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Schilling wins race to 20, lifts Arizona past Cubs

Saturday, August 17, 2002

CHICAGO -- Curt Schilling became the season's first 20-game winner Friday afternoon, coming a Sammy Sosa homer from a shutout as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1. The victory extended Arizona's winning streak to seven games.

Schilling (20-4) scattered six hits over 8 2-3 innings.

Brewers 10, Pirates 3

PITTSBURGH -- Jose Hernandez hit a three-run homer and Milwaukee handed Pittsburgh its season-high seventh straight loss.

Marlins 4, Giants 2

MIAMI -- Michael Tejera pitched out of jams by pitching around Barry Bonds three times, and Florida beat San Francisco.

Dodgers 3, Mets 2

NEW YORK -- Marquis Grissom hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles sent New York to its ninth straight home loss.

Reds 9, Astros 3

CINCINNATI -- Austin Kearns hit his first homer in two months and Barry Larkin emerged from a slump by driving in three runs, leading the Cincinnati over Houston.

Braves 4, Rockies 1

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones showed no signs of a trying day, hitting a mammoth two-run homer that carried Atlanta.

Expos 11, Padres 6

MONTREAL -- Pinch-hitter Matt Cepicky's first career home run sparked a four-run seventh inning, and Montreal beat San Diego despite losing All-Star Vladimir Guerrero to a shoulder injury.

American League

Twins 5, Red Sox 0

MINNEAPOLIS-- Joe Mays pitched a two-hitter as the Minnesota Twins snapped Pedro Martinez's scoreless streak.

Rangers 6, Blue Jays 5

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Alex Rodriguez hit his 39th homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Texas the victory.

Tigers 6, Orioles 5

BALTIMORE -- Randall Simon homered and drove in three runs, and Detroit overcame three home runs by Baltimore.

Royals 6, Devil Rays 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as Kansas City rallied to beat Tampa Bay.

-- From wire reports

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