Nationals vs. Giants
The Nationals had a 4-2 lead going into the 7th inning, but a number of costly plays kept them from getting the win, as they fell to the Giants 5-4. Adam Dunn hit his 10th homerun of the year, and Josh Willingham and Alberto Gonzalez each went 2-3 for the Nationals. Aubrey Huff went 3-4 and Juan Uribe went 2-4 for the Giants.
Craig Stammen went 6.1 innings for the Nationals, giving up three runs on five hits. Sean Burnett came in to pitch in the 7th for theÂ Nationals and wound up with the loss. Barry Zito pitched 6.1 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits. Santiago Casilla finished off the 7th and earned the win. Brian Wilson got his 12th save of the season for the Giants.
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Braves vs. Marlins
It was an ugly night for the Braves defensively, who committed four errors. But what they lacked in defense they made up in offense in their 8-3 win over the Marlins. Braves and Marlins both scored in the 1st inning. The Braves then tacked on two in the 4th, followed by one in the 6th and 7th, and finally three in the 8th. Ricky Nolasco helped himself out with an RBI single in the 4th for the Marlins. Hanley Ramirez and Ronny Paulino each went 2-4 for Florida.
Tim Hudson and Nolasco each went only four innings thanks to a 77-minute rain delay. Peter Moylan took the mound for the Braves following the rain delay and got the win. Nolasco took the loss after giving up three runs.
Mets vs. Phillies
The Mets haveÂ gone 27 straight innings without giving up a run, and won their fifth in a row, sweeping the Phillies with a score of 3-0. Mike Pelfrey pitched 7 strong innings, giving up no runs on three hits to earn the win. Cole Hamels went 6.1 innings, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits, taking the loss. Francisco Rodriguez got his 9th save of the season.
The Mets got on the board early with an RBI double by Jason Bay in the first inning. Their next two runs came in the bottom of the 7th on a RBI double by Jose Reyes. Phillies bats were quiet once again. Shane Victorino was 3-4, with the only other Phillies hit belonging to Raul Ibanez.