CHICAGO -- Sammy Sosa became the first player in major league history with three 60-homer seasons, connecting in the first inning off Lance Davis, but it wasn't enough to keep Chicago from being eliminated from postseason contention as the Cincinnati Reds picked up a 5-4 win Tuesday.
Adam Dunn hit a solo homer off Kyle Farnsworth (4-6) in the ninth to break a 4-all tie for the Reds.
Giants 4, Astros 1
HOUSTON -- Barry Bonds reached base four times -- but still remained one short of Mark McGwire's home run record -- and the San Francisco Giants beat the Houston Astros.
Cardinals 5, Brewers 1
MILWAUKEE -- Albert Pujols went 3-for-4 and set the NL rookie record with 353 total bases, one more than Richie Allen's total with Philadelphia in 1964.
Diamondbacks 10, Rockies 1
PHOENIX -- Randy Johnson (21-6) managed just six strikeouts in seven innings, allowing four hits, as Arizona won for the fifth time in six games.
Johnson has 372 strikeouts, 11 shy of the season record Nolan Ryan set in 1973 with one scheduled start remaining.
Phillies 3, Braves 1
ATLANTA -- Randy Wolf (9-11) allowed three hits in eight innings, and Bobby Abreu hit a two-run homer as Philadelphia closed within one game of Atlanta with five to play.
Pirates 10, Mets 1
NEW YORK -- The defending NL champions were eliminated from postseason contention when Bronson Arroyo (5-7) pitched a five-hitter for his first major league complete game and Craig Wilson drove in a career-high four runs.
Marlins 4, Expos 3
MIAMI -- A.J. Burnett (10-12) allowed three runs and five hits in 7 2-3 innings to win for for the first time in seven starts since Aug. 21 and Kevin Millar hit a two-run homer.
Dodgers 5, Padres 2
SAN DIEGO -- Paul Lo Duca homered twice, including a go-ahead solo shot off Trevor Hoffman (3-4) leading off the ninth.
Rickey Henderson went 0-for-2 with two walks and no runs scored to remain one run shy of tying Ty Cobb's record of 2,245 runs, and three hits from becoming the 25th player with 3,000.
Los Angeles was eliminated from playoff contention by Arizona's win. Giovanni Carrara (5-1) pitched two scoreless innings, and Jeff Shaw got three outs for his 41st save.
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