Los Angeles, CA – Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Zimmermann tossed eight scoreless innings and the Washington Nationals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 in the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader. In the second game, Kevin Pillar homered twice and drove in a career-high four runs against former Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Washington Nationals 7-3.
Final Score: Colorado 6, Los Angeles 3, Game One Los Angeles 9, Colorado 8, Game Two
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Michael McKenry went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI as Colorado downed Los Angeles 6-3 in the opener of a doubleheader on Tuesday. In the second game, Alex Guerrero smacked a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the ninth inning to lead the Dodgers to a 9-8 win over the Rockies.
Final Score: Philadelphia 5, Cincinnati 4
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Maikel Franco tied the game with a two- run homer in the eighth and pinch-hitter Darin Ruf won it in the ninth with an RBI single, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on a rainy Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park. The Reds appeared to be headed to the ninth with a 4-2 lead, but Jay Bruce misplayed Ryan Howard's two-out double. Franco followed with a blast down the left-field line. The Phillies then scored the winning run off Tony Cingrani (0-2) in the ninth. Odubel Herrera doubled, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and raced home on Ruf's hit to right. Jonathan Papelbon (1-0) tossed a perfect top of the ninth for the Phillies, who snapped a seven-game skid. Sean O'Sullivan got the start and gave up four runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings. Johnny Cueto, making his first start since May 19 due to an elbow issue, lasted six innings and allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits for the Reds, who have lost eight in a row on the road.
Final Score: Miami 5, Chicago 2
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Marcell Ozuna gave the Miami Marlins the lead for good with a double in the fifth as they defeated the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in the second of a three-game set at Marlins Park. Brad Hand was serviceable once again for Miami, tossing six innings of two-run ball. Hand (1-1) threw five scoreless frames in his first start of the season last time out at Pittsburgh. Giancarlo Stanton homered and Adeiny Hechavarria also knocked in a run for Miami, which had lost two straight. Kyle Hendricks (1-2) took the loss for the Cubs after he went six innings and allowed four runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts. Anthony Rizzo and Junior Lake each had an RBI in the loss.
Final Score: St. Louis 1, Milwaukee 0
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Mark Reynolds had the only RBI of the night to back a stellar outing from Lance Lynn as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 on Tuesday. Lynn (4-4) was brilliant in his outing, scattering five hits and striking out five in 7 2/3 scoreless innings. Matt Holliday had his streak of reaching base safely to begin the season halted at 45 games after he was ejected in an 0-for-3 effort. The streak was the fifth longest to begin a season in MLB history and his 47 straight games dating back to last season was eight off Stan Musial's club record set in 1943. Tyler Cravy (0-1), making his MLB debut, was charged with one run on four hits with six strikeouts in seven innings.
Final Score: Arizona 7, Atlanta 6
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - A.J. Pollock's two-run home run lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-6 win over the Atlanta Braves in the middle contest of a three-game set. Pollock finished the game with three RBI while Ender Inciarte scored twice and drove in two for the Diamondbacks, who had lost five of seven coming in. Josh Collmenter allowed three runs on six hits with three strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in the start. Andrew Chafin (3-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. A.J. Pierzynski and Todd Cunningham each drove in a pair of runs for the Braves, who had a three- game winning streak broken. Shelby Miller had his worst start of the season as he gave up a season-high four runs on six hits along with six walks in just a season-low 4 1/3 innings. Brandon Cunniff (2-1) allowed Pollock's homer to take the loss.
Final Score: San Diego 7, New York 2
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Derek Norris hit a two-run home run to lead the San Diego Padres to a 7-2 win over the New York Mets in the second of a three-game set. Will Venable and Alexi Amarista each drove in a pair of runs while Yonder Alonso was 3-for-4 with two runs for the Padres, who have won five of their last eight. Ian Kennedy (3-5) snapped a four-start losing streak as he gave up just two runs on six hits with a pair of walks and eight strikeouts in six innings. Michael Cuddyer and Wilmer Flores each drove in a run for the Mets, who had a two-game losing streak snapped. Noah Syndergaard (2-3) was tagged for all seven runs on 10 hits while striking out 10 in four innings to take the loss.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 7, San Francisco 4
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-5 and finished a home run shy of the cycle in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 7-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. McCutchen drove in two runs and scored twice for the Pirates, who have won the first two games of this three-game series. Jordy Mercer hit a solo homer and Pedro Alvarez knocked in a pair of runs. Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett (6-1) won his sixth straight start after allowing four runs on eight hits over five innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked two. Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer for the Giants, who have lost four straight. Buster Posey drove in two runs. Chris Heston (5-4) gave up five runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking three over 3 2/3 innings.