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Pirates 6, Phillies 4
At Pittsburgh, Andrew McCutchen hit a game-ending two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off Philadelphia closer Brad Lidge (0-6).
The Phillies lost for only the second time in nine games despite two homers by Jimmy Rollins off Pirates starter Ross Ohlendorf. Steve Pearce hit a two-run shot and Ryan Doumit added a solo drive for the Pirates against Joe Blanton.
Lidge had his ninth blown save in 33 attempts, most in the majors.
Marlins 2, Mets 1
At Miami, Sean West (5-5) gave up six hits in six innings to outpitch Nelson Figueroa (1-3), who started in place of ace Johan Santana, who will undergo season-ending surgery for bone chips in his left elbow.
Ross Gload hit an RBI single in the fifth and Leo Nunez recorded his 13th save.
Padres 2, Braves 1, 12 innings
At Atlanta, David Eckstein his a 12th-inning double off Kris Medlen (3-4) to win it for San Diego, which blew a ninth-inning lead.
Joe Thatcher (1-0) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings for the win and Edward Mujica earned his second save by retiring the Braves in order in the 12th.
Adrian Gonzalez's third-inning homer, his 34th, gave San Diego a 1-0 lead that held until the ninth when Heath Bell had his third blown save in 33 chances.
Nationals 15, Cubs 6
At Chicago, Elijah Dukes hit a grand slam in a six-run fifth inning and Josh Willingham had two homers and six RBIs as Washington rocked Carlos Zambrano in his return from the disabled list.
Dukes drove in a career-high five runs as the Nationals sent the Cubs to their 13th loss in 18 games. Willingham was 4 for 4, including a solo homer off Zambrano (7-5) and a three-run shot off Tom Gorzelanny.
Garrett Mock (3-5) allowed seven hits and four runs in 5 2-3 innings.
Reds 8, Brewers 6, 13 innings
At Milwaukee, Joey Votto and Laynce Nix hit solo home runs in the top of the 13th inning for Cincinnati, which blew a five-run lead in the ninth. Votto led off against Todd Coffey (4-3) with his 19th home run and Nix hit his second of the game and 12th of the year, with two outs.
Daniel Ray Herrera (2-4) pitched the final two innings for the win.
Milwaukee scored five runs with one out in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game 6-6, giving Cincinnati closer Francisco Cordero his second blown save in 28 chances.
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