The St. Louis Cardinals put up four runs in the second inning and went on to a 5-2 win over the Angels in the second of three games in Anaheim. Stephen Piscotty had two hits and an RBI, while Jaime Garcia improved to 3-2 after pitching seven innings with no earned runs and eight strikeouts. Trevor Rosenthal locked up his sixth save despite walking two in the ninth. The Cardinals improved to 18-16 with the win.
The Cardinals and Angels wrap up their three-game series tonight. Adam Wainwright takes the mound for St. Louis. He’s 2-3 with a 6.30 ERA this season. Los Angeles counters with Jered Weaver, who is 3-1 with a 4.72 ERA. First pitch is at 9:05pm. Hear the game tonight on 98.9 The Game.
The Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres played two Wednesday, with the Cubs dropping both. Brett Wallace capped a four-run seventh inning with a three-run homer that propelled the Padres to a 7-2 win over the Cubs in the first game. Carlos Villanueva earned the win, as the Padres’ bullpen pitched four scoreless frames. Pedro Strop gave up the three-run bomb in the seventh without recording an out to take the loss. Ben Zobrist and Addison Russell had two hits each for Chicago, which had won eight straight.
The Padres finished off the doubleheader sweep of the Cubs with a 1-0 win in the nightcap. Christian Bethancourt plated the game’s only run on a solo homer in the fifth. Drew Pomeranz fanned 10 over six innings of three-hit ball to improve to 4-3. Fernando Rodney nailed down his 10th save. John Lackey went eight innings, but served up the homer to fall to 4-2. The Cubs have lost two straight for the first time this season.