Cubs edge Braves by 'LaHair'

Published: Thursday, May 10 2012 12:09 a.m. MDT

Chicago Cubs' Bryan LaHair hits a single in the second inning on Wednesday.

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CHICAGO — Paul Maholm outpitched Tim Hudson to win his fourth straight start, Bryan LaHair hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 1-0 Wednesday.

Maholm (4-2) allowed three hits in seven innings and combined with James Russell and Rafael Dolis on a four-hitter.

Maholm walked three and struck out three as Chicago took two of three from Atlanta after doing the same in the previous series against the Dodgers.

REDS 2, BREWERS 1: At Milwaukee, Joey Votto's RBI double broke a scoreless tie in the ninth.

Drew Stubbs singled off Brewers closer John Axford with two outs, and Votto lined a ball over the glove of second baseman Rickie Weeks to score Stubbs from first. Brandon Phillips then hit a bloop single, driving in Votto for a 2-0 lead.

ROCKIES 6, PADRES 2: At San Diego, left-hander Christian Friedrich pitched six solid innings to win his major league debut and Jason Giambi and Wilin Rosario hit RBI doubles off the top of the fences to snap a five-game losing streak.

MARLINS 5, ASTROS 3 (12 INNINGS): At Houston, Omar Infante's bases-loaded two RBI single in the 12th inning lifted the Miami Marlins.

METS 10, PHILLIES 6: At Philadelphia, Ike Davis hit a three-run homer, Andres Torres also connected and the New York Mets completed their first three-game sweep in Philadelphia in six years.

PIRATES 4, NATIONALS 2: At Pittsburgh, Andrew McCutchen had four hits, including his second home run in as many nights and Brad Lincoln (2-0) earned the win in relief of starter Erik Bedard, who was lifted three pitches into the second inning due to back spasms.

CARDINALS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 2: At Phoenix, pinch hitter Matt Carpenter lined a go-ahead double in the sixth inning and Allen Craig homered to cap a four-run burst in the ninth for a three-game sweep.

DODGERS 6, GIANTS 2: At Los Angeles, pinch hitter Tony Gwinn slugged a 3-RBI triple as part of a four-run fourth inning.

American League

BLUE JAYS 5, ATHLETICS 2: At Oakland, Calif., Adam Lind hit a two-run homer after being demoted from the cleanup spot before the game, and J.P. Arencibia and Edwin Encarnacion each hit a solo drive.

ANGELS 6, TWINS 2: At Minneapolis, Ervin Santana pitched 71/3 innings and got some run support from the Los Angeles Angels offense for the first time in his past six starts.

RAYS 4, YANKEES 1: At New York, Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer off fill-in closer David Robertson in the ninth inning, falling down on a twisted ankle as he finished his swing, and then trotted gingerly around the bases.

ROYALS 4, RED SOX 3: At Kansas City, Mo., Bruce Chen picked up his first victory of the season, Alcides Escobar drove in the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals held off the Boston Red Sox.

MARINERS 2, TIGERS 1: At Seattle, John Jaso lined a single over Detroit's drawn-in infield in the eighth inning to drive in Michael Saunders with the tiebreaking run and Jason Vargas pitched eight strong innings.

WHITE SOX 8, INDIANS 1: At Cleveland, Jake Peavy coasted for six innings before giving up a run in the seventh and Adam Dunn homered, leading Chicago to an easy win over AL Central-leading Cleveland and a split of the teams' four-game series.

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