The Marlins might have lost something Monday night at Miami, while the Pittsburgh Pirates might have found something.
Florida All-Star Gary Sheffield partially dislocated his left shoulder and starting pitcher Ryan Bowen injured his left side in a 9-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The winning pitcher was Alejandro Pena, who missed the 1993 season because of an injured right elbow. Pena earned his first victory since July 21, 1992, with two innings of one-hit relief for the Pirates. "I was having my problems the last two years, but I'm still here," said Pena (1-0).
"I'm a survivor, a hard-working guy. I take good care of myself and I think that's what got me back here."
The Marlins also learned that relief ace Bryan Harvey, scheduled to come off the disabled list this week, pulled himself from a minor league rehabilitation assignment because of tightness in his right elbow.
Sheffield, batting .312 with 12 homers and 33 RBIs, was injured trying to make a diving catch in right field on Tom Foley's double in the sixth inning. He will undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam today. "It looks like we could lose Sheff for a while," Marlin Manager Rene Lachemann said.
Bowen (0-5) felt pain on his second pitch, but stayed in the game for six innings. He will have X-rays today, and Lachemann said he might miss a start.
Cincinnati 3, San Diego 2--In his 300th major league game, Tom Browning of the Reds broke his left arm while making a pitch in the sixth inning at San Diego and had to be carried from the field on a stretcher.
With the bases loaded and a 0-and-1 count against Archi Cianfrocco, Browning, a left-hander, made what seemed like a normal delivery. But the ball wobbled off well to the left of the plate and he collapsed, clutching at his arm.
He lay motionless for about five minutes and his eyes were closed and his mouth was open when he was carried off the field.
The wild pitch allowed Ray Holbert to score and give the Padres a 2-1 lead.
The Reds tied it when Bret Boone doubled leading off the seventh and scored on Brian Dorsett's single. Dorsett moved around on Barry Larkin's sacrifice bunt and one wild pitch by Pedro Martinez (0-1), then scored on another wild pitch for a 3-2 lead.
Browning allowed two runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings and had held San Diego hitless until left-hander Phil Plantier homered leading off the fifth.
New York 5, Montreal 4--David Segui homered in the eighth inning off Mel Rojas to lift the Mets to a victory at Montreal.
Segui's home run, his fourth, with two out broke a 4-4 tie and sent New York to a fifth victory in six games. Rojas (2-1) had struck out his first three batters, including Bobby Bonilla with one on in the seventh inning.
San Francisco 12, Colorado 5--Barry Bonds hit the third grand slam of his career in the third inning at San Francisco, where the Giants overcame a team-record five homers by the Rockies.
Bonds' homer off Armando Reynoso (2-3) was his eighth homer of the season. Matt Williams added his major league-leading 14th homer in the sixth, a three-run drive off Marcus Moore. Williams has eight homers in 15 games.
Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 2--Fred McGriff drove in three runs with a home run and double as the Braves beat the Phillies at Atlanta in the first meeting of the two teams since last year's playoffs.
McGriff and Mark Lemke keyed a four-run first inning with two-run doubles, and Terry Pendleton and David Justice added solo home runs for the Braves.
Chicago 6, St. Louis 3--The Cubs, 1-12 at Wrigley Field, evened their road record at 8-8 as Eddie Zambrano hit two two-run homers at St. Louis.
Steve Trachsel (4-2) struck out nine. In his previous start, Trachsel was on the mound when the Cubs ended their club-record 12-game home losing streak.