against James Russell and Aaron Hill followed with a two-run triple off Justin Grimm.
Trevor Cahill (1-3) pitched two scoreless innings for Arizona, which ended a four-game losing streak, and Addison Reed got his fourth save. The game drew 32,323 — about 9,000 under capacity.
Arizona said after the game that outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an unspecified extended period because of a stress fracture in his left foot.
BRAVES 3, MARLINS 1
ATLANTA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos as Atlanta took two of three from Miami and won for the ninth time in 12 games overall. The Marlins are 1-8 on the road.
Braves pitchers struck out 16, giving them 41 strikeouts and five walks — one intentional — in the three-game series. Miami pitchers struck out 37 and walked nine.
David Carpenter (1-0) got the final out of the eighth, and Craig Kimbrel pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save. Mike Dunn (1-3) was the loser.
GIANTS 12, ROCKIES 10
DENVER (AP) — Hector Sanchez hit two of San Francisco's six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th off Chad Bettis (0-1).
Michael Morse also hit two homers — a solo shot in the second and a three-run homer the following inning — as two Giants hit multiple homers in the same game for the first time since May 25, 2005. Brandon Hicks and Brandon Belt also went deep as the Giants rallied from a 5-1, second-inning deficit.
Jean Machi (4-0) got one out for the win.
METS 3, CARDINALS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a long home run and New York threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off St. Louis.
Jonathon Niese earned his first win of the season, and shortstop Ruben Tejada cut down Matt Carpenter for the second out of the ninth on a strong relay from center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
St. Louis manager Mike Matheny challenged the call, which was upheld following a replay review.
Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha (2-2) set career highs with 10 strikeouts and five walks in four innings, the shortest of his 14 regular-season starts in the majors.
BREWERS 5, PADRES 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jean Segura hit a three-run homer, and Milwaukee broke out of an offensive slumber at home to support Kyle Lohse.
Segura homered for a 4-1 lead in the second. Khris Davis added a solo shot for the Brewers, who have won five of six and are a big league-best 16-6.
Lohse (4-1) allowed five hits and no walks in seven innings. The Brewers had nine hits at Miller Park, where the team had been averaging just two runs and six hits entering the night.
Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save, his 313th over 12 full big league seasons.
Tyson Ross (2-3) allowed a season-high five earned runs in six innings.
REDS 5, PIRATES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alfredo Simon pitched into the seventh inning despite erratic control and Jay Bruce drove in a run for a fifth consecutive game to lead Cincinnati.
Simon (3-1) worked 6 2-3 innings and allowed two runs on four hits and five walks while striking out four. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his four starts this season as a replacement for the injured Mat Latos. Simon pitched exclusively in relief the previous two years.
Bruce had two hits and knocked in the final run of the decisive three-run fifth inning against Charlie Morton (0-3) that gave the Reds a 4-2 lead. Billy Hamilton also had two hits for Cincinnati, which has won seven of 10 games since a 3-7 start.
Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless ninth inning, despite allowing two hits, for his third save.
NATIONALS 5, ANGELS 4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam LaRoche's tiebreaking RBI single off the first pitch from Fernando Salas capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning that kept Washington from getting swept.
Los Angeles led 4-1 entering the ninth, and closer Ernesto Frieri (0-2) went in, seeking his third save.
Instead, he left with his second blown chance, charged with all four runs Washington scored in that inning.
Jose Lobaton led off with his first homer of the season. One out later, Denard Span singled, then Anthony Rendon walked. Frieri then gave up Jayson Werth's two-run double to make it 4-all.
Salas entered, and LaRoche greeted him with a liner to left that scored Werth.
Drew Storen (2-0) got one out in the ninth for the victory.