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BRAVES 10, NATIONALS 2
ATLANTA • Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman each hit two-run homers off Gio Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals.
The Braves have won five of six against the Nationals this year.
Washington began the day by placing third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right thumb.
Aaron Harang (2-1) allowed one run in six innings. Gonzalez gave up six runs, nine hits and four walks in six innings.
CARDINALS 6, CUBS 4
ST. LOUIS • Matt Carpenter drove in three runs, leading Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs.
Carpenter hit a two-run single in the second inning and added a sacrifice fly in the fourth that put St. Louis ahead to stay at 4-3.
Wacha (2-0) allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the first.
Trevor Rosenthal gave up a run in the ninth, but retired Luis Valbuena and Emilio Bonifacio with the tying runs on base to pick up his fourth save in as many opportunities.
Edwin Jackson (0-1) allowed four runs in six innings.
PHILLIES 4, MARLINS 3
PHILADELPHIA • Chase Utley extended his fast start with the tiebreaking homer among three hits, and the Philadelphia Phillies finished off a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins.
The Marlins lost their seventh in a row.
Utley raised his average to .500 through 10 games, with six doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs. The five-time All-Star, who missed two games with the flu, has a hit in each of his games this season.
Utley broke a 3-all tie with two outs in the eighth by homering off Mike Dunn (0-1).
A.J. Bastardo (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win. Jonathan Papelbon got his third save.
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