Milwaukee Carlos Lee drove in two runs to match his career high with 113 RBIs, and the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 12-9, in a wild game Monday night.
After Cincinnati scored twice in the eighth inning for a 9-7 lead, Milwaukee rallied for five runs in the bottom half to reach 78 victories for the first time since 1997. The Brewers (78-78) are seeking their first winning season since 1992.
Bill Hall led off the eighth with a home run, his 17th, to cut the deficit to one. Hall finished 4-for-4 with two RBIs. He also went 4-for-4 with two RBIs against St. Louis on Friday.
Pinch-hitter Prince Fielder followed with a single, and Damian Miller's triple down the right-field line, his first since April 22, 2003, tied the score.
Rockies 6, Braves 5
Atlanta - Todd Greene hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and Colorado past Atlanta, preventing the Braves from clinching at least a tie for their 14th straight division title.
Colorado came all the way back from a four-run deficit, taking advantage of the Braves' shaky bullpen. Chris Reitsma (3-6) took over with one out in the eighth and didn't retire anyone.
Matt Holliday and Garrett Atkins hit back-to-back singles before Greene drove a 1-2 pitch into the center-field seats, a 406-foot shot for his seventh homer and the Rockies' first lead of the night.
Ryan Speier (2-1) pitched a scoreless seventh for the win. Brian Fuentes worked the ninth for his 31st save.
Nationals 4, Marlins 0
Miami - Cristian Guzman had three hits and three RBIs, Hector Carrasco pitched six strong innings, and Washington put Florida on the brink of playoff elimination.
Florida has dropped four straight and 10 of 12. Another loss, or a Houston victory, will knock the Marlins out of NL wild-card contention.
Mets 6, Phillies 5
Philadelphia - Philadelphia's bad defense and shaky bullpen helped New York rally for four runs in the eighth inning in a crucial game for the Phillies.
Pat Burrell came to the plate with two runners on in the ninth but bounced back to the mound on a check-swing for the final out, dropping the Phillies 11â2 games behind Houston in the NL wild-card race with time running out in the regular season.
Dodgers 9, Pirates 4
Los Angeles - Rookie Jason Repko drove in four runs with a pair of triples, and Jose Cruz Jr. homered, leading Los Angeles over Pittsburgh and sending Kip Wells to his major-league-worst 18th loss. Edwin Jackson (2-2) pitched 51â3 innings, allowing two runs - one earned - and four hits with no strikeouts.
Giants 3, Padres 2
San Diego - Randy Winn hit a tying, two-out triple off Trevor Hoffman in the ninth inning, and J.T. Snow hit a go-ahead single two batters later as San Francisco stunned San Diego and pulled within three games of the NL West-leading Padres. The Padres had been within one out of reducing their magic number for clinching the division title to two, but Hoffman (1-6) blew a save for the third time in 44 chances, and saw his streak of 38 straight saves end.