WBC: Puerto Rico 6, Venezuela 3

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, March 9 (UPI) -- Mike Aviles drove in three runs and Luis Figueroa added a two-run double Saturday in Puerto Rico's 6-3 win over Venezuela in World Baseball Classic play.

MLB: Houston 4, Chicago Cubs 0

HOUSTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Tommy Manzella's two RBI backed Nelson Figueroa's six scoreless innings Sunday in Houston's 4-0 blanking of the Chicago Cubs in the teams' season finales.

MLB: Houston 2, Cincinnati 0

CINCINNATI, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Brandon Lyon recorded a milestone save Wednesday that preserved a 2-0 victory for Houston and Nelson Figueroa over NL Central-champion Cincinnati.

MLB: Cincinnati 11, Houston 1

HOUSTON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Bronson Arroyo, buoyed by three Reds homers, collected his career-best 16th win Saturday in Cincinnati's 11-1 rout of Houston.

MLB: Houston 7, Los Angeles Dodgers 4

HOUSTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Jason Castro and Geoff Blum drove in fifth-inning runs with consecutive doubles and the Houston Astros went on to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4.

MLB: Phila. 4, Cincinnati 3 (12 innings)

PHILADELPHIA, July 8 (UPI) -- Brian Schneider cracked a solo home run in the bottom of the 12th inning Thursday to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 win over Cincinnati.

MLB: New York Mets 4, Houston 0

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Nelson Figueroa pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout Sunday to lead the New York Mets to a 4-0 win over Houston and a three game sweep.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 1

CHICAGO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Nelson Figueroa limited the Chicago Cubs to a run and six hits in seven innings Sunday, leading the New York Mets to a 4-1 win at Chicago.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 4, Milwaukee 2

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Carlos Delgado hit a two-run homer in the eighth Monday to give the New York Mets a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

MLB: Washington 10, N.Y. Mets 4

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Winning pitcher Odalis Perez went 3-for-3 with two RBI Monday in the Washington Nationals' 10-4 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: LA Dodgers 5, N.Y. Mets 4

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Blake DeWitt raced around the bases for an inside-the-park homer that carried the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-4 win over the New York Mets Tuesday.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 3

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Carlos Delgado bashed two solo home runs and Raul Casanova hit a two-run shot Sunday, carrying the New York Mets past Atlanta 6-3.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 8, N.Y. Mets 1

CHICAGO, April 22 (UPI) -- Ronny Cedeno had a grand slam homer and five RBI Tuesday, powering the Chicago Cubs to an 8-1 victory over the New York Mets.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 4, Milwaukee 2

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Nelson Figueroa won his first game as a starter in more than four years Friday, producing a six-inning outing to carry the New York Mets past Milwaukee 4-2.

Phillies get Ricardo Rodriguez from Texas

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies got right-handed pitcher Ricardo Rodriguez from the Texas Rangers Monday to complete the Vicente Padilla trade.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 3

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Greg Maddux got his 15th win Thursday in a 6-3 Chicago Cubs victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

MLB: St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 4

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Reggie Sanders hit a three-run homer and Jim Edmonds added a two-run homer to power the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, 6-4.

Atlanta 13, Pittsburgh 6

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Newkly aquired Oliver Perez yielded three hits and three walks in a seven-run third inning Saturday as Atlanta rolled to a 13-6 victory over Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 3

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Nelson Figueroa allowed two runs and six hits in five innings Friday night as Pittsburgh rallied for a 6-3 victory over Milwaukee.

Pittsburgh 5, Cleveland (ss) 2

BRADENTON, Fla., March 9 (UPI) -- Brian Giles, Craig Wilson and Aramis Ramirez homered Sunday, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 Grapefruit League victory over a split squad of Cleveland I

Phillies sign Vicente Padilla

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Righthander Vicente Padilla, who became an All-Star two years after he was acquired in a deal for Curt Schilling, Wednesday agreed to terms on a one-year split

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Pirates sign Suppan

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates late Wednesday signed veteran righthander Jeff Suppan to further strengthen their rotation.

Pirates sign Jeff Suppan

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates added another arm to their staff Wednesday, signing righthander Jeff Suppan to a one-year contract with a club option for 2004.

Arizona 6, Milwaukee 5 (13 inn.)

PHOENIX, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Tony Womack's RBI single in the 13th inning Sunday lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
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