NL roundup: Hamels pitches two-hitter against Giants
PHILADELPHIA ó Cole Hamels pitched a two-hitter, Ryan Howard drove in the only run with a fourth-inning double and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Tuesday night.
Rockies 8, Mets 3
DENVER ó Todd Helton homered and drove in four runs to help Colorado snap a five-game losing streak by beating New York.
Cardinals 7, Brewers 6
ST. LOUIS ó Matt Holliday’s three-run homer snapped a seventh-inning tie, lifting Joel Pineiro to his eighth straight win as St. Louis beat Milwaukee.
Albert Pujols added his major league-leading 42nd homer for the Cardinals, who are a major league-best 26-9 since acquiring Holliday in a July 24 trade with Oakland.
Cubs 4, Astros 1
CHICAGO ó Randy Wells became the first Cubs rookie in 11 years to reach 10 wins with another strong outing against Houston, and Milton Bradley homered in Chicago’s victory.
los Marmol pitched a scoreless ninth for his seventh save.
Reds 11, Pirates 5
CINCINNATIó Craig Tatum drove in four runs to double his previous career total and Justin Lehr overcame control problems as Cincinnati sent Pittsburgh to its sixth consecutive loss.