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National League Game Capsules

(Monday, May 25)

Final Score: New York 6, Philadelphia 3

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Wilmer Flores' three-run homer in the sixth broke a tie and lifted the New York Mets to a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the opener of a three-game set on Monday. Lucas Duda and Michael Cuddyer also went deep for New York, which improved to 6-1 against the rival Phillies this season. The Mets had dropped three straight in Pittsburgh over the weekend. Bartolo Colon (7-3) bounced back from two rough outings to grab the win, giving up three runs on six hits with six strikeouts in six innings. The 42-year-old had given up a total of 10 runs over his last two starts. Elvis Araujo (1-1) took the loss for his role in the sixth inning. Araujo relieved starter Severino Gonzalez and got two outs to end the fifth. Daniel Murphy then led off the sixth with a single that ended Araujo's afternoon.

Final Score: Colorado 5, Cincinnati 4

Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Nolan Arenado drove in three runs to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. Arenado's first-inning single opened the scoring, his ninth home run of the season came in the fourth, and his ninth-inning sacrifice fly decided the game. DJ LeMahieu had two hits and drove in Colorado's two other runs, and Charlie Blackmon reached base three times, swiped three bags and scored twice. Rafael Betancourt (2-1) was awarded the win with 1 1/3 perfect innings of relief, and John Axford recorded his seventh save. Starter Jason Marquis allowed four runs -- two earned -- on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings and could not help the Reds end their losing streak, now sitting at nine games. Aroldis Chapman (2-3) allowed the go-ahead run and took the loss. Todd Frazier and Marlon Byrd each homered, but Frazier's throwing error early in the game was costly.

Final Score: Washington 2, Chicago 1

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - In a matchup of two of baseball's young stars, Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals took the first meeting of a three-game set against Kris Bryant's Chicago Cubs. Denard Span and Wilson Ramos each hit solo homers to help the Nationals to a 2-1 win on Monday at Wrigley Field. Bryant did all he could for the Cubs, finishing 2-for-3 with a home run in the setback. Tanner Roark (1-2), making his first start of 2015, recorded the win with his lone blemish coming on Bryant's solo shot in the first inning. Roark went five innings and scattered three hits and a walk with three strikeouts.

Final Score: San Francisco 8, Milwaukee 4

Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Francisco Giants scored seven runs in the sixth inning to erase a three-run deficit and top the Milwaukee Brewers by an 8-4 score on Monday. Nori Aoki led the Giants against his former club with four hits, two runs scored, two runs driven in and a steal, and Hunter Pence added three hits and two RBI. Despite allowing four runs in five innings on three home runs, Tim Lincecum (5-2) picked up a win, and Jeremy Affeldt and Hunter Strickland combined to hold Milwaukee scoreless over the final four innings. Khris Davis hit a pair of homers for the Brewers, and Ryan Braun added a two-run shot to account for all of their runs. Kyle Lohse (3-5) was charged with five runs on six hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings, and Jeremy Jeffress was tagged for three runs without recording an out.

Final Score: St. Louis 3, Arizona 2

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Jhonny Peralta cracked a home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. After Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal (1-0) got out of a bases-loaded jam in the top half of the 10th, Peralta opened the home half with a solo blast to left off J.C. Ramirez. Ramirez (1-1) got out of a first-and-second jam by striking out the side in the ninth but he could not keep the hosts off the board as the Cardinals won their second straight following a three-game skid.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 4, Miami 2

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Charlie Morton pitched seven quality innings in his season debut and the Pittsburgh Pirates backed him with a pair of home runs in their 4-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday. Morton (1-0) has spent the entire season on the disabled list following offseason hip surgery. After three rehab starts in the minors, Morton joined the big league club and yielded just two runs over seven innings in Pittsburgh's fourth straight win. Francisco Cervelli and Pedro Alvarez went deep for Pittsburgh, which improved to 9-1 at home against Miami in the last 10 matchups. Morton also improved to 4-0 lifetime against the Marlins. Giancarlo Stanton, who entered the game in a 3-for-30 slump, had a solo home run and drove in both Miami runs.

Final Score: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 3

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Andre Ethier, Alex Guerrero and Jimmy Rollins all homered in the eighth inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the first of a three-game set on Monday. Adrian Gonzalez drove in his 999th career run on a groundout in the seventh, while Joc Pederson finished with three hits and a run scored for the Dodgers, who have won three of their last four games. Freddie Freeman, Pedro Ciriaco and Christian Bethancourt each brought in a run for the Braves, who entered the game with wins in four of their last five games. Neither starter factored into the decision. Brett Anderson surrendered two runs on seven hits over seven innings for Los Angeles, while Williams Perez gave up one run with seven strikeouts over six frames in his second career start with Atlanta.

Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 4, San Diego 3

Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Albert Pujols knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to help the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday. The Angels led 3-0 before a three-run top of the seventh knotted the score at 3-3. Joe Smith (1-1) pitched a 1-2-3 top of the ninth, setting the stage for a walk-off Angels win. Marc Krauss drew a one-out walk against Kevin Quackenbush (1-1). Collin Cowgill replaced him at first base and moved to third on Johnny Giavotella's single to center. San Diego went to closer Craig Kimbrel to try and get out of the jam, but the flamethrower wasn't up to the task. After striking out Erick Aybar on three pitches for the second out and walking Mike Trout intentionally, Pujols ripped a 1-0 offering into left field.

05/26 00:28:33 ET

 
 
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