NY 2, CHI 1 W-Gentry 9-5 L-Hands 13-4
MON 7, PIT 3 W-Stoneman 4-9 L-Veale 12-7 S-Face(11) HR-Staub(21) Bateman(4)
PHI 6, STL 3 W-Palmer 1-2 L-Taylor 6-6 S-Wilson(10) HR-Allen(14) Palmer(2) Shannon(5)
CIN 5, ATL 4 W-Maloney 12-5 L-P.Niekro 9-8 S-Granger(11) HR-Boyer(10) Francona(3)ph
LA 2, HOU 0 W-Singer 12-8 L-LeMaster 10-9 HR-Davis(10) Singer 1-hitter.
SD 4, SF 2 W-J.Niekro 7-7 L-Sadecki 5-5 HR-Bonds(16)
|Houston, here is your problem.|
The Reds returned home and returned to form, building a 5-1 lead over the Braves behind ace Jim Maloney. The Braves rallied, though, on a pair of blasts, and Wayne Granger had to come on to secure the victory, if only by the slimmest of margins. It was sloppy play that undid the teepee dwellers, with a sorry array of early errors allowing the Reds to pull away just far enough.
|His future's so bright, he's gotta wear shades.|
At Chicago, Gary Gentry stopped the Cubs as the Mets won at Wrigley for the second straight day, drawing to within four and a half of the top spot.
|John Bateman destroys the diamond.|