PITTSBURGH – Adam LaRoche had four hits and little brother Andy drove in a pair of runs, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-4 victory over the Florida Marlins on Wednesday and a three-game sweep.

Florida began the series with an 11-1 record, a seven-game winning streak and a 6-0 road record, only to be outscored 18-6 while being swept in a three-game series by Pittsburgh for the first time since 2005.

The Pirates won for the fifth time in six games to finish a 6-3 homestand. Paul Maholm (3-0) got relief help from Jesse Chavez, Sean Burnett, John Grabow and Matt Capps, with Capps earning his fifth save.

Adam LaRoche was 4-for-5 with three doubles. Ricky Nolasco (1-2) took the loss.

D-backs 2, Rockies 0

PHOENIX – Dan Haren pitched seven sharp innings for his first win this season and Ryan Roberts’ pinch-hit single broke a scoreless tie, leading Arizona over Colorado.

Haren and Jorge De La Rosa (0-2) matched shutout innings until the seventh, when Chris Young singled, went to second on Chris Snyder’s single and scored on Roberts’ single.

The Diamondbacks went up 2-0 when reliever Jason Grilli issued a bases-loaded walk to Conor Jackson on a 3-2 pitch with two outs.

Haren (1-3) lowered his ERA to 1.38. He allowed six hits and two walks, striking out nine.

Tony Pena and Chad Qualls finished the nine-hit shutout, with Qualls working out of a two-on, two-out jam in the ninth to earn his fourth save.

Giants 1, Padres 0

SAN FRANCISCO – Bengie Molina’s pinch-hit double with two outs in the 10th inning drove in Andres Torres to give San Francisco a win over San Diego.

The attendance of 26,593 was San Francisco’s smallest crowd since moving into AT&T Park in 2000.

Torres hit a one-out single off Edwin Moreno (0-2) and stole second. After Eugenio Velez struck out, Moreno intentionally walked Fred Lewis before Molina hit a ground-rule double that bounced over the wall in left-center.

Brian Wilson (1-0) pitched two shutout innings for the win and the Giants finished 4-1 on their homestand after losing six straight on the road.

Barry Zito and Padres starter Chris Young matched zeros for seven innings. Young yielded only two hits.

Brewers 3, Phillies 1

PHILADELPHIA – Braden Looper pitched six scoreless innings, Mike Cameron hit a two-run double and Milwaukee beat Philadelphia.

J.J. Hardy had a solo homer for the Brewers, who snapped a six-game losing streak against the Phillies in the regular season. Philadelphia beat Milwaukee 3-1 in a first-round playoff series last fall.

Looper (2-0) allowed five hits and walked two. Mark DiFelice and Carlos Villanueva each tossed a perfect inning and Todd Coffey pitched out of trouble to earn his second save.

Jayson Werth homered in the ninth for Philadelphia.

Phillies starter Joe Blanton (0-2) gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings. He has lost two straight outings after going unbeaten in his first 17 starts with Philadelphia.

Braves 1, Nationals 0

WASHINGTON – Kelly Johnson drew a bases-loaded walk from Mike Hinckley in the ninth inning, lifting Atlanta over Washington.

The Braves won for the second time in seven games. The Nationals, who took the first two games of the three-game series, dropped to 3-11 – the worst record in the majors.

The game was scoreless through eight, with Jair Jurrjens pitching 7 2-3 innings for Atlanta and John Lannan seven for Washington.

Matt Diaz singled with one out in the ninth against Garrett Mock (0-1) and was forced at second on Casey Kotchman’s grounder. Mock walked Jordan Schafer before Hinckley issued free passes to pinch-hitter Martin Prado and Johnson.

Mike Gonzalez (1-0) struck out the only batter he faced in relief of Jurrjens. Rafael Soriano earned his second save, pitching a perfect ninth.

Yankees 9, Athletics 7

NEW YORK – Melky Cabrera ended a home run-filled opening homestand at the new Yankee Stadium with a two-run drive in the 14th inning to give New York a 9-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

The Yankees overcame another shaky outing from CC Sabathia on a rainy afternoon that featured five more home runs. But after Oakland tied the score in the seventh, what had been a $1.5 billion hitters’ haven turned into a pitchers’ park until Cabrera’s drive off Dan Giese (0-2). Nick Swisher walked to start the inning.

Hideki Matsui and Cabrera hit consecutive homers in the second off Brett Anderson to start the comeback for New York, which opened 4-2 at its new ballpark after going 4,133-2,430-17 at the original Yankee Stadium. Derek Jeter also homered in the longest game of the season by innings and time (4 hours, 57 minutes).


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