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Wood sits down 13 Pirates as Cubs post shutout

Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2003

CHICAGO -- Kerry Wood struck out 13 in eight impressive innings and Damian Miller homered and drove in two runs, leading the Chicago Cubs past the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Saturday.

Wood gave up only three hits and allowed just one runner past first base. He walked four and was pulled after 122 pitches.

Wood (2-0) has struck out 26 in 20 innings over three starts this season.

The Pirates did not threaten until the ninth, when they put two runners on base against reliever Mike Remlinger. Joe Borowski took over and got two outs for his second save. Miller hit a solo home run off Kris Benson (2-1) in the third.

Phillies 8, Reds 5

CINCINNATI -- Todd Pratt drove in three runs, offsetting solo homers by Austin Kearns and Adam Dunn, as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds.

It was the third home run in two games for Kearns, whose two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning beat the Phillies on Friday night.

Kevin Millwood (2-0) allowed just one hit until the fourth, when Kearns and Dunn hit consecutive home runs, and Reggie Taylor singled in a run to make it 3-1.

Millwood struck out seven, walked two and allowed four hits in six innings.

Jimmy Haynes (0-3) lasted five innings in his third ineffective start of the season. He gave up four runs on eight hits and four walks. At that, his ERA actually improved two points to 10.38.

Marlins 12, Braves 5

MIAMI -- Derrek Lee drove in five runs with two homers, one of them inside the park, and Florida totaled 15 hits for its fourth consecutive victory.

The last-place Braves have been outscored 72-16 in their eight losses. Atlanta's ERA rose to 6.39, worst in the National League.

Lee has three homers this season, all in the past two games.

Carl Pavano (1-2) hit an RBI triple and limited the Braves to four runs, three earned, in 6 2-3 innings. He gave up nine hits, including home runs by Javier Lopez and pitcher Russ Ortiz (1-2).

Juan Pierre singled home Florida's first run in the third. That extended his hitting streak to 15 games, longest in the majors, including 12 this season.

Expos 5, Mets 4

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Livan Hernandez dominated early and Michael Barrett homered as the Expos remained unbeaten in their new part-time home.

The NL East leaders stretched their winning streak to three, including the first two of their 22 games in San Juan.

After drawing 17,906 for a 10-0 win in Friday's opener, the Expos got a sellout of 18,264, again bigger than all but eight crowds last season at Montreal's Olympic Stadium.

Also, if the Expos make the playoffs, baseball said their postseason games would be played in Montreal.

The Mets have lost four straight and five of six. Cliff Floyd was forced from the game with a strained right Achilles' tendon.

Hernandez (1-0) allowed two runs -- one earned -- in six innings. Rocky Biddle got his third save.

Jae Seo (0-1) lost his first major league decision, giving up five runs -- three earned -- in 5 2-3 innings.

Cardinals 3, Astros 0

HOUSTON -- Woody Williams pitched six sharp innings, extending his surprising success in Houston.

Jim Edmonds and Edgar Renteria hit RBI singles for the Cardinals, who snapped a three-game losing skid and won for only the second time in seven games.

Williams (2-0) is one of the few pitchers who enjoy hitter-friendly Minute Maid Park, where he is 5-1 lifetime. The right-hander allowed six hits, improving to 6-2 career with a 2.47 ERA against Houston.

Dustin Hermanson worked the ninth for his first save.

Tim Redding (0-1) gave up two runs and five hits in five innings.

Brewers 3, Diamondbacks 2

PHOENIX -- Curt Schilling struck out 10 in six innings but it wasn't enough as Milwaukee beat the sputtering, frustrated Arizona Diamondbacks.

Matt Kinney (1-1) held the Diamondbacks to two runs on five hits through 5 2-3 innings to help the Brewers to their fourth victory in five games, all on the road.

Schilling (0-2) and fellow ace Randy Johnson are a combined 0-4 this season. No Diamondbacks starter has a win yet.

Arizona fell to 2-9, the worst record in the National League and its worst start since going 2-13 in its 1998 expansion season.

Diamondbacks slugger Luis Gonzalez and manager Bob Brenly were ejected in the seventh inning.

Mike DeJean got four outs for his third save.

Rockies 3, Padres 2

SAN DIEGO -- Preston Wilson homered leading off the ninth inning against Brandon Villafuerte (0-1) to lift Colorado over San Diego.

Justin Speier (1-0) pitched two innings for the win and Jose Jimenez worked a perfect ninth for his third save in as many chances.

Colorado's Chris Stynes tied it at 2 in the seventh with an RBI double. Sean Burroughs hit a two-run single for the Padres.



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