National League Game Capsules
(Saturday, August 30)
Final Score: Chicago 5, St. Louis 1 (Game 1) Final Score: St. Louis 13, Chicago 2 (Game 2)
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five runs as the St. Louis Cardinals split a doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs in a 13-2 rout at Busch Stadium. St. Louis saw seven of its nine starters record an RBI, with Matt Carpenter scoring three runs in the win. Marco Gonzales (1-2) recorded his first MLB win after he allowed one run on three hits with five strikeouts over six innings of work. Tsuyoshi Wada (4-2) took the loss, yielding four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and three walks over six innings. Jorge Soler and Chris Coghlan each had an RBI for the Cubs, who hit three homers in the Game 1 of the doubleheader en route to a 5-1 victory.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Neil Walker hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on for a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Vance Worley (6-4) snapped a three-start losing streak after giving up two runs -- one earned -- on three hits in 6 1/3 innings for the Pirates, who have won the first two games of this three- game series and four straight overall. Todd Frazier hit a solo home run and Alfredo Simon (13-9) took the loss after giving up three runs on four hits in seven innings for the Reds.
Final Score: Philadelphia 7, New York 2
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Howard drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies grabbed a 7-2 win over the New York Mets in the second game of a three-game series. Jimmy Rollins score twice, while Cody Asche was 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Phillies, who have won five of six. Jerome Williams (3-0) gave up just two runs on four hits in 6 1/3 innings Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores each drove in a run for the Mets, who have lost three of four. Bartolo Colon (12-11) gave up six runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Final Score: Miami 4, Atlanta 0
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jarred Cosart pitched into the eighth inning Saturday night and the Miami Marlins shut out the Atlanta Braves 4-0. Cosart (3-1) struck out five, walked one and gave up seven hits, the last two on consecutive singles to start the eighth before he was taken out. The Braves loaded the bases after that but the Miami bullpen escaped the jam. Donovan Solano had three hits, including a solo homer, and drove in two runs for the Marlins, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Jason Heyward had three hits for the Braves, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Aaron Harang (10-9) went just 5 2/3 innings for Atlanta and gave up four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and three walks.
Final Score: Colorado 2, Arizona 0
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt McBride and Charlie Blackmon each hit solo home runs to back seven stellar innings from Tyler Matzek and the Colorado Rockies edged the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday, 2-0, to even this three-game series. McBride's second-inning home run was one of just three hits that Colorado mustered, but it was enough thanks to Matzek's dominance on the mound. The southpaw allowed just three hits and three walks over seven innings, allowing just one baserunner to reach scoring position. Matzek (4-9) has won his last two starts following five consecutive losses. The Rockies ended a four-game slide. It was another tough-luck loss for Vidal Nuno (0-4), who remains winless since moving to Arizona in a trade from the Yankees. Nuno struck out seven while yielding just a run on two hits over eight innings of work. Nuno hasn't won in 10 starts with Arizona despite compiling a respectable 3.23 ERA with the club. The D-backs fell to 8-18 in August.
Final Score: San Diego 2, Los Angeles 1 (10 innings)
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexi Amarista's RBI single in the 10th inning gave the San Diego Padres a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. It was San Diego's third straight walk-off victory in extra innings and its fourth straight win overall. Will Venable started the 10th with a single off Jamey Wright (4-4) and stole second base. Amarista's winning hit to center field followed Yasmani Grandal's RBI single in the 12th inning to beat the Dodgers on Friday and Rene Rivera's RBI hit in the 10th against Milwaukee on Wednesday. The Dodgers lost for the third time in their last five games and had their lead in the NL West trimmed to 2 1/2 games over San Francisco.
Final Score: San Francisco 3, Milwaukee 1
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake Peavy took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and the San Francisco Giants held off the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1, in the second game of three on Saturday. Peavy gave up his only hit of the night to Mark Reynolds, who smacked a line drive to right with one ou in the eighth. Peavy (3-4) tossed 7 2/3 dominant innings, striking out eight and walking just three batters for the win. Michael Morse hit a two-run double and Brandon Crawford drove in a run for the Giants, who have won five straight games and now trail the Los Angeles Dodgers by just 2 1/2 games for first place in the NL West. Ryan Braun's single in the ninth accounted for Milwaukee's lone run. Mike Fiers (4-2) was tagged with the loss after giving up three runs on seven hits with nine strikeouts.
Final Score: Washington 3, Seattle 1
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Strasburg fired 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball and the Washington Nationals defeated the Seattle Mariners, 3-1, in the middle test of a three-game set. Strasburg (11-10) struck out eight and scattered six hits for the Nationals, who have won the first two games of the set on the heels of a three-game slide. Seattle put runners on the corners with two outs in the ninth, but Rafael Soriano induced a game- ending groundout off the bat of James Jones to notch his 30th save of the year. Jayson Werth smacked a two-run homer, while Jose Lobaton went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the triumph. Roenis Elias (9-12) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and two walks over six frames for Seattle, which has dropped three straight. Dustin Ackley homered in defeat.
08/31 01:03:08 ET