NL: Renteria’s grand slam rocks Colorado

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 31, 2009

Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO ó Edgar Renteria hit a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants pulled even in the NL wild-card race with Colorado, beating the Rockies 9-5 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
The Giants moved into a second-place tie in the NL West with Colorado.
Phillies 3, Braves 2
PHILADELPHIA ó Carlos Ruiz hit a two-run, go-ahead double in the seventh and Joe Blanton pitched seven strong innings. Martin Prado homered for the Braves.
Brewers 4, Pirates 1
MILWAUKEE ó Shortstop Craig Counsell helped Milwaukee turn a season-high four double plays and drove in two runs.
Cardinals 2, Nationals 1ST. LOUIS ó Adam Wainwright earned his major league-leading 16th victory and Albert Pujols had the go-ahead hit in the sixth inning, helping the St. Louis Cardinals complete a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals.
Dodgers 3, Reds 2, 12 innings
CINCINNATI ó Matt Kemp homered for Los Angeles’ first run, then hit a sac fly in the 12th inning that lifted the Dodgers over the Reds.
Mets 4, Cubs 1
CHICAGO ó Nelson Figueroa struck out a career-high 10 and had an RBI single to lead the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs.
Diamondbacks 4, Astros 3PHOENIXó Reliever Chad Qualls dislocated his left kneecap when he was hit by Jason Michaels’ line drive for the final out, and the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Houston Astros to complete a three-game sweep.
With a runner on first, Qualls was struck. Shortstop Stephen Drew picked up the ball and threw Michaels out.
Marlins 6, Padres 4MIAMI ó John Baker and Cody Ross each drove in two runs, and Sean West gave up one earned run in six innings.

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