PHILADELPHIA — Cliff Lee pitched a two-hitter, carrying a no-hit bid into the sixth inning, and Philadelphia beat Arizona 8-1 on Wednesday night.
Jayson Werth hit two solo homers, Ryan Howard hit a three-run shot and Chase Utley also connected for the NL East-leading Phillies, who have won seven of eight. Philadelphia (68-49) is a season-high 19 games over .500.
Lee (4-0) allowed an unearned run and tied a career high with 11 strikeouts to record his 12th career complete game and fifth this season.
The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner has an 0.82 ERA and two complete games in four starts since coming to the Phillies in a trade with Cleveland.
ROCKIES 5, NATIONALS 4: At Washington, Carlos Gonzalez homered for the fourth straight game and Clint Barmes connected in his third in a row for Colorado.
Gonzalez has homered in six of the last eight games. Before this stretch, he had six homers in 130 career games.
GIANTS 1, REDS 0: At Cincinnati, Nate Schierholtz's eighth-inning double drove in the game's only run for San Francisco.
Edgar Renteria singled with one out in the eighth and Schierholtz followed with his second double of the game, snapping Bronson Arroyo's streak of consecutive scoreless innings at 17.
BRAVES 15, METS 2: At New York, Brian McCann hit a three-run homer as part of Atlanta's eight-run second inning.
The Braves had a season-high seven hits in the inning.
PIRATES 3, BREWERS 1: At Pittsburgh, Paul Maholm allowed one run over 7-2/3 innings and Ronny Cedeno homered as Pittsburgh finished a sweep of Milwaukee.
Delwyn Young added two hits and an RBI and Matt Capps pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save for Pittsburgh.
ASTROS 6, MARLINS 3: At Houston, Michael Bourn had three hits, two stolen bases and two runs scored, and the Astros beat the Marlins.
The Marlins reached 10 hits for the 15th straight game, matching the longest streak since the St. Louis Browns had one that long in 1937, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
CUBS 7, PADRES 1: At San Diego, Rich Harden pitched seven shutout innings, giving up just one hit to earn the victory for Chicago. Aramis Ramirez led the Cubs offensively with a homer, a double and 3 RBI.
CARDINALS 3, DODGERS 2: At Los Angeles, Matt Holliday's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning scored Albert Pujols. Pujols walked three times, was hit by a pitch and even stole a base for the Cardinals in the game pitting division leading teams.