Thursday's National League Capsules
Games played on April 17, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep.
Ryu (3-1) struck out three and walked one on a season-high 112 pitches in seven innings, helping his club move into a tie with the Giants atop the NL West at 10-6. Kenley Jansen gave up a two-out RBI single to Adrianza before finishing for his fifth save.
Yasiel Puig returned to the Dodgers starting lineup and went 1 for 4 with a strikeout. He dropped a routine fly ball in right early on but recovered to throw out Brandon Belt at second. He then made a nice over-the-head catch on the next batter and a running grab in shallow center in the eighth with a runner on second.
Madison Bumgarner (2-1) allowed two runs, six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in 4 1-3 innings but threw 99 pitches.
PHILLIES 1, BRAVES 0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Revere hit an RBI single with two outs in the eighth, and A.J. Burnett tossed three-hit ball over seven innings to outpitch Alex Wood (2-2). Atlanta's Julio Teheran beat Cliff Lee 1-0 less than 24 hours earlier.
Antonio Bastardo (2-1) worked the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon finished off the four-hitter with a perfect ninth for his fourth save.
ROCKIES 4, PADRES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Franklin Morales (1-1) allowed four hits in six innings and Wilin Rosario hit a tiebreaking groundout in a three-run seventh.
Ian Kennedy (1-2) took a one-hit shutout into the seventh before Corey Dickerson reached on a one-out double, Troy Tulowitzki walked and Justin Morneau lined a ball to right field. Chris Denorfia broke in, then retreated as the ball went over him for an RBI double.
Rosario grounded out to shortstop as Tulowitzki scored for a 2-1 lead, and Nolan Arenado followed with a run-scoring single.
LaTroy Hawkins pitched the ninth to remain perfect in four save chances.
CARDINALS 8, NATIONALS 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Wainwright (3-1) pitched his fourth career two-hitter and seventh shutout. He chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors in beating Washington for the eighth straight time dating to Game 5 of the 2012 NL division series.
Wainwright allowed Ian Desmond's infield single in the second inning and Adam LaRoche's single to right in the ninth. He struck out eight and walked three.
Taylor Jordan (0-1) gave up seven runs — five earned — in 5 1-3 innings.
PIRATES 11, BREWERS 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh.
Harrison's two-run drive down the left field line was the second of his career as a pinch hitter. It stared Pittsburgh's nine-run outburst over the seventh and eighth innings that was capped by Alvarez's sixth of the year.
McCutchen, last year's NL MVP, hit a two-run homer in the first inning in his 57th at-bat.
Edinson Volquez (1-0) gave up two runs and eight hits in seven innings for his first win with the Pirates.
Milwaukee has lost three of four following a nine-game winning streak.
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