Reds defeat Cardinals; Griffey gets pinch-hit at-bat

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2003

ST. LOUIS Ken Griffey Jr. grounded out as a pinch-hitter in his first game since dislocating his right shoulder on April 5 as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 Tuesday night behind two-run homers from Austin Kearns and Adam Dunn.

Rockies 9, Mets 8

DENVER Preston Wilson had three RBIs, including a two-run homer, and the Colorado Rockies rallied from a 7-0 deficit.

Diamondbacks 6, Phillies 1

PHILADELPHIA Quinton McCracken hit a two-out RBI single off Jose Mesa that drove in the go-ahead run in a five-run ninth inning off Jose Mesa (1-3).

Astros 6, Pirates 3

PITTSBURGH Richard Hidalgo hit a tiebreaking three-run, ninth-inning double off Mike Williams (0-2) that was just out of the reach of right fielder Rob Mackowiak. Houston rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat Pittsburgh for the 10th straight time.

Cubs 7, Brewers 2

MILWAUKEE Shawn Estes (4-3) won his third straight decision, getting a victory on the road for the first time this season.

Expos 6, Giants 4

SAN FRANCISCO Vladimir Guerrero, hitless in his previous 13 at-bats, singled in the first, doubled in the third and homered in the seventh off Kurt Ainsworth (3-3). The Expos (24-15) turned five double plays and moved nine games over .500 for the first time since July 17, 1997.

Braves 3, Dodgers 1

LOS ANGELES Gary Sheffield hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth off Paul Quantrill (0-2). The Braves are 23-4 after losing eight of their first 12. It's their best 27-game stretch since 1954.

Padres 6, Marlins 5

SAN DIEGO Ramon Vazquez singled in the winning run in the 10th against Braden Looper (3-2), sending Florida to its their first loss in three games under new manager Jack McKeon. San Diego had lost three straight and 13 of 15.

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