Bayern hammers Hertha

Bayern Munich continues to roll through the 0 win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Mario Gomez was responsible for two of the goals, which arrived in the fifth and 68th minutes, while Franck Ribery and Bastian Schweinsteiger each scored in between to give Bayern seven wins and a draw from its last eight games.

Hertha entered the match having won three of its last five but the visitors fell behind by three goals in the opening 13 minutes.

Gomez got the scoring started after a nice through ball from Ribery, while the Frenchman put his name on the scoresheet two minutes later, finishing off a pass from Jerome Boateng.

Ribery was involved in the third goal as well when he beat a defender and set up a simple finish for Schweinsteiger.

Bayern's foot came off the pedal a bit in the second half but the hosts still managed a fourth goal when Ribery was fouled inside the penalty area, allowing Gomez to fire home his 10th goal of the campaign.

Monchengladbach 2, Bayer Leverkusen 2

Monchengladbach, Germany - A goal from Andre Schurrle in the 87th minute helped 10-man Bayer Leverkusen claim a 2-2 draw at Monchengladbach on Saturday.

The lone goal of the first half came from Leverkusen's Stefan Reinartz, but after Marco Reus equalized for Monchengladbach in the 65th minute, Gonzalo Castro was sent off two minutes later, reducing Leverkusen to 10 men.

The home side took the lead a few minutes later through Patrick Herrmann, but Schurrle's late heroics ensured that his team would leave with a share of the points.

Augsburg 1, Mainz 0

Mainz, Germany - Augsburg claimed its first win of the season on Saturday as Jan Callsen-Bracker converted a penalty kick in the 88th minute of a 1-0 victory over Mainz.

Augsburg had gone winless in its first eight games back in the Bundesliga and appeared headed for another draw. But Bo Svensson of Mainz brought down Augsburg's Axel Bellinghausen inside the area as he attempted to slot home a rebound chance.

This allowed Callsen-Bracker to beat goalkeeper Heinz Muller from the spot, securing three valuable points for the visitors.

Stuttgart 2, Hoffenheim 0

Stuttgart, Germany - A pair of second-half goals propelled Stuttgart to a 2-0 win over Hoffenheim on Saturday, keeping the club in the mix near the top of the table.

It took until the 48th minute for either side to crack the scoreboard, but it was Stuttgart's Shinji Okazaki that put his team in front, with Pavel Pogrebnyak scoring his first goal of the campaign from the penalty spot to double the lead in the 76th.

The win gives Stuttgart four victories from its last five games while Hoffenheim has secured one point in its last three matches.

Wolfsburg 2, Nurnberg 1

Wolfsburg, Germany - A successful penalty kick from Mario Mandzukic seven minutes from time handed Wolfsburg a 2-1 triumph over Nurnberg on Saturday.

Mandzukic tallied the opening goal in the 23rd minute but it was canceled out 20 minutes from time by Nurnberg's Christian Eigler.

However, a foul inside the penalty area by Mike Frantz on Wolfsburg's Ashkan Dejagah handed Mandzukic the chance to put his team in front, and he made no mistake.

Kaiserslautern 2, Schalke 1

Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Schalke missed out on a chance to take over second place in the Bundesliga on Saturday as the club suffered a 2-1 defeat to Kaiserslautern at the Veltins-Arena.

The home side had won its last two games but went behind just before the half- hour mark when Ralf Fahrmann was sent off for a foul inside the penalty area, reducing Schalke to 10 men and allowing Christian Tiffert to convert the subsequent spot kick.

However, Rodnei returned the favor for Kaiserslautern when he was guilty of a foul inside his own area which saw him receive an early exit and give Klaas- Jan Huntelaar the chance to equalize from the spot.

The Dutchman made no mistake with his finish, but it was the away team that snatched the lead 10 minutes later as Dorge Kouemaha grabbed a goal to give his team an unlikely victory that moves them out of the bottom three.