>>Cards Crush Rockies
(Denver, CO) -- Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer and a two-run double against his former team, as the Cardinals crushed the Rockies, 11-6. Carlos Beltran added a two-run homer and David
Freese hit a solo shot for the Redbirds, who have won five-of-seven. Kyle Lohse
[[ lowsh ]] improved to 11-and-2 despite allowing five runs in six frames. The
series continues at 7:40.
>>Burnett Tosses One-Hitter To Lead Bucs Over Cubs
(Chicago, IL) -- A.J. Burnett tossed a one-hitter to lead the Pirates to a 5-0 win over the
Cubs. Adrian Cardenas laced a pinch-hit single with two outs in the eighth
inning to break up the no-hit bid. Casey Coleman allowed four runs in
four-and-two-thirds innings to fall to 0-and-2. Travis Wood gets the nod
opposite Jeff Karstens in this afternoon's series finale.
>>White Sox Trim Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) -- A.J. Pierzynski's two-run homer in the top of the ninth lifted the White Sox to a 4-3 win over the Twins. Pierzynski also scored on a double by Alexei Ramirez in the seventh.
Former Twin Francisco Liriano struck out eight over six innings in his White Sox
debut. Matt Thornton earned the win. Addison Reed allowed a run in the ninth,
but held on for his 17th save. Jake Peavy will toe the rubber against Scott
Diamond this this afternoon's series finale.
>>Marlins Trade Mujica To St. Louis
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Cardinals have added some depth to their bullpen. The Cards acquired reliever
Edward Mujica [[ moo-HEE-kuh ]] from the Marlins in exchange for minor-league
third baseman Zack Cox. Mujica was 0-and-3 with a 4.38 ERA in 41 appearances
with the Marlins.
>>Dempster Dealt To Rangers For Two Prospects
(Chicago, IL) -- Ryan Dempster is heading to Arlington. The Chicago Cubs shipped the veteran
right-hander to the Texas Rangers right before the trade deadline in exchange
for pitcher Kyle Hendricks and infielder Christian Villanueva. Dempster was
5-and-5 with a 2.25 ERA for the Cubs this season. Hendricks has gone 5-and-8
with a 2.82 ERA for Single-A Myrtle Beach this year, while Villanueva hit .285
with 10 home runs, 19 doubles and 59 RBI in 100 games thus far.