Zaun's grand slam lifts Astros

Posted: Friday, June 28, 2002

HOUSTON -- Pinch-hitter Gregg Zaun hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Houston Astros beat Byung-Hyun Kim and the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 Thursday.

Zaun connected on an 0-2 pitch for his first career slam, hitting a drive over the right-field wall.

Giants 11, Padres 6

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jeff Kent, batting third for the first time this season, drove in six runs and led the San Francisco Giants over the San Diego Padres.

Giants manager Dusty Baker tweaked his lineup, moving Kent from cleanup to the spot ahead of Barry Bonds. Baker said he flip-flopped them to take pressure off Kent with Bonds walking so often -- and because Reggie Sanders was hitting well in the fifth slot.

Reds 5, Cubs 4

CHICAGO -- Reggie Taylor lined a tying triple with two outs in the ninth inning, then Russell Branyan hit a two-run single in the 10th that sent the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs.

The Reds won their third in a row and sent Chicago to its third straight loss. Sammy Sosa hit his major league-leading 27th homer for the Cubs.

Expos 7, Pirates 2

PITTSBURGH -- Vladimir Guerrero and Jose Macias homered and the Montreal Expos scored six runs in the final two innings against Pittsburgh's bullpen to beat the Pirates in a game called after 6 1/2 innings because of rain.

Pittsburgh starter Jimmy Anderson stayed in the game after a delay of one hour, 27 minutes in the third inning, only to be lifted with a 2-1 lead after five innings.

Dodgers 7, Rockies 1

LOS ANGELES -- Shawn Green hit his 22nd home run in 34 games, and Brian Jordan and Marquis Grissom hit back-to-back shots as Los Angeles beat Colorado.

Omar Daal, staked to a 6-0 lead by the fourth inning, held the Rockies to one run in six innings as the Dodgers opened their NL West lead to 2 1/2 games over Arizona.

Brewers 7, Cardinals 2

ST. LOUIS -- Jose Hernandez hit a bloop single with the bases loaded in the 11th inning, and Milwaukee padded the lead with four more runs to beat St. Louis.

The Brewers, who took two of three in the series, tied it at 2 in the ninth on Paul Bako's two-out, two-run single off St. Louis closer Jason Isringhausen.

Phillies 7, Marlins 3

MIAMI -- Marlon Anderson tied a career high by driving in four runs as Philadelphia beat Florida.

Terry Adams (4-5) pitched seven innings and retired the last 11 batters he faced. The Phillies took three of four from the Marlins, who finished their longest homestand of the season at 7-6.

Kevin Olsen (0-5) is winless in nine starts this season.

Anderson hit a two-run homer off Olsen in the second. His double in the fourth inning scored Travis Lee and Mike Lieberthal and gave Philadelphia a 4-1 lead.

Cliff Floyd hit his 16th home run for Florida.



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