SCOREBOARD
Saturday, May 5
Seattle at N.Y. Yankees (3:55 p.m. EDT). The Yankees rebounded from a slow start by sweeping a three-game series with Texas this week.

STARS
Friday
-John Smoltz, Braves, pitched seven scoreless innings in a 4-0 victory to get his first win against the Dodgers in eight years.
-Tim Wakefield, Red Sox, threw seven shutout innings in a 2-0 win over Minnesota.
-Nick Markakis, Orioles, singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving Baltimore a 3-2 comeback victory over Cleveland.
-J.J. Hardy, Brewers, homered, and had four hits and three RBIs, extending his hitting streak to 15 games, as Milwaukee beat Pittsburgh 10-0.
-Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies, broke an 11th-inning tie with an RBI single and Colorado topped Cincinnati 6-5.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME
The New York Mets won their 12th straight game at Chase Field, extending their club record for consecutive victories in a road ballpark with a 5-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.

BOTTOM-HEAVY
Jose Guillen, Kenji Johjima, Betancourt and Jose Lopez - the bottom four batters in Seattle's starting lineup - combined to go 9-for-18 with 10 RBIs as the Mariners scored their most runs in three years in a 15-11 win over New York.

AGELESS
Julio Franco homered in the Mets' 5-3 win over Arizona to extend his record of being the oldest to homer in the majors, at 48 years, 8 months and 12 days.

STREAKS
Torii Hunter had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 19 games in Minnesota's 2-0 loss to Boston on Friday night. ... J.J. Hardy extended his hitting streak to 15 games as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-0. ... Albert Pujols extended his hitting streak to 12 games in a 3-2 win over Houston. ... Atlanta's Edgar Renteria extended his hitting streaks to 13 during a 4-0 win against the Dodgers. ... Derrek Lee has reached base in all 27 of the Cubs' games this season.

SNAPPED
Derek Jeter's hitting streak ended at 20 games and the Yankees lost to Seattle 15-11 Friday night. Jeter had hits in 59 of his previous 61 regular-season games dating to last year. ... Colorado ended a 12-game losing streak in the state of Ohio with a 6-5 win over Cincinnati. The Rockies are 4-19 in the state since 2002. ... Chipper Jones saw his 12-game hitting streak end in the Braves' 4-0 win over Los Angeles. ... St. Louis snapped a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over Houston.

SPEAKING
``I don't do well when I can't play. I don't know what to do. So I just bother a lot of people. It's nice to get into the lineup.'' - Oakland's Nick Swisher, on returning to the lineup after being sidelined by a strained left hamstring. Swisher hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the top of the ninth to lead the Athletics to a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

SEASONS
May 5
1904 - Cy Young of the Red Sox pitched a perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics, beating Rube Waddell 3-0. Having pitched nine hitless innings in two previous efforts, he ran his string of hitless innings to 18.
1917 - Ernie Koob of the St. Louis Browns pitched a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox for a 1-0 win in St. Louis.
1925 - Manager Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers hit three homers, a double and two singles against the St. Louis Browns.
1925 - Shortstop Everett Scott of the New York Yankees was benched, ending his streak of 1,307 consecutive games played that started while playing for the Boston Red Sox. Scott, who gave way to Pee Wee Wanninger, had the longest playing streak before Lou Gehrig.
1962 - Bo Belinsky of the California Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 with a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium. Belinsky struck out nine and walked four.
1978 - Pete Rose became the 14th player with 3,000 hits when he singled against Montreal's Steve Rogers at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium.
1980 - National League president Chub Feeney suspended Pittsburgh's Bill Madlock for 15 days and fined him $5,000 for shoving his glove in the face of home plate umpire Gerry Crawford.
1999 - Colorado became the first team in 35 years and the third this century to score in every inning in a 13-6 win over the Chicago Cubs. The last time a team scored in all nine innings was also at Wrigley Field, when St. Louis beat the Cubs on Sept. 13, 1964.
2001 - Sammy Sosa homered and had four RBIs, and Julian Tavarez pitched seven solid innings as the Chicago Cubs beat Los Angeles 20-1 at Wrigley Field. The Cubs scored eight runs in each of the last two innings.
2004 - Mike Piazza set a major league mark for homers as a catcher, hitting No. 352, in the New York Mets' 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
2004 - Roger Clemens moved past Steve Carlton for second place on the career strikeout list with his 4,137th in Houston's 6-2 win over Pittsburgh.
Today's birthdays: Chris Duncan, 26; Mike Redmond, 36.

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