Nats lose game and All-Star hurler...Cards continue Brewers miseryUNDATED (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies' fifth straight victory was a double loss for the Washington Nationals.
First, the Nationals lost the game 6-2 as all-time Phillies hit leader Jimmy Rollins homered twice. He drove in three runs. A.J. Burnett held the Nats to one run on five hits in his seven and two-thirds innings.
Maybe more disturbing for Nationals fans was the loss of All-Star pitcher Jordan Zimmermann. He left abruptly in the middle of the fourth inning, suffering an apparent injury. Zimmermann called the Nationals training staff out after throwing a pitch to Cameron Rupp with one out in the fourth. Nationals manager Matt Williams said Zimmermann complained of a cramp in his bicep. He's scheduled for an MRI today.
Williams said Zimmermann, who was picked to participate in his second straight All-Star game on Tuesday, probably will not make the trip to Minneapolis.
In other baseball finals:
- San Francisco blanked Arizona 5-0. Tim Lincecum and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and Lincecum drove in a run with a safety squeeze. The fireballer is 9-5 overall, but 4-0 in his last four decisions. Pablo Sandoval homered and drove in three runs.
- The San Diego Padres built a 6-1 lead after six innings and doubled up the L.A. Dodgers 6-3. Alexi Amarista hit his third homer.
- The defending NL champion St. Louis Cardinals continued Milwaukee's misery while moving within one game of the NL Central-leading Brewers. The Cards rallied from a 6-0 deficit to beat the Brewers 7-6 on Matt Holiday's line-drive homer off Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth. The Brewers have lost six straight, and 10 of 11.
- Cincinnati rallied from a 5-1 deficit to edge Pittsburgh 6-5. Brayan Pena's pinch-hit single in the eighth inning completed the rally.
- Seattle edged AL West-leading Oakland 3-2. Felix Hernandez and Fernando Rodney combined on a six-hitter. Robinson Cano broke a sixth-inning tie with a run-scoring double. Hernandez is 11-2 with Rodney getting his 27th save.
- The Baltimore Orioles shaded the New York Yankees 3-2 for their ninth win in 11 games. Manny Machado led off the 10th inning with a double and scored on a one-out single by Nick Hundley. Baltimore has gone to extra innings in three of its last five games and won in the 10th, 11th and 12th innings.
- Cleveland beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4. Nick Swisher and Dave Murphy homered for the Tribe.
- The L.A. Angels handed the slumping Texas Rangers their sixth straight loss, 3-0. Garrett Richards allowed five hits over seven innings to extend his personal winning streak to seven decisions. He's 11-2 overall.
- Anibal Sanchez tossed seven stingy innings, Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera drove in runs and the Detroit Tigers squeaked out a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
- Boston erupted with five runs in the sixth inning and beat Houston 8-3. Rookie Christian Vasquez got his first three major league hits and drove in three runs.
- Colorado topped Minnesota 6-2. Troy Tulowitzki and Drew Stubbs each hit two-run homers to help Jorge De La Rosa win his 10th game.
- Steve Tolleson's two-run single snapped a ninth-inning tie and helped the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-5.
- David Wright went 4 for 4 with a mammoth homer, Lucas Duda also hit a long two-run shot and the New York Mets routed Miami 7-1.
- Justin Ruggiano hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Atlanta Braves 5-4 in a day game at Wrigley Field.
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