Major League Baseball: National League Roundup
The National League roundup …PHILADELPHIA ó Jamie Moyer fooled hitters with slow stuff, painted the corners and got outs the same way he’s been doing it for 23 years and 600 starts.
Moyer pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run double and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 4-1 on Saturday.
“I really haven’t figured anything out,” Moyer said. “It’s a puzzle. I’m trying to piece it together and get good results.”
Moyer (7-6) allowed one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings to win his third straight start.
The NL East-leading Phillies have taken the first two games against the rival Mets to win just their third series at home and first against a team other than the lowly Washington Nationals. The defending World Series champions have been awful at Citizens Bank Park, going 15-22. They were 1-8 in their previous homestand.
Struggling setup man Ryan Madson got the last two outs in the eighth and Brad Lidge finished with a rare perfect inning for his 15th save in 21 chances.
Brewers 11, Cubs 2
CHICAGO ó Rookie Casey McGehee had a career high four hits and five RBIs to help the Brewers pound Rich Harden and the Cubs.
Mike Cameron and J.J. Hardy also went deep to back a solid effort by Braden Looper (7-4). But McGahee delivered his best performance against the organization that let him go during the offseason.
Claimed off waivers in October, he made the team in spring training and is now batting .331 in 46 games after going 4 for 5.
Giants 9, Astros 0
SAN FRANCISCO ó Tim Lincecum ran his career-best scoreless innings streak to 23 in winning his third straight start and also scored the first run in the Giants’ victory.
The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner struck out nine and allowed three hits with two walks in seven innings. Brandon Medders and Merkin Valdez each pitched an inning to finish the three-hit shutout, the Giants’ majors-best 11th and fourth in their last seven games.
Lincecum has gone 18 consecutive innings without allowing a baserunner past second.
Reds 5, Cardinals 2
CINCINNATI ó Micah Owings homered and pitched into the seventh inning to help the Reds beat the Cardinals.
Joey Votto also homered and drove in two runs and Willy Taveras had three hits to help lift the Reds to their third win in their last four games.
Marlins 5, Pirates 3
MIAMI ó Hanley Ramirez homered and Andrew Miller pitched effectively into the seventh inning, leading the Florida Marlins to a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Emilio Bonifacio had three hits and scored twice for Florida, which has won four of five.
Diamondbacks 11, Rockies 7
DENVER ó Pinch-hitter Chris Young hit a tiebreaking, three-run double in the eighth inning, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks rally for awin over the Colorado Rockies.