ATLANTA Curt Schilling pitched one-hit ball for eight innings and struck out 12 in a classic duel with Greg Maddux, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 2-0 Sunday.
Alex Cintron broke up a scoreless game with a home run in the seventh off Maddux. Cintron scored an insurance run in the ninth, when he doubled against Kent Mercker and came home on an RBI single by Rod Barajas.
Schilling (7-6) won the power-vs.-finesse matchup with a dominating performance against the NL's best-hitting team. Marcus Giles had the only hit off Schilling, a double in the first that nearly cleared the wall.
Expos 4, Giants 2
MONTREAL Brad Wilkerson hit his second grand slam of the season with two outs in the ninth inning, giving Montreal a win over San Francisco.
Wilkerson drove Tim Worrell's 3-2 pitch over the center-field wall for Montreal's sixth game-ending homer this season, spoiling Sidney Ponson's best start for the Giants.
Dodgers 3, Cubs 0
CHICAGO Hideo Nomo scattered four hits over seven innings and Eric Gagne saved his 41st straight game this season as Los Angeles defeated Chicago.
Gagne's streak is the longest to start a season in major league history. He has saved 49 in a row dating to last Aug. 28, the second-longest streak in big league history behind Tom Gordon, who converted 54 in a row for Boston from 1998-99.
Reds 4, Astros 3
CINCINNATI Dernell Stenson hit a solo homer, and Juan Castro had a three-run shot that powered Cincinnati past Houston.
Jeff Bagwell hit a solo homer for the Astros, who finished a costly road trip. They went 2-5 in Chicago and Cincinnati, bringing them back to the pack in the NL Central.
Marlins 11, Padres 7
MIAMI Josh Beckett allowed two runs in a career-best eight innings, and Derrek Lee homered as Florida defeated San Diego.
Ivan Rodriguez and Luis Castillo had two RBIs apiece for the Marlins, who are in a tight race for the NL wild card.
Beckett (6-6) allowed five hits, two walks and struck out eight sending San Diego to its fifth straight loss. He also had two of Florida's 15 hits, including a double.
Mets 6, Rockies 4
NEW YORK Cliff Floyd had four more hits, and Al Leiter pitched six strong innings as New York defeated Colorado for its season-high fifth straight win.
Floyd went 4-for-4 and is 10-for-11 in three games since deciding to have season-ending surgery on his aching Achilles' tendon at the end of the month.
Colorado has lost four straight and seven of eight.
Pirates 5, Brewers 2
PITTSBURGH Reggie Sanders and Tike Redman each hit a two-run homer, and Josh Fogg rebounded from the worst start of his career as Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee.
Jack Wilson also homered for the Pirates, who took two of three in handing the Brewers their fifth consecutive series loss.
Julian Tavarez pitched two perfect innings for his second save.
Phillies 6, Cardinals 4
PHILADELPHIA Amaury Telemaco won for the first time in over two years, retiring the final 14 batters he faced as the Philadelphia Phillies completed a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Jim Thome and Pat Burrell each hit a two-run homer in the third inning for the Phillies.
Albert Pujols, owner of a 30-game hitting streak, sat out with flu-like symptoms for the Cardinals, who have lost four of their last five.
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