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Milwaukee rallies for win against Chicago

Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2002

MILWAUKEE -- Paul Bako and Lenny Harris hit back-to-back homers to start a five-run seventh inning as the Milwaukee Brewers overcame Sammy Sosa's 20th home run and rallied past the Chicago Cubs 7-6 Monday night.

Valerio De Los Santos (1-1) pitched two shutout innings for his first victory since Sept. 27, 2000, and Milwaukee matched its season high with its fourth straight victory.

The Brewers fell behind 5-1 in the fifth after Jamey Wright allowed four home runs.

Braves 5, Mets 4

ATLANTA -- Vinny Castilla hit a grand slam in the first inning and Andruw Jones added a tiebreaking homer off Steve Trachsel (3-6) in the sixth, leading Atlanta over New York in a matchup of the top two teams in the NL East.

The Braves extended their division lead to a season-high 2 1/2 games, winning for the seventh time in nine games. The second-place Mets lost their third in a row.

Expos 7, Pirates 5

MONTREAL -- Troy O'Leary hit a two-run triple, and Montreal took advantage of some sloppy Pittsburgh defense.

The Expos scored three unearned runs in the fifth as the Pirates committed two errors, including first baseman Kevin Young's throwing error on Jose Vidro's two-out grounder that allowed Orlando Cabrera to score from third to break a 3-all tie.

Dodgers 11, Rockies 5

DENVER -- Eric Karros drove in four runs, and Adrian Beltre hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning for Los Angeles.

Colorado reliever Jose Jimenez (1-3) made a throwing error in the eighth that allowed two runs to score, capping a four-run rally for the Dodgers.

Giants 11, Padres 3

SAN DIEGO -- Benito Santiago and Marvin Benard hit three-run homers as San Francisco routed punchless San Diego for just its fourth win in 11 games.

Santiago's homer highlighted a six-run third inning. Tsuyoshi Shinjo homered leading off the five-run eighth, and Jeff Kent added an RBI double to finish 3-for-5 with three RBIs.

Diamondbacks 10, Astros 4

PHOENIX -- Curt Schilling, showing no effects from a high fever, allowed three hits in seven innings to become baseball's first 11-game winner as Arizona beat Houston.

Schilling (11-1), who had a 104-degree fever Sunday night, gave up one run, struck out eight and walked none.

He has not issued a walk in his last five starts, a string of 37 innings and 138 batters, and has 131 strikeouts and eight walks on the season.



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