Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Julio Teheran carried a no-hitter into the
eighth inning as the Atlanta Braves blanked Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-0, on
Wednesday to complete a three-game series sweep at Turner Field. With two outs
in the top of the eighth, Brandon Inge laced a clean single to left field for
the Pirates' only hit of the game. Teheran (4-2) struck out 11, walked two and
hit a pair of batters over eight innings to earn the win. Evan Gattis and
Gerald Laird hit back-to-back solo homers in the sixth, while Chris Johnson
and Dan Uggla added one RBI apiece for the Braves, winners in five straight.
Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez (6-4) left the game with one out in the first
inning with tightness in his left forearm. He gave up one run on two hits
Final Score: Philadelphia 6, Miami 1
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Cole Hamels hurled seven innings of one-
run ball to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-1 win over the Miami Marlins
to complete a three-game sweep at Citizens Bank Park. After going 0-6 with a
4.95 earned run average over six starts in May, Hamels (2-9) finally turned
things around to earn his first win since April 28. He scattered four hits
and struck out a season-high 11 batters in his best outing of the year.
Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard tripled and drove in a pair
for the Phillies, who have won a season-high four straight games. Derek
Dietrich accounted for the Marlins' lone run with a solo homer. A.J. Ramos
(0-2) absorbed the loss after getting knocked around during a five-run seventh
Final Score: Oakland 6, Milwaukee 1
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Bartolo Colon may be one of 20 MLB players
alleged to have used banned substances from the Biogenesis clinic, but
that didn't stop him from having another great outing. Colon pitched seven
innings of one-run baseball and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Milwaukee
Brewers, 6-1, in the finale of a three-game interleague series at Miller Park.
The 40-year-old Colon (7-2), who was suspended 50 games for a positive
testosterone test last August, allowed eight hits and two walks to pick up his
fourth straight win. He has allowed just two runs over his last four starts
(30 innings), including a shutout against the Chicago White Sox on Friday. The
Athletics scored five runs in the seventh inning, capped off with a three-run
home run by Brandon Moss. Josh Donaldson went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Jed
Lowrie scored twice in the victory, Oakland's fifth in the last six games.
Carlos Gomez drove in the lone run for the Brewers, who saw starter Yovani
Gallardo (4-6) allow all five runs on six hits and a walk in six-plus innings.
Final Score: Toronto 4, San Francisco 0
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Making his second start in a National
League stadium since being traded to the American League, R.A. Dickey
displayed the form that earned him last season's Cy Young Award for the Senior
Circuit. The Toronto Blue Jays knuckleball specialist fired 8 1/3 terrific
innings to lead his team to a 4-0 decision over San Francisco, the Giants'
first loss at AT&T Park with Barry Zito on the mound in 10 months. Dickey
(5-7) entered the matchup with a disappointing 5.18 ERA over his initial 12
assignments with the Jays, who acquired the former New York Mets ace via trade
back in December, and had been battered for 12 runs and 20 hits over his two
most recent outings. He resembled the 2012 version on Wednesday, however,
limiting the Giants to a pair of singles and two walks before being removed in
favor of closer Casey Janssen with two on and one out in the ninth. Dickey
shined at the plate as well, lashing an RBI double to break a scoreless tie
during a four-run fifth inning that dealt Zito (4-4) his first home loss since
a 9-1 setback to the Mets on Aug. 2 of last season. Including Game 1 of the
2012 World Series, San Francisco had come out on top in 14 straight home
contests that Zito started. Mark DeRosa added a two-run single and Adam Lind
went 3-for-4 to help Toronto earn a split of the two-game interleague series.
Zito permitted seven hits, four of which came during the fateful fifth, and
three walks in the loss, the sixth in nine games for San Francisco.
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