Padres stumble in ninth vs. Brewers

Posted: Friday, May 30, 2003

SAN DIEGO Padres starter Brian Lawrence took a three-hit shutout into the ninth but stumbled as the Milwaukee Brewers beat San Diego 3-2 on Thursday.

The Brewers, who have the NL's second-worst record, took two of three from the Padres the NL's worst team. The Padres (15-39) lost for the 26th time in 31 games.

Lawrence (3-6) allowed Scott Podsednik to double leading off the ninth, then retired two batters. Brady Clark singled to score Podsednik, took second on a wild pitch and scored the tying run on Wes Helms' double. Helms scored the go-ahead run on Eddie Perez's single, chasing Lawrence.

Rockies 12, Dodgers 5

DENVER Todd Helton had his second career three-homer game and had a career-high six RBIs to lead the Colorado to its fifth straight win, 12-5 over Los Angeles.

Helton hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Odalis Perez (4-3), a solo shot in the fourth against Perez and another two-run homer in the eighth off Eric Gagne. Helton, who has 10 homers this season, also singled in a run in the third.

Mets 5, Phillies 0

PHILADELPHIA Steve Trachsel pitched 6 2-3 shutout innings as New York blanked Philadelphia.

Cliff Floyd had a two-run double and Rey Sanchez, Jeromy Burnitz and Tony Clark each had RBI doubles for the Mets, who have won four of six against Philadelphia in two weeks.

Expos 3, Marlins 2

MIAMI Orlando Cabrera's bloop RBI single capped a three-run rally in the seventh inning that carried Montreal over Florida.

Montreal avoided being swept in a four-game series for the first time since 2000.

Montreal's Tomo Ohka (4-5) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings.

Astros 7, Cardinals 4

ST. LOUIS Jeff Kent hit two doubles in the last two innings to lead Houston over St. Louis after blowing a three-run lead.

The Astros scored twice in the eighth and added two more runs in the ninth after failing to hold a 3-1 lead in the seventh.

Kent's double with one out in the eighth knocked out Cardinals starter Matt Morris. Jeff Fassero (0-2) relieved and Lance Berkman hit a grounder that shortstop Edgar Renteria missed for St. Louis' third error and scored Kent.

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