Major League Roundup: Braves struggling
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MILWAUKEE ó Ryan Braun singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh and the slumping Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a much-needed 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday that snapped their skid at five.
Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo (16-10) matched a career high with 12 strikeouts over seven innings.
Cardinals 6, Braves 3
ST. LOUIS ó Yadier Molina had three hits, including a three-run double, and the Cardinals moved back into the playoff picture by completing a three-game sweep of the slumping Braves.
Chipper Jones homered for Atlanta.
The Cardinals pulled within 41/2 games of NL wild card-leading Atlanta. They have 16 games left and open a three-game set in Pittsburgh today. Giants 8, Dodgers 1
SAN FRANCISCO ó Madison Bumgarner won his fourth straight start. Pablo Sandoval doubled home the go-ahead run in the fifth.
Nationals 8, Astros 2
WASHINGTON ó Stephen Strasburg allowed one run over three innings in his second start back from Tommy John surgery, and the Nationals hit three consecutive home runs.
Padres 7, Diamondbacks 6
PHOENIX ó Nick Hundley homered and the Padres snapped the Diamondbacksí franchise-record home winning streak at 15 games.
Rays 9, Red Sox 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ó James Shields came within two outs of his 12th complete game this season, B.J. Upton hit his first grand slam and the Tampa Bay Rays routed the fading Red Sox.
Yankees 6, Angels 5
ANAHEIM, Calif. ó Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson homered, New York scored two key runs when Peter Bourjos dropped a fly ball in the seventh.
Rangers 8, Athletics 1
ARLINGTON, Texas ó C.J. Wilson scattered five hits over eight shutout innings, Adrian Beltre homered twice to reach 301 for his career and Texas eliminated Oakland from playoff contention.
Tigers 2, Twins 1
DETROIT ó Doug Fister pitched seven scoreless innings and Jose Valverde set a Tigers team record with his 43rd save.
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