WASHINGTON - Randy Johnson had to wait a while for his shot at 300 wins. The crowd was small and the weather was wet. His performance, however, was more than worthy of the occasion.

The Big Unit hit the big number yesterday, becoming the 24th pitcher to reach one of baseball's most revered milestones. Johnson tossed two-hit ball over six innings, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals in the first game of a doubleheader. The Giants won the nightcap, 4-1, in a game that was called after 51/2 innings because of rain.

"It's been a long road," Johnson said. "I guess the one word that would sum it all up is that I've persevered."

Johnson allowed only an unearned run and threw 50 of his 78 pitches for strikes. He faced four batters above the minimum and got spotless relief from his bullpen.

He left leading by 2-1 but nearly wound up with a no-decision. The Nationals loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth before Adam Dunn was called out on strikes on a full count on a knee-high fastball from reliever Brian Wilson.

San Francisco added three runs in the ninth.

Some of the few thousand fans who witnessed Johnson's 300th victory - the Nationals have trouble drawing a crowd for anything these days - chanted "Randy! Randy!" in the bottom of the ninth. When the game was over, he gave hugs to teenage son Tanner, who served as a Giants batboy, as well as his teammates. Johnson then tipped his hat to the cheering crowd before disappearing into the dugout.

"It's nice to have this moment with my family and friends that came," Johnson said. "It's the coolest moment to be able to share something with my son. I'm just sad my dad wasn't here. He wasn't able to see my games the last 17 years, but he's up there watching."

Johnson (5-4) became the sixth lefthander to win 300 games, and the first pitcher to do it on his first try since Tom Seaver in 1985.

The 45-year-old Johnson is the second-oldest pitcher to reach the milestone. Knuckleballer Phil Niekro was 46 when he won his 300th with the New York Yankees in 1985.

Afterward, Johnson said he was exhausted.

"But I don't think my work's done here yet. I didn't come here to just win five games," he said.

As long as it took to get to 300, the final step for Johnson required quite a bit of patience. Two off days in the Giants' schedule and a rainout Wednesday night gave him seven days of rest since winning No. 299 last week against Atlanta. In addition, yesterday's game was delayed 36 minutes by bad weather and was played in a light rain.

Once he finally got on the mound, Johnson had an efficient outing - but not flashy. He didn't allow a baserunner until a walk in the fourth inning and didn't give up a hit until Elijah Dukes' broken-bat single up the middle in the fifth.

Johnson then walked Austin Kearns, putting runners on first and second with none out. But second baseman Emmanuel Burriss thwarted a rally with the defensive play of the game. On a one-hopper that hit the mound, Burriss dived to his right to stab the ball backhanded, then flipped it out of his glove to shortstop Edgar Renteria to start a dazzling double play.

FIRST GAME

San Francisco 020 000 003 – 5 7 1

Washington 000 001 000 – 1 4 0

S. Francisco AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Washington AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Rowand cf 4   1   1   0   .293      Alb.Gnzalez ss 4   1   0   0   .271

Renteria ss 4   1   1   0   .245      N.Johnson 1b 2   0   1   1   .330

Winn rf 4   1   1   2   .283      Zimmerman 3b 3   0   0   0   .318

B.Molina c 4   0   1   0   .247      Dunn lf 4   0   0   0   .263

F.Lewis lf 3   1   1   0   .276      Dukes cf 4   0   1   0   .275

c-Sndval ph-1b 0   0   0   1   .301      Kearns rf 3   0   0   0   .218

Ishikawa 1b 3   1   1   0   .264      Belliard 2b 4   0   1   0   .178

d-Torres ph-lf 1   0   0   0   .231      Nieves c 4   0   1   0   .279

Uribe 3b 4   0   0   1   .299      Zimmermann p 1   0   0   0   .000

Burriss 2b 3   0   1   1   .272      a-AH'rndez ph 1   0   0   0   .283

Ra.Johnson p 2   0   0   0   .059      Villone p 0   0   0   0   ---

Medders p 1   0   0   0   .000      MacDougal p 0   0   0   0   ---

Affeldt p 0   0   0   0   1000      b-C.Guzman ph 1   0   0   0   .325

B.Wilson p 0   0   0   0   .000      Hanrahan p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 33   5   7   5         Beimel p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 31   1   4   1      

