Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - John Lannan worked eight innings for the first time in nearly four years, as Philadelphia slipped by Washington, 3-2, in the opener of a four-game set. Lannan (2-3) haunted his former teammates, allowing four hits and two walks while fanning four. Jonathan Papelbon did his best to reverse that performance, yielding two runs in the ninth, but held on long enough to post his 19th save. Jimmy Rollins, Domonic Brown and Darin Ruf were credited with an RBI each for the Phillies, while Ben Revere finished 3-for-5 and scored twice to push his average up to .300. Jayson Werth and Adam LaRoche knocked in late runs for the Nationals, who saw their four-game win streak come to an end. Activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the contest, Dan Haren (4-10) allowed seven hits and a pair of runs over five full frames.
Final Score: Atlanta 7, Miami 1 (14 innings)
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Justin Upton and Gerald Laird each drove in two runs in the 14th inning and the division-leading Atlanta Braves put together a brilliant bullpen performance to get past the bottom-feeding Miami Marlins, 7-1, in the opener of a three-game NL East series. There were a lot of zeroes put up by both bullpens, and Miami's relievers had retired a remarkable 24 consecutive hitters leading up to the deciding inning. Chris Hatcher (0-1), called up from Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday, couldn't sustain the lights- out effort in his first big-league appearance of the season, as the Braves batted around with four hits and three walks. Five Braves relievers combined for 5 2/3 hitless innings before Giancarlo Stanton led off the 13th with a single off David Carpenter (2-0), who stranded two in the frame and earned the win in the four-hour, 14-minute pitching duel. Mike Minor did not factor in the decision despite allowing just one run on six hits in 6 1/3 innings for Atlanta, which had lost four of five coming in. Kevin Slowey, back in Miami's rotation as a result of Ricky Nolasco being traded to the Dodgers, was pulled after allowing four hits and one walk over five scoreless innings.
Final Score: Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 3
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Carlos Gomez robbed Joey Votto of a go-ahead homer with two outs in the ninth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Cincinnati Reds, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game set at Miller Park. Francisco Rodriguez walked pinch-hitter Derrick Robinson with two outs to bring Votto, the go-ahead run to plate. Francisco delivered a 2-2 fastball over the heart of the plate and Votto drove it deep to center field, but Gomez timed his jump at the wall perfectly, reached over and snagged a sure homer to secure the win for the Brewers. Jean Segura went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Jonathan Lucroy added a two-run homer for Milwaukee, which has won two of its last three games. Kyle Lohse (5-6) gave up three runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings to win his fourth straight decision. Chris Heisey homered while Jay Bruce and Xavier Paul added one RBI apiece for the Reds, losers in three of their last four games. Homer Bailey (5-7), coming off his second career no-hitter, was charged with four runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Final Score: Oakland 2, Pittsburgh 1
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Bartolo Colon got back in the win column with a seven-inning effort to give the Oakland Athletics a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a three-game set. Colon (12-3) had an eight-start winning streak snapped last Wednesday in a loss to the Cubs, but rebounded nicely as he gave up just one run on seven hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Josh Donaldson scored a run and drove in one while Derek Norris also had an RBI for the Athletics, who are 10-0 all-time against Pittsburgh. Jeff Locke (8-2) was looking to become the first Pirate lefty to win nine games in a row in 88 years, but fell short as he surrendered two runs on three hits over seven frames. Jose Tabata had two hits and drove in the only run for the Pirates, who have dropped three straight and five of seven.