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National League Game Capsules
(Saturday, September 20)

Final Score: Chicago 8, Los Angeles 7

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Coghlan smacked a pair of homers, including a go-ahead, two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for an 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third test of a four-game set. The Cubs trailed 7-2 heading in the home seventh before plating four in that frame and two more in the eighth to surge ahead. John Baker led off the eighth with a single against Brian Wilson (2-4) before being forced out at second on Matt Szczur's sacrifice bunt attempt. Coghlan then laced his two-run blast into the front row of seats in right to make it 8-7. Justin Grimm (5-2) tossed a scoreless eighth to pick up the win, while Hector Rondon fired a 1-2-3 ninth for his 26th save of the year. Coghlan finished 4-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored, Arismendy Alcantara cracked a three-run homer and Anthony Rizzo posted two hits, an RBI and a run scored for Chicago, which dropped the first two games of the series. Adrian Gonzalez belted two homers, a three-run and two-run shot, for the Dodgers, who had won five of their last seven games coming in. LA is three games ahead of San Francisco for first place in the NL West.

Final Score: Colorado 5, Arizona 1

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Rutledge hit a two-run homer, Eddie Butler tossed six solid innings for his first major-league win and the Colorado Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1, on Saturday. Corey Dickerson homered, tripled and drove in two runs, while Ben Paulsen hit an RBI single for the Rockies, who have won five straight games. Butler (1-1) was strong in his second career start, surrendering just one run on five hits and one walk with a strikeout. Jake Lamb homered and Miguel Montero had three hits for Arizona, which has lost the first three games of this four-game set. Trevor Cahill (3-12) dropped his fourth straight decision after allowing 10 hits and five runs with eight strikeouts across five frames.

Final Score: Philadelphia 3, Oakland 0

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jerome Williams worked seven scoreless innings and Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer, as Philadelphia shut down Oakland, 3-0, in the middle test of a three-game series. Chase Utley and Cody Asche each doubled and scored for the Phillies, who dropped a 3-1 decision in Friday's opener. Williams (4-2) allowed four hits and one walk while fanning three over his 93-pitch effort. Antonio Bastardo and Ken Giles worked an inning apiece to finish off the four-hit shutout. Dan Otero (8-2) served up the go-ahead blast for the Athletics, who have lost four of their last five. Drew Pomeranz was lifted after five full frames despite giving up just one hit and a pair of walks with six strikeouts. Oakland, which has also lost seven of 10, is now locked into a battle over the AL wild card with Kansas City and Seattle, both a half-game back of the first berth.

Final Score: New York 4, Atlanta 2

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Curtis Granderson and Dilson Herrera both homered to help the New York Mets in a 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Jon Niese (9-11) worked 7 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits with five strikeouts. Lucas Duda added an RBI for New York, which has won two straight and three of four overall. Braves starter Mike Minor (6-12) took the loss after he allowed one run in just an inning of work, leaving the game with shoulder discomfort. Freddie Freeman had two RBI for Atlanta, which fell to 4-13 in the month of September.

Final Score: Washington 3, Miami 2

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Denard Span hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals edged the Miami Marlins, 3-2, in the third test of a four-game set. The Marlins led 2-0 before the Nationals pushed across three runs in the seventh. Ian Desmond singled to lead off the frame and Ryan Zimmerman followed by ripping a triple past a diving Reed Johnson in right. Zimmerman was thrown out at home on Wilson Ramos' bouncer to Casey McGehee at third. Asdrubal Cabrera laced a hanging curveball down the right-field line to plate Ramos. Mike Dunn replaced Jarred Cosart on the hill and got pinch-hitter Bryce Harper to ground out. Span followed with a single to right to bring home Cabrera and give Washington a 3-2 edge. Miami put runners on the corners with one out in the ninth, but Drew Storen induced a game-ending 4-6-3 double play from pinch- hitter Garrett Jones to register his ninth save of the season.

Final Score: St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 4

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cardinals' magic number is down to 1 after St. Louis slugged three home runs in an 8-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday. Tony Cruz and Kolten Wong hit early homers to give Michael Wacha a 5-0 cushion, and Randal Grichuk homered for the second straight day later in the contest to help the NL Central leaders pull away. Wacha gave up two runs in 4 2/3 innings in his first start since Sept. 9 and third since spending nearly three months on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. Jason Motte (1-0) finished the fifth inning to pick up the win. The Cardinals can clinch a playoff spot with a win in tomorrow's series finale or a Milaukee loss. Zack Cozart went deep and Kris Negron doubled twice for the Reds, who lost their sixth straight game. Mike Leake (11-13) was the latest victim after getting roughed up for six runs -- five earned -- in five innings.

Final Score: Milwaukee 1, Pittsburgh 0

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Logan Schafer hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a key NL Central battle Saturday night. The victory came almost two hours after Brewers starter Matt Garza was ejected for hitting Pirates star Andrew McCutchen twice, giving an already tense game an extra spark. After the Pirates wasted several scoring opportunities, the Brewers got a key double from Lyle Overbay, who chopped a ball over first baseman Gaby Sanchez's head to move Elian Herrera from first to third. Herrera scored on Schafer's fly ball to left field off Mark Melancon (3-5) and Francisco Rodriguez pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth for his 43rd save. The Brewers, after dropping the three-game series opener 4-2 on Friday night, pulled within 3 1/2 games of Pittsburgh again for the second NL wild-card spot. The Pirates had a five-game winning streak snapped and fell 3 1/2 games behind first-place St. Louis with eight games left. The Cardinals beat Cincinnati and would have clinched a playoff berth with a Milwaukee loss.

Final Score: San Diego 3, San Francisco 2

San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrew Cashner led with both his arm and his bat as the San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants, 3-2, in the second of a three-game set on Saturday. Cashner (5-7), who tossed a two-hit shutout Monday against Philadelphia, surrendered two runs on four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts over eight-plus innings. The right-hander also reached base in all three of his at- bats, finishing with a triple, a single and a walk. Rene Rivera doubled twice and drove in two runs for San Diego, which has won three straight games. Hunter Pence hit a solo homer and Gregor Blanco drove in a run for San Francisco, which holds a one- game lead over Pittsburgh for the top NL wild card spot. Yusmeiro Petit (5-5) gave up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and three walks over 5 1/3 frames.

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