|Tuesday's NL Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 07 August 2007 16:18|
The second-place Braves moved within 3 1/2 games of the Mets in the National League East and Atlanta Braves finally beat Oliver Perez.
Perez (10-8) had all three New York wins over Atlanta this season, but the Braves reached him for six runs and 10 hits in five innings.
Diaz, Atlanta's second batter of the game, hit his eighth homer of the season. Francoeur's 13th homer made it 6-0 in the third.
Buddy Carlyle (7-3) won for the fifth time in his last six decisions, allowing three runs and six hits in five innings. Four relievers pitched four hitless innings to close out the game for Atlanta.
Phillies 11, Marlins 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard homered twice to back Philadelphia's Jamie Moyer.
Moyer (10-8) allowed one run and five hits in six innings, and had an RBI double in a five-run third inning.
Hanley Ramirez hit the first pitch of the game for his 20th homer, but Moyer settled in nicely after walking the next two batters. The 44-year-old left-hander retired 13 straight batters at one point and won his third straight decision. Moyer improved to 6-0 in six career starts against Florida.
J.D. Durbin pitched the final three innings for his first career save.
Rick VandenHurk (3-3) gave up six runs, five hits and walked five in 2 1-3 innings. He balked home a run in the third.
Howard hit a 431-foot shot to left-center in the fourth off Carlos Martinez, and Aaron Rowand followed with his 17th homer.
Howard hit his 32nd homer off Mauro Zarate in the sixth.
Reds 4, Dodgers 0
CINCINNATI (AP) - Bronson Arroyo pitched into the seventh inning and combined with three relievers on the eight-hitter as Cincinnati ended its nine-game losing streak against Los Angeles.
It was 97 degrees at the first pitch, the hottest start for a game in the five seasons at Great American Ballpark.
The Dodgers lost their fifth in a row, their longest losing streak of the season, and have dropped 14 of their last 19 overall, a slump that has dumped them from first to third in the NL West.
Arroyo (5-12) gave up six hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out five and didn't walk a batter.
Edwin Encarnacion doubled home two runs and Brandon Phillips hit a solo homer off left-hander Mark Hendrickson (4-6).