a-grounded out for Zimmermann in the 6th. b-flied out for MacDougal in the 8th. c-hit a sacrifice fly for F.Lewis in the 9th. d-flied out for Ishikawa in the 9th. E: Renteria (5). LOB: San Francisco 2, Washington 7. 2B: Renteria (8), Winn (15), Ishikawa (4), N.Johnson (8). RBIs: Winn 2 (23), Sandoval (21), Uribe (10), Burriss (12), N.Johnson (27). SF: Sandoval. RLSP: Washington 4 (Nieves, Dunn 3). RA: Uribe, Alb.Gonzalez, Zimmerman. GIDP: Belliard. DP: San Francisco 1 (Burriss, Renteria, Ishikawa).

Washington walks (4): N.Johnson 2, Zimmerman, Kearns.

San Francisco strikeouts (9): Rowand, Renteria 2, B.Molina 2, Ishikawa, Ra.Johnson 2, Medders.

Washington strikeouts (8): Dunn 2, Dukes 2, Kearns 3, Nieves.

San Francisco IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Ra.Johnson (W) 6   2   1   0   2   2   78   5.12

Medders (H) 1   1   0   0   0   2   14   2.66

Affeldt (H) 2/3   0   0   0   1   0   9   1.88

B.Wilson (S) 11/3   1   0   0   1   4   34   3.86

Washington IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Zimmermann (L) 6   3   2   2   0   7   92   5.71

Villone 1   0   0   0   0   1   9   0.00

MacDougal 1   0   0   0   0   1   9   8.53

Hanrahan 0   4   3   3   0   0   9   6.66

Beimel 1   0   0   0   0   0   11   4.64

W: Johnson, 5-4. L: Zimmermann, 2-3. S: Wilson, 13. H: Medders, 3. H: Affeldt, 13.

Hanrahan pitched to 4 batters in the 9th.Medders pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: Affeldt 1-0, B.Wilson 2-0, Beimel 2-1. PB: B.Molina. Umpires: Home, Tim Timmons; first, R.J. Thompson; second, Jeff Kellogg; third, Mark Wegner.

T: 2:30.

SECOND GAME

San Francisco 000 130 – 4 10 0

Washington 100 00x – 1 5 0

S.Francisco AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Washington AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   Rowand cf 3   1   1   1   .294      C.Guzman ss 3   1   1   0   .326

Renteria ss 3   1   1   0   .247      N.Johnson 1b 3   0   1   0   .330

Torres lf 3   1   1   0   .250      Zimmerman 3b 1   0   1   1   .321

Sandoval 1b 3   0   1   1   .301      Dunn lf 2   0   0   0   .261

Aurilia 3b 3   0   2   1   .221      Dukes rf 2   0   0   0   .270

Whiteside c 3   0   1   1   .300      W.Harris cf 2   0   1   0   .273

Schierholtz rf 3   0   1   0   .242      J.Bard c 2   0   0   0   .212

Burriss 2b 3   1   1   0   .273      AHernandez 2b 2   0   1   0   .287

Cain p 3   0   1   0   .263      Detwiler p 2   0   0   0   .000

Totals 27   4   10   4         Totals 19   1   5   1      

LOB: San Francisco 7, Washington 6. 2B: Sandoval (15), Schierholtz (4), Burriss (6), C.Guzman (11), A.Hernandez (6). 3B: W.Harris (2). RBIs: Rowand (25), Sandoval (22), Aurilia (12), Whiteside (2), Zimmerman (38). SB: Torres (2). SF: Zimmerman. RLSP: San Francisco 1 (Whiteside); Washington 4 (W.Harris 2, C.Guzman, Detwiler). RA: Sandoval, Dukes.

San Francisco walks (1): Rowand.

Washington walks (2): Zimmerman, Dunn.

