ST. LOUIS - Albert Pujols continued his torrid hitting as the St. Louis Cardinals routed Cincinnati, 12-4, on Monday, to tie the Reds for first place in the NL Central.

Pujols extended his streak of reaching base to nine straight plate appearances with two intentional walks and a single his first three times up. He finally made an out in the fifth inning, hitting into a double play. Pujols added an RBI single in a five-run sixth, one day after hitting three homers at Chicago.

The Cards knocked out Reds starter Bronson Arroyo (5-3) in the fifth. He had been 5-0 with a 2.66 ERA in his previous six outings.

Cincinnati 200 100 010 – 4 9 1

St. Louis 010 335 00x – 12 16 1

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

O.Cabrera ss 5   0   1   1   .269      F.Lopez ss 4   1   2   2   .278

Cairo 1b-3b 5   0   1   0   .295      B.Ryan ss 1   0   0   0   .197

B.Phillips 2b 4   1   2   0   .282      Ludwick rf 4   1   2   2   .291

d-L.Nix ph 1   0   0   0   .231      Boggs p 0   0   0   0   .000

Rolen 3b 4   1   2   0   .280      Pujols 1b 3   0   2   1   .316

D.Herrera p 0   0   0   0   ---      Craig 1b-rf 1   0   0   0   .053

Gomes lf 3   0   1   2   .304      Holliday lf 4   0   1   2   .306

Bruce rf 4   0   0   0   .267      T.Miller p 0   0   0   0   ---

Stubbs cf 3   2   1   0   .237      LaRue c 0   0   0   0   .167

Hernandz c-1b 3   0   0   1   .298      Freese 3b 5   1   2   0   .318

Arroyo p 2   0   1   0   .167      Rasmus cf 4   3   2   1   .268

Fisher p 1   0   0   0   .000      Y.Molina c-1b 4   1   1   0   .258

Lincoln p 0   0   0   0   .000      Schumaker 2b 2   2   1   2   .243

c-C.Miller ph-c 1   0   0   0   .000      J.Garcia p 2   2   2   0   .200

Totals 36   4   9   4         a-Jay ph 1   1   1   2   .263

Hawksworth p 0   0   0   0   .000

b-Stavinha ph-lf 1   0   0   0   .295

Totals 36   12   16   12      

a-doubled for J.Garcia in the 6th. b-grounded into a double play for Hawksworth in the 7th. c-flied out for Lincoln in the 8th. d-flied out for B.Phillips in the 9th. E: Stubbs (2), Freese (7). LOB: Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 12. 2B: F.Lopez (5), Ludwick (14), Holliday (15), Freese (11), Rasmus (11), Jay (3). 3B: Stubbs (4). RBIs: O.Cabrera (24), Gomes 2 (34), R.Hernandez (13), F.Lopez 2 (12), Ludwick 2 (26), Pujols (39), Holliday 2 (22), Rasmus (21), Schumaker 2 (12), Jay 2 (2). SF: Ludwick, Schumaker. RLSP: Cincinnati 1 (Bruce); St. Louis 10 (Freese 3, Rasmus 2, Pujols, Holliday 2, Stavinoha 2). RA: B.Phillips, Rolen, R.Hernandez 2, Freese, Y.Molina 2. GIDP: Cairo, Pujols, Stavinoha. DP: Cincinnati 2 (Rolen, B.Phillips, Cairo), (Rolen, B.Phillips, Cairo); St. Louis 1 (Freese, Pujols).

Cincinnati walks (3): Gomes, Stubbs, R.Hernandez.

St. Louis walks (10): F.Lopez, Ludwick, Pujols 2, Holliday, Rasmus, Y.Molina, Schumaker 2, J.Garcia.

Cincinnati strikeouts (7): O.Cabrera, Rolen, Bruce, Stubbs, R.Hernandez, Arroyo, Fisher.

St. Louis strikeout (1): F.Lopez.

