Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Brady Clark can't come up with a home run ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Bobby Abreu during the first inning Tuesday, May 10, 2005, in Milwaukee.
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CHICAGO Greg Maddux struck out 10 in his best outing of the season, and Corey Patterson hit two solo homers to lead the Chicago Cubs over the New York Mets 7-0 Tuesday night.
The Cubs won for only the second time in 10 games and homered in four straight innings, with Jason Dubois adding a solo shot and Jeromy Burnitz hitting a two-run drive.
Marlins 6, Astros 2
MIAMI Mike Lowell snapped a slump and broke a tie with a two-run double, and Florida scored five times in the eighth inning to beat Houston.
Florida trailed 2-1 entering the eighth, but Carlos Delgado tied the score with a home run off Russ Springer (0-2). Miguel Cabrera reached on an infield single, and Paul Lo Duca doubled. Jeff Conine was intentionally walked to load the bases.
Reds 5, Padres 1
CINCINNATI Sean Casey drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, and Cincinnati's besieged bullpen ended a long stretch of miserable performances by preserving a victory over San Diego.
Brewers 8, Phillies 5
MILWAUKEE Brady Clark ignited a four-run sixth inning with his third hit of the game and the Brewers rallied past the Phillies.
Clark had three singles. His first one led to a three-run rally in the first, his second drove in a run an inning later and his third drove in Damian Miller from third to erase a 5-4 deficit in the sixth.
Braves 9, Rockies 5
DENVER Johnny Estrada's two-run double sparked a six-run first inning for the Braves, who snapped Colorado's two-game winning streak.
Estrada, Ryan Langerhans, Raul Mondesi and pitcher John Thomson all had two-out RBIs in the first against Jason Jennings (1-4) to help Atlanta build the big lead en route to its sixth win in seven games.
Dodgers 9, Cardinals 8
ST. LOUIS Hee-Seop Choi hit a go-ahead, three-run homer after he withstood a collision that forced Scott Rolen from the game with a sprained left shoulder in the Dodgers' victory.
Jeff Kent also homered and Cesar Izturis had two hits and two RBIs, helping the Dodgers end a six-game losing streak at Busch Stadium, counting the first round of the postseason last year.
Pirates 5, Giants 2
SAN FRANCISCO Jason Bay hit a three-run homer and Jose Castillo and Humberto Cota also connected for the Pirates.
Dave Williams (3-3) pitched six strong innings to win his second straight following a three-start losing streak and avenge a loss to the Giants on April 30.
Bay, last season's NL Rookie of the Year, hit his sixth homer of the year on a 3-1 pitch from Jim Brower (1-1) in the sixth. It gave him a nine-game hitting streak and spoiled a strong spot start by Jeff Fassero.
Jose Mesa worked the ninth for his 12th save this year and 22nd straight dating to last season.
Diamondbacks 3, Nationals 2
PHOENIX Troy Glaus brought Arizona from behind with a three-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Diamondbacks snapped their 10-game losing streak against the Washington franchise.
Glaus' NL-leading 10th homer was only the second hit allowed by Tony Armas Jr., who made his 2005 debut after coming off the disabled list the day before.
Armas (0-1), winless in eight starts since beating Florida 2-1 on July 23, allowed three runs, three hits and three walks in 5 2-3 innings.
Brad Wilkerson drove in two runs with his 13th double for the Nationals, who twice failed to score after loading the bases against starter Shawn Estes (3-3). They stranded 13 runners, matching a season high, and left the bases loaded three times in all.
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