Atlanta’s Julio Teheran set a personal high with 12 strikeouts while allowing one run in seven innings.
“That stretch started after Arrieta allowed four runs in a loss to the Indians “ the last time he allowed more than three runs in a start before Wednesday.
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha reacts in the dugout after allowing six runs during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in St. Louis. The Tigers made two errors in the fourth before Herrera’s two-out homer, so three runs were unearned. The biggest blow was this two-run triple [VIDEO] by Matt Szczur, the first triple of his big-league career. “We came so close”.
Trevor Rosenthal (2-1) pitched a scoreless ninth.
The 491-foot distance also would make it the longest homer in the stadium’s history, topping a 490-foot rocket by Josh Hamilton in 2010.
The Cubs’ defense, which was a question mark last season, is rounding into form nicely.
The latest defeat – a game the Cubs shouldn’t have lost – has them enduring their first three-game losing streak and might give Maddon more reason to be concerned. However, Chicago still leads Pittsburgh by five games in the NL Central and St. Louis by six.
Should Grichuk continue to use the whole field as he did in this series, his. In 7 1/3 innings, Hammel gave up only four hits and a run, walking three and fanning four.
Three batters into the game, Chicago owned a lead it would never relinquish on Kris Bryant’s RBI single. They do still have the best record in the game and a huge division lead. Matz then retired pinch hitter Bryce Harper on a grounder to end the eighth. Jeurys Familia pitched the ninth for his 16th straight save this year and 32nd in a row dating to last year.
RAYS 4, MARLINS 3 Jake Odorizzi allowed two hits in five shutout innings, Hank Conger hit a two-run single and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the Miami Marlins. With two outs, David Ross hammered a two-run double off the glove of Grichuk.
What’s on deck: The Cardinals travel to Washington to take on the Nationals for a four-game series. Hammel essentially muzzled St. Louis several weeks ago, twirling six innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 Chicago triumph. It was the first career leadoff homer for Nunez. For the fourth time they scored more than seven runs and lost.
In San Francisco, Brandon Crawford singled in Matt Duffy with two outs in the 10th inning, and the surging Giants got their 13th win in 14 games.
“We just can’t keep putting up six-run innings and expect to stay in the game”, Matheny said.
“I think we still made a statement”, Wong said. Miguel Montero’s RBI single to left-center tied it and Addison Russell’s fielder’s choice bouncer with the bases loaded gave them a 2-1 advantage.
Yankees 6, Blue Jays 0 – At New York: For the first time since the second week of the season, New York is back at.500. He now has a 3.31 ERA for the Cubs this season, and his WHIP is down to an impressive 0.98 on the campaign.
Colorado at Boston, 6:10 p.m.
ROYALS 7, TWINS 4 Salvador Perez hit a two-run home run, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and two RBI, and the Kansas City Royals picked up where their bats left off the night before while beating the tumbling Minnesota Twins.
“Honestly, I wasn’t that good tonight”, he said.