National League Game Capsules
(Friday, August 29)
Final Score: Pittsburgh 2, Cincinnati 1
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Harrison provided a spark both offensively and defensively to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a three-game set on Friday. The game was scoreless until the eighth when the Reds broke the stalemate on Devin Mesoraco's RBI single. Pinch-hitter Andrew Lambo, who was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day, singled with one out in the home eighth off Jonathan Broxton (4-2). Lambo scampered home on Harrison's triple off the right-field wall, then Jose Tabata followed with a chopper through the hole on the left side that plated Harrison for a 2-1 lead. Tony Watson (10-1) recorded one out in the eighth for the win before Mark Melancon came on in the ninth and worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his 25th save of the season. Pittsburgh has won three straight and six of its last eight. Edinson Volquez, who carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, was on the hook for the loss until his offense finally got going. Volquez allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out six in 7 2/3 innings.
Final Score: New York 4, Philadelphia 1
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Juan Lagares was able to bring in two runs as part of a three-run seventh inning, and the New York Mets grabbed a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies to open a three-game series. Travis d'Arnaud drove in a run and Eric Campbell stole home as part of a double steal for the Mets, who snapped a two-game slide. Jacob deGrom (7-6) allowed a run on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts over seven innings to pick up the win. Cody Asche drove in the only run of the game for the Phillies, who had a four-game winning streak snapped. David Buchanan pitched six innings and allowed one run on four hits. Jake Diekman (3-4) was charged with three unearned runs in the loss.
Final Score: Atlanta 5, Miami 2
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Upton drove in three runs to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins in the opener of a three-game set on Friday. Upton hit a two-run homer in the sixth. Jason Heyward finished 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored for Atlanta, which won its third straight game. David Carpenter (5-3) earned the win despite giving up a home run in the seventh. Starter Ervin Santana surrendered just one run on five hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over six innings of work. Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Jordany Valdespin homered for the Marlins, who have lost three straight and five of their last six. The Braves went ahead in the seventh. Andrelton Simmons got aboard with a bunt single off Chris Hatcher (0-2) and Ramiro Pena's liner deflected off the glove of first baseman Garrett Jones to place runners at the corners with no outs. Heyward's grounder into left brought home Simmons to give Atlanta the lead.
Final Score: Chicago 7, St. Louis 2
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jorge Soler hit two home runs as part of a 3-for-3 game and the Chicago Cubs took a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game series. Soler hit a solo home run and a two-run shot, while Luis Valbuena and Arismendy Alcantara each gave a solo homer for the Cubs, who snapped a two-game slide. Kyle Hendricks pitched six innings and gave up two runs on five hits. Neil Ramirez (2-1) pitched a scoreless seventh to get the win. Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta each drove in a run for the Cardinals, who have lost five of their last seven. Shelby Miller allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings in the no-decision.
Final Score: Arizona 5, Colorado 2
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake Lamb's first career grand slam, coming with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifted Arizona to a 5-2 victory over Colorado in the opener of a three-game series. Rex Brothers (4-6) walked Ender Inciarte and Cliff Pennington to start the inning, then uncorked a wild pitch which put both in scoring position. David Peralta walked and Adam Ottavino was summoned. He induced a comebacker from Mark Trumbo which turned into a force at the plate, before Miguel Montero fanned. Lamb then put the hosts ahead for good with a shot to dead- center which cleared the yellow line with plenty of room to spare. Brad Ziegler (5-2) allowed a run on three hits in the top of the eighth before Lamb came to the rescue. Addison Reed tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his 31st save. Pennington drew three walks, while Peralta scored twice for the Diamondbacks, who needed just three hits to snap a three-game slide. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon drove in a run each for the Rockies, losers in four consecutive contests.
Final Score: San Francisco 13, Milwaukee 2
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Buster Posey matched a career-high with five hits and drove in three runs to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 13-2 rout of the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a three-game set Friday. Angel Pagan tripled among his three hits, scored twice and drove in a run, Gregor Blanco hit a two-run homer and Joe Panik supplied four hits for the Giants, who have won four straight games for the first time since winning five in a row from June 4-8. Ryan Vogelsong (8-9) tossed seven sold innings, surrendering just two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts for his first home win since May 24 against Minnesota. Carlos Gomez and Lyle Overbay each drove in a run for Milwaukee, which has dropped three straight and six of its last eight. Starter Wily Peralta (15-9) was tagged with the loss after giving up six runs on nine hits and two walks across three frames for the NL Central leaders.
Final Score: Washington 8, Seattle 3
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Wilson Ramos smacked a pair of solo homers and the Washington Nationals defeated the Seattle Mariners, 8-3, in the opener of a three-game set. Jayson Werth cracked a two-run shot, while Anthony Rendon, Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper clubbed solo blasts for the Nationals, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Rendon finished 4-for-4 with two runs scored and Harper posted three hits. Jordan Zimmermann (10-5) struck out eight and surrendered two runs on seven hits and a walk over six frames to notch the win. Felix Hernandez (13-5) served up a career-high four homers, allowing five runs on 10 hits and a walk over seven innings for Seattle, which has dropped three of its last four contests.
Final Score: San Diego 3, Los Angeles 2 (12 innings)
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Yasmani Grandal hit a run-scoring single in the 12th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a three-game series. With the bases loaded against Kevin Correia (2-2) and two outs, Grandal punched a single into right field that allowed Yangervis Solarte to score and end the game. Alexi Amarista and Rene Rivera each drove in a run for the Padres, who have won three straight. Tim Stauffer (5-2) pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the win. Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI for the Dodgers, who had won five of six coming in. Neither starting pitcher factored into the decision as Dan Haren tossed six innings for Los Angeles and allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Andrew Cashner allowed a run on six hits with eight strikeouts in six innings for San Diego.
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