Marlins snap Braves' 14-game run
APATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves' 14-winning streak ended Saturday night with a 1-0 loss to the last-place Miami Marlins, who scored the lone run on reliever Jordan Walden's wild pitch in the ninth inning.
August 12, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
Miami stopped its own six-game losing streak.
The Braves fell one victory shy of tying the 2000 team for the franchise's longest winning streak since the 1891 Boston Beaneaters won 18 straight.
Adeiny Hechavarria led off the Miami ninth with a triple and scored on the wild pitch by Walden (4-2).
Marlins starter Nate Eovaldi allowed one hit in seven innings. Mike Dunn (3-3) got the win and Steve Cishek earned his 24th save, striking out Paul Janish with a runner on first to end it.
Nationals 8, Phillies 5 Jayson Werth launched a two-run homer in the seventh inning for his 1,000th career hit, highlighting a five-run rally that sent Washington over Philadelphia.
Werth got three hits, including an RBI single in the fourth and his two-out shot off reliever Zach Miner.
In his second MLB game, Tanner Roark (1-0) pitched two spotless innings. Tyler Clippard surrendered Domonic Brown's 26th home run in the eighth and Rafael Soriano pitched the ninth for his 29th save.
Jake Diekman (0-3) took the loss.
Darin Ruf also homered for the Phillies, who have dropped 10 straight road games.
Padres 3, Reds 1 Will Venable homered for the second game in a row, and San Diego's depleted offense took advantage of Cincinnati's season-high four errors for the victory.
Third baseman Jack Hannahan had three of the errors — two on off-target throws to first base, another on a grounder that got through him.
Venable hit his team-high 15th homer in the eighth inning off reliever Manny Parra.
Tyson Ross (3-5) gave up Brandon Phillips' RBI single in the first, one of only four hits he allowed over seven innings. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 22nd save in 23 chances.
Three of Cincinnati's errors came behind Tony Cingrani (5-2).
Other games on Saturday:
Cubs 6, Cardinals 5
Mets 4, Diamondbacks 1
Rockies 6, Pirates 4
Dodgers 5, Rays 0
Giants 3, Orioles 2