With his team chasing the Chicago Cubs for the best record in baseball, Washington manager Dusty Baker is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the Nationals close — even if it means pulling closer Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning.
Conor Gillaspie hit a game-ending RBI double with one out in the ninth inning to lift San Francisco past the Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 on Sunday and give manager Bruce Bochy his 800th win with the Giants.
Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto beat Milwaukee on Wednesday to run his record to 10-1 with a 2.10 ERA. He lost to the Diamondbacks on April 21. Since, he has won seven straight decisions in 10 starts, with the Giants winning nine of those games. Here is a look at his numbers:
Johnny Cueto of the Giants and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers locked horns in a pitchers’ duel on Friday night. Both went eight innings, but Kershaw walked off with the win after Santiago Casilla allowed a leadoff homer to Justin Turner in the top of the ninth inning for a 3-2 Los Angeles victory.