5/8 Morning Marquee: Cubs’ Wood rocked; Jeter hits first HR


May 7, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; New York Yankees shortstop

Derek Jeter

(2) hits a home run in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

The first of a two-game set at U.S. Cellular Field yielded no better results for the Chicago Cubs than the first two games at the Friendly Confines, as Ricky Renteria’s club dropped its fourth straight and fell a season-high 10 games below .500.

Left-hander Travis Wood was rocked by the White Sox offense and, for the third time this season, Renteria was ejected after arguing with the umpires – this time over what he saw as an inconsistent strike zone.

In other Cubs-related news, left-hander Chris Rusin tossed a no-hitter for Triple-A Iowa, with the game ending on a diving catch by center fielder Matt Szczur. It was the first Pacific Coast League no-hitter in five years, and Rusin’s first since his childhood days.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter finally tallied his first long ball of the season, a promising sign for New York fans concerned about the Captain’s slow start. Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado tied the franchise record, extending his hitting streak to 27 games on Wednesday, and Adam Wainwright and Mark Buehrle became the first members of baseball’s six-win club this season.

Here’s the latest from around the world of Major League Baseball:

“Yanks start fast, cruise past Halos” – MLB.com

“White Sox crush Wood, roll to 8-3 win” – Cubbies Crib

“Arenado matches team-best streak” – ESPN

“Rusin tosses no-no against New Orleans” – Cubbies Crib

“Rangers at .500, but still a bad team” – CBS Sports

“Wainwright burns Braves, joins six-win club” – MLB.com