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Pirates 2, Astros 1
At Houston, Paul Maholm pitched eight shutout innings and Pittsburgh snapped a 13-game road losing streak.
Ryan Doumit homered and Garrett Jones had an RBI single for the last-place Pirates, who had dropped five in a row overall.
Matt Capps allowed Lance Berkman's leadoff homer in the ninth before earning his 25th save.
Cubs 5, Reds 2
At Chicago, Ted Lilly pitched six scoreless innings and Derrek Lee homered and singled twice. Lilly (12-8) allowed six hits, walked two and struck out seven in winning his seventh consecutive home decision.
Nationals 7, Marlins 2, 8 1/2 innings
At Miami, John Lannan won for the first time in seven starts and Pete Orr hit his first home run of the season for Washington.
The game was called after a 53-minute delay in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Marlins had a runner on base with nobody out. Rain also halted play for 2 hours, 10 minutes in the sixth.
Lannan (9-11) allowed one run and six hits in five innings. He did not return after the first delay.
Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 3
At Phoenix, Prince Fielder homered to tie Milwaukee's single-season RBI record, Alcides Escobar had a two-run single in a four-run seventh inning and the Brewers completed a three-game sweep.
Fielder's fourth-inning home run, his 39th of the season, gave him a major league-leading 126 RBIs and tied him with Cecil Cooper for the Brewers' franchise record, set in 1983.
Trevor Hoffman got his 32nd save in 35 chances with a perfect ninth.
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