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|Thursday, 19 April 2007 14:10|
WASHINGTON (AP) -Jamie Moyer took a two-hit shutout into the ninth inning, and Aaron Rowand hit his first homer of 2007, leading the slumping Philadelphia Phillies past the Washington Nationals 4-2 Thursday.|
Moyer (2-1) allowed a single in the second, another in the third, and nothing more until Ryan Zimmerman's double leading off the ninth. Dmitri Young followed with an RBI double, and that was it for Moyer.
Tom Gordon came on and made things interesting, loading the bases with no outs and allowing a run to score before getting his third save.
Philadelphia, which entered a league-worst 3-10, won despite playing without reigning NL MVP Ryan Howard, who hurt his left leg during Wednesday night's 13-inning loss to Washington.
John Patterson (0-3) allowed three runs, seven hits and four walks over four-plus innings.
Brewers 7, Pirates 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) - J.J. Hardy snapped out of an early slump, going 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and four RBIs to help Milwaukee complete a two-game sweep.
Hardy entered batting .232, but broke an 0-for-11 streak with a two-run homer in the first inning.
Milwaukee went on to score four runs in the first off Zach Duke (1-2), who gave up seven runs and 11 hits in four innings.
Xavier Nady hit a two-run homer off Jeff Suppan (2-2) in the sixth, then singled in a run off Derrick Turnbow in the eighth. Francisco Cordero struck out the side in the ninth for his fifth save.
Dodgers 8, Rockies 1
DENVER (AP) - Mark Hendrickson got his first win as a starter since August, allowing one run in 5 2-3 innings, filling in the injured Jason Schmidt.
Hendrickson (1-0), who had pitched 11 innings in three relief appearances, made his first start since Sept. 5 at Milwaukee. He scattered five hits, struck out two and walked one.
Chin-Hui Tsao, Joe Beimel and Jonathan Broxton finished with hitless relief as the Dodgers won for the fourth time in five games. Jeff Kent had three hits, two RBIs and two runs.
Aaron Cook (0-1) extended his winless streak to nine starts since Aug. 27, giving up five runs - three earned - six hits and four walks in six innings.
Giants 6, Cardinals 2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Rich Aurilia hit a two-run double in the sixth inning to break a tie, helping Noah Lowry to his first win of the season for San Francisco.
Aurilia singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 12th in a 6-5 win Wednesday night, then doubled to right to spoil what had been a fine outing by St. Louis starter Kip Wells (1-3), who also homered, singled and scored two runs.
The Cardinals have lost four straight and their 6-9 start is the worst by a reigning title team since the 1998 Florida Marlins opened 1-11.
Lowry (1-2) allowed two runs - one earned - and four hits in seven strong innings.
Padres 11, Diamondbacks 6
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Padres ace Jake Peavy drove in two runs with his first career triple and added a double to help offset a shaky outing on the mound.
Khalil Greene and Rob Bowen hit solo homers for the Padres, who scored a season-high in runs.
Arizona's Chris Young had a solo homer among his three hits, and scored three times.
Peavy (3-0) struck out eight but allowed five runs - four earned - on 10 hits and two walks in 5 1-3 innings. Arizona starter Livan Hernandez (1-1) allowed seven runs in five innings.
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