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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, April 28
Pittsburgh at New York (7:10 p.m.) Mets ace Johan Santana (3-2, 3.12 ERA), who's won his last two starts, goes against the Pirates' Ian Snell (2-1, 4.45).

STARS
Saturday
- Adam Wainwright, Cardinals, gave up five hits and a pair of walks in a complete-game, 4-3 victory over the Astros. Wainwright struck out six to improve to 3-1.
- Brian Burres, Orioles, pitched eight shutout innings, giving up three hits while striking out four in a 5-1 victory over the White Sox.
- Prince Fielder, Brewers, homered, drove in a pair of runs and scored three times in a 4-3 victory over the Marlins.
- Carlos Zambrano, Cubs, went seven innings and scattered five hits and four walks in a 7-0 blanking of the Nationals. Zambrano struck out five in improving to 4-1.
- Luke Hochevar, Royals, gave up a run on six hits and two walks in six innings to win his first big league game, 2-1 over the Blue Jays. Hochevar struck out three.
- Erik Bedard, Mariners, pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning in his return to the rotation, a 5-3 win over the A's. Bedard gave up two hits and four walks with six strikeouts.

AILING
Dodgers 3B Nomar Garciaparra was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left calf. ... Chipper Jones sat out the Braves' 4-3 loss to the Mets with back spasms. ... D-backs starter Micah Owings left in the sixth inning against the Padres with a sprained ankle. ... Red Sox DH David Ortiz was scratched from the lineup against Tampa Bay with a bruised right knee. ... Twins RHP Scott Baker left in the fifth inning against Texas with a mild groin strain.

UMPIRE INJURED
Plate umpire Kerwin Danley was taken off the field in an ambulance after he was struck on the jaw by Brad Penny's fastball that Dodgers catcher Russell Martin missed in the fourth inning against the Rockies. The game was delayed for 18 minutes, with Danley laying nearly motionless behind home plate. A Dodgers spokesman said the umpire lost consciousness briefly, but was conscious and coherent when he was placed into the ambulance and taken to the hospital.

HARD-EARNED W
Tadahito Iguchi's home run off Yusmeiro Petit in the 13th inning lifted the Padres to an 8-7 win over Arizona, snapping a three-game skid in extra-inning games. San Diego played extra innings for the third time in five home games, including a 22-inning loss to Colorado on April 17 that lasted 6 hours, 16 minutes. This one went 4:02.

10 SPOT
The Dodgers scored 10 runs in the first inning of an 11-3 win over the Rockies. Mark Redman needed 45 pitches to get out of the first inning in his Dodger Stadium debut. Brad Penny was the beneficiary, and was also the starting pitcher the last time the Dodgers reached double digits in runs during one inning. That was on May 6, 2005, when they got 10 in a win at Cincinnati.

STRONG RETURN
Making his first start in nearly three weeks, Erik Bedard was dominant in Seattle's 5-3 win over Oakland. Bedard returned from the disabled list to give up just two hits in 6 2-3 scoreless innings. He walked four and struck out four.

LOOK OUT!
Call it a purpose pitch or one that just got away, but Astros manager Cecil Cooper was none too happy about a pitch from Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright that went behind Brad Ausmus. The pitch came after Houston starter Roy Oswalt hit Jason LaRue with a pitch. ``That guy (Wainwright) is one of the best pitchers in the league,'' Cooper said. ``He doesn't have control problems.''

SPEAKING
``I saw Prince coming out of the corner of my eye. I just bunted the ball and got out of the way. He was probably going to run me and the catcher over.'' - Brewers pitcher Carlos Villanueva, who was at the plate when a suicide squeeze was called with 270-lb Prince Fielder at third.

SEASONS
April 28
1901 - Cleveland pitcher Bock Baker gave up a record 23 singles as the Chicago White Sox beat the Indians 13-1.
1930 - The first night game in organized baseball was played in Independence, Kan. In a Western Association game, Muskogee defeated Independence 13-3.
1934 - Detroit's Goose Goslin hit into four double plays, but the Tigers still beat Cleveland 4-1.
1961 - Warren Spahn, at the age of 40, no-hit the San Francisco Giants 1-0 at Milwaukee.
1971 - Hank Aaron connected off Gaylord Perry for his 600th career home run in the Atlanta Braves' 10-inning, 6-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
1988 - The winless Baltimore Orioles set an American League record by losing their 21st straight, falling to the Minnesota Twins 4-2.
1989 - Rickey Henderson of the New York Yankees set a major league record when he led off a game with a home run for the 36th time in his career, breaking a tie with Bobby Bonds.
1999 - Colorado's Larry Walker hit three home runs and drove in eight runs to lead the Rockies to a 9-7 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Today's birthdays: Shawn Hill 27; Jorge Sosa 31.
 

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