Franco slam lifts Braves past Expos

Tuesday, July 2, 2002

ATLANTA -- Matt Franco hit a grand slam in the fifth inning, and Atlanta's bullpen pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Braves past the Montreal Expos 7-5 Monday night.

Phillies 6, Mets 3

PHILADELPHIA -- Brandon Duckworth pitched 7 1-3 strong innings and Travis Lee homered and drove in four runs as Philadelphia defeated New York

Brewers 2, Pirates 0

PITTSBURGH -- Alex Sanchez broke up Kip Wells' no-hit bid with one out in the eighth inning, and Jamey Wright pitched a three-hitter as Milwaukee shut out Pittsburgh.

Reds 7, Astros 5

CINCINNATI -- Jimmy Haynes went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and pitched six strong innings to help Cincinnati defeat Houston.

Marlins 11, Cubs 1

MIAMI -- Michael Tejera allowed one run over seven innings and drove in two runs to help his cause as Florida routed Chicago.

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 0

BOSTON-- Pedro Martinez struck out a season-high 14 and slumping Tony Clark drove in two runs for Boston.


  • RED SOX: Frank Castillo dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension and isn't expected to miss a start for Boston. Castillo was suspended June 19 in San Diego after arguing a balk call made by three umpires.

    Also Monday, ace Pedro Martinez said he will not go to the All-Star game, instead staying home so he can be better prepared to help the Red Sox in the second half of the season.

    YANKEES: The club acquired outfielder Raul Mondesi from the Blue Jays for a minor league pitcher, hoping the slumping slugger can give them production in a position that's been lagging this season.

    INTERLEAGUE: Attendance for interleague games was up almost 20 percent from levels for in-league contests. Figures released by the commissioner's office showed total attendance of 8,022,524 for 251 games between the two leagues.

    -- From wire reports

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