Moore sharp in Expos win

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2000

MONTREAL -- Vladimir Guerrero hit a three-run homer and Trey Moore pitched five shutout innings in his first appearance in more than two years as the Montreal Expos snapped a seven-game skid with a 4-0 win Tuesday night over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Guerrero hit his 26th home run -- and first since July 16 -- off Rick Ankiel (7-7) with runners on first and second in the fifth inning as Montreal won for just the sixth time in its last 21 games.

Moore (1-0), making his first appearance since June 6, 1998, allowed two hits and three walks, and struck out eight. He missed the entire 1999 season after having arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Aug. 5, 1998.

Anthony Telford allowed two hits over two innings in relief of Moore and Steve Kline finished the Expos' fourth shutout of the season.

The Cardinals, whose season-high 10-game lead in the NL Central over Cincinnati was down to four before the game, is 7-13 since Mark McGwire went on the DL.

Rockies 2, Cubs 1

Todd Hollandsworth hit a go-ahead RBI single in his Colorado debut Tuesday and Pedro Astacio matched his career high with 12 strikeouts to lift the Rockies over the Chicago Cubs.

Hollandsworth, acquired from Los Angeles for Tom Goodwin on Monday, broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth to lift the Rockies to their sixth win in 20 games since the All-Star break.

Astacio (9-7), the subject of many trade rumors before Monday's deadline, held the Cubs to two hits and four walks over seven innings.

Pirates 6, Dodgers 0, 1st game

PITTSBURGH -- Rookie left-hander Jimmy Anderson, dominating since returning from the minors, pitched five-hit ball over eight shutout innings and Pittsburgh won the opener of a doubleheader.

Anderson (4-5), who won only once in the first three months of the season, is 2-0 while allowing only three earned runs in 30 2-3 innings in four starts since a 10-day demotion to the minors.

Alex Ramirez, acquired Friday with infielder Enrique Wilson from Cleveland for Wil Cordero, had a two-run double in a three-run fourth inning aided by two wild pitches by Carlos Perez (4-6).

Dodgers 5, Pirates 3, 2nd game

PITTSBURGH -- Alex Cora hit a go-ahead two-run triple in Los Angeles' three-run eighth inning and the Dodgers avoided losing a doubleheader to Pittsburgh rookie pitchers.

Adrian Beltre homered and drove in three runs as the Dodgers stopped a three-game losing streak against sub-.500 teams. They dropped the final two games of a three-game weekend series in Philadelphia.

Left-hander Jimmy Anderson (4-5), dominating since returning from the minors, pitched five-hit ball over eight shutout innings as the Pirates won the opener 6-0.

Giants 13, Brewers 8

MILWAUKEE -- Bobby Estalella's bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning scored the go-ahead run as San Francisco stayed in first place.

Estalella drew a five-pitch walk from Ray King (0-1) that scored J.T. Snow, who had four hits and doubled to start the Giants' five-run eighth. The rally was extended by two Milwaukee errors which led to three unearned runs.

The Giants, who moved one percentage point in front of Arizona into first place in the NL West on Monday, improved to 6-5 on their 12-game road trip.

Reds 6, Mets 0

NEW YORK -- Scott Williamson (4-7) allowed six hits in six innings, and Dante Bichette drove in three runs as Cincinnati won its fourth straight and stopped New York's six-game winning streak.

Barry Larkin, in his first game at Shea Stadium since rejecting a trade to the Mets, went 1-for-4 with an RBI and walk and was booed heartily.

Ken Griffey Jr., who also turned down a trade to the Mets in December, had a scary collision with Mike Piazza in the first but remained in the game.

Glendon Rusch (7-8) lost for the first time in four starts, allowing five runs -- four earned -- and seven hits in six innings.

Astros 4, Marlins 2

MIAMI -- Jose Lima (4-13) won his third straight decision, giving up two runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings before only 8,044 fans. Octavio Dotel got four outs for his third save.

Craig Biggio homered and drove in three runs as Houston stopped a three-game losing streak.

Marlins starter A.J. Burnett (1-2) allowed two runs, four hits and four walks in five-plus innings.

Braves 4, Diamondbacks 2

PHOENIX -- Andruw Jones hit a two-run homer into the glove of a fan reaching over the left-field fence and Brian Jordan also homered as Atlanta rallied to beat Arizona.

Arizona's seventh loss in 10 games dropped the Diamondbacks one game behind San Francisco in the NL West.

With one out in the eighth and the Braves down 2-0, Jones lifted a fly ball to left field. Luis Gonzalez tracked the ball to the wall and leaped to make the catch. But the ball landed in the glove of a fan reaching just over the fence, allowing the Braves to tie it.

Padres 10 Phillies 9, 10 innings

SAN DIEGO -- Kevin Nicholson hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning as San Diego won despite blowing an eight-run lead.

The Padres led 9-1 after six innings before Philadelphia rallied. The Phillies tied it in the ninth on two-out homers by Scott Rolen and Pat Burrell off closer Trevor Hoffman, who blew his fifth save since June 23.

The Padres came back to win it in the 10th.

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