■Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino had his suspension for his part in a benches-clearing brawl at San Francisco Aug. 5 reduced, and he was out last night for the first of two games.
■Braves closer Craig Kimbrel struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 37th save in 42 chances, breaking a tie with Todd Worrell for the most saves by an NL rookie since 1969.
■Nationals’ catcher Jesus Flores’s home run was his first since May 8, 2009. He missed most of the 2009 and all of last season after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder.
■Atlanta’s latest win stretched its lead in the NL wild-card race to six games over the Giants, who came in 2 1/2 games behind Arizona in the NL West.
■White Sox righthander Phil Humber left the game in the second inning when he was hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of Cleveland’s Kosuke Fukudome. The team said Humber was struck above the right eye and was removed as a precautionary measure.