Major Leagues: National League Roundup
PHILADELPHIA ó Cole Hamels had an impressive outing and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 7-4 Tuesday night, denying Greg Maddux his 350th career victory.
Hamels (3-3) allowed five hits, two runs and struck out six in 71/3 innings. Tom Gordon worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and the Phillies scored four insurance runs in the bottom half.
Maddux (2-2) gave up three runs and eight hits in 61/3 innings. The four-time Cy Young award winner was trying for the third start to become the ninth pitcher in big league history to reach 350 wins.
Brewers 10, Cubs 7
CHICAGO ó Mike Cameron made an immediate impact with Milwaukee, once he had the chance.
Cameron had three hits, including a two-run single in the seventh that broke open the game, and the Brewers beat Chicago to overcome a shaky outing by Ben Sheets.
Cameron sparked a slumping offense a much-needed spark after serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive twice for a banned stimulant while with San Diego. The Brewers had a season-high 17 hits.
Sheets (4-0) issued a career-high seven walks while striking out two over five innings. He allowed four runs and three hits.
Nationals 6, Braves 3
WASHINGTON ó Slumping Ryan Zimmerman spent some time working with Barry Larkin before the game, and then had a season-high three hits, including a homer and tiebreaking two-run double, to lead Washington past Atlanta.
Washington won for the fourth time in five games. The Braves, whose highlight was Chipper Jones’ eighth homer, have lost three straight games.
Dodgers 7, Marlins 6
MIAMI ó Jeff Kent’s two-out single drove in Andre Ethier to break a ninth-inning tie and help Los Angeles win its fourth straight game.
Ethier had walked with one out against Kevin Gregg (3-1) and took second on a groundout.
Cardinals 7, Reds 2
ST. LOUISó Joel Pineiro pitched seven innings of one-hit ball and St. Louis jumped on rookie Johnny Cueto for seven runs in the first two innings.
Troy Glaus and Rick Ankiel combined for four hits and five RBIs their first two at-bats for the Cardinals.
Mets 5, Pirates 4, 11 innings
NEW YORK ó David Wright hit a single over a pulled in outfield with the bases loaded in the 11th inning, giving New York the win over Pittsburgh after the Mets’ bullpen wasted a two-hit performance by Johan Santana.
Astros 6, Diamondbacks 4
PHOENIX ó Geoff Blum doubled in three runs and the Houston Astros handed the Arizona Diamondbacks only their third home loss in 13 games his season.
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