NATIONAL LEAGUE WRAPS
August 29, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: New York 9, Philadelphia 5 (10 innings)
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Ike Davis hit a go-ahead RBI double during a four-run 10th inning and the New York Mets came back to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-5, in the opener of a three-game series. Davis, who hit a walkoff homer against the Houston Astros on Sunday, drove in David Wright with a double to the left-field gap against B.J. Rosenberg (0-2).
Final Score: Pittsburgh 9, St. Louis 0
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Pedro Alvarez went 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI and James McDonald silenced the Cardinals to get the Pirates back on track with a 9-0 victory in the middle test of a three-game series. Alvarez's huge game was highlighted by the longest home run hit by a Pirates player at PNC Park, a solo shot in the sixth inning that traveled an estimated 469 feet.
Final Score: Miami 9, Washington 0
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Stephen Strasburg had a 27-inning scoreless streak against the Miami Marlins coming into Tuesday, but Miami quickly made the streak a distant memory. The Marlins pummeled Strasburg for a career-worst seven runs and Ricky Nolasco threw a shutout in a 9-0 victory over the Washington Nationals in the opener of a two-game series.
Final Score: Milwaukee 4, Chicago 1
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jeff Bianchi's first career homer, a three-run blast in the second inning, gave Yovani Gallardo enough run support as the Milwaukee Brewers downed the Chicago Cubs, 4-1, at Wrigley Field. Gallardo (14-8) capped a perfect August with seven innings of one-run ball. The right-hander allowed just three hits and three walks while striking out nine to extend his winning streak to six straight starts.
Final Score: San Francisco 3, Houston 2
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Joaquin Arias scorched a game-tying, pinch-hit double in the ninth inning and scored the go-ahead run as the San Francisco Giants took a 3-2 triumph over the Houston Astros in the opener of a three- game set Tuesday at Minute Maid Park.
Final Score: Colorado 8, Los Angeles 4
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Wilin Rosario clubbed a solo home run, knocked in three and scored twice as the Colorado Rockies downed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-4, in the middle contest of a three-game set Tuesday at Coors Field. Andrew Brown registered three hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Jordan Pacheco added an RBI and scored twice for the Rockies, who won for the eighth time in their last 10 games.
Final Score: Cincinnati 5, Arizona 2
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Todd Frazier and Ryan Hanigan each had two hits and drove in a pair of runs to back another quality start by Johnny Cueto in the Reds' 5-2 victory over the Diamondbacks. Cueto (17-6) allowed just two runs on four hits in seven innings to take over sole-possession of the MLB lead in wins.
Final Score: Atlanta 2, San Diego 0
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Kris Medlen matched a career-high with nine strikeouts over eight stellar innings Tuesday, as the Atlanta Braves blanked the San Diego Padres, 2-0, in the middle portion of a three-game series at Petco Park. Medlen (6-1) extended his scoreless-innings streak to 28 1/3 innings after giving up five hits without walking a batter for the Braves, who have won the last 17 games that Medlen has started.