Monday's National League Capsules
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Gorzelanny allowed only three hits in eight sharp innings against a struggling San Francisco lineup, and Michael Morse and Jerry Hairston Jr. drove in runs for Washington, helping the Nationals beat the Giants 2-0 Monday on Military Appreciation Night.
Gorzelanny (1-2) hadn’t lasted eight innings in a game since Aug. 12, 2007, when he threw a shutout for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Giants.
Drew Storen pitched the ninth for his sixth save in six chances, closing out a game that took just 2 hours, 2 minutes — the fastest nine-inning game in the majors this season, according to STATS LLC.
Madison Bumgarner (0-5) retired Washington’s first 12 batters and didn’t allow an earned run but wound up with the loss because of two unearned runs in the seventh, his last inning. He allowed four hits.
The World Series champions were shut out for the third time in their last six games, including twice during this series, when Washington took three of four.
San Francisco has lost eight of its last 11, scoring 23 runs in that span.
Marlins 6, Cardinals 5
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Stanton hit a tying home run in the fifth inning and tripled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth to lift Florida.
Gaby Sanchez ended Kyle Lohse’s 22-inning scoreless inning streak with his first grand slam, also Florida’s major league-leading third of the year. Edward Mujica (3-1) allowed a walk in two scoreless innings and Leo Nunez finished for his 10th save in 10 tries after the Cardinals put two men on in the ninth.
The Marlins improved to 18-9 — the franchise’s best start — and are tied with the Phillies for the NL East lead.
Mitchell Boggs (0-2) allowed Stanton’s triple in the eighth to take the loss.
Braves 6, Brewers 2
ATLANTA (AP) — Alex Gonzalez hit a three-run double to give Atlanta the lead and the Braves finally solved Yovani Gallardo in beating Milwaukee.
David Ross homered in the third inning before the Braves chased Gallardo (2-2) in the sixth. Gonzalez cleared the bases with his double before scoring on a single by Nate McLouth.
Gallardo began the day 3-0 with a 0.96 ERA in five career starts against Atlanta, including a two-hit shutout in a 1-0 win April 5 at Milwaukee. The four runs he allowed in the sixth matched his total over 37 1-3 innings in his first five starts against the Braves.
Jair Jurrjens (3-0) gave up two runs and seven hits with no walks in 7 2-3 innings.
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