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MLB: Myers Leads Phillies to Win Over Cubs - 2002-07-25


Brett Myers allowed just two hits over eight innings in his Major League Baseball debut, as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the host Chicago Cubs 4-2 in National League play Wednesday night.

Myers, who struck out five and walked one, outpitched fellow first round pick Mark Prior in a meeting of 21-year-old rookies.

Chicago's Sammy Sosa hit his 31st home run in the loss.

In New York, Brad Wilkerson hit a two run homer to lead the Montreal Expos to a 2-1 win over the host Mets. Vladimir Guerrero threw out the potential trying run at the plate in the seventh inning.

In other National League action:

In the American League, Andy Sheets hit a three-run home run during a six run second inning, as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays posted a 9-5 road victory over the Boston Red Sox.

Boston starter Frank Castillo lasted just one and two-third innings and lost his fifth straight decision.

In Cleveland, Jason Giambi had four hits and drove in three runs, as the New York Yankees beat the host Indians 14-7.

Bernie Williams, Rondell White and Robin Ventura also drove in three runs apiece for the Yankees, who led 10-0 after just two innings.

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