Cards Fall Short Against Reds
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Brandon Phillips, Zack Cozart and Jay Bruce had two RBIs apiece for the Cincinnati Reds, who erased an early four-run deficit against St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright in a 9-8 victory over the Cardinals Saturday. Stephen Piscotty had four RBIs for St. Louis, and his three-run homer made it 4-0 in the second.
(Cards and Reds in rubber game Sunday, pregame on 1070 KHMO at 12:20.)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt homered to back Sonny Gray's solid effort, and the Oakland Athletics ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals Saturday. Gray pitched through trouble, lasting six innings to earn his first victory against the Royals in four starts.
PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Guyer homered to end Tampa Bay's scoreless drought, and the Rays stopped Chicago's five-game winning streak Saturday night with a 7-2 victory over the White Sox. Guyer's home run off Chicago starter John Danks in the third halted Tampa Bay's streak of 21 scoreless innings.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jake Arrieta threw eight scoreless innings and the Chicago Cubs hit three home runs to beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Saturday. Arrieta, the reigning NL Cy Young winner, struck out eight and allowed five hits in his home debut. He has not allowed a run in his last 48 2/3 innings at Wrigley Field.