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Derrek Lee hit his 300th homer, Marlon Byrd and Geovany Soto each connected twice and the Chicago Cubs showed some surprising pop to power past the Milwaukee Brewers 9-4 on Wednesday night.

Gerardo Parra hit an inside-the-park home run when Atlanta outfielders Nate McLouth and Jason Heyward collided in the eighth inning, giving the Arizona Diamondbacks a victory over the Braves.

Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer and Blake DeWitt also had two RBIs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals for a three-game sweep.

Ryan Zimmerman grounded a go-ahead single off the shin of Pittsburgh reliever D.J. Carrasco in the seventh inning and the Washington Nationals, still buzzing after Stephen Strasburgs dazzling debut, beat the Pirates.

Leadoff man Orlando Cabrera got the NLs top offense going with three doubles and a single and Aaron Harang rebounded from his shortest start of the season, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the San Francisco Giants.

Carlos Lee hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning after an intentional walk, lifting the Houston Astros over the Colorado Rockies

Lee connected for his 15th career slam, launching the first pitch from Matt Belisle (1-3) to deep left field. He homered after a two-out walk to Lance Berkman, giving the Astros their seventh win in nine games this month.

Brandon Lyon (5-1) eased out of trouble in the ninth to earn the victory. The Rockies put two runners on base, hit Carlos Gonzalez lined out to third baseman Pedro Feliz to end the inning.