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Old grand slam record discarded

Ochoa connects on 142nd bases loaded homer this year in the Major Leagues

Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2000

CINCINNATI -- Ken Griffey Jr. was doubled up for the final out after right fielder Dante Bichette's error let in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning as the Phillies defeated the Reds 5-4.

Bobby Abreu and Scott Rolen hit two-run homers as the Phillies got only their second win in nine games. They overcoming Alex Ochoa's first-inning grand slam, the record-setting 142nd in the major leagues this season.

Padres 16, Mets 1

SAN DIEGO -- Damian Jackson hit his first career grand slam and Phil Nevin and John Mabry hit consecutive second-deck homers Tuesday as the San Diego Padres routed the New York Mets 16-1.

Mets right fielder Derek Bell made his first career pitching appearance in the eighth inning. His first pitch was clocked at 47 mph, and he wound up allowing five runs, three hits and four walks.

Pirates 6, Cardinals 2

ST. LOUIS -- Pinch-hitter Alex Ramirez and John Vander Wal homered in a four-run seventh inning against Darryl Kile (14-9).

Brian Giles also homered for the third straight game as the Pirates won for only the fifth time in 15 games.

Astros 10, Cubs 7

HOUSTON -- Jeff Bagwell homered and doubled twice in Kerry Wood's return from the disabled list, sending Chicago to its seventh straight loss.

Wood, sidelined since July 30 because of a strained muscle in his left rib cage, struck out eight in four innings, giving up four runs, three hits and four walks.

Rockies 7, Braves 6

DENVER -- Brent Mayne (1-0) became the first major league position player to be a winning pitcher since 1968, working a scoreless 12th inning.

Mayne, a catcher, made his first major league pitching appearance after the Rockies went through nine pitchers and ran out of relievers. The last position player with a win had been outfielder Rocky Colavito, who threw 2 2-3 shutout innings for the New York Yankees against Detroit on Aug. 25, 1968.

Dodgers 14, Expos 6

LOS ANGELES -- Eric Karros became the first player in the Dodgers' 111-year history to hit two homers in an inning, connecting for a solo shot off Julio Santanata (0-4) for a 6-5 lead in the sixth and a three-run drive in a nine-run sixth.

Los Angeles hit a season-high six homers during its 16-hit attack, including a three-run drive by Todd Hundley and solo shots by Jim Leyritz, Devon White and starting pitcher Ismael Valdes.

Brewers 4, Diamondbacks 3

PHOENIX -- Jeff D'Amico (10-4) won his eighth straight decision since May 5, giving up six hits in 8 2-3 innings. Richie Sexson and Tyler Houston homered for the second night in a row for the Brewers.

After Greg Colbrunn doubled with two outs in the ninth, Curtis Leskanic relieved and gave up Damian Miller's RBI single, but then got his seventh save.

Marlins 7, Giants 5

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mike Lowell drove in three runs and A.J. Burnett (12-3) won for the first time in six starts since July 20, when he came off the 15-day disabled list. Burnett allowed two runs and four hits, matching his career high with seven strikeouts.

Kevin Millar added a two-run homer for the Marlins, who stopped a three-game losing streak and sent Shawn Estes (12-4) to his first loss since June 10.



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