John Smoltz became the majors first seven-game winner and Chipper Jones homered and drove in three runs Friday night, leading the Atlanta Braves to their sixth straight win, an 11-0 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Smoltz (7-1) gave up two singles in six innings to win his seventh straight decision. The right-hander struck out seven, walked one, and didn't allow a runner to get past first.The Braves tagged Phillies starter Terry Mulholland (3-3) for eight runs and nine hits in only three-plus innings.
Javy Lopez had a career-high four hits and drove in two runs for Atlanta, which matched a season-high with 18 hits. The Braves also had 18 hits in an 11-9 win over the Phillies on May 5, Smoltz's last start.
Giants 5, Pirates 4, 10 innings
At Pittsburgh, Glenallen Hill doubled in the winning run in the 10th inning and homered as San Francisco withstood Mark Johnson's four RBI.
Barry Bonds hit his major-leading 16th homer as the Giants lost a 4-1 lead on Johnson's three-run homer in the sixth before rallying against Francisco Cordova (0-2), Pittsburgh's third pitcher.
Marlins 4, Rockies 2
At Miami, Jeff Conine saved a run with a diving catch in left field and hit a tie-breaking two-run single as Florida won its fourth straight.
The Rockies have fallen into last place in the NL West with five consecutive defeats, their longest losing streak since August.
Expos 5, Astros 2
At Montreal, Henry Rodriguez hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot in the eighth inning, for Montreal.
Rodriguez, who has 15 homers, hit a solo homer off Doug Brocail in the first inning before connecting for his three-run shot off Jeff Tabaka.
With the score tied 2-2, pinch-hitter Cliff Floyd singled off Jim Dougherty (0-1) to open the eighth and Mark Grudzielanek reached on a fielder's choice. Mike Lansing walked before Tabaka came in and surrendered Rodriguez's homer.
Mets 2, Cubs 0
At New York, Bobby Jones allowed four hits in eight innings and Butch Huskey hit his second homer of the season as New York snapped a four-game losing streak.
Jones (3-1) struck out three and walked two before giving way to John Franco, who closed out the combined four-hitter for his sixth save.
Dodgers 3, Cardinals 2, 12 innings
At St. Louis, Raul Mondesi scored from second base in the 12th inning when St. Louis first baseman Pat Borders, playing there for the first time in his career, mishandled a ground ball for an error.
Cardinals reliever Dennis Eckersley (0-3) struck out the first two hitters in the 12th, before Mondesi doubled down the left-field line. After an intentional walk, Borders, who has played more than 700 games in his major league career at catcher, wasn't able to cleanly field Eric Karros' hard hit grounder. As the ball rolled away, Mondesi came in with the go-ahead run.
Reds 5, Padres 3, susp., 7th inning
At Cincinnati, Eric Davis hit a three-run homer to give the Cincinnati Reds a lead in a game that started three hours late and was finally suspended inning because of rain.