Major Leagues: National League roundup
The NL Roundup …
ATLANTA ó Willie Harris, a part-time starter for Atlanta last season, had three hits, two RBIs, a stolen base and scored three runs in the Nationals’ win over the Braves.
Harris made a diving catch of a line drive by Gregor Blanco in center field to end the game and has five hits in the first two games of the series.
Harris and Christian Guzman drove in runs with triples. Guzman was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
Ryan Langerhans, another former Braves outfielder, was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored, giving him four hits in the first two games.
Washington ended a six-game road losing streak with only its second win in its last 12 road games.
John Lannan (6-9) gave up one run on seven hits in six innings to earn his second straight win and continue his trend of pitching well on the road.
Marlins 9, Phillies 5
MIAMI ó Rookie catcher John Baker drove in four runs Saturday and hit one of three homers for the Florida Marlins, who tightened the race in the NL East by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5.
Dan Uggla added a two-run homer, his 24th, and Jeremy Hermida hit his 11th. The Marlins lead the majors with 138 home runs.
Pat Burrell hit two solo homers for Philadelphia, giving him 25 this year.
Brewers 8, Giants 5
SAN FRANCISCO ó Rickie Weeks hit a two-run double to cap a four-run sixth inning, Prince Fielder homered and the Brewers remained unbeaten against the Giants.
Fielder added his 20th home run of the year off San Francisco reliever Osiris Matos (0-2) in the seventh, a towering shot that easily cleared the stands in right field and landed in the waters of McCovey Cove. It marked the 15th consecutive game in which the Brewers have homered, tying the third-longest streak in franchise history.
Cardinals 6, Padres 5
ST. LOUIS ó Albert Pujols had three hits and four RBIs, helping the Cardinals rally from five runs down to beat San Diego for their fourth straight win.
Todd Wellemeyer (8-4) allowed one hit in his last 4 1-3 innings after surrendering five runs on four hits in the first two frames and Ryan Franklin worked the last two innings for his 14th save in 18 chances.
Astros 4, Cubs 1
HOUSTON ó Wandy Rodriguez struck out seven, and the Houston Astros again stifled the Cubs’ offense.
Rodriguez (5-3) allowed nine hits, including a solo homer by Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano, but Chicago stranded seven runners and dropped its third straight game. Zambrano (10-4) hit his 14th career homer in the seventh inning, a Cubs record for a pitcher.
Reds 7, Mets 2
CINCINNATI ó Right-hander Josh Fogg extended his midseason resurgence by getting New York to hit into three double plays, and Joey Votto drove in three runs, leading Cincinnati over the Mets.
After winning 10 in a row and moving into a first-place tie with Philadelphia in the NL East, the Mets have dropped two in a row.
Fogg (2-2) escaped serious damage by inducing three double plays in his six innings.
Rockies 7, Pirates 1
DENVER ó Scott Podsednik had three doubles among his four hits and two runs scored, and Jorge De La Rosa pitched six gritty innings to give Colorado a win.
Freddy Sanchez had three hits for the Pirates, who have dropped four straight and five of their last six.
De La Rosa (4-5) got through a rough first inning to strike out seven. He have up a run in the first and faced seven batters but settled down, scattering four hits over his last five innings of work.
Diamondbacks 3, Dodgers 2
PHOENIX ó Dan Haren threw seven scoreless innings and Conor Jackson homered as Arizona beat Los Angeles.
Chad Tracy and Stephen Drew also drove in runs for the Diamondbacks, who snapped a brief two-game losing skid and moved one game in front of the Dodgers in the NL West.
Jeff Kent homered to lead off the ninth for Los Angeles, which has lost four of its last six overall and 12 of its last 18 against Arizona.