ATLANTA (AP) -Brandon Webb pitched his third straight shutout and stretched his scoreless streak to 42 innings, tossing a two-hitter to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Friday night.
Webb (13-8) became the first pitcher since Orel Hershiser in 1988 to go at least 40 innings without giving up a run and just the 21st pitcher in baseball history to reach that level of stinginess.
Webb, whose streak began nearly a month ago with the final inning of his July 20 start against the Chicago Cubs, was clinging to a 1-0 lead when Mark Reynolds gave Arizona some breathing room with a mammoth two-run homer off Lance Cormier (0-3) in the eighth.
Chris Young has his second two-homer game of the week. He went deep leading off the third against Cormier, then added his 24th homer of the season off Tyler Yates in the ninth.
Nineteen years ago, Hershiser was with the Dodgers when he set the record of 59 straight scoreless innings. Webb, last year's NL Cy Young winner, is now tied with Rube Foster for the 12th-longest streak in baseball history. Since 1940, only Don Drysdale (58), Bob Gibson (47) and Sal Maglie (45) have longer scoreless innings streaks.
Mets 6, Nationals 2
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tom Glavine picked up win No. 301 by allowing one run over seven innings to beat the franchise he's beaten more than any other.
Glavine (11-6) beat the former Montreal Expos for the 33rd time, including the sixth time since the team moved to the nation's capital in 2005. He is 4-1 with a 2.09 ERA in six starts at RFK Stadium.
Damion Easley and Moises Alou homered off Nationals starter Matt Chico (5-7), Jose Reyes stole his 61st and 62nd bases, and Mike DiFelice hit his first triple in three years as the first-place Mets made sure they wouldn't lose ground in the NL East.
Glavine allowed eight hits, struck out six and walked one to move into sole possession of 21st place on the all-time majors win list, ahead of Lefty Grove and Early Wynn. Glavine has 2,555 career strikeouts, tying him with Tim Keefe for 27th.
Cubs 2, Cardinals 1
CHICAGO (AP) - Jacque Jones hit a two-run homer and made an outstanding catch as Chicago ended St. Louis' five-game winning streak.
In the fifth inning, Jones helped keep the game scoreless when he ran full speed toward the center-field wall and made an over-the-shoulder grab on Brendan Ryan's long drive.
Albert Pujols' 26th home run put the Cardinals ahead in the sixth. In the bottom half, Ryan Theriot singled and Jones hit his fifth homer off Cardinals starter Braden Looper (10-10).
Rich Hill (7-7) earned his first win since July 16, allowing a run and three hits over seven innings.
Phillies 11, Pirates 8
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Aaron Rowand and Pat Burrell homered, J.D. Durbin won his fourth consecutive start and Philadelphia won for the fourth time in five games.
Jimmy Rollins had three hits and scored three runs, and Tadahito Iguchi reached base three times, had two RBIs and scored twice for the Phillies, who had 16 hits and remained in second place in the NL East.
Matt Kata, Ronny Paulino and Jose Bautista each homered run for the Pirates, who have lost four of five and have the worst record in the National League (50-70).
Tom Gorzelanny (11-7) gave up five runs and nine hits with two walks in five innings, striking out three.
Durbin (5-2), who has been with four organizations and was waived three times earlier this season, allowed three runs and four hits in six innings.
Giants 3, Marlins 0
MIAMI (AP) - Barry Zito allowed one hit in seven innings, and Rajai Davis hit his first career home run for San Francisco.
Cody Ross doubled in the fifth for the Marlins' lone hit before Alejandro De Aza singled to lead off the ninth. Zito (9-11) walked two and matched a season high with eight strikeouts, and the Giants' weary bullpen did the rest.
Brian Wilson pitched the eighth, and Brad Hennessey pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 12 chances to complete the two-hitter.
Scott Olsen (9-10) allowed three runs - two earned - in seven innings. NL batting leader Hanley Ramirez went 0-for-3 with a walk, ending his career-best hitting streak at 13 games.
Reds 8, Brewers 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Bronson Arroyo and Cincinnati knocked slumping and error-prone Milwaukee out of first place in the NL Central.
The Brewers (62-60) lost their season-high fifth straight at home, falling a half-game behind Chicago.
Milwaukee has lost 14 of its last 19 contests and 11 of 15 in August. It's the first time the Brewers have been in second since Aug. 2 - they regained the top spot a day later.
Arroyo (6-13) gave up nine hits in 7 1-3 innings, including three solo home runs - two by J.J. Hardy and one by Gabe Gross. He struck out seven and also doubled and scored a run.
Adam Dunn added a two-run homer in the top of the ninth, his 33rd.
Jeff Suppan (8-10), the Brewers' $42-million free agent acquisition, is 0-3 in 10 starts since an 11-6 win over Kansas City on June 22. He gave up four runs - three earned - and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Astros 3, Padres 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Lance Berkman hit two home runs and Woody Williams pitched seven strong innings for Houston.
Berkman put the Astros ahead 3-1 in the eighth with a towering two-run homer to center field off Heath Bell (5-4). The home run, his 23rd, went an estimated 419 feet. It was Berkman's first mulithomer game of the season.
Berkman also hit a two-out solo homer off starter Jake Peavy to give the Astros a 1-0 lead in the third inning.
Peavy was locked in a pitching duel with his former teammate, Williams before he was lifted for a pinch-hitter. Peavy allowed one run and four hits in seven innings as his four-game winning streak was halted.
But he was matched by Williams (7-12), who also allowed one run in seven innings. Williams, who will turn 41 on Sunday, gave up six hits with four strikeouts and a walk.
Dodgers 6, Rockies 4
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eric Stults allowed two hits and struck out nine over seven innings after getting recalled from Triple-A, and Los Angeles won their third straight after losing 13 of 16.
Stults (1-1) allowed two runs in his fourth major league start and retired his final 13 batters after giving up a two-out RBI single by Troy Tulowitzki in the third. Colorado's other run came on a groundout by Jamey Carroll.
Garrett Atkins hit his 18th homer for Colorado with a man on in the ninth against Scott Proctor. But Takashi Saito got the final two outs for his 32nd save in 35 attempts.
Josh Fogg (7-8) was charged with six runs and eight hits in 6 2-3 innings. Six of the hits came in the fourth, when the Dodgers scored five runs. He is 0-4 with a 5.91 ERA in his last six starts against Los Angeles.
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