Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Posted: 11:56 p.m.
The Associated Press
Braves 4, Padres 3
ATLANTA -- Tommy Hanson went six strong innings on a sweltering night, Freddie Freeman drove in two runs and Martin Prado homered, leading the Braves past San Diego and preventing the Padres from sweeping the series.
Hanson (6-4) allowed just three hits, giving up both runs on Kyle Phillips' two-run homer in the second. Three relievers finished up, with Craig Kimbrel escaping a drive to the wall in the ninth for his 16th save in 20 chances.
The Braves snapped San Diego's season-high four-game winning streak, which included a pair of one-runs victories over Atlanta to start the series. The Padres couldn't finish off their first three-game sweep at Turner Field since the park opened in 1997.
Pirates 9, Mets 3
NEW YORK -- Kevin Correia became the first eight-game winner in the majors and the pesky Pirates scratched out five infield singles in a five-run seventh inning to beat the Mets.
Andrew McCutchen made a dazzling catch in deep right-center and Correia (8-4) pitched six poised innings to help the Pirates improve to 17-14 on the road -- matching last season's win total.
Pittsburgh was a major league-worst 17-64 away from home last year, but this season has brought quite a turnaround under new manager Clint Hurdle. Pitching is the prime reason, and Correia is a big part of that.
Chris Capuano (3-6) was a hard-luck loser after carrying a three-hit shutout into the seventh.
Diamondbacks 6, Marlins 5
PHOENIX -- Justin Upton's bloop single to right field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth drove in the winning run in the Diamondbacks' victory over the Marlins.
Willie Bloomquist led off the ninth against Clay Hensley (0-2) with an infield single. Hensley struck out pinch-hitter Sean Burroughs then left with what appeared to be a shoulder injury. Burke Badenhop relieved and Bloomquist hustled to third base on a groundout by Ryan Roberts. After a walk, Upton ended the game with his hit.
John Buck's solo home run in the top of the ninth tied the game at 5 and ended Diamondbacks closer J.J. Putz's franchise record for consecutive saves at 16.
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