Cincinati ends 5-game skid in San Juan

Posted: Monday, April 21, 2003

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Pinch-hitter Adam Dunn and Felipe Lopez hit consecutive home runs in the ninth inning and the Cincinnati Reds connected six times in all to beat the Montreal Expos 7-5 Sunday and stop a five-game losing streak.

Braves 8, Phillies 1

ATLANTA Shane Reynolds (1-0) gave up just two hits in 7 1-3 innings, providing another boost to Atlanta's beleaguered rotation.

Reynolds, who was cut by Houston at the end of spring training, didn't give up a hit until the fifth and finally came out after giving up an RBI double to Tyler Houston in the eighth.

Mets 7, Marlins 4

NEW YORK Vance Wilson hit a game-tying solo homer off Vladimir Nunez (0-3) and Mo Vaughn added a two-run single in a five-run seventh inning as New York rallied twice to defeat Florida.

Pirates 8, Cubs 2

PITTSBURGH Salomon Torres (2-0) pitched five shutout innings in relief of injured Pittsburgh starter Josh Fogg and the Pirates ended Chicago's five-game winning streak.

Brewers 5, Astros 4

MILWAUKEE Curtis Leskanic won for the first time in nearly two years and Keith Ginter drove in a career-high three runs for Milwaukee.

Diamondbacks 1, Cardinals 0

ST. LOUIS Rookie reliever Oscar Villarreal (1-0) threw 2 2-3 scoreless innings after starter Miguel Batista was ejected and David Dellucci had an RBI double off Brett Tomko (1-2) for Arizona.

Rockies 8, Padres 0

DENVER Shawn Chacon and two relievers combined on the 21st shutout in Coors Field history as Colorado beat San Diego.

Dodgers 16, Giants 4

LOS ANGELES Fred McGriff went 4-for-5 for Los Angeles, Hideo Nomo earned his 100th career victory and San Francisco lost for the first time in nine road games.

Barry Bonds hit the 619th home run of his career for the Giants, who at 15-3, are off to their best start since having the same record in 1938.

Shawn Green also had four hits for the Dodgers, who scored eight runs in the seventh.

Nomo (2-3) gave up four runs on six hits in seven innings. The Japanese right-hander struck out seven and walked two to end his personal three-game losing skid. The Dodgers had scored just three runs in Nomo's last three starts.

Rookie Kurt Ainsworth (1-3) took the loss for San Francisco.



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