Reds 5, Cardinals 4

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Journeyman fill-in Justin Lehr worked into the seventh inning to win his second straight outing and Alex Gonzalez matched his career high with four hits in the Cincinnati Reds’ 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Laynce Nix had a two-run double in a three-run first inning against stand-in starter Mitchell Boggs (1-1), helping end the NL Central leaders’ four-game winning streak. Francisco Cordero allowed a run and two hits in the ninth before getting Matt Holliday on a called third strike with the tying run on second for his 25th save in 26 chances.

Padres 13, Brewers 6

MILWAUKEE – Adrian Gonzalez had a career-high six hits and the San Diego Padres had their best offensive output of the season in beating the struggling Milwaukee Brewers 13-6.

Gonzalez paced the 22-hit attack as the Padres had at least two hits in every inning except the fourth when they were retired in order. Gonzalez singled in the first, fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth, and doubled in the third. It was first time a Padres player had six hits in a nine-inning game and fourth time overall.

Phillies 4, Cubs 3

CHICAGO — Ben Francisco led off the 12th inning with a home run off Cubs closer Kevin Gregg and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated Chicago 4- despite getting only three hits all game.

Jimmy Rollins also homered for the Phillies, who won for just the fourth time in 12 games and remained 3½ games ahead of Florida in the NL East. The Cubs have lost five of six.

Marlins 9, Astros 8
MIAMI — Dan Uggla hit a game-ending RBI single in the 11th inning, and the Florida Marlins rallied to beat the Houston Astros 9-8 for their fifth straight win.

Chris Coghlan started the inning with a walk off Wesley Wright (2-2), then Nick Johnson walked. After Hanley Ramirez and Jorge Cantu struck out, John Baker walked to load the bases

.Royals 14, Twins 6

MINNEAPOLIS — Miguel Olivo homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals had their highest run total of the season in a 14-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

Olivo and David DeJesus both had three hits for the Royals.

Joe Mauer had three hits and Orlando Cabrera extended his career-best hitting streak to 20 games for Minnesota, which has lost five of six and eight of 10.


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