Rockies Drub Nationals to End Five-Loss Run
Washington (ap) — Jhoulys Chacin pitched seven shutout innings and hit an RBI single, and the Colorado Rockies snapped their five-game losing streak by beating the Washington Nationals 7-1 yesterday.
DJ LeMahieu hit his first home run and Michael Cuddyer’s RBI single in the first extended his hitting streak to 20 games, the longest active streak in the majors and tied for the longest this season. Nolan Arenado also went deep for Colorado.
Chacin (6-3) held Washington to five hits with one walk and three strikeouts to win his third straight start. Dan Haren (4-9) allowed six runs and seven hits in 3 1∕ 3 innings.
Making his major league debut, Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson doubled in his first two at-bats and drove in a run during a three-run first inning.
Giants 2, Marlins 1 (11)
San Francisco — Hector Sanchez singled home the winning run in the 11th inning and San Francisco snapped a nine-game home losing streak to Miami.
Giants right fielder Hunter Pence made a diving catch to rob Placido Polanco of a likely go-ahead single to end the 11th. The Giants beat the Marlins at home for the first time since July 28, 2010.
Barry Zito pitched seven strong innings with a heavy heart three days after his father’s death. He allowed only Ed Lucas’ first career home run in the first.
Mike Dunn (2-2) allowed Gregor Blanco’s infield single to start the 11th, and Ryan Webb gave up Buster Posey’s infield single. Pence was intentionally walked and Sanchez singled to left for his third game-ending hit.
Phillies 8, Mets 7
Philadelphia — Pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Philadelphia over New York after the Mets wiped out a six-run deficit.
Helped by some shaky Phillies defense, New York scored two runs in the top of the ninth off closer Jonathon Papelbon (2-0) to tie it.
Ryan Howard homered twice and drove in four runs. Michael Young also homered for Philadelphia, which led 7-1 through six innings.
Brewers 2, Braves 0
Milwaukee — Francisco Rodriguez earned his 300th career save, finishing off Milwaukee’s second straight 2-0 victory over slumping Atlanta.
Donovan Hand, making his first big league start, allowed two hits in 4 2∕ 3 innings for the Brewers. He struck out three in helping to extend Atlanta’s scoreless streak to 24 innings.
Burke Badenhop (1-3) got Chris Johnson on a grounder to end the fifth.
Diamondbacks 4, Reds 3
Phoenix — Jason Kubel hit a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally Arizona past Aroldis Chapman and Cincinnati for its fourth straight victory.
Jay Bruce’s second home run of the game gave the Reds a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth.
Paul Goldschmidt singled past Joey Votto at first base leading off the bottom half before Chapman (3-3) issued consecutive walks to Miguel Montero and Cody Ross. With the infield drawn in, Kubel singled over second base for his third career game-ending hit.
Dodgers 6, Padres 1
San Diego — Zack Greinke allowed one run over eight sharp innings, Adrian Gonzalez ended a wild Edinson Volquez’s no-hit bid with a homer in the sixth and Los Angeles beat San Diego.
In his first game in San Diego since breaking his collarbone in a brawl with Carlos Quentin, Greinke had a season-high eight strikeouts. He allowed four hits and only pitched to two batters over the minimum through seven innings in his longest outing of the season.
Hanley Ramirez homered into the third deck in left field and the Dodgers capitalized on several Padres miscues to snap a three-game losing streak.
Volquez did not allow a hit until Gonzalez, the former Padres first baseman, led off the sixth with his ninth home run. But the Padres’ right-hander allowed a run in the fifth on three walks and a fielder’s choice by Skip Schumaker.