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Angels rise after Guerrero's 300th

MAJOR LEAGUES Vladimir Guerrero became just the 11th player in US pro baseball history to hit his 300th home run before the age of 30. Guerrero's 10 predecessors include seven Hall of Famers

NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE AND AP , ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA AND BOSTON

Brewers 12, Padres 2

At Milwaukee, Geoff Jenkins hit a grand slam to cap a seven-run second inning and Carlos Lee added his 30th homer as Milwaukee thrashed San Diego.

Chris Capuano (15-9) gave up four hits and struck out six in seven innings, snapping the Padres' three-game winning streak.

Padres starter Brian Lawrence (7-14) got just five outs in the shortest start of his career. He left with the score 3-0 and was relieved by Chris Oxspring, who was making his major league debut. He walked Lee on five pitches and Jenkins hit his slam on the next pitch -- his second homer in two days and 20th of the season.

Astros 6, Cardinals 5, 13 innings

At Houston, Eric Bruntlett's RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 13th capped Houston's third rally since the ninth inning.

The Astros extended the game with homers in the ninth and 10th innings against closer Jason Isringhausen. They won it by pushing two runs across in the 13th against three pitchers.

St. Louis had taken a 5-4 lead when Jim Edmonds led off the 13th with his second homer of the game. It came off Chad Qualls (4-4), who finished the inning and ended up with a victory.

Morgan Ensberg, who homered in the ninth, led off the bottom of the 13th with a single off Julian Tavarez (2-3) but was retired at second on a disputed call. Jason Lane singled and Jose Vizcaino was intentionally walked to load the bases. Ray King came on and hit Orlando Palmeiro with a pitch to force in the tying run. After an out, Bruntlett hit a full-count pitch from Al Reyes to left.

Rockies 11, Dodgers 3

At Denver, Todd Helton homered twice and drove in three runs, and Garrett Atkins added a three-run shot to lead Colorado.

Helton had two of Colorado's 13 hits, and Atkins matched a career high with four RBIs.

Sunny Kim (4-2) worked 5 1-3 innings for the win, allowing one run and six hits. The only run he gave up came on Mike Edwards' third homer. Jose Acevedo pitched three innings for his first major league save.

Jeff Weaver (13-9) gave up six runs and eight hits in five inningsn.

Hideo Nomo had his strongest start in his push for a call-up to the New York Yankees, tossing 7 1-3 scoreless innings for minor league Triple-A Columbus in a 5-0 win over Toledo on Friday.

Nomo (2-3) struck out 10 and allowed only three hits and a walk in his seventh start for the Yankees' top minor league affiliate. He has a 3.62 ERA since joining the Clippers on July 27, but hadn't dominated opposing hitters before facing the Mud Hens.

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