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Braves 6, Mets 5
At Atlanta, the Braves took advantage of first baseman Daniel Murphy's error to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning off Francisco Rodriguez for its season-best sixth straight win.
With the game tied and runners on first and second with two outs, former Met Ryan Church hit a grounder to first. The in-between hopper hit off a charging Murphy, who failed to catch the deflection, which gave David Ross time to score the winning run from second.
Rodriguez (3-5) had his sixth blown save in 37 chances.
Padres 6, Diamondbacks 5, 10 innings
At San Diego, Everth Cabrera hit an RBI single in the bottom of 10th to lift the Padres.
Cabrera's third hit of the game was a grounder into right off Yusmeiro Petit (3-10).
Arizona's Mark Reynolds, who set the major league record with 204 strikeouts last season, struck out four times to reach 200 this season.
Reds 6, Astros 5
At Cincinnati, Joey Votto scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning and the Reds overcame Jeff Keppinger's first career two-homer game.
In a game that featured seven solo homers in the first five innings, Votto led off the seventh against Wesley Wright (3-3) with an infield single and went to third on a single by Brandon Phillips. Jeff Fulchino relieved Wright with Chris Coste going in at catcher in a double switch. Fulchino bounced a pitch that Coste couldn't handle, allowing Votto to break a 5-5 tie.
Brewers 9, Cubs 5
At Chicago, Braden Looper pitched five innings for his career-high 13th win and Alcides Escobar went 4 for 5 with three RBIs for Milwaukee.
Looper (13-6), who won 12 games in each of the two previous seasons with St. Louis, allowed five runs and nine hits, including a two-run homer by Aramis Ramirez in the fifth.
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