National League RoundupBEN WALKER , Associated Press
May. 30, 2000 3:17 AM ET
Undated The New York Mets can deal with losing one game. Losing their Gold Glove shortstop until the All-Star break might be more difficult to overcome.
Rey Ordonez fractured his left forearm making a tag in the first inning Monday, and the Mets fell to Los Angeles 4-1 at Dodger Stadium.
``He's been an integral part of the team, but we'll have to make adjustments,'' manager Bobby Valentine said. ``Maybe they won't hit any balls to shortstop in the next six weeks.''
``We'll make do,'' he said. ``We have Kurt Abbott, Melvin Mora and Joe McEwing play there. I'd like to have Rey back, but we'll do the best we can without him.''
Ordonez, batting only .188 this year, was injured when his arm hit F.P. Santangelo's helmet on a play at second base.
``It's a shame that the best shortstop in the league is going to be out,'' Abbott said. ``Even though he's struggled offensively, defensively he's the best in the league. He still solidifies the defense out there and he's a big part of the team.''
In other NL games, Atlanta edged Chicago 1-0, Colorado beat Houston 8-7, St. Louis stopped Arizona 3-0, Milwaukee downed San Diego 8-3, San Francisco beat Philadelphia 7-2 and Pittsburgh defeated Florida 10-4.
Shawn Green hit his second grand slam in eight days for the Dodgers. Chan Ho Park pitched seven scoreless innings, shutting down the Mets on two singles.
The Mets lost for the first time in 10 starts by Al Leiter. He stopped the Dodgers until Green's slam in the sixth inning.
Green's fourth career slam was the Dodgers' seventh of the season. That's the most for the team since 1952, when it hit eight while in Brooklyn.
Braves 1, Cubs 0
Andres Galarraga broke up Jon Lieber's no-hit bid with a two-out home run in the seventh inning, leading Greg Maddux and Atlanta over Chicago.
Maddux pitched his 29th career shutout. He gave up six hits and started a double play to escape a bases-loaded jam in the fourth.
Lieber walked Quilvio Veras to start the game and then retired the next 20 batters. Working on three days rest, he struck out a career-high 12. Galarraga hit his 13th homer into the left-field bleachers.
Security was tight near the right-field bullpen, where Braves reliever John Rocker sat. He had no apparent problems with the crowd of 40,123, the largest of the season at Wrigley Field.
Rockies 8, Astros 7
Todd Helton hit his second home run of the game, a tiebreaking shot in the eighth inning that lifted Colorado over Houston.
Helton leads the majors in hitting at .417. He has 17 home runs, boosted by a pair of two-homer games in three days.
Helton has helped the Rockies, averaging nine runs per game at Coors Field, make up for Larry Walker's absence; the two-time NL batting champion went on the disabled list May 13 because of a fractured right elbow.
Jeff Bagwell hit a 452-foot homer for the Astros. Houston is 2-14 in one-run games this season, and its last four games have each been decided by one run.
Cardinals 3, Diamondbacks 0
Garrett Stephenson became the first St. Louis starter to begin 8-0 since Bob Gibson in 1965, pitching a six-hitter for his first career shutout.
Stephenson struck out eight and walked none at Bank One Ballpark. Arizona starter Todd Stottlemyre left after 5 1-3 innings because of discomfort in his right elbow.
Diamondbacks left fielder Luis Gonzalez made a highlight-reel catch, hanging on the wall with his right arm and reaching over the wall to rob Ray Lankford of a home run.
Giants 7, Phillies 2
Felipe Crespo delivered another key pinch hit, sparking a four-run rally in the seventh inning that sent San Francisco over Philadelphia.
Crespo's tying, two-run single made him 6-for-14 with seven RBIs in the pinch this year. Bill Mueller added a two-run double off Curt Schilling (1-3).
The Giants, playing their first season at Pacific Bell Park, are projected to reach the 1 million mark in attendance tonight against Philadelphia in their 25th home game. The previous earliest date for topping 1 million was 36 home dates in 1993 at old Candlestick Park.
Brewers 8, Padres 3
Marquis Grissom homered, doubled, singled and drove in four runs as Milwaukee stopped San Diego's four-game winning streak.
Grissom hit his first home run since last Sept. 30. Geoff Jenkins, in his first game back from the disabled list, had two hits and scored twice for the Brewers.
Milwaukee manager Davey Lopes, the Padres' first base coach from 1995-99, made his return to San Diego.
Pirates 10, Marlins 4
Kevin Young hit a three-run double and John Vander Wal also drove in three runs to lead Pittsburgh over Florida.
The Pirates returned home after a 1-5 trip to Arizona and Colorado.