Brewers rip Cubs
Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun each had 5 of Milwaukee’s season-high 26 hits, and Fielder drove in 5 runs as Milwaukee pounded Chicago 18-1 Monday. The Cubs tied a franchise record for hits allowed, matching Sept. 2, 1957, when they lost to the Milwaukee Braves.
Reds blank the Pirates — Rookie Travis Wood shut out Pittsburgh on 2 singles over 7 innings and Miguel Cairo drove in 2 runs in place of injured first baseman Joey Votto (wrist) as Cincinnati beat the Pirates 4-0 on Monday.
Veterans Russ Springer, 41, and Arthur Rhodes, 40, pitched an inning each to complete the combined 3-hitter — Cincinnati's 5th victory in 6 games.
Braves 4, Mets 1 — Tim Hudson pitched 6 solid innings and Rick Ankiel drove in 2 runs with his 1st hit as a Brave, a 2-out, 2-run single in a 3-run first inning that helped Atlanta beat New York.
Chipper Jones added a solo home run in the 7th — his 8th — as the Braves, who had lost 5 of 7 and 2 straight, increased their NL East lead to 3 games over Philadelphia.
Nats 3, D’backs 1 — Adam Dunn hit his 26th homer, and Ivan Rodriguez became the fifth catcher to hit 300 homers to lift Washington.
Rays 4, Twins 2 — Jeremy Hellickson won his major league debut, and Matt Joyce drove in a pair of runs as Tampa Bay snapped Minnesota's 8-game winning streak.
Hellickson (1-0) allowed 2 runs and 3 hits in 7 innings, helping the Rays win for the 9th time in the last 10 games.
Indians 6, Red Sox 5 — Shelley Duncan had a career-high 4 hits as Cleveland held on to beat Boston as both teams lost key players to injury.
Boston first baseman Kevin Youkilis left after the 2nd inning with a jammed right thumb, and Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana was taken off the field on a stretcher with his left leg in an air cast after blocking home for an out in the 7th inning.
Athletics 6, Royals 0 — Trevor Cahill threw a 3-hitter for his 1st complete game, and Rajai Davis hit a 2-run homer to lift Oakland
Blue Jays 8, Yankees 6 — Toronto's Travis Snider hit 2 of an AL record-tying 6 doubles in a 7-run 5th inning and the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez failed again in his quest for his 600th homer. A-Rod is 9 for 43 in 11 games since hitting No. 599 on July 22 against Kansas City.
Hart, Brewers agree to extension — Milwaukee agreed to a 3-year, $26.5 million, extension through 2013 with Corey Hart.
Elsewhere — The Chicago Cubs placed Carlos Silva on the disabled list for a cardiac evaluation, the day after he left in the first inning of a start against the Colorado Rockies with an abnormal heart rate. ... All-Star Ryan Howard has left the Phillies in Florida to have his injured ankle examined in Philadelphia. ... Atlanta put Martin Prado (finger) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 31 .