NL East Rundown: No Stras, No Problem
Washington 3, Atlanta 2
Stephen Strasburg left the game in the 2nd inning with a strained oblique, but his teammate Craig Stammen (3-1) picked up the slack out of the bullpen, pitching four perfect innings to defeat Julio Teheran (3-2) and the Braves, 3-2, Friday night.
Denard Span had two triples and scored two runs for the Nats, who closed to 4 ½ of the Braves. Steve Lombardozzi had two RBI- both sacrifice flies- and Freddie Freeman homered for the Braves.
Miami 5, NY Mets 1
The Marlins, swept in their interleague series with the Rays, beat the Mets, who swept the Yankees this week, 5-1. Rookie Jacob Turner tossed seven scoreless innings to earn the win, beating Shaun Marcum, who allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings for his sixth loss to begin the season.
The Marlins piled up four runs in the key seventh inning to secure the win for their young pitcher.
Milwaukee 8, Philadelphia 5
The Brewers’ Jordan Lucroy went 5-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs as the Brewers ended a disastrous month on a high note, beating the Phillies 8-5.
Domonic Brown nearly matched Lucroy, hitting a pair of home runs with four RBIs for the Phillies. Brown finished May with 12 homers. Jimmy Rollins also went deep for the Phillies.