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Reggie Sanders and Brian Dorsett homered Saturday night as John Smiley and the Cincinnati Reds routed the Atlanta Braves 16-0.

Barry Larkin who scored three runs, and Bret Boone, who drove in three, each had four hits. The Reds had 20 hits, their most since July 27, 1991.Smiley (5-8) stopped his six-game losing streak, giving up three hits in seven innings. He walked none and struck out three.

Hector Carrasco and Tim Fortugno each pitched one inning in the combined four-hitter. Cincinnati stopped the Braves' four-game winning streak.

Tom Glavine (7-7) already has lost one more game than he did last season, when he was 22-6. He gave up six runs in 61/3 innings.

Sanders hit a three-run homer during a five-run seventh that made it 8-0. Dorsett homered during a six-run ninth. Jerome Walton had three hits for the Reds.

Smiley allowed only one runner past first base in his first win since May 7. Glavine gave up nine hits.

Glavine again struggled in the first inning, giving up three hits and two walks as the Reds took a 3-0 lead.

Walton singled with one out and scored when Larkin doubled, extending his hitting streak to a team-high 12 games. Kevin Mitchell walked and Tony Fernandez walked with two outs, setting up Boone's two-run single with the bases loaded.

Cincinnati broke open the game with five runs in the seventh. Sanders hit his 12th homer, giving him 14 RBIs in his last 14 games, and Deion Sanders had a two-run single off Mark Wohlers.

Cubs 6, Giants 4

At San Francisco, Glenallen Hill drove in a career-high five runs and broke a ninth-inning tie with a two-run double, giving the Chicago Cubs a victory.

Four Cubs pitchers combined on a two-hitter, holding the Giants hitless after the fourth. Dan Plesac (2-2) worked the eighth and Randy Myers pitched the ninth for his 14th save.

Mets 11, Marlins 3

At Miami, Todd Hundley hit two home runs and improved his lifetime average against Florida to .136 as the New York Mets beat the Marlins.

Phillies 8, Expos 4

At Montreal, pitcher Danny Jackson drove in five runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies past the Montreal Expos.

Jackson, a career .122 hitter with 17 RBIs entering the game, hit a bases-loaded triple in the second inning and a two-run double in the sixth.

Cardinals 9, Pirates 0

In St. Louis, Tom Pagnozzi's second career grand slam highlighted a six-run sixth inning.

The victory helped the Cardinals snap a four-game losing streak and prevented the Pirates from winning three straight road games for the first time this season.

Astros 6, Padres 1

In San Diego, Ken Caminiti drove in three runs and Jeff Bagwell went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for the Astros.

Rockies 9, Dodgers 3

In Los Angeles, Marvin Freeman won his fourth straight decision and hit his first major league homer as the Rockies won their sixth straight at Dodger Stadium.

Joe Girardi tied career highs with four hits and three RBIs to help pull second-place Colorado (31-36) within three games of the Dodgers in the NL West. A year ago, the expansion Rockies were 22 games out of first place after 67 games.

Freeman (7-1) allowed three runs and six hits over 52/3 innings.