Apr. 15, 2014
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers' nine-game winning streak was ended Monday when Lance Lynn struck out 11 in seven innings and Jon Jay hit a three-run homer for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 4-0 victory.
Lynn allowed three hits over seven innings before Carlos Martinez finished off the surprising Brewers, who still have the majors' best record at 10-3. Lynn (3-0) frustrated hitters by mixing a fastball that topped 95 mph with a slider.
Jhonny Peralta hit a solo shot in the second off Brewers starter Matt Garza (0-2) before Jay sent a ball over the wall near the right field corner in the sixth.
BRAVES 9, PHILLIES 6
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dan Uggla hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a wild win over the Phillies.
Evan Gattis also homered twice and Uggla drove in five runs as the Braves won their fourth straight. The teams combined for five homers and 12 runs in the final two innings.
Gattis, Uggla and Andrelton Simmons hit consecutive homers in the eighth that put Atlanta ahead 5-1.
Domonic Brown's three-run homer capped a five-run bottom of the eighth that gave the Phillies a 6-5 lead.
But the Braves rallied against Jake Diekman (1-1).
Luis Avilan (3-1) wound up with the win and David Carpenter got his first save.
Ryan Howard homered and Marlon Byrd drove in two runs for Philadelphia. Utley had two hits, and is batting .489 this season.
PIRATES 7, REDS 7, 6 INNINGS, SUSPENDED
CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez hit back-to-back homers twice as the Pirates and Reds combined for 10 homers in only six innings before rain forced a suspension.
The game will be resumed in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh hit six solo shots and Cincinnati had four homers, most of them into a heavy rain. Already, it's the most homers in a major league game since 2006.
Pittsburgh had three sets of back-to-back homers, only the third time that's happened in major league history.
NATIONALS 9, MARLINS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann bounced back from the shortest start of his career to pitch seven innings and lead the Nationals to a win over the Marlins, who endured their eighth loss in a row.
Bryce Harper had two doubles and an RBI triple for Washington. He has batted .520 over his past seven games to boost his average to .348.
Catcher Sandy Leon hit his first career home run, while Tyler Moore also homered and had an RBI single. Anthony Rendon drove in three runs with a double and a triple, and Danny Espinosa doubled and tripled for two of the Nationals' 11 extra-base hits.
Zimmermann (1-0) allowed two runs, struck out seven and lowered his ERA from 8.10 to 5.27.
Brad Hand (0-1) fell to 1-11 in his career as a starter. He lasted only three innings while allowing five runs and five extra-base hits.
PADRES 5, ROCKIES 4
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Padres scored twice in the eighth inning on Rex Brothers' wild pitch and catcher Wilin Rosario's errant throw back to the plate, lifting San Diego to a victory over the Rockies.
The Rockies held a one-run lead when Brothers walked the bases loaded with two outs. Facing Yasmani Grandal, Brothers (1-2) unleashed a wild throw. As Rosario retrieved the pitch, he turned and threw wildly back to Brothers covering the plate.
The ball was out of Brothers' reach and Xavier Nady scored. As the ball sailed past the mound, Seth Smith scored from second base as the Padres took a 5-4 lead.
Dale Thayer (2-0) pitched a perfect eighth inning and Huston Street worked the ninth for his fourth save.
METS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Lucas Duda had four hits and two RBIs, and Zack Wheeler pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Mets beat the Diamondbacks.
David Wright added two RBIs and the Mets had 13 hits to open a three-game series in the desert they hope won't be too costly.
Juan Lagares left in the seventh inning with a strained right hamstring after legging out a grounder. Curtis Granderson went out in the sixth with rib and forearm injuries he sustained in a collision with the wall in the first, though X-rays were negative.
Wheeler (1-2) worked around traffic to end a five-start winless streak.
Miguel Montero had three RBIs for the Diamondbacks, who lost their sixth straight at Chase Field after Josh Collmenter (0-1) gave up three runs the first three innings.