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National League Game Capsules(Monday, July 28)
Final Score: Atlanta 2, San Diego 0
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Braves right-hander Ervin Santana stifled the San Diego Padres and outdueled a former outfielder making his first major league start in Monday's 2-0 win at Turner Field. Santana (10-6) gave up only five hits -- all singles -- and matched a career high with 11 strikeouts over eight innings. He permitted just one runner to reach scoring position as he won a third straight outing. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth to earn his 32nd save of the season. Evan Gattis had three hits and knocked in both Atlanta runs. The Braves took three of four from San Diego to finish their longest homestand of the year at 6-5. Recalled from Triple-A El Paso to make a spot start for the injured Ian Kennedy, Jason Lane (0-1) tossed six scoreless frames before Gattis homered to lead off the seventh. The lefty allowed six hits overall, struck out two and issued no walks in six-plus innings. Lane, the oldest pitcher to make his first MLB start in Padres history at 37 years and 219 days old, played as an outfielder for Houston and San Diego from 2002-07.
Final Score: New York 7, Philadelphia 1
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Bartolo Colon pitched into the eighth inning and Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run home run as the New York Mets thumped the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-1, in the opener of a three-game series. Colon (10-8) gave up 10 hits and a run in 7 2/3 innings, striking out six while walking one to win his second straight start. Juan Lagares drove in two, while Lucas Duda scored twice for the Mets, who have won five of their last seven. Carlos Ruiz was the lone bright spot for the Phillies as he went 4-for-4 with an RBI as the team fell for the sixth time in their past nine games. A.J. Burnett (6-10) was banged up for all seven runs on eight hits in five innings of work.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 2, Milwaukee 1
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake Odorizzi tossed seven solid innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 2-1, in the opener of a three-game series. Odorizzi (7-8) gave up one run on three hits while striking out five for the Rays, who are 10-1 since July 12. The right- hander has won three straight starts and is 5-1 in his past six decisions. James Loney hit a two-run single in the sixth for Tampa Bay. Mark Reynolds hit a solo homer for the Brewers, who saw starter Kyle Lohse (11-5) give up two runs on four hits over six innings. Lohse, who had won back-to-back starts, struck out six and walked three.
Final Score: Miami 7, Washington 6
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Baker's RBI single capped a four-run ninth inning for the Miami Marlins, who rallied to beat the Washington Nationals, 7-6, in the opener of a three-game set. The Marlins trailed 6-0 through six innings and entered the ninth behind 6-3. Casey McGehee led off the ninth with a walk and Garrett Jones doubled to put runners on second and third. Marcell Ozuna hit a line drive to center to score McGehee, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a sacrifice fly to right to plate Jones. A wild pitch moved Ozuna to second with just one out. With the count full, Adeiny Hechavarria hit a liner to center for a game-tying triple. After Donovan Solano was hit by a pitch to put runners on the corners, Baker, who had entered the game in the eighth to pinch-hit, hit a line drive that sailed over the head of Bryce Harper and landed at the base of the wall in left to score the winning run. Rafael Soriano (2-1) gave up three hits and four runs in the ninth, but ultimately it was Jerry Blevins who threw the final pitch in the frame. Mike Dunn (8-5) struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the win for the Marlins, who won their fifth game in a row.
Final Score: Chicago 4, Colorado 1
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tsuyoshi Wada pitched seven innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies to begin a four-game series. Wada (1-1) notched his first career win after giving up just one run on five hits with a walk and six strikeouts for the Cubs, who had lost four of five coming in. Anthony Rizzo drove in two in the win. Yohan Flande (0-3) is still looking for his first win after allowing two runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings for the Rockies, who have lost their past two.
Final Score: Arizona 2, Cincinnati 1 (15 innings)
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Nick Ahmed's two-out RBI single in the top of the 15th inning gave the Arizona Diamondbacks a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. Martin Prado drew a walk with one away against J.J. Hoover (1-8) and moved to second base on Didi Gregorius' groundout. Ahmed stepped in and came up with the biggest hit of his young career, lacing a single to left-center that easily scored Prado. Oliver Perez (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings of relief and Addison Reed shut the door in the bottom of the 15th to earn his 25th save. The Diamondbacks improved to an amazing 13-0 in games that go at least 15 innings. Arizona starter Chase Anderson struck out a career-high eight batters in seven innings. He allowed just a run on three hits, departing when Juan Pacheco pinch-hit for him in the top of the eighth inning. Homer Bailey was also efficient for the Reds, throwing 95 pitches in eight innings of work. He yielded a run on five hits. The top three hitters in the Cincinnati lineup, Billy Hamilton, Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier, finished a combined 0-for-16 with 10 strikeouts.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 5, San Francisco 0
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Vance Worley tossed the first shutout of his career as the Pittsburgh Pirates took a 5-0 win over the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game series. Worley (4-1) allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out three to finish off the first shutout of his career and second complete game. Josh Harrison hit a solo homer, while Gaby Sanchez, Neil Walker, Russell Martin and Gregory Polanco all drove in a run for the Pirates, who have won their past two. Madison Bumgarner (12-8) gave up five runs on six hits over four innings of work for the Giants, who have lost five straight. Pablo Sandoval had two of the four hits.
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