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Giants Outlast Padres in Record Slugfest, 15-11

April 10, 2003|From Associated Press

Before he could do anything after the game, Felipe Alou had to take his daily "acidity" pill, as he calls it.

In Wednesday's 15-11 victory over the San Diego Padres, the San Francisco manager just couldn't find time for it when he usually does -- during the fifth or sixth inning.

"It's a pre-wine pill," the 67-year-old Alou said with a smile, breaking out a glass of red wine a few minutes later.

Pedro Feliz had a career-high four hits for the Giants in the highest-scoring game at 3-year-old Pacific Bell Park. Jose Cruz Jr. doubled for the Giants and has hit safely in every game.

There were 11 runs in the first inning. The Giants' first seven batters scored against Dennis Tankersley, called up from the minors for an emergency start. There were 31 hits.

The 26 runs surpassed the previous high of 22 set in the Dodgers' 14-8 win June 26, 2001.

Chicago 3, Montreal 0 -- Mark Prior pitched his first major league shutout, striking out 12 and outdueling Javier Vazquez (1-1) at Chicago.

Prior (2-0) gave up four hits and walked none in the second complete game of his career. The 22-year-old right-hander retired 16 consecutive batters at one point.

Philadelphia 16, Atlanta 2 -- Greg Maddux (0-3) gave up 10 runs and 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings at Philadelphia for his worst start since 1989, when he lost his first three decisions for the Chicago Cubs.

Pat Burrell and Jim Thome each homered twice and drove in five runs for the Phillies. Maddux has an earned-run average of 11.05.

Florida 3, New York 2 -- Ivan Rodriguez homered and drove home the winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning. Rodriguez had picked off pinch-runner Joe McEwing at first base in the top of the inning.

Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 2 -- Geoff Jenkins, playing for the first time since tearing up his right ankle last season, hit a two-run homer to support Todd Ritchie (1-0) at Pittsburgh.

Houston 4, Cincinnati 3 -- Jeff Kent's tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Astros.

The Reds trailed, 3-0, in the fifth but tied the score on Wade Miller's bases-loaded throwing error to an uncovered third base.

Colorado 9, St. Louis 4 -- Preston Wilson and Bobby Estalella each hit a two-run home run, and Larry Walker drove in three runs at Denver.

The Rockies opened a 9-0 lead against Brett Tomko (0-1) after three innings.

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