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Archive for Sunday, July 15, 2001

National League Roundup: Jackson’s broken-bat slam lifts Padres

July 15, 2001

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— Damian Jackson hit a broken-bat grand slam in the sixth inning as San Diego rallied from three runs down to beat Houston, 8-6, Saturday night. Mark Kotsay continued to hit well against the Astros, going 2-for-5 with a two-run homer. He's 18-for-38 (.471) against Houston this season.

Kevin Jarvis (6-7) went five innings and won his third straight decision despite allowing five runs on seven hits. He struck out two and walked four.

Trevor Hoffman pitched the ninth for his 20th save in 22 opportunities.

Wade Miller (11-4) lost for the first time at home this season. He went six innings and allowed all eight runs on six hits while striking out five. It was Miller's first loss in his last seven outings, which include four wins and two no-decisions.

With the bases loaded in the third, Jeff Bagwell grounded into a double play that scored Miller with the game's first run. Lance Berkman then hit a two-run homer, his 26th of the season, to make it 3-0.

Phil Nevin's 23rd home run, a solo shot, put the Padres on the board in the fourth, and Kotsay's seventh homer tied the game 3-3 in the fifth.

The Padres went ahead on D'Angelo Jimenez's RBI single to right in the sixth. Jarvis then walked for the second time, loading the bases, before Jackson hit his grand slam with two outs.

It was the Padres' fourth grand slam this season and the second of Jackson's career. The other was Aug. 22, 2000, against the Mets.

Jackson entered the game with one home run in 205 at-bats this season.

Craig Biggio's groundout with the bases loaded drove in a run in Houston's sixth. Julio Lugo's two-run double made it 8-6.

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