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Thursday, 10 April 2008 19:02
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 MILWAUKEE (AP) -Aaron Harang held Milwaukee to one run in eight innings, Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer and Francisco Cordero earned a save against his former team to lead the Cincinnati Reds over the Brewers 4-1 Thursday.
Harang (1-1) gave up a soft RBI single to J.J. Hardy in the second inning. He allowed five hits, struck out three and walked none. Cordero, who left the Brewers to sign with the Reds in the offseason, pitched a perfect ninth for his second save.
Tied 1-1 going into the seventh, Cincinnati scored three runs to chase Carlos Villanueva (1-1). Villanueva had held the Reds hitless into the fifth inning, when he gave up a single to Hatteberg and an RBI double by Paul Bako.
Mets 4, Phillies 3, 12 innings
NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Reyes scored the winning run with a deft slide at the plate on Angel Pagan's 12th-inning single, and New York took the last two of a three-game series after losing nine straight to Philadelphia - including the final eight meetings in 2007.
Ryan Howard and Pedro Feliz homered for the Phillies, who scored twice in the eighth off struggling setup man Aaron Heilman to tie it at 3 and spoil a strong outing by John Maine.
With two outs in the 12th, Reyes doubled off Tom Gordon (0-2) and Pagan grounded a sharp single to center for his third hit.
Cubs 7, Pirates 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Geovany Soto and Mike Fontenot hit two-run homers in Chicago's five-run sixth inning and the Cubs finished off a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh.
Soto had three extra-base hits, including two doubles, among his second career four-hit game, and Derrek Lee also drove in two runs despite not getting a hit as the Cubs won their sixth in a row over the Pirates dating to last season.
Jon Lieber (2-1) got the decision by pitching 4 1-3 scoreless relief innings after starter Rich Hill needed 72 pitches to get through three innings, allowing three runs and three hits and walking four. Lieber pitched 7 1-3 scoreless relief innings in the series.
Matt Morris (0-1) lasted seven innings but gave up 11 hits and seven runs, four earned.
Marlins 4, Nationals 3
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mark Hendrickson and Jorge Cantu helped the Marlins complete a three-game sweep that stretched the Nationals' losing streak to seven games.
Hendrickson pitched seven strong innings, and Cantu produced three hits and two RBIs. Hendrickson (2-1) gave up one run and three hits, striking out two, while matching his longest outing since June 2006.
The Marlins, who finished last in the NL East last season, have won five of six games to improve to 6-3 atop the division. The Nationals are headed in the opposite direction, going from 3-0 to 3-7.
Giants 5, Cardinals 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Kevin Correia carried a shutout into the eighth inning in one of his best starts yet, leading San Francisco to its third straight victory.
Correia (1-1) allowed five hits in 7 2-3 innings, struck out four, walked two and also singled for the Giants, who are on a little roll after losing six of their first seven games.
Fred Lewis doubled, tripled and scored twice and Randy Winn added a sacrifice fly for San Francisco, which went 19 innings without allowing a run before Troy Glaus' ninth-inning RBI double off Brad Hennessey ended the Giants' shutout bid.
Adam Wainwright (1-1) allowed four runs and eight hits, struck out six and didn't walk a batter in seven solid innings. After Lewis led off the third inning with a triple to right, Wainwright settled down and retired the next 12 batters.
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