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Clemens runs record to 7-0 with Astros

Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2004

HOUSTON Roger Clemens remained unbeaten and struck out a season-high 11, leading the Houston Astros over the Florida Marlins 6-1 Tuesday night.

Clemens (7-0) won his 11th straight-regular season decision, allowing only three hits, including a solo homer to Ramon Castro, in seven innings to get his 317th win.

Brad Penny (3-2) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings with five strikeouts.

Cardinals 5, Braves 1

 

Str. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Woody Williams follows through on his pitch during the thrid inning against the Atlanta Braves in St. Louis Tuesday, May 11, 2004. Williams 0-3 on the season is looking for his first win of the season.

AP Photo/James A. Finley

ST. LOUIS Woody Williams, an 18-game winner last year, won for the first time in seven starts this season with eight strong innings for St. Louis.

Mike Matheny drove in two runs with a bases-loaded groundout in the second and a squeeze bunt in the sixth.

Brewers 8, Expos 5, 14 innings

MILWAUKEE The Brewers overcame a five-run deficit in the ninth inning, and Wes Helms hit a three-run homer off T.J. Tucker in the 14th.

Helms, who hadn't driven in a run since April 10, ended a 4-hour, 20-minute game with a drive of left-center off Tucker (0-1). Dave Burba (3-1) pitched one scoreless inning for the win.

Diamondbacks 9, Mets 5

PHOENIX Steve Finley hit a grand slam and Shea Hillenbrand went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs for Arizona.

The two-out slam off Mike Stanton's 0-2 pitch was the ninth of Finley's 16-year career, and first in three seasons.

Ty Wigginton hit a two-run homer for the Mets.

Reds 6, Padres 3

SAN DIEGO Adam Dunn tied for the major league lead with his 11th home run and Ken Griffey Jr. also connected for Cincinnati.

Aaron Harang (3-1) allowed three runs and five hits in six innings, beating David Wells (2-3). Danny Graves finished for his major league-leading 14th save.

Phillies 10, Giants 4

SAN FRANCISCO Kevin Millwood shut down San Francisco in his first start against the Giants since no-hitting them last year.

Chase Utley had two hits with a double and an RBI. Marlon Byrd hit a three-run triple and Pat Burrell had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run as the Phillies had 15 hits in their fourth straight victory.

Pirates 15, Rockies 10, 12 innings

DENVER Craig Wilson homered twice, drove in a career-high seven runs and had a three-run triple in Pittsburgh's five-run 12th inning, helping the Pirates end a six-game losing streak.

Wilson hit a three-run homer in the fifth, a solo shot in the eighth and sealed with victory with his triple to center off Javier Lopez (0-1) in the 12th. Rob Mackowiak drove in the go-ahead run with a single just before Wilson's triple.

Dodgers 7, Cubs 3

LOS ANGELES Chicago ace Kerry Wood gave up second-inning homers to Adrian Beltre and rookie Jason Grabowski before hurting his arm.

Wood didn't come out for the third inning because of tightness in his triceps.



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