National League Game Capsules(Monday, July 21)
Final Score: San Francisco 7, Philadelphia 4
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer to lead the San Francisco Giants in a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies that began a four-game series. Hunter Pence went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored, while Buster Posey also drove in two runs for the Giants, who have won four of their last five. San Francisco starter Ryan Vogelsong was roughed up for 11 hits and four runs -- three earned -- in just three-plus innings of action. George Kontos (2-0) allowed just one hit in two innings of work for the win. Prior to the game, the Giants reportedly signed second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor-league deal. He had been released by the Atlanta Braves on Friday. Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard each drove in a pair of runs for the Phillies, who lost two of three to the Braves coming out of the All-Star break. Cliff Lee (4-5), who was activated from the 60-day disabled list before the game, allowed six runs on 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. His last start was on May 18 before hitting the DL with a left elbow strain.
Final Score: Los Angeles 5, Pittsburgh 2
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-2, in the opener of a three-game set at PNC Park. Ryu (11-5) allowed only two runs on five hits and struck out five to help Los Angeles break Pittsburgh's six-game winning streak at home. Justin Turner had two RBI and two runs scored and Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI for the Dodgers, who are 69-29 against the Pirates since 2001 -- the best record versus an opponent for any MLB team over that span. Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 29th save of the season and 11th scoreless inning in as many appearances since June 21. Edinson Volquez (8-7) was tagged with the loss for the Pirates, allowing five runs and a season-high 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings and having his personal four-game winning streak snapped.
Final Score: Miami 3, Atlanta 1 (10 innings)
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Garrett Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the top of the 10th inning as the Miami Marlins topped the Atlanta Braves, 3-1, in the opener of a four-game set. The Marlins squandered a bases- loaded, no-out opportunity against Craig Kimbrel in the ninth, but they didn't waste their scoring chance in the next frame. Christian Yelich led off the 10th with a single against Shae Simmons (1-2) before Jordany Valdespin moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt. Giancarlo Stanton was then intentionally walked and Casey McGehee coaxed a free pass to load the bases for Jones, who rolled a base hit back up the middle to plate Yelich and Stanton to give the Marlins a 3-1 advantage. Steve Cishek fanned two in a 1-2-3 bottom of the 10th to notch his 22nd save of the season, while Bryan Morris (7-0) tossed a scoreless home half of the ninth to record the victory. Jarrod Saltalamacchia smacked a solo homer for Miami, which has won two straight on the heels of a six-game losing streak. The blast ended Julio Teheran's no-hit bid with two outs in the fifth inning. Marlins starter Tom Koehler struck out seven and allowed a run on five hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings. Teheran fanned 11 and surrendered a run on four hits and a walk over seven frames for the Braves, who had won four of their last five contests.
Final Score: Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 2
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Braun drove in a pair of runs as the Milwaukee Brewers grabbed a 5-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a three-game series. Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Jean Segura also scored twice for the Brewers, who moved a half-game ahead of idle St. Louis for first place in the NL Central. Wily Peralta (11-6) allowed a run on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts over seven innings of work. Kristopher Negron and Billy Hamilton each hit a solo home run for the Reds, who have dropped their past four games. Mat Latos (2-2) was touched for five runs -- four earned -- on eight hits with three strikeouts in seven innings on the mound.
Final Score: Washington 7, Colorado 2
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ian Desmond smacked a two-run homer to highlight a 5-for-5 night to go with three runs scored as the Washington Nationals defeated the Colorado Rockies, 7-2, in the opener of a three-game set. Danny Espinosa went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored, while Doug Fister (9-2) allowed two runs on nine hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings for the Nationals, who have won three straight games. Franklin Morales (5-5) surrendered four runs -- three earned -- on nine hits and four walks over six frames for Colorado, which has dropped four consecutive contests.
Final Score: Detroit 4, Arizona 3
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Torii Hunter belted a two-run homer, Austin Jackson added a solo shot and the Detroit Tigers escaped Chase Field with a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Miguel Cabrera drove in the eventual game-winning run in the seventh inning, and the Tigers held on for their second straight win after losing three in a row to the Indians. Justin Verlander (9-8) scattered three runs, six hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings in winning his 13th consecutive decisions against NL teams. Gerardo Parra hit a solo homer for the Diamondbacks, who were looking to win four in a row for the first time this year. Randall Delgado (1-2) took the loss in an extended relief effort. He was used for 2 1/3 innings after Vidal Nuno failed to make it out of the fifth having allowed three runs on seven hits.
Final Score: Seattle 5, NY Mets 2
Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Willie Bloomquist went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Seattle Mariners defeated the New York Mets, 5-2, in the opener of a three-game set. Kyle Seager had a pair of hits and two RBI, while Dustin Ackley smacked three hits, drove in a run and made a spectacular leaping catch at the wall in left to take a homer away from Travis d'Arnaud in the sixth. Roenis Elias (8-8) struck out eight and allowed a run on five hits and two walks over 5 1/3 frames for Seattle. Mike Zunino smacked a solo homer in the victory. Jonathon Niese (5-5) surrendered four runs on 11 hits and two walks over six innings for the Mets, who have dropped three straight.
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