National League Game Capsules
(Friday, August 1)
Final Score: Philadelphia 2, Washington 1
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Marlon Byrd's solo home run led the Philadelphia Phillies in a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals in the second of a four-game set. Cody Asche had two hits and an RBI, while Roberto Hernandez (6-8) tossed eight innings of one-run, five-hit ball for the Phillies, who have won three of their last four. Ian Desmond drove in the lone run of the game for the Nationals, who have dropped four of five. Doug Fister (10-3) allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings to lose for the first time in seven starts.
Final Score: San Francisco 5, New York 1
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Vogelsong pitched his second career complete game, Hunter Pence knocked in three runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 5-1 on Friday in the opener of a four-game series. Vogelsong (6-8) went the distance for the first time since 2011, limiting the Mets to one run on two hits and a walk with five strikeouts to snap a five- game losing streak. It was his first nine-inning complete game, however, as the right-hander blanked the Chicago Cubs in a rain-shortened, six-inning affair on May 14, 2011. Brandon Crawford went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Matt Duffy added an RBI in his major-league debut for the Giants, who have won two straight after a six-game skid. Jon Niese (5-7) was charged with five runs -- three earned -- on nine hits with four strikeouts over eight-plus innings in the setback.
Final Score: Cincinnati 5, Miami 2
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Mat Latos pitched seven strong innings, Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run double and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night. Ludwick's hit came in a three-run sixth inning that knocked Jarred Cosart out of the game in his Marlins debut. The Reds also won the opener of the four-game series with a three-run inning on Thursday night -- scoring three runs in the eighth after a call was reversed in their favor. On Friday, Major League Baseball said the replay official who overturned the call at home plate that scored the first run and kept the inning alive for the Reds made the right decision. So Cincinnati has won two in a row overall after snapping a nine-game road skid in the opener -- the first time it has posted consecutive wins since a five-game run from July 6-9. Giancarlo Stanton homered for the third straight game for the Marlins but they lost their third in a row on the heels of a six-game winning streak. Latos (3-3) picked up his first win in four starts after allowing just one run on five hits and four walks in seven innings. He struck out five. Hard- throwing closer Aroldis Chapman was back on the mound for the Reds after apparently tweaking a lingering hamstring injury on Thursday. He worked around a single, getting an inning-ending double play Cosart (0-1) pitched 5 1/3 innings a day after he was acquired in a six-player deal with Houston ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline. He gave up four runs on four hits and two walks but also got his first major-league hit.
Final Score: Detroit 4, Colorado 2
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Verlander pitched eight strong innings and Rajai Davis finished with two RBI and two runs scored as the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the Colorado Rockies, 4-2. Verlander (10-9), who is now 25-2 for his career against National League opponents, allowed two runs and struck out five, while not allowing a walk. Ian Kinsler hit an RBI double during a three-run fifth inning and Victor Martinez had an RBI single for the Tigers, who won for just the second time in their last seven games. Franklin Morales (5-6) gave up three runs and walked four in six innings of work, leaving the Rockies at 2-16 in their last 18 road games.
Final Score: Milwaukee 7, St. Louis 4
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Aramis Ramirez homered and drove in two runs and the Milwaukee Brewers torched St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright for seven runs in a 7-4 win to open a three-game series Friday night. Ramirez had three hits and Jonathan Lucroy added two, including a three-run double as the Brewers won their second in a row. Wainwright (13-6) had only given up more than two runs once in his past nine starts but was dusted for nine hits in 5 1/3 innings Friday. He walked three and struck out five. Wily Peralta (13-6) went 6 2/3 innings for Milwaukee, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks to earn his fourth straight win.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 9, Arizona 4
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordy Mercer's RBI double sparked a five-run ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates took a 9-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second contest of a four-game set on Friday. Josh Harrison doubled, tripled and scored twice, while Pedro Alvarez and Travis Snider each drove in two runs for the Pirates, who snapped a two-game skid. Tony Watson (8-1) tossed a scoreless eighth to earn the win. Starter Edison Volquez gave up four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings. Ender Inciarte hit a three-run home and David Peralta and Mark Trumbo each had two hits for Arizona, which entered the game with wins in three of its last four. Bo Schultz (0-1) was tagged with the loss after allowing five runs on six hits in the ninth. Vidal Nuno surrendered just one run and three hits with five strikeouts in six frames. Arizona's bullpen, which entered the game limiting opponents to just five runs in 24 2/3 innings, gave up eight runs on 10 hits and three walks in the loss.
Final Score: San Diego 10, Atlanta 1
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tommy Medica went 5-for-5 with a pair of two-run home runs and four runs scored as the San Diego Padres thumped the Atlanta Braves, 10-1, to open a three-game set. Everth Cabrera went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI while Chris Nelson added three hits and a run scored for the Padres, who have won three of four. Eric Stults (4-13) pitched 6 1/3 innings and gave up just one unearned run on two hits and four walks while striking out three. Chris Johnson drove in the lone run of the game for the Braves, who have dropped their past four games. Mike Minor (4-7) allowed five runs on nine hits in five innings of work to take the loss.
Final Score: Chicago 8, Los Angeles 2
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Hendricks returned home to help the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday in the opener of a three-game set. Hendricks (2-1), who was born in Newport Beach, California and attended nearby Capistrano Valley High School, allowed two runs -- one earned -- on four hits over seven innings in front of family and friends at Chavez Ravine. Luis Valbuena homered and knocked in a pair of runs for the Cubs, who have won four of their last five. Starlin Castro went 3- for-5 with three runs scored. Los Angeles starter Dan Haren (8-9) continued to struggle, surrrendering seven runs -- six earned -- on eight hits and two walks over 4 1/3 innings. The right-hander has lost a career-worst five straight starts. The Dodgers had their six-game overall winning streak snapped and their five-game home winning streak halted in the setback.
08/02 02:46:03 ET