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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kyle Lohse pitched six spotless innings to earn his 12th win and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 on Sunday night for a three-game sweep.
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Hero Of The Game: Scott Cousins (0.38 WPA)
Goat Of The Game: Ricky Nolasco (-.248 WPA)
Play Of The Game: With runners on second and third and two outs in the second inning, Washington starter Steven Strasburg hit a single to right-center field to give the Nationals an early 2-0 lead. (.121 WPA)
Wins have been tough to come by since June for the Miami Marlins, and victory number 50 will have to wait, as Steven Strasburg and the Washington Nationals defeated the Marlins and won the series with a 4-1 win on Sunday afternoon.
Ricky Nolasco matched up against Strasburg in game three of a four game series against the Nationals after the All-Star break, and didn't have his best stuff, as he gave up four runs, one of which scored on a single by Strasburg. Nolasco and Strasburg went opposed each other again on Sunday, and the results were nearly the same.
Miami's best opportunity against Strasburg came in the first inning. After Bryan Petersen, hitting in the leadoff spot with the injury to Emilio Bonifacio, lined out, Scott Cousins hit a double down the right field line. The Marlins weren't able to bring Cousins home, as Jose Reyes flied out to Bryce Harper in center field and Carlos Lee struck out swinging.
Washington scored all four of their runs in the bottom of the second inning, an inning in which it appeared Nolasco didn't have solid command of his pitches. Jayson Werth lead off the inning with a single, and Nolasco subsequently hit Danny Espinosa. Jesus Flores followed with a deep fly ball to center that allowed both runners to tag up.
With runners on second and third and one out, Strasburg, who had an RBI single against Nolasco at Marlins Park, hit a ball into the right-center field gap that allowed both runners to score, giving the Nationals a 2-0 advantage. Nolasco walked Steve Lombardozzi after the Strasburg single, and Bryce Harper singled to load the bases with one out for Ryan Zimmerman.
Zimmerman lined out to shortstop, but with two outs, Adam LaRoche, who had seven RBIs in the series, smoked a single up the middle to increase the Nationals' lead to 4-0 before Nolasco retired Mike Morse to end the inning. Of the 23 runs the Nationals scored in the four game series, 17 of them came with two outs.
Both pitchers settled in, however in the fourth inning, Jose Reyes extended his hit streak to 24 games with a single up the middle off of Strasburg. Reyes is two games shy of Bonifacio's 2011 streak, and 11 shy of Luis Castillo's franchise best 35 game hitting streak.
Nolasco and Strasburg, who is likely to be shut down early following Tommy John surgery, both went six innings. Ricky went six innings and gave up four runs while walking and striking out four. Strasburg gave up three hits and no runs while walking a batter and striking out six.
Miami got their first and only run in the seventh inning off of Craig Stammen. Carlos Lee doubled to extend his hitting streak to eleven games, and scored on a double by Greg Dobbs to make it a 4-1 game.
Chad Gaudin and Steve Cishek each pitched a scoreless inning in relief of Nolasco, however Miami wasn't able to rally against lefty Sean Burnett or Drew Storen, who earned his first save of the season after shutting the Marlins down in the ninth.
The Marlins have lost consecutive four game series, and are 2-6 on the current 11 game road trip. After an off day on Monday, Miami will play a three game series against the Mets before heading home to take on the Dodgers and Phillies at Marlins Park.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hanley Ramirez lined an RBI single over a drawn-in infield in the ninth inning, and Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a seesaw 7-6 victory on Sunday.
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Well, the carnage is finally over. The Rockies lost their 243rd Sunday game in their last 245 chances (a better estimate than you would think), falling to the Giants 8-3 to cap off a series in which they were outscored 35-13 by a team that has been near the bottom of the league in offensive production for most of the season.
The loss also represented the end of arguably the Rockies' worst home stand in recent memory. In series losses to the Reds, Cardinals, and Giants, the Rox went a combined 1-8 and allowed 66 runs - including more than seven in all but two of the contests.
Although he only allowed one earned run, Tyler Chatwood exited after 3.1 innings after displaying a typical inability to find the strike zone. Exactly half of his 76 pitches were out of the strike zone, and he tallied four walks compared to just one strikeout as a result. At least some damage was done against three of the four relievers that the Rockies called upon as well, with Matt Reynolds being the only one who got away unscathed. Carlos Torres allowed a run in his 2.2 innings of work, while Matt Belisle imploded for three runs on four hits in the seventh inning. I don't blame him, as it's a pretty significant surprise that his arm is even still attached to his body. Edgmer Escalona was the other reliever who allowed a run, as his massive struggles at the MLB level continue.
Giants starter Tim Lincecum had his own set of troubles with keeping the ball in the strike zone, as he walked five Colorado hitters. However, they were unable to capitalize, getting just five hits off of the scuffling righty. Jonathan Herrera, Jordan Pacheco, and Carlos Gonzalez each had two knocks, while Todd Helton doubled and walked. It wasn't a bad output offensively from Colorado, but they certainly didn't get big hits when they needed them.
