Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hanson and Braves beat the Mets

Braves manager Bobby Cox (right) argues with umpire Bill Hohn before being ejected.
Braves manager Bobby Cox (right) argues with umpire Bill Hohn before being ejected. KATHY KMONICEK / Associated Press

NEW YORK - Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer to cap a six-run inning spurred by David Wright's error, and the Atlanta Braves started a critical nine-game trip with a 6-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

Tommy Hanson (10-11) won for just the second time in 14 starts, and Omar Infante had a two-run double for the Braves, who came into the series in New York having dropped three of four at home and falling three games behind the Phillies in the NL East.

Atlanta entered Friday's games with a half-game lead over San Diego in the wild-card race.

Billy Wagner, working against his former team, threw a perfect ninth for his 34th save.

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  • Thanks to a one-out throwing error in the fourth by Wright at third base and a two-out walk to Hanson, the Braves rallied. Melky Cabrera had an RBI single before Hanson walked to load the bases. Jonathon Niese (9-9) then gave up a two-run double to Infante before Heyward drilled a shot off the facing of the second deck in right field for a 6-3 lead. All the runs against Niese were unearned.

    Bobby Cox's opener to his final regular-season series in New York ended quickly. The Braves' manager was ejected after arguing balls and strikes with home-plate umpire Bill Hohn.

     

     

    Atlanta 000 600 000 – 6 5 0

    New York 030 100 000 – 4 6 1

    Atlanta AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      New York AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    O.Infante 2b 4   1   1   2   .339      Jos.Reyes ss 4   0   1   1   .284   

    Heyward rf 5   1   2   3   .288      Carter rf 4   0   0   0   .253   

    Prado 3b 4   0   0   0   .312      J.Feliciano rf 0   0   0   0   .268   

    D.Lee 1b 2   1   1   0   .251      Beltran cf 4   0   0   0   .237   

    McCann c 4   0   0   0   .273      D.Wright 3b 4   0   0   0   .285   

    M.Diaz lf 3   1   0   0   .246      I.Davis 1b 3   1   0   0   .260   

    d-Ankiel ph-cf 1   0   0   0   .204      Thole c 4   1   1   0   .292   

    Ale.Gonzalez ss 4   0   0   0   .258      Duda lf 3   2   2   2   .125   

    Me.Cabrera cf-lf 4   1   1   1   .255      Dessens p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    Hanson p 1   1   0   0   .107      P.Feliciano p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    Venters p 0   0   0   0   .000      f-Pagan ph 1   0   0   0   .294   

    Saito p 0   0   0   0   .000      R.Tejada 2b 2   0   0   0   .198   

    Moylan p 0   0   0   0   ---      b-N.Evans ph-lf 1   0   1   0   .316   

    e-Conrad ph 1   0   0   0   .239      Niese p 1   0   1   1   .196   

    Wagner p 0   0   0   0   ---      a-Hessman ph 1   0   0   0   .149   

    Totals 33   6   5   6         S.Green p 0   0   0   0   ---   

                      Acosta p 0   0   0   0   ---   

                      c-J.Arias ph-2b 1   0   0   0   .154   

                      Totals 33   4   6   4      

    a-grounded out for Niese in the 4th. b-doubled for R.Tejada in the 7th. c-flied out for Acosta in the 7th. d-grounded out for M.Diaz in the 8th. e-flied out for Moylan in the 9th. f-struck out for P.Feliciano in the 9th. E: D.Wright (19). LOB: Atlanta 5, New York 3. 2B: O.Infante (15), N.Evans (2). HR: Heyward (18), off Niese; Duda (1), off Hanson. RBIs: O.Infante 2 (43), Heyward 3 (71), Me.Cabrera (42), Jos.Reyes (49), Duda 2 (5), Niese (4). SB: Jos.Reyes (30). RLSP: Atlanta 3 (Ale.Gonzalez, Prado 2); New York 3 (Carter 2, Jos.Reyes).

    Atlanta walks (5): O.Infante, D.Lee 2, Hanson 2.

    New York walks (1): I.Davis.

    Atlanta strikeouts (8): O.Infante, Prado, McCann 2, Ale.Gonzalez 2, Me.Cabrera, Hanson.

    New York strikeouts (8): Carter 2, Beltran 2, I.Davis 2, Duda, Pagan.

    Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Hanson (W 10-11) 6   5   4   4   1   4   85   3.62   

    Venters (H 21) 1   1   0   0   0   1   14   1.81   

    Saito (H 17) 2/3   0   0   0   0   2   9   2.52   

    Moylan (H 19) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   2   3.12   

    Wagner (S 34-41) 1   0   0   0   0   1   13   1.45   

    New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Niese (L 9-9) 4   5   6   0   3   4   91   3.76   

    S.Green 2   0   0   0   1   2   32   2.25   

    Acosta 1   0   0   0   1   1   13   3.09   

    Dessens 1   0   0   0   0   0   14   1.94   

    P.Feliciano 1   0   0   0   0   1   8   2.84   

    WP: Niese. Umpires: Home, Bill Hohn; first, Gary Darling; second, Bruce Dreckman; third, Paul Emmel.

    T: 2:36. A: 28,002 (41,800).

     

    Pirates 4, Diamondbacks 3

    Arizona 002 000 100 – 3 8 0

    Pittsburgh 100 010 101 – 4 8 1

    Arizona AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Pittsburgh AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    S.Drew ss 4   0   3   1   .280      Tabata cf 4   0   2   1   .300   

    C.Young cf 4   0   2   0   .260      Presley lf 3   0   0   0   .250   

    K.Johnson 2b 4   0   0   0   .273      N.Walker 2b 4   1   2   1   .299   

    Ad.LaRoche 1b 3   0   0   0   .260      G.Jones 1b 3   0   0   0   .248   

    1-J.Upton pr 0   0   0   0   .273      Alvarez 3b 4   0   1   0   .234   

    Hampton p 0   0   0   0   ---      Bowker rf 3   0   0   0   .186   

    Vasquez p 0   0   0   0   .000      d-McCutchn ph 0   1   0   0   .277   

    T.Abreu 3b 4   0   0   0   .239      Doumit c 3   1   1   1   .256   

    Montero c 3   1   1   0   .278      Cedeno ss 4   1   2   1   .247   

    Ryal lf 3   1   0   0   .263      Burres p 2   0   0   0   .143   

    Boyer p 0   0   0   0   .000      b-Moss ph 1   0   0   0   .111   

    Heilman p 0   0   0   0   .000      Hanrahan p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    c-Allen ph-1b 1   0   0   0   .250      Meek p 0   0   0   0   1.00   

    G.Parra rf 4   1   2   2   .257      Totals 31   4   8   4      

    I.Kennedy p 1   0   0   0   .204                     

    a-Gillespie ph-lf 1   0   0   0   .213                     

    Totals 32   3   8   3                        

    One out when winning run scored.a-grounded out for I.Kennedy in the 7th. b-grounded out for Burres in the 7th. c-struck out for Heilman in the 9th. d-walked for Bowker in the 9th.1-ran for Ad.LaRoche in the 9th. E: Alvarez (14). LOB: Arizona 5, Pittsburgh 6. 2B: S.Drew (31), Montero (20), G.Parra 2 (17), Tabata (19). HR: N.Walker (11), off I.Kennedy; Doumit (13), off Boyer. RBIs: S.Drew (54), G.Parra 2 (29), Tabata (29), N.Walker (54), Doumit (42), Cedeno (33). SB: J.Upton (17). CS: C.Young (6). S: I.Kennedy, Presley. RLSP: Arizona 3 (Ad.LaRoche, Gillespie, G.Parra); Pittsburgh 2 (Presley, G.Jones). RA: Ryal. GIDP: C.Young, K.Johnson, G.Jones. DP: Arizona 1 (K.Johnson, S.Drew, Ad.LaRoche); Pittsburgh 2 (N.Walker, Cedeno, G.Jones), (Alvarez, N.Walker, G.Jones).

    Arizona walks (2): Ad.LaRoche, Montero.

    Pittsburgh walks (3): G.Jones, A.McCutchen, Doumit.

    Arizona strikeouts (6): K.Johnson 2, Ad.LaRoche, T.Abreu 2, Allen.

    Pittsburgh strikeouts (6): Presley, G.Jones, Alvarez, Cedeno, Burres 2.

