Sanders homers twice in an inning as Pirates roll

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2003

ST. LOUIS Reggie Sanders became the first player to homer twice in an inning this season, the second one a grand slam that capped a 10-run fifth, as the Pittsburgh Pirates tied a team record with seven home runs in a 14-0 rout of the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.

The Pirates were victimized by the Cardinals' 10-run eighth in a 13-5 loss on Tuesday. They made sure this game was out of reach in the fifth, which ended with Pittsburgh leading 13-0.

Cubs 6, Astros 0

HOUSTON Mark Prior took a no-hitter into the sixth inning as Chicago moved within a half-game of Houston in the NL Central.

Prior (12-5) allowed four hits and struck out nine in seven shutout innings as the Cubs snapped a three-game losing streak.

Brewers 10, Phillies 1

MILWAUKEE Richie Sexson hit a two-run homer and Brady Clark added a three-run shot as Milwaukee roughed up Randy Wolf in a win over Philadelphia.

Wolf (12-8), who beat Milwaukee last Thursday and had won seven of his last 11 decisions, failed to reach the fifth inning for the first time this season.

Reds 2, Diamondbacks 0

PHOENIX Aaron Harang outpitched Randy Johnson, and Ryan Freel hit his first major league home run as Cincinnati snapped a nine-game losing streak at Bank One Ballpark.

Juan Castro had an RBI double for the Reds, who hadn't won in Phoenix since May 7, 2001.

Rockies 9, Marlins 3

DENVER Preston Wilson, Chris Stynes and Ronnie Belliard each drove in two runs, and Cory Vance earned his first major league victory as Colorado beat Florida.

Vance, recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, entered in the first inning when starter Darren Oliver bruised his left foot after taking a liner off the bat of Luis Castillo.

Padres 2, Mets 1

SAN DIEGO Sean Burroughs hit a one-out RBI single in the ninth inning, lifting the San Diego Padres over the New York Mets.

Dodgers 4, Expos 1, 10 inn.

LOS ANGELES Adrian Beltre's three-run homer in the 10th inning led the Los Angeles Dodgers over Montreal, ending the Expos' six-game winning streak.

Jolbert Cabrera doubled with one out in the 10th against Rocky Biddle (4-6), who intentionally walked Jeromy Burnitz before Beltre drove a 1-1 pitch into the pavilion in left-center for his 15th homer.

Giants 2, Braves 1

SAN FRANCISCO Edgardo Alfonzo hit a bases-loaded single in the ninth as the San Francisco Giants won their second straight thriller, making two late rallies for a victory over the Atlanta Braves.

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