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Andres Galarraga hit his second home run of the game in the 10th inning, sending the Colorado Rockies past the Atlanta Braves 9-7 Saturday for their fourth straight win.

The Rockies, 20-37 on the road, won their fifth in a row away from Coors Field. The Braves lost their third straight.Galarraga hit his 33rd home run and Vinny Castilla followed with his 29th homer off Mark Wohlers (1-2). Galarraga, who set a career high for homers, drove in three runs and leads the NL with 107 RBIs.

Ellis Burks hit his 31st homer for the Rockies, who used three Atlanta errors to score three unearned runs in building a 7-0 lead.

Atlanta overcame the deficit with a six-run outburst in the fifth inning, highlighted by Chipper Jones' homer, and Fred McGriff's 448-foot home run into the club level in the seventh.

Dodgers 7, Reds 5

At Cincinnati, Todd Hollandsworth homered for the second straight game as Los Angeles' newest leadoff hitter.

Hideo Nomo (11-9) held the Reds hitless until the sixth inning, when they scored four times, three on Eric Davis' 20th homer.

Nomo allowed three hits, walked seven and struck out five in 52/3 innings. Todd Worrell pitched the ninth for his 29th save, striking out Reggie Sanders with the bases loaded to end the game.

Astros 3, Phillies 1

At Philadelphia, Kirt Manwaring's two-run double highlighted Houston's three-run third inning and Mike Hampton pitched six strong innings.

Hampton (9-7) scattered eight hits in winning his third straight start after a three-game losing streak. Xavier Hernandez pitched two hitless innings before Billy Wagner worked the ninth for his ninth save.

Cardinals 7, Giants 1

At St. Louis, Andy Benes worked eight strong innings to win his ninth straight decision and Ray Lankford homered and had four RBIs.

Benes (12-8) overcame a shaky start and Lankford singled, doubled and homered in his first three at-bats to keep the Cardinals one game behind Houston in the NL Central.

Marlins 9, Mets 6

At Miami, Gary Sheffield went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and tied a career high by hitting his 33rd homer.

Sheffield homered in the first inning to match his home-run total with San Diego in 1992. He added a two-run single in the third, singled in fifth, doubled home a run in the seventh and raised his batting average to .319.

Cubs 3, Expos 2

At Montreal, Brian McRae had three hits and raced home with the go-ahead run in the ninth inning.

Padres 6, Pirates 2

At Pittsburgh, pinch-hitter Archi Cianfrocco singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the San Diego Padres won their third straight game.

Greg Vaughn homered for the second straight day for the Padres. He also drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth and Steve Finley hit an RBI double.



Agreement in sight

NEW YORK - For the first time in their 31/2-year labor war, baseball players and owners said Saturday that an agreement is in sight.

See story on Page D8.