Hubie Brooks tripled home Jim Wohlford in the 10th inning to give the Montreal Expos a 7-6 victory over the Houston Astros in a game played in near-freezing temperatures yesterday in Montreal.
Andre Dawson (13-game hitting streak) led off the 10th with an infield single against Frank DiPino (0-1) and was replaced by pinch-runner Wohlford after apparently hurting himself on the way to first base. Brooks drove his game-winning triple to the center field wall.
Jeff Reardon pitched one perfect inning to raise his record to 3-2. Last season, he won only two games.
"It was almost like getting a save, because it was a quick inning," Reardon said. "Anyway, now I'm ahead of last year's pace."
The Astros tied the game in the eighth inning when Glenn Davis singled off reliever Tim Burke to score Craig Reynolds from second base.
The Expos had taken a 6-5 lead in the seventh with three runs.
*Mets 4, Reds 1: Bobby Ojeda won his fourth game without a loss and Keith Hernandez hit a two-run homer as New York handed Cincinnati its seventh straight loss.
The Reds have not won at home since opening day, losing nine straight in Cincinnati.
"I don't think anybody's having any overall fun," player-manager Pete Rose said. "The other dugouts are having fun. It's no fun watching them have fun."
Hernandez singled, doubled and hit his first homer -- with one on in the seventh inning off John Denny (1-3) -- to pace the Mets to their 13th victory in 14 games.
New York is 15-4, the best start in team history and the top record in the major leagues. Cincinnati has the worst record at 5-14.
*Braves 10, Phillies 4: Glenn Hubbard (four RBI) and shortstop Andres Thomas (four hits) each had three of Atlanta's nine doubles in Philadelphia.
The nine doubles were one short of the Braves' team record and four shy of the major league mark, by the 1931 St. Louis Cardinals.
Rick Mahler (2-4) allowed 11 hits and walked five in 6 2/3 innings but got his first victory since opening day.
*Cubs 6, Giants 5: In San Francisco, Terry Francona, playing his second game for Chicago, capped a four-run ninth with a two-run single.
A two-run, pinch-hit homer by Jeff Leonard in a three-run seventh gave the Giants a 4-2 lead.
Chicago's Ron Cey hit his first two homers of the season, giving him 301 for his career, 40 against the Giants.
*Dodgers 3, Cardinals 0: In Los Angeles, Fernando Valenzuela pitched a five-hitter for his first shutout of the season, leading the Dodgers to their seventh consecutive victory and handing the Cardinals their fifth straight loss.
The loss was the Cardinals' 12th in the last 13 games, dropping the defending National League champions into last place in the NL East for the first time this season.
Valenzuela (4-1) struck out eight, walked one and retired 14 of the last 16 batters en route to his fourth complete game. It was the Dodgers' third shutout in four games.
*Pirates 7, Padres 6: Bill Almon hit a two-out, three-run home run off Rich Gossage in the eighth inning in San Diego to give Pittsburgh the victory.
Almon's game-winning blow came after Gossage, who entered to begin the inning, walked Mike Brown and gave up a single to Tony Pena. Gossage (2-2) retired the next two hitters before Almon sent the first pitch over the left-center field wall for his fourth homer of the season and a 6-5 lead.
Both teams scored single runs in the ninth.
Cecilio Guante (2-0) was the winner in relief and Pat Clements got his first save.