|NL Capsules - April 15, 2013|
|Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:27 AM|
By The Associated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Phillips drove in a pair of runs with a bases-loaded single in the eighth inning and the Cincinnati Reds ended their five-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 4-2 on Monday night.
Cincinnati’s five-game slide matched its longest slump from last season, when it won the NL Central.
The Reds still didn’t hit much, but left-hander Cliff Lee helped them by letting in a run on a wild pitch in the seventh. Todd Frazier followed with a sacrifice fly for a 2-0 lead.
Bronson Arroyo (2-1) gave up pinch-hitter Chase Utley’s two-run homer in the eighth, but Cincinnati rallied against the Philadelphia bullpen. The Reds loaded the bases against Jeremy Horst (0-1), and Phillips singled off Mike Adams to break the tie.
Aroldis Chapman retired all three batters he faced in the ninth for his third save in three tries. He threw 100 mph fastballs to Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard while fanning them to end it.
Phillies center fielder Ben Revere made a spectacular diving catch of Frazier’s fly to the edge of the warning track. Revere also banged into the outfield wall to catch Ryan Hanigan’s fly.
PADRES 6, DODGERS 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Padres pitcher Eric Stults hit a three-run homer and stuck around long enough to benefit from a two-run seventh inning as San Diego beat Los Angeles in the first game between the NL West rivals since their wild brawl last week.
There was no visible rancor between the teams on Jackie Robinson Day after Major League Baseball executive vice president Joe Torre called both managers to remind them of the context of the game, the 66th anniversary of Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier with the Dodgers.
Pinch-hitter Jesus Guzman singled while batting for Stults during the decisive rally and scored on a double-play grounder by Yonder Alonso. That came after Paco Rodriguez relieved Ronald Belisario (0-2) with the bases loaded and walked pinch-hitter Chris Denorfia to force in the tiebreaking run after getting ahead 0-2 in the count.
Stults (2-1) allowed three runs and nine hits in six innings. The former Dodgers left-hander hit his first major league homer with two outs in the second off Chad Billingsley.
Huston Street pitched the ninth to earn his second save as the Padres won for just the third time in 13 games, including twice against the Dodgers.
CARDINALS 10, PIRATES 6
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Jay and Matt Holliday each had two hits and two RBIs as St. Louis jumped on Pittsburgh early.
Allen Craig doubled and drove in three runs for the Cardinals, who knocked around James McDonald (1-2) with a seven-run second inning. McDonald gave up eight runs, three earned, and walked two in 1 1-3 innings, the shortest start of his career.
Lance Lynn (2-0) labored through five innings to get the win.
Starling Marte had three hits and Neil Walker homered for the Pirates, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.
NATIONALS 10, MARLINS 3
MIAMI (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann pitched a six-hitter for his third victory of the season and Washington bounced back from a humbling weekend to beat Miami.
Ryan Zimmerman hit his first home run and had four RBIs to lead a 16-hit outburst. Zimmermann (3-0) struck out six, walked one and threw 102 pitches in his second career complete game.
The Nationals were outscored 18-5 while being swept in a three-game series at home against Atlanta. They took out any lingering frustration on the Marlins (2-11), who came into the game tied for the worst record in the majors.
The Nationals had six extra-base hits, including doubles on three consecutive pitches. Ian Desmond had four hits, including a pair of doubles. Tyler Moore drove in three runs.
Washington scored four runs in the first inning, when its first six batters reached against Wade LeBlanc (0-3).
|Last Updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:42 AM|