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Padres overcome Cardinals in 13 innings

Padres overcome Cardinals in 13 innings

Jerry Hairston Jr. homered with two outs in the 13th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League on Wednesday.
Hairston homered to left-center on the first pitch from Mitchell Boggs (0-2), the Cardinals' seventh pitcher, to end the game. It was his second straight game-winning homer, as his solo shot on Tuesday was enough for the Padres to beat the Cards 1-0.
San Diego reliever Edward Mujica (2-0) pitched two perfect innings for the win.
The Cardinals got consecutive singles by Colby Rasmus and Yadier Molina opening the 11th, but a double play snuffed chances for a run.
Mets 5, Phillies 0
NEW YORK (AP) _ Hisanori Takahashi pitched six scoreless innings as New York shut out Philadelphia for the second straight game.
Takahashi (4-1) did not walk a batter and struck out six, while Phillies starter Joe Blanton (1-3) gave up five runs and walked four.
Jose Reyes homered and drove in two runs in his fourth straight multihit game, while Rod Barajas had a two-run double and a sacrifice fly for the Mets.
Luis Castillo had two of New York's four stolen bases in their fourth straight win.
Dodgers 8, Cubs 5
In Chicago, Chad Billingsley won his fourth consecutive start to lead Los Angeles over Chicago.
Billingsley (6-2) got the win despite conceding a season-worst 10 hits.
James Loney had three hits and was a home run short of the cycle, while Casey Blake homered and drove in two runs for the Dodgers.
The game was delayed for 18 minutes in top of the fourth inning after a nearby fire caused the lights to go out at Wrigley Field.
Chicago starter Tom Gorzelanny (2-5) gave up a season-worst seven runs in five-plus innings.
Braves 7, Marlins 3
In Miami, Troy Glaus drove in two of Atlanta's six runs in the seventh inning as the Braves downed Florida.
Atlanta sent 11 men to the plate in the seventh.
Braves starter Tommy Hanson (4-3) picked up the win, allowing two runs over six innings.
Marlins reliever Burke Badenhop (0-5) took the loss.
Nationals 7, Giants 3
In San Francisco, Tim Lincecum lost for the first time this season, lasting only 4 2-3 innings and allowing a season-high six runs in Washington's win over San Francisco.
Lincecum (5-1), who has only one win in his past six starts, allowed six hits, walked five and hit a batter. It was his shortest outing of the season and the most earned runs he has allowed in a game since 2008.
Ian Desmond drove in a season-high three runs, and Josh Willingham added two hits and two RBIs for the Nationals.
Washington starter Luis Atilano (4-1) pitched 5 1-3 innings for the win and didn't walk anyone for the first time this season.
Reds 4, Pirates 0
In Cincinnati, Bronson Arroyo pitched into the eighth inning for his fifth straight win, guiding Cincinnati past Pittsburgh.
Arroyo (5-2) allowed no extra-base hits in 7 2-3 innings. Reliever Daniel Ray Herrera pitched out of a bases-loaded threat in the eighth.
Orlando Cabrera drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly and a single for the Reds, while Miguel Cairo had a solo homer off Pirates starter Ross Ohlendorf (0-3), who was in trouble most of his six innings, giving up eight hits and walking five.
Rockies 7, Diamondbacks 3
In Denver, Ubaldo Jimenez threw eight shutout innings to earn his major league-leading ninth victory, helping Colorado defeat Arizona.
Jimenez (9-1) continued his dominant start to the season, extending his current scoreless streak to 16 1-3 innings and dropping his ERA to 0.88.
Seth Smith homered twice, Carlos Gonzalez also went long and Miguel Olivo had three hits for the Rockies, who have won a season-best four straight.
Mark Reynolds hit his 12th home run orf the season for the Diamondbacks, who have lost three in a row.
Arizona starter Rodrigo Lopez (2-3) gave up four runs and walked four.
Astros 5, Brewers 0
In Milwaukee, Roy Oswalt threw eight dominant innings in his first start since requesting a trade as Houston downed Milwaukee.
Oswalt (3-6) walked only one and struck out nine of his final 16 batters.
The Astros gave Oswalt his most run support this season by scoring four runs off Milwaukee starter Chris Narveson (4-2).