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|Friday, 24 August 2007 17:07|
Milton Bradley hit a pair of three-run homers and Adrian Gonzalez connected twice for the Padres, who moved three games ahead of the Phillies in the NL wild-card race. Josh Bard had five of the Padres' season-high 22 hits.
San Diego entered three games behind Arizona in the West, while Philadelphia fell six behind the New York Mets in the East.
Maddux (10-9) allowed three runs and seven hits, outpitching Jamie Moyer in a matchup of 40-something hurlers with a combined 570 wins.
Cy Young had 19 straight seasons with double-digit wins from 1891-1909. Maddux is tied with Nolan Ryan for second behind Don Sutton for most seasons with 10 wins. Sutton had 21.
Moyer (11-10) gave up eight runs - six earned - and 10 hits in 4 2-3 innings.
Mets 5, Dodgers 2
NEW YORK (AP) - Oliver Perez outpitched Los Angeles Dodgers ace Brad Penny, and New York got a dazzling all-around performance from David Wright.
Wright homered, drove in two runs and made a pair of outstanding defensive plays at third base.
Perez (12-8) tossed seven shutout innings, allowing three hits and overcoming five walks. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first, struck out six and threw 119 pitches to win his second consecutive start.
That was enough to beat Penny (14-4), who lasted six innings against a familiar nemesis. The big right-hander fell to 5-11 against the Mets in his career, and 1-9 in 11 starts at Shea Stadium.
Reds 5, Marlins 3
CINCINNATI (AP) - Aaron Harang won for the third time in four August starts and Cincinnati tied a season high with its fourth straight victory.
Brandon Phillips had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two for Cincinnati
Harang (13-3) allowed eight hits and three runs with one walk and five strikeouts in seven innings to improve to 8-1 in his last 17 starts, dating back to May 25.
David Weathers pitched the ninth for his 28th save in 33 opportunities.
Dontrelle Willis (8-13), who had nine consecutive losing decisions before beating Arizona 14-5 on Aug. 14, allowed eight hits and five runs with no walks and three strikeouts in 7 2-3 innings.