Phillies topple Braves

Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2002

PHILADELPHIA -- Pat Burrell's two-run homer in the 11th inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.

Burrell connected off Kerry Ligtenberg (0-1) for his second walkoff homer in four games. His solo shot in the 11th beat the Florida Marlins 3-2 Sunday. Scott Rolen's two-out homer in the ninth off John Smoltz sent the game into extra innings.

Expos 9, Marlins 7

MIAMI -- Michael Barrett drove in a career-high six runs, giving him 13 RBIs in five games against Florida this season. Before 5,422, the smallest home crowd in team history, the Marlins lost their third straight.

Brad Penny (1-1), who entered 6-0 with a 0.82 ERA in six starts against Montreal, allowed seven runs, seven hits and five walks in 4 2-3 innings. He hurt his right index finger trying to snare a grounder in the fifth, and X-rays were negative.

Mets 3, Cubs 2

CHICAGO -- Roberto Alomar homered for the first time since being traded to the Mets, and Mike Piazza followed with a home run of his own.

Kerry Wood struck out 10 and allowed just four hits over seven innings, leaving with a 2-1 lead and a blister on his middle finger.

Rockies 4, Astros 1

DENVER -- Todd Zeile homered for the third straight game, and Shawn Chacon (1-1) allowed one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings.

Larry Walker had two hits, including his third homer of the season, and drove in two runs. Dave Mlicki (0-2), starting against Colorado for the first time since June 19, 1998, allowed two runs and eight hits in six innings.

Reds 8, Pirates 5

PITTSBURGH -- Barry Larkin and Aaron Boone each drove in two runs, stopping Pittsburgh's five-game winning streak.

Larkin singled in two runs and scored in a four-run second inning. He left after aggravating a muscle strain in his left ribcage. The Reds were 6-for-6 on steal attempts, with Reggie Taylor and Gookie Dawkins each swiping two bases.

Cardinals 6, Brewers 5

ST. LOUIS -- Eduardo Perez homered off Luis Vizcaino (1-0) in the 11th inning after St. Louis rallied from a 5-0 deficit. It was the first hit of the season for Perez, who had been 0-for-7 in a reserve role.

Edgar Renteria tied it in the ninth with a two-out, RBI single off Mike DeJean.

Padres 2, Diamondbacks 1

SAN DIEGO -- Deivi Cruz homered off Rick Helling leading off the sixth inning as the Padres completed a three-game sweep, their first sweep of Arizona since April 1998.

San Diego has won four straight against the defending World Series champions, 0-5 in games started by anyone other than Randy Johnson (2-0) or Curt Schilling (2-0).

Giants 2, Dodgers 1

SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, stopping the Dodgers' four-game winning streak.

David Bell opened the ninth with a single off Paul Quantrill (0-1) and was running on a full-count pitch to Bonds, who sliced an opposite-field drive into the left-field corner. Brian Jordan briefly fumbled the ball, allowing Bell to score without a throw.

Robb Nen (1-0) gave up pinch-hitter Marquis Grissom's RBI grounder in the ninth.



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