MIAMI - Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs and five hits while pitching into the seventh inning, Cody Ross hit a two-run double in the eighth, and the Florida Marlins extended Kenshin Kawakami's season of woe by beating the Atlanta Braves, 6-4, on Tuesday night.

Sanchez (4-2) has won three straight starts for the first time since September 2006, a stretch four years ago that included his no-hitter against Arizona.

Cameron Maybin homered in the third inning, and Florida tacked on three runs in the eighth.

Brian McCann hit a two-run double and Martin Prado had three hits for the Braves, who again struggled to give Kawakami (0-7) run support. Jason Heyward hit a two-run single in the ninth off Leo Nunez, drawing Atlanta within two.

The 34-year-old Japanese righty is winless in nine starts this season and hasn't won since beating the Marlins in Miami last Aug. 31 - 16 appearances ago.

McCann's two-run double in the fourth staked Kawakami to a short-lived lead. The Braves couldn't add any more before Kawakami left, having given up seven hits and three runs in six innings.

Sanchez didn't exactly have an abundance of help, either. Just enough.

He left with runners on first and second with one out in the seventh, chased after pinch-hitter Melky Cabrera singled sharply to right.

An angst-filled moment or two later, the Fish saved the lead for their starter.

Atlanta 002 000 002 – 4 9 1

Florida 101 010 03x – 6 10 0

Atlanta AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Florida AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Prado 2b 5   1   3   0   .314      Coghlan lf 3   1   1   1   .213

Heyward rf 4   0   2   2   .296      G.Sanchez 1b 4   0   1   0   .278

C.Jones 3b 5   1   0   0   .226      Barden 3b 0   0   0   0   .250

McCann c 5   0   1   2   .256      H.Ramirez ss 4   0   1   1   .298

Glaus 1b 3   0   0   0   .265      Cantu 3b-1b 4   1   1   0   .287

Hinske lf 4   0   1   0   .361      Uggla 2b 3   1   1   0   .277

1-G.Blanco pr-lf 0   0   0   0   ---      C.Ross rf 4   1   1   2   .308

Y.Escobar ss 3   0   0   0   .175      R.Paulino c 4   1   2   1   .308

McLouth cf 3   0   0   0   .194      Maybin cf 4   1   2   1   .242

Kawakami p 1   1   0   0   .091      Ani.Sanchez p 1   0   0   0   .176

a-.Cabrera ph 1   0   1   0   .220      Sanches p 0   0   0   0   ---

J.Chavez p 0   0   0   0   .000      Pinto p 0   0   0   0   ---

C.Martinez p 0   0   0   0   ---      b-Petersen ph 1   0   0   0   .063

d-Conrad ph 1   1   1   0   .267      Hensley p 0   0   0   0   .000

Totals 35   4   9   4         c-Helms ph 1   0   0   0   .304

Nunez p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 33   6   10   6      

a-singled for Kawakami in the 7th. b-fouled out for Pinto in the 7th. c-grounded out for Hensley in the 8th. d-singled for C.Martinez in the 9th.1-ran for Hinske in the 8th. E: Y.Escobar (4). LOB: Atlanta 9, Florida 6. 2B: Prado (14), McCann (7), Coghlan (4), C.Ross (13). HR: Maybin (4), off Kawakami. RBIs: Heyward 2 (35), McCann 2 (17), Coghlan (12), H.Ramirez (24), C.Ross 2 (26), R.Paulino (14), Maybin (16). SB: G.Blanco (1). CS: H.Ramirez (3). S: Ani.Sanchez. RLSP: Atlanta 5 (McCann, Glaus, C.Jones 2, Y.Escobar); Florida 2 (G.Sanchez 2). RA: Coghlan. GIDP: C.Jones. DP: Florida 1 (Uggla, H.Ramirez, G.Sanchez).

Atlanta walks (4): Glaus, Y.Escobar, McLouth, Kawakami.

Florida walks (2): Coghlan, Uggla.

