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Palmeiro leads Rangers past Mariners

Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2003

SEATTLE Rafael Palmeiro hit a grand slam and a three-run homer for career-high seven RBIs to lead the Texas Rangers over the Seattle Mariners 10-1 Monday night.

With 514 homers, Palmeiro moved into 15th place on the career list, two ahead of Ernie Banks.

Angels 2, Athletics 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. Tim Salmon and Garret Anderson hit run-scoring singles in the eighth as Anaheim avoided a four-game sweep by Oakland.

National League

Reds 6, Phillies 5

CINCINNATI Kelly Stinnett hit a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning as Cincinnati beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Monday, just hours after Reds general manager Jim Bowden and manager Bob Boone were fired.

Bench coach Ray Knight managed the Reds. Dave Miley, manager of the Reds' Triple-A Louisville farm team, is to take over Tuesday as interim manager for the rest of the season

Pirates 3, Cardinals 0

ST. LOUIS Reggie Sanders hit a two-run homer and Jeff Suppan (10-7) pitched a seven-hitter his third complete game and second shutout this season. Suppan won his fifth consecutive decision and matched a career high for wins.

Brett Tomko (6-7) gave up three runs and eight hits in seven innings. He is 0-4 in 10 home starts this year.

Braves 10, Expos 8

MONTREAL Marcus Giles homered twice, hitting his second career grand slam, and had a career-high six RBIs and four hits.

Marlins 3, Diamondbacks 2

MIAMI Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs and Mark Redman (9-4) gave up one run and six hits in 7 1-3 innings. Florida has won seven of eight, closing within one game of Philadelphia, the NL wild-card leader.

Miguel Batista (7-6) struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings for Arizona, which lost for the eighth time in 10 games and dropped 11 1/2 games behind first-place San Francisco in the NL West.

Brewers 4, Mets 2

NEW YORK Scott Podsednik hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the ninth off John Franco after Eddie Perez drew a one-out walk from David Weathers (1-5) and Royce Clayton bunted.

Reliever Leo Estrella (3-2) pitched 1 2-3 perfect innings for the win, and Dan Kolb pitched the ninth for his third save.



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