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Archive for Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Braves snap skid; Mets win

June 26, 2007

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Members of the New York Mets wait for teammate Shawn Green to cross home plate after he hit the winning home run in the 11th inning. Green's homer lifted the Mets to a 2-1 victory Monday in New York.

Members of the New York Mets wait for teammate Shawn Green to cross home plate after he hit the winning home run in the 11th inning. Green's homer lifted the Mets to a 2-1 victory Monday in New York.

Braves 4, Nationals 1

Atlanta - Brian McCann's run-scoring single gave the Braves their first lead in a week, and he added a three-run homer to lift Atlanta over Washington on Monday night.

The Braves snapped a five-game losing streak, their longest of the season. The streak included four shutout losses.

Mets 2, Cardinals 1, 11 inn.

New York - Shawn Green hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning, and the Mets beat St. Louis in the Cardinals' first visit to Shea Stadium since winning Game 7 of the NL championship series last October.

The Mets won their fourth in a row despite getting only three hits. The NL East leaders have won seven straight regular-season games against St. Louis overall.

Brewers 6, Astros 1

Milwaukee - Ben Sheets won his fifth consecutive decision, Prince Fielder hit his NL-leading 27th homer, and the Brewers beat the Astros.

The NL Central-leading Brewers have won 10 of 12 since being no-hit by the Tigers' Justin Verlander on June 12. The Astros, on the last leg of a nine-game road trip, have lost five of their last seven.

Cubs 10, Rockies 9

Chicago - Alfonso Soriano hit a game-ending two-run single to give the Cubs a win over Colorado, setting off a wild celebration after the Cubs bullpen blew an 8-3 lead in the ninth inning. Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer for the Rockies, who scored six runs in the ninth.

After Todd Helton doubled in a run with no outs in the ninth off reliever Scott Eyre, Bobby Howry (4-4) was greeted by back-to-back RBI singles from Garrett Atkins and Brad Hawpe. Then Tulowitzki followed with a three-run homer to put the Rockies ahead 9-8. Howry is the closer while Ryan Dempster is unavailable because of a strained oblique muscle.

After Tulowitzki's homer, a fan charged at Howry. The fan was just a few feet from the mound before security guards tackled him.

The Cubs came back in the ninth off Rockies closer Brian Fuentes (0-2) to win.

Dodgers 8, Diamonbacks 1

Phoenix - Brad Penny earned his 10th win, and the Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks. He allowed one run and four hits in eight innings and improved to 7-2 against Arizona. Penny (10-1) lowered his NL-leading ERA to 2.04. His only loss this season came against the Los Angeles Angels on May 18.

Giants 4, Padres 3, 11 inn.

San Francisco - Barry Bonds scored the winning run from second base on Pedro Feliz's single to left-center in the bottom of the 11th inning.

Bonds lined a single to right for his lone hit of the night, then Feliz delivered the fourth game-ending hit of his career two batters later. Bonds was swarmed as he crossed the plate, sealing the Giants' third straight win.

Vinnie Chulk (3-2) pitched a perfect inning for the victory.

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