Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Norichika Aoki went 3-for-5 with three RBI and Marco Estrada spun seven innings of one run ball as the Brewers snapped a four-game skid with a 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Milwaukee ran all over A.J. Burnett (3-4) in the opener of this four-game set, with Jean Segura recording three of the team's six stolen bases while also racking up three hits and an RBI. Aoki swiped two bags and scored twice while Gomez added an RBI in the victory, just Milwaukee's second in the month of May. After getting rocked for 13 runs over his last two outings, Estrada (3-2) bounced back with a strong performance on Monday, matching his longest start of the season. He allowed just three hits and struck out five. Burnett allowed more than two runs for the first time in six starts, charged with four -- three earned -- on seven hits. He struck out seven as Pittsburgh saw its three-game win streak come to an end. Pedro Alvarez plated the only run for the Pirates, who had just four hits.
Final Score: St. Louis 6, New York 3
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer as part of a three-run seventh inning in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-3 victory over the New York Mets on Monday in the opener of a four-game set at Busch Stadium. Matt Carpenter had two RBI singles, while Allen Craig and Jon Jay each drove in one run for the Cardinals, who broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh off Mets reliever Scott Rice (1-3) and added another run off Scott Atchison to take control. Lance Lynn (6-1), who won his seventh straight regular-season home start dating back to last season, allowed all three New York runs on four hits. The right-hander walked five, but struck out seven for St. Louis, which has won 10 of 12. Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and David Wright plated a run for the Mets, who saw starter Jeremy Hefner allow three runs on five hits and walk four over six innings. New York has dropped four straight and 12 of 16 overall.
Final Score: Chicago 9, Colorado 1
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Travis Wood spun seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball and added a pair of hits, an RBI and a run scored to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 9-1 win over the Colorado Rockies in the opener of a three- game set Monday at Wrigley Field. Wood (4-2) walked three while fanning a pair to earn his second consecutive victory and notch his eighth-straight quality start, becoming just the second Cubs pitcher to start a season with as many quality starts since Chicago moved to Wrigley Field in 1916. Lefty Hippo Vaughn is the only other Cubs pitcher to accomplish the feat, which he did 94 years ago in 1919. Alfonso Soriano stroked a two-run shot, while David DeJesus, Starlin Castro and Nate Schierholtz each contributed two hits and two RBI for the Cubs, who have won three straight games. Juan Nicasio (3-1) was tagged for five runs on eight hits over six frames to absorb the loss, Colorado's fifth in its last six games. Josh Rutledge clubbed a solo shot in the ninth for the Rockies' lone run.
Final Score: Atlanta 10, Arizona 1
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Justin Upton showed no mercy on his former club in his first game back at Chase Field. The former D'Back went 4-for-5 and his towering two-run shot began a game- breaking four-run sixth inning, as the Atlanta Braves pounded Arizona, 10-1, in the opener of a three-game set. After six seasons with Arizona, Justin Upton was shipped to Atlanta this past offseason and has produced in a big way. He blasted his 13th homer of the season -- his first since April 27 -- and fell a triple short of the cycle on Monday. Another former Diamondback, Chris Johnson, produced a two-run homer and drove in three while accumulating three hits. Brian McCann belted a solo homer and knocked in three runs while Mike Minor (5-2) tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball. He struck out four and gave up eight hits. Arizona, losers of three straight, continued to struggle offensively despite recording 10 hits. In the D'Backs' last six games, they've scored only 12 runs. Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo homer and Martin Prado, who Arizona acquired for Upton, went 2-for-2. Wade Miley (3-2) took the loss after surrendering seven runs -- six earned -- on six hits over five-plus frames.
Final Score: Washington 6, Los Angeles 2
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Ryan Zimmerman drove in three runs and Jordan Zimmermann was good enough to win his fourth straight decision in Washington's 6-2 victory over the Dodgers in the opener of a three-game set. Adam LaRoche knocked in a pair to help the Nats snap a two-game skid and kick off a 10-game road trip on the right foot. Zimmermann (7-1) gave up nine hits but allowed just two runs over 7 2/3 frames. The righty has surrendered just three runs over his last 31 2/3 innings pitched. Bryce Harper had a hit, walked twice and scored two runs before leaving the contest in the fifth inning after colliding face first with the right field scoreboard. After the game, the team announced he did not sustain a concussion, but did require 11 stitches to repair a throat laceration. The Dodgers, back to their losing ways after a brief two-game win streak, got only three innings of work out of Josh Beckett (0-5), who remains winless in eight starts. He was tagged for four runs -- two earned -- on three hits. Matt Kemp and Skip Schumaker each drove in a run for LA, which has dropped nine of its last 11 games.