PITTSBURGH - Zach Duke pitched seven effective innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Johan Santana and the New York Mets, 3-1, last night.

Former Phillies prospect Jason Jaramillo hit his first major-league homer for the Pirates, who have won three of four. Freddy Sanchez and Nate McLouth each had two hits.

Duke (6-4) allowed one run and eight hits to lower his ERA to 2.62.

He has allowed two earned runs or less in eight of his 11 starts.

Santana (7-3) gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings for New York, which has lost three of four. The Mets have scored two runs or less in five of Santana's 11 starts.

New York again was without all-star outfielder Carlos Beltran, who is dealing with a stomach virus. He stayed back at the team hotel.

John Grabow followed Duke with a perfect eighth and Matt Capps retired the Mets in order in the ninth for his 12th save and third in the past four days.

New York 000 010 000 – 1 8 1

Pittsburgh 000 012 00x – 3 8 0

New York AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Pittsburgh AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

L.Castillo 2b 3   0   1   1   .285      Morgan lf 3   0   0   0   .275

F.Martinez lf 4   0   0   0   .174      Monroe lf 1   0   0   0   .232

D.Wright 3b 4   0   0   0   .321      F.Sanchez 2b 4   1   2   0   .328

Sheffield rf 4   0   1   0   .282      McLouth cf 4   1   2   1   .256

Tatis 1b 3   0   1   0   .269      Ad.LaRoche 1b 3   0   1   1   .243

Santos c 4   0   0   0   .262      An.LaRoche 3b 4   0   0   0   .297

R.Martinz ss 2   1   1   0   .167      Moss rf 3   0   1   0   .264

W.Valdez ss 2   0   0   0   .308      Jaramillo c 3   1   1   1   .272

Reed cf 3   0   3   0   .328      Ja.Wilson ss 3   0   1   0   .264

J.Santana p 0   0   0   0   .067      Duke p 1   0   0   0   .238

a-Mrphy ph 1   0   1   0   .248      b-R.Vazquez ph 1   0   0   0   .229

S.Green p 0   0   0   0   ---      Grabow p 0   0   0   0   ---

Takahashi p 0   0   0   0   .000      Capps p 0   0   0   0   ---

Stokes p 0   0   0   0   ---      Totals 30   3   8   3      

Totals 30   1   8   1      

a-singled for J.Santana in the 7th. b-grounded out for Duke in the 7th. E: J.Santana (1). LOB: New York 6, Pittsburgh 5. 2B: F.Sanchez (19), McLouth (7), Ad.LaRoche (17). 3B: McLouth (1). HR: Jaramillo (1), off J.Santana. RBIs: L.Castillo (12), McLouth (34), Ad.LaRoche (23), Jaramillo (8). S: J.Santana 2, Duke. SF: L.Castillo. RLSP: New York 4 (R.Martinez, F.Martinez 2, L.Castillo); Pittsburgh 4 (An.LaRoche 2, Morgan, Jaramillo). GI DP: Santos, Morgan, Jaramillo. DP: New York 2 (J.Santana, W.Valdez, Tatis), (J.Santana, W.Valdez, Tatis); Pittsburgh 1 (Duke, Ja.Wilson, Ad.LaRoche).

New York walk (1): Tatis.

Pittsburgh walk (1): Ad.LaRoche.

Pittsburgh strikeouts (3): Ad.LaRoche, An.LaRoche, Duke.

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

J.Santana (L) 6   7   3   3   1   3   85   2.00

S.Green 11/3   0   0   0   0   0   12   6.53

Takahashi 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   5   2.84

Stokes 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   5   2.61

Pittsburgh IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Duke (W) 7   8   1   1   1   0   90   2.62

Grabow (H) 1   0   0   0   0   0   5   4.30

Capps (S) 1   0   0   0   0   0   10   5.60

W: Duke, 6-4. L: Santana, 7-3. S: Capps, 12. H: Grabow, 8.

IR-S: Stokes 1-0. WP: J.Santana. Umpires: Home, Ted Barrett; first, Tim McClelland; second, Adrian Johnson; third, Scott Barry.

T: 2:11. A: 10,459 (38,362).

nolead begins

Nationals 10, Giants 6

WASHINGTON - Christian Guzman hit a tiebreaking RBI single in Washington's six-run eighth inning, helping the Nationals beat San Francisco.