Atlanta strikeouts (9): Prado, Heyward 2, McCann 2, Hinske, McLouth 2, Kawakami.

Florida strikeouts (3): G.Sanchez, H.Ramirez, Uggla.

Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Kawakami (L 0-7) 6   7   3   3   0   2   79   4.93

J.Chavez 11/3   2   3   3   2   1   37   7.71

C.Martinez 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   9   0.00

Florida IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Ani.Sanchez (W 4-2) 61/3   5   2   2   4   6   116   3.23

Sanches (H 2) 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   0.84

Pinto (H 4) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   8   2.45

Hensley (H 4) 1   1   0   0   0   1   15   1.46

Nunez 1   3   2   2   0   1   21   2.29

IR-S: C.Martinez 1-1, Sanches 2-0, Pinto 2-0. HBP: by Pinto (Heyward). Umpires: Home, C.B. Bucknor; First, Doug Eddings; Second, Dana DeMuth; Third, Kerwin Danley.

T: 2:55. A: 11,434 (38,560).

Pirates 2, Reds 1

CINCINNATI - Ryan Doumit hit a solo homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning - his second game-deciding homer in three days - and Pittsburgh held on for a victory over Cincinnati.

Brandon Phillips tied it 1-all in the eighth with his 100th career homer off reliever Joel Hanrahan (1-0), who took over for lefthander Paul Maholm.

Octavio Dotel pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 12 tries - he's 7 for 7 in May.

Pittsburgh 000 000 011 – 2 11 0

Cincinnati 000 000 010 – 1 8 0

Pittsburgh AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Cincinnati AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Iwamura 2b 4   1   1   0   .166      Heisey rf 3   0   0   0   .250

N.Walker 3b 4   0   1   1   .250      a-Bruce ph-rf 1   0   0   0   .271

A.McCutchen cf 4   0   2   0   .324      B.Phillips 2b 4   1   1   1   .267

G.Jones 1b 4   0   2   0   .259      Votto 1b 4   0   2   0   .312

Church rf 4   0   0   0   .207      Rolen 3b 4   0   0   0   .271

Milledge lf 4   0   2   0   .264      Gomes lf 3   0   1   0   .285

Doumit c 3   1   1   1   .293      R.Hernandez c 4   0   2   0   .278

Cedeno ss 4   0   2   0   .250      1-Cairo pr 0   0   0   0   .182

Maholm p 3   0   0   0   .000      Stubbs cf 3   0   0   0   .213

Hanrahan p 0   0   0   0   ---      b-L.Nix ph 1   0   0   0   .263

Dotel p 0   0   0   0   ---      Janish ss 2   0   1   0   .276

Totals 34   2   11   2         c-O.Cabrera ph 1   0   0   0   .279

Leake p 2   0   1   0   .368

Rhodes p 0   0   0   0   ---

Masset p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 32   1   8   1      

a-grounded out for Heisey in the 8th. b-lined out for Stubbs in the 9th. c-popped out for Janish in the 9th.1-ran for R.Hernandez in the 9th. LOB: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 7. 2B: N.Walker (1), Votto (9), Gomes (8), R.Hernandez (7). 3B: Iwamura (1). HR: Doumit (5), off Masset; B.Phillips (6), off Hanrahan. RBIs: N.Walker (1), Doumit (19), B.Phillips (14). SB: Cedeno (5). CS: Milledge (2). S: Leake. RLSP: Pittsburgh 2 (Church, Maholm); Cincinnati 4 (Rolen, B.Phillips, R.Hernandez, Leake). GIDP: Iwamura, Doumit, R.Hernandez. DP: Pittsburgh 1 (Iwamura, Cedeno, G.Jones); Cincinnati 2 (Votto, Janish, Votto), (Leake, Janish, Votto).

Pittsburgh walks (1): Doumit.

Cincinnati walks (2): Gomes, Janish.

Pittsburgh strikeouts (5): G.Jones, Church, Cedeno, Maholm 2.

