Arizona 2, Atlanta 0

Aug. 17, 2003 at 6:55 PM

ATLANTA, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Curt Schilling pitched eight scoreless innings and Alex Cintron hit a solo home run Sunday as Arizona blanked Atlanta, 2-0.

With the Braves averaging nearly seven runs per game since the All-Star break, and posting 10 in each of the first two contests of this four-game series, Arizona needed a strong performance from Schilling. The righthander allowed just one hit and two walks while striking out 12.

It was the 84th career double-digit strikeout game for Schilling (7-6), who retired 13 straight after Marcus Giles' one-out double in the first inning. Schilling, who has 23 strikeouts in his last two starts, moved past Don Drysdale into 25th place on the all-time list with 2,494.

Cintron posted his third consecutive multi-hit game, including his 10th homer in the seventh.

Greg Maddux (11-10) yielded a run and seven hits in eight innings.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
LeBron, Cleveland Cavaliers not talking just yet
San Antonio Spurs optimistic about Ginobili returning
Texas Rangers' Hamilton now dealing with groin strain
Dillon wins Firecracker 250 at Daytona
Washington Nationals' Strasburg goes on DL with oblique strain