Major Leagues: National League Roundup
The National League Roundup …SAN DIEGO ó Pinch-hitter Tony Clark connected for a go-ahead, three-run homer off Billy Wagner with two outs in the eighth inning to give San Diego a four-game sweep of New York.
Wagner (0-1) relieved Duaner Sanchez with two outs and runners on first and second. The left-hander gave up an RBI single to Jody Gerut that cut New York’s lead to 6-5. Clark then hit a full-count fastball over the center-field wall to extend the Padres’ season-high winning streak to five games.
The pinch-hit homer was the 11th of Clark’s career and the first of the season for San Diego. It also deprived a shaky Pedro Martinez of his second win since he returned from the disabled list Tuesday.
The staggering Mets (30-32) finished a 2-5 trip to California. New York, a World Series favorite before the season, is fourth in the NL East, 71/2 games behind first-place Philadelphia.
Marlins 9, Reds 2
MIAMI ó Hanley Ramirez homered twice and Ryan Tucker pitched five effective innings to win his major league debut, leading Florida past Cincinnati.
Ken Griffey Jr. remained one home run shy of becoming the sixth player to reach 600.
Cardinals 5, Astros 4
HOUSTON ó Brendan Ryan hit a two-run single in the seventh inning to cap a St. Louis comeback fueled by two Houston errors.
Pirates 6, D’backs 4
PITTSBURGH ó Jason Bay’s two-run double completed Pittsburgh’s five-run fourth inning and the Pirates shook off Mark Reynolds’ two home runs to beat Arizona.
Giants 6, Nationals 3
WASHINGTON ó Barry Zito earned his second win of the season and Ray Durham finished with four hits, leading San Francisco past Washington.
Zito (2-9) allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings.
Cubs 3, Dodgers 1
LOS ANGELES ó Jason Marquis took a two-hitter into the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs extended Brad Penny’s winless streak to seven starts with a 3-1 victory Sunday night, salvaging a split of the four-game series.
Brewers 3, Rockies 2
DENVER ó Jeff Suppan and three relievers limited Colorado to six hits as Milwaukee snapped a six-game slide at Coors Field.