NEW YORK Todd Walker booted Curtis Pride's bases-loaded grounder in the ninth inning, giving the New York Yankees a 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday and a split of their four-game series.
Pedro Martinez and Mike Mussina matched each other pitch for pitch in a marquee matchup that lived up to its billing. Martinez struck out 11 in seven sharp innings, and Mussina retired 21 in a row after Manny Ramirez's RBI double in the first.
New York won without Derek Jeter and Alfonso Soriano, who left early after bruising their hands on high-and-tight pitches from Martinez. X-rays on Jeter and Soriano were negative, and both were day-to-day with bone bruises.
Hideki Matsui and Karim Garcia singled off Byung-Hyun Kim (2-2) to start the ninth. Pinch-hitter Jorge Posada was hit by a pitch, loading the bases, and Robin Ventura struck out.
With the infield drawn in, Pride hit a grounder to second base that Walker struggled to corral on his backhand side.
MONTREAL Livan Hernandez scattered seven hits in his second complete game this season, and Brian Schneider's two-run double keyed a five-run fourth inning as the Montreal Expos beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 Monday night.
Phillies manager Larry Bowa was ejected during the fourth inning, when benches cleared after Brandon Duckworth (3-3) hit Hernandez (8-6) with a pitch. Players came out of the dugouts and congregated along the first-base line, but no punches were thrown.
Orlando Cabrera went 3-for-4 with two RBIs including his 13th homer for Montreal, which ended a three-game losing streak.
Braves 7, Mets 3
NEW YORK Chipper Jones homered twice for the second straight day, and Horacio Ramirez (8-2) pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game in 15 major league starts.
Jones hit a three-run homer in the first off Jae Seo (5-5) and added a solo shot in the eighth for his 28th multihomer game. He hit two home runs in the Braves' 7-5 win over Montreal on Sunday for his first multihomer game this season.
Cubs 6, Marlins 3
CHICAGO Matt Clement (6-7) hit a tie-breaking two-run double in a three-run fourth after Josh Beckett (3-4) intentionally walked Paul Bako.
Clement allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings.
Mark Guthrie, Kyle Farnsworth and Joe Borowski finished with hitless relief, with Borowski getting three outs for his 17th save.
Tom Goodwin went 3-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and two stolen bases. He replaced center fielder Corey Patterson, expected to miss the rest of the season because of a torn ligament in his left knee.
Astros 7, Reds 1
HOUSTON Roy Oswalt (5-4) pitched for the first time since June 11, when he left after one inning with a strained right groin in the game against the Yankees that became the first six-pitcher no-hitter in major league history.
Oswalt allowed one run and three hits in six innings, struck out three and walked one. He is 7-0 with a 1.56 ERA in 10 starts against the Reds.
Richard Hidalgo hit a three-run double in the fourth off Ryan Dempster (2-6) as Houston overcame a 1-0 deficit.
Houston stopped a three-game losing streak and sent the Reds to their fifth straight loss, matching their season high. Cincinnati was held to four hits by Oswalt, Ricky Stone and Billy Wagner.
Brewers 9, Pirates 2
MILWAUKEE Wayne Franklin (5-5) didn't give up a hit until Jeff Reboulet tripled to center field to open the sixth, and combined with Luis Vizcaino, Leo Estrella and Shane Nanceon a four-hitter.
Kip Wells (2-4), winless in six starts since May 31, allowed seven runs six earned on seven hits in 5 2-3 innings.
Milwaukee turned three double plays in the first five innings.
Diamondbacks 14, Rockies 6
PHOENIX Shea Hillenbrand became the sixth player to homer in three straight innings, setting career highs with five hits and seven RBIs as Arizona beat Colorado.
Hillenbrand hit a pair of solo shots off Jason Jennings, and added a three-run homer against Nelson Cruz (3-5). Arizona overcame a 5-0 deficit to win for the 16th time in 19 games.
With a chance to tie the record for homers in a game, Hillenbrand hit a two-run double against Joe Roa in the seventh inning.
Stephen Randolph (4-0) allowed one run in three innings, combining with starter John Patterson and relievers Oscar Villareal and Brady Raggio on a five-hitter.
Giants 5, Cardinals 1
SAN FRANCISCO Barry Bonds hit his 639th career home run an estimated 471 feet, and Marquis Grissom homered and drove in three runs as San Francisco beat St. Louis.
Rookie right-hander Jerome Williams (4-1) pitched his second complete game of the year in his eighth major league start, allowing seven hits.
Grissom hit a two-run homer with one out in the first off Garrett Stephenson (4-9), and Bonds connected one batter later, sending the ball high over the main concession stand in center field.
It was the third time this season the Giants hit back-to-back homers.
Padres 7, Dodgers 1
SAN DIEGO Oliver Perez came within three outs of his first complete game, holding Los Angeles to one run over eight-plus innings as San Diego beat the Dodgers.
Perez (3-3) matched a season high with eight strikeouts, allowing five hits and four walks in his 26th career start.
San Diego scored five runs off Andy Ashby (2-5) in the fourth inning.
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