    Arizona IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    I.Kennedy 6   5   2   1   1   4   91   3.79   

    Boyer (BS 4-4) 1   1   1   1   0   1   10   4.42   

    Heilman 1   1   0   0   0   1   8   4.14   

    Hampton 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   3   0.00   

    Vasquez (L 1-6) 0   1   1   1   2   0   14   4.33   

    Pittsburgh IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Burres 7   7   3   2   0   3   103   4.93   

    Hanrahan 11/3   1   0   0   2   2   30   3.52   

    Meek (W 5-4) 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   1.97   

    Vasquez pitched to 3 batters in the 9th. IR-S: Meek 2-0. PB: Montero. Umpires: Home, Jerry Meals; first, Dale Scott; second, D.J. Reyburn; third, Scott Barry.

    T: 2:50. A: 22,939 (38,362).

     

    Cubs 2, Marlins 0

    Chicago 010 001 000 – 2 5 1

    Florida 000 000 000 – 0 5 0

    Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Florida AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    Fukudome rf 1   0   0   0   .273      Bonifacio ss 5   0   0   0   .299   

    S.Castro ss 4   0   0   0   .309      Morrison lf 4   0   1   0   .306   

    Byrd cf 4   0   0   0   .297      G.Sanchez 1b 4   0   1   0   .279   

    Ar.Ramirez 3b 4   0   0   0   .242      Uggla 2b 3   0   1   0   .283   

    Nady 1b 4   1   2   0   .268      Tracy 3b 3   0   1   0   .252   

    Soto c 4   1   1   1   .280      Stanton rf 2   0   0   0   .246   

    A.Soriano lf 4   0   2   1   .258      Maybin cf 3   0   1   0   .238   

    Marmol p 0   0   0   0   ---      B.Davis c 3   0   0   0   .227   

    DeWitt 2b 2   0   0   0   .256      Sanabia p 2   0   0   0   .056   

    Dempster p 3   0   0   0   .143      Badenhop p 0   0   0   0   .000   

    Cashner p 0   0   0   0   .000      a-Helms ph 1   0   0   0   .236   

    Marshall p 0   0   0   0   .000      Veras p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    Fuld lf 0   0   0   0   .000      Sanches p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    Totals 30   2   5   2         b-Cousins ph 1   0   0   0   .278   

                      Totals 31   0   5   0      

    a-struck out for Badenhop in the 7th. b-flied out for Sanches in the 9th. E: S.Castro (26). LOB: Chicago 5, Florida 11. 2B: Soto (19), A.Soriano (36), Morrison (17), Tracy (7). RBIs: Soto (53), A.Soriano (75). SB: Maybin (7). CS: Fukudome (7), Morrison (1). RLSP: Chicago 2 (Dempster, Ar.Ramirez); Florida 7 (B.Davis, Maybin, Tracy, Bonifacio 2, Stanton, Morrison). RA: S.Castro, G.Sanchez.

    Chicago walks (4): Fukudome 3, DeWitt.

    Florida walks (6): Morrison, Uggla, Tracy, Stanton, Maybin, B.Davis.

    Chicago strikeouts (6): Byrd, Ar.Ramirez 2, Soto 2, A.Soriano.

    Florida strikeouts (8): Bonifacio 2, Morrison, Tracy, Stanton, B.Davis, Sanabia, Helms.

    Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Dempster (W 14-10) 7   4   0   0   3   5   123   3.50   

    Cashner (H 13) 1/3   1   0   0   1   1   15   5.36   

    Marshall (H 21) 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   8   2.82   

    Marmol (S 32-37) 1   0   0   0   2   1   20   2.82   

    Florida IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Sanabia (L 4-3) 52/3   4   2   2   3   3   109   3.88   

    Badenhop 11/3   1   0   0   1   0   22   3.66   

    Veras 1   0   0   0   0   1   11   2.74   

    Sanches 1   0   0   0   0   2   10   2.44   

    IR-S: Marshall 2-0, Badenhop 1-0. IBB: off Sanabia (DeWitt). HBP: by Dempster (Stanton). Umpires: Home, Mike Everitt; first, Adrian Johnson; second, Andy Fletcher; third, Tim McClelland.

    T: 2:50. A: 22,751 (38,560).

