roundup: Cards slip out of playoff position
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[September 09, 2016]
The Sports Xchange
ST. LOUIS -- Entering Thursday night's
game with a chance to pull even for the National League's top
wild-card spot, the St. Louis Cardinals instead fell out of a tie
for the second slot.
The Milwaukee Brewers pounded out 17 hits and routed St. Louis 12-5
for their seventh win in eight games.
Hernan Perez led the onslaught with his second four-hit game in
three days, driving in three runs. Orlando Arcia went 3-for-5 and
scored three runs, while Martin Maldonado went 2-for-4, cracking a
two-run homer that started a six-run sixth inning which put the game
Every Milwaukee starter delivered a hit except Ryan Braun, and he
contributed to the offense with an RBI and a run. Even pitcher
Junior Guerra joined in on the fun with a pair of hits, including a
Yankees 5, Rays 4
NEW YORK -- Rookie Tyler Austin homered with two outs in the bottom
of the ninth inning, lifting New York over Tampa Bay.
Austin quickly ended it by pulling a full-count fastball into the
right-center field seats. Austin's third home run and first career
walk-off hit helped the Yankees win their fifth straight game and
improved them to 11-4 in their last 15 contests.
Kevin Kiermaier had his first career multi-homer game and Steven
Souza Jr. recorded his third for Tampa Bay. Brian McCann hit two
solo home runs for the Yankees for his 14th career game with two
Phillies 4, Nationals 1
WASHINGTON -- Alec Asher pitched six shutout innings for his first
major league victory and Peter Bourjos and Ryan Howard hit homers in
the third inning as Philadelphia beat Washington.
The Nationals, who had won three in a row, lead the idle New York
Mets by eight games in the National League East. The fourth-place
Phillies beat Washington for the first time in 10 tries.
Asher, in his first big league start of the year and eighth overall,
allowed two hits and one walk with no strikeouts before being lifted
for a pinch hitter in the seventh. Asher was aided by a number of
line drive outs hit by the Nationals to Philadelphia outfielders.
Pirates 4, Reds 1
PITTSBURGH -- Ivan Nova stayed unbeaten with Pittsburgh by limiting
Cincinnati to six hits in a complete game and manager Clint Hurdle
got his 500th win.
Nova was dominating at the start, giving up only one hit over the
first five innings, as he improved to 5-0 with the Pirates since
being dealt by the New York Yankees. The complete game was his
second in his last four starts with the Pirates, as he beat the
Houston Astros 7-1 on Aug. 24, and the fifth of his career.
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The Reds' only run in their ninth loss in 11 games came on Zack
Cozart's RBI single in the sixth, which stopped Cozart's 0-for-14
streak. Nova threw 94 pitches, not walking any while striking out
Indians 10, Astros 7
CLEVELAND -- Carlos Santana homered and Francisco Lindor had two
hits and three RBI as Cleveland beat Houston.
Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer pitched a shaky five innings to get
the win. Cody Allen pitched the ninth to pick up his 26th save as
the Indians earned a split of the four-game series.
Astros starter David Paulino, in his major league debut, took the
Padres 14, Rockies 1
SAN DIEGO -- Clayton Richard pitched seven scoreless innings and
rookie Ryan Schimpf drove in four runs with a double and a homer as
San Diego defeated Colorado.
Richard (2-3) allowed six hits and two walks with eight strikeouts
in his seventh appearance (fifth start) since signing with San Diego
on Aug. 6. He lowered his ERA as a Padre to 1.15 for 31 1/3 innings.
Schimpf, Travis Jankowski, Yangervis Solarte and Alex Dickerson all
had two hits for the Padres. Jankowski, Derek Norris and Luis
Sardinas each drove in two runs. Dickerson scored four runs, and
Mariners 6, Rangers 3
SEATTLE -- Home runs by Dae-Ho Lee and Kyle Seager led another big
offensive night from Seattle, which took three out of four from
Lee hit his 14th home run of the season with a solo shot in the
second inning, then Seager delivered a two-run shot to open up a
three-run lead in the seventh.
The Mariners finished the four-game series with 45 hits and 35 runs,
one shy of the Safeco Field record for runs by a single team in a
series. Detroit scored 36 runs in a 2000 series at Seattle.
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