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Phillies sweep double-header with Montreal

Posted: Monday, June 02, 2003

PHILADELPHIA Tomas Perez hit a two-run double to help back another impressive outing by Brett Myers as the Philadelphia Phillies completed a doubleheader sweep of the Montreal Expos with a 4-1 victory Sunday.

Jose Mesa saved both games for the Phillies, who won 4-3 in the opener behind six strong innings from Randy Wolf and Ricky Ledee's two-run double. They swept the three-game series and have won four of five overall.

The Expos managed just eight hits in the two games and have lost six of seven. They tied a season low with three hits in the opener.

Myers (5-4) worked six innings, allowing one run on five hits and lowering his ERA to 2.76. He walked one and struck out three.

Dan Smith (2-2) took the loss.

Giants 4, Rockies 0

SAN FRANCISCO Barry Bonds hit a two-run double, and Kirk Rueter pitched into the eighth inning as the San Francisco Giants won their fifth straight, beating the Colorado Rockies.

The Rockies hadn't been shut out in 82 games the longest active streak in the majors. Colorado fell one game short of the franchise record for consecutive games without a shutout loss.

Rueter (6-1) extended his exceptional start to the season with another efficient performance, allowing seven hits in 7 1-3 innings.

Astros 9, Cubs 3

CHICAGO Lance Berkman and Morgan Ensberg homered as the Houston Astros kept Kerry Wood winless since April by beating the Chicago Cubs.

Coming off a 1-0 loss in 16 innings Saturday, the Astros broke a 23-inning scoreless drought with four runs in the fourth. Wood (4-4) failed for a sixth straight start to get his fifth win this season and the 50th of his career.

Wood's next start is scheduled for Saturday against fellow Texan Roger Clemens and the New York Yankees at Wrigley. Clemens failed in his bid Sunday at Detroit to win his 300th game.

Diamondbacks 10, Padres 4

SAN DIEGO Luis Gonzalez homered and drove in four runs for the second straight game, and Edgar Gonzalez won his major league debut as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres.

Edgar Gonzalez (1-0), the youngest player in the majors at 20 years old, allowed three runs and 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings. He was called up from Triple-A Tucson earlier in the day.

Shea Hillenbrand went 0-for-3 with two walks in his debut with the Diamondbacks after being traded Thursday by the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim.

Cardinals 5, Pirates 4

ST. LOUIS Edgar Renteria hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the seventh inning as the St. Louis Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

J.D. Drew homered for the second straight game for the Cardinals, who avoided a three-game sweep. St. Louis is just 3-4 during a 13-game homestand, the longest of the season.

Steve Kline (2-4) allowed a hit in 1 2-3 innings for the victory. Esteban Yan gave up a solo homer to Craig Wilson in the ninth before Jeff Fassero got two outs for his third save.

Mets 10, Braves 4

NEW YORK Jeromy Burnitz capped an eight-run sixth inning with a three-run homer as New York rallied to beat Atlanta and take two of three games from the NL East leaders.

Burnitz, on the disabled list from April 23 to May 23 because of a fractured left hand, also doubled to start the inning. New York, just 26-30 this season, has gone 7-5 the last two weeks against division rivals Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Leiter (6-2), coming off a 136-pitch outing last Tuesday at Philadelphia, threw 102 pitches in six innings, improving to 8-9 against Atlanta. He allowed four runs, seven hits and four walks in six innings.

Reds 9, Marlins 6

MIAMI Sean Casey homered, doubled and drove in three runs, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Florida Marlins.

Casey and the Reds had struggled at the plate before getting 13 hits off five pitchers. Casey went 3-for-3 as Cincinnati won for only the third time in 10 games.

Casey got the key hit in a seven-run fourth inning, delivering a two-run double with the bases loaded. He was mired in a 2-for-22 slump entering the game.

Brewers 4, Dodgers 3

LOS ANGELES Richie Sexson hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning and Wes Helms also homered as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Sexson also had a sacrifice fly, helping the Brewers take two of three to win consecutive road series for the second time this year.

The Dodgers have dropped five of six following a 10-game winning streak.

Sexson, whose two-run homer off Hideo Nomo on Friday night broke a tie in a 5-3 win, connected off reliever Guillermo Mota (2-2) for his 17th of the year.

Mike DeJean, the fifth Milwaukee pitcher, got three outs for his 12th save in 15 chances.



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