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Schilling notches his 19th victory

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SAN DIEGO — Curt Schilling earned his major league-leading 19th victory and Luis Gonzalez hit his 51st homer as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 in the first game of a doubleheader Friday night.

Danny Bautista hit two homers for the NL West-leading Diamondbacks, who won for the fifth time in seven games.

Schilling (19-6) beat the Padres for the third time in four starts this year. He took a four-hit shutout into the ninth before Ryan Klesko connected on the first pitch for his 27th home run.

Bret Prinz got two outs for his ninth save in 11 chances.

Gonzalez homered off rookie Brett Jodie (0-1), who was making his Padres' debut and just his second major league start.

EXPOS 5, PHILLIES 1: Vladimir Guerrero drove in two runs and scored another to lead Montreal over Philadelphia.

The Phillies lost their third straight game. They began the day trailing Atlanta by one game in the NL East.

REDS 11, PIRATES 3: Robin Jennings hit a grand slam for his first major league homer and also tripled with the bases loaded, powering Cincinnati over Pittsburgh.

Cincinnati emerged from a three-game losing streak and won a matchup of the NL's two worst teams. Pokey Reese hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning, when the Reds scored a season-high seven runs.

METS 6, MARLINS 1: Al Leiter hit his first career triple to highlight a four-run seventh inning and give New York a victory over Florida.

Leiter (10-10) allowed one run and five hits in eight innings to win his third straight decision.

CUBS 8, BRAVES 2: Rookie Juan Cruz gave up only four hits in six innings and Matt Stairs hit a two-run homer as Chicago handed Atlanta another home loss.

Cruz (2-1), making his third major league start, allowed two runs, walked three and struck out one as the Cubs won their third straight for the first time since July 23-25.

ASTROS 3, BREWERS 2: Vinny Castilla hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Houston the win.

Jamey Wright (9-9), who struck out a career-high 12, took a five-hitter and a 2-1 lead into the ninth inning.

Lance Berkman opened the inning with a single before Wright retired the next two batters. Castilla, who also had an RBI single in the seventh, then hit his 20th homer to give Houston the lead.

Mike Williams (4-4) pitched the eighth for the win and Billy Wagner got three outs for his 32nd save in 34 opportunities.

CARDINALS 5, DODGERS 1: Woody Williams pitched a four-hitter and Jim Edmonds homered Friday night as St. Louis beat Los Angeles.

Williams (11-9) cruised through the first three innings, holding the Dodgers hitless on just 31 pitches. During that stretch, the Dodgers only hit one fly ball into the outfield.