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Utley, Burrell, Iguchi homer to lead Phillies past Mets 9-2

Utley, Burrell, Iguchi homer to lead Phillies past Mets 9-2

Chase Utley had three hits, including a solo homer, in his first game since having hand surgery one month ago and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 9-2 in the National League on Monday.
J.D. Durbin had a career-high six strikeouts in 6 1-3 innings, Pat Burrell and pinch-hitter Tadahito Iguchi hit two-run homers and Jayson Werth was 4-for-4 for the Phillies.
Durbin (6-3) allowed two runs and six hits.
Mets starter Brian Lawrence (1-2) gave up five runs and 10 hits in 4 2-3 innings. He has a 6.31 ERA in five starts.
Werth gave the Phillies a 1-0 lead in the second with an RBI double. He has nine straight hits over two games. The NL record for consecutive hits is 10, accomplished by 10 different players.
Padres 3, Diamondbacks 1
At San Diego, Geoff Blum hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and ace Jake Peavy was brilliant again with 11 strikeouts, leading San Diego past Arizona and trimming the Diamondbacks' lead in the National League West to two games over the Padres.
Milton Bradley also homered for San Diego, which is trying to win its third straight division title. The Padres retained a three-game lead in the wild-card race over Philadelphia, which beat the New York Mets 9-2.
Peavy (15-5) tied his career high in victories. He struck out 11 for the third straight start and reached double digits for the eighth time this year, pushing his NL lead to 197.
Braves 13, Marlins 2
At Miami, Brian McCann hit his second grand slam in a week and Atlanta rebounded from a tough weekend in St. Louis to rout slumping Florida.
The Braves won for the second time in seven games, after losing two of three over the weekend to the Cardinals. The Marlins lost for the 12th time in their last 13.
Matt Diaz hit a solo homer, doubled twice, singled and scored three runs. Chipper Jones had three hits and scored three runs, and Kelly Johnson hit a solo homer.
Scott Olsen (9-12) lasted just four innings for the Marlins. He gave up 10 runs, six earned, and 11 hits. Olsen fell to 1-5 in seven starts since he was arrested July 21 for driving under the influence and resisting an officer.
Lance Cormier (1-4) pitched seven innings for the Braves, allowing two runs and six hits.
Giants 4, Rockies 1
At San Francisco, Rich Aurilia singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning for the second straight day and San Francisco downed Colorado for its fifth straight win.
Kevin Frandsen added a two-run double to give the Giants their 10th win in 12 games.
Brad Hawpe hit a home run for the Rockies, who had their three-game winning streak stopped.
Brian Wilson (1-0) pitched the eighth for the win and Brad Hennessey pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 17 chances, including the last 12 in a row.
Jorge Julio (0-5) gave up five hits and retired just one batter.
Matt Holliday extended his hitting streak to a career-high 17 games with his first-inning single.
Dodgers 5, Nationals 4
At Los Angeles, Derek Lowe won despite giving up three homers, Ramon Martinez hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly and Los Angeles gained ground in the NL West.
Los Angeles closed within 5 1/2 games of division-leading Arizona and remained 3 1/2 games back of San Diego in the wild-card race.
The Dodgers trailed 4-2 before they scored three runs in the sixth inning, capped off by Martinez's sacrifice fly.
Lowe (11-11) gave up three homers in a game for the first time in more than two years. The right-hander allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings, struck out five and walked one for his third consecutive win.
Takashi Saito pitched the ninth for his 35th save in 38 chances.
Mike Bacsik (5-8) allowed three consecutive singles to open the sixth, with all three runners scoring. The left-hander gave up five runs and nine hits in five-plus innings.
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Updated : 2021-07-29 16:10 GMT+08:00