MLB Wrap: Nats' Zimmermann earns 11th win

MLB Wrap: Nats' Zimmermann earns 11th win
June 27, 2013, 12:00 am
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The Phillies have several infielders who could draw serious interest from the Yankees, who will be without Mark Teixeira for the remainder of 2013 (see story).

Also, another Kyle Kendrick gem placed the underrated right-hander in elite company in the NL and added to his All-Star credentials (see story).

Now, here's a look at some of Wednesday's MLB action:

Zimmermann quiets D-backs in Nats' win
WASHINGTON -- Jordan Zimmermann dominated after a shaky start and rookie Anthony Rendon had his third three-hit performance as the Washington Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Wednesday night.

The NL West-leading Diamondbacks have lost three straight, including the first two games of their current 10-game road trip.

Zimmermann (11-3) surrendered two runs in the first inning, but held the Diamondbacks scoreless with one hit over his final six innings. He allowed three hits overall, retired the final 10 batters he faced and improved to 13-0 at home dating back to May 17, 2012.

Wade Miley (4-7) allowed three runs, including an unearned run in the fifth. Denard Span scored on Ryan Zimmerman's double play after Tyler Moore's solo homer in the fourth tied the game (see full recap).

Lackey sharp as Red Sox beat Rockies
BOSTON -- John Lackey struck out a season-high 12 over seven strong innings and Daniel Nava drove in two runs, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 victory Wednesday and a sweep of the two-game series against the Colorado Rockies.

Shane Victorino had three hits and Dustin Pedroia added two for the Red Sox.

Colorado's Michael Cuddyer extended his hitting streak to 23 games with two solo homers, matching Dante Bichette's club-record set in 1995.

Lackey (5-5) gave up two runs and eight hits without walking a batter. Mixing a fastball and slider most of the time, he had good command, throwing 73 of 98 pitches for strikes.

The Rockies finished a road trip in which they lost seven of nine.

Roy Oswalt (0-2), making his second start since being recalled from Double-A, allowed five runs and nine hits in six innings, striking out five and walking one (see full recap).

Griffin gets first win in month, A's top Reds
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A.J. Griffin pitched a two-hitter for his first win in more than a month, Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Wednesday for a sweep of their two-game series.

Griffin (6-6) struck out seven and walked two in a 108-pitch gem for his first career complete game.

The shaggy-haired right-hander had been 0-3 in five starts since winning at Houston on May 25. He didn't allow a hit until Devin Mesoraco's one-out single in the fifth.

Pinch-hitter Nate Freiman and Brandon Moss each hit RBI doubles for the A's (see full recap).

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