Nats blank Braves
Jordan Zimmermann turned in another dominant performance with two-hit ball over eight innings, Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer in the fourth and the Washington Nationals finally beat the Atlanta Braves, 2-0 Wednesday night.
The Braves had won five in a row this season over their NL East rival, and nine straight dating to last season.
Zimmermann (5-1) made sure that streak ended with another dominating performance, snapping a three-game losing streak that had knocked the Nationals under .500.
Atlanta starter Paul Maholm (3-3) nearly matched Zimmermann. He allowed only three hits in eight innings, retiring the last 13 batters he faced.
Pirates 6, Brewers 4: Starling Marte hit a tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and Brandon Inge had a go-ahead RBI single to rally Pittsburgh to a victory over Milwaukee, snapping the Pirates' nine-game losing streak against the Brewers.
Pedro Alvarez added a run-scoring single to cap a four-run eighth as Pittsburgh won for the 10th time in its last 15 games and ended Milwaukee's eight-game home winning streak.
Bryan Morris (1-1) got the last two outs of the seventh for his first career victory. Jason Grilli earned his 11th save.
Cardinals 4, Reds 2: Lance Lynn won his 10th straight decision, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings to lead St. Louis.
Cubs 6, Padres 2: Scott Feldman retired 18 straight on his way to his first career complete game and Chicago took advantage of former No. 1 pick Andrew Cashner's wildness.
Mets 7, Marlins 6: Jordany Valdespin hit a three-run, pinch-homer, and New York rallied to break a six-game losing streak and avert a series sweep.
In the American League:
Yankees 5, Astros 4: Robinson Cano homered and Eduardo Nunez scored the tiebreaking run after a sixth-inning double for New York.
Angels 5, Athletics 4: Mark Trumbo hit a home run for the third consecutive day, Howie Kendrick and Mike Trout also homered and Los Angeles ended a four-game losing streak.
Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 1: Clay Buchholz pitched seven shutout innings to earn his major league-leading sixth win, Mike Napoli hit two of Boston's five home runs in a Red Sox rout.
Twins 6, Tigers 2: Scott Diamond pitched six solid innings, and Minnesota got to Anibal Sanchez early and snapped Detroit's five-game winning streak.
White Sox 5, Rangers 2: Conor Gillaspie and Alejandro De Aza homered in the seventh inning and Chicago ended a three-game losing streak.
MLB cameraman dies at Turner Field: The Washington Nationals say an Atlanta-area television worker has died after collapsing before their game against the Braves.
Nationals spokesman John Dever says 61-year-old Reuben Porras of Newnan, Ga., collapsed Wednesday while setting up for MLB Network, which is set to broadcast the finale of the four-game series in Atlanta today.