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Richard struck out five, walked one and hit a batter as the Cubs had a runner reach third base three times.

Chicago scored four runs _ all in Tuesday night’s 7-4 loss _ and had 15 hits in the three-game series.

San Diego’s runs came on Will Venable’s RBI double in the second inning and Yonder Alonso’s run-scoring single in the eighth.

Richard has three career complete games and two shutouts.

Jeff Samardzija (7-10) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings. He struck out five and walked two.

PIRATES 7, DIAMONDBACKS 6

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Neil Walker homered and drove in five runs, Kevin Correia won his seventh straight decision and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame four errors to beat Arizona

Walker hit a three-run homer in the first _ his career-high 13th of the season _ and added a two-run double in the fifth to give Pittsburgh the lead for good.

Correia (9-6) allowed three earned runs in six innings in his first start since the Pirates removed him from the rotation after they acquired Wandy Rodriguez.

Jordy Mercer hit his first major league home run and rookie Starling Marte homered for the second day in a row for the Pirates, who have the majors’ best home record at 35-17.

Ian Kennedy (10-9) was charged with six runs and eight hits in four-plus innings. He had won his four previous starts.

Chris Young was ejected after being called out on strikes with the bases loaded to end the seventh with Arizona down 7-5 and was restrained by manager Kirk Gibson.

BRAVES 12, PHILLIES 6

PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the seventh after Tim Hudson blew a five-run lead and the Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia.

Ryan Howard’s three-run homer off Hudson during a five-run fifth tied it at 6, but the wild card-leading Braves scored four runs after Antonio Bastardo (2-4) got the first two outs in the seventh.

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