Fister, Rendon spark Nats against Braves


Doug Fister pitched eight shutout innings, and Anthony Rendon had three hits and two RBI for the Washington Nationals in a 3-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

The Nationals took a half-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East after dropping the first two games in the series. Ryan Zimmerman also drove in a run.

Coming off his second loss of the season, Fister (6-2) allowed five hits — three over his final seven innings — with three strikeouts and one walk. Rafael Soriano earned his 16th save.

Atlanta’s Julio Teheran (6-5) struck out a season-high 10 batters.

Braves catcher Evan Gattis extended his major-league leading hitting streak to 20 games with a sixth-inning single.

Cardinals 4, Phillies 1

In St. Louis, Matt Holliday broke an eighth-inning tie with a double, and Adam Wainwright tossed eight strong innings to lead the Cardinals to a win over Philadelphia that snapped the Phillies’ season-high five-game winning streak.

Mets 4, Marlins 0

In Miami, Jacob deGrom pitched seven scoreless innings to earn his first win for New York.

Brewers 9, Rockies 4

In Denver, Aramis Ramirez had three hits, including a solo homer, and Wily Peralta won his fourth straight start.

Giants 6, Diamondbacks 4

In Phoenix, Tyler Colvin drove in three runs and San Francisco snapped a season-high six-game losing streak.

Dodgers 4, Padres 2

In San Diego, Josh Beckett pitched seven strong innings, and Hanley Ramirez drove in two runs to lift Los Angeles.

Pirates 5, Cubs 3

In Chicago, Josh Harrison homered and drove in three runs, leading Vance Worley and Pittsburgh to a rain-delayed triumph over the Cubs.


Orioles 6, Yankees 1

In New York, Nelson Cruz hit his 23rd home run, J.J. Hardy connected for his first of the season and Baltimore beat the Yankees after starter Bud Norris left with tightness in his groin.

New York’s Ichiro Suzuki was 1-for-4, striking out twice.

Twins 4, White Sox 3

In Minneapolis, Joe Mauer hit a two-run double that just missed reaching the seats and Kevin Correia pitched a smooth six innings.

Mariners 2, Royals 1

In Kansas City, Dustin Ackley hit a go-ahead, two-out single in the ninth.

Athletics 2, Red Sox 1 (10)

In Oakland, Coco Crisp singled in Alberto Callaspo with one out in the 10th.

Rays 8, Astros 0

In St. Petersburg, Florida, Jake Odorizzi allowed one hit and struck out 10 while pitching into the eighth inning.

Tigers 5, Indians 4 (10)

In Cleveland, Miguel Cabrera doubled in the go-ahead run with one out in the 10th.

Angels 3, Rangers 2 (10)

In Anaheim, Howie Kendrick hit an RBI double in the 10th and C.J. Cron homered.


Reds 11, Blue Jays 1

In Cincinnati, Jay Bruce’s homer helped the Reds get ahead 8-0 for the second day in a row.

Toronto’s Munenori Kawasaki was 0-for-2 with a walk.