MILWAUKEE The Italian sausage made a sizzling comeback but the Milwaukee Brewers' rally fell short Thursday, with Aramis Ramirez hitting a three-run homer that gave Pittsburgh a 5-4 victory.
Pirates first baseman Randall Simon did not play. Hours earlier, he was cited for disorderly conduct and fined $432 for hitting one of the Brewers' popular racing sausages Wednesday night at Miller Park. Prosecutors decided not to file criminal charges.
Greg Maddux (7-8) pitched six solid innings, and the Braves broke open the game with three runs in the sixth and five more in the eighth.
Mark Kotsay, Mark Loretta and pitcher Kevin Jarvis (2-2) each drove in two runs for the Padres, who snapped Arizona's four-game winning streak. San Diego won for the ninth time in 12 games.
The Phillies wasted no time getting on the board after being no-hit for six innings by Montreal's Tomo Ohka on Wednesday. Marlon Byrd led off with a sharp single off Steve Trachsel (8-6), and Philadelphia was up 4-0 before they made an out. It was 7-1 after two.
Mulder (12-6) tied Toronto's Roy Halladay and Atlanta's Russ Ortiz for the most wins in the majors.
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