Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Ryan Zimmerman slid across the plate with
the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning, sending the
Washington Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a
four-game series Thursday. Zimmerman led off the inning and was hit on the arm
by Reds' reliever Alfredo Simon. He advanced to second on a one-out single to
left by Jayson Werth, then moved to third on a groundout by Xavier Nady.
Facing Roger Bernadina, Simon (0-1) bounced a breaking ball that got away from
catcher Devin Mesoraco, allowing the winning run to score. Craig Stammen (1-0)
struck out the side in the top of the 10th to pick up the victory after
Washington blew a 2-0 lead in the ninth.
Final Score: Chicago 8, Milwaukee 0
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Matt Garza tossed 8 2/3 shutout innings as the
Chicago Cubs avoided a sweep with an 8-0 drubbing of the Milwaukee Brewers in
the final test of a four-game series at Wrigley Field. Garza (1-0) allowed
just three hits and two walks while striking out nine for the Cubs, who are
off to a 2-5 start this season. Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with a pair of
RBI, Alfonso Soriano knocked in a pair of runs, while Reed Johnson, Ian
Stewart and Darwin Barney all drove in a run for Chicago. Nyjer Morgan
collected two of the three hits for the Brewers, who fell to 4-3 on the young
season. Zack Greinke (1-1) was shelled for all eight runs on nine hits and one
walk while striking out five in 3 2/3 innings.
Final Score: San Francisco 4, Colorado 2
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - It wasn't a son beating his father, though their
age difference certainly matched up for that sort of thing. Madison Bumgarner,
22, outdueled 49-year-old fellow lefty Jamie Moyer and the San Francisco
Giants beat the Colorado Rockies, 4-2, on Thursday afternoon to close a three-
game series. Bumgarner (1-1) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and gave
up just one run on four hits and two walks in 7 1/3 to beat Moyer, who was in
his fourth MLB season already by the time the Giants starter was even born.
Moyer (0-2) went 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs -- two earned -- on eight
hits and a walk in his second bid to become the oldest pitcher ever to record
a win in the majors. The Rockies loaded the bases and scored a run off Brian
Wilson in the ninth, but the laboring Giants closer held on for his first save
of the season.
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