Colorado Rockies withstand late rally, beat San Diego Padres 3-1
AP Sunday, May 18, 2014, 12:10 am TWN
DENVER--Jorge De La Rosa carried a no-hitter through six innings and pitched seven scoreless innings, as the Colorado Rockies withstood a late rally to beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 Friday night.
De La Rosa's bid for the first no-hitter by a Rockies pitcher at Coors Field ended in the seventh inning, when Chris Denorfia led off with a triple off the scoreboard in right field, just the second time a Padres batter had gotten the ball out of the infield to that point.
But De La Rosa stranded Denorfia by retiring the next three batters, getting Everth Cabrera on an infield grounder, Chase Headley on a liner to second and Carlos Quentin on a pop-up to blank the Padres on one hit through seven innings.
De La Rosa, who was pitching on eight days' rest because of a bout of back spasms, struck out five and walked one in winning his fifth straight since a 0-3 start.
Giants 7, Marlins 5 Casey McGehee singled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning to help Miami earn a rare road win.
Derek Dietrich and Christian Yelich homered, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia snapped an 0-for-26 skid by tying his career high with four singles to stop Miami's slide. The Marlins entered the game losers of six of their past seven games and with a majors-worst 4-16 record away from home.
Santiago Casilla (1-1) got out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth but couldn't escape trouble in the ninth. The right-hander allowed two baserunners before McGehee's tiebreaking single to right field.
Garrett Jones added an RBI single off lefty Javier Lopez and made a leaping catch in the netting of the photographers' well in foul territory in the ninth. Mike Dunn (4-3) pitched a scoreless eighth, and Steve Cishek converted his eighth save.
Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 0 Zack Greinke threw eight sharp innings, Yasiel Puig and Scott Van Slyke homered and Los Angeles added to its mastery of Arizona.
Los Angeles improved to 8-1 against Arizona this season, and the Dodgers are 15-19 against everybody else.
Greinke (7-1), in his longest outing of the season, allowed two or fewer runs for the 21st consecutive game, the longest such streak in the majors since at least 1914. He gave up five hits, struck out six, walked two and had an RBI double.
Puig had three hits and drove in two runs. He and Van Slyke hit solo homers off Wade Miley (3-4) as the Diamondbacks fell to 4-16 at Chase Field.
Van Slyke is 7 for 16 in his career against Miley with four home runs, three this year.
Puig extended his career-best hitting streak to 15 games.
Reds 3, Phillies 0 Alfredo Simon allowed five hits over 7 2-3 strong innings, Devin Mesoraco hit a three-run homer and Cincinnati beat struggling Philadelphia.
Simon (5-2) had a season-high eight strikeouts, walked one and hit one batter. Manny Parra got one out in the eighth and Aroldis Chapman struck out pinch-hitter Cesar Hernandez on a 102 mph fastball with runners on second and third for his second save in two tries.
The Phillies haven't scored a run in the last 20 innings and were shut out for the sixth time this season. They have lost four straight and eight of 10 to
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