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Monday’s games

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Marlins 6, Expos 3: At Chicago, chased out of Florida by Hurricane Ivan, the Marlins were forced to play a home game on the road and were still able to cut their gap in the wild-card race. Florida rallied with six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, taking advantage of four Montreal errors to beat the Expos at U.S. Cellular Field.

Mets 9, Braves 7: At New York, Mike Piazza and Richard Hidalgo homered, pinch-hitter Craig Brazell came through with a go-ahead double and New York rallied past Atlanta. They came back from a three-run deficit to win for only the third time in 22 games.

Reds 4, Phillies 3: At Cincinnati, Jason LaRue drove in the go-ahead run on a fielder’s choice grounder in the eighth inning and Cincinnati snapped Philadelphia’s six-game winning streak. Joe Valentine (2-3) got the final out in the eighth for the win.

Cubs 7, Pirates 2: At Chicago, Sammy Sosa homered for the first time in more than two weeks and Derrek Lee drove in three runs as Chicago beat Pittsburgh and moved within a half-game of idle San Francisco in the N.L. wild-card race.

Rockies 9, Diamondbacks 2: At Phoenix, Vinny Castilla reached 300 career homers and 1,000 RBIs with two of Colorado’s five home runs, and the Rockies dealt Arizona its 101st loss of the season and 10th in 11 games. It was Castilla’s fourth multi-homer game of the season and 32nd of his career. Padres 9, Dodgers 7: At Los Angeles, Phil Nevin homered twice and drove in four runs, David Wells won his fifth straight decision despite giving up a season-high three homers and San Diego beat West-leading Los Angeles.