National League Game Capsules
(Tuesday, July 22)
Final Score: San Francisco 9, Philadelphia 6 (14 innings)
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Crawford hit a tie-breaking, three-run double with two outs in the 14th inning to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 9-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Buster Posey tied the game with a solo home run off Philadelphia closer Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth. Tim Lincecum, making his second career regular-season relief appearance, allowed an inherited runner to score in the bottom of the 14th, but recorded the final two outs to earn his first career save.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 12, Los Angeles 7
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Gregory Polanco fueled Pittsburgh's offense with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored as the Pirates defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 12-7, in the second meeting of a three-game series on Tuesday. Neil Walker also homered and drove in three runs, while Russell Martin and Ike Davis each brought in two runs for the Pirates, who have won four of their last five games. Vance Worley (3-1) earned the win after giving up four runs -- one earned -- on seven hits with five strikeouts over six innings. Adrian Gonzalez finished 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI and A.J. Ellis supplied a two-run single for Los Angeles, which had its two-game winning streak come to an end. Paul Maholm (1-5) was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs on two hits in relief of Josh Beckett, who gave up four runs on six hits across 3 2/3 frames in his return from the disabled list.
Final Score: Miami 6, Atlanta 5
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jacob Turner made a successful return to Miami's rotation as the top of the Marlins' lineup provided lots of support in a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Turner (3-6) was making his first start since June 11 after a demotion to the bullpen and limited the Braves to two runs on four hits over five innings. Miami held on late to extend its winning streak to three in a row for the first time since early June, thanks in part to its 1-through-3 hitters. Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI out of the leadoff spot, Donovan Solano recorded a career-high four hits, and Giancarlo Stanton added two hits, a run scored and an RBI for the victors. The trio had their way with Mike Minor (3-6), who was peppered for six runs on 10 hits before being abruptly pulled with no outs in the fourth. Jason Heyward knocked in three runs while Justin Upton hit a solo homer for the Braves, who have dropped three of their last four, including the opener of this four-game series on Monday.
Final Score: Chicago 6, San Diego 0
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Rizzo clubbed two home runs to set a new single-season career high and Kyle Hendricks picked up his first major league win as the Chicago Cubs blanked the San Diego Padres, 6-0, in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Hendricks (1-0), who was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to make his second big league start, held the Padres to five hits over seven innings. He struck out five and walked three. Justin Ruggiano had two RBI and Arismendy Alcantara also homered for the Cubs, who snapped a five-game losing streak. San Diego starter Eric Stults (3-12) matched Minnesota's Kevin Correia for the most losses in the majors after allowing three runs on six hits in five innings. The Padres have dropped four of their last six.
Final Score: Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 3
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Lucroy belted a pair of homers, including a lead-off shot against Sam LeCure in the bottom of the ninth inning, to boost the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Lucroy also hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez clubbed back-to-back homers in the opening frame for the NL Central leaders, who will go for the three-game sweep Wednesday afternoon. Lucroy took LeCure's (1-2) 1-1 pitch over the wall in left field. The Reds, who fell to 0-5 after the All-Star break, had five hits, one less than the Brewers. Cincinnati has lost a season-high eight straight road games.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 7, St. Louis 2
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - James Loney went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Yunel Escobar knocked in a pair of runs and the Tampa Bay Rays took a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a two-game set. Evan Longoria homered while Matt Joyce, Jose Molina and Jake Odorizzi each collected an RBI for the Rays, who have won a season-best six straight. Odorizzi (6-8) went 5 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on five hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright (12-5) was tagged for six runs -- four earned -- on six hits and a season high-tying four walks through 4 2/3 innings. Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday each had a solo home run for St. Louis, which had won two of their last three coming in.
Final Score: Washington 7, Colorado 4
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam LaRoche belted the tie-breaking three- run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. Wilson Ramos drove in two runs for the NL East leaders, who posted their fourth straight victory. Anthony Rendon went 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Nolan Arenado and Corey Dickerson homered for the Rockies, who lost their seventh in a row. DJ LeMahieu had three hits and an RBI in defeat.
Final Score: Arizona 5, Detroit 4
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Miguel Montero singled in the tying and go- ahead runs in the eighth inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks took a win away from the Detroit Tigers in a back-and-forth 5-4 battle on Tuesday. The Tigers went ahead in their half of the eighth when Torii Hunter laced a two-run single to center. Detroit left the bases loaded, however, and its bullpen failed to hold the lead. Phil Coke (1-2) issued a pair of one-out walks, and Ian Krol entered from the bullpen with two outs and the bags full. Krol was ahead 0-2 on Montero before catching too much of the plate on his next pitch, and Montero punched a base hit to center to plate Ender Inciarte and David Peralta. Addison Reed pitched around a two-out walk in the ninth to collect his 24th save. Aaron Hill made a sliding stop to his left on the game's final play and threw out Don Kelly by a half-step.
Final Score: NY Mets 3, Seattle 1
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Rookie Jacob deGrom threw seven strong innings as the New York Mets topped the Seattle Mariners, 3-1, in the middle test of a three-game series at Safeco Field. The 26-year-old deGrom (4-5) won his third straight start after limiting the Mariners to a run on five hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. Jeurys Familia tossed a 1-2-3 eighth and Jenrry Mejia shut the door in the ninth for his 12th save as the Mets snapped a three-game skid and picked up their first-ever win at Seattle. They were swept in three games in their only trip in 2005. Seattle recalled Erasmo Ramirez (1-5) from Triple-A Tacoma to start and he was the hard-luck loser despite matching a career-high with 10 strikeouts over seven frames. He gave up two runs, both in the second, scattered five hits and walked two.
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