National League Roundup : Braves Limited to Two Singles by Langston

From Times Wire Services

Mark Langston pitched a two-hitter and struck out 10, leading the Montreal Expos past the Braves, 3-0, Monday night at Atlanta.

Langston, who is 5-2 since being traded from Seattle to Montreal, gave up singles to Gerald Perry in the second inning and Dale Murphy in the ninth. He walked five en route to his second National League shutout.

The hard-throwing left-hander permitted only one runner to advance as far as third. That was in the sixth inning, when Lonnie Smith walked, stole second and went to third on catcher Nelson Santovenia’s throwing error. Langston got out of the jam by striking out Geronimo Berroa.

Andres Galarraga hit his 13th homer, a two-run shot in the eighth against Tom Glavine (8-5).


Glavine retired 13 consecutive batters before the seventh inning, when the Expos scored their other run. Tim Wallach reached on third baseman Darrell Evans’ two-base throwing error with one out, advanced on a fly ball and scored on Santovenia’s single.

Philadelphia 2, Cincinnati 1--In front of 56,498 at Philadelphia, the largest crowd in the league this season, Ken Howell threw a two-hitter for eight-plus innings, allowing only singles by Jose Rijo and Lenny Harris.

Roger McDowell relieved after Howell (7-5) gave up the hit to Harris to lead off the ninth. The Reds scored on an error by third baseman Steve Jeltz and a two-out single by Paul O’Neill.

In two games against the Reds this year, Howell has pitched 16 scoreless innings. He has given up just seven hits and struck out 10.


“If I want to be the top pitcher, I’ve got to give a little more, go eight innings,” Howell said. “It was the first time I didn’t overthrow.”

New York 3, Houston 1--Tim Teufel and Mark Carreon hit back-to-back home runs that broke a seventh-inning tie and sent the Mets to the victory at Houston.

Winning pitcher David Cone (5-5) gave up one run and five hits in 7 1/3 innings. He walked five and struck out five. Randy Myers finished for his 12th save.