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NATIONAL LEAGUE: Phillies' Moyer beats Marlins again

AP , MIAMI

Veteran Philadelphia pitcher Jamie Moyer took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, extending his dominance over Florida and giving the Phillies a 3-0 win over the Marlins in the National League on Thursday.

Philadelphia scored two runs off a wild pitch on the way to avoiding a three-game sweep, putting the Phillies three games clear of Florida atop the NL East.

The 45-year-old Moyer allowed only two hits in eight innings, trimming his ERA from 4.56 to 4.12. He remained perfect against Florida — 9-0 in nine career starts.

Cubs 3, Braves 2, 11 innings

In Chicago, pitcher Jeff Ridgway hit Reed Johnson with the bases loaded in the 11th inning, giving Chicago victory over reeling Atlanta.

The Braves have lost six straight and fell to 7-24 on the road this season. They have lost their past 21 one-run games on the road since August, matching the longest such streak in major league history.

Chicago’s Jim Edmonds tied it at 2 with a one-out solo homer in the ninth, setting the stage for the comeback victory.

The bases were loaded before Ridgway came into the game, and subsequently struck Johnson.

Reds 6, Cardinals 2

In Cincinatti, Brandon Phillips hit a three-run triple in a four-run seventh inning which secured a win for Cincinatti over St. Louis.

The Reds loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh. A walk delivered the go-ahead run and Phillips followed with a drive down the right-field line.

Brewers 9, Astros 6

In Houston, Ben Sheets struck out a season-high nine batters as Milwaukee downed Houston.

Mike Cameron and Corey Hart homered for the second straight game as the Brewers took two of three in the road series.

D’backs 5, Mets 4, 10 innings

In New York, closing pitcher Billy Wagner blew his third consecutive save chance as New York lost to Arizona.

The All-Star closer squandered a two-run lead in the ninth inning.

Padres 9, Dodgers 0

In San Diego, the home team scored five first-inning runs in a win over Los Angeles.

Padres pitcher Jake Peavy combined with three relievers on a five-hitter in his first start in nearly a month since being sidelined by a strained right elbow.

Pirates 7, Nationals 5

In Pittsburgh, Ryan Doumit hit another home run in Pittsburgh’s win over Washington.

In the three-game series, the Pirates catcher went 9-for-11 with four home runs, two doubles and seven RBIs to help the hosts win two of three.

Giants 10, Rockies 7

In Denver, Fred Lewis hit a three-run homer to help San Francisco avoid being swept by Colorado.

Giants second baseman Ray Durham picked up his 2,000th career hit.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

AP, BOSTON

Mike Lowell hit his second grand slam of the season to trigger the Boston Red Sox to yet another home win on Thursday, beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-2 in the American League.

The Red Sox are 18-3 in their past 21 games at Fenway Park. Their 28-7 home record is the best in the majors, but their 14-20 mark away from home is the worst of the six divisional leaders going into a six-game road trip that started yesterday.

Indians 12, Twins 2

In Cleveland, Ben Francisco and Jamey Carroll had four hits apiece to lead injury-depleted Cleveland over Minnesota.

Even with five key players from last year’s AL Central champion team on the disabled list, the Indians had 18 hits.

Second baseman Carroll went 4-for-4 with an RBI and was 8-for-9 in the three-game series. Francisco went 4-for-5 with three RBIs.

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