PHILADELPHIA J.D. Drew homered and drove in three runs, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 Saturday.
Rafael Furcal had a two-run triple, and Dewayne Wise had three hits for Atlanta, which has won seven of 10. John Thomson (4-2) gave up three runs one earned and eight hits in seven innings.
Vicente Padilla (4-5) allowed four runs and five hits in five innings before leaving with an inflamed right elbow. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list after the game.
Philadelphia has lost three of five after going 12-4.
Cardinals 10, Astros 3
HOUSTON Albert Pujols homered twice, going 4-for-5 with three RBIs as St. Louis won its fifth straight over Houston.
Pujols homered in the first and fifth innings off Wade Miller (5-5), his second multihomer game this season and the eighth of his career. With 14 homers, Pujols tied for the major league lead.
Cody McKay went 4-for-5 for the Cardinals, who had 16 hits, and Roger Cedeno hit his first homer since last Sept. 16.
Woody Williams (2-5) gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings.
Marlins 3, Mets 2
MIAMI Mike Lowell homered off former Florida closer Braden Looper in the 10th inning. It was Lowell's 14th home run of the season, which tied for the major league lead.
Looper (0-1) was making his first appearance in his former home park since signing with the Mets in the offseason.
Justin Wayne (3-1), the fourth Florida pitcher, worked a perfect 10th to cap a one-hit, three-inning showing by the bullpen, which helped the NL East-leading Marlins take a two-game lead over Philadelphia.
Pirates 10, Cubs 7
PITTSBURGH Rob Mackowiak hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and two-run double for a career-high five RBIs. Jason Kendall was 4-for-5, extending his hitting streak to 15 games.
Pittsburgh had 16 hits and improved to 23-22, moving above .500 this late in a season for the first time since Aug. 15, 1999 (59-58).
Aramis Ramirez had four RBIs for Chicago, which has lost five straight for the first time since Sept. 22-27, 2002. Pirates starter Josh Fogg (3-4) allowed five runs and seven hits in six innings. Chicago's Sergio Mitre (2-4) lasted only 3 2-3 innings, giving up six runs and 10 hits.
Reds 4, Expos 1
MONTREAL Adam Dunn, in an 0-for-23 slide, homered off Zach Day (3-6) for his first hit since May 22. Cincinnati, the surprise NL Central leaders, have won nine of 11 and are tied with Florida for the league's best record at 29-20.
Jose Acevedo (3-3) scattered five hits including Endy Chavez's solo homer in the sixth in seven innings for his first win in seven starts since April 20. Danny Graves pitched the ninth for his second straight save and major league-leading 23rd.
Montreal, an NL-worst 15-33, has lost three in a row, and eight of nine.
Brewers 4, Padres 3
MILWAUKEE Wes Obermueller, (3-1) pitching for the first time since May 12, hit a three-run double his first extra-base hit in 35 career at-bats and struck out struck out a career-high six in six innings.
Dan Kolb pitched the ninth for his 13th save in 13 chances as Milwaukee won despite being outhit 11-4. Dennis Tankersley (0-1) struck out a career-high nine in six innings, allowing three runs none earned and three hits.
Giants 5, Rockies 3
SAN FRANCISCO Barry Bonds hit a tying RBI double in the sixth then scored on Yorvit Torrealba's two-run double, and San Francisco won its season-high eighth straight game.
Jerome Williams (4-3) pitched 7 1-3 strong innings for his first win since beating the Dodgers in Los Angeles on April 24, a span of six starts. Todd Helton singled twice and drove in a run and scored one in his first game back after sitting out seven with a strained stomach muscle, but the Rockies lost their seventh straight road game and eighth in a row in San Francisco.
Matt Herges got four outs for his 15th save in 18 chances. Jeff Fassero (0-4) made a spot start for the Rockies. He allowed baserunners in all but his 1-2-3 fifth inning and gave up three earned runs on six hits, struck out six and walked two in 5 2-3 innings.
Dodgers 10, Diamondbacks 0
LOS ANGELES Spot starter Jose Lima allowed two hits in eight scoreless innings, and Adrian Beltre and Juan Encarnacion hit three-run homers for the Dodgers.
Paul Lo Duca was 4-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, and Shawn Green also drove in two runs to help the Dodgers end a four-game losing streak. Lima (4-1), starting for the injured Hideo Nomo, allowed only two-out doubles by Scott Hairston in the third inning, and Steve Finley in the seventh. Eric Gagne put runners on second and third before striking out the side in the ninth to complete the three-hitter.
It was the Dodgers' fourth shutout and third combined this season.
Los Angeles scored its first four runs in the third inning against Brandon Webb (2-5).
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