Braves 1, Diamondbacks 0
ATLANTA -- Tim Hudson combined with two relievers on a five-hit shutout, Alex Gonzalez homered and the Atlanta Braves beat slumping Arizona 1-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
The Diamondbacks have lost five straight to match their longest skid of the season.
Hudson (13-7) allowed only three hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in seven scoreless innings. Jonny Venters pitched the eighth before Craig Kimbrel escaped trouble in the ninth to earn his 39th save.
Kimbrel walked Chris Young with one out in the ninth. Young advanced to third on Miguel Montero's single up the middle. Kimbrel hit 100 mph on the Turner Field radar gun before striking out Paul Goldschmidt on a 99 mph fastball. He struck out Sean Burroughs to end the game.
Arizona began the day 2.5 games ahead of San Francisco in the NL West. The Braves have won four straight and six of seven and began the day 8 games ahead of the Giants in the wild-card race.
Right-hander Josh Collmenter (7-8) gave up only four hits and one run in seven innings but saw his streak of road starts without a win extended to nine.
The Diamondbacks have scored only nine runs in their last six games, including three runs in the three losses to Atlanta.
Collmenter threw six scoreless innings, giving up only two hits, in a 2-1 win over the Braves on May 19. The Braves hoped their second look at Collmenter would make the right-hander's unusual over-the-top delivery less difficult to solve.
Instead, the leadoff homer by Gonzalez in the third was Atlanta's only run.
Brewers 6, Mets 2
NEW YORK -- Prince Fielder drove in the go-ahead run on a botched potential double-play grounder in the eighth and Yovani Gallardo shut down the Mets for seven innings, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 victory Sunday for their first series sweep in New York.
Casey McGehee homered off R.A. Dickey in the fourth and Ryan Braun had three hits, an RBI and scored twice after stealing bases for the Brewers.
Milwaukee won three straight in Queens to send the Mets six games under .500 for the first time since May 4 with a thorough display of superior baseball this weekend. Shaun Marcum stifled New York on Friday in a 6-1 win. Fielder and the Brewers rallied Saturday after blowing a late six-run lead for an 11-9 victory, and Gallardo (14-8) gave up six hits in the finale to match a career high for wins.
The NL Central-leading Brewers have won eight of nine on the road to improve to 29-36 away from home. Should the Cardinals lose the Cubs on Sunday night, Milwaukee's fans will wake Monday morning to see its club with the biggest division lead in franchise history, 9 games.
Lucas Duda stunned Gallardo in the seventh after striking out his first two at-bats, launching a home run that landed in the bullpen in right-center to tie it 2-all. But the Brewers rallied in the eighth after Dickey left and the burly Fielder was at the center again.
Fielder had quite a series against the Mets, driving in eight runs. He hit a tying single Saturday in the ninth, then put Milwaukee up 2-0 with a single in the sixth Sunday.
Padres 4, Marlins 3
SAN DIEGO -- Nick Hundley tripled leading off the bottom of the ninth and scored on Will Venable's bases-loaded single to give the San Diego Padres a 4-3 win on Sunday and a four-game sweep of the Florida Marlins.
The Padres swept the seven-game season series. Overall, San Diego has won eight straight against the Marlins.
On the day the Padres honored all-time saves leader Trevor Hoffman by retiring his No. 51, Heath Bell blew (3-4) the save by allowing Mike Cameron's solo homer with two outs in the ninth.
Hundley started the winning rally in the bottom of the inning with a triple off the bottom of the center field wall against Edward Mujica (8-5). It was the fourth triple in the last six games for Hundley, the Padres' catcher. The Marlins then intentionally walked Logan Forsythe and Alberto Gonzalez before Mike Dunn relieved Mujica. The Marlins deployed a five-man infield, with center fielder Cameron playing just to the right of second base. It didn't help, though, as Venable lofted a single over the head of right fielder Mike Stanton.
San Diego, which moved past Los Angeles into fourth in the NL West, has won six of eight. The Marlins, last in the NL East, have dropped 15 of 17. The Marlins were swept in a four-game series for the fourth time this season, a club record.
Trying for a four-out save, Bell retired the first two batters in the ninth before Cameron, a former Padres player, homered into the balcony on the third level of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse in the left-field corner. It was his fourth.
Cory Luebke struck out eight in six innings for the Padres.
The Padres handed Luebke a 3-0 lead in the first. Venable homered to right on a 2-0 pitch from Anibal Sanchez. It was his fifth of the season and third leadoff homer of his career. Cameron Maybin walked with one out, Orlando Hudson doubled with two outs and both scored on Kyle Blanks' double to left-center.
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