Rolen's double does in Braves

Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2002

PHILADELPHIA -- Scott Rolen homered and drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the seventh inning Tuesday night, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Mike Lieberthal had two hits and two RBIs, and the Phillies' offense finally got on track with a season high in runs and hits (11).

Jose Santiago (1-1) got one out, Ricky Bottalico pitched a scoreless inning and Jose Mesa worked the ninth for his third save.

Jason Marquis (1-1) allowed six runs -- five earned -- and nine hits in 6 2-3 innings.

Cubs 2, Mets 0

CHICAGO -- Jon Lieber allowed two hits over eight innings and Chicago scored more than one run for the first time in four games.

Corey Patterson and Augie Ojeda had RBIs for the Cubs, who left 15 men on base.

Lieber (1-0) walked two and struck out seven in throwing 106 pitches. Antonio Alfonseca pitched the ninth for his first save.

Steve Trachsel (0-2) allowed one run, seven hits and three walks in 5 2-3 innings.

Cardinals 6, Brewers 5

ST. LOUIS -- Eli Marrero extended his sizzling start with three hits, raising his average to .733, and scored the go-ahead run as St. Louis beat Milwaukee.

Marrero, who entered the season as a .229 hitter and the No. 3 catcher, has been playing the outfield and is 11-for-15 with a home run and five RBIs. He hit a two-run double in the second, singled and scored in the fourth and singled and scored on Fernando Vina's sacrifice fly off Jose Cabrera (0-1) in the eighth.

Rockies 10, Astros 5

DENVER -- Gary Bennett hit a three-run homer, John Thomson won his second straight start and Colorado snapped a four-game losing streak.

Todd Zeile and Jose Ortiz added two-run homers for the Rockies, who entered as the worst-hitting team in the National League (.225). Todd Helton broke out of an early-season slump with three hits and two RBIs.

Thomson (2-0) went six innings, allowing five runs and eight hits with no walks and seven strikeouts. Dennys Reyes, Todd Jones and Jose Jimenez each pitched a perfect inning to close it out.

Dodgers 3, Giants 0

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hideo Nomo pitched four-hit ball into the eighth inning, holding Barry Bonds and the Giants in check, as Los Angeles snapped San Francisco's six-game winning streak.

Shawn Green homered for the Dodgers, who have won four straight after dropping their first three games of the season to the Giants at Dodger Stadium.

Nomo (1-1) struck out three and walked two in 7 2-3 innings. He is 6-0 against the Giants in San Francisco.

The Giants (6-1) had been the last unbeaten team in the majors. Their 6-0 start was their best since opening 7-0 in 1930. Bonds went 1-for-4 with a single.

Padres 5, Diamondbacks 2

SAN DIEGO -- Ryan Klesko had a three-run homer for his first hit of the season and San Diego spoiled Todd Stottlemyre's first start in nearly 19 months.

Phil Nevin hit a two-run shot in the first inning off Stottlemyre, pitching for the first time since Sept. 21, 2000. He missed all of last season with a nerve problem in his right shoulder.

The defending World Series champion Diamondbacks are 0-4 in games started by anyone other than Randy Johnson or Curt Schilling.

Bobby Jones (1-0) won his first start of the season after a miserable 2001. Trevor Hoffman got three outs for his second save.



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