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Diamondback rookie leads rally that carries ‘Zona past St. Louis

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Travis Lee hits homers in consecutive inningsRookie Travis Lee homered in consecutive innings and drove in a team-record five runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 on Saturday.

Down 4-3 after Brian Jordan's two-run homer in the eighth, the Diamondbacks scored four runs in the bottom of the inning on Lee's three-run homer and Matt Williams' solo shot, both off Jeff Brantley (0-3).Lee, who had a two-run homer in the seventh, has 13 home runs and 39 RBIs, both tops among NL rookies. Russ Springer (4-3) got the victory despite allowing Jordan's homer.

ROCKIES 4, DODGERS 2: At Los Angeles, Colorado's Larry Walker went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and the Dodgers turned their first double play ever at Dodger Stadium and second since moving to Los Angeles in 1958.

The fifth-inning triple play, which began on a bunt by Kurt Abbott, also was the first involving the Rockies in their six-year history.

CUBS 10, PHILLLIES 8 (10 innings): At Philadelphia, Chicago's Sammy Sosa hit his 21st homer and drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th.

Sosa, who drove in four runs, has 12 home runs and 29 RBIs in his last 14 games. Brant Brown also homered for Chicago.

METS 7, MARLINS 4: At Miami, - Butch Huskey's three-run homer highlighted a seven-run third inning that sent Rick Reed and the New York Mets to a win over the Florida Marlins.

Reed (8-3) allowed seven hits and struck out eight in 81/3 innings, winning for the seventh time in his last eight starts.

REDS 7, ASTROS 4: At Cincinnati, Dmitri Young hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning and Bret Boone followed with another homer, rallying the Cincinnati Reds.

The Reds won for only the third time in 11 games by scoring four times with two outs in the fifth off Shane Reynolds (7-4).

BREWERS 8, PIRATES 1: At Pittsburgh, Jeff Juden pitched a five-hitter and barely missed the first shutout of his major league career and Jeromy Burnitz hit two of Milwaukee's three homers, leading the Brewers past Pittsburgh.

Backup catcher Bobby Hughes added a two-run double off Jason Schmidt (8-3).

BRAVES 9, EXPOS 7: At Atlanta, Javier Lopez and Andruw Jones hit back-to-back homers in both the second and third innings, powering the Atlanta Braves to a victory over the Montreal Expos.

Lopez had a pair of two-run homers, his 14th and 15th of the season, off Mike Johnson (0-2). Jones hit his 11th and 12th homers off Johnson.

PADRES 4, GIANTS 2: At San Diego, Joey Hamilton held the Giants to four hits in seven innings and Wally Joyner had a two-run double in San Diego's win.

The Padres opened a two-game lead in the NL West over the Giants, who have dropped three straight following an 11-game winning streak.