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Arizona whips Marlins

Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2003

PHOENIX Junior Spivey went 3-for-5 with his first home run of the year and the Arizona Diamondbacks won three games in a row for the first time this season by beating the weary Florida Marlins 7-1 Monday night.

Spivey, batting .182 with three RBIs going into the game, drove in two with a first-inning homer off Justin Wayne (0-1) and scored twice. Rod Barajas, just off the disabled list, added two RBIs.

Elmer Dessens (3-2) allowed one run on five hits, including two of Mike Lowell's three doubles, over seven innings.

Both teams were coming off long Sundays at the ballpark, followed by cross-country flights. The Diamondbacks swept two from the Mets in New York, and Florida played the longest game in the franchise's history, a 7-6, 20-inning home loss to St. Louis that lasted six hours and seven minutes.

Phillies 3, Dodgers 0

LOS ANGELES Brett Myers (2-2) allowed six hits in 7 2-3 innings, and Jim Thome homered as Philadelphia opened a 10-game road trip by beating Los Angeles.

The win was the sixth in seven games for the Phillies including their 1-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday when Kevin Millwood pitched baseball's first no-hitter in exactly one year.

The loss snapped a season-high three-game winning streak for the Dodgers.

Darren Dreifort (1-3) was the hard-luck loser, allowing six hits and two runs in seven innings while walking one and striking out 11 to match his career high.



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