NEW YORK -- Kirk Rueter won his 100th career game, beating the New York Mets for the first time in 13 tries, and the San Francisco Giants beat up on former teammate Shawn Estes in an 8-2 victory Wednesday night.
J.T. Snow homered and drove in four runs and Barry Bonds was pitched around once again as the Giants won their sixth straight game.
Bonds went 0-for-2 with two walks and was hit by a pitch. The homer king has been walked 44 times this season and is on pace for 222, which would smash the record of 177 he set last season.
Dodgers 3, Braves 1
ATLANTA -- Another ex-Brave tormented his former team as Odalis Perez pitched eight strong innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over Atlanta.
Los Angeles beat the Braves for the second night in a row, getting a key contribution in each game from a player acquired in the January trade that sent Gary Sheffield to Atlanta.
On Tuesday, Brian Jordan homered twice and the Dodgers emerged with a 6-5 victory in 16 innings.
Perez (4-1) made sure it wasn't another long night, thoroughly dominating a Braves team that has struggled to score despite the addition of Sheffield to the lineup.
Phillies 5, Astros 3
PHILADELPHIA -- Pinch-hitter Ricky Ledee hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth to give the Philadelphia Phillies a victory over the Houston Astros.
The Phillies, who lost a club-record 18 games in April, have won five straight.
Mike Lieberthal walked to start the ninth off Nelson Cruz (0-3). After Pat Burrell struck out and Marlon Anderson lined out, Ledee hit a 1-2 pitch over the right-field wall for his first homer of the season. He had just four hits in first 34 at-bats.
Reds 14, Brewers 5
CINCINNATI -- Austin Kearns hit a three-run homer and Adam Dunn doubled with the bases loaded, sending the Cincinnati Reds past the Milwaukee Brewers.
Both benches cleared but no blows were exchanged after Brewers reliever Brian Mallette gave up Reggie Taylor's two-run homer in the seventh, then knocked down Kearns with his next pitch. Plate umpire Tim Tschida immediately ejected Mallette, who was called up earlier Wednesday.
Rockies 5, Expos 0
MONTREAL -- Todd Helton, Larry Walker and Todd Zeile homered, leading Shawn Chacon and the Colorado Rockies over Montreal, extending the Expos' season-high losing streak to six games.
Chacon (3-4) combined with four relievers on a six-hit shutout. He scattered five hits in six innings before leaving with a strained chest muscle.
Marlins 7, Padres 4
MIAMI -- Third baseman Cesar Crespo's throwing error keyed Florida's four-run rally in the eighth inning and the Marlins beat the San Diego Padres.
Crespo, who replaced rookie Sean Burroughs at third base to start the inning, threw wide of the plate with the bases loaded, allowing Cliff Floyd and Derrek Lee to score.
Cardinals 3, Cubs 2
CHICAGO -- Matt Morris survived a shaky start after yielding Sammy Sosa's 14th homer, and Chicago went hitless for the final seven innings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cubs.
Morris (5-2), who won his first four starts this season, allowed four hits, walked four and struck out 10 in eight innings to get his first victory in three weeks.
Diamondbacks 4, Pirates 3
PHOENIX -- Even though he prefers the roof closed at Bank One Ballpark, Curt Schilling pitched sharply into the ninth inning under the stars to become baseball's first seven-game winner as Arizona beat Pittsburgh.
Schilling (7-1) surrendered a three-run homer to Craig Wilson in the first inning, but little more. He struck out nine and allowed six hits. The right-hander left after issuing his only walk, to Armando Rios, leading off the ninth.
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