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June 30, 2013

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Colorado's Michael Cuddyer singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 26 straight games.

Todd Helton was walked by reliever Jeremy Affeldt (1-4) with two outs in the ninth for Colorado's first runner since the second inning.

Josh Rutledge ran for Helton, stole second and scored when Arenado singled up the middle to help the Rockies return to .500 (41-41).

Rafael Betancourt (2-3) got the win in his first appearance since May 31.

Andres Torres had three hits, and Buster Posey had two hits and an RBI for the defending World Series champion Giants, who last lost six in a row from June 26 to July 2, 2010.

Cuddyer's streak is the longest in Rockies' history and in the majors this season.

MARLINS 7, PADRES 1

MIAMI (AP) — Jacob Turner pitched a seven-hitter for his first complete game in 19 career starts, helping Miami beat San Diego.

The complete game was the first for the Marlins this year. They had been outscored 20-3 while losing their first four games to San Diego this season, but the lowest-scoring team in the majors gave Turner a 6-0 lead after four innings.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his eighth home run, Jeff Mathis had two RBIs, and Placido Polanco became the 22nd active player to score 1,000 runs.

Turner (2-0) struck out seven, walked one and threw 111 pitches, 77 for strikes. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 1.76 in six starts since being recalled from Triple-A.

The Marlins (28-51) have the worst record in the majors, but they are 14-10 in June.

Eric Stults (6-6) gave up a season-high six runs, five earned, in 3 2-3 innings. The start was his briefest since 2009.

The Marlins took a 3-0 lead in the first inning and added three runs in the fourth.

PIRATES 2, BREWERS 1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones homered and Francisco Liriano pitched six strong innings as surging Pittsburgh won its eighth straight game and sent Milwaukee to its fifth straight loss.

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