Braves Blank San Diego
Atlanta — Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday.
Santana (10-6) allowed just five hits and matched his career high with 11 strikeouts. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 32nd save.
Gattis led off the seventh with a drive into the left-field seats off Jason Lane (0-1), a 37-year-old former outfielder making his first big league start as a pitcher.
Called up from Triple-A to fill in for ailing Ian Kennedy, Lane shut down the Braves through six innings. But when the left-hander hung an 0-1 breaking pitch, Gattis hit his 17th homer of the season and first since June 18, before he went on the disabled list for nearly three weeks with a bulging disk in his back.
Marlins 7, Nationals 6
Miami — Jeff Baker hit a two-out RBI single to cap a four-run rally in the ninth inning by Miami, which extended its winning streak to five games by beating Washington.
Miami trailed 6-1 in the seventh. Washington’s Rafael Soriano (2-1), who earned his 200th career save Sunday, took the mound in the ninth with a 6-3 lead and blew a save for the fourth time this season
Mets 7, Phillies 1
New York — Travis d’Arnaud went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, Bartolo Colon made his second straight strong start, and New York crushed Philadelphia.
D’Arnaud hit one of three doubles for the Mets as they took a 4-0 lead in the first. Then the catcher’s seventh home run of the season broke the game open in the fifth.
The 41-year-old Colon (10-8) retired the first 20 batters in his last outing Wednesday against Seattle, eventually allowing two runs on three hits in 71⁄3 innings in a 3-2 win. He wasn’t as dominant Monday. But staked to a big lead, he was never in much trouble either, scattering 10 hits over 72⁄3 innings.
Cubs 4, Rockies 1
Chicago — Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win, pitching seven strong innings as Chicago beat Colorado.
Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to back Wada (1-1).
In only his third career start in the majors, Wada cut through the Colorado lineup, allowing one run and five hits. It was a far cry from his last outing, when he lasted four innings and gave up five runs in a loss to San Diego.
The sole blemish on Wada’s performance came in the sixth when the Rockies got three hits, capped by Nolan Arenado’s RBI single.
Rangers 4, Yankees 2
Arlington, Texas — Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for his 10th victory and J.P. Arencibia had a tiebreaking two-run single for Texas in a victory over New York.
Darvish (10-6) shouted out and pumped his fist after his final strikeout, when Brian McCann swung and missed to end the seventh with two runners on base.
Brett Gardner homered twice and Derek Jeter had three hits — to pass Carl Yastrzemski on the hits list — off the All-Star right-hander, who threw 80 of his 108 pitches for strikes five days after losing a rain-shortened game in New York.
Astros 7, Oakland 3
Houston — Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each hit a home run as Houston snapped a five-game skid with a win over Oakland.
Carter hit a monstrous three-run shot to center field in the third to give the Astros a lead, and Castro and Krauss went back-to-back in the sixth, with Castro’s homer a two-run shot.
Rays 2, Brewers 1
St. Petersburg, Fla. — Jake Odorizzi won his third consecutive start, James Loney had two RBIs and Tampa Bay beat Milwaukee.
Odorizzi (7-8) allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to beat the team that took him 32nd overall in the 2008 draft.
Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Loney drove in two with a two-out, bases-loaded single off Kyle Lohse (11-5), who gave up two runs and four hits over six innings.
The Rays had won nine in a row before a 3-2 loss Sunday to Boston. The winning streak was the second longest in team history.
Mark Reynolds put the Brewers ahead 1-0 with his 18th homer of the season in the third.