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|Monday, 25 June 2007 19:51|
Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer for the Rockies, who scored six runs in the ninth.
After Todd Helton doubled in a run with no outs in the ninth off reliever Scott Eyre, Bobby Howry (4-4) was greeted by back-to-back RBI singles from Garrett Atkins and Brad Hawpe. Then Tulowitzki followed with a three-run homer to put the Rockies ahead 9-8. Howry is the closer while Ryan Dempster is unavailable because of a strained oblique muscle.
After Tulowitzki's homer, a fan charged at Howry. The fan was just a few feet from the mound before security guards tackled him.
The Cubs came back in the ninth off Rockies closer Brian Fuentes (0-2) in the ninth to win the game. Mark DeRosa reached on a single, then Rob Bowen followed with a fielder's choice.
Braves 4, Nationals 1
ATLANTA (AP) - Brian McCann's run-scoring single gave the Braves their first lead in a week, and he added a three-run homer to lift the Braves over the Nationals.
The Braves snapped a five-game losing streak, their longest of the season. The streak included four shutout losses.
McCann's second four-RBI game of the season helped Tim Hudson (7-5) win for the first time since May 30. Bob Wickman got three outs for his 13th save in 16 chances.
Jason Bergmann (1-4), who came off the disabled list to start after missing five weeks with an inflamed right elbow, gave up four hits and one run in four innings.
Mets 2, Cardinals 1, 11 innings
NEW YORK (AP) - Shawn Green hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning and the New York Mets beat St. Louis in the Cardinals' first visit to Shea Stadium since winning Game 7 of the NL championship series last October.
The Mets won their fourth in a row despite getting only three hits. The NL East leaders have won seven straight regular-season games against St. Louis overall.
Green connected for his seventh homer, sending a full-count pitch from Russ Springer (3-1) off the scoreboard in right-center field. It was the Mets' first hit since Carlos Gomez homered in the third inning.
Aaron Heilman (6-3) pitched one inning for the win. Last fall, he allowed Yadier Molina's ninth-inning homer that gave the Cardinals a 3-1 win and sent them to the World Series.
Brewers 6, Astros 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Ben Sheets won his fifth consecutive decision, Prince Fielder hit his NL-leading 27th homer and the Brewers beat the Astros.
The NL Central-leading Brewers have won 10 of 12 since being no-hit by the Tigers' Justin Verlander on June 12. The Astros, on the last leg of a nine-game road trip, have lost five of their last seven.
Sheets (9-3) allowed five hits and three walks in six innings. He's allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last 13 starts and has won five straight decisions for the first time since 2001, his rookie year.
The two-time All-Star is 4-0 with a 1.66 ERA in five June starts.
Jason Jennings (1-2) took the loss.
Dodgers 8, Diamonbacks 1
PHOENIX (AP) - Brad Penny earned his 10th win and the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks.
He allowed one run and four hits in eight innings and improved to 7-2 against Arizona. Penny (10-1) lowered his NL-leading ERA to 2.04. His only loss this season came against the Los Angeles Angels on May 18.
Micah Owings (5-2) took the loss.
Giants 4, Padres 3, 11 innings
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Barry Bonds scored the winning run from second base on Pedro Feliz's single, giving the Giants a victory over the Padres.
Bonds lined a single to right for his lone hit of the night, then Feliz delivered the fourth game-ending hit of his career two batters later.
Vinnie Chulk (3-2) pitched a perfect inning for the victory.
Fans jumped to their feet and chanted ``Barry! Barry!'' before he singled in the 11th off Justin Hampson (2-2), who made a nice play to throw out Ray Durham at third on Ryan Klesko's bunt following Bonds' single.