SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Ramirez’s first home run since returning from a 50-game drug suspension wasn’t enough to help Los Angeles overcome Everth Cabrera’s three RBIs as the San Diego Padres beat the Dodgers 7-4 on Saturday.

Ramirez homered in his second game and fifth plate appearance back. It was his seventh homer of the season and 534th of his career, tying Jimmie Foxx for 16th on the all-time list. Up next is Mickey Mantle with 536.

San Diego scored three runs in the seventh inning and added three unearned runs in the eighth. Cabrera hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh. He added an RBI infield single in the eighth, with a second run scoring on the play on third baseman Casey Blake’s throwing error.

Greg Burke (1-0) got two outs in the seventh for the win. Heath Bell earned his 23rd save getting the final five outs.

Ronald Belisario (1-3) allowed three runs while only getting one out.
Brewers 11, Cubs 2

At Chicago, Rookie Casey McGehee had a career high four hits and five RBIs to help the Brewers pound Rich Harden and the Cubs.

Mike Cameron and J.J. Hardy also went deep to back a solid effort by Braden Looper (7-4). But McGahee delivered his best performance against the organization that let him go during the offseason.

Claimed off waivers in October, he made the team in spring training and is now batting .331 in 46 games after going 4 for 5. He singled twice and tripled before hitting a two-run homer off Jeff Samardzija.

The Cubs had won three in a row after going 11-14 in June, but this was simply a brutal afternoon all around.
Giants 9, Astros 0

At San Francisco, Tim Lincecum ran his career-best scoreless innings streak to 23 in winning his third straight start and also scored the first run in the Giants’ victory over the Astros.

The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner struck out nine and allowed three hits with two walks in seven innings. Brandon Medders and Merkin Valdez each pitched an inning to finish the three-hit shutout, the Giants’ majors-best 11th and fourth in their last seven games.

San Francisco had 12 hits a day after producing a season high in runs and pounding 15 hits in a 13-0 victory Friday night.

Lincecum has gone 18 consecutive innings without allowing a baserunner past second.
Phillies 4, Mets 1

At Philadelphia, Jamie Moyer pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run double and the Phillies beat the Mets.

Moyer (7-6) allowed one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings to win his third straight start. The 46-year-old Moyer tied Carl Hubbell for 42nd on the all-time list with his 253rd career win.

The NL East-leading Phillies have taken the first two games against the rival Mets to win just their third series at home and first against a team other than the lowly Washington Nationals. The defending World Series champions have been awful at Citizens Bank Park, going 15-22. They were 1-8 in their previous homestand.

Mets starter Fernando Nieve (3-2) took the loss.
Nationals 5, Braves 3

At Washington, Atlanta’s Tommy Hanson extended his scoreless innings streak to 26 before Adam Dunn’s 300th career homer and the Nationals rallied for four eighth-inning runs and a victory over the Braves.

Hanson departed with a 3-1 lead after seven innings and was in line for his fifth straight victory before the Braves bullpen blew up, halting Atlanta’s winning streak at a season-high five.

Mike Gonzalez (3-1) loaded the bases in the eighth on a pinch-hit single by Ronnie Belliard and a pair of walks before Peter Moylan relieved and yielded a two-run, game-tying single to Ryan Zimmerman.

Eric O’Flaherty replaced Moylan and was greeted by Dunn’s decisive single up the middle for a 4-3 lead. Josh Willingham followed with an RBI single to left.

Reds 5, Cardinals 2

At Cincinnati, Micah Owings homered and pitched into the seventh inning to help the Reds beat the Cardinals.

Joey Votto also homered and drove in two runs and Willy Taveras had three hits to help lift the Reds to their third win in their last four games. Owings (6-8) allowed six hits and two runs in 6 2-3 innings with two walks and six strikeouts.

Reliever Nick Masset got Albert Pujols to ground out with runners on first and second and two outs in the seventh inning, less than 24 hours after Pujols hit a grand-slam in the eighth inning to give the Cardinals a 4-3 lead on their way to a 7-4 win on Friday.

Francisco Cordero pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save.


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