Giants walk off on inside-the-park HR
SAN FRANCISCO — Angel Pagan became the first San Francisco player to end a game with an inside-the-park homer, connecting with a runner aboard in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday to give the Giants a thrilling 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
Troy Tulowitzki homered leading off the 10th to put the Rockies ahead 5-4, but Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt (1-2) walked Brandon Crawford to open the bottom half.
Guillermo Quiroz sacrificed before Pagan sent a long drive that hit the base of the oddly angled wall in right-center and bounced high over the head of right fielder Michael Cuddyer. The speedy Pagan raced around the bases and slid home ahead of the relay.
The last major leaguer to hit an inside-the-park home run that ended a game was Rey Sanchez for Tampa Bay on June 11, 2004 — also in a 10-inning victory over Colorado, according to STATS.
REDS 5, CUBS 2
CINCINNATI — Todd Frazier drove in a pair of runs with a sacrifice fly and a single, and Cincinnati used another big inning to beat Chicago for its fifth straight victory.
Cincinnati scored four times in the sixth off Travis Wood (4-3), extending its domination of the NL Central’s last-place team. Chicago has lost a season-high six consecutive games.
PIRATES 5, BREWERS 2
MILWAUKEE — Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs, Andrew McCutchen also went deep, and Jeff Locke pitched six shutout innings to lead Pittsburgh over Milwaukee.
Neil Walker added a solo home run for the Pirates, who won for a second time in Milwaukee this season. They are 9-47 at Miller Park since 2007.
BRAVES 7, METS 5 (10)
BRAVES 6, METS 0
NEW YORK — Light-hitting pitcher Mike Minor homered for his first two RBIs in the majors and struck out 10 as Atlanta posted its second win in a matter of hours, beating New York for its eighth straight victory.
Earlier, Dan Uggla hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning, and the Braves won in the resumption of a game suspended because of rain after eight innings Friday with the score tied at 5.
PHILLIES 5, NATIONALS 3
WASHINGTON — Michael Young scored the go-ahead run from first base on a single in the eighth inning, and Domonic Brown homered and hit an RBI double as Philadelphia beat Washington.
Young walked and came home on Delmon Young’s single to the right-field corner, stretching his hand across the plate to beat Bryce Harper’s throw and break a 3-all tie. Pinch-runner Michael Martinez then scored on Brown’s double to right-center.
PADRES 10, D’BACKS 4
PHOENIX — Everth Cabrera matched his career high with four RBIs, two coming on his second home run in two nights, and the Padres beat the Diamondbacks.
Cabrera fell a triple shy of the cycle, with a single in the first and a two-run double to cap the Padres’ five-run fourth.
DODGERS 5, CARDINALS 3
LOS ANGELES — Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs, Mark Ellis lined a go-ahead double in the sixth inning, and Los Angeles snapped St. Louis’ three-game winning streak.