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As if things couldn't get any worse, the Rockies begin a six-game road trip tomorrow that will take them Dodger Stadium and AT&T Park - two places in which the Rox have almost zero chance of winning. What is now a record that is 30 games under .500 is about to get a lot uglier.
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DENVER (AP) — Tim Lincecum won consecutive starts for the first time since April, Hunter Pence had three RBIs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
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What a grotesque game. At least, it ended with a win and a more important development, Yuniesky Betancourt getting designated for assignment following the game (h/t thelaundry and aerobica/MJR who were watching the presser in the overflow game thread). Of course, Tony Abreu got called up, not Johnny Giavotella. Baby steps.
The Royals won with the Rangers turning into the Royals in the ninth and beyond. But don't you worry, kiddos, the Royals were still the Royals, showing the world you can actually win a game playing Kansas City Royals baseball™.
Free baseball led to a two-error-fueled rally in the bottom of the tenth after Greg Holland worked his way out of a bases-loaded coronary event in waiting in the top of the inning.
Michael Kirkman walked Billy Butler to kick off the Royals' half of the tenth. Hosmer pinch-ran for Butler and should have been erased at second with a Salvador Perez grounder smoked directly to substitute shortstop Alberto Gonzalez, who had the ball escape his grasp before he could turn the sure double play. Francoeur then chopped a grounder on the grass to rookie third baseman Mike Olt, who turned to second in an attempt to turn the double play only to sail the ball to the first-base side of the bag and into right field, plating the winning run in the form of a soon-to-be-bruised Eric Hosmer.
The Rangers scored five of their six runs in the top of the fourth inning with the Royals completely unraveling defensively in a way that harkened back to the halcyon days of Chip Ambres and Terrence Long. Luke Hochevar saw Josh Hamilton lead off the inning with a "double" in which a lined ball on the grass skittered under Jeff Francoeur's pursuant glove and worked its way back to the wall, turning a single into a double. Not to be outdone, Hochevar promptly advanced Hamilton to third by way of a wild pitch before an Adrian Beltre single plated Hamilton. Hochevar struck the next batter he faced, Nelson Cruz, teaching him a lesson about how baseball is played in Kansas City (read: poorly). David Murphy followed the hit-by pitch with a slow grounder to first that could only be qualified as a message. As Butler turned to throw to second in the hopes of turning a double play--don't worry, it wasn't the fabled 3-6-3 double play of which Butler is so clearly unable to turn--he saw that he'd have to get the ball to second much faster than he'd thought and rushed the throw, airmailing the throw over Alcides Escobar's leaping glove and into left field and scoring Beltre in the process. If you think this paragraph is getting long (and mind you, there are no outs, so it will get longer), imagine what it was like sitting through this half-inning. Hochevar then struck out Mike Napoli swinging only to walk the next batter, well-known James K. Polk fan Mitch Moreland. Mike Olt hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Nelson Cruz for the second out. Elvis Andrus followed the sacrifice with a liner to Francoeur in right, whose name we've heard before in this inning. Francoeur started in on the ball only to find that the ball was hit harder than he'd anticipated, sprint back (inasmuch as Francoeur can sprint at this point) in an attempt to correct himself, and reach for the ball that just missed his outstretched glove. Instead of a third out, Murphy and Moreland scored, and Andrus stood on third to watch Michael Young finally and mercifully ground to short for the final out of the inning.
Five runs. At least two should not have scored. If the defense executed routine plays routinely, Hamilton is the only Ranger to score.
In the ninth, fans at Kauffman Stadium were treated to a spectacular display of big league management. With no outs and Mike Olt standing on third after walking and advancing to third on an errant Salvador Perez throw to second on an attempted steal, Ron Washington Yosted away a runner on third by electing to suicide squeeze with Andrus, who was unable to put wood on a breaking ball in the dirt. Olt would have scored on either of the next two plays, but when in Kansas City...
Not to be outdone, Ned Yost was determined to show Ron Washington how you small-ball in Kansas City. Brayan Pena drew a lead-off walk, matching Olt's feat, and Yost gave Mistake-Free Chris Getz the nod. Getz pop-bunted to the pitcher, Robbie Ross, recording the first out in the bottom of the ninth, failing to advance Pena to second for slugger Jarrod Dyson. Dyson struck out looking, Escobar drew a walk, and Lorenzo Cain eventually recorded the final out for the Royals with a standard grounder to third.
The Royals highlights included and were arguably limited to a two-run Salvador Perez double in the first and dong-hangings from Brayan Pena and Jeff Francoeur.
The real highlight, however, came after the game in which it was announced that the heinous Yuniesky Betancourt was designated for assignment and Tony Abreu was puzzlingly called up to take his place on the 25-man roster. Johnny Giavotella must have screwed everyone in the front office's wife.