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Marlins score 20 runs, thump Braves

Posted: Wednesday, July 02, 2003

MIAMI Rookie Miguel Cabrera homered twice and the Florida Marlins set a team record for runs, beating the Atlanta Braves 20-1 Tuesday night in a game delayed after a photographer was hit in the head by a flying bat.

The game was held up for 18 minutes in the seventh inning after a bat slipped from the hands of Atlanta's Darren Bragg and struck the unidentified photographer, causing significant bleeding.

Reds 5, Pirates 3

PITTSBURGH Jose Guillen hit a tie-breaking, two-run home run in the eighth inning and the Cincinnati Reds rallied after squandering numerous early scoring chances.

Phillies 4, Cubs 3

PHILADELPHIA Mike Lieberthal's two-out RBI single in the ninth inning led Philadelphia to their seventh consecutive victory.

Mets 7, Expos 6

NEW YORK Pinch-hitter Tony Clark singled home Joe McEwing with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the New York Mets a win.

Giants 5, Cardinals 1

ST. LOUIS Spot starter Jim Brower allowed one run in six innings and Jose Cruz Jr. homered in a five-run first as San Francisco beat St. Louis.

Cruz and Ray Durham had two hits and scored a run as the NL West leaders controlled the league's best hitting team for the second straight game.

Rockies 7, Diamondbacks 4

DENVER Arizona's 12-game winning streak ended when Ronnie Belliard hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning for Colorado.

The Rockies hit four homers in breaking Arizona's team-record winning string. It was the best streak in the majors since the Oakland A's won 20 in a row last Aug. 13-Sept. 4.

Astros 6, Brewers 5

HOUSTON Gregg Zaun's sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 10th inning rallied Houston.

After Houston closer Billy Wagner couldn't hold a 4-3 lead in the top of the ninth inning, the Astros tied it at 5 in the bottom half on Geoff Blum's solo homer off Mike DeJean.

Houston then won it in the 10th. Morgan Ensberg led off with a double down the left-field line and went to third on a passed ball by Keith Osik.

Padres 7, Dodgers 1

LOS ANGELES Ryan Klesko homered to lead off San Diego's six-run seventh inning against Hideo Nomo, leading the Padres past Los Angeles.

Nomo (9-7) allowed only two hits through six scoreless innings but couldn't retire any of the six batters he faced in the seventh, losing to San Diego for the third time in three starts this season.

Brian Lawrence (5-9) allowed one run and five hits in six innings to get the win.



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