ATLANTA - Pinch-hitter Micah Hoffpauir blooped an RBI single to left field in the 11th inning as the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, last night.

Derrek Lee started the 11th by drawing a walk from Jeff Bennett (2-3), then pulled off a nifty bit of baserunning to reach second. On a routine fly to left, Lee caught Matt Diaz off guard by tagging up and just beating a delayed throw to the bag.

Lee stopped at third on a single by Reed Johnson but came home when Hoffpauir looped a single just over the head of third baseman Chipper Jones.

The Braves, who rallied from five runs down the previous night to win, 6-5, in the 12th, couldn't pull off another comeback. Kevin Gregg bounced back from blowing that one to set down Atlanta in order, earning his ninth save in 11 chances.

Angel Guzman (2-0) earned the win with two scoreless innings.

Both starters - Chicago's Ted Lilly and Atlanta's Derek Lowe - pitched seven strong innings.

The loss capped a very busy day for the Braves. In a stunning move before the game, they released 305-game winner Tom Glavine, who thought he was ready to join the roster after pitching six scoreless innings in a minor-league rehab game Tuesday night.

Instead, the team called up top prospect Tommy Hanson; Glavine passed on a chance to retire as a Brave.

Chicago 000 200 000 01 – 3 9 1

Atlanta 000 001 100 00 – 2 7 1

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

A.Soriano lf 5   0   1   0   .243      K.Johnson 2b 5   1   2   0   .254

Theriot ss 4   1   1   0   .283      Escobar ss 5   0   1   0   .295

Fukudome rf 5   1   1   0   .308      M.Diaz lf 5   0   0   0   .274

D.Lee 1b 3   1   2   0   .262      McCann c 5   0   1   1   .302

Fontenot 3b 5   0   1   2   .230      Prado 1b 4   0   1   0   .244

Re.Johnson cf 5   0   1   0   .291      Francoeur rf 4   0   1   0   .251

K.Hill c 2   0   0   0   .271      1-Barton pr-rf 0   0   0   0   ---

b-J.Fox ph 0   0   0   0   .429      DiHerndez 3b 3   0   0   0   .148

A.Guzman p 0   0   0   0   .000      Moylan p 0   0   0   0   .000

f-Hoffpauir ph 1   0   1   1   .286      M.Gonzalez p 0   0   0   0   ---

Gregg p 0   0   0   0   ---      e-G.Andrson ph 1   0   0   0   .261

A.Blanco 2b 3   0   1   0   .176      Bennett p 0   0   0   0   .000

c-Soto ph-c 1   0   0   0   .209      O'Flaherty p 0   0   0   0   ---

Lilly p 3   0   0   0   .083      G.Blanco cf 4   1   0   0   .000

Marmol p 0   0   0   0   ---      D.Lowe p 2   0   0   0   .190

d-Scales ph-2b 2   0   0   0   .224      a-CJnes ph-3b 2   0   1   1   .322

Totals 39   3   9   3         Totals 40   2   7   2      

a-doubled for D.Lowe in the 7th. b-was hit by a pitch for K.Hill in the 9th. c-walked for A.Blanco in the 9th. d-grounded into a fielder's choice for Marmol in the 9th. e-flied out for M.Gonzalez in the 9th. f-singled for A.Guzman in the 11th.1-ran for Francoeur in the 9th. E: Lilly (4), Escobar (5). LOB: Chicago 9, Atlanta 6. 2B: Fontenot (8), A.Blanco (2), K.Johnson (13), C.Jones (9). RBIs: Fontenot 2 (23), Hoffpauir (17), McCann (19), C.Jones (23). CS: Theriot (4), Barton (1). RLSP: Chicago 6 (K.Hill 2, Lilly, Scales 3); Atlanta 4 (McCann, Francoeur 2, Escobar). RA: Fontenot. GIDP: Theriot 2, A.Blanco. DP: Atlanta 4 (Di.Hernandez, K.Johnson, Prado), (Di.Hernandez, K.Johnson, Prado), (McCann, McCann, Escobar), (C.Jones, K.Johnson, Prado).

Chicago walks (4): D.Lee 2, K.Hill, Soto.

Atlanta walk (1): Prado.

Chicago strikeouts (7): A.Soriano, Fukudome 2, Fontenot, K.Hill 2, Lilly.

Atlanta strikeouts (10): K.Johnson, Escobar 2, M.Diaz, McCann 2, Francoeur, Di.Hernandez, D.Lowe, C.Jones.