San Francisco strikeouts (5): Torres 2, Schierholtz, Burriss, Cain.

Washington strikeouts (7): C.Guzman, N.Johnson, Dunn 2, W.Harris, Detwiler 2.

San Francisco IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Cain (W) 5   5   1   1   2   7   82   2.27

Washington IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Detwiler (L) 52/3   10   4   4   1   5   76   5.23

W: Cain, 7-1. L: Detwiler, 0-2. .

WP: Cain. Umpires: Home, Rob Drake; first, Jeff Kellogg; second, Mark Wegner; third, R.J. Thompson.

T: 1:37 (Rain delay: 1:07). A: 16,787 (41,888).

Pirates 11, Mets 6

PITTSBURGH - Jason Jaramillo drove in a career-high four runs, and Pittsburgh completed a rain-shortened three-game sweep of New York.

Ramon Vazquez went 4 for 4, and Andy LaRoche had two RBIs and scored two runs for the Bucs.

New York 030 110 001 – 6 10 1

Pittsburgh 410 400 20x – 11 13 1

New York AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Pittsburgh AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Cora ss 5   0   1   1   .321      McCutchen cf 4   3   2   1   .500

L.Castillo 2b 4   1   1   1   .284      Morgan lf 4   2   2   1   .280

Beltran cf 4   1   2   1   .356      F.Sanchez 2b 5   0   0   0   .321

Sheffield rf 5   0   0   0   .269      Ad.LaRoche 1b 3   2   1   1   .245

D.Wright 3b 3   2   2   1   .326      An.LaRoche 3b 3   2   1   2   .298

Dan.Murphy 1b 4   0   1   1   .248      S.Jackson p 0   0   0   0   ---

F.Martinez lf 4   1   2   1   .222      c-Monroe ph 1   0   0   0   .229

Santos c 4   0   1   0   .261      J.Chavez p 0   0   0   0   ---

Pelfrey p 2   1   0   0   .059      Moss rf 4   1   1   1   .264

Takahashi p 0   0   0   0   .000      Jaramillo c 4   0   2   4   .282

a-Brown ph 1   0   0   0   .000      R.Vazquez ss 4   1   4   1   .270

S.Green p 0   0   0   0   ---      Ohlendorf p 3   0   0   0   .048

Putz p 0   0   0   0   ---      Gorzelanny p 0   0   0   0   .000

b-Reed ph 1   0   0   0   .322      S.Burnett p 0   0   0   0   .000

Feliciano p 0   0   0   0   ---      Hinske 3b 1   0   0   0   .267

Totals 37   6   10   6         Totals 36   11   13   11      

a-grounded out for Takahashi in the 5th. b-grounded out for Putz in the 8th. c-struck out for S.Jackson in the 8th. E: Dan.Murphy (5), Ad.LaRoche (2). LOB: New York 9, Pittsburgh 7. 2B: Cora (5), Beltran (16), D.Wright (13), F.Martinez (3), Ad.LaRoche (18). 3B: Morgan (5). HR: Beltran (7), off Ohlendorf. RBIs: Cora (5), L.Castillo (13), Beltran (32), D.Wright (31), Dan.Murphy (18), F.Martinez (4), McCutchen (1), Morgan (18), Ad.LaRoche (24), An.LaRoche 2 (27), Moss (13), Jaramillo 4 (12), R.Vazquez (8). SB: D.Wright (13), McCutchen (1), R.Vazquez (1). S: Morgan. RLSP: New York 6 (Sheffield 3, Pelfrey, Brown, Dan.Murphy); Pittsburgh 4 (Ohlendorf 2, An.LaRoche, F.Sanchez). RA: Beltran, Santos, F.Sanchez 2. GIDP: Ohlendorf. DP: New York 1 (Pelfrey, Santos, Dan.Murphy).

New York walks (5): L.Castillo, Beltran, D.Wright 2, Dan.Murphy.

Pittsburgh walks (4): McCutchen, Ad.LaRoche 2, Moss.

New York strikeouts (2): Beltran, Sheffield.

