Los Angeles, CA – St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Carpenter's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th brought home the winning run as St. Louis outlasted Pittsburgh by a 2-1 count at Busch Stadium. Peter Bourjos started the deciding frame against Jared Hughes (0-1) with a double, but was caught stealing third. Pete Kozma singled and Jon Jay kept the rally alive on a base hit which put runners on the corners. Carpenter easily plated Kozma with a long fly to left. It made a winner of Carlos Villanueva (3-1) who allowed a hit and a walk in the top of the 11th but remained unscathed.
Final Score: Milwaukee 6, Chicago 1
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Fiers had 12 strikeouts and Milwaukee Brewers pitchers combined for 18 punchouts in a 6-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Fiers (1-3) didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning and finished with one run allowed on three hits and two walks in six innings. Jeremy Jeffress, Will Smith and Francisco Rodriguez each threw an inning to finish the game. Jean Segura had a 4-for-5 day with two runs batted in and a stolen base, but Ryan Braun struck the biggest blow of the game with a two-run homer in the first inning. Carlos Gomez returned from the disabled list to pick up a hit and steal two bases. Jake Arrieta (3-2) failed to pitch a quality start for the first time this season, allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk despite striking out six in five innings. Anthony Rizzo's solo home run accounted for the Cubs' only run.
Final Score: Miami 7, Philadelphia 0
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Dan Haren coasted through six innings and Martin Prado hit a three-run homer to lead the Miami Marlins to a 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. Haren (3-1) scattered four hits across six scoreless innings and struck out four while walking none. Prado broke the game open with his second-inning home run and added an insurance run with an RBI double later in the game. Dee Gordon, the league's leader in hits, was 3-for-3 to improve his average to .440 on the season. He scored three runs and reached base five times. Cole Hamels (1-3) turned in his worst start of the season for Philadelphia, allowing a season-high six runs on 10 hits and three walks in six innings with six strikeouts. Phillies hitters totaled just six hits.
Final Score: San Francisco 5, LA Angels of Anaheim 4
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tim Hudson finally received offensive support and backed it with a solid outing as the San Francisco Giants held off the Los Angels of Anaheim for a 5-4 victory in the second of a three-game interleague set on Saturday. Hudson (1-2) allowed three runs on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts in eight-plus innings of work. He entered the game with just five runs of support from his teammates this season. Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford each homered and Nori Aoki drove in two runs for the Giants, who won Friday's series opener 3-2 on Joe Panik's RBI single in the ninth inning. Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored and Albert Pujols also went yard for the Angels, who had starter Hector Santiago (2-2) give up four runs on nine hits over five frames.
Final Score: Washington 1, New York 0
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Gio Gonzalez tossed seven scoreless innings as the Washington Nationals silenced the New York Mets by a 1-0 score in the third of a four-game set on Saturday. Gonzalez (2-2) gave up six hits and two walks, while fanning nine batters to improve to 8-4 in 14 career starts against the Mets. Michael Taylor drove in a run, while Wilson Ramos, Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa each supplied two hits for the Nationals, who have won four of their last five games. Juan Lagares had two hits and Lucas Duda doubled for the Mets, who had Jonathon Niese (2-2) allow just one run on nine hits with five strikeouts over his seven-inning outing. The Mets failed to get much going offensively. They mustered just one extra-base hit, finished with just two runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Final Score: Cincinnati 8, Atlanta 4
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Marlon Byrd, Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart all homered to back a solid Jason Marquis in the Cincinnati Reds' 8-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. Marquis (3-1) did not allow a hit until the fifth inning and exited after 6 1/3 innings, having allowed three runs on five hits and a pair of walks. Tony Cingrani struck out three of the four batters he faced. In addition to the trio of home runs, the Reds got a pair of triples from Jay Bruce, who drove in two runs. Cozart was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two driven in. Eric Stults (1-2) only allowed three singles through the first three innings but yielded six runs over his next four frames. He finished with six runs allowed on 11 hits in seven innings. Cameron Maybin hit a two-run home run and finished with three runs batted in, and Andrelton Simmons reached base four times and drove in a run.
Final Score: San Diego 4, Colorado 2
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Morrow pitched six good innings and Justin Upton hit a go-ahead two-run single, leading the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night. After Morrow (2-0) gave up two runs, seven hits and one walk in six innings, Brandon Maurer and Craig Kimbrel retired the last nine Colorado batters to seal the win. Maurer threw two perfect innings and Kimbrel struck out two in a 1-2-3 ninth for his seventh save of the season. The Padres have won the first two games of the three-game series after being swept by Houston. Charlie Blackmon hit a solo homer for the Rockies, who have dropped four in a row.
Final Score: Los Angeles 6, Arizona 4
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Joc Pederson tied the game with a solo homer in the seventh inning, and Howie Kendrick's RBI single gave Los Angeles the lead later in the frame, as the Dodgers topped the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-4, Saturday night. Jimmy Rollins singled in Yasmani Grandal with an insurance run in the eighth inning. Grandal had three hits for the Dodgers, who won their third in a row. Justin Turner homered and scored three times for Los Angeles. Paul Goldschmidt belted a two-run homer and Aaron Hill added a solo shot for the Diamondbacks, losers of six of their last eight contests. They'll try to avoid a three-game sweep Sunday afternoon.