National League Game Capsules
(Wednesday, July 9)
Final Score: Detroit 4, LA Dodgers 1
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Max Scherzer outdueled Zack Greinke in a much-anticipated pitching matchup Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park. Scherzer (11-3) allowed just one run on four hits over seven innings, helping the Tigers down the Dodgers 4-1 and complete a two-game series sweep. The right-hander struck out seven and walked two, winning his third straight decision. Greinke (11-4), meanwhile, had some early trouble and his offense couldn't respond against the Tigers pitching. The trifecta of Scherzer, Joba Chamberlain and Joe Nathan held Los Angeles to just four hits overall, two of which came from Yasiel Puig. Greinke was charged with three runs on seven hits in seven frames. He struck out eight without walking a batter, seeing a two-start win streak come to a halt. Austin Jackson had two hits and scored twice and Don Kelly also had two hits and drove in run for the Tigers, who won three of four from the Dodgers this season.
Final Score: Colorado 6, San Diego 3
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Troy Tulowitzki got in some good prep work for the upcoming Home Run Derby, with the National League captain socking two of five Colorado long balls in the Rockies' 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres. Tulowitzki's second solo blast of the day came immediately after Drew Stubbs belted a two-run shot off Joaquin Benoit (3-1) that snapped a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning. Charlie Blackmon went deep earlier for Colorado and finished 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, with Wilin Rosario also homering in the triumph. The power surge, along with 4 1/3 scoreless innings of work from four Rockies relievers, enabled Colorado to earn back-to-back wins for the first time since a season-high five-game streak from June 11-15. Boone Logan (2-1) tossed a perfect top of the eighth to notch the victory, with LaTroy Hawkins working a hitless ninth to pick up his 17th save. San Diego put up a pair of solo homers in defeat, including the first of Jake Goebbert's major league career. Seth Smith had the other as part of a 2-for-3 performance.
Final Score: Arizona 4, Miami 3 (10 innings)
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Goldschmidt's two-run, game-winning double in the 10th inning gave the Arizona Diamondbacks a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins in the rubber match of a three-game set on Wednesday. Steve Cishek (4-5) took the mound for the Marlins in the bottom of the 10th after his team took a 3-1 lead in the top half of the frame. Aaron Hill singled and Ender Inciarte walked before David Peralta's single to center got Arizona within one. Goldschmidt lined a first-pitch slider to the warning track in left-center field to plate both runners and give the Diamondbacks the come-from-behind victory.
07/09 19:26:12 ET