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Maddux shuts down Cub scoring, Smoltz keeps Chicago scoreless

Posted: Monday, July 08, 2002

ATLANTA -- Greg Maddux pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just three hits as the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 Sunday.

The Cubs, playing their second game for interim manager Bruce Kimm, were without Sammy Sosa for the third straight game because of a family emergency.

Astros 6, Pirates 1

PITTSBURGH -- Jose Vizcaino's two-run double keyed the second five-run inning against Pittsburgh's Jimmy Anderson in as many starts, and Wade Miller held the Pirates to a run over six innings.

Miller struck out a season high nine as he and three relievers combined for 14 strikeouts. Roy Oswalt, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner pitched an inning each.

Brewers 7, Reds 4

CINCINNATI -- Eric Young had three hits, and Paul Bako and Jeffrey Hammonds homered to lead Milwaukee over Cincinnati.

Milwaukee starter Ruben Quevedo left one out short of qualifying for the win. Valerio De Los Santos (2-2) got the final out of the fifth when Sean Casey flied to left field with the bases loaded.

Phillies 10, Expos 8

PHILADELPHIA -- Scott Rolen hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning as Philadelphia avoided a four-game sweep against Montreal.

Rolen connected on a 1-0 pitch from Matt Herges (2-3) for his 13th homer of the season, scoring Jeremy Giambi, who walked with two outs.

Cardinals 12, Dodgers 6

ST. LOUIS -- Eduardo Perez and Albert Pujols hit three-run home runs, and the St. Louis bullpen picked up the slack in a victory over Los Angeles.

Padres 7, Rockies 1

DENVER -- Rookie Oliver Perez allowed one hit over 6 2-3 innings and struck out a career-high 13, and Ryan Klesko hit two home runs as San Diego snapped a six-game losing streak.

Mets 9, Marlins 3

MIAMI -- Jay Payton hit a three-run home run and drove in a career-high five runs as the New York Mets beat Florida in a game that was stopped four times because of rain.

Giants 5, Diamondbacks 2

PHOENIX -- Barry Bonds homered for the second game in a row as San Francisco beat Arizona to split their four-game series.

Benito Santiago added a two-run homer for the Giants, also off Helling, who leads the NL with 21 home runs allowed.



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