Originally created 04/09/00

Dodgers rally to beat Mets; Mac goes deep

NEW YORK -- Devon White hit a game-tying three-run homer with two out in the ninth and Eric Karros hit his second homer of the game in the 10th as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied Saturday to beat the New York Mets 6-5.

Long before the home-run heroics, Dodgers ace Kevin Brown left the game with a fractured right pinkie. Brown may have injured himself fouling off a pitch attempting to bunt in the fifth.

Former Mets closer John Franco wasted a 5-1 lead in the ninth, first allowing a leadoff homer to Karros. White connected with two outs off Franco, and Mike Fetters (1-0) escaped a two-on, two-out jam in the bottom half when Melvin Mora fanned.

Karros then homered with two out in the 10th off Armando Benitez (0-1) for the 15th multi-homer game of his career. Jeff Shaw pitched a perfect 10th for his first save.


In St. Louis, Mark McGwire hit his first home run of the year and Fernando Tatis went 3-for-4 with four RBI as the Cardinals beat Milwaukee.

McGwire's homer off Jim Bruske leading off the sixth went an estimated 424 feet into the right center field bleachers and gave the Cardinals a 7-4 lead. It was career hit No. 1,499 for McGwire.

Fernando Vina had four hits, including two triples, and two runs scored against his former team. He was traded from Milwaukee to St. Louis this off-season.


In Miami, shortstop Alex Gonzalez's eighth-inning error allowed the tying and go-ahead runs to score as Colorado beat Florida.


In Cincinnati, Pokey Reese's hard-hit single off third baseman Jeff Huson drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning, giving the Reds a victory over Chicago.

Mark Guthrie (0-1) gave up a one-out walk in the 11th to Alex Ochoa, who stole second. After Aaron Boone was intentionally walked, Guthrie struck out Benito Santiago with the infield drawn in. Matt Karchner came in and gave up Reese's single, which Huson deflected but couldn't stop.


In Montreal, pinch-hitter Geoff Blum's two-run double in the eighth inning rallied the Expos to a win over San Diego.

The Expos trailed 8-7 following former Braves second baseman Bret Boone's solo homer off Anthony Telford (2-0) in the top half of the eighth.


In Phoenix, Bernard Gilkey's bases-loaded single with two outs in the ninth gave Arizona a victory over Pittsburgh.

It was the second time in three days that Arizona won in its last at bat, something the Diamondbacks did 24 times in winning the NL West title last year.

Luis Gonzalez and Jay Bell both hit their second home runs of the season for Arizona.


In Houston, Moises Alou hit a two-run single in the fifth inning and a solo homer in the seventh for his first RBI this season, leading the Astros past Philadelphia.

Alou put the Astros ahead to stay 6-4 with his single off Kirk Bullinger. His first homer since Aug. 24, 1998, made it 8-5.


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