MILWAUKEE -- Eric Thames hit the Brewers' first walk-off home run of the season in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting Milwaukee to a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Thames hit his 19th home run of the season when he drove a 1-1 pitch from Ryan Butcher (3-3) off the top of the left-field fence. The ball bounced off the top of the yellow padding and into the Brewers' bullpen setting off a raucous celebration at home plate.
Jared Hughes (3-1) retired the side in order in the top of the 10th, helping the Brewers match their season-best four-game winning streak for the third time.
Manny Pina tied the game in the bottom of the eighth with a solo shot off Kirby Yates. Yangervis Solarte had just put the Padres ahead 5-4 in the top of the inning when he muscled a 2-2 pitch from right-hander Jacob Barnes just over the fence in right (see full recap).
Scherzer strikes out 10 in Nationals' victory
NEW YORK -- Max Scherzer struck out 10 over eight masterful innings to reach double digits for the fifth straight start and limited the Mets to four hits, leading the Washington Nationals over New York 7-2 on Friday night.
Matt Wieters and Michael A. Taylor hit consecutive homers starting the third inning against Steven Matz (1-1). Anthony Rendon added a two-run homer in the sixth and had three RBIs, Bryce Harper finished with three hits, including a run-scoring single in the eighth, as the Nationals improved to 5-0 at Citi Field this year.
Scherzer (8-4) won for the fourth time in five starts, starting 26 of 29 batters with strikes. He never threw more than 16 pitches in an inning until the eighth, ending that one by fanning Yoenis Cespedes in an 11-pitch at-bat. Scherzer walked two and threw 118 pitches, his most since May 11 last year, but got defensive help when Washington's infield turned three double plays behind him (see full recap).
Senzatela earns 9th win as Rockies top Giants
DENVER -- Colorado rookie Antonio Senzatela battled through six innings to tie for the major league lead in wins, and the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 10-8 on Friday night.
Ian Desmond hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs and DJ LeMahieu had four hits for the second straight game for the Rockies, who have won seven straight over the Giants.
Senzatela (9-2) tied Clayton Kershaw, Dallas Keuchel and Jason Vargas for the most wins despite giving up three home runs. Joe Panik, who also doubled twice, and Denard Span had solo shots and starter Jeff Samardzija (2-9) hit a two-run homer that gave the Giants a 4-1 lead in the fifth.
The Rockies rallied for five runs in the bottom of the frame, three on Desmond's homer. Trevor Story hit a pinch-hit homer in the sixth and Desmond had a sacrifice fly in Colorado's three-run seventh.
The Giants got two in the eighth and one more in the ninth off closer Greg Holland, who earned his major league best 24th save.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected by home plate umpire Gary Cederstrom in the top of the seventh (see full recap).