National League Game Capsules
(Wednesday, July 23)
Final Score: Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 1
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Mark Reynolds homered twice and the Milwaukee Brewers finished a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with a 5-1 win on Wednesday. The Reds had just four hits off Brewers starter Kyle Lohse, and five overall, and fell to 0-6 since the All-Star break -- their first six-game losing streak in more than three years. Lohse (11-4) allowed one run, two walks and struck out three for NL Central-leading Milwaukee and Reynolds had three hits and three RBI. Mike Leake (7-9) gave up four runs on 11 hits in six innings for the Reds to lose his third straight start. Cincinnati has scored 12 runs in its first six-game slide since May 18-23, 2011.
Final Score: NY Mets 3, Seattle 2
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Bartolo Colon tossed 7 1/3 solid innings and the New York Mets held off a late Seattle surge to defeat the Mariners, 3-2, and win the rubber match of a three-game set on Wednesday. Colon (9-8) retired the first 20 batters he faced until allowing a single with two outs in the seventh inning. The veteran right-hander allowed just two runs on three hits with five strikeouts and a walk. Daniel Murphy, David Wright and Juan Lagares each drove in a run for the Mets, who won their first ever series at Safeco Field. Robinson Cano supplied two hits and Brad Miller and Willie Bloomquist each had an RBI for Seattle, which has lost three of its last four. Starter Taijuan Walker (1-2) was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs on two hits and six walks across five-plus frames in his return to the Seattle rotation.
Final Score: Detroit 11, Arizona 5
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Austin Jackson had a three-run double and the Detroit Tigers cruised to an 11-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Alex Avila also drove in three for the Tigers, who took two of three games in the series. Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, who climbed out of a 7-0 hole to get within two runs after seven innings before giving up four in the eighth. They finished 4-2 on a six-game homestand. Jackson hit a three-run double in a five-run fourth inning that gave Detroit its 7-0 lead. He was 2-for-5 with two runs scored -- the sixth game in a row he had two hits. Jackson has at least that many hits in nine of his last 10 games and is batting .452 over the span. Anibal Sanchez (7-4) received good run support and picked up the win despite giving up five runs on 11 hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings. Trevor Cahill (1-7) went just four innings in his second start since being called up by the Diamondbacks. He surrendered seven runs -- just three earned -- on eight hits and fell to 0-5 in six starts this season.
Final Score: Colorado 6, Washington 4
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Corey Dickerson ended up with two hits, an RBI and two runs scored, as Colorado topped Washington, 6-4, in Wednesday's finale of a three-game series from Coors Field. Josh Rutledge doubled twice and scored once, while Charlie Blackmon added two hits and drove in a run for the Rockies, who avoided a sweep and put an end to their seven-game losing streak. Nolan Arenado, Ben Paulsen and Michael McKenry also knocked in a run each to back the performance of Jorge De La Rosa (11-6), who fanned a season-high 11 batters while permitting one earned run and eight hits over 7 1/3 innings. LaTroy Hawkins made it interesting in the ninth, allowing run-scoring hits from Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon. A fielding error by Rutledge on a routine grounder from Adam LaRoche loaded the bases, but Ian Desmond fanned swinging on a 2-2 pitch to end the rally. Denard Span finished 4-for-5 with an RBI and crossed home twice for the Nationals, who had won four in a row. Stephen Strasburg (7-8) gave up nine hits and four runs over 5 1/3 frames, fanning five but walking three.
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