ATLANTA -- Pinch-hitter Derrek Lee hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning off Atlanta's John Rocker, giving the Florida Marlins a 3-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday.
Kevin Millar fouled off two 3-2 pitches before drawing a one-out walk. Charles Johnson nearly hit into a game-ending double play but barely beat the relay throw on a bad-hop grounder.
Lee then connected, only the fourth blown save in 23 chances for Rocker (2-2).
Braden Looper (3-2) got his second win in the four-game series and Antonio Alfonseca pitched the ninth for his 16th save.
Cubs 5, Cardinals 2
ST. LOUIS -- Jon Lieber (8-4) won for the fifth time in six starts as Chicago gained a four-game series split and maintained a six-game lead in the NL Central.
Todd Dunwoody hit his first home run in more than a year and Ricky Gutierrez had a tiebreaking single in the fifth off Andy Benes (6-5).
Fernando Vina homered leading off the first and Craig Paquette had a fourth-inning sacrifice fly for the Cardinals, 5-2 on a 12-game homestand.
Giants 8, Padres 3
SAN DIEGO -- Marvin Benard, playing left field because Barry Bonds took a day off, homered along with Ramon Martinez.
San Diego's infield committed four throwing errors and Bobby Jones (3-10) allowed six runs -- four earned -- in 5 1-3 innings.
Shawn Estes (7-2) gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings.
Expos 10, Mets 3
NEW YORK -- Vladimir Guerrero and Jose Vidro homered to stop New York's season-high four-game winning streak and Montreal's three-game skid.
Guerrero's two-run homer put the Expos ahead for good at 4-3 in third inning.
Matt Blank (2-2) helped himself with a fifth-inning double and an RBI single in a four-run sixth as the Expos outhit New York 14-7. Blank allowed three runs -- two earned -- and five hits in 5 2-3 innings, struck out six and walked three.
Phillies 6, Pirates 3
PITTSBURGH -- Jason Kendall's third error in two nights set up a go-ahead Philadelphia sixth inning as the Phillies opened a 4 1/2-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East.
Pirates starter Jimmy Anderson (4-7) walked Bobby Abreu and Scott Rolen, who then worked a double steal. Kendall, back at catcher after two nights in the outfield, threw wildly on the play as Abreu came home.
Rolen, running on contact, then scored to make it 4-3, beating first baseman Craig Wilson's throw home on Travis Lee's one-out grounder.
Reds 8, Astros 7
HOUSTON -- In a game featuring an Enron Field-record nine homers, Ken Griffey Jr. singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Houston Astros.
Michael Tucker homered twice for the Reds. Pitcher Danny Graves and Sean Casey also connected for Cincinnati.
Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell and Richard Hidalgo homered in the first inning for Houston. Lance Berkman hit two homers for the Astros.
There had been a pair of eight-homer games at Enron Field since the park opened last year.
Diamondbacks 14, Rockies 5
DENVER -- Mike Hampton gave up eight runs and eight hits in three innings as the Colorado Rockies lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The loss, Colorado's fourth straight, dropped the Rockies eight games behind first-place Arizona in the NL West.
Luis Gonzalez hit his 31st home run, a grand slam off Gabe White in the seventh. Rookie Junior Spivey went 5-for-6 with three RBIs to help the Diamondbacks.
Hampton (9-3) lost for the first time in six decisions at Coors Field this season.
Arizona starter Nick Bierbrodt (2-0), making his third career start, survived his first game in Denver, limiting Colorado to three runs and six hits in seven innings.
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