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Burrell homers Phillies past Cubs

Friday, April 11, 2008

By The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Pat Burrell hit a two-run homer and had a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies snap the Chicago Cubs' five-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Friday night.

Brett Myers pitched eight strong innings to earn his first win since moving back into the starting rotation. Myers (1-1) allowed three runs on solo homers, five hits and struck out five.

Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano connected off Myers, who finished last season as Philadelphia's closer. Brad Lidge pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save.

Carlos Zambrano (1-1) gave up five runs and nine hits in six innings. Zambrano pitched on regular rest, even though he moved up a day after Jason Marquis was scratched due to illness.

Mets 4, Brewers 2

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nelson Figueroa earned his first major league win in five years, and the Mets got a good effort from their bullpen to win their third straight.

Carlos Delgado hit one of New York's three RBI singles.

Prince Fielder and J.J. Hardy each had an RBI double for the Brewers, who dropped their third straight after opening the season 6-1.

Brewers starter Manny Parra (1-1), who pitched a perfect game for Triple-A Nashville last June, allowed three runs and six hits in four innings.

Braves 3, Nationals 0

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tim Hudson scattered three hits over eight innings to improve to 6-1 all-time against the Nationals, outpitching Washington starter Matt Chico.

Hudson (2-0) struck out five and walked two in improving to 6-1 all-time against the Nationals. Yunel Escobar hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, and the Braves added two runs in the ninth on a bases-loaded single by Matt Diaz.

Chico (0-2) gave Washington eight strong innings, allowing one run and five hits with a walk and three strikeouts. It was the longest outing of his career, but his only pitch to Escobar in the sixth inning cost him the game.

Peter Moylan retired the side in the ninth for his first save of the season.

Pirates 1, Reds 0

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jason Bay hit a home run in the sixth inning that gave Pittsburgh a rain-soaked win over Cincinnati.

Paul Maholm, John Grabow (1-0), Damaso Marte and Matt Capps combined on a seven-hit shutout. The Pirates ended a three-game losing streak and won for the first time at home this season.

Center fielder Nyjer Morgan made a leaping catch on the warning track -- avoiding a collision with right fielder Nate McLouth -- on a ball hit by Ken Griffey Jr. for the final out.

The start of the game was delayed 20 minutes because of rain. There was another 62-minute delay in the top of the sixth.

Marlins 10, Astros 6

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jeremy Hermida hit two of Florida's team-record six home runs and the Marlins roughed up Roy Oswalt for their fourth straight victory.

Oswalt (0-3) gave up four home runs in a game for the first time in his career. Hermida had his first multihomer game in the majors.

Oswalt allowed nine hits and eight runs in four innings. The three-time All-Star has struggled in each of his three starts this season, allowing a combined 30 hits and 17 runs.

Ricky Nolasco (1-0) got the win in his first start of 2008 after two appearances in long relief. He allowed seven hits and five earned runs in five innings.

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