BREWERS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 1

MILWAUKEE - Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run to ruin a memorable night for Randy Johnson, powering the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks last night.

Johnson (4-2) broke a tie with Roger Clemens to take sole possession of second place on baseball's career strikeout list in the first inning when he fanned Mike Cameron. That gave the Big Unit 4,673 strikeouts, still far behind Nolan Ryan's 5,714.

Johnson had given up only three hits through five when he walked Cameron to lead off the sixth - the first walk of the game by either starting pitcher. Braun then clobbered an 0-1 pitch deep to left field, putting the Brewers ahead 2-1 with his 16th homer of the season.

Johnson had been nearly untouchable up to that point, striking out eight through five innings.

But Milwaukee added to its lead in the seventh when Joe Dillon's double drove in J.J. Hardy from first.

Johnson was taken out of the game, tipping his hat to applause.

Rickie Weeks then hit a sacrifice fly off reliever Juan Cruz to score Dillon, putting Milwaukee ahead 4-1.

The Brewers' offensive struggles included two strikeouts by Bill Hall, who caused a stir this week when his agent suggested that the team would be better off trading him than keeping him in a platoon with Russell Branyan at third base.

Arizona 000 100 000–1 6 2

Milwaukee 000 002 23x–7 9 0

Arizona AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Milwaukee AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

SDrew ss 4   0   1   0   .268      Weeks 2b 3   0   1   1   .209

Young cf 4   0   1   0   .239      MCameron cf 3   1   0   0   .220

OHudson 2b 4   1   1   0   .302      Braun lf 4   1   1   2   .296

Tracy 1b 4   0   0   0   .214      Fielder 1b 4   1   1   1   .280

Reynolds 3b 3   0   2   1   .249      Hart rf 4   0   0   0   .286

Montero c 3   0   0   0   .283      BHall 3b 4   1   1   0   .228

Upton rf 3   0   0   0   .270      Hardy ss 4   2   2   2   .250

Salazar lf 3   0   1   0   .258      Kendall c 4   0   0   0   .249

RaJohnson p 2   0   0   0   .143      McClung p 2   0   2   0   .400

JCruz p 0   0   0   0   ---      Dillard p 0   0   0   0   1000

b-CBurke ph 1   0   0   0   .171      a-Dillon ph 1   1   1   1   .294

Scherzer p 0   0   0   0   .000      Shouse p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 31   1   6   1         Totals 33   7   9   7      

a-doubled for Dillard in the 7th. b-lined out for Cruz in the 8th. E: SDrew (5), OHudson (7). LOB: Arizona 4, Milwaukee 4. 2B: Reynolds (7), Salazar (3), Dillon (2). HR: Hardy (3), off Scherzer; Fielder (10), off Scherzer; Braun (16), off RaJohnson. RBIs: Reynolds (34), Weeks (20), Braun 2 (44), Fielder (31), Hardy 2 (17), Dillon (3). SB: Hart (10). SF: Weeks. GIDP: Young. RLSP: Arizona 1 (Upton); Milwaukee 2 (Braun, Hardy). RA: Montero. DP: Milwaukee 1 (BHall, Weeks and Fielder).

Arizona walks (1): Reynolds.

Milwaukee walks (1): MCameron.

Arizona strikeouts (6): Young, OHudson, Tracy, Montero, Salazar, RaJohnson.

Milwaukee strikeouts (10): Weeks, MCameron 3, Braun 2, Fielder, BHall 2, Hardy.

Arizona IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

RaJohnson(L) 61/3   6   4   3   1   8   100   3.88

JCruz 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   14   3.38

Scherzer 1   3   3   3   0   1   18   3.04

Milwaukee IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

McClung(W) 6   6   1   1   0   4   79   4.25

Dillard(H) 1   0   0   0   1   1   19   0.00

Shouse(S) 2   0   0   0   0   1   28   2.14

W: McClung, 3-2. L: RaJohnson, 4-2. S: Shouse, 2. H: Dillard, 1.

