Great day for Washington Nationals and Roark with win over San Diego
AP April 28, 2014, 12:05 am TWN
WASHINGTON -- Tanner Roark pitched a three-hitter for the first complete game of his career as the Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 on Saturday.
Roark set down the first 16 batters before San Diego catcher Rene Rivera, an .074 batter entering the game, hit a solid single to center field with one out in the sixth inning.
Roark (2-0) walked one and struck out eight, including Jedd Gyorko to end the game on his 105th pitch. The 27-year-old right-hander extended his run of consecutive scoreless innings to 18, improved to 4-0 in his career at Nationals Park. In 35 innings there he has given up one earned run.
Ian Desmond had three hits for Washington, including a run-scoring double — the game's only extra-base hit — which highlighted a three-run first inning off losing pitcher Andrew Cashner (2-3).
Washington got all the offense it needed in the first inning as singles by Anthony Rendon, Jayson Werth, and Adam LaRoche produced one run. Desmond's double to the right-field corner brought in another. Danny Espinosa's sacrifice fly gave the Nationals a 3-0 lead.
Marlins 7, Mets 6, 10 Innings Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered leading off the 10th inning, Giancarlo Stanton also went deep and Miami rallied from four runs down to beat New York.
Stanton hit a two-run shot and Miami climbed out of a 5-1 hole with a five-run sixth capped by pinch-hitter Reed Johnson's two-run double. Stanton's seventh home run of the season gave him 29 RBIs, most in the majors.
Bobby Abreu hit his first major league homer since 2012 and Lucas Duda had a two-run single for the Mets, who had won three straight and five of six. New York was trying to move four games over .500 for the first time since July 14, 2012.
Mike Dunn (2-3) struck out four in two hitless innings and Steve Cishek earned his fifth save, one night after coughing up a ninth-inning lead for his first blown save since June 4, 2013. Cishek had converted team-record 33 straight chances before Friday.
Saltalamacchia sent a 2-2 pitch from Kyle Farnsworth (0-1) off a railing just above the left-center fence. The ball caromed back onto the field and Saltalamacchia initially stopped at second base, but the umpires quickly waved him home without looking at a replay.
Brewers 5, Cubs 3 Jeff Bianchi had a two-run single, and Marco Estrada threw 7 2/3 strong innings to lead Milwaukee past Chicago.
Bianchi went 2 for 4, entering the game as a pinch-hitter in the first for Jean Segura, who was hit in the head in the dugout by a bat.
A TV replay showed the All-Star getting hit on the right side of the head during a warmup swing by teammate Ryan Braun, who was facing the field on the top steps of the dugout while Segura was coming up behind him.
Manager Ron Roenicke said that Segura didn't have a concussion or fractures, but needed stitches to close a gash on his face. It was unclear how long he might be out.
Bianchi drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the second off Cubs starter Travis Wood (1-3).
Estrada (2-1) had nine strikeouts.
Francisco Rodriguez tossed a 1-2-3 ninth for his 11th save.
Other games on Saturday:
Giants 5, Indians 3
Pirates 6, Cardinals 1
Braves 4, Reds 1
Dodgers 6, Rockies 3
Phillies 6, Diamondbacks 5
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