San Francisco 100 031 001 – 6 11 2

Washington 011 002 06x – 10 14 2

San Fran AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Washington AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Rowand cf 4   2   3   2   .294      C.Guzman ss 4   1   1   1   .327

Renteria ss 5   0   1   0   .245      N.Johnson 1b 5   0   1   0   .328

Winn rf 5   0   3   1   .283      Zimmerman 3b 4   1   2   2   .322

B.Molina c 5   0   0   0   .247      Dunn lf 4   2   1   0   .269

Sandoval 1b 4   1   0   0   .301      Dukes rf-cf 4   0   1   1   .276

F.Lewis lf 4   1   1   0   .275      W.Harris cf 3   1   1   0   .267

Uribe 3b 4   1   2   1   .313      b-Kearns ph-rf 1   0   0   0   .224

Burriss 2b 4   1   1   0   .271      J.Bard c 4   1   3   1   .220

Lincecum p 2   0   0   0   .136      1-Nieves pr-c 0   1   0   1   .281

Affeldt p 0   0   0   0   1.00      A.Hernandz 2b 5   2   3   1   .286

Howry p 0   0   0   0   .000      Stammen p 2   0   0   0   .200

M.Valdez p 0   0   0   0   ---      a-Belliard ph 0   0   0   1   .174

J.Miller p 0   0   0   0   .000      Tavarez p 0   0   0   0   .000

d-Schrholtz ph 1   0   0   0   .237      Villone p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 38   6   11   4         c-Alb.Gonzlz ph 1   1   1   1   .291

Hanrahan p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 37   10   14   9      

a-hit a sacrifice fly for Stammen in the 6th. b-grounded out for W.Harris in the 7th. c-singled for Villone in the 8th. d-fouled out for J.Miller in the 9th.1-ran for J.Bard in the 8th. E: Renteria (4), Uribe (3), C.Guzman (7), J.Bard (1). LOB: San Francisco 7, Washington 10. 2B: Rowand (16), Winn 2 (14), Uribe (5), Zimmerman (15), Dunn (7), Dukes (9), W.Harris (6). HR: Rowand (6), off Stammen; J.Bard (1), off Lincecum. RBIs: Rowand 2 (24), Winn (21), Uribe (9), C.Guzman (13), Zimmerman 2 (37), Dukes (25), J.Bard (6), Nieves (9), A.Hernandez (14), Belliard (7), Alb.Gonzalez (7). SB: A.Hernandez 2 (5). S: Lincecum. SF: Nieves, Belliard. RLSP: San Francisco 6 (Sandoval, B.Molina 4, Lincecum); Washington 6 (Dukes, C.Guzman, W.Harris, N.Johnson, Kearns, A.Hernandez). RA: Renteria, Dunn.

San Francisco walk (1): Rowand.

Washington walks (5): C.Guzman, Zimmerman, Dunn, Dukes, Kearns.

San Francisco strikeouts (3): Winn, B.Molina 2.

Washington strikeouts (9): C.Guzman, N.Johnson 2, Dunn, Dukes 2, W.Harris, J.Bard, Stammen.

San Francisco IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Lincecum 61/3   8   4   2   2   7   110   3.01

Affeldt (H) 1/3   0   0   0   1   1   9   1.93

Howry (L) (BS) 1/3   3   3   3   0   0   13   5.12

M.Valdez 1/3   2   3   3   1   1   22   4.32

J.Miller 2/3   1   0   0   1   0   15   2.35

Washington IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Stammen 6   7   5   4   1   1   82   5.71

Tavarez 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   6   5.31

Villone (W) 12/3   0   0   0   0   2   20   0.00

Hanrahan 1   3   1   1   0   0   17   5.55

W: Villone, 3-0. L: Howry, 0-3. H: Affeldt, 12. BS: Howry, 3.

Howry pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. IR-S: Affeldt 1-0, Howry 2-0, M.Valdez 2-2, J.Miller 2-2, Villone 1-0. IBB: off J.Miller (Kearns), off M.Valdez (Dunn). WP: Affeldt 2, Stammen. Umpires: Home, Mark Wegner; first, Tim Timmons; second, Jeff Kellogg; third, Rob Drake.