Cincinnati IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Arroyo (L 5-3) 41/3   10   7   7   5   1   103   4.92

Fisher 1   2   4   4   3   0   33   9.82

Lincoln 12/3   4   1   1   2   0   35   7.32

D.Herrera 1   0   0   0   0   0   10   3.07

St. Louis IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

J.Garcia (W 5-2) 6   7   3   2   3   6   97   1.32

Hawksworth 1   1   0   0   0   0   11   5.31

T.Miller 1   1   1   1   0   1   16   3.86

Boggs 1   0   0   0   0   0   13   3.57

IR-S: Fisher 1-0, Lincoln 3-3. IBB: off Arroyo (Pujols, Pujols), off J.Garcia (Gomes). WP: Fisher. Umpires: Home, Scott Barry; First, Chris Guccione; Second, Jerry Crawford; Third, Brian O'Nora.

T: 3:02 (Rain delay: 1:01). A: 40,782 (43,975).

Marlins 13, Brewers 5

MIAMI - Cody Ross ripped a three-run homer to spark Florida's biggest inning this year, and Cameron Maybin hit an inside-the-park homer in the rout of Milwaukee.

Chris Coghlan singled and had a two-run triple in what became a seven-run sixth for the Marlins. Florida then scored four more in the seventh.

Milwaukee 120 001 001 – 5 9 2

Florida 000 007 42x – 13 14 2

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

Weeks 2b 5   0   2   2   .255      Coghlan lf 5   2   3   2   .227

Gomez cf 5   1   1   0   .258      G.Sanchez 1b 5   1   1   0   .266

Fielder 1b 5   0   1   0   .267      H.Ramirez ss 5   1   1   0   .295

Braun lf 3   1   1   1   .318      Cantu 3b 5   0   1   3   .279

McGehee 3b 4   0   1   0   .301      Uggla 2b 3   2   1   0   .269

Hart rf 4   1   1   2   .260      C.Ross rf 4   2   2   4   .300

A.Escobar ss 3   1   0   0   .250      R.Paulino c 4   2   3   1   .321

Kottaras c 3   1   1   0   .231      Maybin cf 2   2   1   2   .230

Narveson p 2   0   1   0   .385      N.Robertson p 2   0   0   0   .125

Villanueva p 0   0   0   0   .000      Sosa p 0   0   0   0   ---

Estrada p 0   0   0   0   .000      a-Lamb ph 1   1   1   1   .227

Suppan p 0   0   0   0   .200      Sanches p 0   0   0   0   ---

c-Stern ph 1   0   0   0   .000      b-B.Carroll ph 1   0   0   0   .188

Totals 35   5   9   5         T.Wood p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 37   13   14   13      

a-singled for Sosa in the 6th. b-struck out for Sanches in the 7th. c-grounded into a fielder's choice for Suppan in the 9th. E: Escobar (9), Gomez (3), Cantu (5), Sanchez (4). LOB: Milwaukee 7, Florida 4. 2B: Braun (16), McGehee (14), Ramirez (10), Ross (14), Paulino 2 (7). 3B: Coghlan (1). HR: Hart (13), off Robertson; Ross (5), off Narveson; Maybin (5), off Estrada. RBIs: Weeks 2 (30), Braun (33), Hart 2 (33), Coghlan 2 (14), Cantu 3 (39), Ross 4 (30), Paulino (17), Maybin 2 (18), Lamb (4). CS: Ramirez (4). S: Narveson. RLSP: Milwaukee 4 (McGehee, Narveson 2, Fielder); Florida 2 (Maybin, Sanchez). RA: Hart, Cantu. GIDP: Braun, Uggla. DP: Milwaukee 1 (McGehee, Weeks, Fielder); Florida 2 (Uggla, Ramirez, Sanchez), (Uggla, Sanchez).

Milwaukee walks (3): Braun, Escobar, Kottaras.

Florida walks (4): Uggla 2, Maybin 2.

Milwaukee strikeouts (4): Gomez, Hart, Escobar, Kottaras.

