The Associated Press
MONTREAL - Brad Wilkerson hit his second grand slam of the season with two outs in the ninth inning, giving the Montreal Expos a 4-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. It was the Expos' fourth straight victory.
Wilkerson drove closer Tim Worrell's 3-2 pitch over the center-field wall for Montreal's sixth game-ending homer of the season to spoil Sidney Ponson's best start for the Giants.
Wilkerson was mobbed by his teammates at home plate and brought out of the dugout for a curtain call by the Olympic Stadium crowd of 17,655. The Expos are five games out in the NL wild-card race.
Ponson (0-3) breezed through the first eighth innings in his third start for San Francisco and came within two outs of his first NL win, complete game, and shutout.
Dodgers 3, Cubs 0
CHICAGO - Hideo Nomo scattered four hits over seven innings and Eric Gagne saved his 41st straight game for Los Angeles.
Gagne's 41st consecutive save is the longest streak to start a season in major league history. He has saved 49 in a row dating to last Aug. 28, the second-longest streak in big league history to Tom Gordon, who converted 54 saves in a row for Boston from April 19, 1998, to June 5, 1999.
"I don't think you would rather have anyone else on the mound in a close situation other than him," said Dodgers left fielder Jeromy Burnitz.
Diamondbacks 2, Braves 0
ATLANTA - Curt Schilling (7-6) pitched one-hit ball for eight innings and struck out 12 in a classic duel with Greg Maddux.
Alex Cintron broke up a scoreless game with a home run in the seventh off Maddux. Cintron scored an insurance run in the ninth, when he doubled against Kent Mercker and came home on an RBI single by Rod Barajas.
Marlins 11, Padres 7
MIAMI - Josh Beckett allowed two runs in a career-best eight innings, and Derrek Lee homered for Florida.
Ivan Rodriguez and Luis Castillo had two RBI apiece for the Marlins, a half-game behind Philadelphia in the NL wild-card race.
Beckett (6-6) allowed five hits, two walks and struck out eight - sending San Diego to its fifth straight loss.
Pirates 5, Brewers 2
PITTSBURGH - Reggie Sanders and Tike Redman each hit a two-run homer, and Josh Fogg rebounded from the worst start of his career for Pittsburgh as the Pirates took two of three in the series.
Mets 6, Rockies 4
NEW YORK - Cliff Floyd had four more hits since announcing his season will end today, and Al Leiter pitched six strong innings as New York won its season-high fifth straight. Floyd went 4-for-4 and is 10-for-11 in three games since deciding to have season-ending surgery on his aching Achilles' tendon at the end of the month.
Phillies 6, Cardinals 4
PHILADELPHIA - Amaury Telemaco won for the first time in over two years, retiring the final 14 batters he faced as Philadelphia completed a three-game sweep of St. Louis.
The Phillies have won five straight and lead Florida by a half-game in the NL wild-card race.
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