NL East 5/7/13 Rundown: Braves Win, Nationals-Tigers Rained Out

Detroit at Washington, postponed

Rain postponed the Nats-Tigers game, a potential World Series preview, until Thursday at 4:00 p.m.

Cincinnati 5, Atlanta 4

Shin-Soo Choo blasted two home runs, including a walk-off game winner in the ninth, as the Reds came back to beat Atlanta Tuesday night.

Choo and Devin Mesoraco blasted 2-out homers off Craig Kimbrel (0-1), beating the Braves in dramatic fashion and reducing the Braves’ lead in the NL East to 2 games.

Kris Medlin allowed two runs in seven innings, taking another hard-luck loss for Atlanta.

New York Mets 1, Chicago White Sox 0 (10 innings)

The Mets won a thrilling pitchers’ duel in which their two pitchers allowed only one total run against the White Sox in 10 innings of work, setting up Mike Baxter’s game winning single in the 10th.

Matt Harvey pitched 9 innings of one-hit baseball but left without a win, as Hector Santiago and Chicago relievers also blanked the Mets through 9. That set up the dramatic 10th inning heroics, as Ike Davis drew a leadoff walk and the Mets played small ball to score the only run of the game.

Philadelphia 6, San Francisco 2

Kyle Kendrick outdueled Tim Lincecum as Chase Utley and Ryan Howard homered and the Phillies beat the Giants 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Kendrick (4-1) needed only 88 pitches to get through 7 innings, and the Phillies’ bullpen took care of the Giants from there.

Philly goes for the sweep Wednesday, as RHP Jonathan Pettibone (2-0) pitches for Philadelphia against LHP Barry Zito (3-1), who is unbeaten in four starts at home this season.

San Diego 5, Miami 1

Will Venable homered in the second and Eric Stults (3-2) pitched one-run ball into the seventh inning as the surging Padres beat the visiting Marlins 5-1 in San Diego.

The Padres roughed up starter Alex Sanabia (2-5) for four runs in the first two innings. That was enough for Stults, and the Padres bullpen pitched scoreless relief to close out the win.


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