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Bagwell blasts two dingers in rout of Phillies

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PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Bagwell tied an Astros record with seven RBIs, hitting two homers Sunday to highlight Houston's 14-7 romp over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Moises Alou homered twice as the Astros matched a club mark with six homers. Richard Hidalgo and Chris Truby also connected.

The Astros set a season-high with 19 hits. It was their third six-homer game of the year.

Bagwell went 4-for-5 and was hit by a pitch as he tied the Astros record for RBIs shared by Rafael Ramirez (1989) and Pete Incaviglia (1992). Bagwell's previous career best was six RBIs.

Bagwell hit a three-run homer in the fourth off Omar Daal (3-13) and hit his his 33rd homer in the eighth against Chris Brock. The Astros star also had a pair of RBI singles and a run-scoring grounder.

PADRES 7, MARLINS 3: At Miami, Bret Boone broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single and John Mabry's three-run homer capped the five-run inning as the San Diego Padres beat the Florida Marlins.

The Padres, who have won four straight games, completed their first sweep of the Marlins.

With the score tied at 2, Desi Relaford led off the eighth for San Diego with a double off reliever Armando Almanza (4-1) and went to third on Eric Owens' single.

With runners on second and third and two outs, Almanza intentionally walked Phil Nevin. Braden Looper came in and allowed Boone's two-run single. Mabry followed with his second homer of the season.

CARDINALS 6, BREWERS 4: At Milwaukee, J.D. Drew had a career-high four hits and Will Clark drove in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers.

Pat Hentgen (11-9) survived a shaky start — falling behind 4-1 after three innings — but got the win. He allowed four runs, seven hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out seven.

The Cardinals took the lead with four runs in the fifth off Jamey Wright (6-6).

Dave Veres pitched the ninth for 19th save in 24 chances.

DODGERS 7, BRAVES 2: At Atlanta, Gary Sheffield hit his major league-leading 37th home run and Darren Dreifort won his career-high sixth consecutive decision as the Los Angeles Dodgers avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Atlanta Braves.

Todd Hundley and Shawn Green also homered, and Tom Goodwin went 3-for-5 with a two-run single off Andy Ashby (8-9) for the Dodgers, who won for only the second time in eight games.

The win cut Atlanta's lead in the NL East to 1 1/2 games over the Mets. It's the closest the Mets have been to the Braves since July 6 when Atlanta also held a 1 1/2-game lead.

DIAMONDBACKS 7, PIRATES 6: At Pittsburgh, Greg Colbrunn homered and drove in three runs and Arizona's bullpen shut out Pittsburgh after the fourth inning, rallying the Diamondbacks past the Pirates.

Mike Morgan (5-3) pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings for the victory, Byung-Hyun Kim followed with two hitless innings and Matt Mantei finished up for his ninth save.

Colbrunn had a two-run homer off Bronson Arroyo (2-5) that tied it at 6 in the fifth. Luis Gonzalez followed with a go-ahead RBI double in the sixth. Gonzalez went 2-for-3 and was 19-of-35 (.543) in the season series against Pittsburgh.

ROCKIES 5, EXPOS 3: At Montreal, Neifi Perez hit a two-out, two-run triple in the ninth inning and scored on a wild pitch, rallying the Colorado Rockies over the Montreal Expos.

The Rockies have won three consecutive road games for the first time this year.

Todd Helton went 3-for-3, raising his major league-leading average to .392. He also walked, and has reached safely in 15 of his last 16 plate appearances for Colorado.