MLB Wrap: Braves snap four-game losing streak

MLB Wrap: Braves snap four-game losing streak
April 29, 2013, 11:30 pm
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The Phillies return to action on Tuesday night as they look to build off a complete effort in a weekend sweep of the Mets (see story).

Here is a quick recap of Monday's game in MLB:

Braves snap losing streak
ATLANTA  -- Andrelton Simmons hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, then made an eye-popping play to start the ninth as the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Monday night and ended their four-game losing streak.

Atlanta beat the Nationals for the eighth straight time dating to last season. The Braves swept three games at Washington earlier this month.

Washington's Stephen Strasburg ended his career-worst streak of losses in four straight starts. He allowed two runs in six innings.

Ian Desmond off the ninth with a slow grounder that Simmons charged. The Atlanta shortstop slipped as he fielded the ball and fell on his backside, but somehow fired a strike to first base from the seat of his pants. Desmond was called out on a close play, and disagreed with the decision (see full recap).

-The Associated Press

Marlins beat Mets in marathon
MIAMI -- Nick Green drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly and the Miami Marlins rallied for two runs in the 15th inning to beat the Mets 4-3 on Monday night, handing New York its fifth consecutive loss.

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton limped out of the game in the 10th inning with a strained right hamstring. He hit a tapper in front of the plate and clutched his leg just before crossing first base, then fell face-first to the turf.

Miami trailed 3-2 when Greg Dobbs singled with one out in the 15th against Shaun Marcum (0-2), a starter working out of the bullpen after the Mets ran out of relievers. Justin Ruggiano walked and Rob Brantly hit an RBI single to right, with Dobbs barely beating the throw home.

Green followed with fly ball to left field, and Ruggiano scored easily from third (see full recap).

-The Associated Press

Astros rout Yankees
NEW YORK -- Carlos Corporan homered among his four hits and drove in four runs, Brandon Barnes three hits and three RBIs, and the Houston Astros fit comfortably into the role of a slugging American League squad Monday night in a 9-1 romp over the New York Yankees.

In their first game in the Bronx as an AL team, the Astros peppered Andy Pettitte for 10 hits and seven runs, both season highs for the lefty. Barnes and Corporan had two-run doubles and Barnes added an RBI single and a double. Barnes and Corporan each set career highs for hits and RBIs.

Houston bounced back from a four-game sweep in Boston with an enthusiastic win over the Yankees, who had just taken four straight from Toronto.

Lucas Harrell (3-2) kept New York grounded (see full recap).

-The Associated Press

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