Cardinals rebound from 8 runs down

Cincinatti loses lead in stretch

Posted: Monday, May 13, 2002

CINCINNATI -- J.D. Drew hit a two-run homer off Danny Graves (1-1) in the eighth inning Sunday as the St. Louis Cardinals pulled off their biggest comeback in 10 years, rallying from an eight-run deficit to a 10-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Reggie Taylor's first career grand slam helped the Reds surge ahead 8-0 after two innings, but the Cardinals pulled off their biggest comeback win since rallying from a 9-0 deficit to beat Atlanta 12-11 on May 9, 1992.

The Reds hadn't blown such a big lead since Sept. 4, 1989, when they got up 8-0 against San Francisco and lost 9-8 at Cinergy Field.

Gene Stechschulte (4-1) went two innings for the win. Jason Isringhausen pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

Marlins 11, Dodgers 3

MIAMI -- Florida beat Hideo Nomo for the 10th consecutive time, with backup catcher Mike Redmond homering and scoring a career-high four runs.

The Marlins concluded a 5-1 homestand that vaulted them into first place in the NL East. But on a sunny, 85-degree afternoon there was no sign of pennant fever -- the game drew only 7,930 fans.

Nomo (2-5) gave up seven runs, six earned, in 4 2-3 innings and fell to 2-10 against the Marlins.

Ryan Dempster (2-3) allowed nine hits in his second complete game of the season, and he hit his first career triple to drive in a run.

Expos 4, Giants 2

MONTREAL -- Brad Wilkerson hit a foul ball that broke a glass pane behind home plate, then hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning as Montreal overcame Barry Bonds' 579th career homer to beat San Francisco.

Vladimir Guerrero homered off Russ Ortiz (3-2) as Montreal's Frank Robinson recorded his 700th victory as a major league manager.

The game was delayed for eight minutes in the second inning after Wilkerson's foul shattered the glass.

Tony Armas Jr. (5-3) allowed two runs in seven innings. Matt Herges got his sixth save.

Padres 6, Braves 5

ATLANTA -- Deivi Cruz singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, helping San Diego snap a five-game losing streak.

The Padres avoided an 0-6 road trip, which would have tied a franchise record. Jason Boyd (1-0) pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings for his first career victory.

Trevor Hoffman held on in the ninth for his 12th save. He gave up Gary Sheffield's RBI single with two outs before striking out Andruw Jones with two runners on to end it.

Tom Glavine (5-2) allowed five runs -- four earned -- in six-plus innings.

Rockies 4, Mets 3, 13 innings

NEW YORK -- Larry Walker hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning and Colorado beat New York.

Juan Uribe drew a four-pitch walk from Kane Davis (1-1) to start the 13th. Walker followed with his eighth homer, a drive into the Mets bullpen in right field.

Former Mets pitcher Rick White (1-4) was the winner. Jose Jimenez pitched the 13th for his ninth save, giving up an RBI groundout to Mo Vaughn.

Phillies 3, Diamondbacks 1

PHILADELPHIA -- Travis Lee went 4-for-4 with a homer against his former team and Terry Adams (1-3) pitched six strong innings to pick up his first victory for Philadelphia.

After starting the season 5-8 at Veterans Stadium, the Phillies went 8-1 on the nine-game homestand.

Lee, obtained by the Phillies along with Vicente Padilla, Omar Daal and Nelson Figueroa for Curt Schilling in 2000, is 13-for-40 lifetime against Arizona, with three home runs and six RBIs.

Jose Mesa worked the ninth for his 12th save.

Miguel Batista (2-2) took the loss.

Astros 5, Pirates 1

PITTSBURGH -- Shane Reynolds (3-3) shrugged off an 86-minute rain delay and Houston's five-give losing streak to limit Pittsburgh to two hits over six innings.

Jeff Bagwell hit his fifth homer in nine games to give the Astros a 2-0 lead, and Pirates reliever Mike Fetters' throwing error scored two more runs as Houston dodged a second straight three-game sweep. They began their weeklong road trip by dropping three in a row at Philadelphia.

Dave Williams (2-4) took the loss.

Brewers 13, Cubs 4

CHICAGO -- Raul Casanova and Richie Sexson hit grand slams in consecutive innings as Milwaukee routed Chicago, handing Jon Lieber (3-2) his first loss at Wrigley Field in almost a year.

The Brewers swept the Cubs in the rain-shortened three-game set after winning only two of their first 18 road games. Chicago lost its fourth in a row.

The game started after a rain delay of 1 hour, 55 minutes. Casanova's slam in the seventh inning made it 9-1 and Sexson connected in the eighth.

The Cubs had won the last 16 times Lieber started at Wrigley. Their previous loss at home with Lieber on the mound was last May 18 against Randy Johnson and Arizona.

Glendon Rusch (2-3) won for the first time in seven starts since April 5.



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