Nationals Explode On S.F.
Washington — Ian Desmond and Bryce Harper each homered and drove in two runs as the streaking Washington Nationals rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants 14-6 Sunday.
Jose Lobaton doubled among his three hits, drove in a run and scored twice for the Nationals, who took the rubber game against the Giants despite a labored four-inning outing from starter Stephen Strasburg.
Craig Stammen (4-4) allowed a run in two innings of relief for NL-East leading Washington, which has won 12 of 13.
Reds 5, Braves 3
Cincinnati — Alfredo Simon pitched seven strong innings to earn his first win in eight starts since the All-Star break and Todd Frazier homered as Cincinnati held on for a win over Atlanta.
Simon (13-8), who was 0-5 since pitching in the All-Star Game, opened with six shutout innings before yielding a run in the seventh. He allowed five hits with one walk and six strikeouts over seven innings.
Phillies 7, Cardinals 1
Philadelphia — Jimmy Rollins homered and Jerome Williams tossed eight strong innings to lead Philadelphia to a victory over St. Louis.
Ben Revere had a pair of hits and an RBI for Philadelphia, which took two of three from the Cardinals to claim consecutive series wins for the first time since April.
Brewers 4, Pirates 3
Milwaukee — Mike Fiers held Pittsburgh to two hits in seven innings for his fourth straight win since coming up from Triple-A, and Milwaukee avoided a three-game sweep at home by beating the Pirates.
Fiers (4-1) fanned seven. He allowed Starling Marte’s two-run shot in the second before retiring 16 of the next 17 batters.
Padres 7 Diamondbacks 4
Phoenix — Yasmani Grandal homered and drove in four runs, Ian Kennedy won in his second game back at Chase Field, and San Diego beat Arizona.
After struggling his first game back in the desert a year ago, Kennedy (10-11) was sharp against his former team before tiring late, striking out six in 52⁄3 innings.
Mets 11, Dodgers 3
Los Angeles — Lucas Duda homered twice, drove in a career-high five runs and was involved in New York’s first triple play in over four seasons, allowing a grieving Bartolo Colon to breeze to a victory over Los Angeles.
Colon (12-10) gave up two runs and five hits over six innings and struck out five in his first start since his mother Adriana passed away on Monday from breast cancer. After the game, the 41-year-old right-hander returned to the Dominican Republic to attend her funeral.
Rockies 7, Marlins 4
Denver — Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and Christian Bergman pitched into the seventh to earn his first major league win, helping Colorado beat Miami.
Bergman (1-2) was reinstated from the disabled list earlier in the day after missing 51 games with a broken left hand. He gave up nine hits and four runs in his first start since June 20.
Arenado kept up his torrid month by going 2 for 4, raising his average to .388 in August. He also was hit on the right elbow in the fifth but stayed in the game.