     

    Astros 5, Reds 3

    Cincinnati 000 003 000 – 3 5 2

    Houston 110 001 20x – 5 9 0

    Cincinnati AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Houston AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    B.Phillips 2b 4   0   0   0   .273      Bourn cf 4   0   3   1   .265   

    O.Cabrera ss 4   0   0   0   .266      AngSanchez ss 4   1   1   2   .284   

    Votto 1b 4   1   2   0   .321      Pence rf 4   0   1   0   .285   

    Rolen 3b 3   1   0   0   .290      Ca.Lee lf 3   1   1   1   .245   

    Gomes lf 4   1   1   3   .262      Lindstrom p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    R.Hernandez c 3   0   0   0   .300      Lyon p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    Stubbs cf 2   0   1   0   .250      C.Johnson 3b 3   0   0   1   .316   

    Bloomquist rf 3   0   0   0   .167      Wallace 1b 3   0   0   0   .214   

    c-Bruce ph-rf 1   0   1   0   .276      M.Downs 2b 4   0   0   0   .228   

    Cueto p 2   0   0   0   .118      Ja.Castro c 2   0   0   0   .213   

    Chapman p 0   0   0   0   ---      a-Keppinger ph 1   0   1   0   .293   

    Masset p 0   0   0   0   ---      1-Brgeois pr-lf 1   1   1   0   .237   

    d-Alonso ph 1   0   0   0   .250      W.Rodriguez p 2   1   1   0   .203   

    Ondrusek p 0   0   0   0   .000      Melancon p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    Totals 31   3   5   3         G.Chacin p 0   0   0   0   1.00   

                      Fulchino p 0   0   0   0   .000   

                      b-AHrnandz ph 0   1   0   0   .189   

                      Quintero c 1   0   0   0   .227   

                      Totals 32   5   9   5      

    a-singled for Ja.Castro in the 7th. b-walked for Fulchino in the 7th. c-singled for Bloomquist in the 8th. d-flied out for Masset in the 8th.1-ran for Keppinger in the 7th. E: Rolen (8), Stubbs (5). LOB: Cincinnati 9, Houston 7. 2B: Votto (32), Bourgeois (4), W.Rodriguez (2). HR: Gomes (17), off W.Rodriguez; Ca.Lee (22), off Cueto. RBIs: Gomes 3 (83), Bourn (38), Ang.Sanchez 2 (21), Ca.Lee (85), C.Johnson (47). SB: Votto (15). S: O.Cabrera. SF: C.Johnson. RLSP: Cincinnati 5 (Bloomquist, Gomes 2, Rolen, Alonso); Houston 5 (Wallace 2, Ang.Sanchez, C.Johnson, Quintero). RA: Pence.

    Cincinnati walks (7): B.Phillips, Votto, Rolen, R.Hernandez, Stubbs 2, Cueto.

    Houston walks (2): Wallace, A.Hernandez.

    Cincinnati strikeouts (11): B.Phillips, Votto, Rolen, Gomes 2, Stubbs, Bloomquist 3, Cueto 2.

    Houston strikeouts (8): Pence 2, C.Johnson 2, Wallace 2, W.Rodriguez, Quintero.

    Cincinnati IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Cueto 6   5   3   3   1   6   100   3.35   

    Chapman (L 1-1) 0   3   2   2   1   0   12   2.35   

    Masset 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   3.64   

    Ondrusek 1   1   0   0   0   1   16   4.08   

    Houston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    W.Rodriguez 6   3   3   3   6   10   120   3.65   

    Melancon 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   4   1.88   

    G.Chacin 0   1   0   0   0   0   6   4.54   

    Fulchino (W 2-0) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   6   5.56   

    Lindstrom (H 4) 1   1   0   0   1   1   20   3.93   

    Lyon (S 17-19) 1   0   0   0   0   0   9   3.33   

    G.Chacin pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.Chapman pitched to 4 batters in the 7th. IR-S: Masset 2-0, Fulchino 1-0. HBP: by Cueto (Ca.Lee). PB: Ja.Castro. Umpires: Home, Mike Winters; First, Hunter Wendelstedt; Second, Brian Runge; Third, Jerry Layne.

    T: 3:00. A: 30,218 (40,976).

