National League Game Capsules(Tuesday, April 15th)
Final Score: Pittsburgh 8, Cincinnati 7 (Game 1) Final Score: Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 5 (Game 2)
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Mike Leake pitched into the seventh inning and drove in two runs as the Cincinnati Reds took a 7-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Leake (2-1) gave up three runs on five hits, and went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, home run and two runs scored for the Reds, who bounced back from a loss in the opener that was finished before the game. Monday's series-opener was suspended in the top of the seventh due to rain, and finished on Tuesday with the Pirates taking an 8-7 victory. Joey Votto went 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, while Todd Frazier clubbed a two-run home run and Devin Mesoraco drove in a pair in the win. Gerrit Cole (2-1) was touched for five runs on nine hits over six innings of work. Neil Walker hit a two-run home run and Pedro Alvarez scored twice for the Pirates, who have lost four of five.
Final Score: Miami 11, Washington 2
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Tom Koehler tossed seven scoreless innings, while Giancarlo Stanton finished 2-for-4 with a three-run blast and drove in five runs as Miami battered Washington, 11-2, in the middle test of a three- game series. Casey McGehee added three hits and two RBI, with Marcell Ozuna going 4-for-5 with a run driven in and three scored for the Marlins, who shook off a 9-2 loss in Monday's opener. Koehler (2-1) issued five walks, but fanned three and allowed one hit to complement an offense which set a new season high for runs scored. Zach Walters homered for the Nationals, who have dropped four of their last five. Stephen Strasburg (1-2) exited after four full frames, having given up eight hits and six runs along with three walks and five strikeouts.
Final Score: St. Louis 6, Milwaukee 1
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Shelby Miller pitched six solid innings and the St. Louis Cardinals took a 6-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the second of a three-game set. Miller (1-2) gave up a run on three hits with seven strikeouts, while Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run home run and Mark Ellis drove in a pair for the Cardinals, who have won four straight. Marco Estrada (1-1) gave up three runs on five hits over six innings and Aramis Ramirez hit a solo home run for the Brewers, who have dropped the first two of this set after winning nine straight.
Final Score: New York 9, Arizona 0
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as the New York Mets defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-0, in the middle contest of a three-game set. Nieuwenhuis was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to the game to replace outfielder Juan Lagares on the active roster. The Mets placed Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled right hamstring. New York was also without right fielder Curtis Granderson, who is considered day-to-day after running into the fence, injuring his rib and forearm in Monday's win. Eric Young collected three hits with two RBI and two runs scored and Andrew Brown also knocked in two RBI starting in place of Granderson. New York starter Jenrry Mejia (2-0) went five innings and allowed just two hits with three strikeouts and two walks to earn the win. Mejia was cruising through the Diamondbacks order, but was taken out of the game after five scoreless frames because of a blister on his throwing hand.
Final Score: Colorado 3, San Diego 2
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Juan Nicasio tossed six strong innings and the Colorado Rockies took a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres in the second of a three-game set. Nicasio (2-0) gave up two runs on six hits with three strikeouts, while Wilin Rosario, Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu each drove in a run for the Rockies, who rebounded from Monday's disappointing loss. In Monday's opener, the Padres scored two runs on a wild pitch and a bad throw in the eighth inning to take the game, 5-4. Robbie Erlin (1-1) gave up all three runs on six hits with a walk and seven strikeouts for the Padres, who had won four of five coming in. Seth Smith and Jedd Gyorko each drove in a run.
Final Score: San Francisco 3, Los Angeles 2 (12 innings)
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Hector Sanchez's game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a three-game series. Brandon Crawford hit a one-out single to center against Brandon League (0-1) and scampered to second on a Brandon Hicks groundout. A League wild pitch advanced Crawford to third before he crossed the plate on Sanchez's base hit up the middle. Yusmeiro Petit (1-1) tossed a scoreless top of the 12th to get the win. Brandon Belt and Hunter Pence each had three hits for San Francisco, which has won three of its last four. Juan Uribe smacked a solo homer for the Dodgers, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Atlanta at Philadelphia, postponed
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Tuesday's matchup between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be rescheduled at a later date and not during this current series, which runs through Thursday. An official makeup date will be announced as soon as it is confirmed. Right-hander David Hale was slated to get the start on the mound for Atlanta, while Cliff Lee was scheduled to toe the rubber for the Phillies. Atlanta claimed Monday's series opener between these NL East foes after Dan Uggla slugged a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the ninth inning.
Chicago Cubs at NY Yankees, postponed
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Tuesday's game between the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees was postponed because of rain. It has been rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader for Wednesday. The first contest will start at 1:05 p.m. ET and the nightcap is set for 7:05 p.m. Masahiro Tanaka was slated to start Tuesday for the Yankees, while Jason Hammel was set to take the mound for the Cubs.
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