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Dunn, Griffey lead Reds past Marlins

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL With the score tied at 5-5 in the 10th inning, Adam Dunn hit his 14th home run of the season and Wily Mo Pena added an RBI single

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Troy Percival of the Angels pitches the ninth inning against the Red Sox at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, Tuesday. Percival gave up a two-run home run but still picked up his 13th save of the season as the Angels won 7-6.

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Adam Dunn homered twice, including a tiebreaking drive in the 10th inning, and Ken Griffey Jr. homered for the third time in five games to lead the Cincinnati Reds over the Florida Marlins 7-6 Tuesday night.

"I relaxed and cleared my head," Dunn said. "I had some things worked out in the batting cage. Today, I felt pretty good."

With the score 5-all in the 10th, Dunn connected off Nate Bump (0-3) for his 14th homer of the season. Wily Mo Pena added an RBI single for a 7-5 lead.

Mike Mordecai had an RBI single in the bottom half off Danny Graves, who then retired Larry Sutton on a game-ending flyout for his 25th save in 29 chances.

"When you get to extra innings, there's no margin for error, and they have more guys who can pop it out of the park than we do," Marlins manager Jack McKeon said.

Brian Reith (1-1), Cincinnati's sixth pitcher, got one out for the victory, the Reds' 10th in 13 games.

Cardinals 8, Pirates 1

In Pittsburgh, Albert Pujols homered and had two doubles among his five hits and drove in three runs, and Jeff Suppan pitched into the eighth inning as St. Louis trounced Pittsburgh.

The Cardinals overcame the loss of third baseman Scott Rolen, who was hit in the batting helmet with a pitch by Ryan Vogelsong in the first inning.

Rolen remained in the game and scored in the Cardinals' three-run first, but did not take the field in the bottom half. He was taken out for precautionary reasons and will be reevaluated Wednesday.

Pujols went 5-for-5, his second career five-hit game, and tied a career high by scoring three runs for St. Louis.

Suppan (5-4) won for the second time in a week against his former team. Vogelsong (1-5) allowed five hits and five runs.

Braves 7, Expos 6

In Atlanta, rookie Nick Green hit a three-run homer and J.D. Drew followed with another home run in the ninth inning to give Atlanta a victory over Montreal.

Green, filling in for the injured Marcus Giles, hit a tying shot off Rocky Biddle (0-3) with two outs, and Drew hit the winner on the next pitch.

The ninth-inning collapse by Biddle came after Tony Armas Jr. limited Atlanta to two runs and three hits in 5 2-3 innings. It was his first start since being sidelined by a strained right rotator cuff during spring training as he recovered from season-ending shoulder surgery last May 23.

Atlanta's Chipper Jones aggravated his right hamstring in the fourth inning, an injury that caused him to miss 16 games earlier this season. He is listed as day to day.

Armando Almanza (1-1) pitched 1 1-3 perfect innings for Atlanta.

Astros 5, Cubs 3

In Chicago, pinch-hitter Michael Lamb had a go-ahead double in the eighth inning as Houston took advantage of an error to beat Chicago.

With two outs and the score 3-3 in the eighth, Brad Ausmus hit a weak grounder to second baseman Todd Walker, who rushed his throw. The ball sailed wide of first baseman Derrek Lee, pulling him off the bag, and put runners on first and second with two outs.

Lamb then lined a hit into left-center off Kyle Farnsworth (0-3).

Dan Miceli (2-2) threw two hitless innings, Brad Lidge pitched the eighth, and Octavio Dotel finished for his eighth save. Houston relievers combined to work six scoreless inning, striking out eight.

Diamondbacks 6, Giants 5

In Phoenix, Luis Gonzalez singled home Scott Hairston in the ninth inning as Arizona stopped San Francisco's 10-game winning streak.

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