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Jenkins erupts for three home runs as Brewers expose Expos

Posted: Sunday, April 29, 2001

MILWAUKEE -- Geoff Jenkins hit three home runs, and Olympic hero Ben Sheets pitched 6 1-3 strong innings for his first major league win in the Milwaukee Brewers' 8-4 victory over the Montreal Expos on Saturday.

Jenkins, who was 3-for-4 with six RBIs, homered in the first, fourth and fifth innings to join Toronto's Carlos Delgado, Pittsburgh's Aramis Ramirez and Colorado's Todd Hollandsworth as players to homer three times in a game this season.

Sheets (1-2) gave up two earned runs on seven hits after being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday. The right-hander who beat Cuba for the gold medal in Sydney last summer made two minor league starts while the Brewers did not need a fifth starter.

Montreal starter Chris Peters (2-2) allowed six runs on five hits in 4 2-3 innings.

Mets 6, Cardinals 5, 11 innings

ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols tied a major league rookie record with his eighth home run this month, but Benny Agbayani's single snapped a tie as New York beat St. Louis.

Mets reliever Turk Wendell and manager Bobby Valentine were ejected as New York ended its four-game losing streak.

Wendell was booted for throwing behind Mike Matheny three pitches after giving up a tie-breaking homer to J.D. Drew in the seventh. Valentine was tossed after protesting that St. Louis reliever Mike James should have been ejected for hitting Todd Zeile in his back in the 11th.

Agbayani, who had been hitless in his first five at-bats, followed Valentine's ejection with an RBI single off James (1-2).

Armando Benitez (2-0) worked two scoreless innings for the win.

Astros 6, Marlins 4

HOUSTON -- Wade Miller pitched seven strong innings and Chris Truby hit a go-ahead two-run triple in the sixth to lead Houston over Florida.

Miller (4-1) allowed five hits, two runs, walked five and struck out four, but watched anxiously as the Marlins loaded the bases but fell short in their rally in the ninth against closer Billy Wagner.

Ryan Dempster (2-3), who lost his third straight decision, struck out five and walked two over 6 2-3 innings.

Reds 9, Rockies 4

DENVER -- Elmer Dessens pitched six strong innings, and Michael Tucker hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the sixth to lead Cincinnati to its ninth straight road win.

Dessens (2-1) allowed four runs, eight hits, struck out two and walked three in winning for the first time in four starts and leading the Reds to their fifth straight win.

Giants 5, Cubs 0

SAN FRANCISCO -- Shawn Estes threw seven scoreless innings as San Francisco beat Chicago and snapped a season-high four-game losing streak.

Estes (2-1) allowed five hits, struck out five and walked five before he was replaced by Felix Rodriguez to start the eighth. Rodriguez and Robb Nen combined on two hitless innings of relief.

Braves 3, Diamondbacks 1

PHOENIX -- Tom Glavine (4-1) held Arizona to a run in seven innings to overcome a 12-strikeout performance by Randy Johnson (3-3).

Andruw Jones and Quilvio Veras hit solo home runs off Johnson in a duel between two of baseball's best left-handers.

Glavine (4-1) allowed five hits, struck out five and walked two before being replaced by Mike Remlinger in the eighth. John Rocker got Luis Gonzalez to ground into an inning-ending double play in the eighth and finished for his sixth save.

Padres 8, Pirates 1

SAN DIEGO -- Phil Nevin drove in three runs to back Adam Eaton as San Diego won for just the third time in 13 games.

Nevin had an RBI double off Bronson Arroyo (2-2) in a three-run third and hit his fifth homer of the season, a two-run drive in the fourth.

Eaton (3-2) allowed John Vander Wal's RBI double in the first, then shut down the Pirates.

He allowed four hits in seven innings and struck out eight. David Lee and Rodney Myers completed the five-hitter.

Dodgers 7, Phillies 6

LOS ANGELES -- Alex Cora singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth against Ricky Bottalico (1-1) and Jeff Reboulet went 3-for-4 with a homer.

Chris Donnels hit a two-run double off Vicente Padilla during a three-run sixth as Los Angeles went ahead 6-4.

But Matt Herges (1-1) surrendered a two-out, two-run homer to Marlon Anderson in the eighth.

Jeff Shaw pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save, sending the Phillies to their third straight loss following a six-game winning streak.

