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Braves pummel Strasburg

| June 29, 2010 9:00 PM

By The Associated Press


The host Atlanta Braves scored four runs in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals' star rookie Stephen Strasburgh, and Tim Hudson threw seven scoreless innings in a 5-0 victory Monday night.

Strasburg (2-2) had no help from his offense in this one as he gave up six hits and four runs, including three earned, in 6 1/3 innings. The Nationals have scored one run in Strasburg's last three starts.

His previous high for runs allowed was two in his debut, a 5-2 win over Pittsburgh on June 8.

Cardinals 6, Diamondbacks 5: Visiting Arizon's defense collapsed in the ninth inning, with two throwing errors allowing three runs to score and St. Louis topped the Diamondbacks.

Closer Aaron Heilman threw wildly to third base trying to catch the lead runner on pinch-hitter Adam Wainwright's sacrifice bunt and one run scored on the play.

Pirates 2, Cubs 1: Paul Maholm pitched a season-high eight innings, Jose Tabata hit a go-ahead double in the ninth and visiting Pittsburgh ended a 17-game road losing streak by beating Chicago.

The last time the Pirates won on the road was May 25 in a 2-1 victory at Cincinnati. It was their third win in 21 games overall.

Reds 7, Phillies 3: Scott Rolen hit his 300th career homer, and Johnny Cueto shut down the team that gave him an historic loss the last time they faced, leading host Cincinnati over Philadelphia.

The Reds won for the sixth time in seven games, keeping them atop the NL Central. It's the latest they have been in first place since 1999.

Marlins 10, Mets 3: At San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cody Ross homered and had three hits, Ricky Nolasco pitched seven solid innings and Florida beat New York.

Chris Coghlan and Mike Stanton also homered for the Marlins, who handed knuckleballer R.A. Dickey his first loss in eight major league starts this season.

Astros 9, Brewers 5: Pedro Feliz's RBI double gave Houston the lead in the seventh inning, capping a comeback from an early deficit and helping visiting Astros beat Milwaukee.

Houston trailed by four runs after two innings but got three to tie the game in the sixth, then added a pair in the seventh on Feliz's double and an RBI single by Jason Bourgeois.

Rockies 10, Padres 6: Ubaldo Jimenez held San Diego hitless into the sixth inning and Miguel Olivo, Carlos Gonzalez and Ryan Spilborghs each hit a two-run homer in visiting Colorado's win over the Padres.

Dodgers 4, Giants 2: Casey Blake hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, Manny Ramirez had an RBI double among his three hits and visiting Los Angeles Dodgers beat San Francisco.


Tigers 7, Twins 5: At Minneapolis, reliever Joel Zumaya's painful right arm injury marred Detroit's move into first place, after the Tigers used four first-inning runs against Francisco Liriano to beat Minnesota.

Brennan Boesch and Miguel Cabrera hit two-run doubles in the first off Liriano, who surrendered a season-high six runs in six-plus innings while the Tigers passed the Twins for a half-game lead in the AL Central.

Indians 2, Blue Jays 1: Jake Westbrook pitched six solid innings and Jayson Nix's suicide squeeze bunt in the sixth scored the go-ahead run, leading host Cleveland past Toronto.

The Indians, who broke a seven-game losing streak Sunday, won consecutive games for the first time since winning four straight June 9-12. The Blue Jays have lost six of eight.

Royals 3, White Sox 1: Anthony Lerew threw six solid innings for his first major league victory, and Billy Butler drove in two runs and host Kansas City Royals defeated Chicago.

The White Sox lost their second straight after an 11-game winning streak ended Sunday. It was just their third defeat in 18 games.

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