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Giants 5, Cubs 1
At San Francisco, Matt Cain pitched eight scoreless innings and Eli Whiteside had a pair of RBI doubles.
Eugenio Velez, Juan Uribe and Pablo Sandoval each drove in a run for the Giants, who had lost six of eight and are five games behind NL wild card-leading Colorado with six to play.
Cain (14-7) gave up three hits, struck out eight and walked two, snapping a personal three-game slide and setting a career high for wins.
Mets 4, Marlins 0
At Miami, Pat Misch pitched an eight-hitter for the first complete game of his career, and New York dropped Florida five games behind wild-card leader Colorado with six to play.
Jeff Francoeur and Anderson Hernandez homered for the Mets. Francoeur also robbed Chris Coghlan of a homer in right field.
Misch (2-4) won for only the second time in 13 career decisions. The left-hander walked three, struck out two and retired his last 13 batters.
Phillies 6, Brewers 5
At Milwaukee, Jimmy Rollins hit his 21st homer, Ryan Howard tied Prince Fielder for the major league RBI lead and Philadelphia moved closer to clinching the NL East.
The Phillies cut their magic number to three. Any combination of wins or Braves losses equaling three would give Philadelphia its third consecutive division crown.
Joe Blanton (12-7) gave up five runs and seven hits in 5 2-3 innings for Philadelphia.
Astros 3, Reds 2
At Houston, Wandy Rodriguez pitched six solid innings, Humberto Quintero homered and the Astros ended the Reds' six-game winning streak. Rodriguez (14-11) allowed two runs and nine hits. Jose Valverde got three outs for his 25th save.
Diamondbacks 7, Padres 4
At Phoenix, Augie Ojeda had three hits and drove in three runs and Chad Tracy hit his second home run in two games and finished a triple short of the cycle in his first start since Sept. 9.
Billy Buckner (3-6) worked seven innings, yielding four runs and three hits.
Adrian Gonzalez hit his 40th home run for San Diego, which has lost two in a row after winning six of seven.
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