Eintracht Frankfurt bounced back from losing their first two German Bundesliga matches of the season with a 2-0 victory at Eintracht Braunschweig on Sunday while Stuttgart slumped to another defeat.
Armin Veh's Frankfurt shrugged off defeats to Hertha Berlin and defending champions Bayern Munich to beat promoted Braunschweig, who suffered their third straight defeat to go bottom of the table.
The visitors took the lead when Frankfurt captain Alexander Meier's shot flew in off the shoulder of defender Ermin Bicakcic, while midfielder Stefan Aigner pounced on a mistake to add the second 10 minutes later.
Later, Turkish international Halil Altintop scored his first goal for Augsburg since joining from Trabzonspor in June, as the Bavarians picked up their first points in a 2-1 win at home to VfB Stuttgart.
Altintop fired home on six minutes before Augsburg defender Jan-Ingwer Callsen-Bracker headed a second 10 minutes before the break. Bosnia striker Vedad Ibisevic then converted a Stuttgart penalty to make it 2-1 at the break.
Stuttgart's Guinea midfielder Ibrahima Traore was shown a red card when he was sent off just six minutes after coming off the bench for an over-zealous challenge on Augsburg defender Ronny Philp.
The defeat left Stuttgart second from bottom, behind other big-names Schalke and Hamburg, while Augsburg and Frankfurt move up to mid-table.