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Cincy’s Arroyo jolts Giants

September 6, 2006

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— Bronson Arroyo pitched his first career shutout, and Rich Aurilia and Todd Hollandsworth had three hits apiece, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory Tuesday night over the San Francisco Giants.

Pitching on three days of rest, Arroyo (12-9) allowed three singles to turn Cincinnati around after a 2-8 West Coast trip. He struck out seven and walked one. Matt Morris fell to 10-12.

Cardinals 2, Nationals 0

Washington - Albert Pujols hit his fifth home run in three days, and Jeff Suppan took a shutout into the eighth inning.

Pujols pulled a flat, 76-mph pitch from Pedro Astacio over the left-field fence in the first inning for his 44th homer, a solo shot.

Suppan (11-7) made it stand up over 72â3 innings, his second scoreless outing in three starts. He allowed five hits, struck out five and walked two.

Diamondbacks 4, Marlins 0

Miami - Dontrelle Willis lost for the first time in four starts, giving up home runs to Carlos Quinten and Damion Easley before leaving in the seventh inning.

Florida lost for just the third time in 16 games and dropped back to .500 at 69-69.

Brewers 9, Dodgers 0

Milwaukee - Doug Davis pitched a four-hitter, and Corey Hart drove in a career-high six runs.

Davis (10-9) struck out eight, walked one and retired his final 16 batters in his third career shutout, his first since a seven-hitter at Minnesota on May 21, 2005.

Hart, who entered with four homers this year, had a three-run drive in the first off Mark Hendrickson (1-7) and a solo shot in the fifth for his first career multihomer game.

Pirates 6, Cubs 5

Chicago - Jason Bay homered twice, and Jose Bautista scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning on a wild pitch. The Cubs (55-83) fell behind Pittsburgh into last place in the division.

Padres 5, Rockies 4

San Diego - Mike Piazza homered, and Cla Meredith extended his scoreless streak to 271â3 innings. Piazza reached the 20-home run mark for the 12th time in 15 major-league seasons.

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