This is why the Cincinnati Reds were so excited to get Deion Sanders. Sanders hustled for a two-out double in the ninth inning, then scored the tying run on an infield single Sunday in a game the Reds eventually won 9-6 in the 10th over the New York Mets.
"Scoring all the way from second on a ball like that," said Lenny Harris, who got the tying hit, "we were kind of laughing. We hadn't seen anything like that in a long time."Sanders is 9-for-27 with three stolen bases since the Reds got him last Sunday in a trade that sent Roberto Kelly to Atlanta. The Braves have also done well since the deal, beating Los Angeles 6-5 Sunday for their sixth straight win.
The Mets took a 6-4 lead into the bottom of the ninth at Riverfront Stadium, and John Franco retired the first two batters. Brian Dorsett singled and Sanders followed with a hard grounder that deflected off shortstop Jose Vizcaino's glove. Sanders streaked into second base when center fielder Ryan Thompson tried to rush his throw and dropped the ball.
Braves 6, Dodgers 5
Jeff Blauser hit a two-out, two-run double, capping a four-run rally in the 8th inning at Atlanta.
Giants 10, Cardinals 3
Pitcher Mark Portugal hit an RBI single during a six-run first inning that sent San Francisco past St. Louis and ended a five-game losing streak.
Expos 10, Cubs 5
Pinch-hitter Freddie Benavides tripled home the tiebreaking run in the 13th inning and Montreal won its 4th in a row. Chicago has lost 6 straight, all at Wrigley Field.
Astros 4, Phillies 2
Darryl Kile gave up two runs in the first inning, then did not allow another before leaving after the eighth at the Astrodome.
Pirates 4, Rockies 3
Kevin Young tripled home the go-ahead run in the 9th and Pittsburgh won at Mile High Stadium.
Marlins 10, Padres 5
Jerry Browne hit a two-run double and Benito Santiago had a three-run homer in the seventh as Florida completed a three-game sweep of San Diego.