Sunday, July 10, 2011

National League roundup: L.A. breaks up no-hitter in 9th and wins

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers got their first hit with two out in the ninth inning Saturday and still beat the San Diego Padres, 1-0, when Dioner Navarro singled in Juan Uribe for the unlikely victory.
Uribe was down to his last strike when he drove a pitch from Luke Gregerson (2-2) over the head of
leftfielder Chris Denorfia for Los Angeles' first hit and only the second hit of the game for either team. The Padres have never had a no-hitter in their 43-year history.
Navarro then looped a 1-2 pitch into short right-center to give the Dodgers three consecutive shutout victories for the first time since July 1991. Los Angeles has won nine of its last 19 games, and seven of those victories have been shutouts.
Aaron Harang started for San Diego and worked six innings, finishing with six strikeouts and three walks. Josh Spence came on and struck out his only batter, Andre Ethier, before Chad Qualls escaped a jam to keep the game scoreless.
The Padres got only one hit themselves against rookie right-hander Rubby De La Rosa and three relievers.
ATLANTA 4, PHILADELPHIA 1 (11 innings): Alex Gonzalez hit the go-ahead RBI single and Brian McCann added a two-run homer in the 11th inning to lift the visiting Braves. . Philadelphia starter Cliff Lee accounted for the Phillies' only run with his first career homer off Tommy Hanson.
CHICAGO 6, PITTSBURGH 3: Ryan Dempster won for the first time in five starts despite arguing with manager Mike Quade after he was lifted after five innings, and the visiting Cubs earned their second win in three games. Dempster (6-6) was seen throwing equipment and arguing vehemently with Quade when he was pinch-hit for to lead off the sixth.
Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 4 (10 innings): The Reds scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning.
COLORADO 2, WASHINGTON 1: Ubaldo Jimenez allowed one run in eight innings and Todd Helton drove in both runs for the visiting Rockies. Jimenez (4-8) struck out eight, allowed five hits and walked one.
FLORIDA 6, HOUSTON 1: Ricky Nolasco tossed a seven-hitter for his sixth career complete game and Logan Morrison hit a bases-loaded triple in host Florida's four-run fifth inning.
San Francisco 3, N.Y. Mets 1: Tim Lincecum labored through six innings to win for the second time in his past eight starts and Pablo Sandoval had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 20 games for the host Giants.
ST. LOUIS 7, ARIZONA 6: Albert Pujols tied it in the eighth inning with his first home run since returning from the disabled list and rookie pinch-hitter Tony Cruz hit a game-ending RBI double in the ninth, capping the host Cardinals' comeback from a four-run deficit.

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