National League Game Capsules

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Washington, DC (Sports Network) - Tuesday's scheduled contest between the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up at 4:05 p.m. (et) on Thursday, which is a common off day for both clubs.

Final Score: Cincinnati 5. Atlanta 4

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Devin Mesoraco and Shin-Soo Choo hit back- to-back solo home runs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Cincinnati Reds edged the Atlanta Braves, 5-4, in the middle test of a three-game series. With two outs and Craig Kimbrel (0-1) pitching, Mesoraco's connected on a 3-2 pitch to tie the game. Choo followed that up with his second home run of the night to give his team the win. Donald Lutz and Brandon Phillips each drove in one run for the Reds. Starter Homer Bailey had seven strikeouts but surrendered four runs on five hits and four walks over five innings. Jonathan Broxton (1-1) pitched a perfect top of the ninth to earn the win. Brian McCann drove in two runs while Dan Uggla and Freddie Freeman had an RBI apiece for the Braves, who were looking to win their first series against the Reds on the road since April 24-26, 2009. Braves starter Kris Medlen allowed two runs on four hits and two walks over seven innings to earn a no-decision.

Final Score: Pittsburgh 4, Seattle 1

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored and Garret Jones added a two run homer as the Pittsburgh Pirates downed the Seattle Mariners, 4-1, in the opener of a brief two-game set at PNC Park. Travis Snider also had an RBI double and Starling Marte scored a run for the Pirates, who had dropped four of their last six games. Jeanmar Gonez (2-0) scattered two hits and two walks while striking out five over five scoreless innings to earn the win. Jason Grilli worked a perfect ninth to earn his 13th save. Raul Ibanez drove in the lone run for the Mariners with a pinch-hit double in the seventh inning. Aaron Harang (1-4) gave up two runs on five hits over six innings to absorb the loss. He struck out six without issuing a walk.

Final Score: NY Mets 1, Chicago White Sox 0 (10 innings)

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Mike Baxter's pinch-hit single in the bottom of the 10th inning plated the game's only run and lifted the New York Mets to a 1-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday in the opener of a two-game set at Citi Field. New York starter Matt Harvey was the story for much of the night, as the 24-year-old right-hander struck out a career-high 12 batters and allowed just one hit -- an infield single to Alex Rios with two outs in the seventh -- over nine stellar frames. The Mets' offense, meanwhile, managed just four hits until the decisive 10th inning, which started with Ike Davis' leadoff walk off Chicago reliever Nate Jones (0-3). Davis then moved to second on Juan Lagares' bunt before racing home on Baxter's pinch-hit single to right to send the Mets to their third victory in their last four games. Bobby Parnell (3-0) pitched a perfect top of the 10th to earn the win. Chicago starter Hector Santiago was nearly as impressive as Harvey, giving up just four hits and two walks while fanning eight over seven strong frames, but it wasn't enough to keep the White Sox from falling for the third time in their last four tries.

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