LEADING OFF: Fernandez vs Cueto, Wacha rolling for Cards

Aug 11, 2016, 00:23

Molina started and ended a five-run rally in the ninth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals stunned the Cincinnati Reds 5-4. After a walk of Votto, Adam Duvall broke his 18 at-bat hitless streak with at two-run single. Offensively, Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 114 hits, Aledmys Diaz has 57 RBI and Matt Holliday has 19 home runs.

Edwin Encarnacion added three RBIs and a solo home run for the Blue Jays (64-49) who had lost their two previous games. Cincinnati CF Billy Hamilton's 45th steal of the year on Monday night made him the first player in franchise history to do it in three straight years since Joe Morgan accomplished the feat from 1972 to 1977.

David Dahl, facing left-hander Jake Diekman, opened the Rockies ninth with a single, extending his hitting streak to 14 games to start his career.

"We've had a lot of beer showers at the end of a win with guys getting their first hit or their first save or their first win", manager Bryan Price said.

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Finnegan struck out five, but walked six in six innings. "That one was more important than a simple win".

MINNEAPOLIS - Tyler Duffey pitched six effective innings and Minnesota took advantage of two misplays by center fielder Carlos Gomez in a three-run fifth that sent the Twins past Houston.

"My main job is getting on base", Hamilton said. That's something I feel comfortable in. The Cardinals (59-53) moved within a half-game of Miami for the second wild card spot in the National League pending the result of the Marlins' extra-inning game against the San Francisco Giants.The Cardinals' ninth-inning comeback cost Cincinnati rookie starter Cody Reed his first big league win. "I'm going to come out next time and get you".

If Billy's maturation continues as it has during this season, the Reds' patience may well be rewarded with one of the absolute most dynamic talents the game has seen finally polishing his overall game.

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The Cardinals closed their locker room for about 10 minutes to discuss temporary parking arrangements in preparation for the Paul McCartney concert Saturday at Busch Stadium.

Reds: RHP Alfredo Simon (right trapezius) and RHP A.J. Morris (strained right shoulder) began rehab assignments at Triple-A Louisville on Sunday. "We still have two months left, so to be honest, a lot of things work themselves out in the last week of the season".

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha struggled to settle in as seven of the first 12 batters he faced reached base. At home, those numbers are even better, as Garcia is 7-1 with a 2.32 ERA. He drove in the lone run of that game with a single and allowed just three hits.

MARINERS 3, TIGERS 0 Hisashi Iwakuma threw seven shutout innings for his seventh victory in his last eight starts, Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager both had RBI singles off Michael Fulmer in the second inning and host Seattle won the opening game of a three-game series against Detroit.

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    I really like the way they play, I like to watch them on TV and it'll be very tough because they are a very offensive team and a quality team.