SCOREBOARD
Monday, April 23
Chicago at Kansas City (8:10 p.m. EDT). Mark Buehrle makes his first start since tossing a no-hitter against Texas Wednesday night.

STARS
Saturday
-Jason Marquis, Cubs, pitched seven scoreless innings and Chicago topped the Cardinals 6-0.
-Bartolo Colon, Angels, allowed one run in seven innings in his first big league outing in almost nine months, leading Los Angeles to a 7-6 win over Seattle.
-Cole Hamels, Phillies, struck out a career-high 15 and Philadelphia beat Cincinnati 4-1.
-Carlos Beltran, Mets, went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored in New York's 7-2 win over the Braves.
-J.J. Hardy, Brewers, hit two home runs and had three RBIs in Milwaukee's 6-4 victory over Houston.

BARRY, BARRY GOOD
m breaking Hank Aaron's career record of 755.

TURN THREE
The Phillies turned their first triple play in almost eight years and the first in the majors this season in the fifth inning of a 4-1 win over Cincinnati on Saturday night. With Josh Hamilton on second base and Edwin Encarnacion on first, catcher David Ross grounded to Phillies third baseman Abraham Nunez, who stepped on third base to force Hamilton and threw to second baseman Chase Utley to force Encarnacion for the second out. Utley's relay to first baseman Wes Helms caught Ross by a step to complete Philadelphia's first triple play since May 15, 1999, against the New York Mets. The Reds hadn't hit into a triple play since Eddie Taubensee lined into one against San Diego on May 19, 1997.

STREAKING
Alex Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to 21 games dating back to last season in New York's 7-5 loss in Boston. Derek Jeter also extended his hitting streak to 12 games in the loss. ... San Francisco's Rich Aurilia extended his hitting streak to 14 games, matching his career high set last season in Cincinnati, in a 1-0 win over Arizona. ... San Diego's Marcus Giles ran his hitting streak to 11 games in a 7-3 win over Colorado. He had four hits. ... Seattle's losing streak sits at five after a 7-6 loss to Los Angeles.

SNAPPED
The Milwaukee Brewers snapped the Houston Astros' five-game winning streak with a 6-4 victory Saturday night. With the win, Milwaukee jumped over Houston into first place in the National League's Central Division. ... Florida snapped a six-game losing skid with a 9-3 win over Washington Saturday night.

SPEAKING
``I think you just have to have a slow bat and be 35 years old. I hit a lot of balls to right field. That's how I hit. It's nice to be able to drive in some runs. I reacted the way they pitch me. They kept throwing me away. I don't think it is out of the ordinary to hit three balls to right field.''-Minnesota catcher Mike Redmond, on his three opposite-field RBI singles in the Twins' 7-5 win over Kansas City on Saturday.

SEASONS
April 23
1903 - The New York Highlanders won their first game as a major league team, 7-2 over the Washington Senators.
1913 - New York Giants ace Christy Mathewson beat the Phillies 3-1, throwing just 67 pitches.
1939 - Rookie Ted Williams went 4-for-5, including his first major league home run, but the Red Sox lost to Philadelphia 12-8 at Fenway Park.
1946 - Ed Head of the Brooklyn Dodgers no-hit the Boston Braves 5-0 at Ebbets Field.
1952 - Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians and Bob Cain of the St. Louis Browns matched one-hitters. Cain wound up as the winner, 1-0.
1952 - Hoyt Wilhelm of the Giants hit a home run at the Polo Grounds in his first major league at-bat. He was the winner, too, and pitched 1,070 games in the majors - but never hit another homer.
1954 - Hank Aaron hit the first home run of his major league career. The drive came against Vic Raschi in the Milwaukee Braves' 7-5 victory over St. Louis. 1962 - After an 0-9 start, the expansion New York Mets won their first game, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 behind Jay Hook.
1964 - Ken Johnson of the Houston Colt .45s became the first pitcher to lose a nine-inning no-hitter when Pete Rose scored an unearned run to give the Cincinnati Reds a 1-0 victory.
1989 - Nolan Ryan came within two outs of his sixth career no-hitter, losing it when Nelson Liriano tripled in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1. Ryan finished with his 10th one-hitter.
1999 - Fernando Tatis hit two grand slams in one inning to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 12-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tatis became the first in major league history to hit two grand slams in one inning and set a record with eight RBIs in one inning.
2000 - Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada each homered from both sides of the plate as the Yankees beat Toronto 10-7. It is the first time that feat has been accomplished by two players on the same team in the same game.
Today's birthdays: Sean Henn 26; Henry Owens 28; Carlos Silva 28; Andruw Jones 30; Rheal Cormier 40.

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