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Braves 9, Diamondbacks 4
At Atlanta, Ryan Church hit a three-run double to highlight a six-run third inning for the Braves.
Tommy Hanson (8-2) gave up six hits, no walks and two runs in six innings for his third straight win. The rookie right-hander struck out seven.
Garret Anderson gave the Braves a 1-0 lead with a second-inning homer, and Adam LaRoche added a two-run shot off Max Scherzer in the sixth.
Scherzer (7-7) gave up six hits and nine runs, three earned, in five innings. His throwing error in the third made all the runs in it unearned.
Stephen Drew and Mark Reynolds homered for Arizona.
Giants 10, Mets 1
At New York, Aaron Rowand homered and had four hits, and San Francisco won to split the four-game series.
Pinch-hitter Nate Schierholtz chased Livan Hernandez (7-8) with a two-run double in a three-run sixth inning that broke it open. Randy Winn added three hits for the Giants, who set a season high with 18.
San Francisco moved within one game of Colorado for the NL wild-card lead.
Gary Sheffield had an RBI single for the Mets.
Joe Martinez (3-1), who has won twice in three starts, allowed one run and five hits in five innings.
Pirates 9, Brewers 5
At Pittsburgh, Andy LaRoche, Garrett Jones and Ronny Cedeno homered and the Pirates ended an eight-game home losing streak with only their second victory in 14 games overall.
Mike Cameron and Price Fielder homered for the Brewers, who fell seven games behind Colorado in the NL wild card.
Kevin Hart (4-2) earned his first win in three starts since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs on July 30. He allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings.
LaRoche hit his sixth homer, a solo shot in the second off Carlos Villanueva (2-10).
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