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National League Capsules

National League Capsules

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves snapped the San Francisco Giants' five-game winning streak with a 7-3 victory on Saturday.
Michael Bourn had two hits and two RBIs for the Braves, who had lost six of seven. Reed Johnson and Martin Prado each drove in a run.
Atlanta left-hander Mike Minor (7-10) gave up three runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings. He also doubled, walked and scored twice.
Minor was 1-4 with a 2.22 ERA in his previous seven starts.
Pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco had a two-run double for the NL West-leading Giants, who had won eight of 10.
Madison Bumgarner (14-8) allowed four runs and seven hits over 6 1-3 innings. He matched his season high with four walks and struck out five, losing for only the second time at home.
REDS 8, CARDINALS 2
CINCINNATI (AP) _ Brandon Phillips hit his first home run in August, Mike Leake pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Reds strengthened their hold on the top spot in the NL Central.
Phillips and Ryan Ludwick had three hits apiece and Jay Bruce added a two-run homer as Cincinnati regained a seven-game lead over second-place St. Louis, which rallied to win the series opener 8-5 on Friday night.
Leake (6-8) yielded at least one hit in every inning except one, but kept the Cardinals mostly at bay. Leake, who also had two hits, lasted 6 2-3 innings, allowing 10 hits and two runs.
St. Louis left-hander Jaime Garcia (3-5) gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings. He entered with a 7-1 record and a 3.12 ERA in nine career starts and two relief appearances against the Reds.
METS 3, ASTROS 1
NEW YORK (AP) _ R.A. Dickey helped his own cause for his 16th victory, driving in a run with an infield single and pitching seven solid innings to help the Mets stop a six-game skid.
Justin Turner hit his first homer of the season and Jason Bay snapped an 0-for-14 slump with an RBI single in the eighth that ended a stretch of offensive futility for the Mets. New York went seven straight games without scoring more than two runs for the first time since September 1982.
Dickey (16-4) yielded just five singles in tying the NL's Gio Gonzalez and Johnny Cueto and the AL's Jered Weaver and David Price for the major league lead for wins.
Frank Francisco pitched a perfect ninth for his 21st save.
Houston starter Fernando Abad (0-1) gave up one run and four hits in four innings.
ROCKIES 4, CUBS 3
CHICAGO (AP) _ Carlos Gonzalez used his speed to beat out a potential double-play ball in the seventh inning and drive in the go-ahead run in the Rockies' victory.
Andrew Brown hit his first career homer and pinch-hitter Josh Rutledge had a two-run shot for Colorado, which has won six of seven. Carlos Torres (3-1) threw 2 1-3 scoreless innings as four Rockies relievers combined for five innings of one-hit ball.
Brett Jackson hit a two-run homer for Chicago, which has dropped five of six and seven of nine. Manuel Corpas (0-1) got the loss.
The Rockies grabbed the lead for good in the seventh. With runners on first and third and one out, Gonzalez hit a grounder to first baseman Anthony Rizzo and beat the return throw from shortstop Starlin Castro, allowing DJ LeMahieu to come home.
Rafael Betancourt worked the ninth for his 26th save in 31 chances.


Updated : 2021-03-09 03:12 GMT+08:00