For the second time in the past two weeks, the Atlanta Braves have found a way to put an end to a Los Angeles Dodgers' win streak. They were able to do so again on Wednesday night with a 5-3 victory, snapping the NL West leaders' nine-game win streak, just two weeks after snapping a separate 11-game run of theirs.. Tyler Flowers hit the tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning, handing Los Angeles their first loss when leading at any point this season. They had won the previous 53 games when ahead., but blew leads of 1-0 and 3-2 on Wednesday. They last lost a game after leading on May 15th, when they fell to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 after leading 1-0. Atlanta added to their major-league leading total of six pinch-hit home runs with Flowers' long ball. They also recorded their 16th victory in their final at-bat. Cody Bellinger hit his 30th home run of his rookie season for the Dodgers, who got four innings from starter Brock Stewart. Danny Santana also went deep for Atlanta, who host the Dodgers for the series finale on Thursday.
Yankees Soaked Away by Rain, Tigers
It took a lot of waiting, but the Detroit Tigers were able to record an impressive series win in the Bronx on Wednesday. Jordan Zimmerman three seven shutout innings in what was a 2-0 win for Detroit. The game was delayed an hour and a half at the start, and then again for another three hours after seven innings due to rain. The game did not end until after 8:00pm EST. Justin Upton drove in a run with a double in the first, while Mikie Mahtook scored on an error by center-fielder Jacoby Ellsbury in the fourth. The scoreless outing for Zimmerman was the first since April of 2016, during his first month in Detroit. Masahiro Tanaka suffered his 10th loss of the season, despite only having one earned run against him. Following the delay, Bruce Rondon and Shane Greene shut things down in the final two innings out of the bullpen. The Tigers head to Baltimore to battle the Orioles this weekend, while the Yankees go to Cleveland for a series with the first-place Indians.
Marlins Shut Our First-Place Nationals
After rallying on Tuesday night against the Washington Nationals after they lost Max Scherzer to injury, the Miami Marlins did not need a rally on Wednesday night. Vance Worley recorded his first win with Miami after throwing seven shutout innings in a 7-0 shutout of the Nats. Giancarlo Stanton got the scoring started with an RBI double in the first, and then preserved the shutout with a home run-robbing catch later in the game. Worley' win was his first since May of 2016, as he allowed just two hits, but both baserunners were erased by double plays. The outing lowered his ERA from 6.42 to 5.31. Christian Yelich and Derek Dietrich both went deep off of A.J. Cole, who suffered his second loss for Washington. The victory gives the Marlins the series victory, despite scoring in just two of the 27 innings in the series. Dee Gordon led the offense on Wednesday with a triple, single, three runs scored, and an RBI. The speedster extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games. Miami will go to Atlanta for a weekend series, while the Nats head to Wrigley for an intriguing matchup with the Chicago Cubs.