Phillies get first victory in Citizens Bank Park

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2004

PHILADELPHIA Mike Lieberthal hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning Thursday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds for their first win at Citizens Bank Park.

Rheal Cormier (2-2) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win. Billy Wagner worked the ninth for his second save.

Ryan Wagner (0-1) gave up a bloop RBI single to Pat Burrell in the eighth before Lieberthal homered.

Marlins 3, Expos 0

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Carl Pavano and two pitchers combined to extend the Florida Marlins' shutout streak to a team-record 30 innings.

Pavano (1-0) gave up three hits in seven innings, Chad Fox worked the eighth and Armando Benitez closed the ninth for his sixth save.

The World Series champions shut out the Expos in all three games of the series. Montreal was held to three hits as its scoreless string reached a club-record 33 innings.

Cubs 10, Pirates 5

CHICAGO Michael Barrett connected twice in the first multihomer game of his career, Aramis Ramirez homered for a second straight day and Chicago beat up on Josh Fogg.

Moises Alou also homered for the Cubs, who won two straight for the first time this year. Carlos Zambrano (1-0) scattered six hits and one run over six innings.

Diamondbacks 11, Rockies 10

DENVER Richie Sexson and Shea Hillenbrand each homered and drove in three runs, helping Arizona end a five-game losing streak.

Matt Mantei got the final four outs, striking out the side in the ninth for his second save. Mike Koplove (1-1) worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth to earn the win.

Mets 4, Braves 0

NEW YORK Al Leiter got a big boost from the bullpen in his first win of the season, and the New York Mets beat Atlanta.

Shane Spencer drove in leadoff hitter Kaz Matsui twice for the Mets, who completed their first shutout of the year.

Leiter (1-0) extended his scoreless streak to 10 1-3 innings to start the season. He threw five shutout innings against Montreal in his first start.

Brewers 6, Astros 2

HOUSTON Ben Sheets breezed through five innings of Milwaukee's win before leaving with a stiff lower back.

Sheets (2-0) gave up four hits and two runs in his eighth straight win over Houston, but didn't come out for the sixth inning. He is listed as day to day.

Dave Burba and Ben Ford each pitched two hitless innings in relief of Sheets.

Dodgers 7, Padres 5

SAN DIEGO Alex Cora tripled, doubled and scored two runs, and Los Angeles rallied from a three-run deficit to beat San Diego.

Mark Loretta hit the first home run for San Diego in six games at Petco Park and Phil Nevin added another homer to get the Padres off to a 2-0 start in the first inning.

Hideo Nomo (2-1) settled down after giving up the early homers to pick up the victory, allowing three runs and six hits over five innings.

Brian Lawrence (1-1), who topped the Dodgers in the season opener on April 5, allowed five runs and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings.

Eric Gagne got the final four outs for his second save of the season and 65th straight since Aug. 28, 2002.

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