Bell joins his grandfather by hitting for cycle
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 29, 2004
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - David Bell hit for the cycle and drove in a career-high six runs, powering the Philadelphia Phillies to a 14-6 victory over the Montreal Expos on Monday night.
Bell doubled in the second, homered in the fourth, singled in the sixth and hit a controversial triple in the seventh inning to complete the feat also accomplished by his grandfather, Gus Bell, who hit for the cycle for Pittsburgh on June 4, 1951.
Bell drove a 2-2 pitch off Rocky Biddle to left-center that appeared to deflect off the outreached hands of a fan in the first row. The ball caromed toward center field and away from Montreal's Brad Wilkerson, who along with Montreal manager Frank Robinson, protested the call for several minutes. The umpires convened and allowed the three-base hit to stand.
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Kevin Millwood (6-5) won despite allowing three home runs. He gave up five runs and five hits over six innings.
Sun-Woo Kim (3-4) gave up six runs and walked a season-high five batters in just 3 2-3 innings.
Pirates 2, Cardinals 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jack Wilson turned an apparent double in the bottom of the ninth into the game-winning run and the Pirates, held hitless into the seventh by Jeff Suppan, rallied to beat the Cardinals.
Wilson hit a drive down the left-field line for his NL-leading 104th hit with one out in the ninth against reliever Julian Tavarez (2-1) and, after realizing no one was covering second, kept running on the play.
First baseman Albert Pujols moved over to cut off the throw and appeared to have time to get Wilson at third. But his throw sailed wide of the bag and out of play, sending Wilson home.
Jose Mesa (1-0) got the victory with a scoreless ninth.
Suppan didn't allow a hit until Craig Wilson's opposite-field double with two outs in the seventh, just ahead of Jason Bay's tying RBI double.
Padres 10, Diamondbacks 5
PHOENIX (AP) - Brian Giles and Humberto Quintero homered to help David Wells win for the first time in almost two months.
Mark Loretta had four of San Diego's season high-tying 17 hits, and the Padres sent the Diamondbacks to their franchise-record 10th straight loss - longest in the majors this season.
Wells (3-5) allowed eight hits, walked one and struck out six in 5 1-3 innings to win for the first time since beating Atlanta 2-0 on May 5.
Shane Reynolds (0-1) had a disastrous debut with the Diamondbacks, allowing six runs on six hits and two walks in two innings.