Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Johnson hit a pair of two-run homers and the Atlanta Braves used a six-run fourth inning to take an 11-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the middle contest of a three-game set on Saturday. Justin Upton finished with two hits and four RBI and Andrelton Simmons went 3- for-5 with two runs scored for Atlanta, which entered the game with losses in five of its last six games. Starter Mike Minor (3-5) homered and earned the win despite giving up six runs on 11 hits over six innings. Chris Coghlan drove in three runs on two doubles and Justin Ruggiano went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Cubs, who saw their two-game win streak come to an end. Edwin Jackson (5-10) was pounded for nine runs on seven hits with four walks in just 3 2/3 frames.
Final Score: Arizona 2, San Francisco 0
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Wade Miley and two relievers combined to toss a four-hit shutout, as the Arizona Diamondbacks evened this three-game set with the San Francisco Giants with a 2-0 win on Saturday. Miley (5-6) yielded four hits with three walks over seven stellar frames to win his second straight start for the first time since opening the season with consecutive victories against the Giants and Rockies. The 27-year-old lefty has surrendered just three runs in 21 2/3 innings this month. Brad Ziegler pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning and Addison Reed needed just nine pitches to get through the ninth and nail down his 21st save. Aaron Hill homered for Arizona, which improved to 5-7 against the Giants this season. Hill, David Peralta and Gerardo Parra all had two hits, with Hill scoring both D-backs runs. Ryan Vogelsong (5-7) was charged with both runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings of work. Brandon Belt singled and walked twice.
Final Score: New York 5, Miami 4
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Eric Campbell's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth lifted the New York Mets to a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins in the second game of three from Citi Field. The Mets worked a two-out rally in the eighth to secure their sixth win in seven games. Travis d'Arnaud doubled to left off Mike Dunn (7-5) to set up Campbell, who pinch-hit for Kirk Nieuwenhuis and poked the game-winning hit into center. Vic Black (2-2) earned the win for a scoreless inning of relief and Jenrry Mejia closed the door in the ninth for his 10th save of the season. Chris Young homered in the win, while Ruben Tejada and Juan Lagares each knocked in a run. Christian Yelich hit a solo home run for the Marlins, who have lost four of their last five. Marcell Ozuna, Donovan Solano and Garrett Jones each had an RBI in the setback.
Final Score: St. Louis 10, Milwaukee 2
Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Wainwright won his 12th game of the season as the St. Louis Cardinals pounded the reeling Milwaukee Brewers, 10- 2, in the middle test of a three-game set. Wainwright (12-4) surrendered two runs on five hits and struck out five over seven innings for the Cardinals, who have won eight of their last 11 games to move into a first-place tie with Milwaukee atop the NL Central. Tony Cruz had two hits and three RBI, Jhonny Peralta posted two hits, two RBI and scored a pair of runs, Matt Carpenter recorded two hits, an RBI and scored two runs and Kolten Wong smacked a two- run homer in the triumph. Jimmy Nelson (1-1) allowed eight runs -- six earned -- on eight hits and two walks over 4 1/3 frames for Milwaukee, which has dropped seven straight and 11 of its past 12 tilts.
Final Score: Minnesota 9, Colorado 3
Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Correia tossed six effective innings and the Minnesota Twins routed the Colorado Rockies, 9-3, in the middle test of a three-game set. Correia (5-11) allowed a run on seven hits and a walk for the Twins, who have won four of their past five games on the heels of a 1-5 stretch. Eduardo Escobar smacked a solo homer among his two hits and scored a pair of runs, while Oswaldo Arcia had a pair of hits and scored twice in the triumph. Charlie Blackmon went 5-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, while Tyler Matzek (1-4) surrendered four runs on seven hits and a walk over six frames for Colorado, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.
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