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Lilly 7   6   2   1   1   7   108   3.28

Marmol 1   0   0   0   0   1   13   3.24

A.Guzman (W) 2   1   0   0   0   1   22   2.49

Gregg (S) 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   5.01

Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

D.Lowe 7   5   2   2   2   4   101   3.40

Moylan 1   1   0   0   0   2   9   4.58

M.Gonzalez 1   1   0   0   1   0   16   3.00

Bennett (L) 11/3   1   1   1   1   1   28   2.92

O'Flaherty 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   12   2.89

W: Guzman, 2-0. L: Bennett, 2-3. S: Gregg, 9.

IR-S: O'Flaherty 2-1. HBP: by D.Lowe (Theriot), by M.Gonzalez (J.Fox). Umpires: Home, Fieldin Culbreth; first, Gary Cederstrom; second, Jim Wolf; third, Brian O'Nora. T: 3:19. A: 30,646 (49,743).

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Brewers 9, Marlins 6

MIAMI - Ryan Braun homered and Milwaukee scored three runs on walks to snap its five-game road losing streak with the victory over Florida.

The Brewers scored six runs in the fifth inning, three on bases-loaded walks after Hayden Penn relieved rookie Sean West with runners on first and second.

Milwaukee 102 060 000 – 9 8 2

Florida 000 140 010 – 6 9 2

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

Hart rf 5   1   0   0   .251      Coghlan lf 5   0   0   0   .200

McGehee 2b 5   1   2   2   .265      Bonifacio 3b 4   1   2   1   .250

Braun lf 5   1   2   2   .312      Ha.Ramirez ss 4   0   1   0   .344

Fielder 1b 4   1   2   1   .276      Cantu 1b 4   1   2   2   .280

M.Cameron cf 3   1   1   0   .289      Hermida rf 3   0   0   0   .263

Hardy ss 4   1   1   0   .238      Meyer p 0   0   0   0   .000

Hall 3b 4   1   0   1   .215      Uggla 2b 4   2   2   1   .219

Kendall c 3   1   0   1   .207      Jo.Baker c 4   1   1   0   .259

Looper p 1   1   0   1   .063      De Aza cf 4   1   1   0   .308

McClung p 1   0   0   0   .000      West p 1   0   0   0   .000

b-Gamel ph 1   0   0   0   .235      Penn p 0   0   0   0   ---

Hoffman p 0   0   0   0   ---      Sanches p 1   0   0   1   .000

Totals 36   9   8   8         a-B.Carroll ph 1   0   0   0   .222

Calero p 0   0   0   0   ---

Gload rf 1   0   0   0   .277

Totals 36   6   9   5      

a-popped out for Sanches in the 6th. b-grounded out for McClung in the 9th. E: Looper (2), McGehee (1), Ha.Ramirez (5), Bonifacio (9). LOB: Milwaukee 10, Florida 5. 2B: McGehee (3), Fielder (9). HR: Braun (10), off West; Cantu (9), off Looper; Uggla (11), off McClung. RBIs: McGehee 2 (6), Braun 2 (34), Fielder (49), Hall (13), Kendall (17), Looper (2), Bonifacio (13), Cantu 2 (41), Uggla (39), Sanches (1). RLSP: Milwaukee 6 (Hardy, Hart, Braun 2, McClung 2); Florida 3 (Uggla 2, Bonifacio). RA: Hardy, Gload. GIDP: Coghlan, Ha.Ramirez. DP: Milwaukee 2 (McGehee, Hardy, Fielder), (Hall, McGehee, Fielder).

Milwaukee walks (9): Hart, Fielder, M.Cameron, Hardy, Hall, Kendall 2, Looper 2.

Florida walks (2): Bonifacio, Hermida.

Milwaukee strikeouts (9): Hart 2, McGehee, Braun, M.Cameron, Hall 3, Kendall.

Florida strikeouts (7): Coghlan, Cantu, Hermida, Uggla, Jo.Baker, De, West.

Milwaukee IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Looper 42/3   7   5   5   2   3   101   4.65

McClung (W) 31/3   2   1   1   0   3   48   2.64

Hoffman (S) 1   0   0   0   0   1   17   0.00

Florida IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

West (L) 41/3   4   5   3   3   2   87   3.31

Penn 1/3   0   4   1   4   0   29   7.77

Sanches 11/3   2   0   0   2   2   27   0.00

Calero 2   2   0   0   0   3   29   2.00

Meyer 1   0   0   0   0   2   9   2.25

W: McClung, 3-1. L: West, 0-1. S: Hoffman, 14.

