Mets vs. Marlins
The Mets moved past the Marlins in the standings with a 4-3 win Friday. Florida got on the board in the 2nd with an RBI single from Cameron Maybin. They added two more runs in the top of the 3rd after an error by Ike Davis. R.A. Dickey helped himself out at the plate with an RBI single in the bottom of the 3rd. Jeff Francoeur continued his hitting streak going 2-4. Mets went ahead and took the lead in the bottom of the 6th on an RBI ground out by Ruben Tejada.
Dickey didnâ€™t get off to a very good start on the mound, but fought back to get the win, throwing 6 1/3 innings while giving up three runs on seven hits. Anibal Sanchez took the loss, throwing 5 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on nine hits. Francisco Rodriguez, who got his 11th save, made things interesting in the 9th. After getting the first two outs, Rodriguez gave up a hit and a walk, before getting Hanley Ramirez to ground out to end the game.
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Phillies vs. Padres
The Phillies beat the Padres in the series opener by a score of 3-2. The Padres scored in the 2nd on an RBI single by Tony Gwynn. Shane Victorino hit a two-run homer in the 3rd inning, his fifth homerun of the year. The Padres tied it up in the 5th on a sacrifice fly by Adrian Gonzalez. The winning run came in the bottom of the 5th when Jayson Werth walked with the bases loaded.
Roy Halladay got his 8th win of the season, going seven innings and giving up 2 runs on 10 hits. Mat Latos got the loss, pitching only five innings and giving up three runs on four hits. Brad Lidge pitched a perfect 9th for his 2nd save of the season.
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Nationals vs. Reds
The Nationals ended a three game losing streak, beating the Reds 4-2. The Reds scored first in the 2nd on an RBI single by Ramon Hernandez. The Nationals responded in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single by Christian Guzman, and again in the 3rd with an RBI single by Roger Bernadina. The Reds tied it up in the 5th when Orlando Cabrera scored on a single by Brandon Phillips. The Nationals scored two more in the 7th on an RBI single by Ian Desmond and Willie Harris sac fly.
Livan Hernandez started for the Nationals, going six innings and giving up two runs on eight hits. Tyler Clippard, who came on to pitch in the 7th, got the win. Aaron Harang went only four innings for the Reds, allowing two runs on eight hits. Enerio Del Rosario, who gave up two runs in the 7th, took the loss. Matt Capps recorded his 18th save of the season.
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Braves vs. Dodgers
The Dodgers snapped the Braves nine game winning streak with a 5-4 win. The Dodgers got off to a fast start scoring two runs in the 1st and 2nd innings. The Braves got on the board in the 3rd with an RBI single by Yunel Escobar and another run thanks to an error by Dodgers 3rd baseman Jamey Carroll. The Braves tied it up in the 7th on a double by Escobar. The Dodgers went on to score the go ahead run in the 7th with an RBI single by James Loney.
Kenshin Kawakami took the loss for the Braves, going 6 1/3 innings and allowing five runs on nine hits. Clayton Kershaw started for the Dodgers, going 6 2/3 and giving up four runs on five hits. Hong-Chih Kuo got the win. Jonathan Broxton recorded his 14th save of the season for the Dodgers.
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