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National League Game Capsules(Wednesday, July 30)
Final Score: New York 11, Philadelphia 2
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Lucas Duda continued his recent tear and Zack Wheeler pitched into the seventh inning, as the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 11-2, in the rubber match of a three-game set Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field. Daniel Murphy added a three-run homer, finishing 3-for-5 with two runs scored, and Ruben Tejada and Juan Lagares had three hits apiece for the Mets, who have won six of nine. Duda finished 2- for-5 with a homer, three RBI and two runs scored for New York, which has won four straight home series. The first baseman, who was also robbed of a homer in this game, is riding a modest six-game hitting streak, belting four homers and driving in 10 runs over that span. Since the All-Star break, Duda is hitting .302 (13-for-43) with five homers, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored. Wheeler (6-8) allowed two runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking two to win his third straight decision. Jimmy Rollins belted a pinch-hit home run and Ryan Howard drove in a run for the Phillies, who have lost eight of 12 to the Mets this season.
Final Score: Washington 4, Miami 3
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Ian Desmond's two-run double in the eighth inning was the difference, as Washington claimed a 4-3 victory on Wednesday, putting an end to Miami's six-game win streak in the finale of a three-game series. Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon added an RBI each, while Denard Span walked twice and scored two runs for the Nationals, who avoided a sweep but nearly coughed up a three-run edge in the bottom of the ninth inning. Tanner Roark (11-6) held the opposition to a run on three hits with seven strikeouts and a pair of walks over seven full innings. Drew Storen eventually claimed his first save of the season, but not before allowing a solo homer to Giancarlo Stanton and an RBI double from Adeiny Hechavarria. Jordany Valdespin hit a solo homer for the Marlins, who tasted defeat for the first time since July 23 at Atlanta. Brad Hand (2-3) was charged with five hits and three runs over seven-plus frames in defeat.
Final Score: Milwaukee 5, Tampa Bay 0
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Yovani Gallardo outdueled Tampa Bay ace David Price, as the Milwaukee Brewers salvaged the finale of a three-game series at Tropicana Field with a 5-0 victory over the Rays on Wednesday. Price has been the subject of trade rumors with the non-waiver deadline approaching Thursday afternoon. However, Tampa Bay's recent surge has quelled much of the speculation with the All-Star lefty still under contract for next season. Tampa Bay lost for just the second time in its last 13 games and fell two games under .500. The Rays haven't been at the .500 mark since they were 10-10 after a game on April 22. Price (11-8) surrendered four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits over seven innings on Wednesday in his first loss since June 20 against Houston. Gallardo (6-5) picked up a win for the first time since June 19 at Arizona.
Final Score: Arizona 5, Cincinnati 4
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Goldschmidt and Didi Gregorius hit two-run homers on Wednesday, boosting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Goldschmidt, who was mired in a 1-for-18 slump heading into his third at-bat of the game, hit his 19th of the season to break a scoreless deadlock in the sixth. Gregorius added a crucial shot in the top of the ninth inning to make it 5-1 before the Reds rallied in the home half to make things interesting. Wade Miley (7-7) pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings for Arizona, which won a series at Great American Ball Park for the first time since 2011. The win also gave manager Kirk Gibson his 337th victory with the club, matching Bob Melvin's franchise record. Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon (12-6) was charged with two runs on six hits over seven innings of work, as he fell to 0-3 since the All-Star break with the loss. The Reds own baseball's worst record since the break, winning just twice in 12 games.
Final Score: San Francisco 7, Pittsburgh 5
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Gregor Blanco had three hits and two RBI and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 in the finale of a three-game series Wednesday to snap a six-game losing streak. Blanco's hits included a game-tying RBI single in a two-run seventh inning that helped the Giants salvage a 1-5 homestand. They had scored just six total runs during their six-game losing streak. San Francisco catcher Andrew Susac got his first major-league hit on an RBI single and Jean Machi (6-0) got six outs to earn the win. Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer each hit a two-run homer off Giants starter Tim Lincecum but the Pirates had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Final Score: Colorado 6, Chicago 4 (10 innings)
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Barnes singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to boost the Colorado Rockies over the Chicago Cubs, 6-4, on Wednesday. Wesley Wright (0-2) walked Nolan Arenado and Drew Stubbs before giving up a one-out single to Michael McKenry. Barnes stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and hit a single to left. Stubbs then scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-4. Adam Ottavino worked around a two-out single in the bottom half of the 10th to pick up his first save in the big leagues. The Rockies had dropped the first two contests of this four-game series, including a 16-inning loss on Tuesday. Brett Anderson got the start for Colorado and struck out nine while giving up two runs on 11 hits over seven innings. Rob Scahill (1-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for his second major league win. He was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs before the game. Chicago starter Travis Wood set a career high with 11 strikeouts, but remains winless in eight starts dating to a 3-0 win at Philadelphia on June 15. He gave up four runs on eight hits over six innings.
Final Score: San Diego 12, St. Louis 1
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Will Venable and Jedd Gyorko homered and knocked in four runs apiece to back seven solid innings from Jesse Hahn, as the San Diego Padres routed the St. Louis Cardinals, 12-1, in the middle contest of a three-game series. Yangervis Solarte went 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored for the Padres, who pounded out 16 hits. Alexi Amarista went 3-for-5 with three runs scored. Hahn (7-2), who celebrated his 25th birthday on Wednesday, gave up one run on four hits. The right-hander won his third straight start. Peter Bourjos drove in the lone run for the Cardinals, who saw starter Joe Kelly (2-2) give up four runs on seven hits over five innings.
Final Score: Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 2 (10 innings)
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - For the second straight night, Matt Kemp boosted the Dodgers into the victory column. Kemp's base hit scored Justin Turner in the 10th inning to lift Los Angeles to a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. He also homered in the second inning and scored LA's other run in the eighth on Juan Uribe's infield single. A night earlier, Kemp delivered a pair of two-run homers, including one that capped a three-run seventh inning in an 8-4 win. Kenley Jansen's 13-game scoreless streak came to an end when Justin Upton crushed a hanging breaking ball well over the wall in left for a solo homer to tie the game in the ninth inning. Turner hit for J.P. Howell (3-3) in the bottom half and singled to center before advancing to second on a wild pitch. Kemp then singled sharply to left off David Hale (3-3) and the throw home was wide, giving the NL West leaders their season-high fifth straight win and a three-game lead on San Francisco in the division. Zack Greinke piled up 13 strikeouts, his most as a Dodger, and gave up five hits and a run over eight innings. Atlanta starter Alex Wood fanned eight and allowed six hits over seven frames.
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