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NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP : Attendance Record Set by Rockies in 19-9 Loss

April 12, 1993|From Associated Press

Colorado looked like an expansion team Sunday as rookie Mike Lansing tied a Montreal club record with five hits, including a home run, to lead the Expos to a 19-9 victory at Denver.

The Expos, avoiding being swept in the three-game series, also got homers from Marquis Grissom, Tim Spehr and Archi Cianfrocco in a 22-hit attack.

The 19 runs also tied a Montreal record. The Expos had scored that many runs six times, the last on June 17, 1979, in a 19-3 victory over the Houston Astros.

The Rockies, who scored 29 runs during the series, set another attendance record. Sunday's crowd of 66,987 at Mile High Stadium gave them a total of 212,475 for the three-game series, breaking the major league mark of 188,081 set by Cleveland against the Yankees on Aug. 6-8, 1948.

Montreal scored in each of the first seven innings, getting to Colorado starter Butch Henry (0-1) for five runs in the first four.

Jimmy Jones (1-0) pitched five innings and gave up nine hits and four runs for the victory.

San Diego 6, Florida 2--Fred McGriff sparked the sluggish Padre offense with three hits and three runs scored during the victory at Miami.

Tony Gwynn also had three of the Padres' 13 hits, singling and scoring during the first inning and doubling in a run during the ninth. Phil Plantier drove in two runs for San Diego with a first-inning sacrifice fly and an eighth-inning single.

McGriff singled home a run during the first inning and later scored. He doubled and scored during the sixth and eighth innings.

San Diego starter Andy Benes (1-1) gave up eight hits, struck out seven and walked two in seven innings.

Philadelphia 3, Chicago 0--Curt Schilling (2-0) had a four-hitter as the Phillies beat Jose Guzman at Philadelphia to win two of three games in the series.

Schilling, who had 10 complete games and four shutouts last season, struck out eight and walked one as the Phillies improved to 5-1.

The only serious Cub threat came during the seventh inning. Mark Grace walked and one out later, Candy Maldonado was hit by a pitch. Schilling then struck out Sammy Sosa and Rick Wilkins.

Darren Daulton hit his fourth homer, against Paul Assenmacher during the eighth inning.

San Francisco 4, Pittsburgh 3--John Burkett gave up four hits in 7 2/3 innings to again beat Pirate knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, and Matt Williams hit a tie-breaking solo homer for the Giants at Pittsburgh.

Burkett (2-0), an .019 hitter last season, also had two of the Giants' seven hits in seven innings against Wakefield (1-1), whose only two losses since joining the Pirates last July 31 are to the Giants.

Wakefield, 8-1 with two playoff victories last season as a rookie, also lost to Burkett and the Giants, 6-5, last Aug. 21 in San Francisco.

Houston 5, New York 4--Chris James, making his first start of the season, went three for three and drove in two runs for the Astros, who scored their first three-game sweep at Shea Stadium in nearly 10 years.

Greg Swindell (1-1) won for the first time with Houston. He shut out the Mets on one hit and one walk through six innings, but Eddie Murray's 415th homer started a four-run seventh.

Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 3--The Reds had 12 singles in the first four innings against Bob Tewksbury and then held on to win at St. Louis.

Tewksbury was second in the major leagues with a 2.16 earned-run average last season and worked six or more innings in 30 of his 32 starts. This time, he lasted 3 2/3 innings.

Rob Dibble walked three batters and allowed two runs in the ninth inning before left fielder Cesar Hernandez fielded an overthrow by Dibble and ended the game by throwing out Ray Lankford trying to score.

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