NEW YORK (AP) -Ryan Zimmerman homered and Tim Redding pitched two-hit ball for six innings, sending the Washington Nationals to a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.
Jesus Flores hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the seventh off Aaron Heilman, who was booed on and off the mound by the Shea Stadium crowd. Washington added three more runs in the inning, sticking Claudio Vargas with a tough-luck loss in his Mets debut.
Brian Schneider homered and drove in two runs against his former club, but New York (20-18) dropped to a disappointing 3-3 on its seven-game homestand against last-place teams.
Redding (5-3) allowed one run and struck out four, improving to 3-0 in three road starts this season. Carlos Beltran's RBI single off Jon Rauch cut it to 5-3 in the eighth, but Rauch retired Endy Chavez on an inning-ending flyout with runners at the corners.
Rauch worked a perfect ninth, earning his eighth save.
Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 3
PHOENIX (AP) - Micah Owings threw six shutout innings and Brandon Lyon earned his 10th straight save while Arizona continued its domination of the defending NL champions.
Orlando Hudson had a two-run double for the Diamondbacks, who have won seven of eight games against Colorado this season after being swept in the NL championship series last fall.
Lyon pitched out of trouble in the ninth for his 11th save in 13 chances. He gave up two-out singles to Todd Helton and Garrett Atkins before retiring Brad Hawpe on a pop to third base.
Owings (5-1) limited Colorado to five hits in six innings, with two walks and five strikeouts. He had a 4-0 lead but had to sweat out the victory when the bullpen faltered.
Jorge De La Rosa (1-2) gave up four runs and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings for Colorado.
Braves 8, Phillies 6
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tom Glavine pitched 5 2-3 effective innings to earn his first win for Atlanta since beating the Phillies on Sept. 19, 2002.
Chipper Jones, Yunel Escobar and Kelly Johnson each hit solo homers and Brian McCann drove in three runs to support Glavine (1-1), who spent the previous five seasons with the New York Mets after pitching his first 16 years in Atlanta.
He allowed four runs and four hits and took a one-hitter into the sixth.
Blaine Boyer got the last four outs for his first career save. He allowed an RBI single to Jimmy Rollins in the ninth, before retiring Shane Victorino on a fly ball to the warning track with the tying run on second base to end it.
Brett Myers (2-4) allowed eight runs and nine hits in 4 1-3 innings for Philadelphia.
Reds 7, Marlins 6, 10 innings
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds blew a six-run lead in the ninth inning, but Paul Janish singled home the tiebreaking run in only his second big-league at-bat in the 10th.
Renyel Pinto (1-2) walked two with two outs before Janish, who arrived from the minors earlier in the day, singled to right field to end it, raising his right fist in triumph. Jared Burton (2-1) pitched a perfect 10th for the win.
The Marlins arrived with a seven-game winning streak and the best record in the major leagues. By dropping the first three games of the series, they equaled their longest losing streak of the season.
Astros 6, Giants 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Miguel Tejada had three hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh, and Lance Berkman and Brad Ausmus homered for the Astros.
Berkman hit his 14th home run of the season, a two-run shot off San Francisco starter Pat Misch in the first, to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. It also tied Berkman with Philadelphia's Chase Utley for the major league lead in homers.
Hunter Pence added a pair of hits for the Astros, who have won 10 of their last 12.
Oscar Villarreal (1-3) pitched a third of an inning to get the win, while Jose Valverde worked the ninth for his 10th save in 13 tries.
Jack Taschner (2-1) took the loss for San Francisco.
Dodgers 6, Brewers 4
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Juan Pierre hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a three-run deficit to stop a season-high, five-game losing streak.
Los Angeles had been 0-18 when trailing after eight innings. Milwaukee and its beleagured bullpen have lost 10 games in which it led at some point.
Milwaukee was ahead 4-3 in the ninth when Guillermo Mota (1-2) entered. He walked Delwyn Young and allowed a single to Andre Ethier that put runners on the corners. Pierre drove a pitch deep to left-center to make it 5-4, stole third and scored on Andruw Jones' groundout.
Joe Beimel and Jonathan Broxton (2-1) combined on a perfect eighth for the Dodgers, and Takashi Saito threw a 1-2-3 ninth for his sixth save.
Cardinals 5, Pirates 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Todd Wellemeyer allowed two hits into the eighth inning for St. Louis, and Albert Pujols had two hits, reaching base for the 41st straight game to start the season.
Wellemeyer (4-1) allowed Luis Rivas' single with one out in the first, then gave up only three walks before Jose Bautista singled to start the eighth. That ended an outing that matched his career best since moving into the rotation last year.
Pujols singled twice, drew his major league-leading 12th intentional walk in the fourth after Ankiel's two-out double and had the first of consecutive sacrifice flies off Paul Maholm (2-4) in the sixth that put the Cardinals ahead 4-0. His streak of reaching base is the best in the majors to start the season since Derek Jeter's 53-game run in 1999 for the Yankees.
Maholm allowed four runs and 11 hits in six innings with three walks and six strikeouts.
Cubs 8, Padres 5
CHICAGO (AP) - Ted Lilly struck out 11 in six innings to win his third straight start, and Alfonso Soriano and Geovany Soto homered to lead the Cubs.
Backed by three RBIs apiece from Soriano and Soto, Lilly (4-4) allowed six hits and four runs in six innings. After striking out 10 against Arizona in his previous start, he fanned eight in the first four innings.
Jake Peavy (4-3) needed 87 pitches to make it through four innings. He gave up four runs and seven hits, struck out eight and walked two.
It was Peavy's shortest outing since going four innings against Arizona last Sept. 5.
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