Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cedeno Hits First Homer as Dodgers Top Braves

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Cedeno Hits First Homer as Dodgers Top Braves

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Roger Cedeno hit his first career homer, a three-run shot in the seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the reeling Atlanta Braves 6-3 Thursday night.

Cedeno, a rookie outfielder, homered on the 181st at-bat of his career, sending an 0-1 pitch from starter Tom Glavine over the left-field wall.

The Dodgers were cheered on by ailing outfielder Brett Butler, who lives in suburban Atlanta. Butler, who is being treated for throat cancer, watched the game from a seat next to the Dodgers dugout.

It was the second poor outing in succession for Glavine, who gave up 12 hits and seven earned runs to Colorado last weekend, and the Braves' fifth defeat in seven games - their worst slide since losing six of eight in April.

Atlanta built a 3-0 lead against the Dodgers but Glavine (7-4) couldn't hold it. He allowed all six runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Los Angeles starter Ismel Valdes (7-4) recovered from a shaky start to earn the win, giving up eight hits in six innings. Todd Worrell pitched the ninth for his league-leading 18th save.

Glavine, who struck out four of the first five batters and allowed only two hits through five innings, suddenly weakened in the sixth. The Dodgers put together four hits and tied the game when Eric Karros hit a two-run double and scored on Mike Blowers' single. Giants 12, Astros 8: Barry Bonds had four hits, including his first home run in over a month, and San Francisco scored six runs in the first inning in beating Houston.

San Francisco, leading 9-0 after the second inning, had to withstand a six-run fifth by the visiting Astros that included a pinch-hit grand slam by Sean Berry.

Bonds' homer, a two-run shot, came in the eighth off Dean Hartgraves and was his first since May 11 when he had his then-major league leading 17th homer at Pittsburgh. The 102 at-bat homerless string was the longest of his career eclipsing a 92 at-bat stretch from Aug. …

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