Friday, May 2
Seattle at the New York Yankees (7:05 p.m.). Erik Bedard and the Mariners take on Chien-Ming Wang and the Yankees. Bedard (2-0, 2.04 ERA) won his first game back from the disabled list last Saturday, while Wang (5-0, 3.23) struck out nine in a 1-0 victory over Cleveland on Sunday.

- Ryan Braun, Brewers, homered and drove in three runs in a 4-3 win over the Cubs.
- Sidney Ponson, Rangers, pitched eight innings in a 2-1 victory over the Royals, earning his first win in exactly a year.
- Juan Pierre, Dodgers, went 2-for-3 with a two-run double in a 5-3 victory over the Marlins. He also was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored a run.
- Matt Garza, Rays, allowed two runs and three hits over six innings in a 4-2 victory over the Orioles that kept the surprising Rays atop the AL East.
- A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays, scattered three hits over 7 2-3 innings in a 3-0 victory over the Red Sox. He struck out five and walked five.

Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has a torn tendon in his left quadriceps and could be out until the All-Star break. ... B.J. Upton left Tampa Bay's 4-2 victory over the Orioles with a strained left shoulder. Upton said he should be fine in a day or two.

Carlos Zambrano pitched 6 1-3 innings in the Cubs' 4-3 loss to Milwaukee, allowing one run and seven hits. He also helped himself with his 13th career homer - tying the team record held by Ferguson Jenkins.

The Dodgers completed their second consecutive series sweep by beating Florida 5-3. The Dodgers have won six in a row, their longest winning streak since taking seven straight to close the 2006 season.

The Athletics pounded out 20 hits in a 15-6 rout of the Angels, highlighted by an eight-run fifth inning. Everybody got in on the act, too, with five different A's driving in a pair of runs each and every player in the starting lineup getting a hit.

The Mariners' Richie Sexson hit the first pitch he saw from Masa Kobayashi for his 300th career homer in a 3-2, 11-inning loss to Cleveland. It was his sixth of the season and 100th since signing with Seattle as a free agent after the 2004 season. The first baseman reached the Seattle milestone in 463 games, quickest in team history.

Toronto starter A.J. Burnett improved to 4-0 against Boston by scattering three hits over 7 2-3 innings in a 3-0 victory. He's allowed one run in 16 innings over two starts at Fenway Park.

Slumping slugger Ryan Howard homered off Joe Thatcher leading off the eighth inning, pulling a 2-0 fastball into the right field seats and helping Philadelphia to a 3-2 win over the Padres. The 2006 NL MVP, who is batting just .184 with six homers and 14 RBIs, also had an RBI double.

``Fundamentally sound baseball - it sounds simple and boring, but you put yourself in position to win a game.'' - Dodgers manager Joe Torre, whose team scratched out two runs in the ninth for a 5-3 victory over the Marlins.

May 2
1917 - Fred Toney of the Cincinnati Reds and Hippo Vaughn of the Chicago Cubs each threw nine hitless innings, but the Reds won 1-0 on two hits in the 10th. Jim Thorpe drove in the winning run.
1923 - Walter Johnson recorded his first shutout of the season and the 100th of his major league record 113 as the Washington Senators beat the New York Yankees 3-0. Yankees shortstop Everett Scott received a medal from the American League for playing in his 1,000th consecutive game.
1939 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees did not play against the Detroit Tigers at Briggs Stadium, ending at 2,130 his streak of consecutive games played. Gehrig never played again. Babe Dahlgren took his place at first base. The Yankees didn't miss his bat, however, as they beat the Tigers 22-2.
1954 - Stan Musial hit five home runs in a doubleheader split with the New York Giants at St. Louis. The Cardinals won the first game 10-6 but lost the second 9-7.
1995 - Hideo Nomo of the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first native of Japan to play in the majors in three decades. Nomo pitched five scoreless innings of one-hit ball, but the Dodgers blew a 3-0 lead and lost to San Francisco 4-3.
2000 - Atlanta became the first NL team in 49 years to win 15 straight games by defeating Los Angeles 5-3.
2002 - Mike Cameron hit four homers and came close to a record-setting fifth in leading the Seattle Mariners to a 15-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. He became the 13th player in major league history to homer four times in a game. Cameron connected in his first four at-bats, in just five innings. He joined Bret Boone as the first teammates to hit two home runs in the same inning. They connected back-to-back twice in a 10-run first.
2005 - Jim Edmonds hit a three-run homer off closer Danny Graves, and John Mabry added a two-run shot that completed the greatest ninth-inning comeback in St. Louis Cardinals history. The Cardinals sent 12 batters to the plate and scored seven runs in the top of the ninth to beat Cincinnati 10-9.
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