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Pitcher shuts out Phillies into eighth in New York debut

Neagle does it his way

Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2000

NEW YORK -- Denny Neagle took a shutout into the eighth inning in his New York debut as the Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 on Tuesday night.

David Justice hit a solo homer and Bernie Williams added a two-run triple off Curt Schilling (5-6) for New York. Schilling finished with a four-hitter.

Schilling pitched his third complete game of the season. He struck out five and walked three.

Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for his 22nd save.

Rockies 18, Athletics 3

DENVER -- Jeffrey Hammonds hit a homer and drove in five runs as Colorado beat Oakland.

The Rockies posted their second straight victory after snapping an 11-game losing streak in the second game of a doubleheader on Monday.

Pedro Astacio (8-6) pitched seven strong innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and striking out eight -- including five in succession to tie the club record.

Rookie Mark Mulder (5-6) took the loss.

Angels 3, Padres 2, 11 innings

SAN DIEGO -- Troy Glaus tripled with two outs in the 11th and scored on Trevor Hoffman's wild pitch as Anaheim, which blew a ninth-inning lead, beat San Diego.

With the Padres down to their last strike in the ninth, Ruben Rivera tied the game by hitting an inside-the-park home run off Troy Percival, who blew his second save in this series.

Hoffman (2-4) started the 10th and retired five straight batters before Glaus' hit.

The win went to Al Levine (2-2), who took the loss Sunday.

Braves 8, Devil Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chipper Jones hit his 24th homer and Greg Maddux scattered seven hits to win his 12th game as Atlanta beat Tampa Bay, the Braves' fifth victory in six games.

Maddux (12-3) struck out six, and walked one and retired 11 of the last 12 batters he faced en route to his fourth complete game of the season and 97th career.

Maddux hit Jose Canseco with a pitch in the ninth. Both benches emptied but there was no fighting.

Bryan Rekar (3-5) allowed all eight Atlanta runs.

Red Sox 3, Expos 1

BOSTON -- Pedro Martinez struck out 12 to earn his first victory since June 8 and Darren Lewis broke a seventh-inning tie with a suicide squeeze as Boston beat Montreal.

Nomar Garciaparra went 1-for-3 to see his major league-leading batting average drop from .400 to .399.

Martinez (10-3) allowed five hits and three walks in eight innings. Derek Lowe pitched the ninth for his 21st save.

Javier Vazquez (7-5) allowed three runs on nine hits for his first complete game of the season.

Indians 8, Astros 2

CLEVELAND -- Manny Ramirez hit a pair of two-run homers and drove in five runs, leading Dave Burba and Cleveland over Houston.

Ramirez hit his 15th homer in the fifth inning off Shane Reynolds (6-7) and added another in the sixth -- his 1,000th career hit.

Burba (9-4), aided by three double plays, allowed one run and nine hits in seven innings to get his first win since June 21.

Reds 5, Tigers 4

DETROIT -- Dmitri Young had three hits and two RBIs, including a solo homer, as Cincinnati beat Detroit, averting a three-game sweep.

The Tigers announced during the sixth inning they acquired veteran infielder Hal Morris from the Reds for cash.

Elmer Dessens (2-0) gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks in 5 2-3 innings. Danny Graves earned his 16th save in 17 opportunities.

Detroit's Brian Moehler (6-6) gave up five runs on 12 hits with no walks in six innings.

Marlins 7, Orioles 0

BALTIMORE -- Jesus Sanchez pitched an eight-hitter as Florida beat Mike Mussina and Baltimore, the Marlins only win in the three-game series.

Preston Wilson and Kevin Millar homered for the Marlins in a four-run eighth inning.

Sanchez (6-7) struck out five and walked none. Only three runners got past second base in his first career complete game in 58 starts.

Mussina (6-9) allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings, but lost his second straight start since the All-Star break.

Mets 11, Blue Jays 7

TORONTO -- Mike Piazza hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the fifth inning as the New York Mets defeated Toronto.

Toronto's Shannon Stewart tied a major league record with four doubles.

New York starter Bobby J. Jones (4-4) gave up five runs on 10 hits, including seven doubles and nine extra-base hits in six innings.

Chris Carpenter (8-8) gave up seven runs on five hits, and six walks in four-plus innings.

Twins 3, Cardinals 2

MINNEAPOLIS -- Matt Lawton singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Minnesota beat St. Louis.

Brad Radke (7-10) allowed eight hits in eight innings. He struck out six and walked two in winning back-to-back starts for the first time since April 18-23.

LaTroy Hawkins earned his sixth save in as many chances.

Andy Benes (10-4) gave up seven hits in his first complete game of the season.

The Twins turned four double plays but hit into three.

Royals 12, Cubs 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Johnny Damon had a career-high five hits -- and tied a major league record with four doubles -- as Kansas City defeated the Chicago Cubs, avoiding a three-game sweep.

Blake Stein (1-2) pitched 7 1-3 innings, giving up eight hits, four runs and striking out five.

Ismael Valdes (1-3) was rocked for 11 hits, eight runs -- all earned -- in 4 1-3 innings.

Sammy Sosa led off the top of the second with a home run to right. It was his 28th of the season and third of the series.

White Sox 7, Brewers 5

CHICAGO -- Mike Sirotka struck out a career-high 10 and Chicago took advantage of two errors to beat Milwaukee, the fourth straight victory for the White Sox.

Sirotka (9-7) allowed one run and six hits in eight innings. He became the first White Sox left-hander to strike out at least 10 since Wilson Alvarez got 12 on May 11, 1997, against Oakland.

Jamey Wright (5-3) gave up seven runs -- five earned -- on nine hits and five walks in seven innings.

Mariners 5, Diamondbacks 2

PHOENIX -- Rickey Henderson hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the ninth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Henderson, who had an RBI triple to beat the Diamondbacks on Sunday, put the Mariners ahead 4-2 when he singled with the bases loaded against Vicente Padilla (2-1).

Seattle added another run when Byung-Hyun Kim walked John Olerud with the bases loaded. Reliever Mike Morgan finally got the last out of the ninth by getting Mike Cameron on a fly ball.

Arthur Rhodes (3-3) got the win and Kazuhiro Sasaki got his 22nd save. Arizona lost for the sixth time in nine games.

Giants 5, Rangers 3

SAN FRANCISCO -- Pinch-hitter Armando Rios' two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the San Francisco Giants over the Texas Rangers.

Ellis Burks singled with one out off closer John Wetteland (3-3) and Rich Aurilia singled with two outs.

Rios then hit a 2-0 pitch over the 404-foot sign in left-center field for his fifth home run of the season.

Aaron Fultz (3-1) pitched the ninth for the win.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

LOS ANGELES -- Jason Kendall had three RBIs, including a go-ahead two-run homer, and Wil Cordero hit a three-run shot as the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a season-high six-game losing streak Tuesday with an 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Reliever Josias Manzanillo (1-0) got the win, holding the Dodgers to an infield single over 3 2-3 innings to earn his sixth major league victory and first since May 15, 1995.

Mike Judd (0-1), called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to start because of Carlos Perez's five-game suspension, allowed seven runs, four hits and three walks in his season debut.

Mike Williams, the sixth Pittsburgh pitcher, got three outs for his 13th save in 15 chances.

Pittsburgh starter Todd Ritchie allowed six runs and nine hits over 2 1-3 innings in his shortest of 20 starts this season.



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