Colorado comes back to turn away Cardinals

Posted: Friday, April 13, 2001

ST. LOUIS -- Dustin Hermanson took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning but the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Thursday on Mark Little's two-run single in the ninth.

Hermanson didn't allow a hit until Larry Walker's one-out, two-run homer in the seventh. Todd Helton homered two pitches for a 3-2 lead.

Brewers 12, Astros 4

MILWAUKEE -- Jose Hernandez hit a grand slam and a three-run homer to equal Ted Kubiak's 31-year-old team record with seven RBIs.

Tyler Houston and Luis Lopez hit two-run homers for Milwaukee, which had been 0-5 against the Astros this season.

Padres 8, Giants 3

SAN DIEGO -- Adam Eaton (2-0) survived solo homers by Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent as San Diego stopped its seven-game losing streak against the Giants.

The Padres wore camouflage jerseys and green caps to honor the area's large military population.

Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 4

PHOENIX -- Shawn Green hit a leadoff homer in the second and a two-out, three-run shot in the third, both off Armando Reynoso (0-2). Green homered twice last Saturday against San Francisco.

Mets 1, Braves 0

NEW YORK -- Rey Ordonez lined an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 10th.

Todd Zeile drew a leadoff walk on four pitches from Kerry Ligtenberg (0-2) and Tsuyoshi Shinjo sacrificed. Atlanta challenged Ordonez, and the No. 8 hitter lined a drive down the left-field line.

Reds 11, Pirates 6

PITTSBURGH -- Sean Casey hit a long home run and went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. The Pittsburgh native finished 9-for-14 with two homers, three doubles and eight RBIs in the first series in PNC Park.

Omar Olivares (0-2), whose ERA climbed to 8.18, allowed seven runs and eight hits in five innings.

Pete Harnisch (1-1) got the victory -- his eighth in his last 11 decisions against Pittsburgh -- despite allowing four runs in six innings, including the first of Brian Giles' two homers.

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