Sunday's National League Capsules
Monday, May 2, 2011
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Moseley pitched seven shutout innings for his first victory of 2011, Brad Hawpe doubled his RBI total for the season with a two-run single, and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 on Sunday.
Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 27 games when he led off the Dodgers’ seventh with a single. It is the second-longest streak by a Dodger since the club relocated to Los Angeles in 1958, and is five shy of Willie Davis’ franchise-record 31-game run in 1969.
Moseley (1-3) gave up three hits and walked three. He struck out six and allowed just two runners as far as second base. The right-hander was winless in five April starts despite a 1.99 ERA, with his teammates getting shut out in each of his first three outings and totaling just four runs for him altogether.
Jon Garland (1-2) gave up three runs in five innings. He struck out eight and walked four.
Mets 2, Phillies 1, 14 innings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ronny Paulino had a career-high five hits in his first start for the Mets, including a go-ahead double in the 14th inning, lifting New York past Philadelphia after news of Osama bin Laden’s death had fans at Citizens Bank Park chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!”
Taylor Buchholz (1-0), one of six Mets pitchers used, pitched two scoreless innings in relief to help New York snap a three-game losing streak and salvage a game in the series.
Kyle Kendrick (1-2), one of six Philadelphia pitchers, pitched three innings and allowing four hits.
The game took 4 hours, 44 minutes.
The “U-S-A!” chants started in the top of the ninth inning of the game and picked up in intensity throughout the inning. People could be spotted all over the ballpark checking their phones as news was breaking that the United States had killed the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks.
Marlins 9, Reds 5
CINCINNATI (AP) — Hanley Ramirez hit his first home run of the season and Florida went deep a season-high five times to beat Cincinnati.
John Buck homered to snap a seventh-inning tie. Greg Dobbs, Mike Stanton and Emilio Bonifacio also connected for the Marlins, who have won eight of 11.
Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips homered for the Reds.
Buck followed Dobbs’ leadoff single with his third home run of the season and second of the series, giving the Marlins the lead in a game in which all of Florida’s runs came on homers. Buck finished with three hits.
Reds starter Bronson Arroyo (3-3) allowed a season-high three home runs in seven innings while falling to 1-3 in his last four starts. He is 0-3 in 10 career appearances against the Marlins.
Ricky Nolasco (3-0) allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings to help the Marlins take two of three in the series. Leo Nunez got two outs for his ninth save in nine tries.
Braves 6, Cardinals 5
ATLANTA (AP) — Brooks Conrad recaptured his pinch-hit magic of 2010, driving in the winning run in the ninth inning to give Atlanta a victory over St. Louis.
Conrad, who had three homers — including two grand slams — and drove in 12 runs as a pinch-hitter last season, hit a bloop single off Ryan Franklin to drive in Alex Gonzalez from second base.
Gonzalez, who had a two-run homer in the fifth, opened the ninth with a pop fly off Franklin (0-3) that bounced off shortstop Ryan Theriot’s glove for an error. Gonzalez moved to second on Joe Mather’s sacrifice before Franklin walked Nate McLouth.
Jonny Venters (1-0) pitched a perfect ninth for the Braves, who rallied from a 4-0 deficit. Derek Lowe gave up six hits and four runs in five innings three days after his DUI arrest.
Nationals 5, Giants 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann allowed two runs over six innings to end his three-game losing streak and Ivan Rodriguez hit a two-run single in the eighth to seal Washington’s win against San Francisco.
Alex Cora had a double, a single and an RBI for the Nationals, his first multihit game of the season. Jayson Werth was 3 for 4.
Zimmermann (2-4) gave up six hits, walked two and struck out four for his first win since April 8. The Nationals have won three of their last four.
Drew Storen pitched the ninth for his fifth save in five chances.
Matt Cain (2-2) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He walked three and threw a costly wild pitch with the bases loaded.
It was the seventh time in the past 10 games that the Giants have scored two runs or fewer.
Astros 5, Brewers 0
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Lee hit a three-run homer before being taken to the hospital to have X-rays on his injured ribcage, and Bud Norris combined with three relievers on a three-hitter in Houston’s win over Milwaukee.
Jeff Fulchino, Fernando Abad and Mark Melancon combined for 1 1-3 hitless innings in relief of Norris (2-1) to hand Milwaukee its first shutout of the season.
Lee’s home run, off Brewers starter Chris Narveson (1-2), came in the sixth and pushed Houston’s lead to 4-0. That was the last at-bat of the day for Lee, who was injured in the seventh inning when teammate Angel Sanchez slid knee first into his ribs while the pair were going for Mark Kotsay’s pop-fly double.
Lee was taken to the hospital for X-rays on the left side of his ribcage, but no further details on the injury were immediately available.
Norris struck out a season-high 11, allowed three hits and walked three in his longest outing of the season. He improved to 3-0 in five career starts against Milwaukee.
Pirates 8, Rockies 4
DENVER (AP) — Charlie Morton pitched into the sixth inning for his third win, Garrett Jones had three RBIs and Pittsburgh beat Colorado.
Xavier Paul, Andrew McCutchen, Lyle Overbay and Pedro Alvarez also had two hits each for the Pirates, who took two of three at Coors Field. Pittsburgh won its fourth road series, matching its total from the 2010 season.
Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez (0-2) struggled again. He threw three wild pitches, tying a club record, and his ERA rose to 7.20 through four starts.
Morton (3-1) allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings. Joe Beimel escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth.
Diamondbacks 4, Cubs 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Daniel Hudson pitched seven solid innings and Ryan Roberts homered as Arizona took advantage of some key mistakes by Chicago.
J.J. Putz got pinch-hitter Jeff Baker to ground into a game-ending double play with runners at the corners for his sixth save in six chances.
Hudson (2-4) won his second consecutive start. He gave up three runs and eight hits.
The Diamondbacks scored three times in the fourth on a balk, a sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch. Cubs starter Casey Coleman (1-2) allowed four runs and four hits in five innings.
Geovany Soto had a two-run double for the Cubs.
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