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Thursday, 03 May 2007 00:11
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 SCOREBOARD
Thursday, May 3
New York at Arizona (9:40 p.m. EDT). Tom Glavine goes for his 294th career victory for the Mets.

STARS
Wednesday
-Barry Bonds, Giants, went 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs to lead San Francisco to a 5-3 win over Colorado.
-Gary Sheffield, Tigers, went 4-for-4 with a homer and an RBI single to help Detroit complete a sweep of Baltimore with a 3-2 win.
-Jason Marquis, Cubs, pitched eight innings allowing one run on four hits to lead Chicago to a 7-1 victory over Pittsburgh.
-Mark Hendrickson, Dodgers, pitched six scoreless innings and allowed only three hits in Los Angeles' 2-1 win over Arizona.

SPECTACULAR SIX
d Roger Moret in 1973.

TWELVE TO GO
Barry Bonds hit career homer No. 743 on Wednesday night in the Giants 5-3 victory over Colorado. Bonds moved within 12 homers of Hank Aaron's career record of 755, hitting a two-run shot to right field in the fourth inning. It was Bonds' second career homer off Francis.

DOUBLE DUTY
Oliver Perez struck out a season-high 10 and singled twice to help the Mets beat Florida 6-3 on Wednesday. The left-hander allowed three runs - one earned - and three hits in 5 2-3 innings, went 2-for-2 at the plate with a sacrifice bunt and scored twice.

MILWAUKEE'S BEST
Milwaukee completed a sweep of St. Louis with a 4-0 victory Wednesday. With three consecutive wins over the World Series champions, the Brewers have won nine of 11 overall and have the best record in baseball at 18-9.

HALL OF SHAME
Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda was arrested Tuesday after a California Highway Patrol officer pulled him over for speeding and discovered drugs in the car. The former San Francisco Giants star was clocked going 83 mph in a 65 mph zone and was arrested after the CHP officer found marijuana, a syringe and a ``usable'' amount of a white-powder substance that likely was methamphetamine or cocaine. Cepeda works for the Giants as a community liaison and speaks to at-risk children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

TRADE
Outfielder Ryan Langerhans was traded Wednesday night for the second time in a week, going from Oakland to Washington for outfielder Chris Snelling. Langerhans was 3-for-44 with the Braves and came to the Athletics after snapping an 0-for-29 slump on Sunday. Snelling is batting .204 in 24 games with Washington with 10 starts.

STREAKS
Torii Hunter pushed his career-high hitting streak to 17 games with a two-run homer off Jae Seo in the second inning of Minnesota's 4-3, 10-inning loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.

INJURED
Oakland designated hitter Mike Piazza is expected to be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks with a strained right shoulder injured Wednesday night when he dove into third base in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid being tagged out. Piazza, who signed as a free agent after spending the previous 14 seasons in the National League, is batting .282 after going 2-for-3 in the Athletics' 6-4 loss to the Red Sox. He hit safely in his last six games but is just 14-for-59 in his last 15.

SPEAKING
``He made one mistake. He left it up. I'm sure he would like to have that one back, but I'd like to have my other three back.''-Phillies 1b Ryan Howard said after homering off of Braves LHP Chuck James in Philadelphia's 4-3 loss to Atlanta. The NL MVP struck out three times to go along with that homer and is now batting .217 on the season.

SEASONS
May 3
1936 - Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut for the New York Yankees and had three hits in a 14-5 victory over the St. Louis Browns.
1951 - Rookie Gil McDougald of New York drove in six runs in one inning to tie a major league record as the Yankees beat the St. Louis Browns 17-3 at Sportsman's Park. McDougald had a two-run triple and a grand slam in an 11-run ninth inning.
1959 - Detroit's Charlie Maxwell hit four consecutive homers in a doubleheader sweep of the New York Yankees, 4-2 and 8-2, at Briggs Stadium.
1980 - Ferguson Jenkins of the Texas Rangers became the fourth pitcher in major league history to win 100 or more games in each league. Jenkins beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 at Arlington Stadium. Cy Young, Jim Bunning and Gaylord Perry also reached the milestone.
1994 - Philadelphia reliever Andy Carter made his major league debut and was ejected from the game after hitting two of three San Diego Padres batters he faced.
1999 - Boston's Creighton Gubanich hit a grand slam for his first major league hit in a 12-11, 10-inning loss to Oakland. Gubanich became the fourth player to accomplish the feat and the first since Seattle's Orlando Mercado did it Sept. 19, 1982.
Today's birthday: Ryan Dempster 30.
 

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