Johnson, Diamondbacks open with shutout of Padres

Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2002

PHOENIX -- Randy Johnson pitched a six-hitter for his first shutout in 10 opening-day starts, and the Arizona Diamondbacks opened defense of their World Series championship by beating the San Diego Padres 2-0 Monday.

With a fastball that topped out at 100, the 38-year-old left-hander struck out eight and walked one.

Braves 7, Phillies 2

ATLANTA -- Vinny Castilla hit a three-run homer and Gary Sheffield a hit a two-run shot.

Mets 6, Pirates 2

NEW YORK -- Newcomers Roberto Alomar and Roger Cedeno drove in runs with soft hits and Al Leiter allowed one unearned run in six innings to get the win.

Reds 5, Cubs 4

CINCINNATI -- Aaron Boone hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth off Jeff Fassero in the opener of the Reds' final season at Cinergy Field.

Cardinals 10, Rockies 2

ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols, last year's NL Rookie of the Year, broke open a tight game with a three-run double in the fourth inning, Matt Morris breezed and the Cardinals beat up on Mike Hampton.

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