The Los Angeles Dodgers rounded out their three-game series against the Washington Nationals with a 5-1 victory Sunday afternoon. Aside from sweeping the line, the Dodgers also swept the seven-game line against the Poor Nationals, who have failed to buy a single win over LA this season.
While Max Muncy turned out to be the offensive spark plug with his three RBIs thanks to two doubles, as many as eight LA pitchers appeared on the mound, and all contributed to the victory in one way or another.
David Price is the one who saw the most action at the meeting with two sets of work. He limited Nats hits to two hits to record his fourth win of the season.
Starlin Castro opened the scoring for the Nationals in the third round with a single run.
In the next set, Matt Beaty slammed a long ball into midfield, the only one in the game. Albert Pujols produced a race with a single to give the Dodgers the lead, and Muncy put in doubles in the 7th and 9th innings to increase the lead.
The Dodgers are on a nine-game winning streak, bringing the record to 53 wins and 31 losses.
Tyler Anderson was magnificent in seven innings, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Sunday, ending their 11-game winning streak.
Kevin Newman hit a solo homerun and Wilmer Difo produced a race with a double to guide the Pirates to his first victory in seven rounds.
The Brewers managed just three hits against Anderson (4-8), who himself ended a losing streak of five games. The Pirates’ left-hander knocked out six opponents.
The Brewers’ winning streak was the second longest in their history. They had won 13 matches in 1987.
Anderson had made eight starts without a win, and his last triumph was May 9 against the Chicago Cubs.
David Bednar and Richard Rodriguez both struck a goal to complete Anderson’s work. Rodriguez recorded an 11th save on 13 occasions.
Willy Adames started the ninth round with a double against Rodriguez, but stayed on the second pad. The Brewers have been shut out for the sixth time this season, but a first since May 18.
Newman opened the scoring in the first half with a home run to the left. It was his third four-goal match in the campaign.
Freddie Peralta (7-3) struggled with throw control and allowed five rounds in six innings. Still, he allowed only two runs and three hits.
The Brewers filled the tracks after another inning, but Peralta compromised in a 1-2-4 double play after a bundle.
The Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the sixth inning as Difo smashed a double within the third baseline. It was one of the Pirates’ four hits.
The Brewers have only lost once in the last 21 days.
Two impulses, five RBIs for Machado
Elsewhere in National
Padres 11 – Phillies 1
SD : Manny Machado hit three hits, including two homers, and produced five runs
PHI : JT Realmuto produced the only point of home driving
Cubs 2 – Red 3
CHC : Difficult day for Dan Winkler who hit two earned races and two hits in a working third round in losses
CIN : The Reds scored a draw in the 7th round when Jonathan Indian was hit by Dan Winkler’s throw. Cincinnati got the point of victory moments later.
Marlins 7 – Braves 8 (10 innings)
MIA : Adam Duvall ended the match with three hits and four RBIs, including a homerun
ATL : Max Fried hit a single that gave a run in the 10th round to give the Braves the win
Cardinals – Rockies
Giants – Diamondbacks
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