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Wild win puts Chicago on top

August 2, 2007

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Cubs 5, Phillies 4

Chicago - Matt Murton raced home on Brett Myers' bases-loaded wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth, and Chicago took over first place Wednesday in the NL Central.

Braves 12, Astros 3

Atlanta - Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs in his Atlanta debut.

Marlins 4, Rockies 3

Miami - Byung-Hyun Kim survived a 37-pitch first inning and had a career-high 10 strikeouts to lead Florida. Kim (6-5) needed 126 pitches to make it through 51â3 innings.

Pirates 15, Cardinals 1

Pittsburgh - Ronny Paulino hit a grand slam in the first inning, and Tony Armas won as a starter for the first time in more than 10 months to carry Pittsburgh.

Nationals 7, Reds 2

Washington - John Lannan, ejected from his big-league debut last week in the fifth inning after hitting consecutive batters, took a shutout into the sixth for Washington.

Mets 8, Brewers 5

Milwaukee - Ramon Castro and Marlon Anderson hit three-run homers to lead New York. Oliver Perez (10-7) allowed five hits and five runs - four earned - and struck out a season-high 11 in six innings.

Dodgers 6, Giants 4

Los Angeles - Barry Bonds went 0-for-3 and remained at 754 home runs - one from tying Hank Aaron's career mark.

D'backs 9, Padres 5, 11 inn.

San Diego - Arizona overcame a second straight blown save by closer Jose Valverde.

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