The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Dillon Gee had his third straight stellar start, Lucas Duda hit one of three Mets homers and New York scored the most runs allowed by Shelby Miller in his young career for a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
David Wright and Marlon Byrd also connected for the Mets, who snapped a three-game skid and improved to 2-6 in June. Duda drove in two runs, including a first-inning single that scored Daniel Murphy from first base.
With prized pitching prospect Zack Wheeler nearing his promotion to the big leagues, Gee (5-6) has done everything possible to protect his spot in the rotation. The right-hander has yielded only three earned runs over 21 innings in his past three starts — all wins.
Reds 2, Cubs 1
CHICAGO — Mike Leake combined with Aroldis Chapman on a three-hitter and Todd Frazier hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning against Travis Wood, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs for their record 12th straight win at Wrigley Field.
Brewers 10, Marlins 1
MIAMI — Carlos Gomez had four hits, including two triples, and Jonathan Lucroy drove in four runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a win over the Miami Marlins.
Gomez also drove in three runs and scored three runs. Jean Segura homered for the Brewers, who have won five of six.
Alfredo Figaro (1-0) pitched seven scoreless innings to earn his first victory since Sept. 26, 2009 at the Chicago White Sox. He retired 16 in a row at one point and struck out four.
Padres 5, Braves 3
SAN DIEGO — Edinson Volquez struck out a season-high nine in seven innings as he rebounded from the worst start of his career and led the San Diego Padres to a victory over the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves and a three-game sweep.
Chris Denorfia hit a two-run homer for the Padres, who have won six of eight. They swept the Braves in San Diego for the first time since May 19-21, 2005. The Braves, who’ve lost five of seven, were swept for just the second time this season. The first was at Detroit April 26-28.
Pirates 12, Giants 8
PITTSBURGH — Starling Marte had a career-high four hits and scored four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants.
Neil Walker and Alex Presley homered for Pittsburgh. Jordy Mercer, Andrew McCutchen and Gaby Sanchez had three hits each as the Pirates set season highs for both runs and hits.
Francisco Liriano (5-2) survived six erratic innings to pick up the win.