National League Game Capsules
(Wednesday, May 22nd)
Final Score: Los Angeles 9, Milwaukee 2
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Carl Crawford and Scott Van Slyke both went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Los Angeles Dodgers downed the Milwaukee Brewers, 9-2, to take the rubber match of a three-game series at Miller Park on Wednesday. Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Kemp, Nick Punto and Ramon Hernandez each added an RBI for the Dodgers, who had dropped four of five coming in. Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-2) threw a stellar 7 1/3 innings, giving up six hits and two runs while striking out four with two walks. The Dodgers reached the Brewers' bullpen quick as starter Wily Peralta (3-5) had his worst outing of his young career. He gave up six runs -- four earned -- on seven hits over just 1 2/3 innings.
Final Score: Cincinnati 7, New York 4
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Brandon Phillips hit a tie-breaking RBI double in the top of the ninth inning, and Todd Frazier drove in two more runs later in the frame to help the Cincinnati Reds down the New York Mets, 7-4, en route to sweeping a three-game set at Citi Field. Mets reliever Bobby Parnell (4-1) absorbed his first defeat of the season after allowing Phillips' chopping two-bagger down the first-base line. First baseman Ike Davis misplayed the ball, expecting it to land in foul territory, but it rolled past him and remained fair to allow Shin-Shoo Choo to score the eventual game- winner. Alfredo Simon (4-1) picked up the win after tossing a scoreless eighth, while Aroldis Chapman earned his 10th save of the season by tossing a perfect bottom of the ninth. Zack Cozart went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer for the Reds, who have won four of five. Daniel Murphy and Rick Ankiel each had three hits and two RBI apiece to account for New York's offense. The Mets have dropped four of their last five.
Final Score: Colorado 4, Arizona 1
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Carlos Gonzalez drove in two runs on a homer and a triple to lead the way as the Colorado Rockies capped a successful homestand with a 4-1 decision over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Nolan Arenado added an RBI double, while Jorge De La Rosa headed up a strong pitching display that helped the Rockies end a seven-game stretch at home with victories in five of their final six games, with two of the wins coming in this three-game set. De La Rosa (6-3) yielded a run on six hits over 5 1/3 innings to win his fourth consecutive start, with Edgmer Escalona, Matt Belisle and Rex Brothers shutting out the Diamondbacks the rest of the way. Arizona starter Trevor Cahill (3-5) surrendered all four Colorado runs in six innings of work, with Wil Nieves finishing 2-for-4 with a run-scoring double in the loss.
Final Score: Washington 2, San Francisco 1 (10 innings)
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Ian Desmond's RBI single in the top of the 10th inning sent Washington past San Francisco, 2-1, in the finale of a three-game set. Bryce Harper's sixth-inning homer was the only other offense for the Nationals, who avoided a sweep and put the brakes on a four- game skid. Tyler Clippard (3-1) tossed a scoreless ninth for the win and Rafael Soriano followed suit in the bottom of the 10th for his 13th save. Buster Posey knocked in the lone run and Andres Torres doubled twice for the Giants, who have dropped four of their last six. Jeremy Affeldt (1-1) was charged in defeat with the deciding run.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 1, Chicago 0
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Francisco Liriano pitched seven shutout innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, in the middle test of a three-game series. Liriano (3-0) had nine strikeouts and allowed just two hits and a walk in his outing. The 29-year-old Liriano signed with the Pirates this past offseason, but injured his non-throwing arm and began the season on the disabled list. Since making his season debut on May 11, he has given up only two runs over 18 innings. Mark Melancon allowed runners on first and second in the ninth, but escaped trouble to notch his first save of the season. Garrett Jones drove in the lone run of the game, a two-out single off Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (2-6) in the first inning that scored Andrew McCutchen. Samardzija fanned eight and gave up three hits and a walk over seven frames.
Final Score: Philadelphia 3, Miami 0
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Eighty-five of Cliff Lee's 115 pitches went for strikes as the veteran left-hander tossed his 12th career shutout to guide the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-0 victory over the Miami Marlins in the rubber match of a three-game series from Marlins Park. Lee (5-2) struck out five and surrendered just three hits for Philadelphia, which improved to .500 on the road (12-12). Lee also went 2-for-4 at the plate to raise his batting average to .316. Delmon Young homered for the second straight game and scored twice for the Phillies, while Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins collected two hits apiece. Marlins starter Kevin Slowey (1-5) left after five innings with an apparent strained left lat muscle. Slowey had allowed just one run on six hits while fanning six.
Final Score: Atlanta 8, Minnesota 3
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Evan Gattis hit a grand slam and B.J. Upton had a solo homer as part of a five-run fourth inning that helped the Atlanta Braves down the slumping Minnesota Twins, 8-3, to complete a three-game interleague sweep at Turner Field. Ramiro Pena provided a solo shot, while Jason Heyward and Chris Johnson each had two hits and drove in a run for the Braves, who have won six straight. Atlanta has swept back-to-back three- game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Twins. Paul Maholm (6-4) tossed 7 1/3 innings and allowed one unearned run and seven hits with four strikeouts. Justin Morneau drove in one run and Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Arcia each hit solo homers in the ninth for the Twins, losers of eight straight. Starter Vance Worley (1-5) allowed all eight runs on 10 hits over just 3 2/3 innings to absorb the loss.
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