Juan Encarnación's single to right field with two outs in the 13th inning drove home Miguel Cabrera with the winning run, capping Florida's second comeback of the night and giving the Marlins a 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves last night in Miami.
The Marlins were down to their final strike one batter earlier, before Paul Lo Duca singled to center off Adam Bernero (4-3), the ninth Atlanta pitcher. That brought Luis Castillo home with the tying run, and Encarnacion ended the 4-hour-43-minute game soon after.
Andruw Jones hit his major league-leading 25th home run to lead off the 13th inning, a towering shot to left field that put the Braves up, 5-4. But the Marlins were able to rally, just as they did in the ninth when they managed two runs off Atlanta closer Chris Reitsma.
Dodgers 4, Padres 2 -- Jeff Weaver pitched into the eighth inning, Antonio Pérez hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth, and host Los Angeles beat San Diego in the rubber game of a three-game series.
The victory, just the fourth in 16 games for the Dodgers, moved them within 5 games of the West Division-leading Padres. Los Angeles has won eight of the 12 between the teams.
Nationals 3, Pirates 2 -- Jose Guillen hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the eighth inning, lifting Washington over Pittsburgh in a game delayed by rain for over two hours.
It was the Nationals' 28th home victory, ting them with the Chicago White Sox for most in the majors. Chad Cordero earned his 26th save and 24th straight, breaking the franchise record set by Montreal's Mel Rojas in 1996.
Cardinals 11, Reds 3 -- Larry Walker returned to the St. Louis lineup and hit two-run homers his first two times up in a victory over visiting Cincinnati, which has lost four straight.
Matt Morris worked seven sharp innings, rebounding from his only loss of the year after an 8-0 start. They Cardinals also got homers from Reggie Sanders and Jim Edmonds.
Cubs 3, Brewers 2 -- Chicago won in Kerry Wood's return, with Todd Hollandsworth hitting a run-scoring single in the ninth to edge visiting Milwaukee, extending Chicago's winning streak to four.
Woodhad not pitched since April 30 because of a strained right shoulder.
Phillies 6, Mets 3 -- Chase Utley hit a three-run homer and visiting Philadelphia snapped its five-game losing streak.
Astros 7, Rockies 1 -- Craig Biggio homered and set the modern record for being hit by pitches, and Roy Oswalt (10-7) pitched seven scoreless innings for his fourth straight win to lift Houston at Denver.
Biggio was hit on the right elbow in the fourth by Byung Hyun Kim (2-7), breaking Don Baylor's post-1900 record of 267 times hit by pitches.
Giants 4, Diamondbacks 2 -- Moises Alou and Omar Vizquel each had three hits for a combined three RBIs as San Francisco beat Arizona in Phoenix.