The Washington Nationals used solid pitching from Gio Gonazalez to beat the Phillies Saturday, 7-1. Going back to last year, it was the 7th consecutive win for Washington over Philadelphia. Gonzalez (3-1, 1.72) went 7 strong innings, allowing a run on just 4 hits and a walk, striking out 7, and even had a double to start the 4-run rally in the bottom of the 5th. Carlos Ruiz drove in the Phillies' lone run with a sacrifice fly, and Freddy Galvis had 1 of the Phillies hits. Vance Worley slipped to 2-2, 2.84 with 6 innings of work, in which he allowed 5 runs on 11 hits and 2 walks. Joe Savery gave up 2 runs on 2 hits in his inning.
In Detroit, The White Sox got a 2-run home run from Adam Dunn in the 9th inning to snatch a 3-2 win over the Tigers, Gavin Floyd went 7 good innings for the Sox, giving up 1 runs on 7 hits and NO walks, striking out 6 and leaving the game with his team down, 2-1. He kept his team in the game and certainly could have won, but Dunn's heroics came too late to benefit him...........In Anaheim, it appeared Kyle Drabek would get a break, with Albert Pujols getting a day off, but a good beginning turned into another rough night for Kyle, who gave up 5 runs on 8 hits and 5 walks, over just 5 innings of work in the Angels 6-2 win. Drabek (2-3, 3.34) started the 6th inning and faced 4 hitters, all of them reaching base, and 3 of them ending up coming around.
In Chicago, the Dodgers beat the Cubs, 5-1. Lendy Castillo pitched 2 scoreless innings of relief (1 hit, 1 K) for Chicago.............In Cleveland, the Texas Rangers took a 5-2, 11-inning win from the Indians. Lou Marson was 0 for 4, and is just 1 for 16 so far this year. We all know Lou can hit, but he is going to have to get more at bats if the Indians want more production from him..........In Seattle, the Mariners shut out Minnesota, 7-0. Matt Maloney faced 1 hitter for the Twins, and allowed a hit with the runner eventually scoring.
In Denver, Michael Bourn (.333) had 2 hits, a walk, knocked in a run, and scored 3 more to ignite the Braves to a 13-9 win over the Rockies. Mike also threw out a runner at second base, and is 16 for 43 (.379) during his current 9 game hitting streak.