CHICAGO -- Jason Bere pitched seven shutout innings to extend his scoreless streak to 17 2-3 as the Chicago Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Wednesday.
Bere (8-5) allowed five hits and two walks and struck out eight. Only one Colorado runner, Juan Pierre in the first inning, advanced as far as third base against Bere.
Mets 5, Brewers 4
NEW YORK -- Steve Trachsel struck out a season-high eight in seven innings of his latest strong start since a minor league demotion, leading New York past Milwaukee.
Todd Zeile hit a two-run single in the first off Allen Levrault (5-7), and Edgardo Alfonzo added a solo homer in the fifth as the Mets handed the Brewers their seventh straight road loss.
Diamondbacks 7, Marlins 1
MIAMI -- Randy Johnson allowed one run in seven innings to win his sixth consecutive decision, leading Arizona past Florida.
Johnson (15-5) struck out eight, walked two and gave up six hits. In his past five games, he has allowed 17 hits and three runs while striking out 58 in 36 1-3 innings for an ERA of 0.74.
Dodgers 9, Pirates 4
PITTSBURGH -- Eric Karros hit a three-run homer for his third consecutive game-winning hit as Los Angeles rallied for its fourth victory in a row and their seventh straight over Pittsburgh.
Karros' homer finished a five-run sixth against Jimmy Anderson (6-12). Gary Sheffield also had a two-run single in the inning.
Phillies 4, Padres 3
PHILADELPHIA -- David Coggin pitched 6 1-3 innings and doubled for his first major league hit and RBI as Philadelphia beat San Diego.
Coggin (3-1) allowed six hits and three runs -- two earned -- in his second straight victory. After D'Angelo Jimenez singled with one out in the second inning, Coggin retired the next 15 hitters.
Reds 11, Giants 9
CINCINNATI -- Aaron Boone's bases-loaded double highlighted a six-run fifth inning as Cincinnati held off San Francisco.
The Giants failed to hold two early leads and wound up losing for only the second time in 13 games, leaving them two games behind Los Angeles in the NL West.
Astros 2, Braves 1
ATLANTA -- Julio Lugo's sacrifice fly in the 12th gave Houston a victory over Atlanta.
Houston loaded the bases against Jose Cabrera (7-4) with three straight one-out singles. Lugo followed with a fly to left, deep enough to score Brad Ausmus from third.
Expos 6, Cardinals 5
MONTREAL -- Geoff Blum hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning and scored the winning run on Michael Barrett's RBI double in the 11th as Montreal beat St. Louis.
The Expos trailed 5-3 in the ninth before Orlando Cabrera led off with a double and Blum followed with a homer off Dave Veres.
Blum doubled off Luther Hackman (0-2) to lead off the 11th and scored when Barrett followed with a liner to left-center field.
Masato Yoshii (3-5) pitched the 10th and 11th for the win.
After St. Louis scored three in the top half of the ninth to overcome a 3-2 deficit, the Expos rallied. Blum connected for his sixth homer of the season.
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