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Bedard finds first win vs. Braves

ATLANTA -- Streaking Alex Presley helped the Pirates finally provide tough-luck starter Erik Bedard some support and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night.

Presley had two hits to extend his career-best hitting streak to 12 games. He scored two runs and drove in a run with a double. Pedro Alvarez also had a run-scoring double.

Bedard (1-4) gave up only one run in five innings. The left-hander struck out nine while giving up five hits and two walks. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his five starts.

Jason Grilli struck out the side in the eighth and Joel Hanrahan added two strikeouts in a perfect ninth for his fourth save. The game ended when right fielder Jose Tabata made a leaping catch at the wall of pinch-hitter Eric Hinske's drive.

The Pirates scored a total of two runs with Bedard on the mound in his first four starts -- the majors' lowest run support for a pitcher. They topped that by taking a 3-0 lead in the first two innings against Randall Delgado (2-2).

Presley led off the game with a single and scored from third on Garrett Jones' flyball to center field. Presley's second-inning double into the left field corner drove in Rod Barajas, who singled. Tabata's single to right drove in Presley for a 3-0 lead.

Martin Prado doubled in the third inning and scored on Dan Uggla's two-out single for the Braves' first run.

The Pirates knocked Delgado out of the game in the fifth with back-to-back doubles by Neil Walker and Alvarez, pushing the lead to 4-1.

Bedard struck out Freddie Freeman and Uggla with runners on second and third to end the fifth.

The Braves scored a run off Chris Resop in the sixth when Jason Heyward doubled, stole third and scored on Juan Francisco's grounder to first. Heyward has eight steals.

After Tyler Pastornicky singled and advanced to third when the ball skipped past Tabata for an error, pinch-hitter Chipper Jones ended the inning with a grounder to second base.

Delgado gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks in 4 1-3 innings, leaving his ERA at 6.30. He has allowed a combined nine runs in his last two starts, both losses, after winning his first two starts.

Braves catcher Brian McCann, who left Friday night's game with a strained muscle in his right side, did not play. He said he felt better Saturday and hopes to play on Monday. Outfielder Matt Diaz was to be the emergency backup catcher to fill-in starter David Ross.

Reds 6, Astros 0

CINCINNATI -- Jay Bruce homered for the third consecutive game and drove in four runs to back Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto.

Bruce had a two-run double and Brandon Phillips added two hits for the Reds, who had lost two straight after winning the first two games of a 10-day, nine-game homestand.

Cueto (3-0) allowed five hits and a walk while hitting a batter and striking out three over seven innings.

Logan Ondrusek pitched a perfect eighth inning and Aroldis Chapman loaded the bases in the ninth before striking out Chris Snyder to complete Cincinnati's second shutout of the season and Houston's second shutout loss.

Jordan Shafer singled in the fifth to extend to 21 his streak of consecutive games reaching base to start the season, the longest by an Astro since Ricky Gutierrez had a 23-game streak in 1998.

Houston starter Lucas Harrell (1-2) allowed nine hits and six runs -- five earned -- with one walk and one strikeout in six innings.

Tigers 7, Yankees 5

NEW YORK -- Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs and Drew Smyly pitched into the seventh inning for his first major league win to help Detroit snap a five-game losing streak by beating New York 7-5 on Saturday.

Andy Dirks hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Freddy Garcia (0-2) and made two nice defensive plays in left field as he replaced regular Delmon Young, who was placed on the restricted list earlier Saturday to be evaluated under baseball's employee assistance program. He was arrested early Friday on a hate crime harassment charge following an encounter at his hotel during which police say he yelled anti-Semitic epithets and appeared intoxicated.

Smyly (1-0) gave up two hits and two walks in six-plus innings. He struck out seven.

The Tigers added three runs in the second on a double by Brennan Boesch and Cabrera's two-run single. Cabrera answered Curtis Granderson's solo homer in the seventh with one in the eighth.

Granderson had a bloop single to score a run off Jose Valverde in the ninth and scored on pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez's double.

Nick Swisher hit solo homers in the first and ninth innings, one from each side of the plate.

Angels 2, Indians 1

CLEVELAND -- Dan Haren pitched eight strong innings for Los Angeles and Albert Pujols remained homerless.

Torii Hunter hit a solo homer for Los Angeles, which snapped a five-game losing streak after a cold drizzle delayed the start of the game 147 minutes.

Pujols went 1 for 4 with his single during a first-inning rally giving the Angels a 1-0 lead off Jeanmar Gomez (1-1).

Hunter's homer in the fourth made it 2-0. The Angels have hit only five homers in their last 104 innings.

Haren (1-1) allowed four hits and struck out seven.

Jack Hannahan's two-out RBI single got Cleveland within 2-1 in the fourth.

Scott Downs worked a perfect ninth for his first save.

Blue Jays 7, Mariners 0

TORONTO -- Brandon Morrow pitched six innings and Edwin Encarnacion hit a grand slam as Toronto snapped a four-game losing streak.

Morrow (2-1) won his second straight start and improved to 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in three starts against the team that drafted him fifth overall in 2006.

The right-hander allowed five hits, walked none and struck out a season-high nine as he and three relievers combined on Toronto's first shutout of the season.

Encarnacion went 2 for 3 with a double and a sacrifice fly, matching his career-high with five RBIs. Encarnacion's first-pitch drive to right off Hisashi Iwakuma in the eighth was his team-leading sixth home run and his fourth career grand slam.

The loss ended Seattle's season-best four-game winning streak.

Kevin Millwood (0-2) lost his second straight start, allowing three runs, one earned, and seven hits in a season-high seven innings. He walked two and struck out four.