Maddux, Braves roll past Marlins 10-0

Thursday, July 18, 2002

ATLANTA -- Greg Maddux pitched seven shutout innings and Gary Sheffield had three hits, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 10-0 Wednesday night.

The Braves (60-35), who have the best record in the major leagues, won their second straight after a three-game losing streak -- their first since mid-May. The Marlins have lost a season-high seven in a row.

Maddux (9-2), who hasn't lost in his past 15 starts, gave up six singles and threw just 85 pitches, but left in favor of Kevin Gryboski to start the eighth.

Mets 9, Expos 6

MONTREAL -- Mo Vaughn had an RBI single and Edgardo Alfonzo hit a two-run double to spark a five-run eighth inning as New York won its fourth straight.

Vladimir Guerrero went 4-for-5, homering in his first two at-bats. He raised his home-run total to 25 with his fifth multihomer game this season.

Pirates 6, Reds 3

PITTSBURGH -- Pokey Reese drove in four runs with a two-run homer and a single, and Jimmy Anderson pitched Pittsburgh past Cincinnati.

Phillies 4, Cubs 3

PHILADELPHIA -- Pat Burrell went 3-for-4 with a home run as Philadelphia won in 10 innings.

Astros 7, Brewers 3

MILWAUKEE -- Wade Miller pitched seven innings of one-hit ball and ignited two rallies with leadoff singles as Houston beat Milwaukee.American League

Yankees 2, Tigers 1

NEW YORK -- Jason Giambi and Jorge Posada singled home runs in the ninth inning as the Yankees rallied past Tigers.

Andy Pettitte (4-3) pitched his second complete game of the season, allowing 11 hits.

Blue Jays 7, Orioles 1

TORONTO -- Roy Halladay pitched eight effective innings and Ken Huckaby hit an inside-the-park home run as Toronto beat Baltimore.

Vernon Wells hit a three-run homer and tied a career-high with four RBIs for the Blue Jays, who have won five of six.

Red Sox 6, Devil Rays 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Derek Lowe pitched two-hit ball for eight innings and Manny Ramirez homered for the second straight game, leading Boston over Tampa Bay.

Lowe, who pitched a no-hitter against Tampa Bay at Fenway Park on April 27, retired nine in a row before Randy Winn doubled. Aubrey Huff doubled two outs later to drive in the only run off the All-Star right-hander.

Twins 8, Indians 5

CLEVELAND -- Torii Hunter fired his own fastball back at Cleveland's Danys Baez after being drilled by a pitch, and Rick Reed won for the first time in eight starts as Minnesota beat the Indians.

Mariners 6, Rangers 3

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Bret Boone and Mike Cameron homered as Seattle beat Texas in Arlington for the eighth straight time.

Royals 8, White Sox 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Brent Mayne went 4-for-4 with four RBIs, and Kansas City beat Chicago to stretch their winning streak to six.

Mayne, who beat Texas 5-4 Tuesday with an 11th-inning homer, had a two-run single in the second and RBI singles in the fourth and sixth inning. He tied his career high for hits.--From wire reports

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