Tuesday's National League Capsules
Games played May 21, 2013
Originally published May 21, 2013 at 10:09 p.m., updated May 22, 2013 at 12:36 a.m.
MIAMI (AP) — Delmon Young homered and Ryan Howard added three hits and three RBIs to help carry the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Tyler Cloyd (1-0) allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings after being recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley earlier in the day.
Miami’s Jose Fernandez went five innings, allowing one run and five hits. He walked one and struck out two.
Philadelphia went ahead 2-1 in the sixth when Domonic Brown’s ground out scored Howard from third. Howard led off with a single and took third on Young’s double to deep center off Duane Below (0-1).
Howard’s single with the bases loaded scored two runs and highlighted a four-run seventh that gave the Phillies a 6-1 lead. Howard returned to the lineup after missing two games with a sore left knee. He received a cortisone shot Sunday.
REDS 4, METS 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Leake pitched three-hit ball for seven sharp innings and Cincinnati took advantage of Mets third baseman David Wright’s early error.
Devin Mesoraco homered as the Reds won for the ninth time in 11 games. They scored three times in the first inning after Wright let a bases-loaded, two-out grounder skip through his legs.
Leake (4-2) struck out four, walked two and became the latest pitcher to shut down the Mets at Citi Field. New York has lost 10 of 12 at home, rarely scoring many runs. Leake escaped his biggest jam by retiring slumping Ike Davis on a grounder with runners on second and third to end the fourth.
New York starter Jonathon Niese (3-5) wasn’t charged with an earned run.
PIRATES 5, CUBS 4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Travis Snider hit a pinch-hit grand slam during a five-run sixth and Pittsburgh spoiled Matt Garza’s strong return to the mound for the Cubs.
Garza allowed one hit over five shutout innings in his first outing in 10 months, but the Pirates pounced on a Chicago bullpen that is 10th in the National League in ERA by sending 11 men to the plate in the sixth.
Snider’s first career home run with the bases loaded was the first Pirates pinch-hit grand slam in five years.
Garza had been sidelined since July 21 because of a stress reaction in his right elbow and, later, a strained upper back..
Wandy Rodriguez (5-2) allowed three runs on six hits over six innings for the Pirates, who have won nine of 11. The Cubs scored once in the ninth, but Jason Grilli got Anthony Rizzo to strike out swinging with two on to end the game and earn his major league-leading 18th save.
BREWERS 5, DODGERS 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Gomez hit a go-ahead two-run double, Jonathan Lucroy had three hits and an RBI and five Milwaukee relievers combined for five scoreless innings to beat Los Angeles.
Mike Fiers (1-2), Michael Gonzalez, John Axford, Brandon Kintzler and Jim Henderson pitched Milwaukee to only its fourth victory in its last 19 games by allowing a total of just four singles. Henderson threw the ninth for his ninth save, striking out pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke with runners on first and second.
Zach Greinke (2-1), making his second start since returning from a broken left collarbone, gave up nine hits and five earned runs in four-plus innings against his former team en route to his first careere loss at Miller Park. The right-hander, traded by the Brewers to the Los Angeles Angels last July 27, had won his first 15 decisions in Milwaukee.
ROCKIES 5, DIAMONDBACKS 4, 10 INNINGS
DENVER (AP) — Wilin Rosario drove in Carlos Gonzalez with a one-out single in the 10th inning to lift Colorado after squandering a late four-run lead.
Gonzalez hit a double and reliever Matt Reynolds (0-2) intentionally walked Troy Tulowitzki to get to Rosario, who came through with a liner to right on the first pitch.
Rosario lifted his hands in the air after touching first base and was soon mobbed by teammates.
Tulowitzki hit a solo homer and had a double to raise his average to .406 at Coors Field this season.
The Rockies brought closer Rafael Betancourt to start the 10th, but he was in some discomfort after throwing a second straight pitch into the dirt. After a few warm-up tosses, Betancourt left with a tight groin and Wilton Lopez was brought in.
Lopez (1-1) threw a perfect inning to earn the win.
CARDINALS 10, PADRES 2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Daniel Descalso hit his first career grand slam and had a career-high five RBIs, and Adam Wainwright won for the first time at Petco Park as the Cardinals beat the Padres.
Descalso lined a 1-2 pitch from Anthony Bass into the Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Deck in right-center with one out in the eighth, his second homer of the season. Jon Jay was intentionally walked ahead of him.
Wainwright (6-3) held San Diego to one run and four hits in 7 1-3 innings, struck out six and walked one.
The 6-foot-7 right-hander had been 0-2 with a 2.57 ERA in his previous three appearances at the spacious downtown ballpark, including two starts.
San Diego’s Edinson Volquez (3-5) allowed five runs and eight hits in six innings, struck out five and walked one. He allowed four runs on six hits in the fifth.
GIANTS 4, NATIONALS 2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning after Gregor Blanco’s tying triple in the ninth, and the Giants rallied past the Nationals.
Sandoval flipped his bat and shifted into a slow trot as soon as he sent the ball off Yunesky Maya (0-1) over the right-center field wall for his eighth homer this season.
Blanco had three hits, including his RBI triple off closer Rafael Soriano with two outs in the ninth. The Giants’ comeback upstaged a superb outing by Stephen Strasburg, who outdueled Matt Cain in seven innings in a matchup of NL aces.
Jeremy Affelft (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.
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