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Rookie David Doster, hit in the head by a throw in the eighth inning, hit his first major league home run with two outs in the 10th Friday night, and the Philadlephia Phillies defeated Colorado 4-3 to stop a six-game losing streak.

Doster homered off Bruce Ruffin (2-2). Toby Borland (4-2) was the winner in relief.In the eighth, with the Phillies railing 3-2, Doster doubled home the tying run and continued to third when right fielder Dante Bichette bobbled the ball.

Gregg Jefferies, hitless in his previous 22 at-bats, followed with a hard grounder to first baseman Andres Galarraga, who stepped on the bag and then made a throw home that hit Doster in the helmet.

Doster, who scored his first major league run, stayed on the ground for a few seconds before walking to the dugout.

Vinny Castilla led off the Rockies ninth with a home run against Ricky Bottalico, tying it at 3.

Braves 8, Giants 7, 11 innings

At Atlanta, rookie Jermaine Dye doubled home Jeff Blauser with one out in 11th inning.

In the 11th, reliever Rod Beck (0-2) walked Blauser and Javier Lopez beat out a grounder to shortstop. Dye then doubled to the fence in right-center, scoring Blauser to give the Braves their fourth straight win.

Atlanta has won 16 of its last 19 games against San Francisco, which had its winning streak stopped at four games and played in its third straight extra-inning game.

Terrell Wade (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.

Marquis Grissom and Fred McGriff homered for the Braves.

San Francisco second baseman Robby Thompson doubled three times to tie a club record.

Mets 9, Reds 4

At New York, Todd Hundley hit a pair of two-run homers, Bernard Gilkey added a two-run shot, and the New York Mets' much maligned bullpen held Cincinnati scoreless over the final six innings.

Jerry DiPoto (2-1) replaced starter Pete Harnisch, who left after three innings with the Reds leading 4-0. DiPoto pitched three scoreless and Dave Mlicki closed out the Reds for his first career save.

Cincinnati starter Roger Salkeld (3-2) was forced to leave the game in the fifth after he was hit on the left knee by a liner hit by Jose Vizcaino. He gave up five runs and six hits in four-plus innings.

Hundley has 20 homers and three multi-homer games this season.

Marlins 4, Pirates 0

At Miami, Kevin Brown pitched a five-hitter and lowered his ERA to 1.88, best in the major leagues.

Gary Sheffield hit a two-run double in the first inning, and Devon White added a two-run homer in the seventh.

Brown (6-5) struck out seven, walked none, hit a batter, and allowed no hits through the first five innings. The right-hander pitched his second shutout of the year and beat Pittsburgh for the second time in six days. He has not walked a batter in his past 30 2-3 innings.

Danny Darwin (5-7) took the loss.

Expos 4, Cardinals 3, 12 innings

At Montreal, Shane Andrews hit a two-out RBI single in the 12th inning.

F.P. Santangelo hit a two-out single off Dennis Eckersley (0-5), stole second and scored when Andrews singled to left. Mel Rojas (4-3) allowed one hit, struck out two and walked one in three innings.

The Cardinals tied it in the eighth off reliever Tim Scott on a sacrifice fly by Ray Lankford hit a sacrifice fly.

Padres 2, Cubs 1

At San Diego, Jody Reed's one-out single in the 10th lifted San Diego over Chicago, snapping a five-game losing streak for the Padres.

Tony Gwynn led off with a double off loser Turk Wendell (4-2). After Steve Finley was intentionally walked, Ken Caminiti grounded to first to advance the runners.

Reed followed with a fly ball over drawn-in Cubs center fielder Brian McRae.

Astros 11, Dodgers 3

At Los Angeles, Orlando Miller drove in three runs, two in a four-run first inning, and the Houston Astros went on to move one game ahead in the NL Central.