NL | Padres thump Braves, 4-2
ATLANTA - Unlike last year, Chris Young solved the Atlanta Braves. Young struck out eight in six innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Braves, 4-2, last night for their fifth win in six games.
ATLANTA - Unlike last year, Chris Young solved the Atlanta Braves.
Young struck out eight in six innings, and the San Diego Padres beat the Braves, 4-2, last night for their fifth win in six games.
Young (4-2) allowed two runs and two hits in six innings, walking two.
He struck out seven in the first four innings, allowing only one hit.
He has allowed five hits in his last two starts.
Scott Linebrink, Heath Bell and Trevor Hoffman completed the three-hitter, with Hoffman getting his ninth save in 11 chances.
Astros 5, Reds 4
CINCINNATI - Houston's Luke Scott hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the eighth inning that helped Roy Oswalt get his 19th career victory over Cincinnati.
Oswalt (5-2) and the Astros rallied late against a team they've been known to dominate.
Houston is 5-1 against Cincinnati this season.
Brewers 3, Nationals 0
MILWAUKEE - Chris Capuano struck out a season-high nine, Geoff Jenkins hit a homer, and Milwaukee won for the eighth time in nine games, beating Washington.
The victory pushed the surging Brewers to 51/2 games up on the idle Chicago Cubs in the NL Central. Washington (9-23) has lost six in a row for the second time this year.
Capuano (5-0) pitched eight-plus innings, allowing seven hits and walking none, and the Brewers improved to 7-0 in his starts this season.
He allowed just one runner past second base in the first eight innings.
Rockies 3, Cardinals 2
ST. LOUIS - Brad Hawpe drew a full-count walk with the bases loaded in the ninth inning for the tiebreaking run in Colorado's win over St. Louis.
Todd Helton homered for the Rockies, who have won three of four. Ryan Ludwick and Jim Edmonds each drove in a run for the Cardinals, who have lost seven of nine.
Dodgers 6, Marlins 1
MIAMI - Brad Penny struck out a career-high 14 and allowed just five baserunners in seven shutout innings, helping Los Angeles beat Florida.
Penny (4-0) walked none and gave up five hits, including two infield singles, and lowered his ERA to 1.39.
Penny also drove in two runs with a single. Dan Uggla hit his sixth homer off Rudy Seanez in the eighth for Florida's run.