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Mets' Glavine loses to old teammates again

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2003

NEW YORK Tom Glavine lost to his old team for the third time this season, and Russ Ortiz became the National League's first 12-game winner as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-3 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.

Glavine (6-9), who let three of his first four batters score, allowed five runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings and tied a season high with five walks. He dropped to 0-3 against Atlanta this season and has allowed 16 runs in 15 2-3 innings against the Braves a 9.19 ERA.

Cubs 5, Marlins 1

CHICAGO Kerry Wood pitched a three-hitter, striking out 12, and Sammy Sosa hit a two-run homer as Chicago beat Florida.

Jose Hernandez also hit a two-run homer for the Cubs, who won their first series since taking two of three from Baltimore June 10-12.

Wood (9-6) threw 129 pitches 79 strikes in his second complete game of the season, the other coming on June 18 at Cincinnati. It was the seventh time this season and 34th in his career that Wood has struck out 10 or more. He walked three.

Phillies 2, Expos 0

MONTREAL Kevin Millwood pitched a three-hitter and Bobby Abreu homered as Philadelphia beat Montreal.

Tomo Ohka (7-9) took a no-hitter into the seventh before Placido Polanco's infield single. Abreu followed with his 14th homer.

Dodgers 6, Cardinals 5

ST. LOUIS David Ross and Cesar Izturis drove in two runs apiece as Los Angeles, enjoying another rare burst of offense, beat St. Louis.

The Dodgers got to Brett Tomko (5-6) for five runs in the fourth and scored six runs for the first time since June 25. They've totaled 11 runs the last two games, after scoring 20 in the previous 11.

Scott Rolen homered and had two RBIs for the Cardinals, who have lost three in a row. Bo Hart singled, walked, stole a base and drove in a run.

Kazuhisa Ishii (8-3) gave up four runs in 5 1-3 innings, winning for the first time in four starts, and the Dodgers ended a three-game losing streak and won for the third time in 16 games overall.

Astros 12, Reds 2

HOUSTON Jeriome Robertson became the first Houston rookie to win seven straight decisions and Adam Everett hit his first career grand slam.

Everett's shot highlighted a six-run first inning as the Astros won their third in a row and sent Cincinnati to its seventh straight loss.

Brewers 2, Pirates 1

MILWAUKEE Wes Helms' infield hit drove in the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning, lifting Milwaukee over Pittsburgh.

Brooks Kieschnick (1-1) singled as a pinch-hitter in the 11th, then pitched a hitless 12th for the victory.

A slugger who had trouble making contact in his previous stints in the majors, Kieschnick earned his first victory since reviving his career as a reliever.

Rockies 11, Giants 7

DENVER Preston Wilson had four hits and four RBIs and Juan Uribe hit a three-run homer as Colorado snapped San Francisco's three-game winning streak.

Barry Bonds drove in four runs for the Giants, including a three-run homer, his 27th of the season and 640th of his career.

Diamondbacks 8, Padres 3

PHOENIX Shea Hillenbrand homered again and drove in four runs as Arizona tied a team record with its 11th straight home victory.

Craig Counsell, Luis Gonzalez and Steve Finley also homered for Arizona, making it easier for Chris Capuano (1-2) to earn his first major league victory.

The Diamondbacks have won four in a row overall and 18 of 21. They matched the club mark for consecutive wins at Bank One Ballpark, set in May 2000.

Hillenbrand set a franchise record Monday with 15 total bases in a 14-6 rout of Colorado, hitting three home runs.

He now has 11 hits in his last 14 at-bats, and is hitting .362 in 18 games with Arizona since being acquired from Boston.

Jake Peavy (8-7) took the loss.



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