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MLB: Mets Lose Game, Burnitz - 2003-04-23

Major League Baseball's New York Mets will be without one of their starting pitchers and an outfielder for the next few weeks.

Outfielder Jeromy Burnitz will be out at least four weeks after breaking a bone in his left hand during the Mets' 6-2 loss Tuesday to the Houston Astros. Burnitz broke his hand after being hit with a pitch by Houston pitcher Billy Wagner.

The Mets also lost starting pitcher David Cone, who left Tuesday's game after only two innings with a sore left hip. The 40-year-old, who returned to baseball in 2003 after a one-year retirement, could lose his spot in the starting rotation when Pedro Astacio comes off the disabled list as early as this week.

In other National League action, Gary Sheffield homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead the Atlanta Braves past the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-3. Atlanta has won seven of its last eight, while St. Louis has lost three straight.

In other National League action, it was...

In the American League, Mike Cameron hit a game-winning grand slam homerun in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Seattle Mariners past the Cleveland Indians, 8-5.

Trailing 3-2 in the top of the ninth, Cleveland took the lead with three runs off Seattle closer Kaz Sasaki. But Seattle came back, scoring five runs off closer Danys Baez.

In other American League action Tuesday, it was...