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Reds defeat Marlins 7-6 in extra innings

Posted: Wednesday, June 02, 2004

MIAMI Adam Dunn homered twice, including a tiebreaking drive in the 10th inning, and Ken Griffey Jr. homered for the third time in five games to lead the Cincinnati Reds over the Florida Marlins 7-6 Tuesday night.

With the score 5-all in the 10th, Dunn connected off Nate Bump (0-3) for his 14th homer of the season. Wily Mo Pena added an RBI single for a 7-5 lead.

Mike Mordecai had an RBI single in the bottom half off Danny Graves, who then retired Larry Sutton on a game-ending flyout for his 25th save in 29 chances.

Cardinals 8, Pirates 1

PITTSBURGH Albert Pujols homered and had two doubles among his five hits and drove in three runs and Jeff Suppan pitched into the eighth inning for St. Louis.

The Cardinals overcame the loss of third baseman Scott Rolen, who was hit in the batting helmet with a pitch by Ryan Vogelsong in the first inning.

Braves 7, Expos 6

ATLANTA Rookie Nick Green hit a three-run homer and J.D. Drew followed with another home run in the ninth inning, giving the Braves a victory over Montreal.

Green, filling in for the injured Marcus Giles, hit a tying shot off Rocky Biddle (0-3) with two outs, and Drew hit the winner on the next pitch.

Mets 4, Phillies 1, 10 inn.

PHILADELPHIA Todd Zeile hit a tying solo homer in the eighth and a go-ahead RBI single in the 10th.

Kaz Matsui singled to open the 10th and stole his seventh base of the season on the next pitch.

Zeile then hit a high fastball from Tim Worrell (1-2) up the middle to give the Mets the lead. Two batters later, pinch-hitter Vance Wilson hit his second homer of the season to make it 4-1.

Astros 5, Cubs 3

CHICAGO Pinch-hitter Michael Lamb had a go-ahead double in the eighth inning, and the Astros took advantage of an error.

With two outs and the score 3-3 in the eighth, Brad Ausmus hit a weak grounder to second baseman Todd Walker, who rushed his throw. The ball sailed wide of first baseman Derrek Lee, pulling him off the bag, and put runners on first and second with two outs.

Rockies 7, Padres 1

SAN DIEGO Charles Johnson doubled three times and drove in four runs to help the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 7-1 Tuesday night for their first back-to-back road wins of this season.

Johnson doubled in each of his first three at-bats, giving him five straight doubles over two nights, one short of the major league record.

Brewers 4, Dodgers 1

LOS ANGELES Doug Davis pitched six scoreless innings on three days' rest in place of Ben Sheets, who had a viral infection that caused inflammation in his inner ear.

Scott Podsednik led off the game with a home run, and Davis (4-4) allowed just four hits with three strikeouts and two walks. The left-hander also escaped a bases-loaded jam in the third, helping end the Dodgers' three-game winning streak.

Diamondbacks 6, Giants 5

PHOENIX Luis Gonzalez singled home Scott Hairston in the ninth inning to stop the Giants' 10-game winning streak.

Steve Finley homered twice to tie Albert Pujols for the major league lead with 16, and the Diamondbacks won for just the third time in 13 games.



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