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Kemp, Martin homer to power Dodgers past Zambrano, Cubs 7-3

Kemp, Martin homer to power Dodgers past Zambrano, Cubs 7-3

Matt Kemp capped a five-run seventh inning with a three-run homer, Russell Martin also went deep and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Carlos Zambrano and the Chicago Cubs 7-3 on Saturday.
Martin finished with three RBIs as the Dodgers sent Zambrano to his first loss in 11 starts. Derek Lowe (4-5) allowed three runs and six hits through seven innings, striking out four and walking two.
Lowe pitched no-hit ball through the first four innings in a rematch of his head-to-head duel with Zambrano on May 28 at Wrigley Field, when he tossed seven scoreless innings and Zambrano held the Dodgers to one run over eight. Neither got a decision in the Cubs' 2-1 victory.
Zambrano (8-2) gave up seven runs and a career-worst 13 hits over 6 2-3 innings. The right-hander pitched with runners on base in every inning except the fifth. It was the third time Zambrano has allowed 13 hits in a game and first since Aug. 14 against Cincinnati.
Phillies 6, Braves 2
ATLANTA (AP) _ Chase Utley's eighth-inning triple drove in Shane Victorino with the go-ahead run and Philadelphia hit three home runs to beat Atlanta.
The NL East-leading Phillies are 4-1 against the Braves this season. The Phillies are the first team this season to win the first two games of a series in Atlanta. The Braves are 25-10 in those games.
Kyle Kendrick and four relievers held the Braves to only five hits, including Chipper Jones' two-run homer in the sixth that tied the score 2-2. J.C. Romero (4-1) got two outs for the win.
Carlos Ruiz and Pat Burrell hit home runs to give Philadelphia a 2-0 lead. Jimmy Rollins added a two-run homer in the ninth.
Braves starter Jo-Jo Reyes (2-4) pitched a career-long 7 1-3 innings, giving up seven hits with two walks and four runs. He struck out eight, one shy of his career high.
Marlins 8, Reds 7
MIAMI (AP) _ Cody Ross hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning and Florida came from behind to beat Cincinnati.
Ross's home run, off closer Francisco Cordero (2-1), came on an 0-1 pitch and drove in Dan Uggla from first. The Marlins started the inning down 7-5, and closed within a run when Jorge Cantu scored on a sacrifice fly by Luis Gonzalez. Cantu had doubled to lead off the inning.
Burke Badenhop (2-3) got the win for the Marlins.
Ken Griffey Jr. remained at 599 career home runs. He went 1-for-3 and walked twice. His last home run was May 31.
Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs for the Marlins.
Rockies 7, Brewers 2
DENVER (AP) _ Brad Hawpe hit a grand slam, Ian Stewart launched a solo homer into the third deck and Greg Reynolds got his first major league win in Colorado's victory over Milwaukee.
Reynolds (1-3) baffled hitters all evening, limiting Milwaukee to two runs and four hits over six innings. Reynolds, the second overall pick in the 2006 draft, had his sinker working, breaking four Brewer bats as he picked up his first win in six starts.
Colorado has now won four in a row, matching the team's longest streak of the season.
Dave Bush (2-6) lasted just four innings, his shortest start of the year. He gave up five hits and five runs before being pulled for a pinch hitter.
Diamondbacks 4, Pirates 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Chris Snyder hit a home run to lead off the ninth inning, giving Arizona a victory over Pittsburgh.
The Arizona catcher hit a 1-1 pitch into the left-field seats off reliever John Grabow (4-2) for his sixth home run of the season. The Diamondbacks, who blew a 3-0 lead, beat Pittsburgh for the second straight night.
Snyder's home run made a winner of Juan Cruz (2-0), who pitched an inning of scoreless relief. Brandon Lyon allowed two baserunners in the ninth inning, but picked up his 14th save.
Jason Bay and Nate McLouth hit home runs for Pittsburgh.
Young had a pair of doubles for Arizona.
Cardinals 8, Astros 4
HOUSTON (AP) _ Adam Wainwright shut down Houston before leaving with a sprained finger and Ryan Ludwick hit a three-run homer to help the Cardinals beat the Astros.
Troy Glaus also homered and Skip Schumaker had a single, double and two-run triple for the Cardinals, who beat the Astros for the ninth time in the last 13 meetings.
Wainwright (6-3) left in the sixth inning with a sprained right middle finger, another blow to a pitching staff ravaged by injuries this season. He pitched well before that, improving to 5-0 in his last six starts against the Astros.
Hunter Pence and Miguel Tejada hit solo homers for Houston.
The Cardinals gave Wainwright all the support he needed in the second inning, scoring seven runs off Shawn Chacon (2-2).
Giants 6, Nationals 0
WASHINGTON (AP) _ John Bowker's grand slam capped a six-run eighth inning and Jonathan Sanchez won his third straight start for the Giants.
Sanchez (5-3) allowed four singles, walked two and struck out four in seven innings. Rich Aurilia finished with three hits for San Francisco, relied on a big inning for the second straight night to again subdue the Nationals.
Bengie Molina and Aurilia had RBI singles before Bowker connected for his fifth homer of the season and first career grand slam. The Giants, who had a seven-run third inning in a 10-1 victory over Washington on Friday, sent 10 men to the plate in the eighth.
Shawn Hill (0-3) gave up two runs and seven hits in 7 1-3 innings for the Nationals.


Updated : 2021-05-16 16:01 GMT+08:00