PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A.J. Burnett threw 6 2-3 sharp innings to win his eighth straight start, Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday.
Pedro Alvarez also went deep for Pittsburgh, which split the four-game set in Philadelphia by winning the last two. The surprising Pirates, seeking their first winning season since 1992, are 40-35 and second in the NL central.
Burnett (9-2) allowed three runs and six hits, striking out seven. It's the first time a Pirates pitcher has won eight in a row since Dock Ellis in 1974.
Joel Hanrahan tossed a scoreless ninth for his 20th save.
Eric Kratz and Hunter Pence hit homers for the Phillies.
Kendrick (2-8) gave up five runs before he recorded a second out in the first.
ROCKIES 11, NATIONALS 10, 11 INNINGS
DENVER (AP) - Marco Scutaro's RBI single in the 11th inning lifted Colorado after it squandered an early seven-run lead.
Jonathan Herrera doubled with one out off Craig Stammen (3-1). After pinch-hitter Jason Giambi walked, Dexter Fowler hit a fly ball to deep center that was caught by Bryce Harper. Herrera tagged up and took third on the play with pinch-runner Christian Friedrich advancing to second.
Scutaro, who was 13 for 68 with runners in scoring position, then completed a seven-pitch at-bat with a single to right-center.
Adam Ottavino (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings and struck out five, including all three batters in the 11th.
Harper's homer in the ninth off Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt tied the score and sent the game into extra innings.
DIAMONDBACKS 3, BRAVES 2
ATLANTA (AP) - Chris Young hit a tiebreaking homer against Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning to lifting Arizona.
Jason Kubel had a two-run double in the sixth to tie the score for the Diamondbacks.
Trevor Bauer, the No. 3 overall draft pick in 2011, did not receive a decision in his major-league debut for Arizona after he was called up from Triple-A Reno earlier in the day.
David Hernandez (1-0) earned the win with a scoreless eighth, allowing no hits, walking two and striking out the side. J.J. Putz got the last three outs for his 14th save in 17 chances.
Kimbrel (0-1) allowed just one hit - the first homer he's allowed this season - and struck out one.