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Jimenez's no hitter dominates Braves in 4-0 win

New York Mets beats the St. Louis Cardinals in the longest game in the majors in two years

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum works against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Ca...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum works against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Ca...

Ubaldo Jimenez pitched the first no-hitter in the Colorado Rockies' 18-year history and the majors' first this season, dominating the Atlanta Braves in a 4-0 victory Saturday night.
Jimenez walked six - all in the first five innings. He was helped by Dexter Fowler's diving catch on Troy Glaus' drive to left-center field in the seventh inning. It's baseball's first no-hitter since White Sox ace Mark Buehrle threw a perfect game in a 5-0 victory over Tampa Bay on July 23, 2009.
The San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays are the remaining teams without a no-hitter.
Jimenez was at his best in the final innings, reaching the high 90s mph with his fastball through the last batter. The 26-year-old right-hander struck out seven and had an RBI single in the fourth inning.
Braves starter Kenshin Kawakami took the loss.
Mets 2, Cardinals 1, 20 innings At St. Louis, Jose Reyes hit a sacrifice fly in the 20th as the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the longest game in the majors in two years.
Jeff Francoeur also had a sacrifice fly for New York in the 19th inning, ending a scoreless tie, but Yadier Molina singled in Albert Pujols with two out in the bottom half.
Francisco Rodriguez got the win despite blowing the save in the 19th and Mike Pelfrey finished for his first career save in a game that included 19 pitchers and lasted 6 hours, 53 minutes. St. Louis left the bases loaded in the 10th, 12th and 14th and stranded 22 runners, including 14 in extra innings. It was the longest game in the majors since Colorado beat San Diego 2-1 in 22 innings on April 17, 2008.
Utilityman Joe Mather became the first position player to lose a game since shortstop Josh Wilson for San Diego in a 9-6 setback in 18 innings against Arizona last June 7, according to STATS LLC.
Astros 4, Cubs 3 At Chicago, Roy Oswalt allowed five hits over seven scoreless innings for his first win and J.R. Towles homered as the Houston Astros hung on for an away win. The Cubs scored three in the eighth and had the tying run on in the ninth after shortstop Tommy Manzella booted Ryan Theriot's two-out grounder. Theriot went to second on a wild pitch by Matt Lindstrom, but Kosuke Fukudome struck out, giving the Astros their second win in three games after an 0-8 start.
Chicago's Tom Gorzelanny gave up two runs in the second and left after being hit in the left arm by Pedro Feliz's line drive in the third.
Oswalt took sole possession of second place on the Astros' career wins list with his 138th victory and moved ahead of Larry Dierker.
Nationals 8, Brewers 0 At Washington, Livan Hernandez pitched his first shutout in nearly six years, allowing only four hits in Washington's win.
Hernandez didn't allow a hit after pitcher Randy Wolf's single in the fifth. He struck out three and walked two in his eighth career shutout - his first since July 30, 2004, while with Montreal. It was the second straight outstanding start for Hernandez, who threw 112 pitches.
Washington (6-5) won its third straight and owns a winning record for the first time since April 4, 2008.
Giants 9, Dodgers 0 At Los Angeles, Tim Lincecum scattered four hits over six innings and had three hits and three RBIs, leading San Francisco to victory.
Lincecum struck out seven and walked two. The two-time Cy Young winner has allowed just two runs over 20 innings in his first three starts. But it was at the plate where he made the biggest impression.
Lincecum got all three of his RBIs against knuckleballer Charlie Haeger before the Dodgers got their first hit against the All-Star right-hander as the Giants built an early 5-0 lead. He had only three RBIs last season in 66 at-bats.
Marlins 5, Phillies 1 At Philadelphia, Ricky Nolasco took a four-hitter into the ninth and Ronny Paulino hit a three-run homer for Florida.
The Marlins scored all their runs off Jamie Moyer in the first inning. Nolasco didn't need any more support, shutting down the highest-scoring team in the majors on a chilly night. He was one out away from his second career shutout when Jayson Werth hit a solo homer.
Nolasco retired the first 11 batters before Chase Utley lined a single to center in the fourth. The right-hander gave up five hits, struck out four and walked three, needing 109 pitches to record his fourth career complete game.
Pirates 5, Reds 4 At Pittsburgh, Garrett Jones singled off the wall in right-center with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth as the hosts came from behind against closer Francisco Cordero to beat Cincinnati.
In other game: Padres 5, Diamondbacks 0