     

    Cardinals 14, Padres 4

    San Diego 110 100 001 – 4 10 0

    St. Louis 350 102 03x – 14 19 1

    San Diego AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      St. Louis AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

    Venable cf 4   0   3   1   .235      Schumakr 2b-rf 5   1   2   1   .272   

    Hairston Jr. 2b 4   0   0   0   .244      Jay rf 3   2   1   0   .315   

    Salazar 2b 0   0   0   0   .233      M.Boggs p 0   0   0   0   .000   

    M.Tejada ss 3   1   1   1   .267      c-Winn ph-lf 2   0   0   0   .267   

    E.Cabrera ss 1   0   0   0   .210      Pujols 1b 5   2   3   2   .309   

    Ad.Gonzalez 1b 4   0   1   0   .306      Franklin p 0   0   0   0   .000   

    C.Stewart 1b 0   0   0   0   ---      Holliday lf 5   2   2   3   .310   

    Ludwick rf 3   1   2   0   .265      Pagnozzi c 0   0   0   0   .333   

    Denorfia rf 0   0   0   0   .264      Rasmus cf 4   4   3   0   .276   

    Headley 3b 4   1   1   1   .265      Y.Molina c 4   0   4   5   .265   

    Torrealba c 3   1   1   0   .278      Salas p 0   0   0   0   ---   

    e-Hairston ph 1   0   0   0   .215      d-Stvinha ph-1b 1   1   1   0   .252   

    Cunningham lf 4   0   1   1   .313      Greene 3b 2   0   1   1   .226   

    Latos p 0   0   0   0   .125      P.Feliz 3b 2   1   1   1   .218   

    Correia p 0   0   0   0   .136      Lohse p 3   0   0   0   .194   

    a-Baxter ph 1   0   0   0   .000      Miles 2b 2   0   0   0   .292   

    LeBlanc p 0   0   0   0   .295      B.Ryan ss 5   1   1   1   .224   

    b-Gwynn ph 1   0   0   0   .211      Totals 43   14   19   14      

    Mujica p 0   0   0   0   ---                     

    f-Durango ph 1   0   0   0   .267                     

    Totals 34   4   10   4                        

    a-struck out for Correia in the 4th. b-struck out for LeBlanc in the 7th. c-grounded out for M.Boggs in the 7th. d-singled for Salas in the 8th. e-reached on error for Torrealba in the 9th. f-grounded into a double play for Mujica in the 9th. E: P.Feliz (13). LOB: San Diego 5, St. Louis 9. 2B: Ad.Gonzalez (31), Cunningham (12), Schumaker (17), Pujols (36), Y.Molina 2 (18), Greene (3). 3B: Rasmus (3). HR: M.Tejada (7), off Lohse; Headley (11), off Franklin; Holliday (27), off LeBlanc. RBIs: Venable (49), M.Tejada (24), Headley (55), Cunningham (15), Schumaker (40), Pujols 2 (107), Holliday 3 (98), Y.Molina 5 (62), Greene (9), P.Feliz (38), B.Ryan (32). CS: Venable (6). S: Latos. RLSP: San Diego 2 (Headley, Baxter); St. Louis 5 (Lohse, B.Ryan 3, Winn). RA: Holliday, Greene, Miles, B.Ryan. GIDP: Hairston Jr., Durango. DP: St. Louis 2 (Miles, B.Ryan, Pujols), (Franklin, Miles, Stavinoha).

    San Diego walks (1): Ludwick.

    St. Louis walks (4): Schumaker, Jay, Rasmus, Greene.

    San Diego strikeouts (8): Venable, E.Cabrera, Ad.Gonzalez, Headley 2, Torrealba, Baxter, Gwynn.

    St. Louis strikeouts (3): Lohse 3.

    San Diego IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Latos (L 14-7) 11/3   9   8   8   2   1   51   2.84   

    Correia 12/3   1   0   0   1   1   23   5.40   

    LeBlanc 3   4   3   3   1   1   34   4.25   

    Mujica 2   5   3   3   0   0   40   3.44   

    St. Louis IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

    Lohse (W 4-7) 5   7   3   3   1   4   90   6.75   

    M.Boggs 2   2   0   0   0   2   19   3.84   

    Salas 1   0   0   0   0   2   13   2.45   

    Franklin 1   1   1   1   0   0   18   3.64   

    IR-S: Correia 2-1. IBB: off Latos (Greene). Umpires: Home, Tom Hallion; first, Ron Kulpa; second, Lance Barksdale; third, Ed Rapuano.

    T: 2:53. A: 37,806 (43,975).

     

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