July 30, 1997 in Sports

Grand Slam Lifts Giants Over Mets

Associated Press
 

Mark Lewis capped a five-run rally with a grand slam off Greg McMichael in the seventh inning, and Shawn Estes won his 14th game as the San Francisco Giants defeated the visiting New York Mets 5-2 Tuesday night.

Brian Bohanon carried a six-hitter and a 2-0 lead into the seventh, but Stan Javier drew a one-out walk and Barry Bonds doubled with two outs to make it 2-1, and McMichael (7-8) replaced Bohanon.

Jeff Kent’s walk and Glenallen Hill’s infield hit loaded the bases for Lewis, who took a 3-0 pitch for a strike before hitting the next delivery into the left-field bleachers for a 5-2 lead.

Expos 3, Rockies 0

Denver

Pedro Martinez pitched a five-hitter, his fourth shutout of the year, in Montreal’s victory over Colorado.

Martinez (12-5) struck out 13 - including Andres Galarrago four times - and walked one in throwing his major league-high ninth complete game of the year. The Expos lead the majors with 20 complete games.

Marlins 7, Reds 1

Miami

Moises Alou hit two homers and Alex Fernandez stranded 10 runners in eight innings, helping Florida beat Cincinnati.

Bobby Bonilla had a two-run homer, an RBI double and a single for the Marlins, who broke a three-game losing streak.

Braves 7, Cubs 2

Atlanta

Andruw Jones snapped out of a slump with three hits, including a two-run homer, and fellow rookie Kevin Millwood pitched six strong innings to lead Atlanta past Chicago.

Chipper Jones added a three-run homer for the Braves.

Astros 5, Cardinals 4

Houston

Craig Biggio hit a two-run homer and Shane Reynolds continued his comeback from knee surgery with a strong performance, leading Houston over St. Louis.

Dodgers 3, Pirates 1

Los Angeles

Pedro Astacio won his fourth straight decision and Los Angeles scored a pair of unearned runs as the Dodgers beat Pittsburgh for their fifth straight victory.

Phillies 6, Padres 5

San Diego

Kevin Stocker hit a three-run homer, and lowly Philadelphia got its first series sweep of the season with a victory over San Diego.

Right-hander Tyler Green (1-1) got his first big-league win since June 30, 1995.

Ricky Bottalico finished for his 19th save.

Clearing the bases

Don Shula will throw out the first pitch Thursday for Florida’s game against Atlanta. The former Miami Dolphins coach was inducted Saturday into Pro Football Hall of Fame. … The Reds’ Bret Boone leads National League second basemen with just one error in 376 chances. … St. Louis has outhomered its opponents 49-33 on the road this season. … Colorado Rockies outfielder Ellis Burks, sidelined since June 29 with a groin strain, was activated from the disabled list.

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