Cubs Snap Rockies Win Streak
– Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez homered, Kyle Hendricks was solid again through seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat Colorado 6-3 on Tuesday night to end the Rockies’ season-high eight-game winning streak. Carlos Gonzalez had two RBIs – on a double and sacrifice fly – as he started in right field for a second straight game after signing a minor league contract with Chicago on Saturday.
Marlins Pound Brewers
– Garrett Cooper had two hits and scored twice during Miami’s franchise-record, 11-run fifth inning, helping the Marlins pound the Milwaukee Brewers 16-0. Cooper matched a career high with four hits and scored four times, leading the way as last-place Miami rolled to its 12th win in its last 17 games.
Reds Shutdown Cardinals
– Luis Castillo pitched one-run ball over six innings, Yasiel Puig homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 following a rain delay of 1 hour, 20 minutes. The loss snapped the Cardinals’ four-game winning streak after sweeping the Chicago Cubs over the weekend. Castillo gave up two hits, walked four and struck out eight with 111 pitches. He dropped his ERA to 2.38 and hasn’t taken a loss since April 3 – a 1-0 defeat to Milwaukee.
Nationals Rally Past Sox
– Stephen Strasburg earned his 100th career victory, Anthony Rendon homered and drove in five runs and the Washington Nationals rallied past the Chicago White Sox 9-5. Strasburg gave up four runs in a 39-pitch first inning and spotted Chicago a 5-0 lead. But he hung around long enough to complete five innings and give Washington’s offense time to solve former teammate and White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez.
Indians Use Long Ball in Beating Twins
– Francisco Lindor hit two of Cleveland’s four home runs and the Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-2. Lindor hit a solo home run in the third and broke a 1-all tie with a two-run homer in the fifth. Roberto Perez and Jake Bauers added back-to-back homers in the seventh. Minnesota came into the game with best record in baseball and holds a 10 1/2-game lead over Cleveland in AL Central.