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NL roundup: Nats get walk-off win over Pirates

08/18/2014, 12:00am EDT
By ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — Pinch-hitter Scott Hairston drove in Jayson Werth with a game-ending sacrifice fly, sending Washington to a three-game sweep with a 6-5 victory in 11 innings on Sunday.

Werth, who had missed the past five games with a bothersome shoulder, entered as a pinch hitter in the ninth and doubled leading off the 11th against Brandon Cumpton (3-4).

Werth went to third on Denard Span’s grounder to first. Hairston then sent Cumpton’s first pitch to deep left and Werth scored easily.

BREWERS 7, DODGERS 2: At Los Angeles, Jonathan Lucroy tied a season high with five RBIs, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and Milwaukee completed a three-game sweep of the Dodgers.

Wily Peralta (15-7) tied Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright for the major league lead in victories, allowing five hits in six scoreless innings. The right-hander is 6-1 with a 1.79 ERA in his past seven starts.

ROCKIES 10, REDS 9: At Denver, Drew Stubbs capped Colorado’s five-run ninth inning with a three-run homer, sending the Rockies to the win in the first game of a doubleheader.

The Reds carried a 9-5 lead into the ninth, but All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman walked four straight batters before he was replaced by J.J. Hoover. Pinch-hitter Wilin Rosario then hit a sacrifice fly to trim Cincinnati’s lead to two.

After Charlie Blackmon flied out, Stubbs drove a 1-0 pitch from Hoover (1-9) into the seats in left for his 12th homer.

MARLINS 10, DIAMONDBACKS 3: At Miami, Giancarlo Stanton hit his 32nd homer and drove in four runs to power Miami to the win.

Stanton has a career-high 88 RBIs, one more than he had in 2011. He went 7-for-14 with four walks and six RBIs in the four-game series against Arizona.

GIANTS 5, PHILLIES 2: At San Francisco, Michael Morse got three hits and scored twice as San Francisco won consecutive home games for the first time in more than two months.

Andrew Susac had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run for the Giants. Brandon Crawford drove in two runs.

CUBS 2, METS 1: At New York, Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking homer on the first pitch of the ninth inning to lift Chicago to the win.

Cubs starter Jake Arrieta struck out nine in seven smooth innings. He left with a 1-0 lead following Luis Valbuena’s run-scoring single in the fourth.

CARDINALS 7, PADRES 6: At St. Louis, Matt Carpenter homered, doubled and drove in three runs for St. Louis, and Adam Wainwright moved into a tie for the major league lead with his 15th win.

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