Sunday's National League Capsules
Games played April 27, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman's single to the center-field wall scored Jason Heyward from second base with two outs in the 10th inning on Sunday, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto and Atlanta's Julio Teheran each allowed only three hits in eight scoreless innings. Cueto struck out 11.
With two outs in the 10th, Heyward singled off J.J. Hoover (1-3) and B.J. Upton followed with a grounder off the pitcher's glove for an infield hit.
Left-hander Manny Parra was summoned, and Freeman hit a drive that bounced on the warning track beyond center fielder Billy Hamilton's reach.
Ian Thomas (1-0) got one out for the win.
Reds manager Bryan Price and pitcher Homer Bailey — who was on the bench — were ejected in the first inning after a replay ruling went against them.
CUBS 4, BREWERS 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jason Hammel pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Starlin Castro homered twice and the Chicago Cubs blanked the Milwaukee Brewers.
Hammel (4-1) struck out a season-high seven. Wily Peralta (3-1) had won three straight decisions.
Brewers stars Ryan Braun and Jean Segura both missed the game with injuries.
Braun out sat with a slight chest muscle strain and might be out three to five days. Segura had a partially closed right eye and bruised right cheek after being accidentally hit by Braun's practice swing Saturday. Segura said he hoped to return during a seven-game road trip to St. Louis and Cincinnati.
PHILLIES 2, DIAMONDBACKS 0
PHOENIX (AP) — A.J. Burnett pitched eight sharp innings for his first win of the season and the Philadelphia Phillies ended a 10-game road trip with a victory over Arizona.
Burnett (1-1) gave up five hits, struck out eight and walked none in his sixth start. Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his eighth save and second in as many games.
Chase Utley hit an RBI single in the first, then doubled and scored in the sixth while raising his batting average to .360. The Phillies took two of three from Arizona and went 6-4 on their trip.
Brandon McCarthy (0-5) struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings.
METS 4, MARLINS 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Dillon Gee pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, Chris Young hit a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat Miami.
Gee (2-1) struck out six, walked four and threw 110 pitches — his high since May 30, 2012, against Philadelphia. That was six weeks before season-ending surgery to repair a damaged artery in his right shoulder.
Carlos Torres pitched a perfect ninth to finish the three-hitter.
Tom Koehler (2-2), who was born in Bronx and grew up in New Rochelle, allowed four runs in five innings.
CARDINALS 7, PIRATES 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright became the majors' first five-game winner and Jhonny Peralta ended the St. Louis Cardinals' 366 at-bat homerless drought with a pair of long balls in a victory over Pittsburgh.
Peralta drove in four runs. The Cardinals totaled five runs in their previous four games.
Wainwright (5-1) allowed three hits in eight innings and hasn't allowed a run in 25 consecutive innings.
Edinson Volquez (1-2) gave up six runs in 5 2-3 innings as Pittsburgh lost for the fifth time in six games. His day unraveled after the Pirates' appeal of a potential double-play ball was denied.
ROCKIES 6, DODGERS 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Rutledge hit a three-run homer and Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven strong innings, leading the Colorado Rockies over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Rockies won their fourth straight series after beating San Diego, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
De La Rosa (2-3) allowed a run and four hits. The left-hander has beaten the Dodgers in three straight starts after going 0-8 with a 7.32 ERA in his 10 previous career starts against them.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-2) gave up six runs and nine hits in five-plus innings. He is 0-2 with a 9.69 ERA in his three starts at Dodger Stadium, but 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in four road starts.
PADRES 4, NATIONALS 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cameron Maybin celebrated his return to the lineup with a pair of hits, Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings and the San Diego Padres beat Washington.
Maybin had been out since rupturing his left biceps in spring training. The center fielder doubled down the third-base line in his first at-bat, then singled and scored during a two-run sixth.
Kennedy (2-3) gave up three hits, struck out nine and walked none. He retired 16 straight batters at one stretch. Huston Street closed for his ninth save in nine chances.
Ross Detwiler (0-1) lost in relief.
GIANTS 4, INDIANS 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Hicks hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants completed a three-game sweep over Cleveland.
Buster Posey led off with a single against Cory Allen (2-1) and pinch-runner Gregor Blanco went to second on Juan Perez's sacrifice bunt. Pablo Sandoval struck out and Brandon Crawford drew an intentional walk, setting up Hicks' home run.
Sergio Romo (2-0) pitched a scoreless inning to get the victory.
Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong threw seven shutout innings, giving up two hits.
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