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Ramos, Jordan lead Nationals to 14-1 rout of Mets


July 28. 2013 9:45PM
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WASHINGTON — Wilson Ramos hit a grand slam and rookie right-hander Taylor Jordan had six strong innings for his first major league win to lead the Washington Nationals to a 14-1 rout of the New York Mets on Sunday.


The Nationals won their third game in a row and fourth in five to salvage a tumultuous 11-game homestand.


They lost the first six games after the All-Star break, fired hitting coach Rick Eckstein last Monday and demoted former closer Drew Storen to Triple-A Syracuse on Friday.


Mets right-hander Carlos Torres (1-2) could not build on his solid start last week against the Atlanta Braves.


He allowed eight runs and nine hits in just three innings. Ramos had his third-inning grand slam. He ripped a 2-1 pitch into the left-field stands to cap a five-run inning.


Cubs 2, Giants 1


SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Wood pitched a four-hitter over seven innings and had a home run among his two hits in helping the Chicago Cubs complete a three-game sweep in San Francisco for the first time in 20 years.


Welington Castillo also homered for the Cubs, who won their third straight and fifth of seven.


Pablo Sandoval drove in a run for the Giants, who lost their fourth straight and seventh of eight.


DODGERS 1, REDS 0


LOS ANGELES — Yasiel Puig homered with two outs in the 11th inning to give Los Angeles the victory over Cincinnati.


Cincinnati pitchers set a franchise record with 20 strikeouts. Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and Tim Federowicz each fanned three times as the Dodgers established their highest single-game total for strikeouts since the franchise moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles following the 1957 season.


MARLINS 3, PIRATES 2


MIAMI — Jose Fernandez had a team rookie record 13 strikeouts in a pitching duel with Gerrit Cole, leading Miami past Pittsburgh.


Fernandez (7-5) allowed five hits and two runs in eight innings. The 20-year-old All-Star right-hander walked none and threw 97 pitches, 74 for strikes.


ROCKIES 6, BREWERS 5


DENVER — Troy Tulowitzki homered early, then doubled to start a two-run rally in the eighth inning that propelled Colorado past Milwaukee.


Michael Cuddyer, Dexter Fowler and Corey Dickerson also homered for the Rockies, who salvaged a split of their 10-game homestand.


PADRES 1, DIAMONDBACKS 0


PHOENIX — Tyson Ross outpitched All-Star Patrick Corbin with eight dominant innings and San Diego beat Arizona to close out its first winning road trip of the season.


Carlos Quentin had a run-scoring single in the first inning off Corbin (12-2) and Ross (2-4) took it from there, allowing three hits and striking out seven in the combined three-hitter. Huston Street worked a perfect ninth for his 19th save in 20 chances.




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