Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - There wasn't much offense throughout the game between the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins. But the two teams saved the best for last. Daniel Murphy's three-run homer in the ninth inning lifted the Mets to a 3-1 win over the Marlins in the opener of a three-game series on Monday night. New York starter Dillon Gee and Miami's Jarred Cosart dueled throughout the evening and the Marlins were the first to crack the scoreboard, albeit in the eighth inning. Gee began the eighth with a groundout of Ichiro Suzuki and a strikeout of Adeiny Hechavarria. Pinch- hitter Justin Bour then singled and Dee Gordon followed with a base hit. Prado made it three hits in a row with a single to center that plated pinch-runner Reid Brignac. Carlos Torres (1-0) relieved Gee and induced an inning-ending popout from Giancarlo Stanton.
Final Score: Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 6
Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Marquis turned back the clock and delivered eight solid innings to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-6 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the opener of a three-game series. The 15-year- veteran, who did not pitch in the majors in 2014, went eight innings for the first time since May 8, 2013. Marquis (2-1) scattered two runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Jay Bruce supported his pitcher with a two-run homer and later drove in a third run. Bruce, Todd Frazier and Brayan Pena all reached base four times. Jimmy Nelson (1-2) allowed seven runs -- six earned -- on six hits and a career-high five walks in 2 1/3 innings for the Brewers, who have yet to win back-to-back games this season. Milwaukee mounted a ninth-inning rally that came up short. With four runs already on the board in the frame, Ryan Braun represented the tying run as a pinch hitter against Aroldis Chapman, but he struck out against 100 mph heat to end the game. Jean Segura was 2-for-5 with three runs batted in for the Brewers.
Final Score: Atlanta 8, Washington 4
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kelly Johnson went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI in the Atlanta Braves' 8-4 win over the Washington Nationals in the opener of a three-game series. A.J. Pierzynski drove in two runs and scored once for the Braves, who started a 10-game homestand on Monday. Jace Peterson, Chris Johnson and Eric Young Jr. had one RBI apiece. Atlanta starter Eric Stults (1-1) allowed two runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out three. Ryan Zimmerman, Denard Span and Dan Uggla each drove in a run for the Nationals, who have lost six in a row. Doug Fister (1-1) gave up five runs -- four earned -- on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings. The Nationals committed four errors, including two by Fister on errant pickoff attempts.
Final Score: Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 0
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jason Hammel pitched eight shutout innings and Kris Bryant hit a two-run single to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Hammel (2-1) bounced back from a loss to Pittsburgh last week to give up just four hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. Bryant wasn't the only rookie to contribute. Jorge Soler and Addison Russell also chipped in to help the Cubs take the series opener for their third win in a row. Bryant and Soler had two hits apiece and Russell added one. Soler and Russell both scored a run as Chicago ended Pittsburgh's five-game winning streak, which began with consecutive victories over the Cubs last week. Vance Worley (2-2) had one of the four hits off Hammel but took the loss, giving up all four Cubs runs in six innings.
Final Score: Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 1
St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Ben Revere hit a two-run double during a three-run seventh inning, Cole Hamels tossed seven solid innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals by a 4-1 margin on Monday. Odubel Herrera went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Phillies. Hamels (1-2) gave up one run on four hits with nine strikeouts and four walks. The left-hander had been 0-4 with a 3.23 ERA since Sept. 23, 2014. Matt Holliday drove in the lone run for the Cardinals, who have lost two in a row since a four-game winning streak. John Lackey (1-1) allowed three runs on nine hits over seven innings. St. Louis confirmed Monday that ace Adam Wainwright will miss the rest of the season with a torn left Achilles, an injury he suffered over the weekend while batting.
Final Score: Colorado 5, Arizona 4
Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer as the Colorado Rockies held off the Arizona Diamondbacks for a 5-4 win Monday in the opener of a three-game set. Corey Dickerson finished 3-for-5, Nolan Arenado brought home a run and Troy Tulowitzki scored twice for the Rockies, who have won four of their last five games. Starter Tyler Matzek (2-0) earned the win after surrendering just two runs on five hits and three walks, but exited the game after throwing one pitch in the sixth inning because of a left hamstring cramp. Ender Inciarte, A.J. Pollock and Tuffy Gosewisch each had an RBI and Mark Trumbo doubled twice in Arizona's fourth straight loss. Starter Chase Anderson (0-1) allowed all five runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Final Score: Los Angeles 8, San Francisco 3
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Joc Pederson had a homer and two RBI in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 8-3 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night. Justin Turner had a pinch-hit, three-run homer for the Dodgers, who extended their home winning streak to eight games. They returned to Chavez Ravine following a 2-4 road trip, which featured a three-game sweep at the hands of the Giants. Brett Anderson looked good for the first four innings but couldn't finish the fifth. He was tagged for three runs on five hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. Nori Aoki had two hits, an RBI and scored a run for San Francisco. Tim Lincecum (1-2) lasted only four innings after throwing 76 pitches.
Final Score: Houston 9, San Diego 4
San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Colby Rasmus homered and drove in three runs, and the Houston Astros pulled out a 9-4 win over the San Diego Padres in the opener of a three-game series on Monday. Jed Lowrie and Jason Castro each added solo homers for the Astros, who have won four straight and eight of their last nine overall. Houston has won all four starts this season by Collin McHugh, who threw another quality outing but did not factor in the decision. The right-hander allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings. Wil Myers and Yangervis Solarte both knocked in a pair of runs atop San Diego's lineup, while James Shields struck out 12 over six innings in a no-decision. San Diego's offseason acquisition gave up three runs -- one earned -- on six hits.