IR-S: McClung 3-0, Penn 2-2, Sanches 3-3. IBB: off Sanches (Kendall). HBP: by West (M.Cameron). WP: Looper, West 2. Umpires: Home, Jerry Meals; first, Damien Beal; second, Mike DiMuro; third, Dale Scott.

T: 3:20. A: 13,012 (38,560).

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Astros 6, Rockies 4

HOUSTON - Hunter Pence had a solo homer and two RBI singles, and Houston beat Colorado for its fourth straight victory.

Lance Berkman and Ivan Rodriguez also drove in runs for the Astros, who've won five of six overall and seven of their last eight games against Colorado.

Colorado 000 031 000 – 4 9 1

Houston 300 000 21x – 6 13 1

Colorado AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Houston AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Fowler cf 5   1   1   0   .255      Bourn cf 4   2   2   0   .295

Barmes ss 4   0   2   0   .260      Tejada ss 5   1   1   0   .358

Helton 1b 3   0   1   1   .311      Pence rf 5   2   4   3   .346

Hawpe rf 2   1   2   0   .353      Ca.Lee lf 4   1   2   0   .316

Atkins 3b 4   0   0   0   .188      Erstad lf 0   0   0   0   .137

S.Smith lf 4   1   1   0   .273      Berkman 1b 3   0   1   1   .240

Stewart 2b 4   1   2   3   .188      I.Rodriguez c 4   0   1   1   .266

P.Phillips c 3   0   0   0   .231      Blum 3b 4   0   2   0   .277

b-Spilbrghs ph 1   0   0   0   .258      Maysonet 2b 2   0   0   0   .367

Marquis p 3   0   0   0   .182      Sampson p 0   0   0   0   .000

R.Flores p 0   0   0   0   ---      Moehler p 2   0   0   0   .000

Jo.Peralta p 0   0   0   0   ---      a-Michaels ph 1   0   0   0   .171

Corpas p 0   0   0   0   ---      Byrdak p 0   0   0   0   ---

c-Murton ph 0   0   0   0   .275      Keppinger 2b 1   0   0   0   .276

Totals 33   4   9   4         Totals 35   6   13   5      

a-grounded out for Moehler in the 6th. b-flied out for P.Phillips in the 9th. c-walked for Corpas in the 9th. E: Jo.Peralta (1), Pence (1). LOB: Colorado 6, Houston 10. 2B: Fowler (12), Helton (12). 3B: Pence (3). HR: Stewart (8), off Moehler; Pence (6), off Marquis. RBIs: Helton (35), Stewart 3 (23), Pence 3 (22), Berkman (32), I.Rodriguez (23). SB: Bourn (18). S: Maysonet. SF: Helton. RLSP: Colorado 3 (S.Smith, Atkins, Fowler); Houston 5 (Moehler 2, Maysonet, I.Rodriguez, Tejada). RA: Berkman, Michaels. GIDP: Helton, S.Smith, I.Rodriguez. DP: Colorado 1 (Barmes, Stewart, Helton); Houston 2 (Berkman, Tejada, Berkman), (Maysonet, Tejada, Berkman).

Colorado walks (3): Hawpe 2, Murton.

Houston walks (4): Bourn, Ca.Lee, Berkman, Maysonet.

Colorado strikeouts (4): Fowler, Stewart 2, P.Phillips.

Houston strikeouts (5): Tejada, I.Rodriguez, Maysonet, Moehler, Keppinger.

Colorado IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Marquis (L) 6   10   5   4   4   2   94   4.10

R.Flores 0   1   0   0   0   0   5   0.00

Jo.Peralta 1   0   0   0   0   1   13   2.45

Corpas 1   2   1   0   0   2   16   5.84

Houston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Moehler 6   7   4   4   1   2   74   6.37

Byrdak (W) 1   0   0   0   0   1   13   3.15

Sampson (S) 2   2   0   0   2   1   44   1.91

W: Byrdak, 1-1. L: Marquis, 7-4. S: Sampson, 3.

