Phillies vs. Diamondbacks
Justin Upton scored in a bases loaded walk in the first inning for the Diamondbacks. Â The Phillies scored 2 runs in the third when Ryan Howard singled home PlacidoÂ Polanco and Carlos Ruiz walked with the bases loaded scoring RaulÂ Ibanez. Â MarkÂ Reynolds hit a solo shot in the fourth to time the game and added another in the fifth when Stephen Drew singled home AdamÂ LaRoche. Â In the bottom of the inning Jason Werth homered scoring Ryan Howard to take the lead. Â The diamondbacks took the lead in the 6th when they scored 2 runs Adam LaRoche hit a sac fly to score Chris Young and a Miguel Montero ground out scored Kelly Johnson. Â The Phillies then took the lead in the bottom of the inning when they scored 3 runs when Raul Ibanez singled home Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard homered scoring Raul Ibanez. Â In the seventh Cody Ransom homered scoring Carlos Ruiz adding 2 more runs for the Phils.
Cole Hamels pitched 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and 8 strikeouts. Â Rodrigo Lopez pitched 5 innings giving up 7 hits, 4 runs, and 4 strikeouts. Â David Herndon got the win pitching 1 inning giving up Â 1 hit, 2 runs and no strikeouts. Â The loss went toÂ Jordan Norberto who did not record an out and pitched 2 hits and 2 runs.
Braves vs. Nationals
The Nationals beat the Braves in a score of 3-0. NyjerÂ Morgan scored in the first for the Nationals on a throwing error by Brian McCann. Â In the third the Nationals added 2 more runs when Ian Desmond singled home IvanÂ Rodriguez and RogerÂ Bernadina.
Miguel Batista won and pitched 5 innings giving up 3 hits, no runs with 6 strikeouts. Â Tommy Hanson got the lose and pitched 6 innings, giving up 6 hits, 3 runs, and 8 strikeouts. Â Matt Capps got his 25th save of the season giving up no hits with 1 strikeout.
Mets vs. Cardinals
The Mets beat the Cardinals in a score of 8-2. RyanÂ Ludwick singled home Matt Holliday in the first. Â The Mets struck back in the second when Ike Davis grounded out scoring David Wright. Â In the third JeffÂ Francoeur homered scoring Carlos Beltran and Ike Davis. Â In the fifth they added on 2 more runs when David Wright hit a sac fly to score Luis Castillo and Carlos Beltran singled home Angel Pagan. Â In the sixth Jose Reyes homered scoring Jon Niese for 2 more runs in the inning. Â In the eight the Cardinals added a run when Randy Winn grounded into a double play scoring Ryan Ludwick.
Jon Niese got the win and pitched 6 innings giving up 7 hits, 1 run, and 1 strikeout. Â The loss went toÂ Adam Wainwright who pitched 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 6 runs, and 6 strikeouts.
Marlins vs. Giants
The Giants beat the Marlins in a score of 6-4. The Giants scored 2 runs in the third when Aubrey Huff doubled homeÂ AndrÃ©s Torres and Buster Posey singled home Aubrey Huff. Â In the fifth the Marlins tied it up when Cody Ross homered scoring Wes Helms. Â In the bottom of the inning the Giants reclaimed the lead when Freddy Sanchez singled home Andres Torres. Â The Marlins again tied it up when Dan Uggla hit a solo shot in the seventh inning. Â In the eighth JuanÂ Uribe andÂ Ã‰dgar RenterÃa both went deep adding 3 more runs for the Giants. Â The Marlins added 1 more run in the ninth when Dan Uggla hit another solo shot.
Matt Cain pitched 7 innings giving up 4 hits, 3 runs, and 6 strikeouts. Â Josh Johnson pitched 7 innings giving up 8 hits, 3 runs, and 5 strikeouts. Â The win went toÂ Sergio Romo who pitched 1 inning giving up no hits and the loss went toÂ Brian SanchesÂ who pitched 0.1 of an inning giving up 3 hits and 3 runs. Brian Wilson got the save but gave up a run and a hit with 2 strikeouts.