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Holliday's late homer powers Rockies past Atlanta

Holliday's late homer powers Rockies past Atlanta

Matt Holliday hit a two-run home run in the 11th inning to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-7 and avoid a three-game series sweep in the National League on Sunday.
With one out in the 11th, Steve Colyer (0-1) walked Todd Helton, who set a club record with five. Holliday then drilled a 2-2 fastball over the fence in center field.
Holliday was hitless in his first four at-bats including grounding into two double plays. He had an infield RBI single in the ninth.
Denny Bautista (1-0) worked a scoreless 11th for the win.
Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki had an unassisted triple play in the seventh inning.
After Kelly Johnson and Edgar Renteria singled, Tulowitzki caught Chipper Jones' line drive behind second base. Tulowitzki stepped on the bag to double up Johnson and tagged Renteria for the third out. It was the 13th unassisted triple play in major league history and the second by Colorado.
Scott Thorman homered and drove in a career-best four runs with a career-best four hits for the Braves.
Phillies 6, Marlins 1
At Philadelphia, Jamie Moyer took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and combined with two relievers for a four-hitter in Philadelphia's win over Florida.
Moyer had faced the minimum 20 batters when Miguel Cabrera broke up the no-hitter with a two-out double in the seventh.
Moyer (3-1) struck out five and walked two in 7 1-3 shutout innings. He also went 2-for-3 with a double.
Jayson Werth made a key defensive play in left field and had a two-run single for the Phillies, who have won seven of their last nine games.
Mets 1, Nationals 0
At Washington, John Maine pitched seven sharp innings and Carlos Beltran homered for one of New York's three hits in a victory over Washington.
Maine (4-0) struck out a career-high eight and allowed three hits in lowering his ERA to 1.35.
Aaron Heilman, Scott Schoeneweis and Billy Wagner finished the six-hitter. Schoeneweis got out of a two-out, bases-loaded jam in the eighth by getting Ryan Church to ground out to first, and Wagner pitched the ninth for his fourth save in four chances.
Beltran's fifth homer came off starter Jason Bergmann (0-2), who was still searching for his first major league win since September 2005 despite a 2.79 ERA this year.
Brewers 3, Astros 1
At Houston, Geoff Jenkins homered and Claudio Vargas pitched out of bases-loaded jams in three straight innings to lead Milwaukee past Houston.
Tony Graffanino and J.J. Hardy also drove in runs for the Brewers, who won a three-game series in Houston for the first time since 1997.
Vargas (2-0) gave up four hits and five walks in five shutout innings, toughening up whenever the Astros threatened to score. Francisco Cordero shut out Houston in the ninth for his 10th save in 10 chances this season.
Woody Williams (0-4) allowed five hits and walked two, losing for the second time in two starts as an Astro in his hometown.
Reds 9, Pirates 5
At Pittsburgh, Edwin Encarnacion's bases-loaded triple keyed Cincinnati's comeback from an early three-run deficit and Aaron Harang settled down to maintain his dominance of Pittsburgh.
Adam Dunn added a two-run homer and Brandon Phillips drove in two runs for the Reds.
Harang (4-0) benefited from the offensive support, even contributing a run-scoring single in a five-run fourth that turned a 4-1 Reds deficit into a 6-4 lead. The big inning came against starter Paul Maholm (1-3).


Updated : 2020-12-02 21:37 GMT+08:00