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Gio Gonzalez (16-6) pitched into the sixth inning, allowing one run and seven hits. Tyler Clippard pitched a perfect ninth for his 27th save in 31 chances.
Jeremy Hefner (2-5) took the loss as the Mets fell for the ninth time in 13 games.
DODGERS 5, BRAVES 0
ATLANTA (AP) _ Chad Billingsley combined with two relievers on a three-hitter to win his sixth straight start, Luis Cruz homered for the second game in a row and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Atlanta.
Mark Ellis drove in four runs, three with a bases-loaded double in the ninth.
Billingsley (10-9) gave up three hits in seven innings, striking out four and walking two. He is 6-0 since the All-Star break after losing five straight. He reached 10 wins for the sixth straight season.
Cruz homered deep into the left-field seats in the fifth off Mike Minor (6-10) for a 1-0 lead.
REDS 5, CUBS 4
CINCINNATI (AP) _ Xavier Paul led off the ninth inning with a pinch-hit triple and Ryan Hanigan followed with a single, lifting the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs.
Paul lined the first pitch from Shawn Camp (3-6) over first base into the right-field corner. Hanigan hit the next pitch to left-center over the drawn-in Chicago outfield.
The NL Central-leading Reds took three out of four from the Cubs and finished a 5-2 homestand.
Aroldis Chapman (5-4) struck out two in the ninth. Brett Jackson doubled with one out, but was caught trying to steal third.
PADRES 7, GIANTS 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Clayton Richard pitched eight sparkling innings, Cameron Maybin drove in three runs and the San Diego Padres snapped a five-game losing streak by beating San Francisco.
The Giants dropped out of first in the NL West and trail the Dodgers by a half-game heading into their big three-game series in Los Angeles. Madison Bumgarner is scheduled to face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the opener on Monday night.
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