Padres Rally to Beat Phillies
Kevin Millwood’s bid for consecutive no-hitters ended on his first pitch Friday night and the San Diego Padres beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4, on Sean Burroughs’ two-run single in the 10th inning at San Diego.
The Phillies took a 4-3 lead in the top of the 10th when Placido Polanco led off with a double and scored on Bobby Abreu’s RBI single.
San Diego loaded the bases with one out in the bottom half against Jose Mesa, and Burroughs singled past diving first baseman Jim Thome to end the Padres’ five-game losing skid.
It was the second blown save in nine chances for Mesa (1-2).
Five days after pitching the first no-hitter of his career in a 1-0 home win against San Francisco, Millwood allowed eight hits, including two home runs, and three runs in six innings.
Ramon Vazquez, the Padres’ left-handed leadoff batter, bounced a single past Thome on Millwood’s first pitch, and just like that, Cincinnati’s Johnny Vander Meer remained the only pitcher to throw no-hitters in consecutive starts, in 1938.
Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 1 -- Jason LaRue homered, Jose Guillen tripled and drove in a run and Danny Graves pitched seven scoreless innings at San Francisco as the Reds won their third in a row. Barry Bonds homered in the eighth for the Giants, his ninth homer of the season.
St. Louis 8, Montreal 1 -- Jim Edmonds’ homer highlighted a five-run first, and Jason Simontacchi threw eight sharp innings at St. Louis.
Fernando Vina homered and went three for three for the Cardinals, who extended their winning streak to a season-best five games.
Houston 4, Florida 3 -- Pinch-hitter Jose Vizcaino singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as the Astros overcame a three-run deficit at Houston.
Florida built a 3-0 lead against Scott Linebrink on second-inning home runs by Juan Encarnacion and Alex Gonzalez, and consecutive doubles by Luis Castillo and Ivan Rodriguez in the third, but the Astros gave up only two more hits and came back to stop a three-game losing streak.
Chicago 7, Colorado 4 -- Mark Bellhorn broke out of a slump, going two for two with three RBIs for the Cubs at Chicago.
Shawn Estes (2-3) won for the first time since April 15. He breezed through the early innings, taking a shutout into the sixth before giving up an RBI single to Todd Helton.
Atlanta 4, Arizona 2 -- Rafael Furcal homered in the top of the 11th, and the Braves pushed across another run on shortstop Tony Womack’s error at Phoenix.