Lofton, Braves Bury Rockies
Tom Glavine pitched his first shutout since June 1995 - when he earned the first one ever pitched at Coors Field - and Kenny Lofton had five hits Friday night, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Colorado Rockies 14-0.
Lofton, who homered, matched a career high with his second five-hit game of the week. Atlanta won its sixth in a row and is 12-1 since losing its first two games of the season.
Glavine (2-1) got the Rockies to ground into a team-record five double plays, four that ended innings.
Reds 6, Pirates 1 Pittsburgh
Deion Sanders hit his third career inside-the-park homer and Dave Burba struck out 11 in six innings as slumping Cincinnati capitalized on sloppy defense to beat Pittsburgh.
Dodgers 5, Astros 3 Los Angeles
Mike Piazza hit a three-run homer and Todd Hollandsworth had three hits as Los Angeles beat Houston.
Ramon Martinez (2-1) allowed two runs and eight hits in 6 innings, striking out seven and walking three.
Phillies 8, Expos 3 Philadelphia
Calvin Maduro got his first major league win, and Rico Brogna drove in three runs as Philadelphia stopped a five-game losing streak.
Montreal made three errors and had three wild pitches, contributing to four unearned runs.
Giants 5, Marlins 4 San Francisco
Jeff Kent singled home the winning run as San Francisco rallied for three runs in the ninth inning, beating Florida for its seventh straight victory.
The game at New York was postponed by rain. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday.
Clearing the bases
Colorado right-hander Bill Swift, slowed by injuries the past three years, will miss at least one start because of a strained right pectoral muscle. Swift (1-1) strained the muscle making a throw to first base Monday and will miss his scheduled start Sunday against Atlanta.
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