Cincinnati strikeouts (5): Votto, Rolen, Gomes, Stubbs 2.

Pittsburgh IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Maholm 7   6   0   0   2   2   89   3.98

Hanrahan (W 1-0) (BS 1-1) 1   1   1   1   0   2   12   5.00

Dotel (S 10-12) 1   1   0   0   0   1   9   5.59

Cincinnati IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Leake 71/3   10   1   1   1   3   97   2.70

Rhodes 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   0.47

Masset (L 3-3) 2/3   1   1   1   0   1   12   7.29

IR-S: Rhodes 1-0. Umpires: Home, Jim Wolf; First, Todd Tichenor; Second, Marvin Hudson; Third, Jim Joyce.

T: 2:24. A: 14,471 (42,319).

Cubs 3, Dodgers 0

CHICAGO - Ryan Dempster pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, Derrek Lee homered and drove in all three runs, and Chicago beat surging Los Angeles.

Lee, who came in with a .218 average, had three hits, and the Cubs won for the seventh time in nine games.

He drove in Ryan Theriot with a single off Clayton Kershaw in the sixth after shortstop Rafael Furcal booted his grounder. Lee made it 3-0 in the eighth with a two-run shot off Ramon Trancoso after Starlin Castro reached on a throwing error by Furcal.

That was enough for Dempster, who handed the Dodgers just their third loss in 15 games while earning his first win since April 23.

Los Angeles 000 000 000 – 0 3 3

Chicago 000 001 02x – 3 6 0

Los Angeles AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Furcal ss 4   0   0   0   .294      Theriot 2b 4   1   0   0   .297

Martin c 4   0   1   0   .261      S.Castro ss 4   1   0   0   .328

Kemp cf 4   0   0   0   .279      D.Lee 1b 3   1   3   3   .231

Man.Ramirez lf 3   0   1   0   .329      Byrd cf 4   0   2   0   .314

Loney 1b 3   0   0   0   .290      A.Soriano lf 3   0   0   0   .319

Blake 3b 3   0   1   0   .269      Marmol p 0   0   0   0   ---

Paul rf 3   0   0   0   .306      Nady rf 3   0   0   0   .227

DeWitt 2b 3   0   0   0   .279      Colvin rf-lf 1   0   0   0   .308

Kershaw p 2   0   0   0   .000      Je.Baker 3b 3   0   0   0   .215

Jef.Weaver p 0   0   0   0   1.00      Soto c 3   0   0   0   .257

a-Anderson ph 1   0   0   0   .157      Dempster p 3   0   1   0   .250

Troncoso p 0   0   0   0   .000      Fukudome rf 0   0   0   0   .303

Totals 30   0   3   0         Totals 31   3   6   3      

a-grounded out for Jef.Weaver in the 8th. E: Furcal 2 (5), DeWitt (3). LOB: Los Angeles 4, Chicago 6. 2B: D.Lee (7). HR: D.Lee (6), off Troncoso. RBIs: D.Lee 3 (23). SB: Martin (3), Theriot (9). RLSP: Los Angeles 2 (Loney, Paul); Chicago 2 (Nady 2). GIDP: A.Soriano, Je.Baker. DP: Los Angeles 2 (DeWitt, Furcal, Loney), (Furcal, DeWitt, Loney).

Los Angeles walks (1): Man.Ramirez.

Chicago walks (2): D.Lee, A.Soriano.

Los Angeles strikeouts (9): Furcal 2, Kemp 2, Man.Ramirez, Paul, DeWitt, Kershaw 2.

Chicago strikeouts (5): S.Castro, A.Soriano, Soto, Dempster 2.

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Kershaw (L 4-3) 6   4   1   0   2   4   104   2.90

Jef.Weaver 1   1   0   0   0   1   10   2.84

Troncoso 1   1   2   1   0   0   13   5.24

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Dempster (W 3-4) 8   3   0   0   1   7   104   3.31

Marmol (S 10-12) 1   0   0   0   0   2   11   1.52

Umpires: Home, James Hoye; First, Wally Bell; Second, Laz Diaz; Third, John Hirschbeck.

