The Atlanta Braves won their seventh straight game Tuesday night behind Greg Maddux, who pitched six shutout innings to extend his scoreless streak and beat the Reds 10-2 in Cincinnati.
Chipper Jones added four hits, including a tworun homer, and drove in three runs as Atlanta moved 10 games over .500 (30-20) for the first time this season.
Maddux (6-1) allowed six singles - one of them a comebacker off his lower back in the fifth inning - didn’t walk a batter and struck out eight as he extended his scoreless streak to 15 innings and lowered his ERA to 1.77.
The Braves’ rotation has been sensational lately, allowing just three runs in the past 51 innings. The entire staff has given up just seven runs in the last 59 innings.
Phillies 8, Mets 2
New York Tyler
Green pitched his fourth complete game of the year and lowered his ERA to 2.87 and Philadelphia pounded four Mets pitchers for 12 hits in the victory over New York.
Pirates 5, Giants 3
Mark Johnson hit a tiebreaking homer and Don Slaught, just off the disabled list, had a two-run double to carry Pittsburgh past San Francisco.
Cardinals 7, Dodgers 0
St. Louis Mark
Petkovsek threw his first career shutout and Brian Jordan had four RBIs after moving to the leadoff spot in the batting order as St. Louis beat Los Angeles.
Marlins 7, Rockies 2
Andre Dawson hit a three-run homer and Terry Mathews doubled twice, drove in two runs and pitched 4 innings of emergency duty as Florida defeated struggling Colorado.
Astros 7, Expos 4
Shane Reynolds pitched six strong innings and Houston scored five runs in the first as the Astros beat fading Montreal.
Cubs 7, Padres 2
Sammy Sosa went 3 for 5 with four RBIs, including his 13th homer, as Chicago broke out of a slump with the victory over San Diego.
Smith leads voting
Ozzie Smith, a 13-time All-Star, leads N.L. players in voting for the July 11 All-Star Game in Arlington, Texas, with 372,866.
Barry Bonds of San Francisco leads outfielders (345,824), Fred McGriff of Atlanta leads at first (219,263), Mickey Morandini of Philadelphia at second (180,431), Matt Williams of San Francisco at third (288,728) and Mike Piazza of Los Angeles at catcher (308,607).
Starters and reserves will be announced July 2.
Dunston to sit out
Chicago Cubs shortstop Shawon Dunston withdrew his appeal of the two-game suspension for instigating a bench-clearing brawl against Colorado.
Dunston will miss the Cubs’ games at San Diego today and Wednesday.