T: 3:00. A: 17,331 (41,888).

nolead begins

Marlins 10, Brewers 3

MIAMI - Cody Ross hit a grand slam and Dan Uggla belted a milestone home run to help Florida Milwaukee.

Uggla became the fastest second baseman to reach 100 career homers with a two-run shot in the second. It came in his 502d game as a second baseman, beating Alfonso Soriano by 34 games.

Manny Parra (3-7) gave up 10 runs on 11 hits in four innings. Burke Badenhop (4-2) pitched five scoreless innings in relief of Anibal Sanchez, who was making his first start since May 7 because of a sprained shoulder.

Milwaukee 010 000 002 – 3 6 0

Florida 023 500 00x – 10 15 0

Milwaukee AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Florida AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Counsell 2b-ss 3   0   0   0   .316      Bonifacio 3b-ss 4   1   1   0   .245

Catalantto rf-2b 3   0   0   0   .231      Hermida lf 4   1   1   0   .267

Braun lf 3   0   1   0   .309      De Aza lf 0   0   0   0   .333

Fielder 1b 4   1   1   0   .271      Ha.Ramirez ss 4   2   3   1   .346

Hardy ss 2   0   0   0   .238      1-Helms pr-3b 1   0   0   0   .239

Hart rf 1   1   1   2   .258      Cantu 1b 4   2   2   0   .276

Gamel 3b 4   0   2   0   .242      Gload 1b 1   0   1   0   .281

Gerut cf 4   1   1   0   .211      Uggla 2b 4   3   2   3   .212

Kendall c 4   0   0   0   .211      C.Ross cf 5   1   2   5   .258

M.Parra p 0   0   0   1   .063      R.Paulino c 5   0   1   0   .236

a-McGehee ph 1   0   0   0   .250      B.Carroll rf 4   0   2   0   .231

Burns p 1   0   0   0   .000      A.Sanchez p 0   0   0   0   .000

Totals 30   3   6   3         Badenhop p 3   0   0   0   .000

Penn p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 39   10   15   9      

a-struck out for M.Parra in the 5th.1-ran for Ha.Ramirez in the 6th. LOB: Milwaukee 5, Florida 9. 2B: Fielder (8). HR: Hart (6), off Penn; Uggla (10), off M.Parra; C.Ross (8), off M.Parra. RBIs: Hart 2 (22), M.Parra (1), Ha.Ramirez (25), Uggla 3 (38), C.Ross 5 (33). SB: Gerut 2 (4), Bonifacio (10). SF: M.Parra. RLSP: Milwaukee 3 (Gamel 2, Hardy); Florida 4 (Bonifacio, C.Ross, Hermida, R.Paulino). RA: Braun, Fielder 2, C.Ross. GIDP: Fielder, Gerut. DP: Florida 2 (Bonifacio, Ha.Ramirez, Cantu), (Uggla, Ha.Ramirez, Cantu).

Milwaukee walks (4): Counsell, Catalanotto, Braun, Hardy.

Florida walks (4): Bonifacio, Hermida, Uggla, A.Sanchez.

Milwaukee strikeouts (6): Counsell, Gamel, Gerut, Kendall, McGehee, Burns.

Florida strikeouts (9): Bonifacio, Hermida, Ha.Ramirez, Uggla, C.Ross, R.Paulino 3, Badenhop.

Milwaukee IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

M.Parra (L) 4   11   10   10   2   5   100   6.75

Burns 4   4   0   0   2   4   77   0.00

Florida IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

A.Sanchez 3   2   1   1   3   3   71   5.55

Badenhop (W) 5   1   0   0   1   2   67   4.15

Penn 1   3   2   2   0   1   23   7.48

W: Badenhop, 4-2. L: Parra, 3-7.

WP: M.Parra 2. Umpires: Home, Dale Scott; first, Jerry Meals; second, Damien Beal; third, Mike DiMuro.

T: 2:51. A: 10,831 (38,560).

nolead begins

Braves 6, Cubs 5

ATLANTA - Jeff Francoeur hit a tying two-run homer with two outs in the ninth, and Chipper Jones drove in the winning run with a 12th-inning single, helping Atlanta rally for the victory over Chicago.

