Schilling strikes out 14 Phillies in Arizona victory

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2003

PHILADELPHIA Curt Schilling pitched a two-hitter for his second consecutive shutout, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Wednesday night.

Making his third start since undergoing an appendectomy, Schilling (3-2) struck out 14 all swinging and walked just one. He recorded his first victory against his former teammates in four starts.

Alex Cintron hit his first major league homer and Luis Gonzalez had an RBI single for Arizona, which has won six of eight. The Phillies have lost three straight.

Reds 4, Cardinals 0

ST. LOUIS Danny Graves threw a four-hitter in his first career complete game and Ken Griffey Jr. scored twice in his return to the starting lineup for Cincinnati.

Griffey made his first start since dislocating his right shoulder on April 5 and was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Pirates 3, Astros 2

PITTSBURGH Kenny Lofton's two-run homer backed Jeff D'Amico's seven shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates stopped their 10-game losing streak to Houston.

It was Pittsburgh's longest streak against an opponent since dropping 11 straight to the Cardinals in 2000-01.

Rockies 6, Mets 5

DENVER Chris Stynes hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning and Larry Walker hit a two-run single in a five-run fifth to lead the Colorado Rockies.

Charles Johnson started the go-ahead rally with a walk in the eighth inning against Mike Stanton (2-3). One out later, pinch-runner Gabe Kapler moved to second on a wild pitch. Stynes then singled to left with two outs to give the Rockies the lead.

Expos 6, Giants 3

SAN FRANCISCO Claudio Vargas pitched into the ninth inning for his first major league victory and the Montreal Expos sent the San Francisco Giants to their fifth straight loss.

Ron Calloway and Jeff Liefer homered, and Vladimir Guerrero hit a two-run single in a five-run seventh for the Expos (25-15), who moved 10 games over .500 for the first time since finishing the 1996 season at 88-74.

Cubs 6, Brewers 1

MILWAUKEE Carlos Zambrano allowed three hits in eight innings, and Troy O'Leary hit a three-run homer to lead the Chicago Cubs.

The Cubs are 4-0 since Sammy Sosa went on the disabled list. Milwaukee has dropped four straight.

Dodgers 5, Braves 1

LOS ANGELES Kevin Brown outpitched Greg Maddux to win his third straight decision, and Fred McGriff hit his 484th home run.

Shawn Green hit a two-run double to help hand the NL East-leading Braves only their fifth loss in 28 games. A victory would have matched the Braves' best 28-game stretch since 1914.

Marlins 10, Padres 3

SAN DIEGO Light-hitting Brian Banks connected for a three-run homer and drove in four runs as Florida beat San Diego to take two of three from the Padres.

Rookie Dontrelle Willis (1-0) pitched five innings for his first big league win, helping Jack McKeon improve to 3-1 as Marlins manager. Willis, a 21-year-old left-hander, was making just his second start.

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