National League Game Capsules

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Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Bryce Harper homered in his return, Jordan Zimmermann went six innings to earn his 12th win and the Washington Nationals upended the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-5, in the opener of a four-game series. Harper had missed 31 games due to left knee bursitis but showed little discomfort in belting a solo shot off Yovani Gallardo in the first inning. Jayson Werth went 2-for-5 with five RBI to highlight a 13-hit effort behind Zimmermann (12-3), who remained unbeaten in 10 starts at Nationals Park this season following a so-so outing that saw him surrender four runs on nine hits. Rickie Weeks and Juan Francisco both homered for Milwaukee, but the club matched a season-high with its sixth straight loss.

Final Score: Miami 4, San Diego 0

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Jose Fernandez threw eight shutout innings and the Miami Marlins blanked the San Diego Padres, 4-0, in the finale of a four- game series at Marlins Park. Fernandez (5-4) had 10 strikeouts and allowed just two hits and a walk in his outing. Jeff Mathis had a three-RBI double and Marcell Ozuna drove in one run for the Marlins, who have won six of their last seven games. Jason Marquis (9-4) gave up four unearned runs on five hits and seven walks over 6 1/3 innings for the Padres, who have lost five of six.

Final Score: New York 5, Arizona 4 (13 innings)

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Andrew Brown's two-run single in the bottom of the 13th lifted the New York Mets over the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-4, in the opener of a four-game set at Citi Field. Brown's hit came with two strikes and two outs for the Mets, who improved to 2-2 on their current seven-game homestand. Marlon Byrd added three hits for New York, which won despite leaving 20 runners on base and going just 5-for-20 with runners in scoring position. Cody Ross homered to lead off the 13th inning, but it wasn't enough for Arizona, which also struggled at the plate, leaving 11 runners on base, going just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position and tallying just five hits over the final seven innings off the Mets bullpen. Paul Goldschmidt added a two-run homer and Aaron Hill went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the NL West-leading Diamondbacks, who have dropped four straight, fell to 1-6 on their current 10-game road trip and lost for the seventh time in eight games overall.

Final Score: Cincinnati 8, San Francisco 1 (6 innings)

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Bronson Arroyo threw a six-inning complete game and Todd Frazier belted a three-run homer and drove in four runs, as the Cincinnati Reds pounded the San Francisco Giants, 8-1, on a rainy night at Great American Ball Park. Derrick Robinson had a two-run double and Zack Cozart also knocked in a pair as the Reds won for just the third time in their last 10 games. Arroyo (7-6) allowed two hits and had three strikeouts to log his first complete game of the season and 14th of his career. He also broke a personal four-game winless skid and moved to 6-1 at home this year. Brandon Belt homered for the Giants, who have lost seven of their last eight contests.

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