Both Jake Arrieta and Anthony DeSclafani were expected to take the mound for the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds, but multiple rain delays eventually led to Saturday afternoon’s game being postponed with no make-up day announced.
Chicago was riding off yet another extra-innings win as Jonathan Herrera, David Ross, and Travis Wood were able to drive in four runs in the top of the 11th inning, setting up Hector Rondon to slam the door on the Reds. Both Arrieta and DeSclafani will take the mound this afternoon.
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The first place St. Louis Cardinals jumped three games ahead of the Cubs in the N.L. Central, but may end up losing ace pitcher Adam Wainwright for the remainder of the year. Wainwright exited Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers as his team would hold onto a 5-3 win on the road.
After taking game one of the Subway Series on Friday, CC Sabathia struggled Saturday against this surprise New York Mets team who has gotten off to a great start. Sabathia (0-4, 5.96 ERA) picked up his fourth straight loss in as many outings as the Mets tagged him for four earned runs on five hits but managed to strike out eight across 5 2/3 innings in the 8-2 loss.
Last years N.L. Home Run champion, Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins unleashed on the Washington Nationals yesterday, winning their fourth straight game after starting off the year 3-11. Stanton finished the game 3-for-3 at the plate, including a no-doubter that was crushed to deep left-center field in the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Marlins would dismantle Stephen Strasburg and the Nats, 8-0.
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