NEW YORK - Pinch-hitter Damion Easley hit a tying homer with two outs in the 10th inning and Endy Chavez drove in the winning run with a beautiful bunt single in the 12th, giving the New York Mets a 2-1 victory last night over the Colorado Rockies.
Slumping rookie Troy Tulowitzki broke up a scoreless game with a two-out RBI triple in the 10th off Billy Wagner.
Colorado closer Brian Fuentes retired his first two batters in the bottom half and was one strike from his fifth save when Easley drove a 2-2 pitch over the left-center fence for his fourth career pinch-hit homer. It was the first home run by a Mets pinch-hitter this season.
Shawn Green drew a leadoff walk from Ryan Speier (0-1) in the 12th, advanced on Jose Valentin's sacrifice, and moved to third on a balk when Speier inexplicably stopped in the middle of his delivery.
After pinch-hitter David Newhan struck out and Jose Reyes was intentionally walked, Chavez dragged a perfect bunt to the right side. A desperate Speier tried in vain to shovel the ball to first, but the speedy Chavez beat it out easily and raised his arms as he crossed the bag.
Joe Smith (1-0) got two outs for his first major-league win.
Brewers 4, Cubs 1
CHICAGO - It just gets worse and worse for Chicago.
Prince Fielder homered for the second straight game, and Milwaukee defeated the punchless Cubs.
Fielder ended a 19-inning scoreless streak for Rich Hill (3-1) with a two-run drive in the fourth, his fifth home run of the season and third in two games. Kevin Mench added a solo homer in the sixth, and Rickie Weeks had an RBI single in the seventh.
Last-place Chicago (7-13), in its first season under manager Lou Piniella, has lost three straight and dropped to 3-9 at Wrigley Field. The Cubs had men in scoring position from the second to sixth innings, but couldn't take advantage. In that span they led off innings with hits four times.
Braves 11, Marlins 6
MIAMI - Four Atlanta relievers combined to pitch six shutout innings, and the Braves scored all of their runs with two out to beat Florida.
Peter Moylan (1-0) pitched three scoreless innings for his first major-league win. Bob Wickman finished with a one-hit ninth and has yet to allow a run in 92/3 innings.
Florida's Cody Ross doubled and homered to drive in five runs, all off starter Mark Redman.
The Braves scored four runs in the first and four in the ninth.
Brian McCann put Atlanta ahead to stay in the sixth with a sacrifice fly off Matt Lindstrom (0-1).
Pirates 3, Astros 0
PITTSBURGH - Paul Maholm allowed only three singles in his first career complete game, and Pittsburgh avoided its longest home losing streak to start a season in 109 years, beating Houston.
Reds 10, Cardinals 3