MLB Wrap: Nationals stay hot, win in 16 innings

MLB Wrap: Nationals stay hot, win in 16 innings
June 25, 2014, 1:45 am
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Ryan Zimmerman (11) celebrates his two-run home run with Adam LaRoche in the 16th inning of the Nationals' 4-2 win over the Brewers on Tuesday night. (AP)

MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Zimmerman's two-run home run in the 16th inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

Zimmerman hit a 2-0 pitch off Mike Fiers (0-1) over the wall in left field to score Adam LaRoche for the Nationals fourth consecutive win.

Tyler Clippard (5-2) pitched a scoreless 15th for the win. Rafael Soriano pitched the 16th for his 18th save.

With one out in the 16th, LaRoche hit a sharp single that bounced off the wall in right field. Zimmerman then hit his third home run of the year to give the Nationals the lead in a game that took 5 hours, 22 minutes (see full recap).

Upton brothers homer Braves past Astros
HOUSTON -- When brothers B.J. and Justin Upton homered in the same game three times in the first month they played together in Atlanta last year it looked as if their concurrent power displays might be a trend for the Braves.

Instead B.J. was soon mired in the worst season of his career and the brothers didn't homer in the same game the rest of the year.

They finally picked up their fourth such game on Tuesday night to tie a major league record and lead the Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros (see full recap).

After no-no, Kershaw goes 8 to win 2-0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Clayton Kershaw was asked to assess his performance against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night, and the Dodgers ace bemoaned the fact that he didn't have command of his fastball.

Maybe if he did, he'd have tossed another no-hitter.

Kershaw still managed to follow his first career no-no by going eight marvelous innings, and Adrian Gonzalez and Andre Ethier drove in a run apiece as the Dodgers scraped out a 2-0 victory (see full recap).

Arrieta perfect until 7th, Cubs top Reds
CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta took the ball for the Chicago Cubs and picked up right where he left off. He threw his fastball where he wanted it to go. His breaking stuff had good late movement.

The Cincinnati Reds finally had to put him on base to get him out of the game.

Arrieta retired his first 18 batters and struck out nine in seven impressive innings, leading Chicago to a 7-3 victory over Cincinnati on Tuesday night (see full recap).

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