National League Roundup

PITTSBURGH — Chad Billingsley pitched eight dominant innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers matched their highest-scoring game of the season, routing the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0, on Tuesday night.

The Dodgers have won five of six, pushing them to a tie atop of the NL West. Pittsburgh has lost five of six.

Luis Cruz tied career highs for hits and RBIs with three each. Hanley Ramirez added three hits, two RBIs and two runs as Los Angeles beat the Pirates for the eighth straight time, dating to last season.

Billingsley (9-9) won his fifth consecutive start, allowing five hits and one walk. He improved to 7-1 in his career against the Pirates.

Kevin Correia (9-7) had won seven straight decisions, tied for the longest active streak in the majors.

Shawn Tolleson worked a perfect ninth to preserve the Dodgers’ seventh shutout of the season. The Pirates have been blanked 10 times.


SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner pitched a five-hitter, and Brandon Belt had three hits and three RBIs, leading San Francisco over Washington in a matchup of NL division leaders.

Bumgarner (13-7) struck out six and walked one in his second complete game this season.

Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro both added three hits for the Giants, who have won three of four at home after losing eight of nine.

Pablo Sandoval, in his first start since coming off the disabled list on Monday, Angel Pagan and Brandon Crawford also drove in runs.

Adam LaRoche knocked in the lone run for the Nationals, who have won 11 of 14.

NL ERA leader Jordan Zimmermann (9-7) had a six-game winning streak end after he allowed two runs and eight hits. Zimmermann has allowed four earned runs or fewer in his 24 starts this season, and two or fewer in 18.

Braves 6, Padres 0

ATLANTA — Tim Hudson combined with three relievers for a five-hit shutout, Martin Prado hit a three-run homer, and Atlanta beat San Diego.

Hudson (12-4) allowed two hits and one walk in 6 2-3 innings and won his sixth straight decision.


CINCINNATI — Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning, and Cincinnati won its fourth game in a row, beating the New York Mets.

The NL Central leaders and the Mets were a combined 0 for 18 with runners in scoring position before Bruce connected with no outs.


MIAMI — Kyle Kendrick pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, and Jimmy Rollins homered off Josh Johnson to start the game, leading Philadelphia past Miami.

Charlie Manuel earned his 700th win as a manager with the Phillies’ second straight shutout. Cole Hamels opened the series between NL East rivals with a 4-0 victory.

The Marlins haven’t scored in 27 innings.


CHICAGO — Brett Wallace and Fernando Martinez each hit three-run homers to back Lucas Harrell’s eight strong innings, and Houston routed the Chicago Cubs.


ST. LOUIS — Rookie Joe Kelly pitched into the seventh inning of what could be his final start before Jaime Garcia comes off the disabled list, and St. Louis got home runs from Matt Holliday and Jon Jay in a victory over Arizona.

Miguel Montero hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks (58-58), who have lost four of six. They are 0-4 against the Cardinals.

Ian Kennedy (10-10) made throwing errors on consecutive plays to help the Cardinals score two unearned runs in the seventh for a three-run cushion, and gave up both homers for a four-game total of eight.


DENVER — Carlos Gonzalez had four hits, Tyler Chatwood pitched six effective innings and Colorado beat Milwaukee.

Eric Young Jr. homered among his three hits, and Wilin Rosario also connected for Colorado, which had 15 hits for the second straight night.