Russell Delivers In 3-run 7th, Cubs Beat Cardinals 5

He doubled in a run in the first inning, hit a solo homer in the third and added an RBI single in the fifth.


The veteran left-hander hit a second-inning infield single off Cardinals starter and ex- teammate John Lackey for the milestone.

He was on track for a no-hitter until Jhonny Peralta’s sharp grounder got past Kris Bryant behind third base.

It’s the second time in as many days Wong has made a highlight-reel play to save a run. Yadier Molina connected for a RBI sacrifice fly bringing Peralta home, Cardinals lead 1-0. Rollins followed with a two-run single to left-centre, and Cody Asche’s throw home pulled catcher Carlos Ruiz away from the plate.

Coming into the game, Lester was 0 for 30 this season. Wong was able to steal second to set-up another runner in scoring position.

His. 226 opponent’s batting average ranked 10th, his 1.05 WHIP ranked eighth, and his 114 strikeouts were tied for sixth, while his 4.56 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranked ninth.

This time, Arrieta continued an impressive run of starts to four, holding down the top team in the majors through six scoreless innings – facing just two over the minimum – until the Cards scored a pair of two-out runs in the seventh. I personally felt a great sense of urgency to prevent then score runs.

Brown, who played on three Bulls championship teams in the 1990s, also spent the past six seasons with the organization.

DENVER – All-Stars Albert Pujols and Mike Trout hit two of Los Angeles’ four home runs and the Angels routed Colorado. His fielding is incredible and holding a. 281 BA.

Escobar had fallen behind 0-2 against Rays reliever Brandon Gomes (1-4) in the sixth inning before battling back to a full count. But Motte then closed down the Cardinals to earn his fifth save. The game was in a rain delay for an hour before play resumed.

The Cardinals might have gotten out of the inning after Maness was replaced by Kevin Siegrist. He is 3-‘1 with a 1.48 ERA in eight starts against the team. Take advantage of it while you can. He struck out Reynolds and got first baseman Xavier Scruggs to ground to third on a fielder’s choice and escaped unscathed.

The Cardinals cut it to 3-2 while chasing Arrieta in the seventh.

PIRATES 2, PADRES 1 Pedro Alvarez singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Pittsburgh a victory over visiting San Diego.

But until the offense sustains a few consistency, it will be up to the pitching staff to keep games close. Harris (3.44 ERA) had recently been recalled from Memphis Triple-A.

Jon Lester got a hit in the 67th at-bat of his career on Monday, ending the longest hitless streak to begin a Major League career. He has six homers in five games against the White Sox this season. In my opinion, they are now just taking such delays in hand and making the best of Mother Nature’s interference. Keuchel (11-3), who leads the league in victories and is second with a 2.14 ERA, is a strong candidate to start next Tuesday’s game in Cincinnati.


First game this afternoon will begin at 12:20 CST.

Kris Bryant