CREDIT:AP Photo/Morry Gash

CAPTION:Ben Sheets of the Brewers throws a pitch against the Montreal Expos Saturday in Milwaukee.

By The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Geoff Jenkins hit three home runs, and Olympic hero Ben Sheets pitched 6 1-3 strong innings for his first major league win in the Milwaukee Brewers' 8-4 victory over the Montreal Expos on Saturday.

Jenkins, who was 3-for-4 with six RBIs, homered in the first, fourth and fifth innings to join Toronto's Carlos Delgado, Pittsburgh's Aramis Ramirez and Colorado's Todd Hollandsworth as players to homer three times in a game this season.

Sheets (1-2) gave up two earned runs on seven hits after being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday. The right-hander who beat Cuba for the gold medal in Sydney last summer made two minor league starts while the Brewers did not need a fifth starter.

Montreal starter Chris Peters (2-2) allowed six runs on five hits in 4 2-3 innings.

Mets 6, Cardinals 5, 11 innings

ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols tied a major league rookie record with his eighth home run this month, but Benny Agbayani's single snapped a tie as New York beat St. Louis.

Mets reliever Turk Wendell and manager Bobby Valentine were ejected as New York ended its four-game losing streak.

Wendell was booted for throwing behind Mike Matheny three pitches after giving up a tie-breaking homer to J.D. Drew in the seventh. Valentine was tossed after protesting that St. Louis reliever Mike James should have been ejected for hitting Todd Zeile in his back in the 11th.

Agbayani, who had been hitless in his first five at-bats, followed Valentine's ejection with an RBI single off James (1-2).

Armando Benitez (2-0) worked two scoreless innings for the win.

Astros 6, Marlins 4

HOUSTON -- Wade Miller pitched seven strong innings and Chris Truby hit a go-ahead two-run triple in the sixth to lead Houston over Florida.

Miller (4-1) allowed five hits, two runs, walked five and struck out four, but watched anxiously as the Marlins loaded the bases but fell short in their rally in the ninth against closer Billy Wagner.

Ryan Dempster (2-3), who lost his third straight decision, struck out five and walked two over 6 2-3 innings.

Reds 9, Rockies 4

DENVER -- Elmer Dessens pitched six strong innings, and Michael Tucker hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the sixth to lead Cincinnati to its ninth straight road win.

Dessens (2-1) allowed four runs, eight hits, struck out two and walked three in winning for the first time in four starts and leading the Reds to their fifth straight win.

Giants 5, Cubs 0

SAN FRANCISCO -- Shawn Estes threw seven scoreless innings as San Francisco beat Chicago and snapped a season-high four-game losing streak.

Estes (2-1) allowed five hits, struck out five and walked five before he was replaced by Felix Rodriguez to start the eighth. Rodriguez and Robb Nen combined on two hitless innings of relief.

Braves 3, Diamondbacks 1

PHOENIX -- Tom Glavine (4-1) held Arizona to a run in seven innings to overcome a 12-strikeout performance by Randy Johnson (3-3).

Andruw Jones and Quilvio Veras hit solo home runs off Johnson in a duel between two of baseball's best left-handers.

Glavine (4-1) allowed five hits, struck out five and walked two before being replaced by Mike Remlinger in the eighth. John Rocker got Luis Gonzalez to ground into an inning-ending double play in the eighth and finished for his sixth save.

Padres 8, Pirates 1

SAN DIEGO -- Phil Nevin drove in three runs to back Adam Eaton as San Diego won for just the third time in 13 games.

Nevin had an RBI double off Bronson Arroyo (2-2) in a three-run third and hit his fifth homer of the season, a two-run drive in the fourth.

Eaton (3-2) allowed John Vander Wal's RBI double in the first, then shut down the Pirates.

He allowed four hits in seven innings and struck out eight. David Lee and Rodney Myers completed the five-hitter.

Dodgers 7, Phillies 6

LOS ANGELES -- Alex Cora singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth against Ricky Bottalico (1-1) and Jeff Reboulet went 3-for-4 with a homer.

Chris Donnels hit a two-run double off Vicente Padilla during a three-run sixth as Los Angeles went ahead 6-4.

But Matt Herges (1-1) surrendered a two-out, two-run homer to Marlon Anderson in the eighth.

Jeff Shaw pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save, sending the Phillies to their third straight loss following a six-game winning streak.



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