Pirates bounce back from blowout, beat Arizona

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

PITTSBURGH -- Chad Hermansen's two-run homer backed Kip Wells' effective pitching over 6 1/3 innings, and Pittsburgh rebounded from its worst shutout loss in nearly seven years to beat Arizona 2-1 on Tuesday.

Hermansen followed Wells' one-out single in the third by homering on a 3-2 pitch.

Astros 5, Phillies 1

HOUSTON -- Morgan Ensberg hit a bases-loaded triple in the eighth inning as Houston won its third in a row, equaling its best streak of the season.

Octavio Dotel (1-1) pitched one scoreless inning for the victory. Billy Wagner got the final four outs to record his fifth save in six opportunities.

Randy Wolf (2-2) gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings for Philadelphia, which lost for just the third time in 11 games.

Reds 4, Brewers 3

MILWAUKEE -- Pitcher Jose Acevedo hit a two-run double, and Cincinnati stayed unbeaten against the Brewers.

Trailing 3-0 in the fourth inning, the Reds scored all four of their runs after a two-out error by shortstop Jose Hernandez.

-- From wire reports

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