Na­tion­als 5, Braves 2

Starkville Daily News - - MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -

WASH­ING­TON — Rookie Vic­tor Robles was a part of a pair of two-run ral­lies, Tan­ner Roark pitched six strong in­nings, and the Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als beat the At­lanta Braves.

Wash­ing­ton sal­vaged the fi­nal game of the three-game set to earn its first vic­tory since clinch­ing the NL East on Sun­day.

Di­a­mond­backs 7, Rock­ies 0

PHOENIX — The Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs lost the first two games and saw their NL wild card lead dwin­dle to three games.

The slipup could have made the Di­a­mond­backs tense, led to their cush­ion be­com­ing even smaller.

Phillies 10, Mar­lins 0

PHILADEL­PHIA — Rhys Hoskins home­red again and Freddy Galvis and Jorge Al­faro also went deep in the Phillies' seven-run sec­ond in­ning to lead Philadel­phia to a vic­tory over the slump­ing Mi­ami Mar­lins.

Hoskins' two-run shot gave him 18 home runs in 34 games since his call-up from Triple-A on Aug. 10. The Yan­kees' Gary Sanchez pre­vi­ously held the record for fastest to 18 homers. Sanchez needed 45 games.

Ce­sar Her­nan­dez had four hits and Cameron Perkins also home­red for the Phillies.

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