NATIONAL LEAGUE FINALS
September 16, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Final Score: Pittsburgh 7, Chicago 6
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Andrew McCutchen and Clint Barmes each hit solo home runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a season-high seven-game losing streak with a 7-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs despite a shaky ninth-inning performance from Joel Hanrahan.
Final Score: Atlanta 5, Washington 4
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - With the bases loaded and one out in the eighth inning, Andrelton Simmons was hit by a pitch to force in Jeff Baker with the game-winning run, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 triumph over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
Final Score: Houston 5, Philadelphia 0
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Justin Maxwell hit a two-run homer and the Houston Astros blanked the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0, in the third test of a four-game set. Dallas Keuchel (2-7) scattered five hits and walked four over 5 1/3 scoreless frames for Houston, which has won two of the first three games of the series.
Final Score: Miami 6, Cincinnati 4
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Mark Buehrle pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Carlos Lee's two-run homer proved to be the difference, as the Miami Marlins held off the Cincinnati Reds, 6-4, on Saturday. Buehrle (13-12) allowed four runs on sevens hits with seven strikeouts over 7 2/3 frames to earn the victory.
Final Score: Milwaukee 9, New York 6
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Rickie Weeks hit a home run, scored twice and drove in three, to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 9-6 victory over the New York Mets in the second meeting of three-game set. Pinch-hit triples from Logan Schaefer and Travis Ishikawa plated three runs for the Brewers, who have won 19 of their last 25 games to stay within striking distance of the N.L. wild card chase.
Final Score: San Francisco 3, Arizona 2
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Buster Posey crushed a go-ahead, two-run home run and finished a triple shy of the cycle, as the San Francisco Giants downed the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-2, in the middle test of a three-game set Saturday at Chase Field. Barry Zito (12-8) struck out four over 6 2/3 frames, giving up just one run on six hits and a walk to earn his fourth straight winning decision.
Final Score: San Diego 4, Colorado 3
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Jesus Guzman went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer to lead the San Diego Padres to a 4-3 triumph over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. Andy Parrino went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and Logan Forsythe had two hits and scored a run for the Padres, winners in five of their last six.
Final Score: Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 3
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Luis Cruz tied the game in the final inning and Juan Rivera drove in Cruz for the winning run as the Dodgers downed the Cardinals, 4-3, in the third of four games.