Carlos Silva won again, striking out a career-high 11 during seven dominant innings and pitching the Chicago Cubs past the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
Silva (7-0) gave up just two hits and walked none. Matt Holliday was the only Cardinals batter to reach base against Silva with a single in the second and a double in the seventh.
Mike Fontenot, playing for injured Aramis Ramirez, hit two triples for the Cubs.
Twins 8, Rangers 3: Host Minnesota finally got a big hit with the bases loaded to key a six-run seventh inning in its victory over Texas. The Twins entered the game hitting just .167 with the bases loaded this season.
Rays 8, White Sox 5: Struggling slugger Carlos Pena drove in three runs, and Wade Davis gave up three runs while pitching into the seventh inning as host Tampa Bay beat Chicago.
Reds 12, Astros 2: Jay Bruce and Ramon Hernandez each hit two home runs to propel host Cincinnati to its fourth straight victory and fifth in their past six games.
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Not fine with fine
Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen expected a fine from Major League Baseball. The $7,000 amount, that came as a surprise.
Guillen, pitcher Mark Buehrle and umpire Joe West were fined Friday in the wake of a recent balk flap in Cleveland.
"I would have taken suspension more than the money," Guillen said before Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay. "It's going take me like another three years to pay it. I'm going to need a loan."
Meche on DL: The Royals placed right-hander Gil Meche on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder bursitis and recalled right-hander Victor Marte from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.
It's Meche's second trip to the DL with the same injury.
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From hero to hurt
Kendry Morales hit a game-ending grand slam in the 10th inning but suffered a broken leg in the pileup at the plate and got carted off the field after the Los Angeles Angels beat Seattle 5-1 on Saturday.
Morales connected with one out and circled the bases to a waiting celebration. But he got caught under the crush of happy teammates.
Morales fractured his lower left leg. He is scheduled to undergo surgery today. He was leading the club in batting average (.290), home runs (11), total bases (94) and RBIs (39).
"It'll change the way we celebrate," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before the extent of Morales' injury was known. "It sure was exciting, but you always wonder if it's an accident waiting to happen. This is definitely unfortunate. We've just got to wait and see what we're dealing with. We'll know more information as the night moves on.
"It's definitely not the mood we would expect in the clubhouse after a win, but when something like that happens, it's definitely disturbing. These guys all feel bad about what happened, but you've got to pick up the pieces and get ready to play tomorrow. It's a lesson for all of us."