National League Game Capsules
(Tuesday, September 2)
Final Score: Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 0
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - For a second straight game, Philadelphia's pitching was phenomenal. The Atlanta Braves continued their offensive slump, again faltering to the last-place team in the National League East. Kyle Kendrick pitched seven shutout innings and Carlos Ruiz homered and drove in two runs, as the Phillies topped the Braves, 4-0, in the middle installment of a three-game series. On Monday, four Philadelphia pitchers threw the first combined no-hitter in Phillies history in their 7-0 win at Turner Field. A night later, the Braves were limited to three hits and saw their scoreless streak extend to 24 innings. Mike Minor (6-9) surrendered seven hits and three runs over 7 1/3 innings for the Braves, who are chasing Milwaukee for the second wild card spot.
Final Score: New York 8, Miami 6
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Juan Lagares recorded four of New York's 16 hits, scored three times, drove in two runs and stole two bases as the Mets downed the Miami Marlins, 8-6, in the middle test of a three-game series. David Wright went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, while starter Jon Niese (8-10) earned the win despite allowing six runs on 10 hits over six innings of work. Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer, and Christian Yelich added three hits, an RBI and a run scored for the Marlins, whose outside hopes at making the postseason have taken a hit with their recent 3-7 stretch.
Final Score: Chicago 7, Milwaukee 1
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Arismendy Alcantara hit a two-run homer, Jake Arrieta made a quality start and the Chicago Cubs sent the spiraling Milwaukee Brewers to a seventh straight loss in a 7-1 final on Tuesday. Arrieta (8-5) came away victorious in his 100th career start by holding Milwaukee to one run and five hits over six frames. The Brewers' bats have been silent for an entire week, scoring just 14 runs during their season high-tying skid. Their five-month long stretch of holding at least a share of first place in the NL Central ended Monday when the Cardinals leapt them in the standings. Yovani Gallardo (8-8) surrendered all seven Chicago runs, though two were unearned, while giving up eight hits over five innings.
Final Score: St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 4
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Wainwright pitched into the seventh inning and drove in three runs, and the Cardinals extended their lead in the National League Central with a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Peter Bourjos had two hits, knocked in a run and scored twice for the Cardinals, who moved two games clear of Milwaukee for first place and four in front of third-place Pittsburgh. Wainwright (16-9) gave up seven hits, three of them homers, and yielded four runs over six-plus frames. Jeff Locke (6-4) surrendered four hits and five runs -- four earned -- over three-plus innings. Russell Martin, Jordy Mercer and Starling Marte went deep for the Pirates, who suffered their third straight defeat and are in danger of being swept in this three-game set. Pittsburgh stayed two games behind Milwaukee for the second wild card spot.
Final Score: San Francisco 12, Colorado 7
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Gregor Blanco hit a go-ahead RBI double as part of a six-run seventh inning as the San Francisco Giants rallied for a 12- 7 win over the Colorado Rockies in the middle test of a three-game set. Buster Posey smacked a solo homer among his three hits, four RBI and three runs scored, while Andrew Susac cracked a two-run shot to highlight his two-hit night to go with three RBI and a pair of runs scored. Blanco finished with three hits and two runs scored for San Francisco, which has won seven of its last eight games. Corey Dickerson was 2-for-2 with three RBI and a run scored, D.J. LeMahieu clubbed a two-run blast and Drew Stubbs tallied two hits and three runs scored for the Rockies, who have dropped six of their last eight games.
Final Score: Los Angeles 4, Washington 1
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Clayton Kershaw twirled yet another gem as the Los Angeles Dodgers knocked off the Washington Nationals, 4-1, in the middle test of a three-game set between the top teams in the National League. Kershaw (17-3) limited a Nationals club that hit 14 home runs over its previous four games to one run and three hits over eight innings. The peerless left-hander leads the majors in wins (17), ERA (1.70) and WHIP (0.83). Juan Uribe belted a two-run homer for the NL West-leading Dodgers, who had dropped three of four coming in. Bryce Harper broke up Kershaw's shutout bid with a home run in the seventh inning, but Washington failed to build off Monday's 6-4 win. Doug Fister (12-6) allowed four runs -- three earned -- and 10 hits over five-plus innings to take the loss.
Final Score: San Diego 2, Arizona 1
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Cory Spangenberg smacked a walk-off solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in second of a four-game set. Spangenberg, selected Monday from Double-A San Antonio as part of San Diego's September callups, hit a deciding two-run single in his Major League debut Monday to give the Padres a 3-1 victory. Kevin Quackenbush (3-3) tossed a scoreless ninth to notch the win. Starter Odrismer Despaigne allowed a run on four hits over seven innings for the Padres, who have won six of their last seven games, with four of those triumph's coming in their last at-bat. Arizona starter Wade Miley yielded a run on seven hits and two walks over seven frames.
Final Score: Baltimore 5, Cincinnati 4
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Schoop's solo home run turned out to be the game-winner as the Baltimore Orioles took a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds to open a three-game set. Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Orioles, who have won five of six. Bud Norris (12-8) pitched six scoreless innings and allowed four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts to pick up the win. Jay Bruce's grand slam in the eighth inning accounted for the offense for the Reds, who have lost three of four. Mat Latos (5-4) allowed five runs on 10 hits over five innings to take the loss.
09/03 01:11:11 ET