Giants, Padres total 26 runs at Pac Bell

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2003

SAN FRANCISCO -- Pedro Feliz had a career-high four hits for San Francisco as the Giants beat the San Diego Padres 15-11 Wednesday in the highest-scoring game at 3-year-old Pacific Bell Park.

The first inning alone featured 11 runs. The Giants' first seven batters scored against Dennis Tankersley (0-1), called up from the minors to make an emergency start.

Cubs 3, Expos 0

CHICAGO -- Mark Prior pitched his first major league shutout, striking out 12 and outdueling Javier Vazquez as Chicago beat Montreal.

Prior (2-0) scattered four hits and walked none in the second complete game of his young career.

Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 2

LOS ANGELES -- Darren Dreifort pitched six strong innings to earn his first victory in almost 22 months, and Shawn Green homered and drove in three runs as Los Angeles won for the third time in four games.

Luis Gonzalez hit his third homer in three games for Arizona, which has lost six of seven.

Phillies 16, Braves 2

PHILADELPHIA -- Greg Maddux was hit hard for the third straight start, and Pat Burrell and Jim Thome each homered twice and drove in five runs to lead Philadelphia over Atlanta.

Maddux (0-3) is off to his worst start since 1989, when he also lost his first three decisions for the Chicago Cubs.

Marlins 3, Mets 2

MIAMI -- Ivan Rodriguez homered and drove home the winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning for Florida.

Rodriguez made the key defensive play, too. After Armando Almanza hit Mo Vaughn with a pitch to start the ninth, pinch-runner Joe McEwing was picked off first base by Rodriguez, a perennial Gold Glove winner.

Brewers 3, Pirates 2

PITTSBURGH -- Geoff Jenkins, playing for the first time since tearing up his right ankle last season, hit a two-run homer to support Todd Ritchie's strong start for Milwaukee.

It was a comeback night for Ritchie (1-0), who ended a nearly yearlong road losing streak, and Jenkins, who spent months in rehabilitation after tearing ligaments inside and outside his dislocated ankle June 17 in Houston.

Astros 4, Reds 3

HOUSTON -- Jeff Kent's tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning sent Houston to a victory over Cincinnati.

The Astros loaded the bases in the seventh against Josias Manzanillo (0-2) on singles by Craig Biggio, Jose Vizcaino and Jeff Bagwell. Kent came through against John Riedling.

Rockies 9, Cardinals 4

DENVER -- Larry Walker and Preston Wilson each drove in three runs, and Colorado built a big early lead against St. Louis.

Wilson and Bobby Estalella each hit two-run homers as Colorado opened a 9-0 lead against Brett Tomko (0-1) after three innings.

Nelson Cruz (2-0), making his second straight start because of injuries to Denny Neagle and Denny Stark, went six-plus innings for the Rockies, allowing two runs and five hits before he was ejected for hitting Tino Martinez with a pitch.

Edgar Renteria hit a three-run double for St. Louis, and Scott Rolen added a solo homer.



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