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Thursday, May 10
Boston at Toronto (7:07 p.m. EDT) Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield looks to lower his 2.11 ERA for the Red Sox.

-Justin Morneau, Twins, homered twice, including a winning three-run shot in the 10th to lead Minnesota to a 7-4 victory over Chicago.
-Josh Beckett, Red Sox, allowed one run on five hits in seven innings to improve to 7-0 on the season and Boston beat Toronto 9-2.
-Omar Infante, Tigers, drove in a career-high four runs and Detroit defeated Seattle 9-7.
-Miguel Cabrera, Marlins, had a game-winning RBI single to lead Florida past Los Angeles 6-5.
-Cliff Lee, Indians, tossed a complete game three-hitter and Cleveland topped Los Angeles 5-1.

Barry Bonds hit his 745th home run Tuesday night, moving within 10 of Hank Aaron's record 755. The San Francisco slugger connected on the first pitch from New York's Tom Glavine for his 11th homer of the year in a 4-1 loss to the Mets.

Eric Byrnes and Tony Clark hit home runs that traveled a combined 930 feet in Arizona's 3-2 win Tuesday night over Philadelphia. In the second inning, Byrnes hit a 473-foot homer into a restaurant above the bleachers in left, tying for the second-longest homer in Chase Field's 10-year history. In the seventh, Clark hit a 457-foot shot off the facing of the loge in right field.

Despite scoring in only three innings on its current six-game homestand, St. Louis is 3-2. The Cardinals raised their record to 6-11 at home with a 4-1 win Tuesday night over Colorado.

Torii Hunter extended his career-high hitting streak to 22 games in a 7-4 win Tuesday night over Chicago. ... Milwaukee's J.J. Hardy homered to extend his hitting streak to 19 games in a 6-4 win over Washington. ... Edgar Renteria's hitting streak stands at 16 after Atlanta's 3-2 win over San Diego. ... Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to 13 games in a 4-1 win over San Francisco. ... Tampa Bay's B.J. Upton extended his hitting streak to a career-high 10 games in an 8-3 loss to Baltimore. ... Detroit won its eighth straight in a 9-7 win over Seattle. The Tigers' streak is currently the best in the majors.

Troy Tulowitzki had his 10-game hitting streak ended in Colorado's 4-1 loss to St. Louis. ... Jim Edmonds broke out of an 0-for-20 slump with three hits in the game.

``I don't try to outthink them, I just try and look for what I want and if it's there I swing and if it's not, I don't swing. I really try to simplify it. I know I'm not that smart.''- St. Louis' Scott Spiezio, on his pinch-hit two-run double in the Cardinals' 4-1 win over Colorado.

May 9
1901 - Earl Moore of the Cleveland Indians pitched nine hitless innings against the Chicago White Sox before giving up two hits in the 10th to lose 4-2.
1937 - Ernie Lombardi of the Cincinnati Reds went 6-for-6 in a 21-10 rout of the Phillies in Philadelphia.
1961 - Jim Gentile of the Baltimore Orioles hit consecutive grand slams in the first and second innings of a 13-5 rout of Minnesota.
1973 - Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds hit three home runs off Philadelphia's Steve Carlton for the second time in his career, in a 9-7 victory. Bench drove in seven runs.
1984 - The Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers battled for eight hours and six minutes in the longest game. After playing 17 innings the previous day, the teams met again before a regularly scheduled game, making the total 34 innings for two days. Harold Baines homered off Chuck Porter with one out in the bottom of the 25th for a 7-6 victory. Tom Seaver won both games for the White Sox.
1987 - Baltimore's Eddie Murray became the first major leaguer to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in consecutive games as the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 15-6 at Comiskey Park.
1999 - Marshall McDougall hit six consecutive homers and knocked in 16 runs - both NCAA records - in Florida State's 26-2 rout of Maryland. The second baseman opened with an RBI single, then hit six straight homers. After his base hit, McDougall had a solo homer in the second inning, a three-run shot in the fourth, a solo homer in the sixth, a three-run shot in the seventh, a grand slam in the eighth and a three-run shot in the ninth.
2006 - Tampa Bay prospect Delmon Young was suspended for 50 games without pay by the International League for throwing a bat that hit a replacement umpire in the chest. IL president Randy Mobley said he believed the suspension was the longest in the league's 123-year history. The suspension is retroactive to April 27, the day after Young tossed his bat in a Triple-A game while playing for Durham.
Today's birthdays: Brandon Webb 28; Aaron Harang 29; Tony Gwynn 47.
May 10
1909 - Pitching for Winchester in the Blue Grass League, Fred Toney worked 17 no-hit innings before winning 1-0 over Lexington.
1934 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees played five innings before removing himself from the game because of illness. By that time, he had two homers, two doubles and seven RBIs against the Chicago White Sox.
1944 - Cleveland's Mel Harder became the 50th player to win 200 games as the Indians beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4.
1967 - Braves outfielder Hank Aaron hit an inside-the-park home run. It was the only one of his 755 homers that did not clear the fence.
1970 - Hoyt Wilhelm pitched his 1,000th major league game, but the Atlanta Braves lost 6-5 to the St. Louis Cardinals.
1981 - Charlie Lea became the first French-born pitcher to throw a no-hitter as the Montreal Expos beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 in the second game of a doubleheader.
1999 - Nomar Garciaparra hit two grand slams and a two-run homer to become the first AL player with 10 RBIs since 1975, leading the Boston Red Sox past the Seattle Mariners 12-4.
2001 - Jeromy Burnitz went 3-for-4 with three homers and six RBIs to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cubs 11-1.

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