Astros break out in 11th inning for win

Posted: Friday, September 06, 2002

SAN DIEGO -- Jeff Bagwell broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the 11th and Brian Hunter capped Houston's five-run inning with a bases-loaded triple to beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Thursday.

Houston moved within 4 1/2 games of first-place St. Louis in the NL Central. The Cardinals were off Thursday.

Phillies 4, Expos 1

MONTREAL -- Bobby Abreu homered twice and tripled as Philadelphia avoided a four-game sweep in front of the smallest crowd in Olympic Stadium history.

Players' voices could be heard over the sparse and quiet crowd, announced as 2,134 -- which represents tickets sold. The actual attendance appeared to be closer to 1,000 people.

Mets 4, Marlins 1

NEW YORK -- Steve Trachsel allowed a run in seven sharp innings as the New York Mets beat the Florida Marlins.

Jeromy Burnitz and Ty Wigginton hit back-to-back homers for the Mets, who have won three in a row since setting an NL record by losing 15 straight home games.

Playing their final home game before Sept. 11, the Mets held a pregame ''Night of Remembrance'' to honor the rescue and recovery workers who tirelessly labored at the World Trade Center site after the terrorist attacks.

Diamondbacks 8, Giants 5

SAN FRANCISCO -- Curt Schilling yielded a 434-foot homer by Barry Bonds, but he pitched seven innings of five-hit ball for his 22nd victory as Arizona beat San Francisco.

Schilling (22-5), the major league leader in wins, succeeded in his third attempt to match his career-best win total of last season. He allowed homers by Bonds and Tsuyoshi Shinjo, but he struck out seven to boost his season total to 282, second in the majors behind teammate Randy Johnson.

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