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NL Roundup: Giants earn win; Wright hit in head

New York's David Wright is hit with a pitch against the San Francisco Giants Saturday.
New York's David Wright is hit with a pitch against the San Francisco Giants Saturday.
David Pokress, AP

NEW YORK — A masterful pitching duel turned ugly after Mets slugger David Wright was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Matt Cain, and Bengie Molina homered in the 10th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 5-4 victory over New York on Saturday.

Cain and fellow All-Star Johan Santana were locked in a scoreless matchup at Citi Field until the fourth inning, when Cain nailed Wright with a 94 mph fastball. Seemingly rattled, Cain gave up a run before settling down and pitching into the eighth, when the Mets tied it at 4.

Wright was taken to the Hospital for Special Surgery by ambulance about 50 minutes after being hit. Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said a CT scan was negative and Wright had a concussion. He was expected to remain in the hospital overnight for observation.

BRAVES 4, PHILLIES 3: At Atlanta, OmarInfante's bases-loaded single off BradLidge capped a ninth-inning rally and lifted the Braves to the victory.

Lidge (0-5) picked up his eighth blown save, aiding Atlanta's two-run ninth with two errors on the same play following GarretAnderson's leadoff single.

CUBS 3, PIRATES 1: At Chicago, TomGorzelanny pitched five effective innings against his former team and JeffBaker homered to lead the Cubs to the victory.

Gorzelanny, who grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, allowed one run and three hits, struck out eight and walked three. He also singled in a run in the second inning while improving to 2-1 in three starts for his new team.

BREWERS 6, ASTROS 2: At Milwaukee, CraigCounsell drove in three runs and MikeBurns pitched seven solid innings for the Brewers.

Milwaukee has won three straight for the first time since sweeping Cleveland from June 15-17. Houston has lost five of six.

Burns (3-4) gave up two runs and four hits, struck out seven and walked three in his seventh big league start.

DIAMONDBACKS 4, DODGERS 3 (10): At Phoenix, GerardoParra's bases-loaded single lifted Arizona to a victory over the Dodgers, whose pitcher, HirokiKuroda, was taken to a hospital after being hit by a liner in the head.

The Diamondbacks tied it on back-to-back homers by MarkReynolds and MiguelMontero off JonathanBroxton in the ninth.

Kuroda had a shutout going when pinch-hitter RustyRyal led off the sixth with a shot off the right-hander's head. The 34-year-old was carted off on a stretcher and taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for tests.

CARDINALS 7, PADRES 4: At St. Louis, MattHolliday hit a two-run homer for St. Louis, and JoelPineiro extended his winning streak to five.

The home run was the only hit in five at-bats for Holliday, who had three hits in each of his previous three games. Holliday is batting .475 with five homers and 22 RBIs in 20 games since he joined the Cardinals in a trade with Oakland.

St. Louis has won seven of eight and is a season-high 14 games over .500.

NATIONALS 10, REDS 6: At Cincinnati, AdamDunn hit his first homer against his former team, leading Washington to the victory.

AlbertoGonzalez and ElijahDukes each had two hits and three RBIs for the Nationals, who led 10-1 after four innings. Dunn led off the second with his 31st homer, walked twice and scored two runs.

J.D. Martin (2-2) cruised to his second consecutive win in his sixth career start, allowing an unearned run and six hits over six innings. The rookie right-hander was 0-2 with a 7.16 ERA before he pitched five solid innings against Arizona last Sunday.

JoeyVotto had three RBIs and DrewSutton hit his first career homer for Cincinnati, which got another lackluster start from JohnnyCueto (8-10). WillyTaveras had two hits and scored twice.