Florida strikeouts (10): Sanchez 2, Cantu 2, Uggla, Ross 2, Paulino, Robertson, Carroll.

Milwaukee IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Narveson (L 4-3) 52/3   6   5   5   2   8   104   5.81

Villanueva 1/3   2   2   2   1   1   18   3.33

Estrada 1   3   4   4   1   1   33   9.53

Suppan 1   3   2   1   0   0   11   7.28

Florida IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

N.Robertson 51/3   8   4   4   3   3   85   4.30

Sosa (W 1-0) 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   1   0.00

Sanches (H 3) 1   0   0   0   0   1   15   2.92

T.Wood 2   1   1   0   0   0   27   5.27

IR-S: Villanueva 1-1, Sosa 3-0. Umpires: Home, Bill Miller; First, Chad Fairchild; Second, Mike Reilly; Third, Eric Cooper.

T: 2:42. A: 10,115 (38,560).

Pirates 2, Cubs 1

PITTSBURGH - Pinch-hitter Bobby Crosby singled in the lead run in the eighth, and Garrett Jones homered as Pittsburgh ended a five-game losing streak by beating Chicago for the sixth time in seven meetings.

Evan Meek (3-1) pitched a scoreless eighth for the victory, and Octavio Dotel finished up for his 11th save in 13 opportunities.

Chicago 010 000 000 – 1 4 0

Pittsburgh 000 001 01x – 2 7 1

Chicago AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Pittsburgh AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Fukudome rf 3   0   1   0   .294      A.McCutchen cf 3   0   1   0   .313

Byrd cf 2   0   0   0   .299      N.Walker 2b 4   0   2   0   .321

D.Lee 1b 3   0   0   0   .233      An.LaRoche 3b 3   0   0   0   .248

Ar.Ramirez 3b 4   0   0   0   .162      G.Jones rf 4   2   2   1   .261

Cashner p 0   0   0   0   ---      Church lf 2   0   0   0   .204

Fontenot 2b-3b 4   0   0   0   .324      a-Milledge ph-lf 2   0   0   0   .248

A.Soriano lf 4   1   1   0   .301      Doumit c 2   0   1   0   .281

Soto c 3   0   1   1   .260      Clement 1b 3   0   0   0   .200

e-Colvin ph 1   0   0   0   .306      d-Crosby ph-1b 1   0   1   1   .244

S.Castro ss 4   0   1   0   .310      Cedeno ss 4   0   0   0   .255

R.Wells p 2   0   0   0   .188      Ohlendorf p 2   0   0   0   .000

J.Russell p 0   0   0   0   .000      c-Iwamura ph 1   0   0   0   .172

Stevens p 0   0   0   0   ---      Meek p 0   0   0   0   ---

b-Nady ph 1   0   0   0   .222      Dotel p 0   0   0   0   ---

Howry p 0   0   0   0   ---      Totals 31   2   7   2      

Marshall p 0   0   0   0   ---

Theriot 2b 1   0   0   0   .285

Totals 32   1   4   1      

a-flied out for Church in the 6th. b-struck out for Stevens in the 7th. c-grounded out for Ohlendorf in the 7th. d-singled for Clement in the 8th. e-flied out for Soto in the 9th. E: Cedeno (6). LOB: Chicago 8, Pittsburgh 9. 2B: G.Jones (11). 3B: A.Soriano (2). HR: G.Jones (6), off J.Russell. RBIs: Soto (12), G.Jones (32), Crosby (7). SB: Byrd (4). RLSP: Chicago 3 (Ar.Ramirez 2, Fontenot); Pittsburgh 4 (An.LaRoche 2, Cedeno 2). RA: Ar.Ramirez, Soto, Clement.

Chicago walks (3): Fukudome, Byrd, D.Lee.

Pittsburgh walks (4): A.McCutchen, An.LaRoche, Doumit 2.

Chicago strikeouts (9): Fukudome, Byrd, D.Lee 2, Ar.Ramirez 2, A.Soriano, Nady, Theriot.

