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Rosenthal, Cards escape to reward rebounding Lynn
MLB.com Updated Jul 4
The shutout had already been erased with two runs, the lead was cut to one and the Marlins still had the bases loaded with one out in the ninth when third baseman Matt Carpenter charged on a slowly hit grounder. He quickly fired to second for one out, t…Upvote Share Tweet
Travis d'Arnaud snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double and the New York Mets overcame an early injury to starter Jonathon Niese, beating the skidding Texas Rangers 6-5 Friday night to stop a four-game slide.Upvote Share TweetFreddie Freeman drove in two runs, Ervin Santana won his second straight start, and the Atlanta Braves stretched their winning streak to eight games with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetLance Lynn bounced back from his worst start of the season with 6 2-3 scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals placed consecutive two-out RBI doubles just out of right fielder Giancarlo Stanton's reach in a three-run sixth of a 3-2 victory over the…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Jul 4Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole was removed from his start against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday with right lat soreness.Upvote Share Tweet
McCutchen Has 4 Hits in Pirates' Rout of PhilliesAndrew McCutchen went 4 for 5 and finished a home run short of a cycle, and Jordy Mercer drove in a career-high four runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-2 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates ride early dominance on hill, at platePowered by four first-inning runs, the Pirates downed the Phillies, 8-2, before a Fourth of July crowd of 38,977 at PNC Park. But it wasn't all good news for the black and gold, as starter Gerrit Cole had to leave the game after five innings with right …Upvote Share Tweet
Marlins put Dietrich on DL with wrist injuryESPN.com Jul 4The Miami Marlins have placed infielder Derek Dietrich on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right wrist.Upvote Share Tweet
Burnett back at PNC after two years with BucsA.J. Burnett's return to Pittsburgh -- albeit in the colors of the visiting Phillies -- gave Burnett a chance to reflect on his two seasons with the Pirates.Upvote Share TweetJason Hammel picked up another victory for the Chicago Cubs, and that part of his Friday afternoon was very satisfying.Upvote Share Tweet
Outfield work has helped Zimmerman's throwsSince returning to third base this past Monday, Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman seems to have more zip on his throws to first base.Upvote Share Tweet
McCutchen Finishes Just Shy Of Cycle In Pirates' WinJul 4Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-5 and finished a home run short of a cycle in the Pirates' 8-2 win over the Phillies.
Ruggiano, Hammel Lead Cubs Past NatsJul 4Justin Ruggiano homered for the second straight game and Jason Hammel allowed two runs over six-plus innings as the Cubs beat the Nationals 7-2.
Braves Win Eighth StraightJul 4Freddie Freeman drove in two runs t o help the Braves continue their hot streak with a 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Cardinals Hold Off MarlinsJul 4Despite Trevor Rosenthal surrendering two runs in the ninth, the Cardinals held on for a 3-2 win over the Marlins.