- Associated Press - Friday, May 30, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Morse homered and drove in three runs, Pablo Sandoval homered and scored twice, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.

The Giants have won seven of eight and the Cardinals have dropped three of four to start a nine-game home stand.

Gregor Blanco scored from second on Angel Pagan’s single to center off Carlos Martinez (0-3) to tie the score at 4-all in the eighth. Pagan moved to second on Peter Bourjos’ throwing error. After Sandoval was intentionally walked, Morse doubled to deep center to drive in Pagan and Sandoval for a 6-4 lead.

Javier Lopez (1-0) got two groundouts in relief of Ryan Vogelsong for his first win since Sept. 22, 2013.

METS 4, PHILLIES 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chris Young hit a two-run homer and Zack Wheeler struck out nine in 6 1-3 innings to lead the Mets over the Phillies in the opener of a rare five-game series.

The Mets, who opened an 11-game road trip, matched a season best with their third straight victory while beating the Phillies for the sixth straight time at Citizens Bank Park.

Marlon Byrd homered for the Phillies, who struck out a season-high 15 times.

The series originally was scheduled for four games, but the teams will make up their April 30 rainout on Monday, which originally was a day off for both teams.

Wheeler (2-5) retired eight of the first 10 batters via strikeout.

David Buchanan (1-1) left after giving up four runs - three earned - and seven hits with two strikeouts and walks.

DIAMONDBACKS 4, REDS 0

PHOENIX (AP) - Josh Collmenter faced the minimum in a three-hitter, Aaron Hill homered and had two RBIs and the Diamondbacks beat the light-hitting Reds.

Collmenter (4-2) breezed through his first career complete game, joining Randy Johnson as the only Arizona pitcher to face the minimum 27 batters in a nine-inning game. Johnson did it during his perfect game against Atlanta in 2004.

Hill had three hits, including a solo homer in the sixth inning off Tony Cingrani (2-5). A.J. Pollock had a double, a triple and scored two runs from the leadoff spot for the Diamondbacks, who have won five of seven.

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