Hanson and Braves beat the Mets

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Braves manager Bobby Cox (right) argues with umpire Bill Hohn before being ejected.

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.

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).