2012-04-19 / State/National Sports

pirates shade D-backs; phillies bow to Giants 1-0 in 11

Major League Baseball Round-up:

National League

pirates 2, D-backs 1

PHOENIX (AP) — Neil Walker’s two-out bloop single fell near three players in shallow center field and drove in Clint Barmes with the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth.

The Pirates, who won two games in the three-game series with Arizona, got back-to-back two-out singles from Barmes and Andrew McCutchen in the eighth off Diamondbacks starter Daniel Hudson (1-1) before Walker’s hit off reliever David Hernandez.

Giants 1, phillies 0, 11 inn.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Melky Cabrera hit an RBI single in the 11th inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Wednesday, ending a thrilling pitchers’ duel that seemed as if it might go on all night.

Cliff Lee tossed 10 scoreless innings for the Phillies and Matt Cain pitched nine for the Giants. And each has only a no-decision to show for it.

Cabrera came through against Antonio Bastardo (0-1), who allowed Brandon Belt’s one-out single up the middle. Belt then advanced when third baseman Ty Wigginton couldn’t control Angel Pagan’s grounder. rockies 8, padres 4

DENVER (AP) — Juan Nicasio threw 6 1-3 solid innings for his first win since returning from a broken neck, lifting the Colorado Rockies over the San Diego Padres 8-4 on Wednesday night.

Braves 14, Mets 6

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Uggla ended his struggles against R.A. Dickey with a tworun homer, and Juan Francisco and Freddie Freeman also hit two-run drives.

Marlins 9, Cubs 1

MIAMI (AP) — Hanley Ramirez homered for the third game in a row, Mark Buehrle pitched eight innings for his first victory with Miami and the Marlins beat the slumping Chicago Cubs 9-1 on Wednesday night.

Nationals 3, Astros 2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jayson Werth drew a bases-loaded walk and Wilson Ramos hit a sacrifice fly as the Washington Nationals rallied in the eighth inning for their third straight win.

Cardinals 11, reds 1

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaime Garcia pitched seven effective innings and hit a two-run triple and Carlos Beltran homered again. Brewers 3, Dodgers 2, 10 inn.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nyjer Morgan scored on a fly ball by Ryan Braun in the 10th inning in the second late-inning thriller in a row for Milwaukee.

American League

Athletics 6, Angels 0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Bartolo Colon threw 38 consecutive strikes at one point and pitched four-hit ball for eight innings to help the Oakland Athletics beat the cellar-dwelling Los Angeles Angels 6-0 on Wednesday night.

STATS LLC said its pitchby pitch data goes back to 1988 — since then, the most consecutive strikes a pitcher has thrown is 30, by Tim Wakefield for Boston in 1998 against Cleveland. rangers 6, red Sox 3

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs, Derek Holland pitched seven solid innings as Texas beat Boston for its sixth straight win. Josh Hamilton had three singles and drove in a run for the Rangers, who improved to 10-2. twins 6, Yankees 5

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Morneau hit two mammoth homers and Jason Marquis won his Minnesota debut in the victory over New York. rays 12, Blue Jays 2

TORONTO (AP) — Luke Scott hit a grand slam and Ben Zobrist added a two-run homer to lead Tampa Bay over Toronto.

White Sox 8, orioles 1

CHICAGO (AP) — Slumping slugger Adam Dunn lined a three-run double, A.J. Pierzynski homered and Chicago beat Baltimore to stop a 3-game slide. tigers 4, royals 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prince Fielder drove in two runs and Max Scherzer got his first win of the season to lead Detroit over Kansas City.

Mariners 4, Indians 1

SEATTLE (AP) — Jason Vargas threw seven innings and the top of the order provided the pop as Seattle beat Cleveland in front of the smallest crowd in the history of Safeco Field.

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