Pittsburgh strikeouts (4): Church, Cedeno, Ohlendorf 2.

Chicago IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

R.Wells 5   3   0   0   3   3   90   4.40

J.Russell (BS 1-1) 2/3   2   1   1   0   0   15   2.70

Stevens 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   0.00

Howry 1   0   0   0   0   0   12   8.50

Marshall (L 5-2) 2/3   2   1   1   1   0   18   2.13

Cashner 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   1   0.00

Pittsburgh IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Ohlendorf 7   3   1   1   2   6   103   4.26

Meek (W 3-1) 1   0   0   0   1   1   13   0.89

Dotel (S 11-13) 1   1   0   0   0   2   14   5.31

IR-S: Stevens 1-0, Cashner 2-0. IBB: off Marshall (Doumit). HBP: by Ohlendorf (Byrd). Umpires: Home, Andy Fletcher; First, Tim McClelland; Second, Mike Everitt; Third, Todd Tichenor.

T: 2:46. A: 20,235 (38,362).

Nationals 14, Astros 4

HOUSTON - Carlos Maldonado and Ryan Zimmerman hit three-run homers as Washington routed Houston.

Houston's Roy Oswalt gave up more than three earned runs for the first time this year and was ejected in the third inning by plate umpire Bill Hohn for arguing - though Oswalt said he was scolding himself loudly.

Washington 103 010 900 – 14 14 1

Houston 101 000 200 – 4 7 1

Washington AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Houston AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

C.Guzman 2b 6   3   3   0   .327      Bourn cf 3   2   1   1   .272

Morgan cf 4   4   3   0   .253      Byrdak p 0   0   0   0   ---

Zimmerman 3b 2   3   2   4   .308      W.Lopez p 0   0   0   0   ---

T.Walker p 0   0   0   0   .000      c-Blum ph 1   0   0   0   .253

A.Dunn 1b 5   1   2   4   .274      Keppinger 2b 4   0   1   0   .293

A.Kennedy 1b 0   0   0   0   .250      Berkman 1b 4   0   0   0   .227

Willingham lf 3   1   2   1   .282      Ca.Lee lf 4   0   1   1   .206

1-Brnadina pr-lf 0   0   0   0   .241      Pence rf 4   0   0   0   .271

W.Harris rf 4   0   0   0   .179      P.Feliz 3b 4   0   2   0   .213

Desmond ss 5   1   1   2   .261      Manzella ss 3   0   1   0   .206

Maldonado c 5   1   1   3   .143      Quintero c 4   0   0   0   .232

Atilano p 4   0   0   0   .056      Oswalt p 0   0   0   0   .200

Gonzalez 3b 1   0   0   0   .318      G.Chacin p 1   1   1   1   1.00

Totals 39   14   14   14         a-Sullivan ph 1   0   0   0   .178

Fulchino p 0   0   0   0   ---

Sampson p 0   0   0   0   ---

b-Mchels ph-cf 1   1   0   0   .209

Totals 34   4   7   3      

a-grounded out for Chacin in the 5th. b-was hit by a pitch for Sampson in the 7th. c-popped out for W.Lopez in the 9th.1-ran for Willingham in the 8th. E: A.Kennedy (5), Pence (3). LOB: Washington 6, Houston 8. 2B: C.Guzman (8), Zimmerman (13), Dunn (15). 3B: Bourn (1). HR: Maldonado (1), off Sampson; Zimmerman (11), off Sampson; Chacin (1), off Atilano. RBIs: Zimmerman 4 (31), Dunn 4 (27), Willingham (35), Desmond 2 (27), Maldonado 3 (3), Bourn (8), Ca.Lee (21), Chacin (1). SB: Morgan 2 (11). CS: Keppinger (1). S: Morgan. SF: Zimmerman. RLSP: Washington 2 (Desmond 2); Houston 4 (Quintero 2, Berkman 2).

