Baseball roundup: Nats stretch win streak to 8; Rangers place Napoli on 15-day DL

Published: Saturday, Aug. 11 2012 11:00 p.m. MDT

Washington Nationals pitcher Edwin Jackson winds up against the Diamondbacks during the first inning.

Associated Press

PHOENIX — Ryan Zimmerman singled in two of Washington's five runs in the fifth inning, and the Nationals rallied to beat the sloppy Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Saturday night, stretching their season-best winning streak to eight games.

Jason Werth and Michael Morse each had an RBI double in Washington's big inning, which was aided by two Arizona errors and a wild pitch from Diamondbacks starter Wade Miley (12-8).

Aaron Hill homered and Justin Upton doubled twice for the Diamondbacks, losers of the first two of the series and six of eight overall.

Edwin Jackson (7-7) got the win despite giving up five runs and eight hits in 52?3 innings.

GIANTS 9, ROCKIES 3: At San Francisco, Buster Posey hit a home run and drove in two runs to back Matt Cain's seven solid innings.

D.J. LeMahieu hit his first major league home run for the Rockies, who had won three of four.

REDS 4, CUBS 2: At Chicago, Ryan Ludwick hit a two-run double in the eighth. The comeback made a winner of Bronson Arroyo (8-7), who held the Cubs to two runs and five hits over eight innings.

PADRES 5, PIRATES 0: At Pittsburgh, Jason Marquis took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before settling for a two-hitter as the Padres won their 11th straight game in Pittsburgh.

Travis Snider broke up the bid with an infield single off the pitcher's mound leading off the seventh inning.

BRAVES 9, METS 3: At New York, Freddie Freeman had five RBIs in the first two innings and the Atlanta Braves battered Johan Santana in his return from the disabled list.

Santana (6-8) got only four outs. He was charged with eight hits — seven singles — and a season-high eight runs in his first outing since July 20.

CARDINALS 4, PHILLIES 1: At Philadelphia, Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer and Jake Westbrook won his fifth straight start.

Cliff Lee (2-7) retired 12 straight before the Cardinals tagged him for consecutive hits to open the sixth inning. Holliday followed with a shot to right for his 22nd homer of the season.

MARLINS 7, DODGERS 3: At Miami, Carlos Lee hit one of the Marlins' season-high five doubles and drove in two runs.

ASTROS 6, BREWERS 5: At Houston, Scott Moore hit an RBI single with none out in the bottom of the 10th inning.

American League

YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 2: At Toronto, Ivan Nova snapped a five-start winless streak, Casey McGehee hit a three-run home run and the New York Yankees won their fourth straight game.

INDIANS 5, RED SOX 2: At Cleveland, Brent Lillibridge homered, drove in two runs and scored on a squeeze bunt to back Zack McAllister's strong pitching.

MARINERS 7, ANGELS 4: At Anaheim, Calif., Hisashi Iwakuma took a four-hitter into the eighth inning, John Jason homered and the Seattle Mariners ended a five-game skid.

Angels rookie phenom Mike Trout robbed Miguel Olivo of a two-run homer in the eighth inning, but all it did was prevent the Mariners from adding on to their 7-1 lead.

RAYS 4, TWINS 2: At Minneapolis, B.J. Upton hit two home runs, Matt Joyce also homered, and David Price earned his 15th victory as Tampa Bay stretched its winning streak to five.

ATHLETICS 9, WHITE SOX 7: At Chicago, Jonny Gomes homered to tie the game and Brandon Inge hit a go-ahead single as Oakland scored twice in the eighth inning.

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