MIAMI A.J. Burnett threw a three-hitter to win his career-high fifth straight start, and even added an RBI single to help the Florida Marlins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 on Tuesday night.
Reds 8, Cubs 3
CHICAGO Jason LaRue hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning, then singled home another run in a four-run ninth as Cincinnati handed Chicago its seventh straight loss.
Braves 7, Giants 1
ATLANTA Adam LaRoche and Kelly Johnson drove in two runs apiece to back a strong outing by Horacio Ramirez, leading Atlanta past San Francisco.
Nationals 6, Astros 5
HOUSTON Brandon Watson homered and doubled in his major league debut, and slumping Washington started a pivotal road trip by beating Houston.
Cardinals 5, Brewers 2
MILWAUKEE Anthony Reyes threw 6 1-3 innings of two-hit ball in his major league debut and Mark Grudzielanek had two RBIs for St. Louis.
Pirates 12, Rockies 4
DENVER Jason Bay homered and drove in four runs, and Dave Williams pitched six strong innings for the Pirates.
Padres 8, Mets 3
SAN DIEGO Brian Giles and Khalil Greene homered for the Padres, who handed Pedro Martinez his worst start of the year.
Phillies 8, Dodgers 4
LOS ANGELES Pat Burrell ended a homerless drought of 64 at-bats with a go-ahead three-run shot in the eighth inning and Ryan Howard homered right behind him, helping Philadelphia beat Los Angeles.
Rookie Steve Schmoll (2-1) squandered a 2-1 lead as the defending NL West champs fell seven games behind division-leading San Diego. Dodgers RBI leader and cleanup hitter Jeff Kent struck out his first four times up the first three times with two men on base.
Schmoll walked Kenny Lofton with one out in the eighth, Chase Utley singled and Burrell drove an 0-1 pitch into the lower seats in the left-field corner with two outs for his 22nd homer.
Howard then golfed a 3-0 pitch into the pavilion seats in right-center for his seventh of the season, and Mike Lieberthal greeted Duaner Sanchez with an RBI double after Schmoll walked David Bell.
Ryan Madson (5-4) pitched a perfect seventh for the win. Ugueth Urbina allowed Ricky Ledee's two-run homer, the ninth of his career as a pinch-hitter, in the eighth and Billy Wagner got the final three outs.
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