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Cardinals and Reds post victories

Monday, June 30, 2008

By The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- Kyle Lohse allowed an unearned run in seven innings for his seventh straight win and Albert Pujols had two hits and two RBIs in St. Louis' Cardinals' 7-1 victory over New York on Monday night.

Chris Duncan added a two-run homer, his first since May 16, for the Cardinals and Aaron Miles had three hits while extending his hitting streak to 12 games.

John Maine (8-6) lasted four innings to match his season low for the Mets, who have lost three of four.

Mark Mulder got the last three outs, making the first relief appearance of his career in his 2008 debut. He missed most of the previous two seasons with a shoulder injury. He allowed two hits with a strikeout.

Lohse (10-2) allowed five hits, struck out four and walked two.

Reds 4, Pirates 3

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ken Griffey Jr. hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally Cincinnati.

Griffey's 603rd homer came off Matt Capps (1-3), who started the ninth with a 3-2 lead but couldn't get an out. David Ross opened with a double, and Griffey -- who got into the game as a defensive replacement in the ninth -- hit the second pitch he saw into the seats in right-center.

Francisco Cordero (3-1) escaped a bases-loaded threat in the ninth to get the win.

Adam LaRoche hit a sacrifice fly and a two-run homer off Aaron Harang, helping the Pirates take a 3-2 lead into the ninth.

Left-hander Paul Maholm held the Reds to two runs and five hits, including Jerry Hairston Jr.'s solo homer, in seven innings.

Astros 4, Dodgers 1

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston's Roy Oswalt struck out nine in six strong innings, then left with an apparent injury.

Oswalt (7-8) allowed a run and six hits, but walked off the field with a trainer after throwing his warmup pitches for the seventh. There was no immediate word on why he left the game.

Lance Berkman homered and Brad Ausmus added a two-run single off Eric Stults (2-1) to help the Astros win for the seventh time in 10 games. Jose Valverde pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 22nd save.

James Loney's sacrifice fly in the first drove in the Dodgers' only run. Los Angeles has scored two runs in their last three games and one run or fewer in five of its last seven games.

Marlins 6, Nationals 5, 10 innings

MIAMI (AP) -- Josh Willingham hit a home run in the bottom of the 10th for Florida after Hanley Ramirez had forced extra innings with a homer in the ninth.

It was the third career walkoff homer for Willingham, whose shot off Jon Rauch (4-2) was his second of the game. Willingham's two-run homer in the third put Florida ahead 3-1.

Ramirez hit his 18th off Rauch in the ninth. The Marlins shortstop hit a tying homer in the ninth a day earlier to help Florida defeat Arizona. It was the fifth blown save in 21 chances for Rauch.

Kevin Gregg (6-2) allowed a single and walk in the 10th before striking out Wil Nieves as the Marlins improved to 1-9 against Washington this season.

Renyel Pinto's wild pitch in the eighth scored Ronnie Belliard, giving the Nationals a 5-4 lead.



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