National League Game Capsules
(Wednesday, June 19th)
Final Score: NY Yankees 6, LA Dodgers 4 (Game One)
Final Score: LA Dodgers 6, NY Yankees 0 (Game Two)
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Chris Capuano stymied the New York Yankees in his return from the disabled list, firing six scoreless innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-0 victory and a split of a day-night doubleheader that marked the first-ever regular-season meetings between the teams at Yankee Stadium. Capuano (2-4), sidelined since May 29 with a strained left shoulder, helped Los Angeles bounce back from a 6-4 setback in the opener by limiting the Yankees to three singles. The veteran received ample support from his teammates as well, with each of the first five Dodger hitters collecting at least two hits in the club's first triumph in the Bronx since Game 6 of the 1981 World Series. The win was also a special one for Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly, who spent his entire 14-year playing career with the Yankees and had his No. 23 jersey retired by the team in 1997. The popular former first baseman and bench coach was visiting Yankee Stadium as an opponent for the first time in his career. Yasiel Puig led Los Angeles' offensive charge by going 2-for-4 with a homer and three runs scored, while Hanley Ramirez added two hits and a pair of RBI and Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a run-scoring single. The Dodgers pounded out 12 total hits in the nightcap, 10 of which were surrendered by Phil Hughes (3-6) as the righty was rocked for five runs in six innings. New York took the opener behind a 3-for-4, three-RBI performance from Ichiro Suzuki that included a home run, but mustered a mere four baserunners in game two to lose for the sixth time in eight games.
Final Score: Arizona 3, Miami 1
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - A three-run homer from Cody Ross in the bottom of the eighth broke a scoreless tie and lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 3-1 victory in Wednesday's rubber match with the Miami Marlins. Jose Fernandez (4-4) had limited the D'backs to three hits over seven innings, but walked a pair in the eighth before being replaced with one out. On the fourth pitch of his at-bat, Ross sent an offering from reliever Mike Dunn into the left field seats to open up a three-run cushion for Arizona. Heath Bell served up a solo homer to Justin Ruggiano in the ninth, but worked out of trouble to notch his 13th save and clinch a second straight win for Arizona. Josh Collmenter tossed six shutout frames in relief for the D'backs after starter Trevor Cahill was forced to exit with a hip injury. David Hernandez (4-4) pitched a scoreless eighth to pick up the win.
Final Score: San Francisco 4, San Diego 2
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco came through with a go-ahead two-run triple as the San Francisco Giants scored three times in the seventh inning to record a 4-2 victory over the San Diego Padres in a testy finale of a three-game series at AT&T Park. Blanco's clutch hit off Luke Gregerson enabled Madison Bumgarner (7-4) to notch his third straight winning start after the left-hander held the Padres to two runs and three hits while striking out eight over seven strong innings. Both runs allowed by Bumgarner came on solo homers, including one from Jesus Guzman that snapped a 1-1 tie in the top of the seventh. Guzman and Bumgarner were also involved in a contentious moment earlier in the contest, with the Giants' hurler brushing back the first baseman during the second inning in apparent retaliation for Guzman's exuberant celebration after cracking a two-run homer during Tuesday's 5-4 loss to San Francisco. The incident triggered both benches to clear, though no punches were thrown or ejections handed out. Will Venable also homered for the Padres, who had a season-high seven-game win streak halted with Tuesday's setback.
Final Score: Washington 6, Philadelphia 2 (11 innings)
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Ian Desmond belted his first career grand slam in the 11th inning to boost the Washington Nationals to a 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the conclusion of a three-game series. Jayson Werth drove in the other two runs for the Nationals, including the tying single in the ninth inning against Jonathan Papelbon. Washington snapped a three-game skid and broke Philadelphia's six-game winning streak at Citizens Bank Park. Michael Young belted a two-run homer for the Phillies, who had just four hits.
Final Score: Cincinnati 2, Pittsburgh 1 (13 innings)
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Brandon Phillips' RBI single in the bottom of the 13th inning lifted the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 2-1, in the third test of a four-game series. Vin Mazzaro (3-2), who tossed a scoreless 12th, stayed on to pitch the 13th for the Pirates. Derrick Robinson reached base on an infield single and moved to third on Shin-Soo Choo's base hit to right. Joey Votto was intentionally walked to load the bases for Phillips, whose hit up the middle scored the winning run.
Final Score: Atlanta 5, New York 3
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Chris Johnson hit a three-run homer, B.J. Upton came through with an RBI double and Kris Medlen gave seven-plus solid innings in an Atlanta Braves' 5-3 victory over the New York Mets. Medlen (4-7) was charged with three runs -- although just one was earned -- while scattering six hits and striking out seven. He has never lost (4-0) in 17 appearances against the Mets. Craig Kimbrel notched his 20th save with a 1-2-3 ninth, Johnson and Upton each had two hits apiece and Jordan Schafer scored the go- ahead run on a wild pitch from Shaun Marcum, who remains winless on the campaign for New York. Marlon Byrd, Lucas Duda and John Buck each scored during a three-run fifth for the Mets, who had just six hits. Marcum (0-9) was tagged for all five runs on six hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings. He's the first Met to drop his first nine decisions since Anthony Young started the 1993 campaign 0-13. The winner of this rare five-game set will be decided by the victor of Thursday's series finale.
Final Score: Toronto 5, Colorado 2
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Adam Lind hit a three-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays swept a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday. Emilio Bonifacio and Melky Cabrera drove in one run apiece for Toronto, which saw starter Mark Buehrle (4-4) allow two runs on eight hits and a walk over five frames. The Blue Jays are on an eight-game winning streak and have won 11 of their last 13 games. Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo home run and Yorvit Torrealba went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Rockies. Starter Juan Nicasio (4-3) also lasted five innings, giving up four runs -- two earned -- on four hits and one walk.
Final Score: Milwaukee 3, Houston 1
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Rickie Weeks struck the go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Houston Astros, 3-1, in the middle test of a three-game interleague series at Minute Maid Park. Josh Prince drew a walk off Erik Bedard to start the frame. After Logan Schafer delivered a sacrifice bunt, Bedard was replaced by Hector Ambriz (1-4). Weeks then crushed a 1-2 slider into the stands in left to give the Brewers the lead for good. John Axford (3-3) pitched a scoreless seventh to pick up the win while Francisco Rodriguez escaped trouble in the ninth to notch his fifth save of the season. Milwaukee starter Kyle Lohse gave up one run on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts over six frames. J.D. Martinez drove in the lone run while Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases for the Astros, who were 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left eight runners on base. Bedard gave up one run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over 7 1/3 innings.
Final Score: St. Louis 4, Chicago 1
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer in the sixth to back seven solid innings from Jake Westbrook, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs, 4-1, in the third test of a four-game series. Pete Kozma and Allen Craig added an RBI apiece for the Cardinals, who saw Westbrook (3-2) give up one unearned run on two hits. Darwin Barney knocked in the lone run for the Cubs, who fell to 3-3 on a seven-game road trip. Chicago starter Edwin Jackson (3-9) allowed four runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. He fell to 1-4 lifetime against St. Louis.
06/20 00:06:21 ET