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TRAGEDY:A fan died at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia, after falling from an upper-level platform to a parking lot, overshadowing the Phillies’ 5-1 victory over the Braves

AP, HOUSTON, TEXAS

Ryan Cook (5-2) got two outs.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AP, Atlanta, Georgia

Cole Hamels took a shutout into the ninth inning and Cody Asche hit a three-run homer as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Monday in a game overshadowed by a fatal fall at Turner Field.

A police spokesman said a man died after falling more than 30m from an upper-level platform to a parking lot. He said the fall occurred before 9pm and appeared to be an accident.

Hamels (5-13) struck out nine with one walk while allowing six hits and one run as the Phillies snapped a streak of 11 straight road losses.

Asche, a left-handed hitter, pulled a fastball from Julio Teheran (9-6) about three rows deep into the right-field seats in the sixth inning.

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel earned his 1,000th career win.

DODGERS 4, METS 2

In Los Angeles, Adrian Gonzalez scored the go-ahead run on Yasiel Puig’s sacrifice fly that capped a three-run sixth inning, helping Los Angeles beat New York for their sixth straight victory.

The Dodgers improved to 38-8 since June 22, the franchise’s best 46-game stretch in the modern era that began in 1900. The 1899 Brooklyn Superbas had 38 wins in several 46-game stretches between April and June.

Gonzalez went three for four and drove in a run for the seventh straight game, the longest RBI streak on the team this season.

Ricky Nolasco (9-9) extended his winning streak to four. Kenley Jansen got the final four outs to earn his 18th save in 21 chances.

Jenrry Mejia (1-2) gave up three runs — two earned — and six hits in six innings as the Mets’ two-game winning streak ended.

REDS 2, CUBS 0

In Chicago, Mat Latos allowed six hits in eight innings and Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer in the seventh to lead Cincinnati over All-Star Travis Wood and Chicago.

Latos (12-3) struck out nine for the Reds, who are 13-1 in their last 14 games at Wrigley Field and gained a half-game on idle Pittsburgh and St Louis in the NL Central.

Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth inning for his 28th save in 32 tries to hand the Cubs their third straight home shutout loss. They have gone 32-2/3 innings without a run at Wrigley Field.

Phillips provided all the offense with his 15th homer of the season.

ROCKIES 14, PADRES 2

In Denver, Colorado, Jhoulys Chacin pitched eight solid innings and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, leading Colorado past San Diego on a rainy night for their fourth consecutive victory.

D.J. LeMahieu had three hits, including a homer, a double and two RBIs in a game that included a 63-minute weather delay. Dexter Fowler went three for four with a double and four RBIs, while Wilin Rosario added three RBIs. Nolan Arenado had four hits and an RBI as the Rockies put up a season high in runs.

Chacin (11-6) worked out of first-inning trouble by inducing Yonder Alonso to ground into a double play with runners at first and third and one out.

INTERLEAGUE

AP, Phoenix, Arizona

Adam Eaton hit the first pitch of the ninth inning for a game-ending homer as Arizona beat Baltimore.

Arizona trailed 4-2 before stringing together three straight run-scoring singles in the seventh inning to take the lead.

Chris Davis tied the game in the eighth inning with major league-leading 43rd homer.

Wil Nieves then led off the bottom half with his first homer in a year to put Arizona up 6-5.

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