Astros sweep series from Cardinals

Posted: Thursday, April 15, 2004

ST. LOUIS Wade Miller won his fifth consecutive start against St. Louis and Lance Berkman homered for the second straight game, leading the Houston Astros over the Cardinals 11-1 Thursday for a three-game sweep.

Miller (2-0) walked a career-high seven, but allowed two hits in seven shutout innings.

Brewers 3, Giants 0

SAN FRANCISCO Geoff Jenkins homered and three pitchers combined on a four-hitter, helping Milwaukee avoid a three-game sweep.

Wes Obermueller (1-1) allowed three hits in 6 2-3 innings, and also contributed an RBI single and a sacrifice.

Cubs 8, Pirates 3

CHICAGO Aramis Ramirez homered twice, Todd Walker went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Matt Clement (1-1) allowed two hits in six innings in Chicago's first win at Wrigley Field this year.

Moises Alou also homered, and Michael Barrett and Sammy Sosa drove in runs.

Marlins 9, Expos 0

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Dontrelle Willis hit his second career homer and Miguel Cabrera homered for the fourth straight game.

Willis (2-0) went 3-for-3, also singling and doubling, and is 6-for-6 at the plate this season. He allowed four hits in five innings.

Braves 6, Mets 1

NEW YORK Rookie Dewayne Wise touched off a five-run rally with a triple and Andruw Jones drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly and a double.

Wise also reached on a two-base error in the first inning by Mike Piazza, starting his second game at first base.

Rockies 14, Diamondbacks 4

DENVER Aaron Miles had two home runs and six RBIs, Joe Kennedy pitched six solid innings and Colorado routed Arizona.

Colorado had 15 hits in its third straight win while Arizona dropped its fifth in a row.

Miles hit a solo homer in the first and a three-run shot in the fifth.

He had an RBI double in the fourth and a run-scoring groundout in the seventh.

Dodgers 11, Padres 4

SAN DIEGO Shawn Green went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and pitcher Kaz Ishii hit a two-run single in a six-run second inning against David Wells to lead Los Angeles over San Diego.

Paul Lo Duca and Juan Encarnacion each had three RBIs for the Dodgers. Ishii (2-0) allowed four runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out three and walked three.

Six days after allowing four hits in seven scoreless innings against San Francisco in the Petco opener, Wells (0-1) allowed eight runs and 10 hits and was chased by Green's double with no outs in the fifth.

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