Endy Chavez, Ron Calloway and Wil Cordero also homered for
Montreal, which trailed 5-1 in the third inning and 8-4 in the
sixth against Greg Maddux. The Expos got a pair of runs in the
sixth, then scored five times in the seventh to go ahead for good.
Marcus Giles of the Braves doubled in his first four at-bats,
tying major league records for doubles in a game and consecutive
doubles in a game.
Atlanta had 17 hits, including a pair of two-run homers by
Robert Fick. On Saturday, the Braves tied a season high with 18
hits in a 15-4 win.
The early portion of Gary Carter's Hall of Fame induction speech
was broadcast on the video board following the sixth inning. The
crowd cheered when Carter made his first reference to Montreal,
where he starred for the Expos from 1974-84 and 1992.
Montreal trailed by four runs in the sixth before Calloway's
two-run homer off Maddux, who allowed six runs and seven hits in
Chavez, who hit a leadoff homer in the first and an RBI single
in the third, hit a run-scoring single off Ray King (3-1) in the
seventh to make it 8-7.
Jamey Carroll's sacrifice off Kevin Gryboski put runners on
second and third, and Cabrera's one-out liner glanced off the top
of Gryboski's right shoulder and into center field as Montreal went
Gryboski left the game, walking on his own to the Braves'
dugout. One out later, Cordero hit a two-run homer off Roberto
Fick homered the eighth off Luis Ayala, pulling the Braves to
11-10, and Cabrera hit his career-high 15th homer in the bottom
half, a two-run drive off Hernandez.
Atlanta got four straight doubles in the first off Tomo Ohka and
took a 4-0 lead on Fick's first homer.
Giles hit an RBI double in the second and, after Montreal tied
it with three in the third, doubled again in the fourth before
Sheffield hit a two-run double to make it 6-4.
Giles hit his second RBI double in the fifth on a drive to the
left-field corner, becoming the first NL player to hit four
consecutive doubles in a game since Chicago's Billy Williams on
April 9, 1969.
Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke took in the game. The two
actors, each with a child in their lap, sat in adjacent rows in a
field-side box near the Braves' dugout. ... Giles struck out in the
seventh and was on deck when Rafael Furcal grounded out, ending the
game. ... Cabrera tied Cordero's team record for home runs by a
shortstop, set in 1994.
Giants, A's battle for playoff positioning
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Displaced Mariners set for 'home' series in San Diego
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Astros hoping to revive offense against D-backs
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Angels rookie aims to keep streak against Rangers
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Cubs shoot for 5th straight as Twins drive cross town
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Streaking Yankees take hot bats into Boston
After hitting 19 homers in the past three games to push their winning streak to eight games, the New York Yankees go for their 11th consecutive win over the host Boston Red Sox Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park.