Chicago 110 002 010 000 – 5 10 1

Atlanta 000 000 032 001 – 6 7 1

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Atlanta AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

A.Soriano lf 6   1   1   1   .244      K.Johnson 2b 4   0   0   1   .250

Theriot ss 6   0   0   0   .283      Escobar ss 4   1   1   1   .298

Fukudome cf-rf 5   1   2   0   .312      C.Jones 3b 5   0   2   1   .319

D.Lee 1b 5   2   2   2   .253      McCann c 4   0   0   0   .306

Bradley rf 2   0   0   0   .220      G.Anderson lf 5   2   1   1   .263

Re.Johnson cf 3   0   1   0   .296      R.Soriano p 0   0   0   0   ---

Fontenot 3b 4   0   2   1   .231      Prado 1b 5   1   1   0   .244

Soto c 3   1   0   0   .211      Francoeur rf 3   2   1   2   .251

d-Scales ph 1   0   0   0   .234      G.Blanco cf 5   0   0   0   .000

Heilman p 0   0   0   0   ---      Kawakami p 2   0   0   0   .158

A.Blanco 2b 5   0   1   0   .143      Acosta p 0   0   0   0   ---

R.Wells p 2   0   1   1   .111      a-Norton ph 0   0   0   0   .129

Marmol p 0   0   0   0   ---      1-Medlen pr 0   0   0   0   .000

b-Hoffpauir ph 1   0   0   0   .278      Moylan p 0   0   0   0   .000

Gregg p 0   0   0   0   ---      M.Gonzalez p 0   0   0   0   ---

A.Guzman p 0   0   0   0   .000      c-M.Diaz ph-lf 2   0   1   0   .289

e-K.Hill ph-c 1   0   0   0   .283      Totals 39   6   7   6      

Totals 44   5   10   5      

One out when winning run scored.a-was hit by a pitch for Acosta in the 8th. b-grounded out for Marmol in the 9th. c-singled for Gonzalez in the 10th. d-bunted out for Soto in the 11th. e-struck out for Guzman in the 11th.1-ran for Norton in the 8th. E: Lee (1), Jones (7). LOB: Chicago 8, Atlanta 8. 2B: Fukudome (11), Lee (9). HR: A.Soriano (13), off Kawakami; Lee (6), off Acosta; Anderson (2), off Wells; Francoeur (4), off Gregg. RBIs: A.Soriano (26), Lee 2 (21), Fontenot (21), Wells (1), K.Johnson (19), Escobar (27), Jones (22), Anderson (16), Francoeur 2 (25). SB: Escobar (2). S: Wells, K.Johnson, Francoeur. SF: Fontenot, Escobar. RLSP: Chicago 3 (A.Soriano, Theriot, Re.Johnson); Atlanta 4 (Jones, Anderson 2, Diaz). RA: Escobar, Blanco. GIDP: Jones. DP: Chicago 1 (Blanco, Theriot, Lee).

Chicago walks (3): Fukudome, Lee, Soto. Atlanta walks (4): K.Johnson, Jones, McCann, Francoeur. Chicago strikeouts (8): A.Soriano, Theriot, Lee, Fontenot 2, Soto, Wells, Hill.

Atlanta strikeouts (6): Anderson, Prado, Blanco 2, Kawakami 2.

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

R.Wells 7   2   2   1   0   4   83   1.69

Marmol 1   0   1   1   2   0   23   3.38

Gregg (BS) 1   1   2   2   0   2   23   5.24

A.Guzman 1   1   0   0   2   0   20   2.70

Heilman (L) 11/3   3   1   1   0   0   27   5.09

Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Kawakami 7   7   4   3   1   2   96   4.63

Acosta 1   1   1   1   0   1   13   3.18

Moylan 1   0   0   0   0   1   8   4.82

M.Gonzalez 1   1   0   0   1   1   17   3.13

R.Soriano (W) 2   1   0   0   1   3   29   1.14

W: Soriano, 1-0. L: Heilman, 2-3. BS: Gregg, 2. Wells pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. IR-S: Marmol 1-1. IBB: off Guzman (Jones, McCann), off Gonzalez (Lee). HBP: by Marmol (Norton), by Wells (Escobar). WP: Gregg. Umpires: Home, Brian O'Nora; first, Fieldin Culbreth; second, Gary Cederstrom; third, Jim Wolf.

