NL East Wrap: Nationals shut out by Brewers
The Phillies' winning streak came to a sloppy halt on Friday night.
Cole Hamels walked career-high six batters, while Mike Fontenot and John Mayberry Jr. committed costly errors, as the Phils lost to Atlanta, 6-1, in Game 1 of their critical three-game set (see Instant Replay)
Despite their 45-55 record, Ruben Amaro Jr. isn't ready to sell starting pitchers just yet (see story)
Here's what else happened tonight in the NL East:Brewers blank Nats
MILWAUKEE -- Corey Hart and Aramis Ramirez homered to back another fine pitching performance by Mike Fiers as the Milwaukee Brewers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 6-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Hours after trading ace Zack Greinke to the Los Angeles Angels for rookie shortstop Jean Segura and two minor league pitchers, the Brewers ended Washington's six-game winning streak.
Called up May 29 from Triple-A Nashville, Fiers (4-4) has been one of Milwaukee's most consistent pitchers in recent weeks. He did not give up a hit until the fourth inning and retired 14 of his first 17 batters (see full story)
.Mets' slide continues
PHOENIX -- Josh Collmenter pitched six innings and drove in a run during Arizona's six-run second and the Diamondbacks beat the reeling New York Mets 11-5 on Friday night.
Willie Bloomquist had two RBI singles for the Diamondbacks, who have won six of seven.
Collmenter (3-2), who allowed five runs, seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts, got stronger as the game continued. He retired the final seven batters he faced.
Ike Davis and David Wright homered for the Mets, who have lost 13 of 15 (see full story)
Pads top Marlins
MIAMI -- It was a homecoming to remember for Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso.
Both players grew up in Miami, played
at the University of Miami and had plenty of supporters to see them help
the San Diego Padres earn a 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday
Grandal hit a bases-clearing triple and Alonso drove in two runs (see full story).
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