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Delgado's big night gives Mets sweep of Braves

Delgado's big night gives Mets sweep of Braves

Carlos Delgado tied his career high with five hits, the last a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth that gave the New York Mets a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the National League on Thursday.
David Wright hit a one-out double off Vladimir Nunez (0-1), and Carlos Beltran was intentionally walked before Delgado hit a sharp liner to left. Omar Infante slipped as he tried to track down the drive, and the ball glanced off his glove.
Wright, who briefly stopped before third when he thought Infante might catch it, scored easily as the Mets poured out of the dugout.
Wright had three hits, including his 25th homer, for New York.
Luis Ayala (2-8) pitched 1 1-3 shutout innings to earn his first win since he was acquired from Washington on Sunday.
Yunel Escobar homered and Brian McCann hit a two-run double for Atlanta, which has lost five straight.
Nationals 4, Phillies 3
At Philadelphia, Austin Kearns hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth and Washington edged Philadelphia to snap a 12-game losing streak.
The Phillies blew an eighth-inning lead for the third time in nine days.
Ryan Madson (3-2) couldn't protect a one-run lead after Carlos Ruiz put Philadelphia ahead with a solo homer in the seventh.
Jesus Flores' RBI single in the eighth tied it at 3 and Kearns lined his single to give the Nationals the lead and their first victory since a doubleheader sweep of Colorado on Aug. 7.
Saul Rivera (4-5) allowed two runs in one inning, but earned the win. Joel Hanrahan pitched two innings for his fourth save.
Cubs 3, Reds 2
At Chicago, Carlos Zambrano earned his 13th victory on the fourth try and homered to lift Chicago over Cincinnati.
Zambrano (13-5) allowed a run and six hits in seven innings, including a solo homer by Jay Bruce in the sixth. The Cubs' ace had two no-decisions and a loss in his previous three starts, giving up 17 hits and 15 earned runs in 15 1-3 innings.
Dodgers 3, Rockies 1
In Los Angeles, Derek Lowe allowed one run in 6 1-3 innings, and James Loney homered and had two RBIs as Los Angeles salvaged the finale of a three-game series.
The victory gave the Dodgers a 7-3 record on their 10-game homestand and moved them within 1 1/2 games of division-leading Arizona in Major League Baseball's National League West.
The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Rockies.
Lowe (10-10) allowed four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Jonathan Broxton worked the ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances since taking over the closer's role last month.
Giants 4, Marlins 3
In San Francisco, Emmanuel Burriss scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning for San Francisco.
Burriss drew a one-out walk from closer Kevin Gregg (6-6), stole second and took third on a fly out. Pinch-hitter Bengie Molina was intentionally walked, but Gregg's first pitch to Fred Lewis skipped past catcher John Baker, allowing Burriss to score standing up.
Brian Wilson (2-2) pitched a scoreless ninth for San Francisco, which won for the fourth time in five games.
Diamondbacks 4, Padres 1
At Phoenix, Brandon Webb pitched seven shutout innings for his career-high and major league-leading 19th victory in Arizona's over San Diego.
It was the sixth straight winning start for Webb (19-4), giving him eight wins in his last 11 starts. He allowed three hits with eight strikeouts, both tying season bests, as the Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep.
Arizona won for the eighth time in the last 10 games and maintained a two-game lead over Los Angeles in the NL West.
Tony Clark hit a sacrifice fly in the second inning and Connor Jackson had a two-run double in the fifth, both off Chad Reineke (1-1).
Jackson hit a liner over the outstretched glove of third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff that rolled into the left field corner, scoring Augie Ojeda and Chris Young, who both singled, to make it 3-0. Chris Snyder added an RBI single in the eighth for Arizona.
Brandon Lyon pitched the ninth allowing Edgar Gonzalez's two-out RBI single.


Updated : 2021-04-18 16:15 GMT+08:00