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Johnson's wildness, temper costly as D-backs lose to Pirates 5-3

Johnson's wildness, temper costly as D-backs lose to Pirates 5-3

The Pittsburgh Pirates took advantage of a rattled Randy Johnson and a reversed home run call to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 in the National League on Monday.
Johnson (4-3) limited the Pirates to six singles and struck out three in 5 2-3 innings but was hurt by three errors _ including one by himself. He was also hurt by wildness; of the five batters he walked, four scored.
Zach Duke (4-4) gave up two runs, including one Mark Reynolds homer and nearly another, in six-plus innings.
Arizona manager Bob Melvin was ejected in the second by home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg, after Reynolds hit a ball that a fan leaned several feet over the railing to catch. It was initially called a home run before the umpires reversed the call, sending Reynolds to second with a double.
Reds 9, Marlins 4
At Miami, Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th home run, completing his long ascent to becoming the sixth player in history to reach that milestone, as Cincinnati downed Florida.
The Cincinnati Reds outfielder homered off Florida lefty Mark Hendrickson in the first inning. Griffey joined Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sammy Sosa at that mark.
The 38-year-old homered with Jerry Hairston on third and one out. The left-handed swinger launched a 3-1 pitch 413 feet into the right-field seats. He received a standing ovation from the relatively sparse crowd and responded by coming out of the Reds dugout and tipping his helmet to the fans.
Paul Bako had his first career multihomer game _ three-run and two-run shots _ and Brandon Phillips added a solo homer in support of Edinson Volquez (9-2), who gave up three runs in six innings.
Giants 3, Nationals 2
At Washington, Ray Durham, Randy Winn and Bengie Molina had consecutive hits as San Francisco came alive in the fifth inning against a starter making a one-game visit from minor league Columbus.
Matt Cain (3-4) allowed one run and eight hits over 6 1-3 innings to get his first victory since May 13 for the Giants, who outscored the Nationals by a combined 22-4 to complete their first four-game sweep of the franchise since 1994.
Tyler Clippard (0-1), whose previous big league experience was a 3-1 record in six starts for the New York Yankees last year, allowed three runs and five hits with four walks and six strikeouts in 4 1-3 innings in his Nationals debut.
San Francisco has won six of eight overall, and its seven-game road winning streak is its longest since 2003.
On Sunday, the Giants used a four-run fifth to chase Garrett Mock, who was making his major league debut because of an injury to Odalis Perez.


Updated : 2021-03-03 10:36 GMT+08:00