NEW YORK -- Pinch-hitter Keith Lockhart lined a leadoff home run in the ninth inning against Scott Strickland (6-4) and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Monday night for their sixth straight victory.
The Braves improved to 17-4 in June behind a solid effort from starter Kevin Millwood and the majors' best bullpen. Julio Franco also homered for Atlanta.
Phillies 15, Marlins 4
MIAMI -- Ricky Ledee had a career-high four hits, hiking his average from .140 to .190, and Vicente Padilla pitched five innings for his 10th victory as Philadelphia beat Florida.
Pat Burrell and Mike Lieberthal each homered and drove in four runs. Bobby Abreu also homered.
Cubs 6, Reds 4
CHICAGO -- Delino DeShields hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Chicago bats broke through late in the game to hand Cincinnati its eighth straight loss.
Trailing 2-1 in the seventh, the Cubs took control of the game in the seventh with an RBI double by Roosevelt Brown off Scott Williamson (2-2) and DeShields' third homer.
Rockies 4, Dodgers 1
LOS ANGELES -- An emotionally charged Mike Hampton won for the first time in four starts and hit his second home run of the season as Colorado won its fifth straight game.
Pitching for the first time since the death of former Houston teammate Darryl Kile, Hampton wore Kile's No. 57 on his cap.
He allowed one run and five hits over six innings and was aided by three double plays. The two-time All-Star won for just the second time in nine road decisions and lowered his ERA from 7.07 to 6.70.
Giants 7, Padres 6
SAN DIEGO -- Barry Bonds tied the game with a three-run homer in the seventh, then won it in the ninth with a solo shot off closer Trevor Hoffman (1-1) as San Francisco beat San Diego.
Bonds has 24 homers this season and 591 in his career. He's fourth on the all-time list, 69 behind his godfather, Willie Mays.
It was his 60th career multihomer game.
Peninsula Clarion ©2015. All Rights Reserved.