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NL ROUNDUP

Marlins waste chance to gain ground in wild-card race

Cincinnati defeats Florida, 3-2.

September 18, 2009|Associated Press

at Cincinnati 3, Florida 2: Jay Bruce singled with the bases loaded in the first inning, and the Reds handed Florida a costly loss. The Marlins wasted a chance to gain ground in the NL wild-card chase. They remained 4 1/2 games behind Colorado and a game behind San Francisco, which both had the day off.

at Atlanta 7, New York 3: Brian McCann hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the fifth inning and the Braves beat the reeling Mets for their first seven-game winning streak since 2006.

Milwaukee 7, at Chicago 4: Jody Gerut hit a grand slam, Mike Rivera delivered a key bases-loaded double and the Brewers beat the Cubs.

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