Wrigley celebrates 100 years, Cubs fall to Diamondbacks
CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday in dramatic fashion Wednesday, allowing the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning and a 7-5 victory.
After an error by shortstop Starlin Castro, Martin Prado hit a two-run single off Pedro Strop (0-2), Miguel Montero had a tying single against James Russell and Aaron Hill followed with a two-run triple off Justin Grimm.
Trevor Cahill (1-3) pitched two scoreless innings for Arizona, which ended a four-game losing streak, and Addison Reed got his fourth save. The game drew 32,323 — about 9,000 under capacity.
Arizona said after the game that outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an unspecified extended period because of a stress fracture in his left foot.
Giants 12, Rockies 10
At Denver, Hector Sanchez hit two of San Francisco's six homers, including a grand slam in the 11th off Chad Bettis (0-1).
Michael Morse also hit two homers — a solo shot in the second and a three-run homer the following inning — as two Giants hit multiple homers in the same game for the first time since May 25, 2005. Brandon Hicks and Brandon Belt also went deep as the Giants rallied from a 5-1, second-inning deficit.
Jean Machi (4-0) got one out for the win.
Braves 3, Marlins 1
At Atlanta, pinch-hitter Evan Gattis broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double off A.J. Ramos as Atlanta took two of three from Miami and won for the ninth time in 12 games overall. The Marlins are 1-8 on the road.
Braves pitchers struck out 16, giving them 41 strikeouts and five walks — one intentional — in the three-game series. Miami pitchers struck out 37 and walked nine.
Mets 3, Cardinals 2
At New York, Lucas Duda hit a long home run and New York threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off St. Louis.
Jonathon Niese earned his first win of the season, and shortstop Ruben Tejada cut down Matt Carpenter for the second out of the ninth on a strong relay from center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
Brewers 5, Padres 2
At Milwaukee, Jean Segura hit a three-run homer, and Milwaukee broke out of an offensive slumber at home to support Kyle Lohse.
Segura homered for a 4-1 lead in the second. Khris Davis added a solo shot for the Brewers, who have won five of six and are a big league-best 16-6.
Reds 5, Pirates 2
At Pittsburgh, Alfredo Simon pitched into the seventh inning despite erratic control and Jay Bruce drove in a run for a fifth consecutive game to lead Cincinnati.
Simon (3-1) worked 62/3 innings and allowed two runs on four hits and five walks while striking out four. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his four starts this season as a replacement for the injured Mat Latos. Simon pitched exclusively in relief the previous two years.
Mariners 5, Astros 3
At Seattle, Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth and Seattle rallied to snap an eight-game losing streak.
Seager homered for his second straight at-bat after being mired in a slump for most of the season.
Seager hit a two-run homer in the seventh off Jarred Cosart, then added the winning shot on the first pitch from Josh Fields (0-1) in the ninth. The five RBIs were a career high.
Fernando Rodney (1-1) pitched the ninth for Seattle.
Rangers 3, Athletics 0
At Oakland, Calif., Martin Perez (4-0) pitched a three-hitter for his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26, helping Texas complete a three-game sweep.
Donnie Murphy homered and Michael Choice scored one run and drove in another for the Rangers, who moved a half-game ahead of Oakland in first place in the AL West with their first sweep of the A's since August 2011.
Sonny Gray (3-1) allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings. He had won six straight regular-season decisions dating to September.
Twins 6, Rays 4, 12 innings
At St. Petersburg, Fla., Chris Colabello drove in four runs, including two on a 12th-inning single that lifted Minnesota past Tampa Bay.
Colabello's game-winning hit came off Josh Lueke (0-1) after hits by Joe Mauer and Trevor Plouffe.
White Sox 6, Tigers 4
At Detroit, Marcus Semien's seventh-inning grand slam lifted Chicago over Detroit.
Jose Abreu hit another long home run for the White Sox, but it was Semien's first career slam that turned around the game. Detroit starter Drew Smyly allowed two runs in six innings, but Evan Reed (0-1) gave up two singles and a walk, and Ian Krol allowed the home run to Semien.
Indians 5, Royals 3
At Cleveland, Jason Kipnis drove in Nick Swisher with a two-out double in the seventh inning, sending Cleveland past Kansas City.
Kipnis ripped his double off Kelvin Herrera (0-1) into the gap in right-center, deep enough to easily score Swisher, who reached on a two-out single. The Indians tacked on an insurance run in the eighth on pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall's bloop RBI single.
Orioles 10, Blue Jays 8
At Toronto, Nelson Cruz hit two of Baltimore's season-high four home runs and Chris Davis and Matt Wieters also connected fpr the Orioles.
Cruz hit a solo homer off Dustin McGowan in the third and a grand slam off Todd Redmond (0-2) in the fifth, giving him six homers this season and 11 career multihomer games. The slam was his seventh.
Nationals 5, Angels 4
At Washington, Adam LaRoche's tiebreaking RBI single off the first pitch from Fernando Salas capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning that kept Washington from getting swept.
Los Angeles led 4-1 entering the ninth, and closer Ernesto Frieri (0-2) went in, seeking his third save.