MLB Game Capsules

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Updated: April 30, 2013

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Final Score: Atlanta 3, Washington 2

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Andrelton Simmons knocked in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to help the Atlanta Braves defeat the Washington Nationals, 3-2, in the opener of a four-game series on Monday. Simmons hit a sacrifice fly off the Nationals’ Tyler Clippard (1-1) to score Gerald Laird, who drew a walk to lead off Atlanta’s half of the inning. Laird and Justin Upton drove in a run apiece for the Braves, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Starter Julio Teheran gave up two runs on 10 hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision. Jordan Walden (1-0) came into relieve and pitched 1 2/3 flawless innings to earn the win, while Craig Kimbrel notched his ninth save with a scoreless ninth. Kurt Suzuki and Chad Tracy each had an RBI for the Nationals, who saw Stephen Strasburg allow two runs on six hits and four walks in six innings.

Final Score: Miami 4, New York 3 (15 innings)

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Nick Green hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 15th inning as the Miami Marlins fought and rallied for a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets Monday in the opener of a three-game test. Trailing 3-2 through the first half of the 15th, Greg Dobbs singled to center with one out. Justin Ruggiano walked and Rob Brantly poked a single to right to tie the game at 2-2. Green, who finished with two hits, plated Ruggiano with a deep fly to left field for the game-winner. Reliever Jon Rauch (1-2) picked up the win after lasting three innings and allowing one run, while striking out five in the victory. Brantly finished 3-for-7 with an RBI and Green drove in two for the Marlins, who have won two straight for the first time since October 1-2 of 2012. John Buck had the game’s only homer, a two-run blast, and Ruben Tejada hit a tie-breaking infield single in the top of the 15th for the Mets, who extended their season-high losing streak to five games. Shaun Marcum (0-2) was dealt with the loss in three innings of relief, allowing both crucial runs on four hits. Bobby Parnell had a blown save, his second of the season, in the ninth.

Final Score: Chicago 5, San Diego 3

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Scott Hairston and Cody Ransom smacked back-to- back home runs in the second inning and the Chicago Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres, 5-3, in the first of a four-game series on Monday. Ransom and Darwin Barney drove in two runs apiece for the Cubs, who have won seven of eight games against the Padres at home. Starter Jeff Samardzija allowed three runs on four hits and four walks in five innings in a no-decision. Michael Bowden (1-1) pitched a perfect sixth and Kevin Gregg was perfect through the final 1 1/3 innings to notch his fourth save. Yonder Alonso had two RBI for the Padres, who saw starter Clayton Richard (0-3) surrender five runs on seven hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings.

Final Score: Milwaukee 10, Pittsburgh 4

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Yovani Gallardo tossed seven innings and was one of four Milwaukee players to hit a solo home run as the Brewers outslugged the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-4, on Monday in the opener of a three-game set at Miller Park. Jean Segura had three hits, including a two-run blast, while Norichika Aoki, Carlos Gomez and Yuniesky Betancourt each hit solo shots for the Brewers, who have won eight straight versus the Pirates. Milwaukee also improved to 14-1 versus the Bucs when Gallardo (3-1) starts on the hill, while the righty has a 10-1 mark all-time in those outings. He allowed two runs — one earned — on just three hits and struck out five in the victory. Garrett Jones hit a two-run homer and Gaby Sanchez and Andrew McCutchen each drove in one run for the Pirates, who were coming off a series win versus St. Louis. Starter Wandy Rodriguez (2-1) struggled through 3 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on six hits and also walked four in defeat, his first of the season.

Final Score: Cincinnati 2, St. Louis 1

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – Mat Latos spun six scoreless innings of five- hit ball and the Cincinnati Reds held off the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1, on Monday in the opener of a three-game set at Busch Stadium. Latos (2-0) walked three and struck out four while extending his scoreless streak to 17 innings in earning his second victory in as many starts. Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect ninth to nail down his sixth save of the season. Joey Votto collected two hits and knocked in a run, while Xavier Paul’s RBI ground out in the fourth proved to be the difference for the Reds, who have won two straight. St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright (4-2) was a hard-luck loser, giving up both runs on five hits while fanning six over seven solid frames. Yadier Molina recorded three hits and plated the lone run for St. Louis, which has dropped three straight on the heels of a four-game winning streak.

