September 15, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Final Score: Chicago 7, Pittsburgh 4
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Starlin Castro hit a three-run home run and drove in four, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a four-game set. Anthony Rizzo knocked in a pair of runs and Luis Valbuena scored three times for the Cubs, who have won six of their last seven.
Final Score: Miami 4, Cincinnati 0
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Jacob Turner spun seven scoreless innings of two- hit ball Friday, as the Miami Marlins blanked the Cincinnati Reds, 4-0, in the opener of a three-game set at Marlins Park. Turner (1-2) struck out three and walked two to earn his first victory as a Marlin.
Final Score: Atlanta 2, Washington 1
Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Andrelton Simmons scored the game-winning run after Ian Desmond's throw was off target as the Atlanta Braves edged the Washington Nationals, 2-1, on Friday.
Final Score: Philadelphia 12, Houston 6
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Ryan Howard and John Mayberry Jr. each drove in three runs on Friday as the Philadelphia Phillies dropped the Houston Astros, 12-6, in the second installment of a four-game series at Minute Maid Park.
Final Score: New York 7, Milwaukee 3
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Daniel Murphy stroked a two-run homer and Lucas Duda added a solo shot to lead the New York Mets to a 7-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a three-game set at Miller Park.
Final Score: San Francisco 6, Arizona 2
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Hunter Pence clubbed his third career grand slam as the San Francisco Giants downed the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-2, on Friday. Buster Posey scored twice and knocked in a run and Santiago Casilla picked up his first career base hit and RBI for the Giants, who have won eight of their last 12.
Final Score: Colorado 7, San Diego 4
San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Chris Nelson went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI on Friday as the Colorado Rockies topped the San Diego Padres, 7-4, in the opener of a three-game series at Petco Park. Wilin Rosario and Jordan Pacheco each had two-run doubles, while Charlie Blackmon added a solo homer for the Rockies, who had lost seven of their last eight coming in.
Final Score: Los Angeles 8, St. Louis 5
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Luis Cruz hit the go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-5, in the second of a crucial four-game set at Dodger Stadium.