Jeff Kent had a two-run homer and a three-run double in a 10-run first inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped out of a slump with a 13-6 pounding of the Reds last night in Cincinnati.
Hee-Seop Choi also hit a two-run homer for Los Angeles, which sent 14 batters to the plate in a half-inning that lasted 27 minutes.
Ricky Ledee hit a two-run double and scored on Jason Phillips's double in the first. The Dodgers had scored a total of 10 runs while splitting their previous four games.
Paul Wilson (1-3) failed to retire a batter for the second time in three seasons with the Reds.
Marlins 7, Rockies 0 -- Dontrelle Willis became the major leagues' first six-game winner, allowing five hits in seven innings to help Florida beat Colorado at Miami. Willis threw 110 pitches, 80 for strikes. He walked two, matching his season high, and improved to 4-0 at home with an 0.58 ERA.
Braves 9, Astros 4 -- Johnny Estrada hit a three-run homer and six teammates drove in runs, leading Atlanta over visiting Houston.
John Smoltz (3-3) won his third straight start, giving up two hits and a run before coming out after the fifth inning because of a strained muscle in his back. The injury wasn't considered serious.
Mets 7, Brewers 4 -- Mike Piazza homered his first two times up, giving him home runs in three straight plate appearances, and visiting New York beat Milwaukee to stop the Brewers' seven-game winning streak.
Mike Cameron added a two-run shot in his second game back from the disabled list, and David Wright hit a solo home run for the Mets, who won for the fifth time in six games.
Padres 6, Cardinals 5 -- Trevor Hoffman became the third pitcher in major league history to reach 400 saves and Mark Sweeney had a two-run home run and three RBIs in San Diego's win at St. Louis.
Hoffman joined Lee Smith (478) and John Franco (424) in the 400-save club. He had to face Larry Walker plus the top of the Cardinals' lineup to do it, then was mobbed by teammates on the field.
Nationals 9, Giants 3 -- Ryan Church hit a bases-clearing double and Brad Wilkerson had three hits and drew a bases-loaded walk in another strong offensive night as Washington beat host San Francisco.
Phillies 3, Cubs 2 -- LaTroy Hawkins blew his third save of the season, allowing the tying and winning runs to score on his throwing error that gave visiting Philadelphia the victory and pushed Chicago's losing streak to six games.
Diamondbacks 8, Pirates 4 -- Troy Glaus drove in four runs, three of them with a 464-foot homer, as Arizona beat the Pittsburgh at Phoenix.