Pittsburgh strikeouts (6): F.Sanchez, An.LaRoche, Monroe, Moss, Ohlendorf 2.

New York IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Pelfrey (L) 32/3   9   9   8   4   3   83   4.85

Takahashi 1/3   1   0   0   0   1   10   2.77

S.Green 2   0   0   0   0   1   16   5.96

Putz 1   3   2   2   0   0   23   5.22

Feliciano 1   0   0   0   0   1   7   2.42

Pittsburgh IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Ohlendorf 41/3   9   5   5   3   1   84   4.85

Gorzelanny 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   6   6.75

S.Burnett 1   0   0   0   0   1   17   3.04

S.Jackson (W) 2   0   0   0   1   0   30   0.00

J.Chavez 1   1   1   1   1   0   17   3.13

W: Jackson, 1-0. L: Pelfrey, 4-2. .

IR-S: Takahashi 2-1, Gorzelanny 1-0. IBB: off Pelfrey (Ad.LaRoche). HBP: by Pelfrey (An.LaRoche). WP: J.Chavez. Umpires: Home, Tim McClelland; first, Adrian Johnson; second, Scott Barry; third, Ted Barrett.

T: 2:49. A: 20,683 (38,362).

Marlins 4, Brewers 3

MIAMI - Josh Johnson hit a three-run shot for his first career home run and pitched into the eighth inning, leading Florida past Milwaukee.

Milwaukee 000 100 020–3 7 0

Florida 000 400 00x–4 7 0

Milwaukee AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Florida AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Counsell 2b 4   0   0   0   .305      Coghlan lf 3   0   1   0   .205

Hardy ss 4   1   1   0   .238      b-B.Carroll ph-rf 1   0   0   0   .214

Braun lf 4   1   2   0   .316      Bonifacio 3b 4   0   0   0   .246

Fielder 1b 4   1   3   3   .286      Ha.Ramirez ss 4   0   1   0   .342

M.Cameron cf 4   0   0   0   .282      Cantu 1b 4   1   1   0   .280

Hart rf 4   0   1   0   .251      Hermida rf-lf 2   1   1   0   .265

Hall 3b 3   0   0   0   .211      Uggla 2b 2   0   0   0   .216

c-Gerut ph 1   0   0   0   .209      Jo.Baker c 3   1   1   1   .261

Mi.Rivera c 2   0   0   0   .303      C.Ross cf 3   0   1   0   .259

Bush p 1   0   0   0   .150      Jo.Johnson p 3   1   1   3   .107

a-Gamel ph 1   0   0   0   .229      Meyer p 0   0   0   0   .000

Stetter p 0   0   0   0   ---      Nunez p 0   0   0   0   ---

Coffey p 0   0   0   0   .000      Lindstrom p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 32   3   7   3         Totals 29   4   7   4      

a-struck out for Bush in the 7th. b-struck out for Coghlan in the 7th. c-grounded into a double play for Hall in the 9th. LOB: Milwaukee 5, Florida 3. 2B: Braun (11), Cantu (11), C.Ross (14). 3B: Fielder (2). HR: Fielder (13), off Meyer; Jo.Johnson (1), off Bush. RBIs: Fielder 3 (52), Jo.Baker (20), Jo.Johnson 3 (5). CS: Hermida (2). S: Bush. RLSP: Milwaukee 3 (Counsell, Hart 2); Florida 2 (Jo.Johnson 2). RA: Braun, Uggla. GIDP: Gerut. DP: Milwaukee 2 (M.Cameron, Hardy, Fielder), (Mi.Rivera, Mi.Rivera, Counsell); Florida 1 (Uggla, Ha.Ramirez, Cantu).

Milwaukee walks (1): Mi.Rivera.

Florida walks (2): Hermida, Uggla.

Milwaukee strikeouts (10): Braun, M.Cameron 4, Hart, Hall, Mi.Rivera 2, Gamel.

Florida strikeouts (7): Coghlan 2, B.Carroll, Cantu, Hermida, Uggla, Jo.Johnson.

