VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Roark, Nationals blank Padres, 4-0

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tanner Roark pitched a three-hitter for the first complete game of his career as the Washington Nationals beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 on Saturday.

Advertisement
Roark set down the first 16 batters before San Diego catcher Rene Rivera, an .074 batter entering the game, hit a solid single to center field with one out in the sixth inning.

Roark (2-0) walked one and struck out eight, including Jedd Gyorko to end the game on his 105th pitch. The 27-year-old right-hander extended his run of consecutive scoreless innings to 18, improved to 4-0 in his career at Nationals Park. In 35 innings there he has given up one earned run.

Ian Desmond had three hits for Washington, including a run-scoring double - the game's only extra-base hit - which highlighted a three-run first inning off losing pitcher Andrew Cashner (2-3).

Washington got all the offense it needed in the first inning as singles by Anthony Rendon, Jayson Werth, and Adam LaRoche produced one run. Desmond's double to the right-field corner brought in another. Danny Espinosa's sacrifice fly gave the Nationals a 3-0 lead.

Washington increased its advantage to 4-0 in the sixth when Kevin Frandsen opened with a single, moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Roark, and scored on a single to left by Denard Span. Frandsen was starting in left field for Bryce Harper, who was out of the lineup with a jammed thumb.

Notes: X-rays on the jammed thumb of Harper were negative, according to manager Matt Williams, who said that Harper would see a hand specialist on Saturday. Williams said that Harper was available to pinch-hit. ... The Nationals had their second successful replay challenge in three games as Werth was ruled safe at second base, taking two bases on a booted ground ball. ... Padres outfielder Seth Smith was out of the lineup for the second straight day and will remain day-to-day after suffering a strained groin Thursday night against the Nationals. He was scheduled to take cuts in the batting cage on Saturday and for light jogging on Sunday. ... Washington right-hander Taylor Jordan (0-3, 6.23 ERA) will face San Diego right-hander Ian Kennedy (1-3, 3.60) on Sunday.

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Williams: Ballpark Figures - Week 4
Cain homers as Brewers beat Royals
Jays walk-off past Red Sox in 10
Yankees top Twins for 4th straight win
D-Backs down Phillies, 'over' cashes
Cubs rout Tribe in WS rematch, 10-3
Gonzales, Mariners edge ChiSox, 1-0
O's claim Peterson off waivers from Yanks
Yankees acquire P Cole from Nats
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
18-4 +1,541 Run, 7-2 L9 G-Plays
8-1 G-Plays, 15-4 +1,090 Streak
4-0 L3 Days, 6-0 +822 Guarantees
6-0 +637 L3 Days, 8-1 +732 Run
4-0 L2 Days, 10-2 Picks, 4-0 Totals
6-1 L7, 12-5 +861 Run, 7-1 G-Plays
3-0, +375 Record Yesterday
7-1 Picks, 14-5 Totals, 8-3 G-Plays
8-3 L11 G-Plays, 10-5 L15 Picks
10-4 +605 L5 Days, 14-5 L19 Totals
7-2 L9 Totals/Guarantees
4-1 L5 Guarantees, 6-3 L4 Days
11-4 Picks, 6-2 G-Plays, 3-0 Totals
15-7 L22 Guaranteed Plays
5-2 L7 Totals, 6-3 L9 G-Plays
2-0 Sunday, 6-3 +351 L9 Picks
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks - Dave Cokin
2018 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Dave Cokin + 1457
Kyle Hunter + 1035
Doc's Sports + 968
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Dave Cokin + 984
Doc's Sports + 870
Gary Bart + 716
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 1092
Kyle Hunter + 834
Brian Bitler + 480
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Doc's Sports + 698
Kyle Hunter + 662
Chip Chirimbes + 635
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
TJ Pemberton + 705
Jimmy Boyd + 591
Don Anthony + 400
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Matt Fargo + 429
Dave Cokin + 415
Doc's Sports + 387
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership