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Penny becomes Florida's career wins leader

Posted: Thursday, May 06, 2004

MIAMI Brad Penny pitched 7 2-3 shutout innings to become the Florida Marlins' career leader in victories, and they broke a four-game losing streak by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Wednesday night.

Penny (3-1) allowed four hits and a walk while beating Jeff Weaver (1-4). Penny broke a tie with Ryan Dempster with his 43rd victory for Florida, and Armando Benitez earned his 11th save.

Rockies 2, Expos 0

MONTREAL Joe Kennedy allowed one hit in six innings for Colorado, which switched to a four-man rotation because its staff had a 6.38 ERA.

Kennedy (4-0), working with three days of rest, gave up only Juan Rivera's single in the second, struck out six and walked two. Shawn Chacon pitched the ninth for his seventh save in eight opportunities.

Phillies 5, Cardinals 4

PHILADELPHIA David Bell tied a career-high with four RBIs, including a three-run homer for Philadelphia.

Kevin Millwood (3-2) pitched seven innings and Marlon Byrd homered for the Phillies. Millwood gave up four runs and eight hits to beat Woody Williams (0-3). Billy Wagner pitched the ninth for his seventh save in eight chances.

Reds 5, Brewers 4, 10 innings

CINCINNATI Juan Castro's pinch homer allowed Cincinnati to end its five-game losing streak against Milwaukee.

Adam Dunn tied it with a solo homer in the eighth, and Castro's first of the season pinned the loss on Jeff Bennett (1-2).

Mets 8, Giants 2

NEW YORK Mike Piazza set a major league record for home runs as a catcher, and Shane Spencer hit a tiebreaking, three-run shot in a six-run eighth inning for New York.

Barry Bonds was not in San Francisco's lineup for the third straight game because of a sinus infection.

Diamondbacks 2, Cubs 0

CHICAGO Arizona rookie Casey Daigle outpitched Kerry Wood for his first career victory, and Arizona's Steve Finley continued to haunt Chicago.

Finley hit his sixth homer in nine days against the Cubs, added a sacrifice fly and made a clutch defensive play to end a Chicago rally in the eighth inning. Finley now has 19 career home runs against the Cubs.

Astros 6, Pirates 2

HOUSTON Roger Clemens moved into second place in strikeouts behind Nolan Ryan and became the first six-game winner in the majors.

Clemens (6-0) fanned Raul Mondesi in the fifth inning to pass Steve Carlton with No. 4,137, and finished the night with nine strikeouts to run his career total to 4,140.

Padres 2, Braves 0

ATLANTA San Diego's David Wells remained undefeated with an ERA of 0.82 in three career starts against the Braves.

The portly left-hander (2-2) allowed five hits and stunned Atlanta by bunting for a single. Jaret Wright (2-2) took the loss.



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