MONTREAL -- Tom Glavine pitched a four-hitter for his 22nd career shutout to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 2-0 win over the Montreal Expos on Wednesday night.
Glavine (7-2), whose last complete game was a seven-hit shutout here Sept. 3, lowered his ERA from 1.89 to an NL-leading 1.67 as he pitched his 51st career complete game.
Phillies 5, Mets 2
PHILADELPHIA -- Terry Adams pitched six strong innings and Pat Burrell drove in two runs, leading Philadelphia past New York.
Reds 6, Marlins 2
CINCINNATI -- Todd Walker hit his first career grand slam, Cincinnati's second in two games, and added a solo homer to lead the Reds past Florida.
Walker hit his slam in the fifth against Ryan Dempster (2-5) -- the same inning as Austin Kearns' the previous night -- as the NL Central leaders once again used one swing to deflate the struggling Marlins.
Cubs 7, Pirates 4
CHICAGO -- Mark Prior was worth the hype. The No. 2 pick in last year's draft struck out 10 and allowed only two runs in his major league debut, pitching Chicago past Pittsburgh.
Cardinals 3, Astros 2
ST. LOUIS -- J.D. Drew snapped a 1-for-17 slump with a leadoff homer in the ninth inning off Ricky Stone (2-2) as St. Louis won for the 11th time in 13 games. The Cardinals are 8-1 on their homestand with one game to go, the series finale Thursday.
Rockies 5, Padres 3
DENVER -- Brent Butler and pinch-hitter Jose Ortiz had RBI singles in the eighth inning, lifting Colorado over San Diego. Todd Zeile opened the eighth against reliever Jeremy Fikac (3-3) with a grounder that skipped past third baseman Sean Burroughs for a two-base error.
Giants 12, Diamondbacks 5
PHOENIX -- Barry Bonds hit his 583rd home run, tying Mark McGwire for fifth place on the career list and leading San Francisco over Arizona.
Bonds, who hit 73 homers last year to break McGwire's single-season record, lofted a two-run shot off Arizona reliever Eddie Oropesa in the sixth inning for his 16th homer this season -- one behind Sammy Sosa for the major league lead.
Dodgers 1, Brewers 0
MILWAUKEE -- Hideo Nomo threw six shutout innings, and Shawn Green tripled home the only run for Los Angeles.
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