Hawkins' costly throwing error in the top of the ninth
inning allowed two runs to score and lifted the Philadelphia
Phillies to a dramatic 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs
in the opener of a three- game series at Wrigley Field.
Jeff Kent tied a franchise record,
driving in five runs in one inning, as Los Angeles
scored 10 times in the first frame en route to a 13-6
shellacking of Cincinnati in the opener of a three-game
set at Great American Ball Park.
Dontrelle Willis pitched seven
scoreless innings and continued his sizzling start
to the season by becoming the first six-game winner
in the majors, as Florida defeated Colorado, 7-0
Mark Sweeney came off the bench
to drive in three runs and closer Trevor Hoffman reached
a historical milestone as San Diego rallied for a
6-5 victory over St. Louis in the second of a four-game
set at Busch Stadium.
Three New York errors led to
three Oakland runs in the top of the 10th inning as
the Athletics handed the scuffling Yankees a 6-3 loss
in the opener of a three-game series. (LOL)
A.J. Pierzynski's two-run single
in the eighth inning lifted the Chicago White Sox
over Toronto, 5-3, in the opener of a three-game set
at Rogers Centre.
Sidney Ponson went eight strong
innings and B.J. Surhoff drove in two runs, leading
Baltimore over Kansas City, 3-1, in the opener of
a three-game set at Camden Yards.
Steve Finley went 2-for-3 and
drove in three runs as the LA Angels of Anaheim topped
Detroit, 4-3, in the opener of a three-game series
at Angel Stadium.
by Jim Saturday 8:34am