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Mets 13, D-Backs 3

NEW YORK — Randy Johnson again was sent to an early exit by the Mets, failing to strike out a batter for the first time in 10 years as New York beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 13-3 Friday night.

The Diamondbacks have lost four in a row following a seven-game winning streak.

Johnson (16-5) allowed six runs — three earned — on eight hits in 2 1-3 innings. He also made a throwing error in his shortest outing since April 15, 1998, when he also worked 2 1-3 innings.

The 6-foot-10 left-hander is 0-3 with a 7.29 ERA in his last four starts, including a playoff game last year, against the Mets. The Diamondbacks lost all four games.

BRAVES 7, CARDINALS 4: — At Atlanta, Chipper Jones hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the seventh inning to make Tom Glavine (17-6) the NL's first 17-game winner as Atlanta rallied past St. Louis.

DODGERS 5-3, CUBS 3-1: At Chicago, Adrian Beltre drove in his fifth run of the day and Devon White hit an RBI triple as Los Angeles swept the doubleheader to win their eighth straight at game Wrigley Field.

GIANTS 16, PHILLIES 3: At Philadelphia, Russ Ortiz (10-10) had a career-high three hits and recorded his fifth straight victory as San Francisco pounded out 21 hits in the rout.

ASTROS 3, EXPOS 1: At Montreal, Chris Holt (6-12) pitched 7 1-3 strong innings and Richard Hidalgo went 3-for-5 with a two-run single off Felipe Lira (3-4) to lead Houston.

PADRES 4, BREWERS 0: At Milwaukee, Brian Tollberg (3-2) allowed four hits over seven innings for his first victory since June 25 as San Diego snapped Milwaukee's four-game winning streak.

ROCKIES 6, PIRATES 3: At Pittsburgh, Neifi Perez hit three doubles in going 4-for-4 and Julian Tavarez (9-2) remained undefeated as a starter for Colorado.

REDS 6, MARLINS 0: At Miami, Ken Griffey Jr. had three hits and Elmer Dessens snapped his four-game losing streak for Cincinnati.