WASHINGTON — Tim Hudson pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Evan Gattis homered, and the Atlanta Braves beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals for their eighth straight victory.
Hudson (2-0) allowed one run, walked none and struck out three in improving his lifetime record against Washington to 15-5. Not only did the right-hander outpitch Strasburg, but he also got two singles off Washington’s hard-throwing ace.
Giants 3, Cubs 2
CHICAGO — Madison Bumgarner allowed two runs while pitching into the seventh inning, Marco Scutaro had three hits and the San Francisco Giants held off the Chicago Cubs.
Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro hit a two-out, two-run homer off Bumgarner in the seventh to pull the Cubs to 3-2. It was Navarro’s second career pinch home run in two days, each hit from a different side of the plate.
Cardinals 8, Brewers 0
ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright threw a four-hitter and drove in two runs with three hits, two in a seven-run sixth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals shut out the Milwaukee Brewers for the second straight game with a victory.
Milwaukee ace Yovani Gallardo (0-1) endured yet another setback against his nemesis, falling to 1-10 with a 6.83 ERA against St. Louis after getting charged with five earned runs in 5 1-3 innings.
Marlins 2, Phillies 1
MIAMI — Chris Coghlan hit a game-ending single against a draw-in infield with one out in the ninth inning, giving the Miami Marlins a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies for just their second win.
Marlins 20-year old phenom Jose Fernandez pitched six scoreless innings to outduel Cole Hamels, and Miami (2-9), playing without slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the second straight day because of a bruised left shoulder, became baseball’s last team to win two games this year.
Pirates 3, Reds 1
PITTSBURGH — Jeff Locke won for only the second time in three major league seasons, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds as Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto left in the fifth inning with a strained right triceps.
After striking out Pedro Alvarez starting the fifth, Cueto threw a first-pitch strike to Travis Snider then began shaking his right arm. A Reds trainer visited Cueto on the mound, briefly massaged the pitcher’s upper arm, and both then walked to the dugout.