National League Game Capsules
(Thursday, April 24th)
Final Score: Cincinnati 2, Pittsburgh 1
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tony Cingrani tossed six strong innings and Ryan Ludwick hit the go-ahead two-run double in the sixth inning as Cincinnati claimed a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh in the finale of a four-game series. Cingrani (2-2) gave up a run on six hits with two walks while fanning seven for the Reds, who won the final three games in the set and have taken seven of nine overall. Pedro Alvarez knocked in the lone run of the contest for the Pirates, losers in eight of their last 10. Recalled from Triple-A prior to the contest, Brandon Cumpton (0-1) pitched well in defeat, charged with only four hits and two runs over seven full frames.
Final Score: New York 4, St. Louis 1
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Bartolo Colon tossed seven strong innings and Daniel Murphy drove in a pair of runs to lead the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-1, in the finale of a four-game set at Citi Field. Colon (2-3) allowed just one run on four hits and struck out eight, as the Mets took three of four from the defending National League champions. Murphy ended 2-for-3 and Chris Young hit his first homer of the season for New York, which has won seven of 10 to move two games above .500 for the season (12-10). Eric Young Jr. scored two runs and Curtis Granderson showed signs of breaking out of a season-long slump with a key RBI for his new club. St. Louis starter Lance Lynn (4-1) was hit with the setback, marking his first career loss in March or April. The right-hander was charged with three runs -- two earned -- on four hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out nine and walked two, falling to 12-1 in the first two months of the season for his career.
Final Score: Arizona 5, Chicago 2
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Bolsinger threw 6 2/3 innings for his first major league win and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Thursday to earn a split of their four-game series. Bolsinger (1-1) struck out seven, walked two and gave up one unearned run when his left fielder couldn't come up with a tough catch. The 26-year-old righty lost his first major league start last Saturday after giving up seven runs -- six earned -- in four innings of an 8-6 loss to the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Bolsinger got his first career RBI against the Cubs on a single. Miguel Montero had two hits and two RBI for the Diamondbacks, who won the last two games of the series to go 3-4 on a seven-game road trip. Arizona spoiled Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary celebration on Wednesday by scoring five runs in the ninth inning for a 7-5 win. Anthony Rizzo hit a solo homer in this one for the Cubs, who went 3-4 on a seven-game homestand. Edwin Jackson (1-2) took the loss in seven innings, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks.
Final Score: San Diego 4, Washington 3 (12 innings)
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Xavier Nady's RBI single in the 12th inning lifted the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals in the opener of a four-game set. Jedd Gyorko reached on a single with one out in the 12th off Craig Stammen (0-1). He then stole second and moved to third on Jose Lobaton's throwing error. Nady followed with a single to plate the game-winning run. Bryce Harper opened the bottom of the inning with a double to left field. Harper lifted what appeared to be a routine fly ball to left-center, but left fielder Tommy Medica tripped, allowing the ball to fall in for a hit. Medica, who is used primarily as a first baseman, entered the game as a defensive replacement in the 11th. The Nationals, who left 14 runners on base, couldn't cash in on the scoring opportunity. Huston Street struck out Tyler Moore then got Jose Lobaton to line into a game- ending double-play. Lobaton roped a liner to the left side, but Everth Cabrera was there to snare the ball and double Harper off at second. Street picked up his eighth save of the season. Alex Torres (1-0) recorded the final two outs of the 11th inning to earn the win.
Final Score: Philadelphia 7, Los Angeles 3
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Carlos Ruiz's two-run double in the ninth inning plated the go-ahead run to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-3, in the finale of a four-game set. The Phillies ended up scoring four runs in the final frame. With two on and one out, Ruiz laced a bases-clearing double off Brian Wilson (0-2) into the left-field corner. Wilson then intentionally walked Chase Utley before hitting Ryan Howard to load the bases, spelling the end of his night. Marlon Byrd greeted Wilson's replacement Jamey Wright with a single to left to score Ruiz and Utley. Ruiz finished 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored and Byrd had three hits and four RBI for the Phillies, who took three of four in the series. Mike Adams (1-0) allowed one run -- an Adrian Gonzalez homer -- over two innings to earn the win. Starter Kyle Kendrick surrendered two runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 in the win. Juan Uribe finished 3-for-4 with a two-run homer for the Dodgers. Dan Haren started for LA and gave up three runs -- one earned -- on seven hits while fanning seven.
04/25 02:18:36 ET