SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu’s third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the San Francisco Giants with a 4-3 victory Sunday night.
Ryu (12-5) moved within two wins of his rookie total last year and improved to 4-1 in five outings at AT&T Park, where in one dominant weekend the Dodgers made quite a statement to take over the NL West’s top spot.
In his Giants debut, Jake Peavy threw a pair of wild pitches in the fifth as the Dodgers went ahead on Hanley Ramirez’s RBI single ahead of Crawford’s triple to the corner in deep right field.
Matt Kemp singled twice and the Dodgers leave the Bay Area with a 1 1/2-game division lead after outscoring the Giants 17-4.
San Francisco suffered its first three-game sweep in the rivalry since June 24-26, 2013, at Dodger Stadium. The last Dodgers sweep at AT&T Park came July 27-29, 2012.
PHILLIES 4, DIAMONDBACKS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Ryan Howard homered in his second game since a three-game benching and scored the go-ahead run on an overturned call at the plate as Philadelphia beat Arizona.
With the score 2-2 in the sixth, Howard walked with two outs against Vidal Nuno (0-2). Marlon Byrd popped up to short right field, where second baseman Didi Gregorius backpedaled slowly, settled under the ball and allowed it to kick off his glove and bounce toward center.
Ender Inciarte picked up the ball and threw to the plate, where catcher Miguel Montero blocked Howard’s path. Umpire Dale Scott signaled out, but the call was reversed in a video review.
Roberto Hernandez (5-8) allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings, and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a two-hit ninth for his 25th save.
NATIONALS 4, REDS 2
CINCINNATI (AP) – Doug Fister (10-2) allowed three hits in seven shutout innings and Adam LaRoche drove in two runs and Anthony Rendon added an RBI single in the ninth. Cincinnati has lost eight of nine since the All-Star break while hitting .178 (50-for-281) in that span.
Devin Mesoraco’s two-run double in the ninth off Rafael Soriano allowed the Reds to avoid their 11th shutout loss. Soriano regrouped to get the final three outs for his 200th save.
The teams went the three-game series without hitting a home run, the first time in the 12-year history of Great American Ball Park that three consecutive games have been played without a home run.
METS 2, BREWERS 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer in the sixth off Jimmy Nelson (1-2), Duda’s third homer in four days in Milwaukee.
Rookie Jacob deGrom (5-5) allowed four hits in 6 1-3 innings. Jenrry Mejia got his 15th save when Lyle Overbay grounded out with two on.
CARDINALS 1, CUBS 0
CHICAGO (AP) – Adam Wainwright (13-5) allowed five hits in seven innings and Matt Holliday homered int he first off rookie Kyle Hendricks (1-1).
Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth for his 32nd save, completing a six-hitter.
St. Louis won two of three at the Cubs, who have not won a series at Wrigley Field since taking two of three from Miami from June 6-8. Chicago has lost 15 of 19 overall since July 15, the day they traded All-Star pitcher Jeff Samardzija to Oakland.
BRAVES 8, PADRES 3
ATLANTA (AP) – Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta’s six-run third inning.
Mike Minor (4-6) allowed three runs and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings, and Atlanta roughed up Eric Stults (3-13 for six runs and six hits in six innings.
A few thousand fans arrived early to watch the Hall of Fame ceremonies on the Turner Field video board. Among the inductees were former Braves managers Bobby Cox and Joe Torre and pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux.
PIRATES 7, ROCKIES 5
DENVER (AP) – Josh Harrison had four hits, including an eighth-inning homer on the first pitch by Rex Brothers (3-5) that broke a 5-5 tie. Gregory Polanco homered four pitches later.
Tony Watson (7-1) gave up a run in two innings of relief to get the win and Mark Melancon worked the ninth for his 19th save.