MLB wrap: Aaron Nola dominates Nationals to continue home success
Aaron Nola has quietly become one of the elite pitchers in MLB, and the underrated Phillies star dominated the NationalsThursday in a 4-3 win.The win moved Nola to 10-2 on the season and 7-0 in eight home starts. He allowed just one run in 7 2/3 innings Thursday with eight strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 2.48.Rhys Hoskins provided Nola with some run support, collecting three hits including a seventh-inning home run. Hoskins is now batting .260 this season. pic.twitter.com/MOz3C5pz7Y MLB (@MLB https://www.piratesedges.com/pittsburgh-pirates/josh-harrison-jersey ) June 29, 2018Nationals star Bryce Harper had another rough game, striking out three times in a 1-for-4 day. Harper also came up limp early in the game with an apparent ankle injury, but he stayed in the game.With the win, Philadelphia (43-36) moved just two games behind the Braves in the National League East. Washington, losers in eight of itslast 12 games, isnow four games behind the Braves.Stud of the NightCubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBIs to help lead Chicago to an 11-5 win over the Dodgers. Clayton Kershaw started for Los Angeles, allowing just one run with six strikeouts in five innings, but the Dodgers bullpen allowed 10 runs.Zack Greinke and Paul Goldschmidt led the Diamondbacks to a 4-0 win over the Marlins. Greinke to sed seven scorele s innings with six https://www.piratesedges.com/pittsburgh-pirates/john-jaso-jersey strikeouts, improving to 8-5 on the season. Goldschmidt continued to laugh at his early-season struggles by collecting three hits, a run scored and an RBI. He’s raised his average from .209 to .267 this month.Dud of https://www.piratesedges.com/pittsburgh-pirates/francisco-cervelli-jersey the NightOrioles outfielder Colby Rasmus went 0 for 5 in a 4-2 lo s to the Mariners, dropping his average down to .136. Baltimore (23-57) has the worst record in baseball, and Rasmus is among the coldest hitters.HighlightRockies slugger Nolan Arenado blasts another home run:Nolan + first inning = GONE! #NolanBeingNolan pic.twitter.com/lrVfyIWICO Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) June 28, 2018The Rockies beat the Giants, 9-8.What’s NextRed Sox (55-27) at Yankees (52-26) 7:05 p.m. ET Locked in a heated battle for AL East supremacy, these two storiedfranchises both have World Series aspirations.Eduardo Rodriguez (9-2, 3.86 ERA) will take the mound for Boston, while the Yankees will counter with CC Sabathia (4-3, 3.18 ERA).