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Rolen powers Cardinals to win over Pirates

Posted: Friday, May 28, 2004

ST. LOUIS Scott Rolen homered and drove in four runs, giving him a major league-leading 49 RBIs, in the St. Louis Cardinals' 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.

Jeff Suppan (4-4) worked six solid innings to help the Cardinals end a three-game losing streak.

Pittsburgh's Daryle Ward, who hit for the cycle and tied his career best with six RBIs Wednesday night, went 1-for-4.

Marlins 5, Reds 2

CINCINNATI Struggling Alex Gonzalez drove in a pair of runs and Brad Penny won his third straight start as the Florida Marlins defeated the Cincinnati Reds.

Marlins reliever Armando Benitez earned his 18th save and set a team record of 26 2-3 innings without allowing an earned run. Luis Aquino held the previous mark of 26 1-3 innings in 1994.

Brewers 3, Dodgers 1

MILWAUKEE Ben Sheets outdid Jeff Weaver, allowing one run on four hits over seven innings, and the Milwaukee Brewers sent the Los Angeles Dodgers to their 11th loss in 13 games.

The Brewers took two of three and won a home series against the Dodgers for the first time since April 1998, when Milwaukee did it at old County Stadium.

Padres 4, Rockies 3, 10 innings

DENVER Rookie Khalil Greene hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning and Phil Nevin had a sacrifice fly in the 10th, lifting the San Diego Padres over the Colorado Rockies.

The Rockies fell to 0-5 in extra innings this season. San Diego outhit Colorado 13-4.

Braves 6, Phillies 1

PHILADELPHIA Andruw Jones hit a grand slam and Jaret Wright took a shutout into the eighth inning, leading Atlanta to a victory over the Phillies.

Kevin Millwood (4-3) allowed six runs in four innings, falling to 0-5 with an 8.66 ERA in five starts against his former team since coming to the Phillies before last season. Millwood issued a career-high six walks in his shortest outing this season.

Giants 5, Diamondbacks 4, 10 innings

SAN FRANCISCO Damon Minor singled in Barry Bonds with one out in the 10th inning to lead the Giants to their sixth straight win.

Tyler Walker (4-0) pitched a perfect 10th with two strikeouts for the win. Minor, called up Tuesday when first baseman J.T. Snow went on the disabled list, singled to right off Jose Valverde (0-2) to score Bonds, who was intentionally walked, for the winning run.



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