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Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero slides safely into third base as Philadelphia Phillies' Cody Asche, left, applies a late tag during the fourth inning Sunday.
Arizona Diamondbacks' Miguel Montero slides safely into third base as Philadelphia Phillies' Cody Asche, left, applies a late tag during the fourth inning Sunday.
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PHOENIX — A.J. Burnett pitched eight sharp innings for his first win of the season and the Philadelphia Phillies ended a 10-game road trip with a 2-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.


Burnett (1-1) gave up five hits, struck out eight and walked none in his sixth start. Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his eighth save and second in as many games.


Chase Utley hit an RBI single in the first, then doubled and scored in the sixth while raising his batting average to .360. The Phillies took two of three from Arizona and went 6-4 on their trip.


Burnett’s dominant performance came two starts after he blanked Atlanta on three hits through seven innings. He gave up eight runs in one start and five combined in the other five.


Rockies 6, Dodgers 1


LOS ANGELES — Josh Rutledge hit a three-run homer and Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven strong innings, leading the Colorado Rockies over the Los Angeles Dodgers.


The Rockies won their fourth straight series after beating San Diego, Philadelphia and San Francisco.


De La Rosa (2-3) allowed a run and four hits. The left-hander has beaten the Dodgers in three straight starts after going 0-8 with a 7.32 ERA in his 10 previous career starts against them.


Padres 4, Nationals 2


WASHINGTON — Cameron Maybin celebrated his return to the lineup with a pair of hits, Ian Kennedy pitched seven strong innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Washington Nationals.


Maybin had been out since rupturing his left biceps in spring training. The center fielder doubled down the third-base line in his first at-bat, then singled and scored during a two-run sixth.


Chris Denorfia had two hits, two walks and scored twice for the Padres. He singled home the go-ahead run in the fifth as San Diego earned a split of the four-game series.


Cardinals 7, Pirates 0


ST. LOUIS — Adam Wainwright became the majors’ first five-game winner and Jhonny Peralta ended the St. Louis Cardinals’ 366 at-bat homerless drought with a pair of long balls and four RBIs in a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Matt Holliday, Allen Craig and Yadier Molina also had RBIs for the Cardinals, who totaled five runs in their previous four games. St. Louis took two of three from the Pirates, shutting them out in both wins.


Edinson Volquez (1-2) gave up six runs in 5 2-3 innings for Pittsburgh, which has dropped five of six.


Cubs 4, Brewers 0


MILWAUKEE — Jason Hammel tossed seven scoreless innings, Starlin Castro hit two solo homers and the Chicago Cubs shut out the Milwaukee Brewers.


Hammel had a season-high seven strikeouts. He didn’t allow a hit until Carlos Gomez doubled with one out in the sixth.


Hammel (4-1) then got into trouble after walking Scooter Gennett and making an errant pickoff throw to put runners at second and third. But the righty got a strikeout before Aramis Ramirez bounced out to end the threat.


Braves 1, Reds 0 (10 inn.)


ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman’s single to the center-field wall scored Jason Heyward from second base with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a win over the Cincinnati Reds.


Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto and Atlanta’s Julio Teheran each allowed only three hits in eight scoreless innings before giving way to relievers.


With two outs in the 10th, Heyward hit a single up the middle off J.J. Hoover (1-3). B.J. Upton followed with a grounder that bounced off Hoover’s glove toward shortstop for an infield hit.


Mets 4, Marlins 0


NEW YORK — Dillon Gee pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, Chris Young hit a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat Miami to take two of three from the Marlins.


Gee (2-1) struck out six, walked four and threw 110 pitches — his high since May 30, 2012, against Philadelphia. That was six weeks before season-ending surgery to repair a damaged artery in his right shoulder.


INTERLEAGUE


Giants 4, Indians 1


SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Hicks hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give the San Francisco Giants a victory, completing a three-game sweep.


Buster Posey led off with a single and pinch runner Gregor Blanco went to second on Juan Perez’s sacrifice bunt. Pablo Sandoval struck out and Brandon Crawford, who drove in the Giants first run, was walked intentionally.


Hicks took a ball and then hit a towering fly into the left field bleachers, giving the sellout crowd of 41,530 something to celebrate.


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