Major Leagues:National League Roundup
The National League Roundup …
DENVER ó Willie Randolph didn’t get the pick-me-up he needed Sunday when the New York Mets lost 4-1 to the Colorado Rockies, whose patchwork lineup included four recent call-ups.
One of them, Seth Smith, hit his first major league homer, a three-run shot off John Maine to back an impressive start by Aaron Cook (7-3). The right-hander allowed four hits, all singles, in his seventh career complete game and first since July 25.
Awaiting New York’s embattled manager back home Monday is a meeting with ownership amid speculation that his job is in jeopardy.
Phillies 15, Astros 6
HOUSTON ó Chase Utley and Shane Victorino each had three RBIs for the Phillies, who finished with 16 hits after Houston’s Chris Sampson allowed five through five innings.
Fernando Nieve (0-1), called up from the minors on May 16, gave up four hits and two runs without recording an out in the sixth and Utley hit a two-run homer off Dave Borkowski to cap a six-run seventh.
Pirates 6, Cubs 5, 11 innings
PITTSBURGH ó Jason Bay beat the Cubs with an extra-inning single for the second day in the row, delivering a two-out line drive down the left field line in the 11th after Pittsburgh tied it on a dropped fly ball in the ninth.
The Cubs appeared to have the game won when Nate McLouth lofted a fly ball close to the warning track in left with two outs in the ninth and Chicago up 5-4. But Alfonso Soriano lost the ball in the sun and it glanced off his glove, scoring pinch-runner Brian Bixler to tie it.
Diamondbacks 9, Braves 3
ATLANTA ó Eric Byrnes hit his first career grand slam to knock Tom Glavine out of the game and power the Diamondbacks past Atlanta.
Glavine (2-2) gave up six runs and five hits while walking six in 42/3 innings. Braves pitchers issued a season-high 11 walks in the game.
Dodgers 4, Cardinals 3, 10 innings
LOS ANGELES ó Andre Ethier singled home the winning run in the 10th inning and Luis Maza hit his first big league homer, leading Los Angeles over St. Louis.
Russell Martin drove in two runs and touted prospect Clayton Kershaw pitched six effective innings for the Dodgers in his major league debut.
Marlins 8, Giants 6, 1st game
Marlins 5, Giants 4, 2nd gameMIAMI ó Dan Uggla hit a bases-loaded, two-out single in the ninth inning to give Florida a doubleheader sweep against San Francisco. Uggla also hit one of four homers for the NL East leaders in the opener.
Nationals 7, Brewers 6
WASHINGTON ó Elijah Dukes scored on Guillermo Mota’s ninth-inning wild pitch, giving the Nationals a victory over Milwaukee.