Cubs Hold Off Mariners For 7-6 Win
Alfonso Soriano and Darwin Barney each doubled twice and the Chicago Cubs built a six-run lead before holding off the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Sunday. Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs and the Cubs tied a season high by hitting six doubles. Chicago led 7-1 after four innings. The Cubs' bullpen, which has blown 16 save chances this season, gave up three runs in the eighth.
Kevin Gregg pitched a hitless ninth for his 13th save.
Edwin Jackson (4-10) pitched into the seventh inning, allowing three runs and seven hits and striking out six. Jason Bay homered for the Mariners and Brad Miller doubled twice for his first major league hits.
Jeremy Bonderman (1-2) was chased after giving up six runs — four earned — and six hits in 3 1-3 innings.
Orioles Send INF Kelly To Mariners For OF Thames
The Baltimore Orioles have traded infielder Ty Kelly to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Eric Thames in a minor league deal. The 26-year-old Thames hit .295 with seven home runs and 33 RBIs at Triple-A Tacoma. He is on the disabled list with a cut on his left wrist.
Thames was designated for assignment on June 22 when the Mariners activated outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from the 60-day disabled list. The 24-year-old Kelly hit .283 with 47 RBIs in 72 games for Double-A Bowie. He will report to Tacoma.