NL baseball roundup
The NL roundup …
CHICAGO ó Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro committed three errors in the second inning and the Colorado Rockies beat Chicago 5-3 Monday night.
Matt Garzaís errant throw to first on a bunt was the Cubsí fourth error of the night and opened the door to two more runs.
Dexter Fowler had a triple, walk and scored a run for Colorado. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his eighth save in eight chances.
Rockies starter Esmil Rogers gave up eight hits and four walks, but just three runs in 5 1-3 innings.
Only one of the five runs scored against Garza were earned. He gave up three hits and a walk in six innings.
Kosuke Fukudome set a career high with five hits, all singles and Darwin Barney hit a two-run homer in the first inning.
Marlins 5, Dodgers 4
MIAMI ó Omar Infante lined a two-out RBI single that left fielder Jerry Sands misjudged in the ninth inning, capping a two-run rally that helped the Florida Marlins beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Monday night.
Both runs were unearned. Scott Cousinsí two-out grounder scooted under the glove of shortstop Jamey Carroll for an error to score the tying run.
Chris Coghlan was then intentionally walked to load the bases, and Infante lined a 1-0 pitch to left. Sands started in, braked and leaped, and the ball sailed over his glove.
The Marlinsí ninth comeback win this season received a boost from All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who was mired in a 2-for-27 slump coming into the game and held out of the starting lineup. He pinch-hit with two outs in the ninth and Florida trailing 4-3, and his single put runners at first and third.
Because of the fielding lapses, Jonathan Broxton (1-1) blew a save for the first time in seven chances.
Brian Sanches (3-0) extended his scoreless streak to start the season to 13 2-3 innings with a perfect ninth.
Reds 9, Brewers 5
MILWAUKEE ó Dusty Baker shook up his lineup looking for answers with Scott Rolen on the disabled list. Brandon Phillips took advantage of being back in a familiar spot.
Phillips went 3 for 4 and drove in three runs hitting fourth, Jay Bruce added a two-run homer and the Cincinnati Reds used a six-run third inning to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 on Monday night.
ěI came through, and Iím glad I did because we really needed those runs,î said Phillips, who has batted cleanup 343 times in his career. ěThe changes to the lineup really woke us up a bit.î
Baker said heíll continue shuffling the lineup to look for the right combinations.
ěThatís what weíre going to have to do, especially until we get Scotty back,î Baker said of his third baseman. ěIím just glad we got Brandon hot.î
Pirates 4, Nationals 2
PITTSBURGH ó Brandon Woodís two-run double in his first game for Pittsburgh was part of a four-run fourth inning.
Paul Maholm (1-3) retired the final 13 batters he faced in seven strong innings as Pittsburgh made up the original series opener that was postponed by rain on Friday.
Wood, picked up on waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, gave the Pirates their first lead with a two-run double.
Announced paid attendance was 12,457, but only about 2,600 made it through the turnstiles on what wasnít originally a scheduled game night. Also contributing to the poor showing was rain that caused a 21-minute delay and a Penguins playoff game at the same time.
Joel Hanrahan struck out pinch-hitter Rick Ankiel looking with runners on first and third and two outs in the ninth to finish his sixth save.
John Lannan (2-2) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 5 2-3 innings.