Eddie Milner hit a home run with two outs in the ninth inning last night, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 4-3 victory in Montreal and ending the Expos' eight-game winning streak.
"I don't try to hit home runs, I just try to get my bat on the ball and hit it hard," Milner said.
"It just so happens I got it on the meat of the bat and it went out."
Milner's first home run of the season came after reliever Bert Roberge (0-1), in his first appearance since being recalled from the minors May 1, retired the first two batters in the ninth.
Reds reliever Ted Power (1-3) pitched 1 2/3 innings for the victory.
The Expos tied it, 1-1, in the eighth. Tim Wallach was hit by John Denny's pitch and Andres Galarraga and Vance Law walked to load the bases. Al Newman then hit a sacrifice fly off Joe Price.
The Reds took a 1-0 lead in the second when Andy McGaffigan's balk with the bases loaded scored Buddy Bell.
Montreal tied it in the third when Tim Raines, who extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a first-inning single, walked, took third on Mitch Webster's single and scored on Andre Dawson's infield hit.
In the fifth, after a walk and sacrifice, another balk by McGaffigan put Ron Oester on third. He scored on Milner's single against a drawn-in infield.
In the bottom of the inning, Raines singled, stole second, took third on Webster's grounder and scored on Dawson's infield out.
Mets 1, Braves 0: Tim Teufel singled home Ray Knight from second base in the ninth, giving New York the victory at home.
Knight led off with a double against Atlanta reliever Paul Assenmacher (1-1) and easily scored when Teufel lined up the middle for the Mets' 19th victory in 21 games.
"He tried to sneak a fastball by me," said Teufel, "but I just went with the pitch and hit it up the middle. All I was trying to do was get the ball on the right side to move the runner."
Sid Fernandez pitched seven innings for New York, giving up four hits and striking out 10. Reliever Roger McDowell (3-0) pitched two hitless innings and struck out three.
*Phillies 5, Astros 1: Von Hayes hit three doubles and drove in two runs, backing Shane Rawley's seven-hitter as Philadelphia won in Houston.
Rawley (4-3) benefited from three double plays as he struck out three and walked two in his third complete game of the season.
The Astros' Jim Deshaies (0-1), who gave up four runs on five hits in 4 1/3 innings, held the Phillies hitless until Hayes looped a double down the left field line with one out in the fourth. Juan Samuel singled and Hayes scored when catcher Mark Bailey couldn't handle a good throw from center fielder Tony Walker.
The Phillies batted around and scored three in the fifth for a 4-0 lead.