April 24, 1996 in Sports

Streaking Stocker Lifts Philadelphia

Associated Press

National League

Kevin Stocker’s two-run single highlighted a three-run sixth inning Tuesday that helped the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Veterans Stadium.

The former Central Valley High School star, hitting 043 two weeks ago, is 7 for 17 (.412) in his last six starts and has reached base in 18 of his last 29 plate appearances. He remains the only regular N.L. shortstop not to have an error this season.

Expos 12, Cardinals 11


Pinch hitter Moises Alou homered with one out in the ninth inning to give Montreal its fifth straight win.

Astros 8, Giants 4

San Francisco

Jeff Bagwell hit a two-run double and Derrick May added a two-run single as Houston scored seven times in the third inning.

Mets 8, Reds 6 (10)

New York

Chris Jones hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to give New York a win.

Rockies 4, Cubs 3


Dante Bichette singled home the go-ahead run and Colorado beat Chicago for its third straight win.

Dodgers 3, Braves 2


Mike Piazza hit the second pitch from reliever Brad Clontz for a three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting Los Angeles over Atlanta in a game delayed more than 2 hours by rain.

Padres 7, Marlins 2


Sean Bergman pitched seven strong innings and backup catcher Brian Johnson drove in three runs to help short-handed San Diego beat Florida.

Clearing the bases

Montreal pitcher Kirk Rueter and manager Felipe Alou were ejected after a brush-back duel between Rueter and batter Gary Gaetti led the Expos and St. Louis Cardinals to clear the benches… . The Giants have homered in eight of their last nine games and in 17 of their first 20 games this season… . Derek Bell went 0 for 4 for Houston, ending his hitting streak at 11 games… . San Diego’s Rickey Henderson swiped second base in the fourth inning for his first stolen base in the National League. He had 1,149 in the American League, a major league record… . Dodgers first baseman Eric Karros did not start after aggravating a muscle strain in his left side during batting practice.

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