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Dodgers do a job on Willis

The D-Train was derailed before it got dark last night.

Jeff Kent and Olmedo Saenz each drove in two runs in a four-run first inning, and the host Los Angeles Dodgers drubbed previously unbeaten Dontrelle Willis and the Florida Marlins, 14-5.Willis had won his first seven starts of the season, allowing just six earned runs in 50 innings for a 1.08 ERA

The 23-year-old lefthander was trying to join Jon Garland of the White Sox as the first pitchers to win their first eight starts since Pedro Martinez did it for Montreal in 1997.

Derek Lowe (3-4) allowed four hits and three runs in 6{dbcomma} innings to earn the win. Lowe, who walked two and struck out five, was relieved by Kelly Wunsch with two outs and the tying run at second in the seventh. Wunsch struck out Juan Pierre to end the inning.

Padres 3, Braves 2 -- Khalil Greene singled in the winning run with one out in the ninth inning and host San Diego rallied for the third straight game, beating Atlanta for its sixth straight victory.

The Padres won for the 15th time in 18 games and their comeback spoiled a strong effort by John Smoltz, who allowed just one run on four hits in eight innings for Atlanta.

Dan Kolb (1-4) blew a save for the third time in 13 chances by allowing three hits and two walks in the ninth but got the win.

Cubs 4, Pirates 3 -- Derrek Lee's second homer, a go-ahead two-run shot in the ninth inning, gave Jose Mesa his first blown save of the season and rallied Chicago in Pittsburgh.

Mesa (0-2) was a major league-best 13 for 13 in save opportunities before Jerry Hairston doubled to start the ninth and scored on Lee's homer into the left-center seats, his 12th.

Brewers 8, Nationals 2 -- Milwaukee's Wes Obermueller took a perfect game into the seventh inning and limited host Washington to two hits in eight innings.

Though not overpowering, Obermueller (1-0) retired the first 19 batters before Jamey Carroll's one-out single in the seventh. Obermueller struck out four and walked none in his first victory since last September.

Mets 2, Reds 1 -- Kaz Matsui smacked a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give host New York its victory over Cincinnati.

Phillies 7, Cardinals 5 -- Bobby Abreu continued his torrid stretch, hitting his eighth homer in nine games and helping Philadelphia overcome five errors to beat visiting St. Louis.

Astros 3, Diamondbacks 0 -- Roy Oswalt pitched eight strong innings to stay unbeaten against Arizona, and pinch hitter Jose Vizcaino's two-run single with the bases loaded in the eighth lifted host Houston.

Rockies 9, Giants 4 -- In Denver, Dustan Mohr tripled and homered and newly acquired Blaine Neal, formerly of the Red Sox, pitched a scoreless ninth for Colorado in its romp over San Francisco.

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