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BREWERS 7 , PIRATES 0

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez homered off Erik Bedard, leading Mark Rogers and the Milwaukee Brewers over the wobbling Pittsburgh Pirates.

Bedard (7-14) lasted only 4 2-3 innings and leads the majors in losses.

The Pirates have lost five of six. They trail St. Louis by two games for the second NL wild-card spot, with the Cardinals coming to PNC Park for a three-game series starting Monday night.

Rogers (2-1) allowed three hits in five innings, helping the Brewers win for the fifth time in six games.

Rogers won six days after picking up his first victory in the majors. He walked three and struck out five, throwing 101 pitches.

PADRES 5, DIAMONDBACKS 4

PHOENIX (AP) _ Edinson Volquez pitched seven effective innings and the San Diego Padres extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games by beating Arizona.

The Padres roughed up Trevor Cahill (9-11) and had at least 10 hits for the sixth time in eight games to complete their second sweep in the desert this season.

Volquez (9-9) recovered after a shaky first inning and San Diego’s bullpen escaped some sketchy moments of its own to win its sixth straight over Arizona.

Aaron Hill hit a two-run homer off Brad Brach in the eighth to pull Arizona within one, but Luke Gregerson escaped a jam to finish off the inning and pitched a perfect ninth for his first save since 2010.

CUBS 5, ROCKIES 0, 8 INNINGS

CHICAGO (AP) _ Chris Volstad ended a 24-start winless streak, allowing three hits in 6 2-3 strong innings as the Chicago Cubs beat Colorado in a game shortened to eight innings by rain.

Volstad (1-9), acquired from Miami for Carlos Zambrano, earned his first win since he beat Houston while pitching for the Marlins on July 10, 2011. He was 0-14 during his skid.

The major league record for consecutive winless starts is 28, shared by Jo-Jo Reyes, Matt Keough and Cliff Curtis.

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