Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Kyle Kendrick struck out a career-high
eight batters over seven strong innings to guide the Philadelphia Phillies to
a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins, in the first of a three-game set at Citizens
Bank Park. Kendrick (9-10), who carried a no hitter into the sixth, gave up
one run on two hits and three walks to pick up his fifth win in six starts.
Kendrick has limited his opponents to two or fewer runs over that stretch.
Domonic Brown roped a two-run homer and Michael Martinez doubled and scored a
run for the Phillies, who have won five straight and six of their last seven.
Antonio Bastardo twirled a scoreless ninth to earn his first save of the
season. Wade LeBlanc (2-4) gave up three runs on four hits and struck out five
over five innings to absorb the loss.
Final Score: Washington 5, New York 1
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond and Kurt Suzuki
all hit home runs for the Nationals, leading Washington past the New York
Mets, 5-1, in the opener of a three-game set. Gio Gonzalez (19-7) earned his
major league-leading 19th win of the season. He pitched six innings, allowing
just one run on three hits while striking out six. He walked five batters. The
Nationals, who increased their major-league best win total to 87, have won
nine of their last 12 games. The Mets, losers of four in a row and six of
their last seven, continued their horrific recent play at home. They have lost
20 of their previous 24 home games and have now gone 11 straight contests
without scoring more than three runs at Citi Field. After lasting just four
innings in his previous outing, Colin McHugh (0-2) didn't fare much better in
his third major-league start. Once again, the rookie lasted just four frames,
giving up five runs, although just two were earned.
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