IR-S: JCruz 1-1. Umpires: Home, Scott Barry; First, Bruce Dreckman; Second, Brian Gorman; Third, Gerry Davis.

T: 2:27. A: 29,478 (41,900).

ASTROS 2, PIRATES 0

PITTSBURGH - Lance Berkman and Miguel Tejada doubled in runs, Wandy Rodriguez pitched six shutout innings in his second start after coming off the disabled list, and Houston ended a five-game losing streak by beating Pittsburgh.

The Astros have totaled only eight runs in six games, but they didn't need many in this game. Rodriguez limited the Pirates to five hits.

Houston 100 001 000–2 10 0

Pittsburgh 000 000 000–0 5 0

Houston AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Pittsburgh AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Bourn cf 5   0   1   0   .213      McLouth cf 4   0   1   0   .311

KMatsui 2b 4   2   4   0   .278      JaWilson ss 4   0   2   0   .306

Tejada ss 5   0   1   1   .310      FSanchez 2b 4   0   1   0   .238

Berkman 1b 4   0   1   1   .382      Bay lf 4   0   0   0   .290

CaLee lf 3   0   1   0   .265      Nady rf 3   0   0   0   .318

Erstad lf 0   0   0   0   .315      AdLaRoche 1b 4   0   0   0   .211

Pence rf 3   0   1   0   .295      JBautista 3b 3   0   0   0   .256

Wigginton 3b 2   0   0   0   .275      RChavez c 3   0   1   0   .231

Ausmus c 3   0   0   0   .171      Dumatrait p 2   0   0   0   .000

WRodriguez p 2   0   0   0   .000      Grabow p 0   0   0   0   .000

a-Cruz Jr. ph 1   0   1   0   .133      b-ChGomez ph 1   0   0   0   .318

Sampson p 0   0   0   0   .105      Yates p 0   0   0   0   ---

c-Blum ph 1   0   0   0   .232      Totals 32   0   5   0      

Brocail p 0   0   0   0   ---

Valverde p 0   0   0   0   .000

Totals 33   2   10   2      

a-singled for Rodriguez in the 7th. b-grounded out for Grabow in the 7th. c-flied out for Sampson in the 8th. LOB: Houston 11, Pittsburgh 6. 2B: Tejada (17), Berkman (22), JaWilson (3). RBIs: Tejada (38), Berkman (48). CS: KMatsui (3), Pence (5). S: KMatsui. RLSP: Houston 6 (Bourn, CaLee 3, Ausmus 2); Pittsburgh 3 (Bay, AdLaRoche 2). RA: Tejada, Berkman, Ausmus. DP: Pittsburgh 1 (FSanchez and AdLaRoche).

Houston walks (6): Berkman, CaLee, Pence, Wigginton 2, Ausmus.

Pittsburgh walks (1): Nady.

Houston strikeouts (6): Bourn, Tejada, Berkman, Wigginton, Ausmus, WRodriguez.

Pittsburgh strikeouts (5): McLouth, Bay, RChavez, Dumatrait 2.

Houston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

WRodriguez(W) 6   5   0   0   1   3   91   2.38

Sampson(H) 1   0   0   0   0   0   9   5.63

Brocail(H) 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   2.61

Valverde(S) 1   0   0   0   0   1   13   3.72

Pittsburgh IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Dumatrait(L) 6   7   2   2   3   4   105   3.47

Grabow 1   2   0   0   1   0   15   1.53

Yates 2   1   0   0   2   2   36   4.05

W: WRodriguez, 2-1. L: Dumatrait, 2-3. S: Valverde, 16. H: Sampson, 1. H: Brocail, 11.

Umpires: Home, Andy Fletcher; First, Mike Reilly; Second, Bob Davidson; Third, Alfonso Marquez.

T: 2:44. A: 13,183 (38,362).

BRAVES 5, MARLINS 4

ATLANTA - Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer and Greg Norton came through with a double in the eighth inning that gave Atlanta another come-from-behind victory over Florida.

