The Brewers believe the Cubs had an ulterior motive for canceling Saturday's game, but won't elaborate.
If the St. Louis Cardinals are to salvage the final game of what looked like a promising homestand just a few days ago, they will have to do what they have done for years: rely on Adam Wainwright. The veteran right-hander takes the mound Sunday for the series finale against the San Francisco Giants fresh off the best game of his season, one that the Cardinals hope he can duplicate so that they can stop a season-high, four-game losing streak. Wainwright (3-3, 5.31 ERA) blanked the Chicago Cubs on May 14 for seven innings, allowing just five hits and four walks while striking out three in a 5-0 victory.
The Texas Rangers put themselves in some impressive company with their 10-game winning streak - but if the season ended now, they wouldn't make the playoffs. The Rangers still face their share of challenges, especially since they're in the AL West, where Houston has baseball's best record and a 5 +-game lead. Texas won 10 in a row before Saturday's loss at Detroit, but all that run did was help erase a poor start to the season.