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Cardinals beat Phillies and errant Lee

Cardinals beat Phillies and errant Lee

The St. Louis Cardinals marked the return of manager Tony La Russa from illness, beating the Philadelphia Phillies and an errant Cliff Lee 3-1 in the National League on Monday.
Lee (2-4) issued a career-worst six walks and is now winless in six starts. He departed after a marathon 122 pitches in 6 1-3 innings.
The Phillies got only three runners into scoring position against Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook (3-3), who allowed just one run in seven innings.
Fernando Salas worked the ninth for his fourth save in four chances.
The 66-year-old La Russa was back on the job after missing a six-game trip while getting treated for shingles.
Marlins 2, Mets 1, 11 innings
In New York, Florida pitcher Burke Badenhop got just his second career hit to drive in the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning, as Florida edged New York.
Badenhop (1-0) came to bat after escaping a two-on, two-out jam when he was pitching in the bottom of the tenth. With runners on first and second, Badenhop lined a single up the middle off Ryota Igarashi (2-1) for his first hit since 2008, and his second career RBI.
Leo Nunez pitched the bottom half of the 11th for his 15th save, despite allowing a two-out triple to pitcher Jonathon Niese _ pinch-hitting because the Mets were out of position players.
Mike Stanton hit a tying homer in the seventh and Omar Infate had three hits for Florida.
Rockies 7, Giants 4
In Denver, Carlos Gonzalez capped a five-run sixth-inning with a three-run homer to power Colorado over San Francisco.
Seth Smith also homered off the uncharacteristically wild Giants starter Tim Lincecum (3-4), who set up the Rockies' big inning with a throwing error on a potential double-play that led to four unearned runs.
Lincecum allowed seven runs and walked six in 5 2-3 innings.
The Rockies turned four double plays.
Clay Mortensen (1-0) pitched six solid innings for his first win in a Rockies uniform and Huston Street closed out the ninth inning for his 13th save in 14 tries.
Reds 7, Cubs 4
In Cincinnati, Jonny Gomes hit his first homer in nearly a month, completing Cincinnati's seven-run rally that defeated Chicago.
The big inning ended the night for Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano (4-2), who had won his previous 10 starts on the road, matching the second-longest such streak in Cubs history. He held the Reds scoreless for six innings, then fell apart.
The Reds sent 12 batters to the plate, matching their biggest inning this season. Scott Rolen's fly was misfielded and turned into a double that tied the game 4-4. Marcos Mateo let in a run with a wild pitch that nearly hit Gomes, who then hit a two-run shot.
Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey (3-0) gave up four runs in six innings.
Braves 3, Astros 2
In Atlanta, Eric Hinske had three hits, including a tie-breaking single in the seventh, as Atlanta used a makeshift lineup to beat Houston.
Missing third baseman Chipper Jones and right fielder Jason Heyward, the Braves profited from their replacements: Hinske and Joe Mather, who had a two-run single in the sixth.
Fernando Abad (1-4) walked Nate McLouth and Dan Uggla in the seventh, then Hinske's single drove in McLouth for a 3-2 lead.
Atlanta starter Tommy Hanson (5-3) gave up one earned run in seven innings, striking out 10, one shy of his career high, with only one walk. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 11th save.
Brewers 2, Dodgers 1
In Los Angeles, Shaun Marcum outpitched Jon Garland to win his fifth straight decision and guide Milwaukee to a tight win over Los Angeles.
Marcum (5-1) allowed one run over seven innings. Since losing on his Brewers debut, he has been unbeaten in eight starts, with a 2.08 ERA.
Garland (1-3) went six innings, allowing seven hits and four walks.
Rickie Weeks singled home the go-ahead run for Milwaukee. Prince Fielder drove in their other run with a third-inning single.
Nationals 4, Pirates 2
In Washington, the hosts extended Pittsburgh's losing skid to a season-worst seven games.
Danny Espinosa broke out of a slump with a two-run homer in the seventh inning, driving the first pitch thrown by reliever Jose Ascanio into the bullpen, scoring Mike Morse, who had singled off hard-luck Pirates starter Paul Maholm (1-6). Espinosa's 22 RBIs leads all rookies.
Jerry Hairston also homered for the Nationals, who won despite having just six hits.
Washington's Cole Kimball (1-0) earned his first major league win in relief. Drew Storen pitched the ninth for his ninth save in as many chances.
Padres 8, Diamondbacks 4
In Phoenix, Ryan Ludwick homered and drove in three runs to help San Diego defeat Arizona.
Cameron Maybin and Jason Bartlett had two RBIs apiece as the Padres roughed up Armando Galarraga (3-4) for five runs in the first two innings, giving their starter Clayton Richard (2-4) plenty of cushion to earn his first win in six weeks.
Chase Headley had three hits and drove in a run for San Diego, and Mike Adams got the final five outs for his first save.


Updated : 2021-05-16 19:18 GMT+08:00