Astros, Cubs pick up victories
Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The Astros scored seven runs in the third inning to defeat the Rangers 14-8 in Greater Niles Baseball League action at Thomas Stadium Tuesday.
In the other game, the Cubs edged the Nationals 5-4.
Astros 14, Rangers 8
A four-run first inning got the Astros off to a quick start. The Astros scored twice in the second and seven times in the third inning to account for their runs.
Garrick Bates and Harrison Devries both had a pair of hits for the Astros.
Terris Frick and Jordan Hess both had two hits for the Rangers.
Cubs 5, Nationals 4
Tyler Mehar had two hits for the Cubs, who scored a pair of runs in the fourth inning to rally for the victory.
Sean Danner and Jakob Weist each had a double for the Nationals, who led 4-3 after the first inning.
Four teams from each division began playoff action Wednesday night.