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|Hanley Ramirez, FLA||6||SF||Bot 6: 0-0, 1 Out. 2 on.||Lincecum|
|Jason Heyward, ATL||8||WAS||Top 4: 3-2, 0 Outs. None on.||Hernandez|
|Justin Upton, ARI||5||HOU||Top 3: 0-1, 2 Outs. None on.||Oswalt|
|Adam Dunn, WAS||5||ATL||Bot 6: 0-1, 0 Outs. None on.||O'Flaherty|
|Alfonso Soriano, CHC||7||PIT||Top 4: 3-1, 0 Outs. None on.||Maholm|
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TUESDAY'S BEST AND WORST
BESTIan Kennedy, RHP, Diamondbacks
The righty combined with relievers Juan Gutierrez and Chad Qualls for a 1-0 shutout of Roy Oswalt and the Astros. Kennedy scattered eight hits over 6 2/3 innings and Gutierrez and Qualls followed with a perfect 2 1/3 as Arizona picked up its fourth win in six games.
WORSTClayton Kershaw, LHP, Dodgers
The lefty's night didn't last long. Kershaw went only 1 1/3 innings against the Brewers, giving up five hits, seven runs and a homer as his ERA climbed from 3.07 to 4.99 in the Dodgers' loss at home.
WEDNESDAY'S TOP MATCHUPS
Cardinals at Phillies, 7:05 p.m. ET, ESPN
Brad Penny's three-game winning streak came to an end in his most recent outing, thanks largely to the five walks he handed out over six innings. The Phillies' Kyle Kendrick has given up 13 hits and nine runs in his last two starts, spanning 10 innings.
Giants at Marlins, 7:10 p.m. ET
The Barry Zito rebirth tour continues. The lefty is 4-0 with a 1.53 ERA in five starts this year. He has yet to allow a homer in 35 1/3 innings and has 24 strikeouts against 11 walks.
Angels at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. ET
John Lackey faces his old team, and just to add some more intrigue, the righty talked about how the Angels handled his contract talks. Aside from one rough outing, against the Rays, Lackey (2-1, 4.50 ERA) has been solid so far for Boston.
• Austin Jackson is currently batting .377. If he were to somehow keep up that pace, it would be the highest batting average by a rookie since Shoeless Joe Jackson hit .408 for the 1911 Cleveland Naps.• From the Elias Sports Bureau: The two highest batting averages in the major leagues over the past seven days (April 27 through May 3) belong to rookies: David Freese is batting ..519 (14-for-27) over that span, and Austin Jackson is hitting .516 (16-for-31). • With 23 RBIs through the Braves' first 25 games, Jason Heyward is on pace for 149 this season. That would top the rookie record of 145 set by Ted Williams in 1939. It would also shatter the Braves' rookie record of 119 set by Wally Berger in 1930.
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