Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Garza delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the third inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 17, 2008. St. Louis won the game 9-8. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
Travis Snider socked a pinch-hit grand slam in the sixth inning Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Edwards logs first victory in two years ... Thompson takes Honda Classic victory ... Busch bros' mom hurt in golf cart crash ... Cubs' Garza to start season on DL ... Sports news from United Press International.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza will open the season on the disabled list, Manager Dale Sveum said Sunday.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza, the subject of intense trade speculation, won't pitch again until after the July 31 trade deadline, the team said Friday.
Skip Schumaker drove in three runs during a record-tying 12-run seventh inning for St. Louis Saturday in the Cardinals' 12-0 blitz of the Chicago Cubs.
Wade Miley held the Cubs to three hits over eight innings Sunday and the Arizona Diamondbacks posted a 5-1 win to complete a three-game sweep of Chicago.
Pedro Alvarez drove in four runs Sunday and the Pittsburgh Pirates dealt the reeling Chicago Cubs a 12th straight loss, 10-4.
Jason Castro and Chris Johnson each smacked three-run homers to back Bud Norris' strong outing Monday in Houston's 8-4 win over the Chicago Cubs.
Minor league outfielder Jason Pridie, who played with the New York Mets, has been suspended for 50 games for a second drug policy violation.
The Chicago Cubs said they signed starting pitcher Matt Garza to a 1-year contract Friday night, avoiding arbitration with the right-hander.