Milwaukee IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Bush (L) 6   7   4   4   2   4   84   4.52

Stetter 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   10   3.78

Coffey 11/3   0   0   0   0   2   14   2.36

Florida IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Jo.Johnson (W) 72/3   5   2   2   1   8   107   2.63

Meyer 0   1   1   1   0   0   3   2.63

Nunez (H) 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   5   3.33

Lindstrom (S) 1   1   0   0   0   1   10   5.56

W: Johnson, 5-1. L: Bush, 3-2. S: Lindstrom, 11. H: Nunez, 10.

Meyer pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. IR-S: Meyer 1-1. HBP: by Jo.Johnson (Mi.Rivera). Umpires: Home, Damien Beal; First, Mike DiMuro; Second, Dale Scott; Third, Jerry Meals.

T: 2:25. A: 11,623 (38,560).

Cardinals 3, Reds 1

ST. LOUIS - Chris Carpenter pitched a three-hitter for his first complete game in more than two years, and Albert Pujols took care of the offense with a two-run homer and RBI double, leading St. Louis over Cincinnati.

The victory gave St. Louis a split of the four-game series and put the Cardinals in a tie for first in the National League Central with Milwaukee, which lost to the Florida Marlins.

Carpenter (4-0) needed just 95 pitches for his first complete game since Sept. 11, 2006, at Houston and 26th of his career. With the help of two double plays, he faced the minimum through 72/3 innings.

Laynce Nix spoiled the shutout bid with his 18th homer, to right field in the eighth.

Cincinnati 000 000 010 – 1 3 1

St. Louis 002 001 00x – 3 8 0

Cincinnati AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      St. Louis AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Hairston Jr. 3b 4   0   0   0   .260      Schumaker 2b 3   1   1   0   .302

Dickerson cf 3   0   2   0   .250      Barden 3b 0   0   0   0   .242

B.Phillips 2b 3   0   0   0   .285      Rasmus cf 4   1   1   0   .248

Bruce rf 3   0   0   0   .212      Pujols 1b 4   1   2   3   .346

RHernandez 1b 3   0   0   0   .276      Ludwick rf 4   0   1   0   .240

L.Nix lf 3   1   1   1   .288      Ankiel lf 3   0   1   0   .226

Ale.Gonzalez ss 3   0   0   0   .215      Y.Molina c 2   0   0   0   .259

Hanigan c 3   0   0   0   .316      Thurston 3b-2b 3   0   0   0   .261

Harang p 2   0   0   0   .167      C.Carpenter p 3   0   1   0   .083

a-Gomes ph 1   0   0   0   .316      Br.Ryan ss 3   0   1   0   .281

Totals 28   1   3   1         Totals 29   3   8   3      

a-popped out for Harang in the 9th. E: B.Phillips (4). LOB: Cincinnati 0, St. Louis 4. 2B: Pujols (13). HR: L.Nix (7), off C.Carpenter; Pujols (17), off Harang. RBIs: L.Nix (18), Pujols 3 (48). RLSP: St. Louis 4 (C.Carpenter 2, Y.Molina, Schumaker). GI DP: B.Phillips 2, Schumaker, Pujols, Y.Molina, C.Carpenter. DP: Cincinnati 4 (Hairston Jr., B.Phillips, R.Hernandez), (Ale.Gonzalez, B.Phillips, R.Hernandez), (B.Phillips, Ale.Gonzalez, R.Hernandez), (R.Hernandez, Ale.Gonzalez, R.Hernandez); St. Louis 2 (Thurston, Schumaker, Pujols), (Thurston, Schumaker, Pujols).

St. Louis walks (2): Schumaker, Y.Molina.

Cincinnati strikeouts (3): B.Phillips, R.Hernandez, Hanigan.

St. Louis strikeouts (4): Rasmus, Ludwick, Ankiel, Br.Ryan.

Cincinnati IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Harang (L) 8   8   3   3   2   4   115   4.11

St. Louis IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

C.Carpenter (W) 9   3   1   1   0   3   95   0.71

W: Carpenter, 4-0. L: Harang, 5-6. .

