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Carpenter doesn't homer, Cubs top Cards

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) Matt Carpenter's homer streak is over. Jose Quintana was that good.

Quintana pitched seven effective innings, keeping Carpenter in the ballpark and helping the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Sunday.

"Everything kept getting sharper," manager Joe Maddon said. "We needed him to go more deeply in the game. And he did."


Greinke, D-backs stop Rockies' run at 7

PHOENIX (AP) The Colorado Rockies scored 17 runs in winning their first two games in Arizona over the weekend.

Then they ran in to Zack Greinke.


Syndergaard to DL with viral infection

NEW YORK (AP) In the latest bizarre medical development for the baffling New York Mets, ace pitcher Noah Syndergaard is headed back to the disabled list after contracting hand-foot-and-mouth disease.

The team figures it's likely Syndergaard caught the contagious virus when he made an appearance at a baseball camp for kids last Thursday during the All-Star break. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said that probably explains why Syndergaard weakened and his velocity decreased during Friday night's victory at Yankee Stadium.


Nats' Scherzer beats Braves for 13th win

WASHINGTON (AP) Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals closed out a rainy weekend at home on a high note.

Harper homered, Max Scherzer struck out seven in six innings and the Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-2 on Sunday in a game hampered by a pair of long weather delays.


Dickerson homers again, Bucs' run hits 9

CINCINNATI (AP) Corey Dickerson and the Pittsburgh Pirates are so hot even Ivan Nova is contributing at the plate.

Dickerson homered for the fourth time in three days, and the Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-2 on Sunday for their ninth straight victory.


Kemp hits 2 homers, Dodgers rip Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers are a hit at the plate with new shortstop Manny Machado.

Matt Kemp could be the biggest beneficiary in what was already a potent lineup.


Familia gets win as A's top Giants in 10

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jeurys Familia had a difficult time leaving New York, having spent his entire major league career with the Mets.

A win in his Oakland debut made the transition a little easier.


Trout homers in Angels' rout of Astros

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout may have finally broken out of his slump.

The two-time American League MVP drove in a teammate for the first time in more than a month, homering to cap a seven-run burst in seventh inning for the Angels in a 14-5 rout of the Houston Astros on Sunday.


Healy's 2 HRs, 6 RBIs lead M's by ChiSox

SEATTLE (AP) Knowing Robinson Cano will be back soon, Ryon Healy wants to show he deserves to keep Seattle's first base job.

Healy hit a pair of three-run homers for a career-best six RBIs, lifting the Mariners over the Chicago White Sox 8-2 Sunday.

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