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National League Roundup: Cubs’ Zambrano baffles Reds

May 7, 2008

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Cubs 3, Reds 0

Cincinnati - Carlos Zambrano allowed only three hits in eight innings, and Ronny Cedeno singled home a pair of runs.

The Cubs won for only fourth time in 12 games, a span marked by inconsistency all-around. Zambrano (5-1) has been one of the constants.

Dodgers 5, Mets 4

Los Angeles - Just 24 hours after hitting his first major-league home run, Blake DeWitt got his first inside-the park homer - a two-run shot off the top of the right-field fence.

Marlins 3, Brewers 0

Miami - Scott Olsen allowed two hits in 82â3 innings, and Mike Jacobs hit a two-run homer.

Ryan Braun doubled in the fourth, and Prince Fielder singled with two outs in the ninth for Milwaukee's only hits.

Cardinals 6, Rockies 5

Denver - Braden Looper pitched into the ninth inning in the longest outing of his career and went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Rick Ankiel hit his sixth homer of the season, and Ryan Ludwick finished 4-for-4 with two doubles as the Cardinals won for the eighth time in 10 games.

Pirates 12, Giants 6

Pittsburgh - Nate McLouth, dropped a spot in Pittsburgh's order to get more opportunities to produce runs, homered twice while driving in three runs, and Zach Duke won for the first time in nearly a year.

Diamondbacks 6, Phillies 4

Phoenix - Stephen Drew hit a three-run homer, and Randy Johnson earned his 286th victory as Arizona defeated Philadelphia.

Braves 5, Padres 3

Atlanta - Chipper Jones hit his 10th homer, Jair Jurrjens pitched six strong innings, and Atlanta beat San Diego to improve the NL's best home record.

Astros 6, Nationals 5

Houston - Carlos Lee had the go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning, and Lance Berkman had a career-high five hits.

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