World Series MVP Josh Beckett went back on the disabled list after leaving his start against Pittsburgh early in the Florida Marlins' 3-1 loss in Miami last night.
Beckett (4-5), who hadn't started since June 17 because of a lower back strain, was pulled after four innings because of a blister. He allowed two earned runs on five hits in his 73-pitch outing.
It's the second time he's come off the DL only to promptly return. He was making just his second start since May 30, a day before he went on the disabled list with a blister on his right middle finger.
Kip Wells pitched eight shutout innings for the Pirates' 10th straight win.
Padres 2, Astros 1 -- Ryan Klesko singled in the go-ahead run with one out in the eighth inning and Brian Lawrence outlasted Roger Clemens in San Diego.
Klesko, who moved into the cleanup spot after Phil Nevin went on the disabled list, singled to right off Dan Miceli (3-4) to bring in Sean Burroughs from second to break a 1-1 tie.
Clemens was facing San Diego for the first time, and held the Padres to three hits and one run in seven innings. He struck out six and walked four.
Phillies 6, Mets 5 -- At Philadelphia, Pat Burrell had two hits and two RBIs and Ryan Madson (6-2) pitched two scoreless innings in relief of an ineffective Paul Abbott.
The NL East-leading Phillies improved to a season-best seven games over .500 (44-37), including 6-2 during a season-high 14-game homestand.
Tom Glavine (7-6) gave up six runs and 10 hits in six innings in his worst outing this season.
Richard Hidalgo set a Mets record by homering in his fifth consecutive game.
Braves 11, Expos 4 -- In San Juan, Andruw Jones hit a three-run homer in a six-run first inning and Chipper Jones had four RBIs.
Cardinals 4, Reds 1 -- At St. Louis, Edgar Renteria and Scott Rolen drove in two runs each, and Albert Pujols had three hits.
Rockies 7, Giants 4 -- Jeromy Burnitz hit a two-run double and visiting Colorado stretched a winning streak to four for the first time last July 25-29.
Brewers 1, Cubs 0 -- All-Star Ben Sheets struck out 12 and Craig Counsell hit his second home run of the season in the first inning to lead host Milwaukee.