National League Game Capsules
(Thursday, April 17th)
Final Score: Philadelphia 1, Atlanta 0
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Revere's RBI single in the eighth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in the finale of a rain-shortened four-game series. Domonic Brown opened the eighth with a base hit and moved to second on Wil Nieves' sacrifice bunt. After Ryan Howard walked, Revere slapped a humpback liner to shallow center to bring Brown around. B.J. Upton's throw to the plate was offline allowing Brown to score easily. Jonathan Papelbon worked a perfect ninth to earn his fourth save of the season. Starter A.J. Burnett scattered three hits and two walks while fanning five over seven scoreless innings. Antonio Bastardo (2-1) earned the win after hurling a scoreless eighth. Revere finished the game 3-for-4 and Chase Utley added two hits for the Phillies, who open a 10-game road trip starting in Colorado on Friday. Alex Wood (2-2) was the hard-luck loser on Thursday. The left-hander allowed just one run on eight hits while striking out seven over eight innings. Tuesday's game in this series was rained out.
Final Score: Los Angeles 2, San Francisco 1
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Hyun-Jin Ryu hurled seven scoreless innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants to avoid a three-game sweep at AT&T Park. Ryu (3-1) scattered four hits and a walk while fanning three to earn his second straight win. The 27-year-old southpaw hasn't allowed a run since April 4 (14 innings). Brian Wilson stranded two in the eighth and Kenley Jansen allowed one run in the ninth before retiring the final batter to secure his fifth save. Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Tim Federowicz added an RBI single for the Dodgers, who will open a 10-game homestand with Arizona on Thursday. LA shortstop Hanley Ramirez missed the game with a right hand injury. He was hit in the hand by a pitch in Wednesday's loss. X-rays on his hand came back negative. Madison Bumgarner (2-1) allowed two runs on six hits while striking out six over 4 1/3 innings to saddle his first loss since Aug. 28, 2013. Ehire Adrianza had an RBI single to account for the Giants' only run.
Final Score: Colorado 3, San Diego 1
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Franklin Morales tossed six strong innings and the Colorado Rockies scored three times in the seventh inning to rally for a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres and split a four-game series from Petco Park. Justin Morneau and Nolan Arenado each came through with run-scoring hits in the seventh to support Morales (1-1), who yielded a Xavier Nady solo homer and just three other hits while walking one. Padres starter Ian Kennedy (1-3) carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but was responsible for all three Colorado runs in the seventh to take the loss in spite of allowing only four hits and fanning seven through seven frames.
Final Score: St. Louis 8, Washington 0
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Wainwright gave up two hits, and only one of them left the infield. And that was with two outs in the ninth inning. Wainwright struck out eight batters in his seventh career shutout and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Thursday night to open a four-game series. Wainwright (3-1) allowed an infield single to Ian Desmond in the second inning and a base hit to right field to Adam LaRoche in the ninth. In between, he was rarely tested in his 17th career complete game. The right-hander threw 75 of his 110 pitches for strikes, walked three and saw his earned-run average dip 77 points to 1.80 in four starts. He helped get the Cardinals back on the winning track after they lost the finale of a three-game series Tuesday in Milwaukee, where they started an 11-game road trip. They had won four in a row before that. Matt Adams had three RBI and Matt Holliday knocked in two as the Cardinals ticked off 14 hits, including seven against Nationals starter Taylor Jordan (0-2).
Final Score: Pittsburgh 11, Milwaukee 2
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Harrison smacked a go-ahead, pinch- hit two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates went on to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-2 in the opener of a four- game set. Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and Andrew McCutchen added a two-run blast for the Pirates, who were coming off a 3-6 road trip. Edinson Volquez (1-0) surrendered two runs on eight hits and a walk over seven innings to notch the win. Jonathan Lucroy had two hits and drove in a run for Milwaukee, which suffered its first road defeat of the season (6-1).
04/17 22:40:39 ET