Mets rock Peavy to earn sweep of Padres

Posted: Friday, July 22, 2005

NEW YORK — David Wright singled and doubled during a seven-run sixth inning, and the New York Mets roughed up All-Star Jake Peavy in a 12-0 victory Thursday that gave them a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres.

Wright became the first Met this season to have two hits in an inning, and Kazuhisa Ishii (3-8) won at home for the first time since the Mets acquired him from Los Angeles during spring training.

Jose Reyes hit three singles, scored twice, drove in two runs and stole his 31st base to tie Atlanta's Rafael Furcal for the league lead. Doug Mientkiewicz homered and drove in two runs, and Ramon Castro hit a two-run homer for New York.

Dodgers 1, Phillies 0

PHILADELPHIA — Odalis Perez took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and Jeff Kent drove in the run for Los Angeles.

Left-hander Perez (5-5) allowed just three hits in seven innings, walked none and matched his season high with seven strikeouts.

Jon Lieber (9-9) gave up just five hits, struck out seven and walked one in eight innings. But it wasn't enough in only the second 1-0 game in Citizens Bank Park's two-year history.

Brewers 12, Cardinals 7

ST. LOUIS — Geoff Jenkins had three hits and three RBIs to extend his batting streak to a career-best 14 games, and Milwaukee capitalized on shoddy defense.

The Brewers' 14-hit attack featured RBI singles from starter Chris Capuano and reliever Matt Wise.

Reds 9, Cubs 6

CINCINNATI — Roberto Novoa balked home the tying run in the eighth inning, and Austin Kearns followed with a decisive two-run single to rally the Reds.

Javier Valentin homered twice and Rich Aurilia had a solo shot. They drove in three runs apiece as the Reds gained a split of the four-game series.

Astros 3, Nationals 2

WASHINGTON — Roy Oswalt pitched eight shutout innings and delivered his first RBI of the year, helping Houston to a season-high fifth straight road victory.

Oswalt (13-8) gave up six hits and hit two batters, but struck out six without giving up a walk. He induced three double plays.

Brad Lidge allowed a two-run homer to Preston Wilson in the ninth, but got his 22nd save.

Pirates 8, Rockies 1

PITTSBURGH — Rookie Zach Duke won his third consecutive start, and Jason Bay went 3-for-4 with a homer as the Pirates snapped a five-game losing streak.

Duke (3-0) allowed eight hits, struck out five and walked four in seven innings.

Bay followed Matt Lawton's one-out single in the second inning with a homer. Bay also singled and scored in a five-run first for Pittsburgh.

Colorado's starter Jeff Francis (8-7) allowed eight hits and seven runs in the first 1 1-3 innings and lasted just five.

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