Tom Glavine and the Atlanta Braves had no trouble remembering the last time they won a 1-0 game.
On Sunday afternoon, Glavine and Mark Wohlers combined on a three-hitter and Chipper Jones homered as the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 for their season-high sixth straight victory."I love these 1-0 games," Glavine said. "Your concentration level really rises."
Glavine has another reason for enjoying such games. The previous time the Braves won by that score, it was a cool night last October when he pitched the Braves past Cleveland in the clinching Game 6 of the World Series.
"It reminded me of the World Series," Glavine said. "It was a tight game and I focused on one hitter at a time."
Against Cleveland, Glavine and Wohlers teamed on a one-hitter and David Justice homered in Atlanta. At home against the Giants, Glavine allowed three hits in 72/3 innings before Wohlers finished.
Glavine (8-4) struck out six, including Barry Bonds and Matt Williams twice each. Wohlers relieved with a runner on third and struck out Robby Thompson to end the eighth, and closed for his 14th save in 15 chances.
Reds 2, Mets 1
John Smiley allowed four hits over eight shutout innings to win his third straight decision. Smiley (7-6) struck out five, walked none and threw just 85 pitches.
Jeff Brantley worked the bottom of the ninth for his 18th save in 21 opportunities.
Dodgers 4, Astros 3
Mike Piazza hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, capping his 9-for-16 series at Dodger Stadium.
Piazza's 18th homer came against Xavier Hernandez (0-4). It marked the second time in his four-year career that Piazza ended a game with a home run.
Padres 5, Cubs 4
Rickey Henderson, Steve Finley and John Flaherty hit home runs that sent host San Diego to just its fourth win in 21 games.
Joey Hamilton (9-4), second in the NL in victories, overcame home runs by Ryne Sandberg and Jose Hernandez.
Expos 3, Cardinals 2
Jeff Fassero pitched three-hit ball for 82/3 innings and Moises Alou homered to snap a sixth-inning tie, leading Montreal past St. Louis.
Fassero (7-5) was one out away from a complete game when Gary Gaetti hit his 300th career home run.
Rockies 7, Phillies 4
Ellis Burks boosted his chance of returning to Veterans Stadium next month for the All-Star game, homering twice and driving in four runs for Colorado.
Burks has six homers in his last five games and 19 home runs overall. He went 3-for-4 and scored twice, giving him a league-leading 67 runs.
Pirates 5, Marlins 3
Mark Johnson, known for his strength instead of speed, stole home as part of a double steal in the first inning for Pittsburgh.
The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Johnson recorded his first stolen base of the season. The play highlighted the Pirates' four-run burst in the opening inning.