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Marlins sweep series with win over Cincinnati

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Marlins 9, Reds 6

CINCINNATI — Derrek Lee and Andy Fox hit consecutive homers off Danny Graves in the eighth inning Sunday as the Florida Marlins completed their first-ever sweep at Cincinnati by beating the Reds 9-6.

Mark Kotsay also homered and drove in three runs as Florida won its fifth straight, matching its season high.

Cincinnati had tied it at six in the seventh on Dmitri Young's bases-loaded single off Manny Aybar (2-2), traded from the Reds to the Marlins on July 26.

After the homers off Graves (10-3), Mike Lowell added an RBI double in the ninth.

GIANTS 7, PIRATES 1: At San Francisco, Ellis Burks drove in three runs and Shawn Estes (11-3) extended his winning streak to six games.

PHILLIES 10, ROCKIES 9: At Denver, Travis Lee went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and Mike Lieberthal scored three runs and drove in two as the Philadelphia Phillies built a 10-0 lead, then hung on to stop a five-game losing streak.

ASTROS 8, EXPOS 1: At Houston, Chris Truby hit his first grand slam and had a career-high six RBIs, and Scott Elarton (12-4) pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game in 37 major league starts.

DIAMONDBACKS 9, METS 5: At Phoenix, Matt Williams was 3-for-5 with a two-out, two-run homer. New York had won 10 of 11 coming in and had won seven straight against Arizona going back to last year's NL playoffs.

PADRES 8, CUBS 6: At San Diego, Adam Eaton (3-2) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings as San Diego won for the seventh time in eight games. Trevor Hoffman pitched the ninth for his 29th save.

Mark Grace went 5-for-5 with a homer, two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored for Chicago.

BRAVES 6, CARDINALS 4: At St. Louis, Andres Galarraga had three hits and three RBIs as Atlanta improved the majors' best record to 68-43 after taking two of three from St. Louis.

BREWERS 9, DODGERS 6: At Los Angeles, Jimmy Haynes earned his first win since July 7 and Geoff Jenkins had three hits, including his third homer in two games for Milwaukee.