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National League Game Capsules
(Sunday, July 27)

Final Score: Washington 4, Cincinnati 2

Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Doug Fister tossed seven scoreless innings while Adam LaRoche drove in two runs, as Washington held on late to post a 4-2 victory over Cincinnati in Sunday's rubber match of a three-game series. Fister (10-2) surrendered just three hits and one walk, fanning five over his productive effort, his first scoreless start since June 21. After Aaron Barrett encountered trouble, Rafael Soriano recorded the final three outs to post his 25th save. Anthony Rendon and Jayson Werth added an RBI each for the Nationals, winners in eight of their last 11 overall. Mat Latos (2-3) was tagged for three runs on as many hits, walking four and fanning six for the Reds, losers in eight of their last nine.

Final Score: Philadelphia 4, Arizona 2

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Howard hit a two-run home run and Roberto Hernandez pitched seven strong innings as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Howard broke a 2-2 tie by scoring on a controversial play in the sixth. Marlon Byrd hit a high pop-up into shallow right field that would've ended the inning, but second baseman Didi Gregorius dropped the ball. The throw home beat Howard, but a review ruled that catcher Miguel Montero blocked the plate and the Phillies were awarded the run. Ben Revere doubled and drove in a run for the Phillies, who won their first home series since sweeping the San Diego Padres in a three-game set in June. Hernandez (5-8) only allowed two runs on four hits while not surrendering a walk. Paul Goldschmidt and Nick Ahmed each had one RBI for the Diamondbacks, who haven't won a series against the Phillies since April of 2011. Vidal Nuno (0-2), who was looking for his first win since being traded to Arizona from the Yankees on July 6, allowed four runs -- three earned -- and four hits while striking out five.

Final Score: New York 2, Milwaukee 0

Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Lucas Duda capped his incredible series with a two-run homer on Sunday and Jacob deGrom pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings in the New York Mets' 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. DeGrom, meanwhile, has been one of the best pitchers in the majors this month and Sunday was no different. The rookie right-hander surrendered just four hits with a pair of walks. DeGrom (5-5) has won his last four starts, yielding just two runs with 30 strikeouts during that stretch. Chris Young doubled twice for the Mets, doing so for the second straight game. Jimmy Nelson (1-2) pitched well for the Brewers despite the loss, going seven innings of two-run ball with six strikeouts. Nelson also picked up his first career hit.

Final Score: St. Louis 1, Chicago 0

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings as the St. Louis Cardinals grabbed a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in the finale of a three-game set. Wainwright (13-5) gave up five hits and three walks, while striking out three for the Cardinals, who took the final two of this series. Matt Holliday's solo home run in the first proved to be the only run in the game. Kyle Hendricks (1-1) allowed the one run on seven hits with two strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings for the Cubs, who have lost four of their last five games.

Final Score: Miami 4, Houston 2

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcell Ozuna and Garrett Jones homered to lead the Miami Marlins to a 4-2 victory and a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros on Sunday. Casey McGehee and Jordany Valdespin each drove in a run for the Marlins, who have won four straight and seven of their last eight. Jacob Turner (4-6) earned the win after giving up just one run on six hits with four strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings. Jose Altuve homered among his three hits for Houston, which dropped its fifth straight game. Starter Collin McHugh (4-9), who was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game, lasted 6 1/3 innings. He gave up four runs on seven hits and one walk with nine strikeouts in his sixth-straight loss.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 7, Colorado 5

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Harrison and Gregory Polanco hit back- to-back homers in the eighth inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Colorado Rockies, 7-5, in the finale of a three-game set. Harrison was 4- for-6 on the day with two RBI and two runs scored, while Chris Stewart finished with three hits and crossed the plate twice for the Pirates, who avoided a series sweep with the win. Tony Watson (7-1) earned the win despite giving up Nolan Arenado's homer in the seventh. He stayed in and pitched a scoreless eighth inning. Brandon Barnes and Arenado both homered for the Rockies, who had their three-game win streak come to an end. Rex Brothers (3-5) was tagged with the loss after surrendering both home runs in the eighth.

Final Score: Atlanta 8, San Diego 3

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Atlanta collected six hits during a six-run third inning and the Braves took down the San Diego Padres, 8-3, in the third installment of a four-game series. B.J. Upton went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored while Justin Upton, Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit all drove in two runs in the triumph. Atlanta had lost four of six. Mike Minor (4-6) won at home for the first time since May 19, ending a five-start winless spell at Turner Field. He was charged with three runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. Yangervis Solarte and Rene Rivera both homered for San Diego, losers in two straight following a three-game win streak. Solarte, who was acquired from the Yankees earlier in the week in a deal that sent former All-Star Chase Headley to the Bronx, hit his first blast with his new team. Eric Stults (3-13) lost his major league-leading 13th game after yielding six runs in six innings of work. He didn't allow a hit besides the third inning.

Final Score: Los Angeles 4, San Francisco 3

San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Carl Crawford lined an RBI triple to highlight Los Angeles' three-run fifth inning and the Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants, 4-3, to sweep a three-game set. Hanley Ramirez went 2- for-4 with an RBI and run scored for the Dodgers, who moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Giants for first place in the NL West. Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5) struck out seven and allowed three runs on six hits and a walk over six innings to notch the win. Jake Peavy (0-1), who was acquired from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, made his first start for his new club and yielded four runs -- three earned -- on six hits and two walks while fanning five for San Francisco, which has dropped four straight on the heels of a 6-1 stretch. Buster Posey smacked a solo homer in defeat.

07/27 23:35:55 ET