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Trying to stay in the wild card and NL Central races, the Cardinals won for the sixth time in seven games.
The loss dropped the Pirates to 67-81. In a season that once had so much hope, they are stuck with a non-winning season for the 19th straight year.
Working on the day he signed a $21 million, two-year contract, Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter hit an early two-run single. He took a 4-2 lead into the seventh, but Andrew McCutchen tied it with a two-out homer.
Nationals 3, Mets 2
NEW YORK (AP) _ Craig Stammen got his first win and hit in more than a year, scoring the go-ahead run on Ryan Zimmerman’s seventh-inning single.
Stammen (1-1) entered in the sixth with two on, then got three straight outs to escape the trouble. Stammen then singled off Dale Thayer (0-2) leading off seventh _ a .217 hitter coming in, Stammen had not gotten a hit since July 30 last year.
Ian Desmond singled him to second with one out, Rick Ankiel advanced Stammen by grounding into a forceout against Tim Bydak, and Zimmerman lined a single to left off Bobby Parnell.
Stammen pitched 1 1-3 hitless innings to win for the first time since Aug. 4 last year. Drew Storen, Washington’s seventh pitcher, finished for his 36th save in 41 chances. The Mets put runners at the corners on two-out singles by Jose Reyes and Ruben Tejada before Lucas Duda struck out on three pitches.
Reds 2, Cubs 1
Phillips homered for the third time in two games. He has 15 home runs this year.
Leake (12-9) allowed six hits and two walks over eight innings in what is expected to be his final start of the season. The Reds plan to shut him down in an effort to prevent arm problems.
Leake pitched a career-high nine innings in his previous start, giving up three hits against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He took a one-hit shutout into the ninth in that game before giving up Starlin Castro’s two-out infield single and pinch-hitter Bryan LaHair’s tying home run.
Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth for his 33rd save.
By Bob Dole
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