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Braves’ starter settles for shutout

Braves’ starter settles for shutout

Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 7:00 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran held Pittsburgh without a hit for 72⁄3 innings before settling for a combined one-hit shutout, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pirates 5-0 on Wednesday.
Tehran (4-2) gave up one hit with two walks and set a career high with 11 strikeouts in eight innings in the Braves’ fifth straight win, including a sweep of the three-game series.
Pinch-hitter Brandon Inge broke up Teheran’s no-hit bid with a single to left field with two outs in the eighth. Teheran received an ovation from Braves fans who also cheered after the inning ended on Starling Marte’s pop-up.
David Carpenter pitched a perfect ninth to complete the combined one-hitter.
Evan Gattis and Gerald Laird hit back-to-back homers in the sixth.
Kent Mercker threw the Braves’ last no-hitter against the Dodgers on April 8, 1994. Mercker combined with Mark Wohlers and Alejandro Pena for a no-hitter against San Diego on Sept. 11, 1991. Before that, the Braves’ last no-hitter was by Phil Niekro against San Diego in 1973.
No Braves pitcher has thrown a no-hitter at Turner Field.
Cubs 8, Angels 6
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run double in the 10th inning and the Chicago Cubs overcame a pair of homers by Mark Trumbo to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 Wednesday.
Cody Ransom added a three-run homer for the Cubs.
Rookie Robert Coello (3-2) walked Dioner Navarro with one out in the Cubs’ 10th and Darwin Barney singled with two outs.
Barney advanced on catcher’s indifference and Luis Valbuena walked before Rizzo doubled into the right-field corner, increasing his team-high RBIs total to 39.
Angels lefty Jason Vargas gave up five runs and 11 hits in five-plus innings.
He was making his first start since he was picked as the AL pitcher of the month because of his 5-0 record and 2.30 ERA in May.
Vargas had a 4-1 lead into the fifth before Navarro and Barney singled and Ransom drove his fifth homer of the season into the lower seats in the left field corner to tie it.
D-backs 10, Cards 3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit his second grand slam in five days, Wade Miley bounced back from his two worst outings of the season and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the St. Louis Cardinals 10-3 on Wednesday night.
Arizona has won four of five. St. Louis, with the best record in the majors, dropped back-to-back games for the first time since April 28-29.
Goldschmidt became the first Arizona player with two slams on the same road trip. He hit one in a 12-4 win at the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Goldschmidt also hit a go-ahead single in the 14th inning to beat St. Louis on Tuesday night. He has a team-leading 14 homers and leads the NL with 53 RBIs, including 12 in his last five games.
Matt Carpenter had four hits for the Cardinals, running his career-best hitting streak to 14 games.
The Diamondbacks erupted for five runs in the seventh to make it 7-1. Wil Nieves had an RBI single before Goldschmidt hit his 421-foot slam.
Gerardo Parra keyed Arizona’s three-run eighth with a two-run single.
David Freese extended his hitting streak to a career-best 15 games with a single in the St. Louis sixth.
It’s the longest current run in the majors.
Joe Kelly yielded two runs, one earned, and four hits in 52⁄3 innings of a spot start for the Cardinals. The right-hander struck out two and walked one.

Published in The Messenger 6.6.13

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