Final Score: San Francisco 6, Arizona 4

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – Brandon Belt ripped a tie-breaking, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday in the opener of a three-game set at Chase Field. Belt also smacked a solo shot in the second, while Pablo Sandoval and Gregor Blanco added an RBI and a run scored apiece to help the Giants snap a five-game slide. Jean Machi (1-0) earned the victory after pitching a perfect seventh in relief of starter Matt Cain, who remains in search of his first victory of the season after giving up four runs on five hits and four walks over six frames. Sergio Romo worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to nail down his ninth save of the season. Brad Ziegler (1-1) entered for Arizona starter Ian Kennedy to start the eighth and served up Belt’s go-ahead single to absorb the loss. Kennedy allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks over seven innings. All four of Arizona’s runs came in the fourth, as Jason Kubel, Eric Chavez and Martin Prado each homered in the frame, but it wasn’t enough for the Diamondbacks, who had won five of their last six coming into the contest.

Final Score: Colorado 12, Los Angeles 2

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Wilin Rosario smacked a three-run home run among his three hits and scored three times in the Colorado Rockies’ 12-2 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a three-game set. Nolan Arenado knocked a two-run homer while Dexter Folwer had a solo shot and drove in two runs for the Rockies, who managed just 12 runs in a four-game series against the Diamondbacks over the weekend. Jordan Pacheco also had two RBI in the victory, just the Rockies’ third in their last nine games. Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood was great on both sides of the ball. He was 3-for-4 and drove in two runs while allowing just five hits over six innings. Jerry Hairston Jr. cracked a two-run shot for the Dodgers, who saw starter Ted Lilly last just three innings, giving up five runs — four earned — on eight hits and two walks.

Final Score: Houston 9, New York 1

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Lucas Harrell spun 6 1/3 strong innings and batterymate Carlos Corporan went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI, with the duo leading Houston to a 9-1 shellacking of the New York Yankees that halted the Astros’ nine-game road losing streak. Harrell (3-2) also stopped Houston’s four-game overall slide, while ending a string of four straight Yankee wins, by yielding just one run and scattering eight hits. Fourteen of the 19 outs the right-hander recorded came on the ground. He was helped out by an offense that pounded out 17 hits and rocked Andy Pettitte (3-2) for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. Brandon Barnes finished 3- for-5 with three RBI in the rout, with Carlos Pena contributing a run-scoring single as part of a 2-for-5 night. Jose Altuve, Chris Carter and Brandon Laird also had two hits for Houston, which went 6-for-14 with runners in scoring position. Vernon Wells, Brett Gardner and Robinson Cano each collected a pair of hits for New York, with Wells driving in the Yankees’ lone run with a sixth-inning single.

Final Score: Detroit 4, Minnesota 3

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) – Prince Fielder’s three-run home run led the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins to open a three-game series on Monday. Andy Dirks hit a solo home run and scored twice while Max Scherzer (3-0) gave up three runs on six hits with 10 strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings for the Tigers, who have won five of their last six. Josh Willingham hit a solo home run while Oswaldo Arcia and Aaron Hicks each drove in a run for the Twins, who have lost four of six. Mike Pelfrey (2-3) gave up four runs on seven hits with two walks and a strikeout over 5 1/3 innings to drop his second straight start.

Final Score: Cleveland 9, Kansas City 0

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) – Ryan Raburn went 4-for-4 with two homers and four RBI to lead the Cleveland Indians in a 9-0 rout of the Kansas City Royals that wrapped up a four-game set. Asdrubal Cabrera drove in two runs while Jason Kipnis hit a solo homer and scored twice for the Indians, who won the final two games of this series. Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2) gave up just three hits and two walks with four strikeouts over seven-plus innings to pick up his first win in five starts.