Nationals rally to halt 0-10 streak at Dodger Stadiumby The Associated Press on May. 08, 2009, under Sports
LOS ANGELES – Nick Johnson and Adam Dunn each had three RBIs, and the Washington Nationals rallied for 10 runs in the final three innings Thursday night to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-9 on the first day of Manny Ramirez’s 50-game drug suspension.
Josh Willingham homered for the Nationals, who had lost their previous 10 games at Dodger Stadium. Ryan Zimmerman went 2 for 4, extending the longest hitting streak in the majors this season to 25 games.
Matt Kemp hit his third career grand slam to highlight a six-run first inning for the defending National League West champion Dodgers, who lost at Chavez Ravine for the first time this season after setting a modern major league record Wednesday night with a 13-0 start at home.
Dodgers left-hander Randy Wolf allowed five hits over six innings and left with a 6-1 lead after 109 pitches. But manager Joe Torre’s usually reliable bullpen faltered.
Cristian Guzman began the rally with a run-scoring groundout in the seventh off Ramon Trancoso, and Will Ohman surrendered Dunn’s two-run double two batters later.
Other NL games
Mets 7, Phillies 5: At New York, Carlos Beltran and David Wright each hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Jamie Moyer, and the Mets won their fourth straight by beating the Phillies.
Braves 4, Marlins 2: At Miami, Jair Jurrjens gave up just three hits in seven innings to help the Braves complete a two-game sweep.
Reds 6, Brewers 5: At Cincinnati, right-hander Micah Owings pitched six innings and had a tiebreaking triple, leading Cincinnati’s flu-depleted lineup to the victory.
Cardinals 5, Pirates 2: At St. Louis, Todd Wellemeyer threw seven innings of four-hit ball and Jason LaRue hit a go-ahead homer in the fifth, leading St. Louis to the win.
Giants 8, Rockies 3: At Denver, Bengie Molina homered twice and Matt Cain threw six innings of one-hit ball to help San Francisco get the win.
Cubs 8, Astros 5: At Houston, Alfonso Soriano homered twice to lead Chicago to the two-game sweep.
Red Sox explode in sixth in win
BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox tied a modern major league record with 12 runs in an inning before making an out and Tim Wakefield won his fourth straight decision in a 13-3 over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night.
Jason Bay hit a three-run homer and an RBI double and four other batters had two-run hits in the sixth when the Red Sox obliterated a 2-1 deficit and broke the American League record of 11 runs before an out was recorded in an inning.
They did it all without three of their regulars. David Ortiz was scratched from the lineup with a stiff neck, Kevin Youkilis missed his third straight game with tightness in his left side and Jacoby Ellsbury sat out his second in a row with a tight right hamstring.
Other AL games
Rays 8, Yankees 6: At New York, Mariano Rivera gave up home runs to consecutive batters for the first time in his major league career, with Carl Crawford and Evan Longoria connecting in the ninth inning as the surging Rays won.
White Sox 6, Tigers 0: At Chicago, Mark Buehrle was perfect into the seventh inning and allowed one hit over eight innings, leading the White Sox.
Royals 3, Mariners 1: At Kansas City, Mo., Brian Bannister worked six scoreless innings to outpitch Jarrod Washburn and the Royals won again.
Athletics 9, Rangers 4: At Oakland, Calif., Jack Cust hit a grand slam and Matt Holliday added a three-run shot for Oakland.
Angels 6, Blue Jays 1: At Anaheim, Calif., Jered Weaver allowed three hits in his first career complete game as Los Angeles cruised.
Orioles 5, Twins 4: At Baltimore, Lou Montanez singled in Melvin Mora with the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning.