(Friday, April 24)
Final Score: Philadelphia 1, Atlanta 0
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Revere's dribbler to first base produced the game's lone run in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the Philadelphia Phillies pulled out a 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a three-game series. Freddy Galvis opened the decisive frame with a single to center and advanced to second on a Cesar Hernandez sacrifice bunt. Galvis busted it to third on Jim Johnson's (1-2) wild pitch, narrowly beating A.J. Pierzynski's frantic throw to the base. He scored without a throw when Freddie Freeman bobbled Revere's bouncer. Despite the no-decision, Aaron Harang was the hero for the Phillies. The 36-year-old continued his torrid start to the season, tossing eight scoreless innings against his former club. Harang yielded just two hits and a walk while striking out six. Ken Giles (1-0) picked up the win after tossing a scoreless top of the ninth.
Final Score: Miami 3, Washington 2
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Martin Prado's go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals in the opener of a three-game set. Adeiny Hechavarria smacked a leadoff double in the eighth before Donovan Solano popped out on a bunt attempt. Dee Gordon beat out an infield single to put runners on the corners, however, and Prado followed by lining a base hit to right off Tanner Roark (0-2) and plate Hechavarria. Steve Cishek blanked Washington in the ninth to notch his first save of the season. Hechavarria had two hits and two runs scored and Gordon racked up three hits to go with an RBI for Miami, which has won three in a row on the heels of a five-game losing streak. Bryan Morris (2-0) tossed a scoreless eighth to pick up the win. Bryce Harper was 2-for-2 and drove in a pair of runs for the Nationals, who have dropped three consecutive contests.
Final Score: Chicago 7, Cincinnati 3 (11 innings)
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Herrera singled home the go- ahead run in the 11th inning as the Chicago Cubs took a 7-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds to open a three-game set. Anthony Rizzo was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored and David Ross added a two-run double for the Cubs, who came into the series off a four-game split with Pittsburgh. Jon Lester allowed three runs on five hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts over six innings for Chicago, while Jason Motte (1-0) got out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the 10th to pick up the win. Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips and Zack Cozart each drove in a run for the Reds, who have lost their last two games. Mike Leake gave up three runs on four hits with a walk and nine strikeouts in seven innings on the mound for Cincinnati.
Final Score: NY Yankees 6, NY Mets 1
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Mark Teixeira hit two of three home runs served up by Jacob deGrom as the New York Yankees opened the latest edition of the Subway Series with a 6-1 victory over the crosstown-rival Mets. Teixeira's pair of two-run shots, combined with 7 2/3 outstanding innings from Michael Pineda, enabled the also-surging Yankees to halt an 11-game win streak by the Mets that had matched a franchise record. Jacoby Ellsbury added a solo homer as part of a 2-for-5 effort, while Brett Gardner and Brian McCann also had two hits and a run scored in the Bronx Bombers' seventh triumph in their last eight games. Pineda (3-0) did his part as well, limiting the Mets to a run on five hits and striking out seven without a walk to win a third consecutive start. DeGrom (2-2) entered Friday's much-anticipated showdown sporting a splendid 0.93 ERA through his first three outings of the season, but the reigning National League Rookie of the Year was tagged for six runs on eight hits in just five innings. He had lasted at least six innings in each of his previous 15 starts.
Final Score: St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 0
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Heyward and Jhonny Peralta both hit solo home runs to back a solid start from Carlos Martinez as the St. Louis Cardinals downed the punchless Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 in the opener of a three- game series. Martinez (2-0) lasted a career-high seven innings, struck out eight and scattered four hits and two walks to pick up the win. Yadier Molina plated a run with a groundout in the second inning, and Heyward and Peralta took Matt Garza deep in the third and sixth frames, respectively. Garza (1-3) posted a quality start but got little help from his teammates. He was charged with three runs on seven hits over six innings. The Brewers snapped an eight-game losing streak on Thursday and were looking to win consecutive games for the first time this season. Instead they were shut out for the third time and fell to an MLB-worst 3-14.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 4, Arizona 1
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Neil Walker and Josh Harrison drove in two runs apiece to power the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday in the opener of a three-game set. Gerrit Cole (3-0) surrendered just one run on seven hits with seven strikeouts over 7 2/3 frames for his seventh straight winning decision. Chris Owings drove in Arizona's lone run and Josh Collmenter (1-3) was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs and six hits in six-plus innings of work.
Final Score: Los Angeles 3, San Diego 0
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Zack Greinke threw seven flawless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the San Diego Padres 3-0 in the opener of a three-game series. The Padres were averaging an NL-best 5.0 runs per game coming in, but Greinke (3-0) silenced them to the tune of four singles and three walks. He struck out seven and improved to 5-0 in his career against San Diego. Carl Crawford hit a solo homer, and Juan Uribe knocked in his first run of the year for the Dodgers, who bounced back from getting swept in San Francisco. Andrew Cashner (1-3) took another tough loss having given up two runs on six hits over seven innings. He struck out six and only walked one, but his offense failed him again.
Final Score: NY Yankees 6, NY Mets 1
Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Mark Teixeira hit two of three home runs served up by Jacob deGrom as the New York Yankees opened the latest edition of the Subway Series with a 6-1 victory over the crosstown-rival Mets. Teixeira's pair of two-run shots, combined with 7 2/3 outstanding innings from Michael Pineda, enabled the also-surging Yankees to halt an 11-game win streak by the Mets that had matched a franchise record. Jacoby Ellsbury added a solo homer as part of a 2-for-5 effort, while Brett Gardner and Brian McCann also had two hits and a run scored in the Bronx Bombers' seventh triumph in their last eight games. Pineda (3-0) did his part as well, limiting the Mets to a run on five hits and striking out seven without a walk to win a third consecutive start. He was removed after 100 pitches, 78 of which went for strikes.
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