Phils make do with a little
Posted: Friday, July 23, 2010 9:02 pm
By The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Placido Polanco homered leading off the 11th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies survived another poor offensive showing with a 2-0 victory that ended the St. Louis Cardinals’ eight-game winning streak and averted a four-game sweep on Thursday.
Cole Hamels allowed one hit in eight innings, a solid single by Matt Holliday leading off the fourth, in 91-degree heat and high humidity. Four relievers, including Chad Durbin (2-1) did not allow a hit over the final three innings to finish the one-hitter.
Brad Lidge worked the 11th for his eighth save in 11 chances.
Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright missed a chance to match Colorado Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez as the majors’ lone 15-game winners. Kyle McClellan (1-3) took the loss.
Braves 8, Padres 0
ATLANTA (AP) — Tim Hudson dominated San Diego again, Alex Gonzalez finished his first homestand in Atlanta with four hits and the Braves rolled to an easy win over the Padres.
Gonzalez had hits in his first four at-bats to give him a streak of hits in six straight at-bats over two games, four shy of the Atlanta record. He struck out in the eighth to end it.
Hudson (10-5) allowed only four hits in seven scoreless innings. He is 5-0 in nine career appearances against the Padres, including two wins this season.
The Braves scored twice in the first off Clayton Richard (7-5), and it was all they needed.
Nationals 7, Reds 1
CINCINNATI (AP) — Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer off Edinson Volquez, who had a rough time in his second start since elbow surgery, and the Nationals earned a four-game series split.
Volquez (1-1) dominated Colorado last Saturday in his return from reconstructive elbow surgery. He had control problems this time, giving up six runs in only 21⁄3 innings.
Livan Hernandez (7-6) allowed seven hits during his second complete game, getting his first victory since June 21. He also singled home a run off Volquez
Brewers 3, Pirates 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yovani Gallardo came off the disabled list and pitched six shutout innings for Milwaukee.
Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks both homered ffor the Brewers, who allowed a combined 26 runs in losing the previous two games.
Publishedi n The Messenger 7.23.10