Marquis pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.R.Flores pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. IR-S: R.Flores 1-0, Jo.Peralta 2-1. IBB: off Marquis (Berkman), off Moehler (Hawpe), off Sampson (Hawpe). WP: Moehler. PB: P.Phillips. Umpires: Home, James Hoye; first, Lance Barksdale; second, Randy Marsh; third, Marvin Hudson.

T: 2:49. A: 22,032 (40,976).

Reds 9, Cardinals 3

ST. LOUIS - Johnny Cueto (5-3) beat St. Louis for the second time in less than a month, and Cincinnati's Laynce Nix homered twice and had four RBIs.

Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse (4-4) was taken out in the third inning complaining of tightness in his right forearm, an injury that had resulted from his being hit by a pitch and that had forced him to skip a turn.

Cueto allowed one run in 61/3 innings.

Cincinnati 012 100 032–9 13 1

St. Louis 000 000 102–3 10 2

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

Hairston Jr. 3b 5   1   2   1   .267      Schumaker 2b 3   0   0   0   .301

Dickerson cf 5   0   1   0   .238      b-Barden ph-3b 2   0   1   1   .242

B.Phillips 2b 5   3   3   3   .290      Duncan lf-1b 5   0   1   0   .255

Bruce rf 4   0   0   0   .216      Pujols 1b 4   0   2   0   .343

RHernandez 1b 4   1   1   1   .281      T.Miller p 0   0   0   0   ---

L.Nix lf 4   2   2   4   .287      Ludwick rf 4   0   0   0   .240

Hanigan c 4   0   2   0   .329      Ankiel cf 4   1   1   0   .223

Janish ss 4   1   1   0   .295      Y.Molina c 3   1   0   0   .263

Cueto p 2   1   1   0   .174      Thurston 3b-2b 4   0   1   1   .267

Herrera p 0   0   0   0   .000      Lohse p 1   0   1   0   .294

c-Gomes ph 1   0   0   0   .333      Boyer p 1   0   0   0   .000

Weathers p 0   0   0   0   ---      a-Rasmus ph 1   1   1   0   .248

Fisher p 0   0   0   0   ---      C.Perez p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 38   9   13   9         Stavinoha lf 1   0   0   0   .261

Br.Ryan ss 4   0   2   1   .279

Totals 37   3   10   3      

a-doubled for Boyer in the 7th. b-struck out for Schumaker in the 7th. c-struck out for Herrera in the 8th. E: R.Hernandez (5), Ankiel (2), Thurston (6). LOB: Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 8. 2B: B.Phillips (9), Hanigan (3), Pujols (12), Ankiel (9), Rasmus (11), Br.Ryan (7). HR: L.Nix (5), off Lohse; L.Nix (6), off C.Perez; B.Phillips (10), off T.Miller. RBIs: Hairston Jr. (17), B.Phillips 3 (40), R.Hernandez (22), L.Nix 4 (17), Barden (9), Thurston (16), Br.Ryan (4). SB: B.Phillips 2 (6). CS: Br.Ryan (2). S: Cueto. RLSP: Cincinnati 4 (Janish, L.Nix, Dickerson, Gomes); St. Louis 4 (Br.Ryan, Duncan 2, Y.Molina). RA: Janish, Schumaker. GIDP: Dickerson. DP: St. Louis 1 (Br.Ryan, Pujols).

Cincinnati walks (2): Bruce, R.Hernandez.

St. Louis walks (1): Y.Molina.

Cincinnati strikeouts (4): Hairston, Dickerson, Cueto, Gomes.

St. Louis strikeouts (5): Barden, Duncan 2, Ludwick, Boyer.

Cincinnati IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Cueto (W) 61/3   7   1   1   0   3   101   2.43

Herrera (H) 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   1.69

Weathers 1   0   0   0   0   0   12   2.41

Fisher 1   3   2   2   1   1   23   3.18

St. Louis IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Lohse (L) 2   4   2   1   0   1   39   3.99

Boyer 5   4   2   1   1   1   56   7.13

C.Perez 1   3   3   3   1   1   30   3.57

T.Miller 1   2   2   2   0   1   16   3.95

W: Cueto, 5-3. L: Lohse, 4-4. H: Herrera, 2.

Lohse pitched to 1 batter in the 3rd. IR-S: Herrera 1-0, Boyer 1-1. WP: C.Perez. Umpires: Home, Derryl Cousins; First, D.J. Reyburn; Second, Jim Joyce; Third, Brian Runge. T: 3:02. A: 35,811 (43,975).