T: 2:19. A: 34,749 (41,210).

Brewers 6, Astros 1

MILWAUKEE - Randy Wolf pitched seven scoreless innings, Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks homered, and Milwaukee snapped an eight-game home losing streak with the victory over Houston.

The Brewers, who avoided their longest skid at home in 14 years, lost 11 of the last 13 overall. Braun started it with a two-run homer in the first, and Weeks' two-run shot sealed it in the seventh.

Houston starter Felipe Paulino (0-7) had his third quality start in his last four appearances.

Houston 000 000 001 – 1 7 0

Milwaukee 200 000 40x – 6 12 0

Houston AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Milwaukee AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Bourn cf 4   0   0   0   .280      Weeks 2b 5   2   3   2   .246

Keppinger 2b 4   0   1   0   .291      Gomez cf 5   0   0   0   .274

Berkman 1b 4   0   0   0   .224      Braun lf 4   2   2   2   .328

Ca.Lee lf 4   0   0   0   .192      Fielder 1b 1   1   1   0   .275

Pence rf 3   1   1   0   .252      McGehee 3b 4   0   1   1   .308

P.Feliz 3b 3   0   1   0   .212      Hart rf 4   0   1   0   .264

Quintero c 4   0   2   1   .244      A.Escobar ss 4   0   2   1   .248

Manzella ss 3   0   2   0   .204      Lucroy c 4   0   1   0   .333

F.Paulino p 2   0   0   0   .333      Wolf p 2   0   1   0   .320

a-Michaels ph 1   0   0   0   .205      b-Inglett ph 0   0   0   0   .350

Sampson p 0   0   0   0   ---      1-Bush pr 0   1   0   0   .111

Fulchino p 0   0   0   0   ---      Villanueva p 0   0   0   0   .000

d-Blum ph 1   0   0   0   .274      c-Gallardo ph 1   0   0   0   .143

Totals 33   1   7   1         Coffey p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 34   6   12   6      

a-struck out for F.Paulino in the 7th. b-was hit by a pitch for Wolf in the 7th. c-grounded out for Villanueva in the 8th. d-grounded out for Fulchino in the 9th.1-ran for Inglett in the 7th. LOB: Houston 8, Milwaukee 8. 2B: Pence (6), Quintero (3), A.Escobar (6). HR: Braun (8), off F.Paulino; Weeks (6), off Sampson. RBIs: Quintero (5), Weeks 2 (24), Braun 2 (32), McGehee (40), A.Escobar (14). CS: Lucroy (1). RLSP: Houston 4 (F.Paulino 2, Michaels, Blum); Milwaukee 4 (Gomez, A.Escobar, Lucroy 2). GIDP: F.Paulino, Lucroy. DP: Houston 1 (Keppinger, Manzella, Berkman); Milwaukee 1 (McGehee, A.Escobar, Weeks).

Houston walks (3): Pence, P.Feliz, Manzella.

Milwaukee walks (3): Fielder 3.

Houston strikeouts (7): Bourn, Berkman 2, Quintero, Manzella, F.Paulino, Michaels.

Milwaukee strikeouts (5): Gomez, McGehee 2, Hart, Lucroy.

Houston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

F.Paulino (L 0-7) 6   7   2   2   3   4   112   5.08

Sampson 1/3   4   4   4   0   0   10   4.66

Fulchino 12/3   1   0   0   0   1   26   4.15

Milwaukee IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Wolf (W 4-4) 7   4   0   0   3   4   103   4.52

Villanueva 1   1   0   0   0   2   17   2.92

Coffey 1   2   1   1   0   1   22   4.50

IR-S: Fulchino 2-1. HBP: by Sampson (Inglett). Umpires: Home, Hunter Wendelstedt; First, Mike Estabrook; Second, Jerry Layne; Third, Mike Winters.

T: 2:55. A: 27,363 (41,900).

