Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Hector Luna had two hits and knocked in
three runs to help the Philadelphia Phillies take a 6-4 decision over the
Miami Marlins in the opener of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park. Hunter
Pence added three hits, including a two-run home run, and scored three times
in the Phillies' seventh win in nine games. Kyle Kendrick (2-4) allowed two
runs on eight hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings to earn the win. Jonathan
Papelbon left the bases loaded in the eighth while recording the final five
outs of the game for his 15th save of the season. Mark Buehrle (5-5) gave up
four runs on 11 hits through a five-inning start to suffer the loss. Logan
Morrison and Justin Ruggiano each homered for Miami, which had its three-game
win streak snapped.
Final Score: New York 8, St. Louis 0
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in
Mets history Friday night as New York blanked the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-0.
Santana struck out eight and walked five en route to the 275th no-hitter in
Major League Baseball history. The no-no came in the 8,020th game for the
Mets, who have been on the other side of a no-hitter six times in their 51
seasons. Santana (3-2) became the third pitcher this season to throw a no-
hitter, joining Philip Humber of the White Sox and Jered Weaver of the Angels.
Humber threw a perfect game April 25 against the Mariners, while Weaver no-hit
the Twins May 2. The left-handed Venezuelan missed the entire 2011 season due
to shoulder surgery. The last time the Cardinals were no-hit came June 29,
1990 when the Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela accomplished the feat. Adam
Wainwright (4-6) took the loss after giving up seven runs on six hits over 6
Final Score: Cincinnati 4, Houston 1
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Mike Leake scattered four hits and gave up one
run to guide the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros in the
first of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park. Leake (2-5) struck out seven
and walked just three over seven frames. Jay Bruce homered and had two RBI
while Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips each drove in a run for the Reds,
winners in four of their last six. Jed Lowrie went 1-for-2 with two walks and
Carlos Lee had a hit for the Astros, who have lost seven in a row. Jose Altuve
scored the lone run for Houston. J.A. Happ (4-5) was pegged with the loss
after giving up three runs on five hits over seven innings.
Final Score: Pittsburgh 8, Milwaukee 2
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Jose Tabata highlighted a six-run third
inning with a three-run double, as Pittsburgh beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 8-2,
in the opener of a three-game series at Miller Park, a venue that has been
anything but friendly to the Pirates. Andrew McCutchen also drove in three
runs for the Pirates, who won for just the fifth time in 43 games at
Milwaukee's home since the start of the 2007 season. The Pirates have won six
of their last seven overall, moving above .500 (26-25) for the first time
since they were 2-1 on April 8. Kevin Correia (2-5) ended a personal losing
streak by limiting the Brewers to a pair of solo home runs in 5 2/3 innings.
The right-hander had been 0-5 with a 5.13 earned run average in seven starts
since earning a victory April 15 at San Francisco. Randy Wolf (2-5) was tagged
for six runs on eight hits and four walks over six frames. Milwaukee entered
Friday on a season-high four-game winning streak.
Atlanta at Washington, postponed
Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Friday's game between the Atlanta Braves and
Washington Nationals was postponed due to rain. No makeup date has been
announced. Stephen Strasburg (5-1) was scheduled to take the mound for the
Nationals on Friday. He will now pitch against Atlanta's Brandon Beachy (5-3)
on Saturday. Washington will send Gio Gonzalez (7-1) to the hill on Sunday.
Atlanta will counter with Tommy Hanson (5-4).
The Sports Network