ATLANTA -- Barry Bonds homered twice, becoming the 23rd player to hit five in two games, but the Atlanta Braves hit five of their own Sunday to beat the San Francisco Giants 11-6 Sunday.
Wes Helms homered twice -- a three-run drive in the sixth and a solo shot in the seventh -- when Giants reliever Alan Embree gave up four homers, tying a major league record. Andruw Jones, Brian Jordan and Javy Lopez also connected.
Pirates 8, Brewers 7
PITTSBURGH -- Emil Brown's RBI single off David Weathers (1-2) finished off a five-run eighth as Pittsburgh overcame a 7-0 deficit.
Pittsburgh hadn't rallied from seven runs since doing so against the same team by the same score, beating the Brewers 8-7 on Sept. 8, 1998.
Rockies 7, Marlins 2
MIAMI -- Mike Hampton (6-1) allowed both runs and nine hits en route to his fourth straight victory over Florida and also hit his second career home run.
Colorado won for just the second time in eight games, stopping Florida's four-game winning streak.
Ryan Dempster (3-6) lost for the sixth time in his last seven starts, allowing six runs and nine hits in five-plus innings.
Mets 6, Dodgers 5
NEW YORK -- After New York wasted a 3-0 lead in the eighth, pinch-hitter Lenny Harris hit a two-run single off Mike Fetters in the eighth and Tsuyoshi Shinjo hit an RBI single against Terry Adams (2-2) with two outs in the ninth.
Armando Benitez (3-1) pitched a perfect ninth in the Mets' second win in three games against the Dodgers. Los Angeles lost for the third time in four games.
Los Angeles tied it on pinch-hitter Dave Hansen's RBI double off Rick Reed on pinch-hitter Marquis Grissom's two-run double on John Franco's first pitch.
Padres 5, Expos 3
MONTREAL -- Ryan Klesko hit a three-run double off Ugueth Urbina in the eighth as San Diego rallied. Phil Nevin's seven-inning homer off Javier Vazquez (4-5) had pulled the Padres to 3-2.
Bobby Jones (2-5) allowed three runs -- two earned -- and six hits in seven innings to win for the just the second time in nine starts since signing with the Padres.
Trevor Hoffman pitched a hitless ninth for his seventh save in eight chances as San Diego won its fourth straight road series. San Diego shortstop Donaldo Mendez made three errors.
Cardinals 3, Phillies 1
PHILADELPHIA -- Fernando Vina broke a 1-all tie with a his first home run of the season, a two-run drive off Amaury Telemaco (4-1) in the seventh.
Dustin Hermanson (5-1) gave up one run and five hits in seven innings as St. Louis stopped Philadelphia's three-game winning streak.
Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 5
CHICAGO -- Kevin Tapani (6-1) allowed two hits in seven shutout innings as Chicago built a 6-0 lead.
Tom Gordon failed to retire a batter in Arizona's five-run ninth, giving up a two-run homer to pinch-hitter Erubiel Durazo.
Reds 6, Astros 5
HOUSTON -- Michael Tucker and Sean Casey hit consecutive home runs in the third off Jose Lima (1-2). Casey finished with three RBIs.
Elmer Dessens (3-2) allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings, and Danny Graves pitched the ninth for his 11th save.
Lima, 1-6, allowed six runs -- five earned -- and eight hits in 3 1-3 innings, dropping to 1-6 against the Reds.
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