National League Game Capsules
(Tuesday, July 22)
Final Score: Pittsburgh 12, Los Angeles 7
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Gregory Polanco fueled Pittsburgh's offense with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored as the Pirates defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers, 12-7, in the second meeting of a three-game series on Tuesday. Neil Walker also homered and drove in three runs, while Russell Martin and Ike Davis each brought in two runs for the Pirates, who have won four of their last five games. Vance Worley (3-1) earned the win after giving up four runs -- one earned -- on seven hits with five strikeouts over six innings. Adrian Gonzalez finished 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI and A.J. Ellis supplied a two-run single for Los Angeles, which had its two-game winning streak come to an end. Paul Maholm (1-5) was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs on two hits in relief of Josh Beckett, who gave up four runs on six hits across 3 2/3 frames in his return from the disabled list.
Final Score: Miami 6, Atlanta 5
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jacob Turner made a successful return to Miami's rotation as the top of the Marlins' lineup provided lots of support in a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Turner (3-6) was making his first start since June 11 after a demotion to the bullpen and limited the Braves to two runs on four hits over five innings. Miami held on late to extend its winning streak to three in a row for the first time since early June, thanks in part to its 1-through-3 hitters. Christian Yelich went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI out of the leadoff spot, Donovan Solano recorded a career-high four hits, and Giancarlo Stanton added two hits, a run scored and an RBI for the victors. The trio had their way with Mike Minor (3-6), who was peppered for six runs on 10 hits before being abruptly pulled with no outs in the fourth. Jason Heyward knocked in three runs while Justin Upton hit a solo homer for the Braves, who have dropped three of their last four, including the opener of this four-game series on Monday.
Final Score: Chicago 6, San Diego 0
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Anthony Rizzo clubbed two home runs to set a new single-season career high and Kyle Hendricks picked up his first major league win as the Chicago Cubs blanked the San Diego Padres, 6-0, in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Hendricks (1-0), who was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to make his second big league start, held the Padres to five hits over seven innings. He struck out five and walked three. Justin Ruggiano had two RBI and Arismendy Alcantara also homered for the Cubs, who snapped a five-game losing streak. San Diego starter Eric Stults (3-12) matched Minnesota's Kevin Correia for the most losses in the majors after allowing three runs on six hits in five innings. The Padres have dropped four of their last six.
Final Score: Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 3
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Lucroy belted a pair of homers, including a lead-off shot against Sam LeCure in the bottom of the ninth inning, to boost the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Lucroy also hit a solo home run in the sixth inning. Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez clubbed back-to-back homers in the opening frame for the NL Central leaders, who will go for the three-game sweep Wednesday afternoon. Lucroy took LeCure's (1-2) 1-1 pitch over the wall in left field. The Reds, who fell to 0-5 after the All-Star break, had five hits, one less than the Brewers. Cincinnati has lost a season-high eight straight road games.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 7, St. Louis 2
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - James Loney went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Yunel Escobar knocked in a pair of runs and the Tampa Bay Rays took a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a two-game set. Evan Longoria homered while Matt Joyce, Jose Molina and Jake Odorizzi each collected an RBI for the Rays, who have won a season-best six straight. Odorizzi (6-8) went 5 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on five hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright (12-5) was tagged for six runs -- four earned -- on six hits and a season high-tying four walks through 4 2/3 innings. Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday each had a solo home run for St. Louis, which had won two of their last three coming in.
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