Washington walks (6): Morgan, Zimmerman 2, Willingham 2, W.Harris. Houston walks (4): Bourn, Keppinger, Berkman, Manzella. Washington strikeouts (9): C.Guzman, A.Dunn, Willingham, W.Harris, Desmond 2, Maldonado, Atilano, Alb.Gonzalez. Houston strikeouts (2): Berkman 2.

Washington IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Atilano (W 5-1) 62/3   6   4   3   2   1   103   4.70

T.Walker 21/3   1   0   0   2   1   39   4.05

Houston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Oswalt (L 3-7) 21/3   4   4   4   3   3   58   2.78

G.Chacin 22/3   2   1   1   1   0   31   1.86

Fulchino 11/3   3   5   5   2   2   36   7.52

Sampson 2/3   4   4   4   0   1   25   6.30

Byrdak 1   1   0   0   0   2   20   6.75

W.Lopez 1   0   0   0   0   1   10   4.00

IR-S: T.Walker 1-0, G.Chacin 2-0, Sampson 2-2. HBP: by Atilano (Michaels). Umpires: Home, Bill Hohn; First, Gary Darling; Second, Bruce Dreckman; Third, Paul Emmel.

T: 3:16. A: 34,704 (40,976).

Rockies 4, Giants 0

SAN FRANCISCO - Ubaldo Jimenez won the heralded duel with Tim Lincecum, firing a four-hitter to become the majors' first 10-game winner this year as Colorado shut out San Francisco.

Clint Barmes had a two-run single in the second that held up, as Jimenez (10-1) struck out nine, lowered his big league-best ERA to 0.78 and extended his career-best scoreless innings streak to 26. He pitched his fourth career complete game and second career shutout.

Lincecum (5-2) walked five for the fourth straight start and the Giants had their four-game winning streak snapped.

Colorado 020 011 000 – 4 6 0

San Francisco 000 000 000 – 0 4 2

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

C.Gonzalez cf 4   0   0   0   .309      Torres rf-cf 4   0   0   0   .298

S.Smith lf 5   1   1   0   .270      F.Sanchez 2b 4   0   1   0   .317

Helton 1b 5   0   1   1   .258      Sandoval 3b 4   0   3   0   .293

Tulowitzki ss 3   1   1   0   .312      A.Huff lf 2   0   0   0   .292

Hawpe rf 2   0   1   0   .300      Uribe ss 4   0   0   0   .281

Olivo c 3   0   0   0   .308      Posey 1b 3   0   0   0   .500

Stewart 3b 2   2   1   0   .280      Bautista p 0   0   0   0   1.00

Barmes 2b 4   0   1   2   .212      B.Molina c 3   0   0   0   .257

Jimenez p 4   0   0   0   .097      Rowand cf 2   0   0   0   .227

Totals 32   4   6   3         Runzler p 0   0   0   0   ---

Ishikawa 1b 1   0   0   0   .261

Lincecum p 1   0   0   0   .136

Bowker rf 2   0   0   0   .210

Totals 30   0   4   0      

E: B.Molina (1), Runzler (2). LOB: Colorado 8, San Francisco 5. 2B: Helton (8), Sandoval (14). RBIs: Helton (10), Barmes 2 (24). SB: Stewart 2 (5). CS: Sandoval (2). S: Olivo. RLSP: Colorado 5 (Jimenez 3, Olivo, S.Smith); San Francisco 3 (B.Molina, Uribe 2). RA: Barmes, Jimenez.

Colorado walks (6): C.Gonzalez, Tulowitzki, Hawpe 2, Stewart 2.

San Francisco walks (2): A.Huff 2.

Colorado strikeouts (7): C.Gonzalez, S.Smith, Helton, Olivo 2, Barmes, Jimenez.

San Francisco strikeouts (9): Torres, F.Sanchez 2, Uribe, Posey, Rowand 2, Ishikawa, Lincecum.

