National League Game Capsules
(Saturday, May 25th)
Final Score: San Francisco 6, Colorado 5 (10 innings)
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - After seeing his shot into right carom off the bottom of the wall in the 10th inning, Angel Pagan never stopped running. Pagan hustled all the way around for a game-winning inside-the-park home run and the Giants rallied from an early four-run hole to take a 6-5 win over the Colorado Rockies. Troy Tulowitzki put Colorado in front when he homered off Sergio Romo (3-2) in the top half of the last inning, but the Giants didn't quit. Brandon Crawford reached with a leadoff walk and two batters later, Pagan crushed a second pitch breaking ball off Rafael Betancourt (1-2). The hit took a high bounce off the bottom of the wall and scurried into center field. Crawford scored easily to tie it, and Pagan was half way to third when he was being waived home. He slid in well ahead of the tag and the Giants ended a five-game losing streak to their division rival.
Final Score: Cincinnati 5, Chicago 2
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Derrick Robinson's squeeze bunt highlighted a four-run sixth inning that carried Cincinnati to a 5-2 win over the visiting Chicago Cubs and former Red Travis Wood. Todd Frazier had two RBI for the Reds, who have won five straight and 13 of their last 16 games. Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey (3-3) gave up two runs on five hits, walked three and struck out eight over six innings. Anthony Rizzo finished 3-for-3 with a walk and one RBI for Chicago, which has dropped a season-worst six consecutive games. Wood (4-3) surrendered five runs on seven hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings, snapping his streak of quality starts to begin the season at nine.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 5, Milwaukee 2
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Pedro Alvarez recorded his seventh career multi-homer game, including his third versus Milwaukee, and Jeff Locke tossed another gem as the Pittsburgh Pirates downed the Brewers, 5-2, in the second test of a three-game set at Miller Park. Alvarez drove in three runs, while Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker each clubbed solo homers for the Pirates, winners in nine of their last 11 games. Locke (5-1) continued his recent success, tossing six innings of three-hit, shutout ball and striking out seven in the win. The lefty has yielded three earned runs or less in each of his last seven starts since April 23, and has surrendered a total of seven earned runs during that span. Carlos Gomez smacked two solo homers -- his seventh and eighth of the season -- to account for Milwaukee's lone runs. Mike Fiers (1-3) gave up four runs on five hits over four frames for the Brewers, who have lost four of six.
Final Score: Atlanta 7, New York 5 (10 innings) Final Score: Atlanta 6, New York 0
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Mike Minor was outstanding on the mound and had a pretty good day inside the batter's box, too. The lefty spun 7 1/3 innings of three-hit ball and belted his first career home run among his two hits, as the Atlanta Braves shut out the New York Mets, 6-0, in the middle test of a three-game set from Citi Field. Minor (6-2) recorded his third straight victory in style, hitting double digits in strikeouts while adding a two-run homer to begin a five-run fifth inning. He struck out 10 batters, just his second time reaching double digits and first since his rookie season. After finishing off Friday's rain-suspended contest earlier Saturday with a 7-5 win in 10 innings, the Braves pounded Dillon Gee (2-6) for five runs during the game-breaking fifth en route to the club's eighth straight win. Atlanta scored all six of its runs with two out. Freddie Freeman collected a pair of RBI singles, Justin Upton had two hits and knocked in a run, while Jason Heyward scored twice and had an RBI in the victory. New York, shut out for the second time during the week, received half of its six hits from Ruben Tejada. The Mets lost to the Reds, 4-0, on Tuesday and have dropped five straight and six of their last seven contests.
Final Score: Philadelphia 5, Washington 3
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Delmon Young drove in the lead run and Domonic Brown added an insurance RBI in the eighth inning, as Philadelphia topped Washington, 5-3, in the middle test of a three-game series from Nationals Park. Brown and Erik Kratz homered in the second inning and Jimmy Rollins added an RBI double for the Phillies, who recovered from a 5-2 loss in Friday's opener and won for the fifth time in their last eight overall. Chad Durbin (1-0) gave up one hit and recorded two outs in relief of Jonathan Pettibone, who worked six innings and allowed three runs on nine hits with six strikeouts. Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless ninth for his ninth save. Adam LaRoche homered and drove in two, while Denard Span added three hits, an RBI and run scored for the Nationals, whose two-game win streak ended with their fifth loss in seven outings. Drew Storen (0-1) was charged in defeat with two runs in the deciding frame. Dan Haren yielded four hits and three runs while fanning 10 in his six-inning start.
Final Score: Los Angeles 5, St. Louis 3
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3, in the middle test of a three-game set at Dodger Stadium. Mark Ellis and Juan Uribe both added RBI doubles for the Dodgers, winners in three of their last five games. Paco Rodriguez (1-2) earned the win after tossing one perfect inning in relief. Brandon League hurled a scoreless ninth to pick up his 10th save of the season. Starter Ted Lilly gave up two runs -- one earned -- on two hits over 5 1/3 innings, his first outing since returning from the disabled list on May 20. Lilly landed on the DL after suffering a right rib cage strain. The 37-year-old southpaw also missed the first 19 games of the season while recovering from surgery on the labrum in his left shoulder. Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, while David Freese and Pete Kozma chipped in with one RBI apiece for the Cardinals, who had won three-straight games entering the contest. Seth Maness (3-1) was charged with the loss after giving up the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. Starter John Gast was forced the leave the game in the second inning with an apparent shoulder injury. He allowed one run on one hit and two walks before exiting the contest.
Final Score: Chicago White Sox 2, Miami 1
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jake Peavy lost out on his bid to record his seventh career shutout, but not the win after the Chicago White Sox scored in the bottom of the ninth inning to come through with a 2-1 verdict over the Miami Marlins in an interleague matchup from U.S. Cellular Field. Peavy (6-2) was two outs away from finishing off a 1-0 victory when Derek Dietrich belted a solo homer in the top of the ninth. He was picked up in the White Sox' half of the frame, though, when Dewayne Wise doubled off Ryan Webb (1-3) and Conor Gillaspie followed with a single to bring home the deciding run. Gillaspie's hit capped a 3-for-4 night, while Peavy yielded just six hits and two walks while striking out five in going the distance. Alexi Ramirez added two hits, including an RBI double, to help Chicago to its eighth triumph in 11 outings. Alex Rios finished 0-for-4, however, to end his career-best hitting streak at 18 games. Dietrich's shot took Ricky Nolasco off the hook for a hard-luck loss. The Miami starter held the White Sox to only one run while scattering eight hits and fanning six over 7 2/3 sharp innings. The Marlins have now dropped four straight and 11 of their last 13 games.
Final Score: San Diego 10, Arizona 4
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Everth Cabrera finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in four runs to lead the San Diego Padres to a 10-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second of a three-game set at Chase Field. Yonder Alosno drove in a pair of runs and Nick Hundley went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Padres, who had dropped three straight entering the contest. Andrew Cashner (4-2) surrendered four runs on nine hits while striking out five over six-plus innings to pick up the win. Eric Chavez homered and drove in three runs and Paul Goldschmidt added an RBI for the D'backs, losers in three of their last four games. Wade Miley (3-4) was tagged for seven runs on seven hits in just 3 2/3 innings to drop his third straight start. Miley is 1-4 with a 7.24 earned run average over his last five starts.
05/26 01:58:10 ET