Umpires: Home, D.J. Reyburn; first, Jim Joyce; second, Brian Runge; third, Derryl Cousins.

T: 2:05. A: 39,249 (43,975).

Rockies 10, Astros 3

HOUSTON - Garrett Atkins broke out of a slump with two home runs, and Colorado snapped a four-game losing skid with a win over Houston.

Ryan Spilborghs and Brad Hawpe added solo homers, and Jason Hammel pitched seven effective innings for the Rockies, who avoided a sweep and stopped Houston's four-game winning streak.

Colorado 004 120 030 – 10 14 1

Houston 001 000 110 – 3 7 0

Colorado AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Houston AB   R   H   BI   Avg.   

Spilborghs cf-lf 4   2   2   2   .263      Bourn cf 5   0   2   1   .297

Barmes ss 4   1   2   1   .266      Tejada ss 5   0   0   0   .350

Helton 1b 4   1   2   1   .315      Pence rf 4   0   0   0   .339

Murton lf 5   0   1   2   .267      Ca.Lee lf 4   1   1   0   .315

Grilli p 0   0   0   0   .000      Berkman 1b 3   1   1   0   .242

Embree p 0   0   0   0   ---      I.Rodriguez c 4   0   1   1   .266

Hawpe rf 5   1   1   1   .348      Blum 3b 3   0   0   0   .271

Atkins 3b 4   2   2   3   .194      Maysonet 2b 4   1   2   1   .382

Quintanilla 2b 1   0   0   0   .217      W.Rodriguez p 0   0   0   0   .043

Stewart 2b-3b 5   1   3   0   .205      a-Kata ph 1   0   0   0   .000

Bellorin c 4   1   1   0   .250      R.Ortiz p 0   0   0   0   .200

Hammel p 3   0   0   0   .000      b-Erstad ph 0   0   0   0   .137

c-Fowler ph-cf 0   1   0   0   .255      Backe p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 39   10   14   10         d-Michaels ph 1   0   0   0   .167

Totals 34   3   7   3      

a-flied out for W.Rodriguez in the 5th. b-walked for R.Ortiz in the 7th. c-walked for Hammel in the 8th. d-popped out for Backe in the 9th. E: Atkins (7). LOB: Colorado 7, Houston 8. 2B: Spilborghs (13), Stewart (5), Bourn (10), Berkman (8). 3B: Barmes (3). HR: Atkins 2 (5), off W.Rodriguez 2; Spilborghs (5), off W.Rodriguez; Hawpe (8), off W.Rodriguez. RBIs: Spilborghs 2 (25), Barmes (20), Helton (36), Murton 2 (6), Hawpe (41), Atkins 3 (20), Bourn (13), I.Rodriguez (24), Maysonet (6). CS: Barmes (3). S: W.Rodriguez. SF: Spilborghs. RLSP: Colorado 3 (Hawpe 2, Hammel); Houston 4 (Tejada, Bourn 2, Blum). RA: Barmes, Hawpe.

Colorado walks (4): Barmes, Helton, Bellorin, Fowler.

Houston walks (3): Berkman, Blum, Erstad.

Colorado strikeouts (8): Helton 2, Murton 3, Bellorin, Hammel 2.

Houston strikeouts (6): Tejada, Pence 2, Ca.Lee, Berkman, Maysonet.

Colorado IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Hammel (W) 7   4   2   2   2   4   96   4.50

Grilli 1   2   1   1   1   1   26   6.05

Embree 1   1   0   0   0   1   15   6.19

Houston IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

W.Rodriguez (L) 5   10   7   7   2   7   98   2.97

R.Ortiz 2   1   0   0   0   1   24   4.46

Backe 2   3   3   3   2   0   28   15.00

W: Hammel, 2-3. L: Rodriguez, 5-5. .

IBB: off Backe (Helton), off W.Rodriguez (Bellorin). Umpires: Home, Lance Barksdale; first, Randy Marsh; second, Marvin Hudson; third, James Hoye.

T: 2:47. A: 26,671 (40,976).