Colorado IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Jimenez (W 10-1) 9   4   0   0   2   9   128   0.78

San Francisco IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Lincecum (L 5-2) 52/3   6   4   3   5   3   121   3.14

Runzler 11/3   0   0   0   0   0   14   4.43

D.Bautista 2   0   0   0   1   4   28   1.59

IR-S: Runzler 2-1. IBB: off Lincecum (Stewart, Hawpe). WP: Jimenez 2. Umpires: Home, Lance Barksdale; First, Ed Rapuano; Second, Tom Hallion; Third, Ron Kulpa.

T: 2:38. A: 42,465 (41,915).

Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 4

LOS ANGELES - A balk by Arizona's Esmerling Vasquez allowed Casey Blake of Los Angeles to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

The inning began with a walk to James Loney and a broken-bat single by Blake. Loney made a break for third base with Augie Ojeda charging in for a possible bunt, but was tagged out in a rundown.

Russell Martin grounded out to second with Blake moving to third.

With Blake DeWitt batting, second base umpire Tim Tschida signaled balk and Blake removed his helmet and jogged home.

Arizona 220 000 000 – 4 7 2

Los Angeles 011 000 021 – 5 7 0

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

K.Johnson 2b 4   1   2   0   .275      Furcal ss 4   1   2   0   .308

J.Upton rf 4   1   1   2   .249      Kemp cf 4   1   3   1   .285

S.Drew ss 4   0   0   0   .287      Ethier rf 4   0   0   0   .380

M.Reynolds 3b 4   0   1   0   .225      Man.Ramirez lf 4   1   1   1   .287

1-Ojeda pr-3b 0   0   0   0   .143      Loney 1b 3   0   0   0   .286

Ad.LaRoche 1b 4   0   1   0   .271      Blake 3b 4   1   1   0   .276

C.Young cf 4   1   1   1   .274      R.Martin c 4   0   0   0   .244

G.Parra lf 3   0   0   0   .237      DeWitt 2b 2   1   0   0   .261

Snyder c 3   1   1   1   .226      Billingsley p 2   0   0   0   .105

R.Lopez p 3   0   0   0   .115      a-Belliard ph 1   0   0   0   .270

Vasquez p 0   0   0   0   .000      Broxton p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 33   4   7   4         Totals 32   5   7   2      

Two outs when winning run scored.a-flied out for Billingsley in the 8th.1-ran for M.Reynolds in the 9th. E: K.Johnson 2 (4). LOB: Arizona 2, Los Angeles 3. 2B: K.Johnson (16), Furcal (6), Kemp (13). HR: J.Upton (8), off Billingsley; C.Young (8), off Billingsley; Snyder (8), off Billingsley; Man.Ramirez (4), off R.Lopez. RBIs: J.Upton 2 (27), C.Young (39), Snyder (25), Kemp (30), Man.Ramirez (25). SB: Kemp (7). CS: Loney (3). RLSP: Arizona 1 (C.Young); Los Angeles 2 (Ethier, Man.Ramirez). RA: R.Martin, Billingsley. GIDP: G.Parra. DP: Arizona 1 (R.Lopez, Ad.LaRoche); Los Angeles 1 (Furcal, Loney).

Los Angeles walks (2): Loney, DeWitt.

Arizona strikeouts (13): K.Johnson 2, S.Drew, M.Reynolds 2, Ad.LaRoche 3, C.Young, G.Parra, Snyder, R.Lopez 2.

Los Angeles strikeouts (4): Kemp, Man.Ramirez 2, Blake.

Arizona IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

R.Lopez 8   6   4   2   1   4   115   4.31

Vasquez (L 0-1) 2/3   1   1   1   1   0   18   5.40

Los Angeles IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Billingsley 8   6   4   4   0   11   120   3.74

Broxton (W 3-0) 1   1   0   0   0   2   15   1.16

WP: Broxton. Balk: Vasquez. Umpires: Home, Alfonso Marquez; First, Tim Timmons; Second, Tim Tschida; Third, Bob Davidson.

T: 2:41. A: 45,325 (56,000).