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Phillies stay one game behind Atlanta

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2001

PHILADELPHIA -- Randy Wolf pitched a one-hitter, giving up Raul Gonzalez's first major league hit in the opening inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 Wednesday night.

The Phillies stayed one game behind the first-place Atlanta Braves in the NL East.

Travis Lee hit a three-run homer and Scott Rolen also connected for Philadelphia.

Braves 4, Marlins 1

MIAMI -- Andruw Jones hit his 33rd home run and Chipper Jones added his 37th.

Jason Marquis (4-6) allowed five hits and one run in six innings for the Braves, who improved to 4-6 on an 11-game trip. It concludes Thursday against Florida, with Atlanta's Greg Maddux starting for the first time since hyperextending his pitching elbow Saturday.

Mets 5, Expos 2

MONTREAL -- Glendon Rusch pitched 7 2-3 strong innings after All-Star catcher Mike Piazza suffered a bruised right thumb.

Piazza was taken to hospital for X-rays -- which proved negative -- after he was struck directly on his thumb by Mike Mordecai's foul tip leading off the bottom of the first.

Cubs 8, Pirates 4

PITTSBURGH -- Ricky Gutierrez had three hits and drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs built a six-run lead in ending a four-game losing streak.

Rookie right-hander Juan Cruz (3-1) was working on a three-hit shutout until leaving after former Cubs outfielder Gary Matthews Jr.'s three-run, pinch-hit homer in the seventh.

Cardinals 5, Astros 1

HOUSTON -- Mark McGwire broke out of a slump with two home runs and Darryl Kile allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Houston Astros.

The victory was St. Louis' second in a row over the Astros and pulled the Cardinals within 3 1/2 games of Houston in the NL Central Division.

Padres 3, Rockies 1

DENVER -- Brian Lawrence pitched six strong innings and Ben Davis drove in two runs as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies.

Lawrence (5-4) allowed six hits and one run, walking three and striking out four. Trevor Hoffman pitched the ninth for his 41st save.

Giants 6, Dodgers 4

LOS ANGELES -- Barry Bonds drew his NL record-tying 162nd walk and scored the go-ahead run during a ninth-inning rally that lifted the San Francisco Giants over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bonds stayed at 67 home runs, but helped the Giants score three times in the ninth. San Francisco remained 1 1/2 games behind Arizona in the NL West while the Dodgers dropped 4 1/2 back.

Diamondbacks 15, Brewers 9

PHOENIX -- Tony Womack drove in four runs, two with a bases-loaded, two-out single to cap a fifth-inning rally, as the Arizona Diamondbacks pounded the Milwaukee Brewers.

Steve Finley, who entered the game with a pinch-hit, RBI single in Arizona's five-run sixth inning, hit a grand slam in the seventh, his 200th career home run.

The Diamondbacks lead second-place San Francisco by 1 1/2 games in the NL West.

Jeromy Burnitz hit a grand slam, his fourth home run in two games at Bank One Ballpark, to put Milwaukee up 5-2 in the fifth. The slam came just after Richie Sexson was thrown out of the game for arguing a called third strike by umpire Greg Gibson.

The previous night, Burnitz and Sexson became the first pair of teammates to each hit three home runs in a game.

Bobby Witt (4-1) got the victory. Mike Buddie (0-1) took the loss.



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