National League Game Capsules
(Monday, July 28)
Final Score: Atlanta 2, San Diego 0
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta Braves right-hander Ervin Santana stifled the San Diego Padres and outdueled a former outfielder making his first major league start in Monday's 2-0 win at Turner Field. Santana (10-6) gave up only five hits -- all singles -- and matched a career high with 11 strikeouts over eight innings. He permitted just one runner to reach scoring position as he won a third straight outing. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth to earn his 32nd save of the season. Evan Gattis had three hits and knocked in both Atlanta runs. The Braves took three of four from San Diego to finish their longest homestand of the year at 6-5. Recalled from Triple-A El Paso to make a spot start for the injured Ian Kennedy, Jason Lane (0-1) tossed six scoreless frames before Gattis homered to lead off the seventh. The lefty allowed six hits overall, struck out two and issued no walks in six-plus innings. Lane, the oldest pitcher to make his first MLB start in Padres history at 37 years and 219 days old, played as an outfielder for Houston and San Diego from 2002-07.
Final Score: New York 7, Philadelphia 1
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Bartolo Colon pitched into the eighth inning and Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run home run as the New York Mets thumped the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-1, in the opener of a three-game series. Colon (10-8) gave up 10 hits and a run in 7 2/3 innings, striking out six while walking one to win his second straight start. Juan Lagares drove in two, while Lucas Duda scored twice for the Mets, who have won five of their last seven. Carlos Ruiz was the lone bright spot for the Phillies as he went 4-for-4 with an RBI as the team fell for the sixth time in their past nine games. A.J. Burnett (6-10) was banged up for all seven runs on eight hits in five innings of work.
Final Score: Tampa Bay 2, Milwaukee 1
St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jake Odorizzi tossed seven solid innings and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 2-1, in the opener of a three-game series. Odorizzi (7-8) gave up one run on three hits while striking out five for the Rays, who are 10-1 since July 12. The right- hander has won three straight starts and is 5-1 in his past six decisions. James Loney hit a two-run single in the sixth for Tampa Bay. Mark Reynolds hit a solo homer for the Brewers, who saw starter Kyle Lohse (11-5) give up two runs on four hits over six innings. Lohse, who had won back-to-back starts, struck out six and walked three.
07/28 22:26:31 ET