National League Game Capsules
(Tuesday, June 18th)
Final Score: New York 4, Atlanta 3 (Game 1) New York 6, Atlanta 1 (Game 2)
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - The New York Mets relied on their top two pitching prospects to sweep Tuesday's day-night doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. The Mets claimed a 4-3 victory in the first game thanks to Matt Harvey, who took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning. He was charged with three runs on three hits while striking out 13 over seven- plus innings of work. New York handed the ball to Zach Wheeler (1-0) in the second game. The Mets' top pitching prospect -- and northeast Georgia native -- allowed four hits over six scoreless innings to win his MLB debut. Wheeler, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft by the San Francisco Giants, fanned seven and walked five to help give the Mets a 6-1 victory. Anthony Recker hit a two-run homer for New York, which had 14 hits. Omar Quintanilla added two RBI and Juan Lagares knocked in a run. Justin Upton drove in the lone run for the Braves, who went 0-for-12 with runners in scoring position. Atlanta starter Paul Maholm (7-6) gave up two runs on nine hits while striking out seven over seven innings.
Final Score: Philadelphia 4, Washington 2
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - A 70-minute rain delay at the outset could not derail Cliff Lee, who won his seventh straight decision and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals, 4-2, in the middle installment of a three-game set. Lee (9-2) gave up two runs on five hits in eight innings. He struck out nine and did not issue a walk en route to Philadelphia's second straight win and fourth in six. Michael Young went 3- for-4 with three doubles. He also knocked in a run, the 999th of his career. Ross Detwiler (2-5) went toe-to-toe with Lee before three runs in the sixth inning gave him the loss. Jayson Werth and Jeff Kobernus launched solo home runs for Washington.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 0
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - The Pittsburgh Pirates handed Cincinnati's Mat Latos his first regular-season loss since Aug. 24 of last year. Pedro Alvarez knocked in two runs and Charlie Morton tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings as the Pirates beat the Reds, 4-0, in the second contest of a four- game series. Latos (6-1), who was unbeaten in his previous 21 non-playoff starts, gave up three runs on three hits in the first inning. The right- hander settled down after that and ended with nine strikeouts and three walks over five full frames. He fell to 4-1 lifetime against Pittsburgh. On the other hand, Morton (1-1) allowed just three hits in his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery. Russell Martin and Starling Marte each had an RBI and run scored for the Pirates, who bounced back after taking a 4-1 loss in the series opener on Monday.
Final Score: Chicago 4, St. Louis 2
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Jeff Samardzija pitched into the ninth inning to help the Chicago Cubs take a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the second of a three-game set. Samardzija (4-7) scattered seven hits and a walk and gave up two runs while striking out six over 8 1/3 innings for the Cubs, who have won four of six. Ryan Sweeney hit a two-run home run, Cody Ransom added a solo shot and Alfonso Soriano hit an RBI double in the win. Carlos Beltran hit a solo home run and Yadier Molina added an RBI single for the Cardinals, who came into the game having won nine of 13 against the Cubs. Adam Wainwright (10-4) failed to become the first 11-game winner in the majors as he had a five-start winning streak snapped, giving up all four runs on seven hits over seven innings of work.
Final Score: Arizona 3, Miami 2
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Paul Goldschmidt hit the game-winning homer in the ninth inning to lift the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday. With the game tied 2-2, Goldschmidt smacked Chad Qualls' (2-1) second-pitch sinker over the wall in center field. David Hernandez (3-4) earned the win after tossing a perfect top of the ninth inning. Randall Delgado gave up two runs on eighth hits while striking out six over seven innings in his first start of the season for the D'backs, who had dropped four straight entering the game.
Final Score: San Francisco 5, San Diego 4
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Juan Perez's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the San Francisco Giants over the San Diego Padres, 5-4, in the middle test of a three-game series. The Padres scored twice in the top of the eighth to take a 4-3 lead. San Diego then sent Dale Thayer (0-3) to the mound in the bottom half. Buster Posey singled and was replaced by Andres Torres, who raced home on Brandon Belt's double off the wall in right-center field. Nick Noonan was intentionally walked before Joaquin Arias lined out. Perez followed with the game-winning hit to right.
Final Score: Toronto 8, Colorado 3
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI and J.P. Arencibia added three hits, including a homer, and drove in a pair of runs as the Toronto Blue Jays pounded the Colorado Rockies, 8-3, in the middle test of a three-game set at Rogers Centre. Maicer Izturis added a solo homer and Adam Lind drove in a run and scored once for the Blue Jays, winners in seven straight games. Esmil Rogers (3-2), who carried a no hitter into the sixth inning, gave up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits while striking out five over 6 2/3 innings. Willin Rosario and Nolan Arenado had one RBI apiece for the Rockies, losers in five of their last seven games. Jeff Francis (3-2) was charged with all eight runs on 10 hits over six frames.
Final Score: LA Dodgers at NY Yankees, postponed
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Tuesday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees has been postponed due to rain. The contest will be made up on Wednesday at 1 p.m. (ET) as part of a split doubleheader, with the finale of the two-game interleague series to be held at its regularly scheduled 7:05 p.m. start time. Hyun-Jin Ryu had been tabbed to start for the Dodgers in Tuesday's contest opposite New York's Phil Hughes. The Dodgers and Yankees were to face one another for the first time ever at Yankee Stadium in regular-season play. The teams last squared off in the Bronx during Game 6 of the 1981 World Series.
Final Score: Houston 10, Milwaukee 1
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Matt Dominguez went 2-for-3 with a grand slam and five RBI, while Jordan Lyles worked seven strong innings as the Houston Astros pounded the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-1, in the opener of a three-game set. Lyles (4-1) gave up one run on seven hits while striking out five. He has won each of his last three decisions and hasn't lost since May 12. Carlos Pena hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBI, while Chris Carter and Marwin Gonzalez knocked in a run apiece for the Astros, who have won five of their last six games. Scooter Gennett drove in the lone run for the Brewers, losers in four of their last six. Alfredo Figaro (1-1) was tagged with the loss after giving up five runs -- four earned -- on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.
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