Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Reds, Cubs Split Doubleheader

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY ; Reds, Cubs Split Doubleheader

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CINCINNATI - Taylor Teagarden singled home the tiebreaking run off Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the ninth inning Wednesday night, completing the Chicago Cubs' biggest comeback of the season for a 6-5 win and a doubleheader split with the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati won the opener 9-1 behind another strong showing by Mike Leake, who could be traded this month.

The Cubs overcame a five-run deficit to get the split, completed with Teagarden's pinch-hit single off Chapman (3-4). Hector Rondon (4-2) escaped a bases-loaded threat in the eighth, and Jason Motte finished it for his sixth save in as many chances.

Leake (8-5) went eight innings in the opener to beat the Cubs for the fifth straight time. Todd Frazier extended his post-derby surge with three more hits, including a two-run double in the first inning off Kyle Hendricks (4-5).

Royals 5, Pirates 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Edinson Volquez pitched effectively into the eighth inning against his old team and Mike Moustakas hit a three- run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Volquez (9-5), who won 13 games last season for the Pirates, picked up his first victory since June 26. He allowed one run on eight hits, while walking one and striking out eight.

Moustakas homered with two out in the eighth with Alex Rios and Jarrod Dyson aboard. Moustakas drove the 3-0 offering from right- hander Charlie Morton into the Royals' bullpen.

Dyson's bunt single scored Omar Infante with the first run of the inning.

Morton (6-4) allowed five runs on seven hits, two of them home runs, walked one, hit two batters and struck out four.

Dodgers 3, Braves 1

ATLANTA - Mike Bolsinger pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers scored three runs in the fifth inning to beat the Braves.

Alberto Callaspo, Jimmy Rollins and Joc Pederson each drove in a run for Los Angeles.

Nationals 4, Mets 3

WASHINGTON - Michael Taylor had a tying two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning, Danny Espinosa followed with an RBI double and the Washington Nationals rallied from three runs down to beat the New York Mets.

In danger of having their lead over the Mets in the NL East cut to one game, Taylor drove in the Nationals' first run in the fourth with a single off Noah Syndergaard to make it 3-1.

After a wild pitch from Bobby Parnell (1-1) put runners on second and third in the eighth, Taylor ripped a full-count fastball to left to tie it. Taylor then stole second base before Espinosa put Washington in position to take two of three from the Mets and open a three-game lead in the division.

Phillies 5, Rays 4

PHILADELPHIA - Pinch-hitter Odubel Herrera's RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a victory over the Rays.

The Phillies lost a franchise-record 62 games before the All- Star break, but are 5-1 since returning. …

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