National League roundup
Philadelphia 6, Colorado 0: Roy Halladay cruised through eight innings and Raul Ibanez drove in three runs with three hits for the Phillies. Halladay (11-8) threw 116 pitches in his first win since July 5. One day after Philadelphia fired hitting coach Milt Thompson and replaced him with Greg Gross, manager Charlie Manuel benched Shane Victorino, moved Jayson Werth to center and inserted Ross Gload in right. Gload hit a two-run homer.
Chicago 5, St. Louis 0: Alfonso Soriano hit a tworun homer and Randy Wells pitched seven shutout innings. Tyler Colvin and Geovany Soto added solo homers for Chicago. St. Louis failed to get a run for the second straight day after outscoring opponents 46-17 during an eight-game winning streak. Albert Pujols was hitless in eight at-bats in the two losses.
San Diego 5, Pittsburgh 3: Aaron Cunningham’s triple started the Padres on a four-run second inning. Kevin Correia (7-6) hit a run-scoring single as the Padres jumped out to a 4-0 lead against Paul Maholm (6-8), ending his streak of 16 consecutive scoreless innings.
Florida 7, Atlanta 6: Donnie Murphy delivered his second game-ending hit of the week for the Marlins. Billy Wagner (5-1) took the loss, blowing his fourth save in 26 chances. Brian McCann homered and drove in four runs for the Braves, including an RBI single in the ninth to tie the game.
Milwaukee 7, Washington 5: Jim Edmonds replaced injured All-Star Corey Hart and hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Brewers. Hart hurt his right wrist in the third when he crashed into the wall down the right-field line chasing Cristian Guzman’s fly ball.