Advertisement

 SCOREBOARD
Saturday, April 28
Florida at Philadelphia (7:05 p.m. EDT). Dontrelle Willis tries to join Boston's Josh Beckett as the only five-game winners in the major leagues.

STARS
Friday
-Jermaine Dye, White Sox, hit two home runs to lead Chicago to a 7-3 victory over the Angels.
-James Shields, Devil Rays, allowed one run on four hits and struck out nine in Tampa Bay's 4-1 win over Oakland.
-Julio Lugo, Red Sox, went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs in Boston's 11-4 victory over New York.

FIVE AWAY
Sammy Sosa hit his 595th career home run in the third inning of Texas' 5-3 victory over Toronto on Friday night. Sosa can become the fifth player in major league history to hit 600 or more home runs.

BRONX BUMMER
Boston beat New York 11-4 on Friday night. The Yankees (8-13), have lost seven consecutive games for the first time since the final seven of the 2000 season. The last-place Yankees have fallen 6 1/2 games back of the division-leading Red Sox.

STREAKING
Cleveland beat Baltimore 5-4 on Friday night to extend its winning streak to six.

SNAPPED
Arizona beat San Francisco 3-2 on Friday night, snapping the Giants eight-game winning streak.

OUT
Ken Griffey Jr. remained out of Cincinnati's lineup for a second day Friday with pleurisy, an inflammation in the lining of a cavity surrounding the lungs. Griffey was held out of Thursday's game in St. Louis with soreness in his chest. A chest X-ray on Friday revealed the problem, which is not expected to linger. After missing most of spring training because of a broken hand, Griffey has a .254 average with nine RBIs in 18 games this season.

SPEAKING
``It's as frustrating as you can get. It's embarrassing is what it is. It's a joke that I can't go out there and get through six or seven innings right there when the team needs me to do that as bad as they do.'' - Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte after New York's 11-4 loss to Boston on Friday night. Pettitte allowed five runs, six hits and five walks in 4 2-3 innings, making it 11 times in 21 games that New York's starters failed to pitch five innings.

SEASONS
April 28
1901 - Cleveland pitcher Bock Baker gave up a record 23 singles and 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 birthday: Shawn Hill 26.
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Yanks try to spoil Orioles' postseason push Having claimed six of their past seven contests, the Orioles are clearly producing playoff-caliber results. But can Buck Showalter’s team officially punch its...
Thumbnail Cardinals tab Wacha to take down Pirates Sitting one game behind San Francisco for the second NL wild-card spot with two to play, the Cardinals need Michael Wacha to come up big this afternoon. Will...
Thumbnail Cardinals open definining set against Pirates   Thursday’s Cardinals-Reds series finale ended in the most controversial way possible. Is the Gateway City in for...
Thumbnail Mariners need another victory vs. visiting A's Seattle can’t quite control its own destiny with respect to reaching the playoffs. Yet Scott Servais’ crew won’t stop pushing for that first postseason...
Thumbnail O's inch closer to playoffs; Yanks in spoiler role Baltimore could have wilted following last week’s sweep at the hands of the AL East-leading Red Sox. Instead, Buck Showalter’s bunch is motoring full steam...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages