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Behind Maddux, Braves snap three-game skid

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO -- Greg Maddux pitched shutout ball into the ninth inning, and Vinny Castilla homered and drove in three runs as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 Wednesday to end a three-game losing streak.

Maddux (4-2) gave up five hits and two walks, and left with the bases loaded and no outs in the ninth. Thanks to a pair of double plays, Maddux threw just 66 pitches through the first seven innings. He retired 13 of 14 batters at one stretch, and improved to 23-12 lifetime against the Giants.

Diamondbacks 6, Pirates 2

PITTSBURGH -- Steve Finley's sixth-inning homer -- one of three by Arizona -- struck a woman in a wheelchair located behind a protective railing.

Several fans rushed immediately to assist the woman in the right-field stands before paramedics arrived. She received several stitches in the head but otherwise was not seriously injured.

Astros 6, Phillies 2

HOUSTON -- Craig Biggio hit three doubles, leading Carlos Hernandez and the Astros to a three-game sweep. The Phillies swept a three-game set from the Astros in Philadelphia last week.

Cardinals 4, Cubs 1

ST. LOUIS -- Woody Williams emerged after nearly six weeks on the disabled list and allowed an unearned run in six innings as the Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of the Cubs.

Reds 7, Brewers 4

MILWAUKEE -- Jimmy Haynes beat his former team, and Todd Walker tied his career high with four hits as Cincinnati topped Milwaukee for the sixth straight time.

Rockies 7, Marlins 2

DENVER -- Bobby Estalella hit two solo home runs and pinch-hitter Terry Shumpert had a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning, leading the Colorado Rockies past the Florida Marlins.

Mets 2, Dodgers 0

LOS ANGELES -- Jeff D'Amico tossed a two-hitter to outpitch Kazuhisa Ishii and the New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ishii (6-1) lost for the first time in eight starts this season.

The Japanese sensation gave up one run and four hits in seven innings.

The Dodgers were shut out for the second straight day and eighth time this season, most in the majors. They got only two hits Tuesday night against the Mets' Pedro Astacio.

D'Amico (3-3) struck out eight and walked two in his third complete game, all of them shutouts, in 81 career starts. It was his first shutout since July 20, 2000, when he was with Milwaukee and beat Pittsburgh 6-0.



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