Major Leagues: National League Roundup
ATLANTA ó Jair Jurrjens outpitched Johnny Cueto, Martin Prado hit a two-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati 2-1 on Sunday night, putting an end to the Reds’ damaging road trip.
Prado also helped on defense by throwing out Paul Janish at the plate in the eighth inning to protect the lead. Janish tried to score from second base on Brandon Phillips’ single to left field.
Prado’s throw got to the plate first, but Janish appeared to slide home safely as catcher David Ross applied a high tag. Janish and manager Dusty Baker argued the call with home plate umpire Dan Iassogna.
The Reds lost two of three to the Braves to complete a 2-8 road trip.
Mets 9, Phillies 1
NEW YORK ó Jose Reyes tripled twice for the third time this season and a refreshed Josh Thole had three hits and three RBIs as the New York Mets enjoyed a rare offensive outburst in a 9-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Brewers 6, Giants 0
MILWAUKEE ó Yovani Gallardo allowed four hits in eight innings to win his fifth straight start, and Milwaukee topped San Francisco to wrap up an 8-1 homestand.
Padres 5, Nationals 4
WASHINGTON ó Ryan Ludwick had three hits and two RBIs, including a go-ahead infield single in the ninth inning, Brad Hawpe had two hits and two RBIs, and San Diego beat Washington.
Diamondbacks 4, Astros 2
HOUSTON ó Xavier Nady hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, helping Arizona rally for a victory and a series sweep of Houston.
Cardinals 4, Rockies 3
DENVER ó Kyle Lohse pitched six solid innings to match a major league high with his seventh win and Jon Jay hit a two-run homer, helping St. Louis hold off Colorado.
Dodgers 8, Marlins 0
LOS ANGELES ó Clayton Kershaw pitched a two-hitter for his second shutout and complete game in the majors, Rafael Furcal hit his first home run of the season and drove in three runs, and Los Angeles routed Florida.
Cubs 3, Pirates 2
CHICAGO ó Aramis Ramirez ended a long home run drought, Ryan Dempster threw six solid innings and Chicago beat Pittsburgh in a game delayed by rain at the start.