ATLANTA Nothing seemed right about Tom Glavine's return to Turner Field not his uniform, not the smattering of boos from the crowd, and certainly not his performance.
Glavine, a stalwart of Atlanta's rotation for 16 seasons, got knocked around in his first start against his old team Saturday, leaving after only 3 1-3 innings as the Braves beat the New York Mets 10-4.
Andruw Jones and Javy Lopez both homered off Glavine, and Gary Sheffield and Robert Fick added home runs off reliever Jaime Cerda.
Giants 5, Rockies 1
DENVER Pedro Feliz homered for the second straight game in place of ailing Barry Bonds, and Kurt Ainsworth ended a four-game losing streak as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies.
Marquis Grissom was 4-for-5 and finished a homer short of the cycle for San Francisco, which improved its NL-best road record to 18-8. The Giants are off to their best road start since moving to San Francisco in 1958.
Dodgers 6, Brewers 0
MILWAUKEE Hideo Nomo took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Fred McGriff hit a grand slam as Los Angeles won its ninth straight.
Nomo, who has pitched a pair of no-hitters in his career, held the Brewers hitless until John Vander Wal's looping liner to left with one out in the seventh.
Cubs 3, Astros 2
HOUSTON Shawn Estes won his fourth straight decision, and Mark Grudzielanek had three hits for Chicago.
Mike Remlinger escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning for the Cubs, who are 8-5 since star slugger Sammy Sosa went on the disabled list May 10.
Expos 3, Phillies 2
MONTREAL Wil Cordero hit Montreal's fifth game-ending homer of the season as the Expos beat Philadelphia before 33,236 fans, the largest non-opening day crowd at Olympic Stadium in six years.
Cordero brought the crowd drawn mostly by discount tickets and a hot dogs promotion out of their seats when he led off the bottom of the ninth inning with his fourth homer, connecting against Carlos Silva (3-1).
Cardinals 6, Pirates 0
PITTSBURGH Matt Morris pitched his second consecutive shutout, and Fernando Vina and Jim Edmonds homered in St. Louis' three-run second inning.
The Cardinals jumped on Jeff Suppan for three runs in each of the first two innings, more than enough support for Morris (6-3) to win for the fifth time in six starts. He gave up nine hits and benefited from a series of excellent defensive plays by St. Louis' NL-leading defense.
Marlins 5, Reds 4
CINCINNATI Florida overcame a pair of two-run homers by Ken Griffey Jr., disappointing a sellout crowd of 41,285.
Alex Gonzalez and Juan Encarnacion each had three hits to lead the Marlins to their second straight win following a six-game losing streak.
Padres 5, Diamondbacks 1
PHOENIX Brian Lawrence retired his last 20 batters in a two-hitter, and San Diego beat Curt Schilling to snap a nine-game losing streak.
Lawrence (3-5) earned his first victory since April 11. He was 0-5 in his previous seven starts, but did not allow a runner to reach base after the third inning.
Arizona's only two hits were singles by Steve Finley in the second inning and Tony Womack in the third. Lawrence struck out four and walked one.
It was the first complete game for a Padres pitcher this season. San Diego held a team to fewer than three runs for the first time since April 24.
Rondell White homered and had an RBI single. Dave Hansen a career .385 hitter against Schilling was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI single as the Padres won for just the fourth time in 25 games.
Schilling (4-3) struck out 11 to reach double-digit strikeouts for the fifth time this season. He allowed three runs on nine hits and threw a season-high 126 pitches in seven innings.
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