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Glavine out-duels fading Johnson

Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2000

ATLANTA -- Tom Glavine of the Braves became the NL's first 19-game winner and Arizona's Randy Johnson surrendered three homers to extend his second-half slide as Atlanta defeated the Diamondbacks 5-2 Tuesday night.

Chipper Jones broke out of a slump by homering twice for the Braves, who won for only the fourth time in 12 games and kept a one-game lead over New York in the NL East.

Mets 3, Reds 2

CINCINNATI -- Todd Zeile's solo shot off Scott Sullivan (2-6) in the 10th inning helped New York snap a four-game losing streak.

After losing all three games over the weekend in St. Louis by one run in the at-bat -- two of them on homers by Jim Edmonds -- the Mets survived another close call and turned the trend.

Cardinals 7, Expos 6

ST. LOUIS -- Ray Lankford homered twice and rookie Britt Reames didn't allow a hit for 5 2-3 innings as St. Louis won its sixth straight.

The Cardinals matched their season-high winning streak and pulled 10 games ahead in the NL Central, also matching a season best. But they had to hang on after taking a 6-0 lead in the third.

Astros 9, Marlins 5

HOUSTON -- Tony McKnight got his first career victory and Julio Lugo homered as Houston won before the smallest crowd at Enron Field since it opened in April.

McKnight (1-1), recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, was backed by an early 8-0 lead. He allowed two runs -- one earned -- and five hits in five innings. It was his second major league start.

Rockies 10, Cubs 2

DENVER -- Julian Tavarez pitched a four-hitter for his first career complete game and won his fifth straight start as Colorado beat Chicago.

Todd Walker homered, tripled, singled and drove in three runs, going 3-for-3.

Giants 8, Phillies 5

SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds hit two home runs for the second consecutive game and San Francisco opened up a season-high 6 1/2-game lead in the NL West.

Bill Mueller hit the go-ahead homer off Ed Vosberg (1-1) in the seventh inning, and Rich Aurilia, Ellis Burks and J.T. Snow also homered for the Giants, who won their seventh straight game to extend their lead over Arizona.

Pirates 8, Dodgers 0

LOS ANGELES -- Jose Silva (9-9) scattered five hits over seven innings and Keith Osik drove in three runs as Pittsburgh beat fading Los Angeles.

Pat Meares went 3-for-4, homering for the second game in a row, helping Pittsburgh extend its winning streak to a season-high five games.

Padres 3, Brewers 1

SAN DIEGO -- Ryan Klesko and Phil Nevin hit consecutive home runs in the fourth inning to lead San Diego.

Klesko lined a two-run homer, his 24th, barely over the left-center field wall in the fourth inning. It was Klesko's first home run in 91 at-bats since Aug. 5 against the Chicago Cubs.



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