NL Recaps – Ben Sheets Wins Again For Braves

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On Monday, Sheets limited the Phillies to one run and seven hits over 7.1 innings in Atlanta’s 6-1 win

Atlanta – Ben Sheets pitched into the eighth inning and Jason Heyward backed up that pitching with a home run in the Atlanta Braves cruised to a 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Philadelphia starterVance Worley allowed four runs over just 3 2/3 innings.

Sheets isn’t striking out batters the way he once did, averaging less than a strikeout per game, but has a sparkling 1.13 ERA in five starts this year for the Braves. “You can really tell the experience when he’s on the mound,” Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “He just keeps on giving us good outings.”

Freddie Freeman drove in two runs, Brian McCann went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Dan Uggla had a pair of hits for the Braves

Other National League Scores

Arizona 0 – Pittsburgh 4  –  Erik Bedard turned in a dominant performance allowing just two hits over seven innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jason Grilli and Chad Qualls each worked a perfect inning to preserve the shutout. Andrew McCutchen had two hits and scored two runs for the Pirates.  Paul Goldschmidt had two hits for the D backs. Starling Marte went 1-for-3 with a walk .

Washington – Houston –  Edwin Jackson pitched into the sixth inning, striking out eight in giving up two earned runs. Tyler Clippard blew a save in the ninth for Washington.

Cincinnati 3  – Milwaukee  6 – Yovani Gallardo pitched seven innings For the Brewers. Martin Maldonado hit a home run and had three RBI. AramisRamirez and Corey Hart also homered

San Francisco 2 – St. Louis 8Matt Cain gave up five runs over 5 2/3 innings, including eight hits a homerun. Jon Jay was four for four with two RBI for the Cardinals, and Jake Westbrook allowed just two runs over six innings of work on seven hits

Chicago 0 – San Diego 2 – Eric Stults scattered five hits over 5 1/3 innings and combined with Brad BrachDale ThayerLuke Gregerson and Huston Street  for a shutout. Rookie Brett Jackson struck out four times

Colorado 2 – Los Angeles 0 – Eric Young Jr. went 3-for-5 and scored both Rockies runs. Dodgers lefty Chris Capuano (10-8) allowed two runs and nine hits in seven innings and struck out seven.

 


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