Rockies pitcher allows 11 runs

Posted: Monday, August 09, 2004

DENVER Wily Mo Pena homered and had a career-high five RBIs before leaving in the sixth inning with cramps and dehydration in the Reds' victory.

Pena, who has 11 home runs and 27 RBIs in his last 26 games, was 3-for-4 with two singles and his career-best 18th homer to help the Reds salvage the finale of the three-game series.

Felipe Lopez, D'Angelo Jimenez, Jason LaRue and Sean Casey drove in two runs each for the Reds, who set season highs with 14 runs and 16 hits.

Cory Lidle (7-10) benefited from the offensive surge, allowing three runs and nine hits over six innings in winning for the first time since June 30 at the New York Mets.

Jeff Fassero (2-8) allowed a career-high 11 runs and 11 hits in three-plus innings.

Phillies 4, Dodgers 1

LOS ANGELES Brett Myers pitched two-hit ball for eight shutout innings and struck out a season-high nine, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 Sunday.

Dodgers starter Brad Penny jumped off the mound in pain in the first inning and left with a strained right biceps. It was just his second outing for Los Angeles since he was acquired in a trade with Florida. Penny (9-9) is scheduled for an MRI on Monday.

Cardinals 6, Mets 2

ST. LOUIS Edgar Renteria tied his career high with five hits and the St. Louis Cardinals handed Al Leiter his worst loss of the year, completing a three-game sweep of the New York Mets.

Jason Marquis (12-4) pitched six strong innings to win his ninth straight decision for the Cardinals, who have won 16 of 20 and raised their record to a major league-best 72-38.

Expos 5, Astros 2

HOUSTON Alex Gonzalez and Brian Schneider hit back-to-back homers and Montreal beat Roger Clemens.

Clemens (12-4) went seven innings and allowed three runs one earned on eight hits. He struck out five and walked one, and had his first career two-hit game.

Brewers 2, Marlins 0

MIAMI Chris Capuano pitched six shutouts innings and the Milwaukee Brewers ended a five-game losing streak.

Bill Hall and Brady Clark had RBI singles for Milwaukee, which snapped its longest skid of the season with its fifth win in 20 games.

Capuano (6-6) allowed five hits and one walk before departing for a pinch hitter with a 2-0 lead. It was the first time in 15 starts that the rookie didn't give up a run. Mike Adams threw two hitless innings, and Dan Kolb pitched the ninth for his 31st save.

Dontrelle Willis (8-8) allowed two runs in 7 1-3 innings with a career-high 10 strikeouts for the Marlins, whose three-game winning streak ended.

Pirates 4, Padres 2

SAN DIEGO Randall Simon hit a go-ahead solo homer in the sixth and Oliver Perez pitched into the seventh inning against his former team.

Humberto Cota also hit a solo homer for Pittsburgh, which won consecutive road games for the first time since ending a three-game road winning streak on July 5. The Pirates won for just the third time in 11 games overall.

Perez (7-6), traded from San Diego to Pittsburgh last season, allowed two runs on five hits in 6 1-3 innings. Jose Mesa pitched the ninth for his 32nd save.

Brian Lawrence (11-9) failed in his second consecutive start to equal his career high for wins. He allowed three runs and nine hits, and was pulled after he failed to retire the first three batters of the sixth.

Braves 11, Diamondbacks 4

PHOENIX Chipper Jones homered and drove in four runs to lead Atlanta to its fifth straight victory.

Giants 6, Cubs 3

SAN FRANCISCO Rookie Noah Lowry had another impressive start and Dustan Mohr made a run-saving diving catch in the warning track dirt in the eighth inning of San Francisco's win over Chicago.

Lowry (2-0) also added a second-inning single and a double in the fourth, giving him four straight hits over his past two starts until a groundout in the sixth.

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