Dodgers Cooled By Marlin Ace
Kevin Brown pitched his first career one-hitter, leading the Florida Marlins over Los Angeles 5-1 Wednesday night in Miami and sending the Dodgers to just their second loss in 13 games this month.
Brown (9-6), who no-hit San Francisco on June 10, faced just two batters over the minimum, allowing a leadoff single to left by Raul Mondesi in the fifth. Brown then retired his final 15 batters.
He struck out eight and walked one in his fourth complete game of the season. The Dodgers’ run was unearned; Brown has allowed one earned run or none in 10 of 20 starts.
Braves 2, Rockies 1
Chipper Jones singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Tom Glavine won for the fourth time in five decisions, leading Atlanta over reeling Colorado.
Larry Walker of the Rockies went 1 for 4, dropping his major league-leading average to .404.
Astros 8, Giants 1
Mike Hampton pitched a four-hitter to win his third straight decision, leading Houston over San Francisco.
Phillies 6, Expos 0
Curt Schilling pitched a four-hitter for his first shutout this season and Scott Rolen homered and drove in two runs to lead Philadelphia to a win over Montreal.
Schilling (11-8), involved in trade rumors with several teams, struck out seven and did not walk a batter.
Reds 7, Pirates 3
Jon Nunnally homered and drove in three runs in his first N.L. start and Dave Burba remained unbeaten in Pittsburgh (5-0) as Cincinnati stopped the Pirates’ four-game winning streak.
Cubs 6, Mets 5
Right fielder Sammy Sosa made a running catch with the bases loaded to end the seventh inning and catcher Scott Servais had a key pickoff in the eighth, leading Chicago over New York.
Padres 4, Cardinals 3
Ken Caminiti singled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the ninth inning as San Diego rallied to beat St. Louis.
Clearing the bases
Bryan Harvey, the Marlins’ closer when the team began play in 1993, worked out with Florida as he attempts to return from arm surgery. He has not pitched in the majors since 1995. … Longtime baseball broadcaster Loel Passe, 82, whose homey “Hot ziggity dog and sassafras tea!” was known to two generations of Houston Astros fans, died Tuesday of cancer.
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