National League Game Capsules
(Tuesday, July 29)
Final Score: Philadelphia 6, New York 0
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Cole Hamels pitched eight strong innings as the Philadelphia Phillies grabbed a 6-0 win over the New York Mets in the second of a three-game set. Hamels (6-5) allowed just six hits without a walk, striking out eight to win his third straight start. Chase Utley hit a grand slam, while Jimmy Rollins and Grady Sizemore each added a solo home run for the Phillies, who have won four of their last six. Dillon Gee was tagged for five runs on five hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings for the Mets, who had won five of seven coming in.
Final Score: Miami 3, Washington 0
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Henderson Alvarez got the better of Stephen Strasburg, and Christian Yelich knocked in a crucial late run, as Miami topped Washington, 3-0, in the second game of a three-game series. Alvarez (8-5) and Strasburg (7-9) both worked seven innings, but Alvarez held the visitors scoreless on three hits despite four walks as Strasburg let up one run on four hits. Steve Cishek loaded the bases with two away in the ninth, but emerged with his 27th save after fanning Anthony Rendon swinging. Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs for the Marlins, winners of six straight games and nine of their last 10. Bryce Harper collected two of his club's five hits for the Nationals, who have dropped four of their last six.
Final Score: Cincinnati 3, Arizona 0
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Leake tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings, guiding the struggling Cincinnati Reds to a crucial 3-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle installment of a three-game series. Leake (8-9) only yielded five hits and struck out eight batters, as the Reds won for just the second time since the All-Star break. Leake had allowed four runs and at least eight hits in each of his previous three starts. Todd Frazier, Brayan Pena and Leake drove in runs for Cincinnati, which will aim to win its first series since July 11-13 in Wednesday's rubber match. Trevor Cahill (1-8) fell to 0-6 in starts this season after giving up all three runs on seven hits. Bo Schultz faced the minimum in two innings out of the bullpen. Arizona's relievers have now gone 18 2/3 straight innings without surrendering a run.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, Milwaukee 1
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Cobb gave up just three hits and had a season-high 12 strikeouts in eight innings to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. Ben Zobrist hit a solo homer and delivered a go-ahead RBI double in a four-run eighth inning for the Rays, who have won the first two games of the three-game series and 11 of their last 12. Cobb (7-6) remained unbeaten in his last six starts with 39 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings. He gave up two walks, a run and reached double digit strikeouts for the third time since June 13, when he got 11 against Houston. Cobb struck out 10 in seven shutout innings against the Cardinals in his last start last Wednesday. Matt Garza was good in seven innings against his former team, but not as good as Cobb. Garza gave up five hits, including Zobrist's homer, and two walks in his second career start against the Rays. The NL Central-leading Brewers have lost four of their last five. Will Smith (1-3) relieved Garza to start the eighth and surrendered a leadoff walk to Sean Rodriguez, who went to second base on Desmond Jennings' sacrifice bunt and moved up on a wild pitch.
07/29 23:46:04 ET