Rizzo helps Cubs beat Brewers 5-2
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer with two out in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 on Thursday night.
The Cubs won for the third time in four games since they were swept in a weekend series against lowly Philadelphia. Rizzo finished with three hits and Dexter Fowler went 2 for 4.
Jimmy Nelson pitched seven innings of two-hit ball for Milwaukee, but Chicago rallied in the eighth. Addison Russell and Fowler singled against Jeremy Jeffress before Will Smith (4-2) came in.
Smith retired his first two batters, but Rizzo connected for his 18th homer to give the Cubs a 3-2 lead.
Rizzo helps Cubs beat Brewers 5-2
Carpenter homers twice, Cardinals win on Garcia's walk
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Carpenter hit a pair of home runs and Greg Garcia's bases-loaded walk capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Thursday night.
Carpenter went 4 for 5 with four RBIs after moving back to the leadoff spot. It was his first career multihomer game and he has a career-high 12 home runs this season.
Jhonny Peralta's two-run single off Rockies closer John Axford tied the game at 8-all and Garcia's walk scored Kolten Wong as the Cardinals recorded their seventh walk-off win of the season.
Axford (3-5) took his third loss in his last four outings.
Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez gave up five runs on 10 hits in five innings. Carlos Villanueva (4-3) earned the win.
Red Sox rock Sale, win 8-2 to snap White Sox streak
BOSTON (AP) - Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz each had three hits, and the Boston Red Sox beat Chris Sale and the White Sox 8-2 on Thursday night, snapping Chicago's seven-game winning streak.
Knuckleballer Steven Wright (4-4) pitched seven effective innings in Boston's third win in 15 games. Brock Holt had a two-run single in a four-run sixth.
Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer in the first for the White Sox, who head home for a weekend series against the Yankees after a 7-1 road trip moved them into contention for an AL wild-card spot.
Holliday goes back on 15-day DL with right quadriceps strain
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday is back on the disabled list.
The St. Louis Cardinals placed the All-Star outfielder on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a recurrence of his right quadriceps injury.
Holliday was hurt running to first base in the first inning on Wednesday. He missed 31 games from June 9 to July 16, and the Cardinals were 18-13 in his absence.
Infielder Greg Garcia was recalled from Triple-A Memphis, and first baseman Dan Johnson was designed for assignment to make room on the roster for newly-acquired outfielder/first baseman Brandon Moss.
Garcia is making his second appearance with the Cardinals this season. He appeared in 12 games from June 19 to July 3, batting .417 (5 for 12) with a tying pinch homer on June 26 against the Cubs.
The 25-year-old Garcia was batting .299 with a .404 on-base percentage and 33 RBIs in 81 minor league games.
Indians trade outfielder Moss to Cardinals
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Indians have traded outfielder Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, Cleveland will receive minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky.
The Cardinals haven't scored in 22 consecutive innings and Matt Holliday re-injured his right quadriceps Wednesday. It's the same injury that caused the seven-time All-Star to miss 31 games. The Cardinals lead the NL Central by 4 1/2 games over Pittsburgh.
Cleveland signed Moss as a free agent during the offseason. He had 15 homers and 50 RBIs in 94 games but the Indians have fallen back in the AL wild-card race. Moss played four seasons in the NL with Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Kaminsky was selected with the No. 28 overall pick two years ago and was considered one of the top prospects in the Cardinals system.