National League Game Capsules
(Saturday, May 18th)
Final Score: Chicago 8, New York 2
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Scott Feldman pitched into the seventh inning and contributed two RBI as Chicago took an 8-2 win over the New York Mets in the second of three from Wrigley Field on Saturday. Feldman (4-3) scattered seven hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings to win his fourth straight decision and added a two-run double in the fourth inning to help the Cubs win for a fifth time in seven games. Nate Schierholtz and Anthony Rizzo each gave a solo home run in the win for Chicago. Jeremy Hefner (0-5) gave up four runs on five hits in just four innings of work for the Mets, who had won their previous two after dropping six straight.
Final Score: Cincinnati 10, Philadelphia 0
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Bronson Arroyo tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out six as the Cincinnati Reds blanked the Philadelphia Phillies, 10-0, in the second of a three-game set from Citizens Bank Park. The Reds put up a three-spot in the second inning to provide a cushion for Arroyo (4-4), who yielded just five hits while issuing two walks. Following consecutive singles by Todd Frazier and Donald Lutz, each of whom had two hits and an RBI, catcher Ryan Hanigan delivered a no-doubter to left field for his first home run of the season. Joey Votto went 4-for-4 with a homer and drew two walks in six trips to the plate for Cincinnati, which won for the 11th time in 14 contests. Kyle Kendrick (4-2), who had gone at least six innings while allowing two runs or less in seven straight starts, was tagged for four runs on eight hits over six innings to absorb the loss. The Reds put six more runs across the plate against Phillies relievers.
Final Score: Atlanta 3, Los Angeles 1
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Evan Gattis spoiled a terrific start from Chris Capuano with a two-run homer in the eighth inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 comeback win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Turner Field. After Capuano went 7 1/3 innings without allowing a run, he was lifted in favor of Kenley Jansen (1-2) with one away and a runner on first in the eighth after Gattis was announced as a pinch-hitter. Gattis fouled off three straight pitches after working the count to 2-2 before unleashing his blast into the left-field seats for his second pinch-hit homer of the year and a 2-1 Atlanta lead. Andrelton Simmons homered on the very next pitch to provide an insurance run for Craig Kimbrel, who closed it out in the ninth for his 13th save of the season. Chris Johnson had three of Atlanta's five hits off Capuano, whose final line included a run allowed and five strikeouts. Kris Medlen went seven strong for the Braves, allowing one unearned run on two hits while fanning five. Cory Gearrin (1-0) needed just nine pitches to get through the eighth.
Final Score: Arizona 1, Miami 0
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Brandon McCarthy tossed his third career shutout and got his first win since undergoing emergency brain surgery, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Miami Marlins, 1-0, in the middle test of a three-game series. McCarthy (1-3) allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out five, as the Diamondbacks won their fourth straight game. Gerardo Parra hit a home run off the first pitch thrown by Marlins starter Tom Koehler (0-2). Koehler allowed just two more hits and fanned seven over six frames.
Final Score: Milwaukee 6, St. Louis 4 (10 innings)
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Jeff Bianchi's two-run single in the 10th inning led the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the second of a three-game set. Ryan Braun started the 10th with a single through the middle off Joe Kelly (0-2) and moved to third when Aramis Ramirez dropped a bloop single into right. After Jonathan Lucroy grounded out, Carlos Gomez was issued a free pass to load the bases. Pinch-hitter Logan Schafer hit into a 6-2 fielder's choice that saw Braun forced out at home, but Bianchi followed with a single up the middle for a 6-4 advantage. Jim Henderson set the Cardinals down in order in the bottom of the 10th to pick up his eighth save of the season. Jean Segura and Braun each had three hits and two RBI while Ramirez added three hits and a run scored for the Brewers, who had dropped eight of nine. John Axford (1-3) pitched 1 1/3 innings to get the win. Matt Carpenter drove in two while Jon Jay and Pete Kozma each had an RBI for the Cardinals, who had won four of five coming into Saturday's game.
Final Score: Colorado 10, San Francisco 2
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Wilin Rosario hit a two-run home run and drove in three runs to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 10-2 rout over the San Francisco Giants in the third game of a four-game series from Coors Field. Troy Tulowitzki and Dexter Fowler knocked in two runs apiece and Carlos Gonzalez had an RBI for the Rockies, who took a 2-1 series lead. Colorado starter Tyler Chatwood (2-0) allowed one run on seven hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings. He also drove in a run in the victory. Gregor Blanco and Brandon Crawford each had an RBI for the Giants, who were 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Starter Tin Lincecum (3-3) surrendered six runs on seven hits and two walks in five frames.
Final Score: San Diego 2, Washington 1
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Everth Cabrera hit the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning and Eric Stults outlasted Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann in a pitchers' duel, as the San Diego Padres downed the Nationals, 2-1, in the third installment of a four-game set at Petco Park. Stults (4-3) tossed eight stellar frames, allowing just one run and four hits, while striking out five for the Padres, who dropped the first two games of the series. Yonder Alonso added a homer in the victory. One night after absorbing a heartbreaking, 6-5, loss in the 10th, Huston Street picked up his 10th save of the season, despite walking two batters in the ninth. Steve Lombardozzi tied the game in the sixth with an RBI single for the Nationals. Zimmermann (7-2) lasted eight innings, allowing seven hits and two runs -- one earned -- and fanned six, though it was his error in the eighth which kept alive San Diego's rally to score the eventual game-winner. With one down and Alexi Amarista on first base, Zimmermann tried a pickoff throw, but his errant toss to first allowed Amarista to advance to second. Cabrera made Zimmermann pay, as he ripped a single up the middle for the difference-maker.
Final Score: Houston 4, Pittsburgh 2 (11 innings)
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Matt Dominguez and J.D. Martinez drove in the two deciding runs in the top of the 11th inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-2, Saturday in the middle test of a three- game set at PNC Park. Pittsburgh's Bryan Morris (1-2) adsorbed the loss after allowing both runs in the 11th. Jose Altuve and Chris Carter each drove in one run for the Astros, who have won two of three. Jose Cisnero (1-0) earned the win after tossing 3 2/3 shutout innings of relief, while Jose Veras picked up his sixth save of the season with a perfect 11th. Mark Melancon blew a 2-1 Pittsburgh lead in the eighth, allowing Carter to tie the game with an RBI single.
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