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Phillies 6, Nationals 5
At Washington, Jayson Werth and Pedro Feliz hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning to lead Philadelphia. Ryan Madson pitched the ninth in place of struggling closer Brad Lidge, earning his sixth save in 11 chances as the Phillies beat the Nationals for the ninth straight time.
Cliff Lee (6-2) pitched seven-plus innings to get the win, allowing five runs and 10 hits.
Astros 2, Braves 1
At Houston, Miguel Tejada's two-run single with the bases loaded won it for the Astros in the bottom of the ninth, handing Rafael Soriano (1-5) his fourth blown save.
Jose Valverde (4-2) struck out two in a perfect ninth for the win.
Marlins 6, Mets 3
At New York, Ricky Nolasco (11-8) shut down the Mets into the seventh inning and Cody Ross and Dan Uggla homered for Florida. Leo Nunez worked a perfect ninth for his second save of the series and 20th of the season.
Pat Misch (1-2) allowed five runs and six hits in six innings.
Cubs 8, Pirates 5
At Pittsburgh, Carlos Zambrano (8-6) won for the first time since July 22, limiting the Pirates to two runs over six innings. Chicago finished the three-game sweep and won its sixth straight against Pittsburgh.
Micah Hoffpauir homered and was among five Cubs with two hits during Chicago's 26th win in its last 32 games against the Pirates.
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