Final Score: Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 1
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Mark Reynolds homered twice and the Milwaukee Brewers finished a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday. The Reds had just four hits off Brewers starter Kyle Lohse, and five overall, and fell to 0-6 since the All-Star break -- their first six-game losing streak in more than three years. Lohse (11-4) allowed one run, two walks and struck out three for NL Central-leading Milwaukee and Reynolds had three hits and three RBI. Mike Leake (7-9) gave up four runs on 11 hits in six innings for the Reds to lose his third straight start. Cincinnati has scored 12 runs in its first six-game slide since May 18-23, 2011.
Final Score: NY Mets 3, Seattle 2
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Bartolo Colon tossed 7 1/3 solid innings and the New York Mets held off a late Seattle surge to defeat the Mariners, 3-2, and win the rubber match of a three-game set on Wednesday. Colon (9-8) retired the first 20 batters he faced until allowing a single with two outs in the seventh inning. The veteran right-hander allowed just two runs on three hits with five strikeouts and a walk. Daniel Murphy, David Wright and Juan Lagares each drove in a run for the Mets, who won their first ever series at Safeco Field. Robinson Cano supplied two hits and Brad Miller and Willie Bloomquist each had an RBI for Seattle, which has lost three of its last four. Starter Taijuan Walker (1-2) was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs on two hits and six walks across five-plus frames in his return to the Seattle rotation.
Final Score: Detroit 11, Arizona 5
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Austin Jackson had a three-run double and the Detroit Tigers cruised to an 11-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Alex Avila also drove in three for the Tigers, who took two of three games in the series. Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, who climbed out of a 7-0 hole to get within two runs after seven innings before giving up four in the eighth. They finished 4-2 on a six-game homestand. Jackson hit a three-run double in a five-run fourth inning that gave Detroit its 7-0 lead. He was 2-for-5 with two runs scored -- the sixth game in a row he had two hits. Jackson has at least that many hits in nine of his last 10 games and is batting .452 over the span. Anibal Sanchez (7-4) received good run support and picked up the win despite giving up five runs on 11 hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings. Trevor Cahill (1-7) went just four innings in his second start since being called up by the Diamondbacks. He surrendered seven runs -- just three earned -- on eight hits and fell to 0-5 in six starts this season.
Final Score: Colorado 6, Washington 4
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Corey Dickerson ended up with two hits, an RBI and two runs scored, as Colorado topped Washington, 6-4, in Wednesday's finale of a three-game series from Coors Field. Josh Rutledge doubled twice and scored once, while Charlie Blackmon added two hits and drove in a run for the Rockies, who avoided a sweep and put an end to their seven-game losing streak. Nolan Arenado, Ben Paulsen and Michael McKenry also knocked in a run each to back the performance of Jorge De La Rosa (11-6), who fanned a season-high 11 batters while permitting one earned run and eight hits over 7 1/3 innings. LaTroy Hawkins made it interesting in the ninth, allowing run-scoring hits from Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon. A fielding error by Rutledge on a routine grounder from Adam LaRoche loaded the bases, but Ian Desmond fanned swinging on a 2-2 pitch to end the rally. Denard Span finished 4-for-5 with an RBI and crossed home twice for the Nationals, who had won four in a row. Stephen Strasburg (7-8) gave up nine hits and four runs over 5 1/3 frames, fanning five but walking three.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 6, Los Angeles 1
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Harrison drove in two runs and Francisco Liriano tossed seven strong innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-1, in the rubber match of a three-game set on Wednesday. Travis Snider homered among his two hits and scored three times while Russell Martin had two hits and an RBI for the Pirates, who have won two straight and five of their last six. Liriano (2-7) surrendered just one run on four hits with four strikeouts to earn his first win since May 30, which also came against the Dodgers. Matt Kemp drove in the Dodgers' lone run and Juan Uribe supplied two hits for Los Angeles, which mustered just five hits after scoring seven runs on Tuesday. Dan Haren (8-8) lost his fourth straight start, giving up five runs on four hits and three walks across five frames.
Final Score: Atlanta 6, Miami 1
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Freddie Freeman smacked a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins, 6-1, in the third test of a four-game set. Ervin Santana (9-6) struck out 10 and allowed a run on six hits and three walks over 7 1/3 innings for Atlanta, which had dropped three of its last four games coming in. B.J. Upton recorded two hits and scored a pair of runs in the triumph. Nathan Eovaldi (5-6) surrendered five runs on six hits and two walks over seven frames for the Marlins, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 3, St. Louis 0
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Cobb struck out 10 in seven shutout innings and drove in a run with his first major-league hit, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-0 win and two-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday. Cobb (6-6) gave up five hits and no walks, pushing his personal winning streak to four decisions. His double in the second inning also gave him his first major-league RBI. Desmond Jennings had three hits and scored two runs for the Rays, who have won seven in a row for the first time since late last season. They took the opener of this brief set 7-2 on Tuesday. Brad Boxberger struck out two in a perfect eighth inning and Jake McGee fanned all three batters he faced in the ninth to give the Rays staff 15 strikeouts and no walks in the game. The Cardinals lost their third in a row. Lance Lynn (11-7) took a three-start winning streak into the game and pitched 6 1/3 innings, giving up two runs -- one earned -- on six hits and three walks. Lynn struck out seven but failed to tie teammate Adam Wainwright and three other pitchers for the major-league lead in wins.
Final Score: San Francisco 3, Philadelphia 1
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Hunter Pence stroked a three-run double in the top of the ninth as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-1, in the third installment of a four-game set. Jonathan Papelbon (2-2) hit Michael Morse and walked Brandon Crawford and pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez to load the bases with two away in the ninth. Pence took the count full, then lofted one down the line in shallow right field scoring pinch-runner Gregor Blanco, Crawford and Sanchez. Madison Bumgarner (12-7) tossed eight scoreless innings and struck out six batters for the Giants in his third straight winning start. Santiago Casilla took over in the ninth for his seventh save of the season despite giving up Marlon Byrd's RBI single. A.J. Burnett threw eight innings for the Phillies, who lost their fourth game in a row. He allowed only four hits and struck out six, but also walked four batters. The Giants, who opened a two-game lead on Los Angeles atop the NL West, go for the four-game sweep Thursday afternoon.
Final Score: San Diego 8, Chicago 3
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tommy Medica went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored to lead the San Diego Padres in an 8-3 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Yangervis Solarte, who made his San Diego debut, provided a run- scoring triple among his two hits and scored twice. Padres starter Ian Kennedy (8-9) grabbed the win after yielding three runs on three hits and five walks with six strikeouts over six innings. Tsuyoshi Wada (0-1) opposed Kennedy, allowing five runs on five hits and four walks through four- plus innings in the setback. Luis Valbuena cranked a three-run homer to account for Chicago's offense.
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