Posted: May 28, 2012 4:44 PM
Updated: May 28, 2012 4:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) NEW YORK (AP) Ty Wigginton drove in a career-high six runs with a homer and a pair of two-out hits and Cole Hamels won his eighth straight decision to lead the Philadelphia Phillies over the New York Mets 8-4 Monday.
A day after the Phillies lost Roy Halladay to shoulder soreness after two innings, Hamels (8-1) allowed four runs and seven hits in eight innings to match St. Louis' Lance Lynn for the major league lead in wins.
Philadelphia won for the fifth time in six games following a season-long four-game losing streak.
David Wright went 0 for 4 and is hitless in 14 at-bats. Bobby Parnell (1-1) lost as the Mets' three-game winning streak ended.
CARDINALS 8, BRAVES 2
ATLANTA (AP) Lynn (8-1) allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings, stretching the Braves' losing streak to eight.
Atlanta is on its worst skid since losing nine straight from April 21-29, 2010. The Braves have given up seven runs or more in four straight games for the first time since five in a row from July 26-30, 2008, according to STATS LLC.
Daniel Descalso hit a two-run homer. Atlanta's Tommy Hanson (5-4) gave up six runs and eight hits in 3 1-3 innings.
MARLINS 5, NATIONALS 3
MIAMI (AP) Giancarlo Stanton hit his 11th home run in May, one short of the Marlins' record for a month.
Stanton tied the score in the sixth with his 12th homer of the year, Logan Morrison homered and scored twice, and Hanley Ramirez had three hits and a sacrifice fly.
Struggling closer Heath Bell pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save in 12 chances. Bell had failed to finish the ninth in his previous two outings.
Carlos Zambrano (3-3) allowed three runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. Jordan Zimmermann (3-5) hit his first career homer but couldn't hold a 3-1 lead.
PIRATES 4, REDS 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) James McDonald (4-2) scattered five hits over eight shutout innings and Pittsburgh climbed back to .500.
Pedro Alvarez, Rod Barajas and Neil Walker all had two hits apiece and knocked in a run for the Pirates (24-24), who won their season-high fourth and reached .500 for the first time since their fourth game.
Joel Hanrahan got the final out for his 12th save.
Bronson Arroyo (2-3) gave up four runs and eight hits in four innings. The Reds lost for just the second time in 10 games.
ROCKIES 9, ASTROS 7
DENVER (AP) Jordan Pacheco blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single after an eighth-inning misplay in the opener of the Astros' first doubleheader since 2006. The Rockies won for just the seventh time in 25 games this month.
In the eighth, Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie fielded Dexter Fowler's two-out roller and flipped to second baseman Jose Altuve, who wasn't expecting the throw. The ball hit pinch-runner Jeremy Guthrie's right foot and bounced into center field, leaving runners at second and third. Fowler was credited with a single and Lowrie got an error.
Matt Belisle (2-2) pitched a scoreless inning, and Rafael Betancourt got three outs for his ninth save. Fernando Rodriguez (1-5) was the loser.