T: 3:39. A: 30,262 (49,743).

nolead begins

Cardinals 5, Reds 2

ST. LOUIS - Rookie Nick Stavinoha gave St. Louis another key hit with a two-run, go-ahead double in the sixth inning, and starter Brad Thompson (1-1) worked five effective innings for the Cardinals in the win over Cincinnati.

Cincinnati 000 200 000 – 2 5 0

St. Louis 100 013 00x – 5 9 1

Cincinnati AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      St. Louis AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Taveras cf 4   0   0   0   .260      Schumakr 2b-lf 3   2   2   0   .306

Burton p 0   0   0   0   ---      Rasmus cf 4   0   1   0   .243

Bruce rf 4   0   0   0   .220      Pujols 1b 3   0   1   2   .339

B.Phillips 2b 3   1   1   0   .280      Ludwick rf 3   0   0   0   .248

R.Hernandz 1b 4   1   1   0   .282      Motte p 0   0   0   0   ---

L.Nix lf 2   0   1   1   .278      D.Reyes p 0   0   0   0   ---

Ale.Gonzalez ss 4   0   1   0   .220      b-Wellemeyr ph 1   0   0   0   .143

A.Rosales 3b 4   0   0   1   .229      McClellan p 0   0   0   0   .000

Hanigan c 3   0   0   0   .319      Franklin p 0   0   0   0   ---

Arroyo p 2   0   1   0   .143      Ankiel lf-rf 4   0   1   0   .222

Fisher p 0   0   0   0   ---      Y.Molina c 2   1   0   0   .268

a-Dickrsn ph-cf 0   0   0   0   .240      Thurston 3b-2b 3   1   2   0   .268

Totals 30   2   5   2         B.Thompson p 2   0   0   0   .333

T.Miller p 0   0   0   0   ---

Stavinoha lf 1   1   1   2   .267

Barden 3b 1   0   0   0   .237

Br.Ryan ss 4   0   1   0   .268

Totals 31   5   9   4      

a-walked for Fisher in the 7th. b-struck out for D.Reyes in the 7th. E: Thurston (5). LOB: Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 7. 2B: B.Phillips (8), Arroyo (2), Rasmus (10), Pujols (11), Ankiel (8), Stavinoha (5). RBIs: L.Nix (13), A.Rosales (11), Pujols 2 (45), Stavinoha 2 (12). SB: R.Hernandez (1), Br.Ryan (4). CS: Schumaker (2). S: Y.Molina. SF: L.Nix. RLSP: Cincinnati 3 (Bruce 2, Arroyo); St. Louis 4 (Ankiel, Ludwick 2, Br.Ryan). RA: Pujols, Ludwick. GIDP: Ale.Gonzalez, Arroyo. DP: St. Louis 2 (B.Thompson, Y.Molina, Pujols), (Br.Ryan, Schumaker, Pujols).

Cincinnati walks (3): L.Nix, Hanigan, Dickerson.

St. Louis walks (3): Schumaker, Pujols, Thurston.

Cincinnati strikeouts (1): Ale.Gonzalez.

St. Louis strikeouts (9): Schumaker, Rasmus, Ludwick, Wellemeyer, Ankiel, B.Thompson 2, Barden, Br.Ryan.

Cincinnati IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Arroyo (L) 51/3   7   5   5   2   5   111   5.37

Fisher 2/3   1   0   0   0   1   13   0.00

Burton 2   1   0   0   1   3   22   5.79

St. Louis IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

B.Thompson 5   5   2   2   1   0   62   4.12

T.Miller 0   0   0   0   1   0   6   2.84

Motte (W) 12/3   0   0   0   1   0   30   2.78

D.Reyes (H) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   5   3.68

McClellan (H) 1   0   0   0   0   0   8   1.73

Franklin (S) 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   1.29

W: Motte, 2-1. L: Arroyo, 7-4. S: Franklin, 13. H: McClellan, 7. H: Reyes, 9.

T.Miller pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. IR-S: Fisher 1-1, Motte 1-0, D.Reyes 1-0. IBB: off Arroyo (Pujols), off Burton (Thurston), off B.Thompson (Hanigan). HBP: by Arroyo (Y.Molina), by B.Thompson (B.Phillips). WP: Fisher 2, D.Reyes. Umpires: Home, Brian Runge; first, Derryl Cousins; second, D.J. Reyburn; third, Jim Joyce.

T: 2:49. A: 35,507 (43,975).