Pinch-hitter Lenny Harris delivered a three-run double off Eric Gagne with two outs in the ninth, rallying the Florida Marlins past the Dodgers, 6-4, last night in Los Angeles.
It was only Gagne's second blown save in 100 chances dating to Aug. 26, 2002. The 2003 NL Cy Young Award winner entered with a 4-2 lead in the ninth, but couldn't hold it.
Miguel Cabrera began the rally with a one-out double and Jeff Conine followed with a single. Gagne (4-2) got Juan Encarnacion on a popup, then walked pinch-hitter Paul Lo Duca after running the count to 3-2 on his former batterymate.
Harris, who holds the major league record with 190 career pinch-hits, followed with a liner into right-center to give Florida a 6-4 lead.
Reds 5, Cardinals 4 -- Rookie Josh Hancock won for the first time as a starter and Sean Casey drove in three runs, helping Cincinnati win at St. Louis.
Scott Rolen homered and Albert Pujols doubled twice for St. Louis. The Cardinals rallied for two runs in the ninth, but Pujols grounded out with runners on first and second to end it.
Expos 6-2; Giants 14-4 -- Barry Bonds homered for the third time in two days to help lead host San Francisco Giants to a split of a doubleheader.
Bonds connected for a solo shot off Francis Beltran in the fifth inning of the nightcap for his 34th homer and No. 692 of his career. The 40-year-old slugger left afterward to rest and Dustan Mohr replaced him in left field.
Braves 6, Padres 5 -- Andruw Jones hit a two-run homer off Trevor Hoffman in the ninth and Atlanta threw out the potential tying run at the plate for the final out at San Diego.
Julio Franco led off the inning with a single and was replaced by pinch-runner Charles Thomas before Jones hit a 2-1 fastball over the center-field wall off Hoffman (2-3), who blew his fourth save in 35 chances.
Cubs 7, Brewers 5 -- Corey Patterson hit a two-run homer in the 11th to lead Chicago at Milwaukee.
Patterson's 16th homer of the season came with two outs off Travis Phelps, who was making his first major league appearance for the Brewers.
Diamondbacks 6, Pirates 3 -- Shea Hillenbrand's three-run homer capped a five-run fifth and sent Arizona to a win in Phoenix.
Casey Fossum pitched seven solid innings to end a six-game losing skid and win for the first time since July 1. Scott Hairston also homered for the Diamondbacks, who snapped Pittsburgh's four-game winning streak.
Astros 9, Phillies 8 -- Carlos Beltran's two-run double in the eighth helped visiting Houston beat Philadelphia after Roger Clemens joined Andy Pettitte on the Astros' injury list.
Clemens is day to day, but doesn't think he'll miss his next start after straining his right calf running to first base on his two-run single in the fourth.
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Heavy rains washed the game between the New York Mets and the Colorado Rockies at Denver before it started. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader today.