Game roundup: Brewers beat Price, Rays
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Yovani Gallardo allowed four hits over seven shutout innings and backup catcher Martin Maldonado drove in a career-high-tying four runs as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 at Tropicana Field on Wednesday.
Coming off 7 2/3 shutout innings on Friday, Gallardo retired 13 Rays hitters in a row at one point. He gave us two singles in the first inning and didn't surrender another until there were two outs in the seventh inning.
Gallardo (6-5, 3.38 ERA) stole the show from Rays left-hander David Price, making perhaps his final start with Tampa Bay. The non-waiver trade deadline is Thursday, and Price's name became a constant in industry rumors as the Rays struggled early on this season.
Price toyed with fans around baseball on Wednesday morning, posting on Twitter that, "This is my last start for the Rays...IN JULY!!!"
Whether it was his last start with the Rays, period, remains to be seen.
Diamondbacks 5, Reds 4
CINCINNATI -- Paul Goldschmidt and Didi Gregorius each hit two-run homers and Wade Miley tossed six shutout innings, lifting Arizona over Cincinnati in the finale of a three-game series.
Catcher Devin Mesoraco hit his 18th home run, a two-run shot, in the ninth for Cincinnati, which has lost 10 of 12 since the All-Star break.
Miley (7-7) pitched in and out of trouble much of the afternoon, walking four with just one strikeout. But he was efficient enough to help Arizona (47-61) take the series.
Mets 11, Phillies 2
NEW YORK -- Second baseman Daniel Murphy snapped a tie with a three-run homer in the fifth inning and New York added five runs in the seventh inning.
The Mets took two of three in the series and have won their last four home series.
Murphy, center fielder Juan Lagares and shortstop Ruben Tejada all had three hits apiece for the Mets. Every Mets position player starter had a hit except third baseman David Wright.
Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler (6-8) wriggled out of numerous jams to allow two runs or less for the seventh time in his last eight starts.
Nationals 4, Marlins 3
MIAMI -- Right fielder Jayson Werth hit a tie-breaking eighth-inning sacrifice fly to lead first-place Washington over Miami, which had their season-best six-game win streak snapped.
The winning rally started when pinch hitter Scott Hairston led off the eighth with a double. He advanced to third when center fielder Denard Span got a bunt hit to third.