Atlanta 300 000 02x–5 6 1

Florida AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Atlanta AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

HRamirez ss 3   1   1   0   .292      YEscobar ss 4   1   1   0   .300

Hermida rf 4   0   1   0   .267      KJohnson 2b 3   1   0   0   .294

Cantu 3b 3   0   1   1   .267      CJones 3b 4   2   2   3   .409

Jacobs 1b 4   1   1   0   .252      Teixeira 1b 3   1   1   0   .276

Uggla 2b 3   2   2   3   .302      Norton lf 3   0   1   2   .182

LGonzalez lf 4   0   0   0   .294      RSoriano p 0   0   0   0   ---

Nelson p 0   0   0   0   ---      Francoeur rf 4   0   0   0   .251

CRoss cf 4   0   0   0   .202      CMiller c 3   0   0   0   .069

Treanor c 4   0   1   0   .274      c-Infante ph-lf 0   0   0   0   .250

Badenhop p 2   0   1   0   .091      GBlanco cf 3   0   1   0   .274

Waechter p 1   0   0   0   .000      Campillo p 1   0   0   0   .100

Pinto p 0   0   0   0   .000      a-Gotay ph 0   0   0   0   .229

Lindstrom p 0   0   0   0   ---      JBennett p 0   0   0   0   .167

Tankersley p 0   0   0   0   ---      b-JAndersn ph 1   0   0   0   .167

JJones lf 1   0   0   0   .087      Ohman p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 33   4   8   4         d-McCann ph-c 0   0   0   0   .313

Totals 29   5   6   5      

a-walked for Campillo in the 4th. b-popped out for Bennett in the 7th. c-walked for Miller in the 8th. d-walked for Ohman in the 8th. E: CJones (8). LOB: Florida 5, Atlanta 8. 2B: HRamirez (9), Cantu (12), Teixeira (15), Norton (2). HR: Uggla 2 (18), off Campillo 2; CJones (13), off Badenhop. RBIs: Cantu (29), Uggla 3 (41), CJones 3 (38), Norton 2 (7). CS: YEscobar (3). SF: Cantu. GIDP: Cantu 2. RLSP: Florida 2 (HRamirez, LGonzalez); Atlanta 5 (YEscobar 4, KJohnson). RA: Hermida, YEscobar. DP: Atlanta 2 (2 by CJones, KJohnson and Teixeira).

Florida walks (2): HRamirez, Uggla.

Atlanta walks (8): YEscobar, KJohnson, Teixeira, Norton, Infante, GBlanco, Gotay, McCann.

Florida strikeouts (8): Hermida, Jacobs 2, CRoss, Treanor 2, Badenhop, Waechter.

Atlanta strikeouts (7): YEscobar, CJones, Francoeur 2, CMiller, GBlanco 2.

Florida IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Badenhop 5   3   3   3   5   3   89   6.59

Waechter(H) 12/3   0   0   0   1   1   26   2.12

Pinto(H) 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   5   1.51

Lindstrom(L) 1/3   3   2   2   1   1   16   3.86

Tankersley 1/3   0   0   0   1   1   10   7.16

Nelson 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   1.93

Atlanta IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Campillo 4   6   4   4   1   3   80   1.79

JBennett 3   1   0   0   0   4   39   3.23

Ohman(W) 1   1   0   0   1   0   20   2.59

RSoriano S, 2 1   0   0   0   0   1   9   2.25

W: Ohman, 3-0. L: Lindstrom, 1-1. S: RSoriano, 2. H: Pinto, 10. H: Waechter, 6. BS: Lindstrom, 1.

IR-S: Nelson 3-0, Pinto 1-0, Tankersley 2-0. IBB: off Ohman (Uggla) 1. WP: Pinto. Umpires: Home, Brian Runge; First, Charlie Reliford; Second, Adrian Johnson; Third, Greg Gibson.

T: 2:59. A: 25,476 (49,743).