By Josh Dubow
The Associated Press
The Los Angeles Dodgers took out their frustrations against the San Francisco Giants in one big inning.
Shawn Green had two hits, including a two-run double, in Los Angeles' eight-run seventh, as the Dodgers beat their rivals for the first time in six meetings this season, 16-4 Sunday night.
"It was nice to come from behind and all of a sudden have that huge inning," Green said. "Hopefully, it will help get the bats going, but it's nice to finally give these guys a loss because they're playing so well."
Green and Fred McGriff had four hits each, and Hideo Nomo earned his 100th career victory as Los Angeles handed San Francisco its third loss in 18 games.
Barry Bonds hit the 619th home run of his career for the Giants, who are off to their best start since also going 15-3 in 1938.
"No matter what our record was, we wanted to win this game and sweep these guys at home," Giants shortstop Rich Aurilia said.
The Dodgers, who overcame a 4-0 deficit, finally generated the offense that had been missing in their five loss to the Giants this season. They had managed just 11 runs in the first five meetings.
Despite the win, Los Angeles still trails the Giants by 7 1/2 games in the NL West.
"I knew at some point in time our offense was going to get going. I didn't necessarily mean it to the tune of 16 runs," Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said. "I just hope this is the beginning of something that's very good."
In other NL games, it was Cincinnati 7, Montreal 5; Atlanta 8, Philadelphia 1; Pittsburgh 8, Chicago 2; Arizona 1, St. Louis 0; New York 7, Florida 4; Milwaukee 5, Houston 4; and Colorado 8, San Diego 0.
Trailing 4-0, the Dodgers scored three in the fourth on McGriff's RBI single and a two-run homer by Jolbert Cabrera.
Rookie Kurt Ainsworth (1-3) forced in the tying run on a bases-loaded walk to Brian Jordan in the fifth. McGriff added a three-run double in the inning.
Nomo (2-3) gave up four runs on six hits in seven innings. The Dodgers had scored just three runs in Nomo's last three starts.
Braves 8, Phillies 1
At Atlanta, Shane Reynolds (1-0) gave up two hits in 7 1-3 innings, providing another boost to the Braves beleaguered rotation.
Reynolds, cut by Houston at the end of spring training, didn't give up a hit until the fifth and came out after giving up an RBI double to Tyler Houston in the eighth.
Atlanta scored seven runs in the first two innings against Brandon Duckworth (0-1).
Mets 7, Marlins 4
At New York, Vance Wilson hit a tying solo homer off Vladimir Nunez (0-3) and Mo Vaughn added a two-run single in a five-run seventh inning for the Mets.
Tom Glavine (3-1) allowed three runs in seven innings to get the win.
Pirates 8, Cubs 2
At Pittsburgh, Salomon Torres (2-0) pitched five shutout innings in relief of injured starter Josh Fogg to snap Chicago's five-game winning streak.
Sammy Sosa hit his 504th career homer to tie Eddie Murray for 17th place, but left after being struck in the batting helmet by Torres' pitch in the fourth. Sosa appeared fine after the game.
Brewers 5, Astros 4
At Milwaukee, Curtis Leskanic won for the first time in nearly two years and Keith Ginter drove in a career-high three runs for the Brewers.
Leskanic (1-0), coming back from right shoulder surgery in October 2001, pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings for his first victory since May 15, 2001, at Philadelphia.
The crowd of 10,125 was the smallest at Miller Park, which opened in 2001.
Diamondbacks 1, Cardinals 0
At St. Louis, Arizona rookie reliever Oscar Villarreal (1-0) threw 2 2-3 scoreless innings after starter Miguel Batista was ejected and David Dellucci had an RBI double off Brett Tomko (1-2).
Batista and Cardinals first baseman Tino Martinez were ejected after their fight precipitated a bench-clearing brawl in the fifth inning.
Rockies 8, Padres 0
At Denver, Shawn Chacon and two relievers combined on the 21st shutout in Coors Field history as Colorado swept San Diego.
Jay Payton homered and drove in three runs for Colorado, which improved to 8-1 at home. The Padres have lost five straight.
Chacon (3-0) allowed four hits in seven innings. Brian Fuentes and Jose Jimenez finished Colorado's 12th shutout at the hitter-friendly stadium that opened in 1995.
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