SAN DIEGO New York Mets right fielder Mike Cameron was taken off the field on a stretcher following a frightening head-to-head collision with center fielder Carlos Beltran in the seventh inning of a 2-1 loss to the San Diego Padres on Thursday.
The game was delayed for about 13 minutes after the diving crash. Cameron lay on the field and was tended to by trainers from both teams before being taken to Mercy Hospital.
Cameron broke his nose, had multiple fractures of both cheekbones and a slight concussion, Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said. Cameron underwent two CT scans and was to be hospitalized overnight. He was placed on the disabled list.
Beltran got up after a few minutes after the collision and walked off the field on his own power. He left the game with a sore left shoulder and a cut on the face.
Neither player caught the ball and pinch-hitter David Ross ended up with a triple. Joe Randa drove in the go-ahead run.
Cubs 11, Cardinals 4
CHICAGO Greg Maddux pitched his first complete game in more than a year, Derrek Lee hit two home runs and the Cubs snapped their eight-game losing streak.
Maddux (9-9) allowed 12 hits in going the distance for the first time since July 22, 2004. He won his 314th game, tying Gaylord Perry for 16th place on the all-time list.
Pirates 11, Rockies 3
DENVER Jose Castillo had a two-run triple among his three hits, and Jason Bay had three hits and scored three times to lead the Pittsburgh.
Castillo, who had a career-high four hits Tuesday, drove in three runs and has eight RBIs in his last six games. Bay went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases.
Diamondbacks 3, Marlins 1
MIAMI Troy Glaus and Chad Tracy homered in Arizona’s three-run eighth, and Brandon Webb (10-8) limited Florida to four hits and a walk in eight innings.
Tracy tied it in the eighth with a leadoff shot off left-hander Valerio de los Santos (1-2), who left after allowing Luis Gonzalez’s single.
Giants 5, Braves 3
ATLANTA Randy Winn hit a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh inning and San Francisco avoided a sweep in Atlanta.
One night after scoring three runs off John Smoltz in the ninth only to lose 5-4 in the 12th the Giants made this comeback stick.
Astros 6, Nationals 3
HOUSTON Andy Pettitte won for the sixth time in eight starts, and Brad Ausmus had a three-run double in the sixth for the Astros.
Pettitte (10-8) struck out five in eight innings and allowed four hits, his last a two-run homer to Preston Wilson in the seventh.
Ryan Drese (3-6) lost his fifth straight start for the Nationals, who have dropped five of their last six to fall three games behind Houston in the NL wild-card race.
Lance Berkman also doubled and drove in two runs for the Astros.
Dodgers 5, Phillies 1
LOS ANGELES Odalis Perez pitched eight solid innings, and Jeff Kent provided the go-ahead runs with a two-run double for Los Angeles.
Perez (7-6) held the Phillies to one run on five hits and had a season-high eight strikeouts to help the Dodgers avoid a sweep in the three-game series.
Jason Phillips added a solo homer for Los Angeles.
Philadelphia starter Cory Lidle (9-10) had control problems, giving up four runs on five hits and six walks in five innings.
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