Maddux establishes record for most walkless innings

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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2001

ATLANTA -- Greg Maddux set the National League record for consecutive innings without a walk as Atlanta beat Houston 6-5.

Maddux (15-6) pitched six innings to extend his streak without a walk to 70 1-3 innings, surpassing the record of 68 set by Christy Mathewson in 1913 and matched by Randy Jones in 1976.

Brian Jordan and Marcus Giles homered as the Braves beat the Astros for the seventh straight time at Turner Field to remain three games ahead of Philadelphia in the NL East.

Maddux, 11-1 in 13 starts, allowed five runs -- four earned -- and 11 hits in six innings. Giles' third homer, a three-run shot off Nelson Cruz (2-2), gave the Braves a 6-5 lead in the sixth.

Dodgers 2, Pirates 1

PITTSBURGH -- Terry Adams beat Pittsburgh for the third consecutive time this season and Eric Karros homered for his second straight game-winning hit to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Pirates Tuesday night.

Adams (8-4) improved to 6-2 since moving into the starting rotation with his second excellent start in three weeks in PNC Park. He allowed six hits in seven innings -- only two after the third inning -- and has yielded only 11 hits in 17 innings against Pittsburgh this season.

Mets 3, Brewers 0

NEW YORK -- Bruce Chen allowed two hits over seven innings in his home debut for the Mets, and Joe McEwing hit a two-run pinch-hit triple in the seventh to lead New York past Milwaukee.

Chen (5-5), acquired July 27 from Philadelphia, allowed both hits in the fourth inning and walked two and struck out seven.

Cardinals 3, Expos 1

MONTREAL -- Darryl Kile pitched a four-hitter for his 28th career complete game, and Albert Pujols and Jim Edmonds homered as St. Louis beat Montreal.

Kile (12-7) didn't allow a hit until pitcher Javier Vazquez doubled with one out in the sixth inning. Jose Vidro added an RBI single that inning for Montreal's only run.

Marlins 10, Diamondbacks 4

MIAMI -- Matt Clement took a one-hit shutout into the eighth inning, and Mike Lowell drove in four runs to help Florida beat Arizona.

Clement (7-7) pitched 7 2-3 innings and allowed three runs and three hits, including Damian Miller's three-run homer.

Phillies 7, Padres 3

PHILADELPHIA -- Brandon Duckworth pitched six solid innings to win his major league debut as Philadelphia defeated San Diego.

Bobby Abreu, Pat Burrell and Scott Rolen homered for Philadelphia.

Giants 9, Reds 3

CINCINNATI -- Barry Bonds hit his major league-leading 48th homer to lead off a six-run 11th inning for San Francisco in a victory over Cincinnati.

The Giants have won 11 of 12, improving to 17-8 since the All-Star game, best in the NL. They remained a game behind Los Angeles in the NL West.

Cubs 5, Rockies 4

CHICAGO -- Ricky Gutierrez scored the winning run on a wild, botched rundown by Colorado in the ninth inning to give Chicago a win.

Kyle Farnsworth (2-3) pitched 1 1-3 hitless innings for the win as Chicago moved 2 1/2 games ahead of Houston in the NL Central with the win.

Justin Spier (0-1) allowed singles to Gutierrez and Sosa to open the ninth and got the loss.

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