New York 6, at Atlanta 4: Pedro Martinez surrendered four runs in the first inning but didn’t give up any more in his return from the disabled list, and the Mets stretched their already commanding lead in the NL East. Jose Reyes and David Wright homered for the Mets in front of a record crowd of 53,943 at Turner Field. That broke the Atlanta regular-season mark of 53,775 on April 8, 1974, when Hank Aaron hit his 715th homer to eclipse Babe Ruth.
Florida 4, at Philadelphia 1: Rookie Ricky Nolasco didn’t give up a hit through 6 2/3 innings and combined with two relievers for a three-hitter. Nolasco (9-6) gave up only an infield single off his glove to light-hitting Abraham Nunez and walked five in 7 1/3 innings. Chase Utley extended his hitting streak to 28 games, the longest in the major leagues this season.
at Chicago 6, St. Louis 5: -- Juan Pierre’s bases-loaded triple highlighted a six-run fourth inning and the Cubs capitalized on a key error by third baseman Scott Rolen.
at Pittsburgh 3, San Francisco 0: Kip Wells won for the first time in 10 months, pitching his best game of the season. Wells tossed seven-plus shutout innings, giving up five hits.
Cincinnati 4, at Milwaukee 3: Ryan Freel doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Eric Milton bounced back from a shaky first with six scoreless innings.
at Colorado 3, San Diego 1: Byung-Hyun Kim gave up five hits in 7 2/3 innings, baffling the Padres with his stop-and-go delivery, striking out seven in the longest outing of his career.