The Associated Press
Apr. 30, 2014
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lyle Overbay singled in Khris Davis with the tiebreaking run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals in extra innings for the second straight night, winning 5-4 in 11 innings Tuesday.
Davis hit a go-ahead triple to help the Brewers win 5-3 in 12 innings Monday and started the winning rally this time with a leadoff double against Kevin Siegrist (0-1). Milwaukee is a major league-best 20-7, two more victories than the previous franchise best for the opening month, and 11-1 on the road.
Carlos Gomez homered and pitcher Kyle Lohse had a two-run single for the Brewers, who have won five of six. Tyler Thornburg (3-0) struck out four in two scoreless innings and Francisco Rodriguez finished for his 13th save in 13 chances.
Yadier Molina hit a three-run homer in the first and Allen Craig's RBI triple tied it in the seventh for the Cardinals, who have lost three of four.
The Brewers, missing four starters, improved to 4-1 in extra innings. The Cardinals are 0-3.
MARLINS 9, BRAVES 0
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez allowed two hits in eight stellar innings, Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and Miami opened a homestand by routing Atlanta.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia also homered. Second baseman Ed Lucas had three hits in his season debut after recovering from a broken left hand, and Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run single for the Marlins.
Fernandez (4-1) was dominant against the NL East leaders again, lowering his ERA to 1.59. He struck out eight and walked two.
Braves starter Alex Wood (2-4) allowed seven runs and 10 hits in five-plus innings.
Fernandez beat Wood 1-0 last Tuesday when the two pitchers combined for 25 strikeouts and no walks.
METS 6, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jonathon Niese pitched seven steady innings on a rainy night and Daniel Murphy had three hits to lead New York over Philadelphia.
Ruben Tejada doubled and had two RBIs for the surprising Mets, who chased Cole Hamels (0-2) in the fifth and have won seven of nine. They improved to 15-11 overall, marking the first time New York has been four games over .500 since July 14, 2012.
Marlon Byrd homered and Ryan Howard had two hits with a double for Philadelphia, which lost for only the third time in nine games.
The start was delayed by rain for 1 hour, 28 minutes, and the temperature at first pitch was a chilly 46 degrees. But the weather hardly affected Niese (2-2), who gave up four hits while striking out five and walking one.
REDS 3, CUBS 2
CINCINNATI (AP) — Billy Hamilton hit his first career homer and Chris Heisey singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning, sending Cincinnati past Chicago in a game delayed three times because of rain.
The game started 19 minutes late. There was a 15-minute delay in the top of the fifth and a 71-minute delay in the bottom of the sixth.
Hamilton's solo shot off Jeff Samardzija (0-3) tied it in the fifth. Zack Cozart tripled with two outs in the sixth, and Heisey's pinch-hit single put the Reds ahead as heavy rain started to fall.
Alfredo Simon (4-1) gave up five hits, including Starlin Castro's two-run single. Jonathan Broxton retired all three batters in the ninth for his fifth save in five chances.
The Cubs have lost five of six, falling to 8-17. Chicago manager Rick Renteria was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the sixth.
GIANTS 6, PADRES 0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Angel Pagan hit a leadoff homer, Buster Posey connected two batters later and Yusmeiro Petit went six innings in a spot start for injured Matt Cain as San Francisco beat San Diego.
Cain was scratched after cutting the tip of his right index finger. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said before the game that Cain was in the clubhouse kitchen and had a knife in his hand when the utensil dropped. Cain tried to catch it and cut his finger about a half-inch. He is expected to make his next start.
Petit (2-1) didn't allow a hit until Everth Cabrera's leadoff single in the fourth. Jean Machi and Santiago Casilla finished the three-hitter.
Hector Sanchez hit a two-run single and a sacrifice fly. Pagan and Posey homered off Eric Stults (1-3), who gave up five runs and seven hits in 2 2-3 innings.
ROCKIES 5, DIAMONDBACKS 4
PHOENIX (AP) — Drew Stubbs hit his first home run of the season, off closer Addison Reed in the ninth inning, to lift Colorado over Arizona.
Troy Tulowitzki had his second big game in a row in Arizona, hitting a two-run homer to put the Rockies up 4-3 in the sixth. A.J. Pollock tied it with a two-out home run in the eighth.
Stubbs, who entered in a double switch in the eighth, hit a 2-2 pitch from Reed (0-2) into the right field seats, his first homer in 43 at-bats this year.
Boone Logan (1-0) gave up Pollock's homer but got the victory. LaTroy Hawkins allowed two hits in a scoreless ninth for his ninth save.
The Diamondbacks dropped their fourth straight, all at home, to fall to 2-13 at Chase Field this season.
Colorado starter Tyler Chatwood left in the sixth with tightness in his right elbow. Nolan Arenado had an RBI single to extend his hitting streak to 19 games, longest in the majors this season.