Sanders slams a pair, ends Oakland streak

Sunday, June 16, 2002

SAN FRANCISCO -- Reggie Sanders hit a grand slam and a solo homer as San Francisco ended Oakland's eight-game winning streak and won 6-2 Saturday.

Sanders' second career slam highlighted the eighth victory in 12 games for the Giants, who roughed up heralded A's rookie Aaron Harang (2-2) with a two-out rally in the fourth inning.

Cubs 7, White Sox 3

CHICAGO -- Sammy Sosa drove in two runs on a broken-bat double in a five-run sixth inning, leading the Chicago Cubs over the White Sox.

It was the Cubs' second straight win over the South Siders, and gave them city bragging rights for two weeks, when the teams meet again at Comiskey Park.

Astros 4, Rangers 0

HOUSTON -- Wade Miller pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, and Craig Biggio homered as Houston evened the Lone Star Series at one game apiece.

Miller (2-2), the Astros' opening day starter, improved to 2-0 in four starts since coming off the disabled list. He struck out seven and walked one in his strongest outing of the season.

Braves 4, Red Sox 2

ATLANTA -- Greg Maddux won his fifth straight decision as Atlanta beat former teammate John Burkett and the Boston Red Sox.

Rafael Furcal had three hits for the Braves, who won for the 10th time in 11 games.

Expos 9, Blue Jays 3

MONTREAL -- Zach Day pitched three hitless innings of relief to win in his major league debut, and Fernando Tatis homered and drove in five runs for Montreal.

Day (1-0), who celebrated his 24th birthday, came in in the fourth after the Blue Jays built a 3-0 lead.

Twins 5, Brewers 2

MILWAUKEE -- Eric Milton allowed five hits in eight innings, and singled home a run, leading Minnesota over Milwaukee.

Milton (8-5) retired the first nine batters before Eric Young beat out a bunt to start the fourth after the Twins took a 4-0 lead. Young was quickly erased on a double play and Milton cruised to the victory.

Marlins 3, Devil Rays 0

MIAMI -- Luis Castillo extended his hitting streak to 30 games, and A.J. Burnett pitched a three-hitter to help Florida beat Tampa Bay.

The fleet Castillo was 0-for-2 before reaching on an infield single leading off the sixth.

Phillies 4, Orioles 3

PHILADELPHIA -- Scott Rolen hit a two-out RBI single in the 10th inning to lead Philadelphia over Baltimore.

Rheal Cormier (3-4) pitched a perfect 10th to win his second straight decision for Philadelphia, which has won six of eight since interleague play began.

Rockies 7, Indians 4

DENVER -- Larry Walker hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run seventh inning and drove in three runs to lead Colorado over Cleveland.

Colorado won for just third time in 12 games overall and the second time in seven interleague games this season. The Rockies had lost 15 of 17 against AL teams since last season.

Reds 4, Pirates 3

CINCINNATI -- Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning as Cincinnati again played home run derby between the raindrops and rallied to beat Pittsburgh.

Brian Giles and Craig Wilson hit solo shots that put the Pirates ahead before another long rain delay in the fifth, but Dunn's homer completed a four-run rally that let the Reds extend their 50-day hold on first place.

-- From wire reports

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