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Diamondbacks have stats to match Brewers stars

MILWAUKEE – When it comes to star power, even the Arizona Diamondbacks acknowledge they’re no match for the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee has a pair of MVP candidates in Ryan Braun …


Mcgwire’s 58th One For The Books

Mark McGwire hit his 58th home run, tying him for the most by a right-handed batter, in the St. Louis Cardinals’ season-ending 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs Sunday. McGwire …


Astros Rout Cubs To Clinch Central

Eleven years to the day after clinching their last postseason berth, the Houston Astros finally won baseball’s worst division, routing the Chicago Cubs 9-1 Thursday night behind Brad Ausmus’ three-run …


Bagwell At 30-30; Astros Near Title

Jeff Bagwell became Houston’s first 30-30 player and the visiting Astros reduced their clinching number to three Monday by rallying for a 6-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The N.L. …


Bonds’ Homer Cuts L.A.’S Lead To One

Barry Bonds hit a two-run homer and Kirk Rueter pitched seven strong innings as the San Francisco Giants defeated Los Angeles 2-1 Wednesday night in San Francisco to pull within …


Mcgriff Sinks S.F. With Hr

Fred McGriff hit a two-out, two-run homer off Rod Beck, capping a four-run rally in the ninth inning that gave the Atlanta Braves a dramatic 5-4 victory over the visiting …


Everett, Gilkey Power Mets’ Comeback Win

Carl Everett capped a six-run ninth inning with a game-tying grand slam, and Bernard Gilkey hit a three-run pinch-hit homer in the 11th Saturday, giving the New York Mets a …


Bagwell’s Wild Throw Results In Astros’ Loss

A throwing error by Houston’s Jeff Bagwell, who earlier hit his 38th homer, gave San Francisco the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Giants defeated the Astros 5-3 …


Piazza Greets Rookie With Hr

Mike Piazza homered twice and drove in six runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers continued jumping out to early leads, beating host Pittsburgh 9-5 Wednesday for their 11th victory in …


Pirates Knock Giants Out Of 1st

Jermaine Allensworth’s high-hop single broke a tie in a four-run eighth inning and Pittsburgh beat visiting San Francisco 9-6 Sunday to sweep the Giants and drop them into second place …


Mcgwire Spoils Glavine’s Night

Rockies’ Todd Helton gets his first of three hits. Photo by Associated Press


Fernandez Victor As Marlins Rally

Alex Fernandez won his fifth consecutive start and Jeff Conine hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning Wednesday night as the Florida Marlins rallied to beat the Houston …


Giants Boost Lead With Win In 12th

J.T. Snow hit a tie-breaking, two-run single in the 12th inning Sunday, sending the visiting San Francisco Giants past the Montreal Expos 6-3. “It’s just good to come through like …


Atlanta Slows Marlins’ Surge

On the rare occasion this season that the Atlanta Braves have managed to defeat the Florida Marlins, it hasn’t come easy. Mark Wohlers made Saturday’s game at Atlanta exciting, striking …


Gardner Settles For 2-Hit Shutout

Mark Gardner held visiting Montreal hitless until the seventh inning and finished with a two-hitter, pitching the San Francisco Giants past the Expos 4-0 Friday night. Gardner (12-5) struck out …


Schmidt Haunts Ex-Teammates

Jason Kendall and Jose Guillen homered in a four-run fourth inning and Jason Schmidt, traded by Atlanta a year ago this month, beat his old team for the first time …


Giants Roar Back To Remain In First

Jose Vizcaino hit a game-tying homer in the eighth and the visiting San Francisco Giants sent 11 batters to the plate in a five-run 10th inning Sunday, giving them an …


Sandberg Not Ready For Shelf

Hours after announcing he’d retire following the season, Ryne Sandberg swung the bat like the All-Star he once was. He homered in his first two at-bats, singled, walked, went 3 …


Grand Slam Lifts Giants Over Mets

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 …


Wright, Bichette Do It All For Rockies

Jamey Wright pitched a six-hitter and Dante Bichette went 3 for 4 with five RBIs as the Colorado Rockies defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-1 Thursday night in Denver. Wright (5-6) …


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 …


Gwynn, Walker Back Above .400

Tony Gwynn topped the .400 mark and extended his hitting streak to 17 games Saturday, going 3 for 5 with two RBIs in the San Diego Padres’ 11-7 victory over …


Gwynn’s Homers Can’t Stop Rockies

Andres Galarraga drew a bases-loaded walk from Padres stopper Trevor Hoffman with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning Friday night, and the Colorado Rockies stopped a seven-game …


Deion Foils Kile’s Bid For No-Hitter

Houston’s Darryl Kile lost a bid for his second career no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning when Deion Sanders lined a single to right field and the Astros …


Eck’s Milestone Turns Back Reds

Dennis Eckersley took over second place on the career saves list as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-3 on Thursday night. Delino DeShields had two of …


Reds’ Speedy Kelly Flexes His Muscles

Mike Kelly, who came in as a pinch-runner in the ninth inning, hit a two-out home run in the 11th Wednesday to lift visiting Cincinnati to a 2-1 win over …


Finley’s 3 Homers Help Padres Rip S.F.

Steve Finley homered three times and Wally Joyner added two homers as the San Diego Padres beat the Giants 11-6 Monday night in San Francisco. Jim Bruske got his first …


Younger Boone Booted In Debut

Aaron Boone drove in the go-ahead run, but then was ejected from his major league debut Friday night as the visiting Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2. Boone …


Neagle Puts Hush On Rockies’ Bats

Denny Neagle raised his record to 9-1 and Chipper Jones drove in four runs as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-3 Tuesday in Denver. Neagle, taming the top …


Marlins Survive Rockies, Weather

Jeff Conine and Alex Arias hit late-inning homers and the visiting Florida Marlins defeated the Colorado Rockies 7-5 Saturday in the rain- delayed first game of a scheduled day-night doubleheader. …