Sheffield, Maddux lead Braves past Marlins

Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2002

ATLANTA -- Greg Maddux pitched seven shutout innings and Gary Sheffield had three hits, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 10-0 Wednesday night.

The Braves (60-35), who have the best record in the major leagues, won their second straight after a three-game losing streak -- their first since mid-May. The Marlins have lost a season-high seven in a row.

Mets 9, Expos 6

MONTREAL -- Mo Vaughn had an RBI single and Edgardo Alfonzo hit a two-run double to spark a five-run eighth inning as New York won its fourth straight.

Pirates 6, Reds 3

PITTSBURGH -- Pokey Reese drove in four runs with a two-run homer and a single, and Jimmy Anderson pitched Pittsburgh past Cincinnati.

Reese put the Pirates ahead 2-1 in the second with a single that followed Kevin Young's leadoff single and Chad Hermansen's double.

Phillies 4, Cubs 3, 10 innings

PHILADELPHIA -- Pat Burrell went 3-for-4 with a home run and helped Philadelphia score the winning run in the 10th inning with heads-up baserunning.

The Phillies tied the game with two runs in the ninth inning off Antonio Alfonseca then won it in the 10th.

Astros 7, Brewers 3

MILWAUKEE -- Wade Miller pitched seven innings of one-hit ball and ignited two rallies with leadoff singles as Houston beat Milwaukee.

Giants 5, Cardinals 4

ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Kent hit a tying home run in the eighth inning and Benito Santiago connected for a go-ahead homer in the ninth off Dave Veres (3-5) as San Francisco beat St. Louis.

Tim Worrell (7-0) got one out for the victory. Robb Nen loaded the bases in the ninth before getting Tino Martinez to ground into double play for his 25th save.

Diamondbacks 12, Rockies 3

DENVER -- Curt Schilling became the first pitcher in the majors to reach 16 wins, and Luis Gonzalez drove in five runs as Arizona beat Colorado.

Padres 7, Dodgers 0

LOS ANGELES -- Brian Lawrence pitched a four-hitter for his second career shutout and Phil Nevin hit a three-run homer as San Diego beat Los Angeles.

Lawrence (8-5) struck out seven and walked one to win for the first time in six starts since June 12.

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