SCOREBOARD
Friday, May 9
Toronto at Cleveland (7:05 p.m.) Toronto's Roy Halladay, the 2003 Cy Young Award winner, faces C.C. Sabathia, won the award last season. Halladay is 3-4 and Sabathia, after a rocky start, is 1-5.

STARS
Thursday
-Brandon Webb, Diamondbacks, improved to 8-0 with his 13th career complete game in an 8-3 victory over Philadelphia.
-Jermaine Dye, White Sox, homered for the third straight game in a 6-2 win over the Twins.
-Matt Holliday, Rockies, had four singles and scored three times in a 9-3 victory over St. Louis.
-Daniel Cabrera, Orioles, threw a three-hitter to remain perfect in four decisions against Kansas City with a 4-1 victory.
-Dioner Navarro, Rays, hit a grand slam in the 13th to help Tampa Bay beat Toronto 8-3.
-Matt Treanor, Marlins, hit a three-run homer to give himself a career-high in RBIs with one swing and help Florida beat Milwaukee 7-2.

ROLLING
Brandon Webb became the first pitcher to win his first eight starts since Jon Garland of the White Sox in 2005 and the first in the NL since Pedro Martinez for Montreal in 1997. He tossed his 13th career complete game in Arizona's 8-3 victory over Philadelphia.

IMPERFECT
The Blue Jays rallied for three runs in the ninth inning against Rays closer Troy Percival, who came into the game without allowing a run and perfect in seven save opportunities. Despite Percival's first blown save, Tampa Bay beat the Blue Jays 8-3 in 13 innings.

ONE-RUN RELIEF
The Braves finally won a one-run game when Matt Diaz hit a bases-loaded single in the ninth inning to beat San Diego 5-4 and extend Atlanta's winning streak to six. Atlanta was the first team since the 2000 Houston Astros to lose its first nine one-run games. The Braves were the only team in the major leagues without a one-run victory.

SUPER SUBS
Reserve outfielders Willie Harris and Rob Mackowiak started and homered to help the Nationals beat Houston 8-3.

OWNING KC
Orioles starter Daniel Cabrera improved to 4-0 against Kansas City, tossing a three-hitter with seven strikeouts in a 4-1 victory. Cabrera's lifetime ERA is 4.89, but against the Royals, it's 2.25.

BIG SERIES
Ryan Ludwick hit two solo home runs in St. Louis' 9-3 loss to Colorado. He went 9-for-13 in the four-game series with three doubles, three home runs and six RBIs. Ludwick entered Coors Field with a .308 average and departed at .363.

MILESTONE
Josh Beckett recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in Boston's 5-1 victory over Detroit.

GOING YARD
Kevin Youkilis hit his third homer in two days at Detroit as the Red Sox beat the Tigers 5-1. Youkilis finished with four homers in the series and now has eight at Comerica Park. He has no more than two at any other road venue.

ROUGH STUFF
Richie Sexson charged the mound and flung his helmet at Rangers pitcher Kason Gabbard after the left-hander threw a pitch eye-high to the Mariners' first baseman in the fourth inning. Both benches cleared, but no punches were thrown. Sexson was ejected.

STREAKS
The Brewers lost their season-high sixth straight game, 7-2 to the Marlins. ... The Nationals beat the Astros 8-3 to snap Houston's five-game winning streak. ... The Braves extended their winning streak to a season-high six straight with a 5-4 victory over San Diego.

SPEAKING
``Amen! Hallelujah!'' - Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones, after the Braves beat San Diego 5-4 for their first one-run victory of the season. Atlanta was the first team since the 2000 Houston Astros to lose its first nine one-run games.

SEASONS
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 8 hours and 6 minutes in the longest game ever. 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: Prince Fielder 24; Brandon Webb 29; Aaron Harang 30; Tony Gwynn 48.
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