Rockies 3, Diamondbacks 2

DENVER - Jhoulys Chacin pitched six solid innings, Brad Hawpe, and Troy Tulowitzki homered, and Colorado beat Arizona.

Todd Helton had three hits for the Rockies, who have won three straight.

Conor Jackson doubled in a run and scored another for the Diamondbacks.

In the second, the Rockies' Hawpe led off with his fourth homer. Miguel Olivo followed with a walk, and Ian Stewart singled to left. After a one-out sacrifice by Chacin (3-2) advanced the runners, Olivo scored on a wild pitch.

Arizona 000 002 000 – 2 5 0

Colorado 021 000 00x – 3 7 0

Arizona AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Colorado AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

K.Johnson 2b 3   1   1   0   .258      S.Smith lf 3   0   0   0   .252

C.Jackson lf 4   1   1   1   .250      Fowler cf 4   0   0   0   .221

S.Drew ss 4   0   1   0   .298      Helton 1b 4   0   3   0   .283

J.Upton rf 4   0   0   1   .263      Tulowitzki ss 4   1   1   1   .307

Ad.LaRoche 1b 4   0   1   0   .282      Hawpe rf 4   1   1   1   .319

M.Reynolds 3b 4   0   0   0   .225      Corpas p 0   0   0   0   .000

C.Young cf 3   0   1   0   .299      Olivo c 1   1   0   0   .281

Snyder c 2   0   0   0   .220      Stewart 3b 2   0   2   0   .284

I.Kennedy p 2   0   0   0   .150      Barmes 2b 3   0   0   0   .215

Vasquez p 0   0   0   0   .000      J.Chacin p 1   0   0   0   .000

a-G.Parra ph 0   0   0   0   .247      Belisle p 1   0   0   0   .333

b-R.Roberts ph 1   0   0   0   .000      Beimel p 0   0   0   0   .000

Heilman p 0   0   0   0   ---      C.Gonzalez rf 0   0   0   0   .303

Totals 31   2   5   2         Totals 27   3   7   2      

a-was announced for Vasquez in the 8th. b-grounded out for G.Parra in the 8th. LOB: Arizona 4, Colorado 5. 2B: C.Jackson (9). HR: Hawpe (4), off I.Kennedy; Tulowitzki (5), off I.Kennedy. RBIs: C.Jackson (7), J.Upton (24), Tulowitzki (22), Hawpe (14). SB: K.Johnson (4). S: J.Chacin. RLSP: Arizona 3 (J.Upton, Snyder, M.Reynolds); Colorado 2 (Fowler, Barmes). RA: S.Drew, J.Upton, Ad.LaRoche. GIDP: Snyder, Tulowitzki, Barmes. DP: Arizona 2 (M.Reynolds, K.Johnson, Ad.LaRoche), (S.Drew, K.Johnson, Ad.LaRoche); Colorado 1 (Stewart, Barmes, Helton).

Arizona walks (2): K.Johnson, Snyder.

Colorado walks (4): S.Smith, Olivo 2, Stewart.

Arizona strikeouts (6): C.Jackson, J.Upton 2, Ad.LaRoche, M.Reynolds, I.Kennedy.

Colorado strikeouts (4): Fowler, Helton, Olivo, Belisle.

Arizona IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

I.Kennedy (L 3-3) 5   5   3   3   4   2   103   3.41

Vasquez 2   1   0   0   0   2   18   4.30

Heilman 1   1   0   0   0   0   11   3.26

Colorado IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

J.Chacin (W 3-2) 6   4   2   2   2   5   99   3.09

Belisle (H 4) 1   0   0   0   0   0   12   2.45

Beimel (H 6) 1   0   0   0   0   0   6   0.54

Corpas (S 4-5) 1   1   0   0   0   1   21   2.37

WP: I.Kennedy. Umpires: Home, Greg Gibson; First, Gerry Davis; Second, Sam Holbrook; Third, Brian Knight.

T: 2:38. A: 28,370 (50,449).