Tuesday's National League Capsules
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cliff Lee pitched eight scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts and hit his second career home run, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
Jimmy Rollins had an RBI single to help the Phillies win for the 11th time in 12 games and go 36 games over .500 (76-40) for the first time since 1977, when the team finished 101-61 and lost to the Dodgers in the NL championship series.
Philadelphia maintained its 8 1/2-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East.
Lee (12-7) allowed four singles and only two runners past first base, and Ryan Madson got three outs for his 21st save in 22 chances.
Ted Lilly (7-12) allowed two runs and six hits over eight innings with five strikeouts.
Braves 4, Marlins 3, 11 innings
MIAMI (AP) — Dan Uggla extended his hitting streak to 30 games and Martin Prado hit a go-ahead single in the 11th inning for Atlanta.
Prado also homered, tied a career high with four hits and drove in three runs.
Michael Bourn doubled to right field off Edward Mujica (8-4) with one out in the 11th. Prado then singled to shallow right and Mike Stanton’s throw went over catcher Brett Hayes’ head, allowing Bourn to score.
George Sherrill (3-1) pitched a scoreless ninth and Craig Kimbrel got his 36th save.
Uggla is tied with Andre Ethier for the majors’ longest hitting streak of the season.
Giants 6, Pirates 0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chris Stewart hit his first major league home run and Aubrey Huff had another solo shot for San Francisco.
Madison Bumgarner (7-11) struck out 10 and walked one in seven innings. The lefty was one strikeout short of his career high, which came against Cleveland on June 26.
Huff also had an RBI double to help chase James McDonald (7-6) after six innings. McDonald allowed three runs and four hits for the Pirates, who had snapped a 10-game losing streak a night earlier.
Santiago Casilla got out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to finish off Pittsburgh.
Brewers 5, Cardinals 3, 10 innings
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Casey McGehee’s double snapped a 10th-inning tie and Milwaukee its 12th in 13 games to drop St. Louis four games back in the NL Central.
The Brewers’ 3-4-5 hitters had been 0 for 12 before extra innings when Prince Fielder singled to put runners at the corners ahead of McGehee’s double off Octavio Dotel (0-1) over the head of right fielder Lance Berkman. Yuniesky Betancourt added a sacrifice fly and John Axford finished for his 30th straight save and 33rd in 35 chances overall.
David Freese had an RBI single and Gerald Laird had an RBI, but Albert Pujols was 0 for 5.
LaTroy Hawkins (1-0) earned the win for Milwaukee.
Rockies 3, Reds 2
CINCINNATI (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run homer and Esmil Rogers pitched just well enough for six innings to help Colorado hand Cincinnati its fifth loss in six games.
Dexter Fowler had two of Colorado’s five hits and drove in the go-ahead run for the Rockies, who have won three of their last four.
The Reds, who were 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position and left Dontrelle Willis still looking for his first win in six starts since being called up from Triple-A on July 10.
Willis (0-2) lowered his ERA from 3.41 to 3.16 and had a season-best 10 strikeouts.
Rogers (6-1) allowed eight hits and two runs with six strikeouts and two walks.
Mets 5, Padres 4
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Spence walked Ruben Tejada to force home the tiebreaking run and New York rallied late for the second consecutive game to end San Diego’s win streak at four.
Angel Pagan homered to start New York’s comeback and Jason Isringhausen earned his 299th career save. The Mets, who trailed by four runs in the eighth inning Monday and by two in the eighth on Tuesday, won both games to move back above .500 (58-57).
Pagan, the team’s new leadoff man because of an injury to Jose Reyes, homered for the second consecutive night when he connected off Chad Qualls (5-6) to start the eighth.
D.J. Carrasco (1-2) entered in the eighth and escaped a jam unscathed to earn the win.
Diamondbacks 11, Astros 9
PHOENIX (AP) — Justin Upton had three hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs to help Arizona rally from a six-run deficit.
Gerardo Parra had his fourth career four-hit game, Miguel Montero doubled and had three RBIs and Willie Bloomquist added a two-run single for the Diamondbacks.
Micah Owings (6-0) threw three innings of two-hit relief and allowed one run for the victory. He struck out four and added a single. J.J. Putz worked the ninth for his 27th save.
Brian Bogusevic and Jimmy Paredes hit their first career home runs for the Astros, who have lost four of five. Wilton Lopez (2-5) allowed Upton’s go-ahead two-run homer.
Nationals 3, Cubs 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Chien-Ming Wang allowed one hit over six scoreless innings and Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer to lead Washington.
In his third start after missing more than two years following shoulder surgery, Wang (1-2) won for the first time since June 28, 2009, against the Mets as a member of the Yankees.
Michael Morse added a long home run and Ryan Zimmerman extended his hitting streak to 17 games for the Nationals, who have won three of four.
Matt Garza (5-9) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He had nine strikeouts and two walks as the Cubs lost their second straight after a season-best seven-game win streak.