Alexa

Brewers blank and sweep St. Louis

Brewers blank and sweep St. Louis

Carlos Villanueva pitched four scoreless innings of relief for injured starter Chris Capuano, helping the Milwaukee Brewers complete a sweep of the dazed St. Louis Cardinals with a 4-0 victory on Wednesday.
With three consecutive wins over the World Series champions, who still seem to be reeling after the death of reliever Josh Hancock, Milwaukee has won nine of 11 overall and has the best record in Major League Baseball at 18-9.
Prince Fielder hit a two-run single off Anthony Reyes (0-5) for the Brewers, who finished their first home sweep of St. Louis since taking four games in April 2002.
St. Louis has lost five in a row. The Cardinals are off on Thursday, but players will travel to Mississippi to attend a memorial service for Hancock, killed in a highway wreck on Sunday.
The Brewers won despite getting only three innings from Capuano, who took a sharp comebacker from Aaron Miles off his right calf in the second and pitched one more inning before he was taken out of the game.
Villanueva (2-0) allowed two hits and walked two. Matt Wise tossed two scoreless innings to complete the five-hitter, Milwaukee's first shutout of the season.
Mets 6, Marlins 3
At New York,
Oliver Perez struck out a season-high 10 and singled twice to start New York rallies, helping the Mets avoid a three-game sweep.
Jose Reyes scored two runs and Endy Chavez had two RBIs. Perez (3-2) went 2-for-2 at the plate with a sacrifice bunt and scored twice.
The left-hander allowed three runs _ one earned _ and three hits in 5 2-3 innings. He walked three in his 17th career double-digit strikeout game.
The Mets chased Florida starter Anibal Sanchez (2-1) in the fourth. Every New York batter had been on base by the end of the fourth.
Billy Wagner worked the ninth for his fifth save in five chances.
Cubs 8, Pirates 6
Cubs 7, Pirates 1
At Pittsburgh, Jason Marquis limited Pittsburgh to four hits over eight innings to win his fourth consecutive start and Alfonso Soriano homered for the second time in two days after not connecting all season, leading Chicago to two victories.
The Cubs first completed a game suspended by a persistent rain with Chicago ahead 6-5 in the middle of the seventh on Tuesday. Soriano led off that game with his first Cubs homer and Cliff Floyd's two-run shot off Jonah Bayliss (2-2) keyed a four-run rally just before the rain came.
Soriano was 8-for-15 in the three-game series with homers in each of the final two games, including a go-ahead drive on Wednesday in the third inning off Ian Snell (2-2). Derrek Lee also doubled in a run during the first, his eighth consecutive game with a double, and had six hits in the final two games of the series.
In the suspended game, Rocky Cherry (1-1) earned his first career win and Ryan Dempster got four outs for his fifth save. Lee had four hits, including two doubles and a run-scoring single, and Jacque Jones also homered.
Dodgers 2, Diamondbacks 1
At Los Angeles, Mark Hendrickson allowed three hits over six-plus innings and Juan Pierre hit an RBI single after a costly error by rookie center fielder Chris Young in Los Angeles' victory over Arizona.
Hendrickson (2-0) struck out seven, walked one and allowed only one runner as far as second base. The left-hander has allowed just two earned runs over 16 2-3 innings in three starts since Jason Schmidt went on the disabled list with bursitis in his shoulder.
Chin-hui Tsao and Jonathan Broxton each pitched a scoreless inning for the Dodgers. Takashi Saito allowed Eric Byrnes' RBI single in the ninth before earning his eighth save in eight chances.
Doug Davis (2-3) was the hard-luck loser, allowing an unearned run and five hits over seven innings with seven strikeouts and three walks.
Braves 4, Phillies 3
At Atlanta, Chipper Jones kept up his torrid hitting with a two-run double and the Atlanta bullpen shut down Philadelphia over the final four innings.
Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer in the sixth off Braves starter Chuck James to tie the game, but the Braves reclaimed the lead on Willie Harris' run-scoring single in the bottom of the sixth.
Chad Paronto (1-0), Tyler Yates, Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano each pitched a scoreless inning. Soriano, filling in for injured closer Bob Wickman, earned his second save.
Phillies starter Freddy Garcia (1-2) allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings.
Astros 3, Reds 1
At Houston, Roy Oswalt pitched eight stellar innings and rookie Hunter Pence got his first career RBI for Houston.
Oswalt (4-2) allowed four hits and one run to help the Astros, losers of nine of their last 11 games.
The Houston ace didn't allow a hit until Adam Dunn's eighth home run in the fifth to make it 2-1. It was Dunn's third homer in three games.
Dan Wheeler pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save in five tries.
Reds starter Kyle Lohse (1-2) allowed eight hits and three runs in six innings.
Giants 5, Rockies 3
At San Francisco, Barry Bonds hit his 743rd career home run and added a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth as San Francisco downed Colorado.
Bonds moved within 12 homers of Hank Aaron's career record of 755, hitting his ninth of the season, two-run shot to right field in the fourth inning of Jeff Francis (1-4). Bonds' four RBIs gave him 1,951 for his career, tying him with Stan Musial for fourth place on the all-time list.
Brad Hennessey (1-1) pitched 1 1-3 innings for the win. San Francisco starter Barry Zito allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings.
Padres 7, Nationals 3
At San Diego, Adrian Gonzalez homered and San Diego roughed up Washington left-hander Matt Chico, who couldn't get out of the fourth inning.
The Padres lost their starter, Clay Hensley with a strained groin in the third inning.
Hensley was replaced by Doug Brocail, with the Nationals leading 1-0. Brocail (2-0) struck out one in two perfect innings for the win.
Chico (2-3) went to high school in northern San Diego County and was facing the Padres for the first time. He allowed the five runs in the fourth inning on three hits and three walks.
END


Updated : 2021-04-19 01:10 GMT+08:00