A matchup between Curt Schilling and Mike Hampton was once highly anticipated. When they faceoff these days, fans usually see Schilling win and Hampton struggle.
Both pitched to form Wednesday night in Denver.
Schilling became the first 16-game winner in the major leagues this season, while Hampton allowed a career-high 10 runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the Colorado Rockies 12-3.
Schilling (16-3) gave up 10 hits in seven innings but allowed just three runs to win his fourth straight and 10th consecutive against the NL West in two seasons. He struck out six and has a major league-leading 197 strikeouts this season.
"He is a great pitcher and you can tell that by when gets into so-called trouble," said Colorado's Todd Helton, who had three hits. "He has that extra gear to turn it up a notch and he did that tonight."
In other NL games, it was: Atlanta 10, Florida 0; the New York Mets 9, Montreal 6; Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 3; Philadelphia 4, Chicago Cubs 3 in 10 innings; Houston 7, Milwaukee 3; San Francisco 5, St. Louis 4; and San Diego 7, Los Angeles 0.
In other AL games, it was New York 2, Detroit 1; Boston 6, Tampa Bay 1; Seattle 6, Texas 3; Anaheim 10, Oakland 4; Kansas City 8, Chicago 6; and Toronto 7, Baltimore 1.
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