|Friday's NL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 25 May 2007 20:13|
By The Associated Press
MIAMI (AP) -Pinch-runner Carlos Gomez scored the go-ahead run on an error in the ninth inning, and Carlos Beltran's two-run double broke the game open to help New York to a 6-2 victory over Florida on Friday night.
The Mets' Orlando Hernandez, making his first start since April 24, allowed two hits and walked none in six shutout innings. Florida starter Sergio Mitre was just as good until New York scored in the eighth when second baseman Dan Uggla bobbled a two-out broken-bat grounder.
With the score 1-all, Carlos Delgado walked to start the Mets' ninth against Renyel Pinto (0-2). Gomez pinch ran, stole second and took third on a bloop single by Paul Lo Duca.
Shortstop Hanley Ramirez fielded Shawn Green's grounder and went home, but the errant throw sailed and glanced off the glove of catcher Miguel Olivo, allowing Gomez to score.
Jose Reyes and Endy Chavez hit RBI singles off Justin Miller, and Beltran's double made it 6-1.
Aaron Heilman (5-2) gave up one run in the eighth and got the win.
Pirates 10, Reds 4, 10 innings
CINCINNATI (AP) - Ronny Paulino's double with the bases loaded highlighted Pittsburgh's biggest rally in nearly three years, an eight-run splurge in the 10th inning.
The Pirates, who had lost five straight, overcame Ken Griffey Jr.'s 574th career homer by sending 12 batters to the plate in the 10th and repeatedly delivering with the bases loaded.
Chris Duffy's sacrifice fly off closer David Weathers (1-3) snapped a 2-all tie. Weathers gave up a run-scoring double by Freddy Sanchez and hit Jason Bay with the bases loaded to force in the third run. Paulino followed with a two-run double off Brad Salmon that capped the Pirates' biggest inning since they scored nine runs at Montreal on July 9, 2004.
Jonah Bayliss (4-2) retired the two batters he faced in the ninth to get the win.
Cincinnati has lost 18 of 22, leaving the Reds with the major leagues' worst record at 18-31.
Phillies 8, Braves 3
ATLANTA (AP) - Greg Dobbs snapped a tie with a two-run single in the seventh inning and Ryan Howard padded the lead with a two-run double in the eighth as Jamie Moyer beat Atlanta for the first time in 20 years.
Moyer's win came 20 years and two days after the only other time he beat the Braves. On May 23, 1987, Moyer earned the win in relief as the Cubs beat the Braves in Chicago.
The 44-year-old Moyer (5-3) had never won in Atlanta and had lost six straight decisions to the Braves before giving up five hits and three runs, two earned, in seven innings.
Atlanta's Tim Hudson (5-3) gave up 10 hits and five runs in 6 2-3 innings.
Howard was 1-for-4 with a walk and the two-run double off Tyler Yates in his return from the disabled list. The double drove in Jimmy Rollins, who scored three runs, and Shane Victorino, who had three hits.
Nationals 5, Cardinals 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Brian Schneider homered and Micah Bowie won as a starter for the first time in more than seven years as Washington won its fourth straight.
Schneider's second-inning homer was his third of the year and second in three games for the Nationals, who ended the Cardinals' three-game winning streak.
Bowie (1-2) gave up two runs and four hits in five innings. He's 3-6 with a 6.27 ERA in 13 career starts with the last victory coming Sept. 23, 1999, against the Pirates while with the Cubs.
Albert Pujols and Edmonds homered for St. Louis, which had won five in a row at home.
Chad Cordero got the last three outs for his seventh save.
Anthony Reyes (0-8) has lost 10 straight regular-season decisions, last winning Sept. 3, 2006, against the Pirates. He allowed five runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Diamondbacks 13, Astros 3
PHOENIX (AP) - Mark Reynolds, called up from Double A by Arizona 10 days ago, homered twice and went 5-for-5 with four RBIs as Houston lost its sixth straight.
Arizona tied a club record with eight runs and eight hits in the sixth inning. Reynolds tripled to lead off the inning and then added a two-run homer off Dave Borkowski.
Reynolds is batting .459 (17-for-37) with eight extra-base hits and 11 RBIs in 10 games since he was called up to replace the injured Chad Tracy. He hit a solo homer off Chad Qualls in the eighth.
Carlos Quentin had two doubles and three RBIs for Arizona, which has outscored Houston 22-4 in the first two games of the four-game series.
Edgar Gonzalez (2-2) allowed one run and four hits in five innings.
Woody Williams (1-7) allowed four runs and five hits in five innings for Houston.
Carlos Lee had two doubles for the Astros, who are 0-5 on a seven-game road trip to San Francisco and Arizona.
Padres 8, Brewers 6
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Rookie Kevin Kouzmanoff's grand slam carried Greg Maddux and San Diego to the wild win.
Kouzmanoff's slam, to left-center on the first pitch from Dave Bush, gave the Padres a 7-0 lead with two outs in the fifth.
Prince Fielder hit a solo homer in the Brewers' three-run sixth, and J.J. Hardy had a two-run shot in the three-run seventh. Fielder and Hardy are tied for the NL lead with 15 homers apiece.
The Brewers have lost three straight and nine of 12.
Third baseman Ryan Braun made his big league debut for the Brewers, and his first hit, a double to the left-center gap in the seventh inning, scored Tony Gwynn Jr., who was playing for the first time as a big leaguer in his hometown.
Maddux (4-3) has won four straight at home since losing the opener against Colorado on April 6. He allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings. Scott Linebrink pitched the ninth for his first save in two chances.
Bush (3-5) gave up seven runs and nine hits in five innings.
Rockies 5, Giants 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kaz Matsui singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and Colorado won its third straight.
Pinch-hitter Steve Finley's one-out infield single against Giants closer Armando Benitez (0-2) started the winning rally. He advanced to second on Kevin Frandsen's throwing error and scored on Matsui's single.
Matsui stole second and scored when Matt Holliday singled for his third hit of the game.
Jeremy Affeldt (2-1) pitched the eighth for the win and Brian Fuentes got three outs for his 14th save.
San Francisco led 3-0 after six innings but pinch-hitter Ryan Spilborghs and Willy Taveras each drove in a run with two outs in the seventh to get the Rockies within one. Brad Hawpe's two-out double in the eighth tied it at 3.
Barry Bonds went 0-for-3 with a walk and remains 10 homers shy of tying Hank Aaron's career record of 755.
Dodgers 9, Cubs 8
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Pierre hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the go-ahead run in Los Angeles' four-run eighth inning.
Jeff Kent homered and drove in four runs for the Dodgers, who blew a 5-0 lead before their late rally.
In the eighth, pinch-hitter Olmedo Saenz and Rafael Furcal had RBI singles, Angel Guzman's wild pitch scored Luis Gonzalez and Pierre's sacrifice fly scored pinch-runner Brady Clark to make it 9-8.
Rudy Seanez (1-0) struck out two in 1 1-3 scoreless innings to get the win and Takashi Saito pitched a perfect ninth for his 15th save.
Cubs reliever Will Ohman (0-2) failed to record an out, allowing one run and one hit to pick up the loss.