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Thursday, 10 May 2007 02:53
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 SCOREBOARD
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.

STARS
Wednesday
-Aubrey Huff, Orioles, hit a walkoff homer in the 10th inning and Baltimore beat Tampa Bay 1-0.
-Jason Marquis, Cubs, threw a three-hitter, retiring the first 16 batters he faced, and Chicago edged Pittsburgh 1-0.
-Ryan Howard, Phillies, hit a pinch-hit grand slam to lead Philadelphia past Arizona 9-3.
-Cha Seung Baek, Tigers, pitched a six-hitter to lead Detroit to a 9-2 victory over Seattle.
-Geoff Jenkins, Brewers, homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth in a 3-1 victory over Washington.

SWEET 16
Jason Marquis retired the first 16 batters he faced before finishing with a three-hitter Wednesday night, winning his fifth straight start and sending the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Marquis (5-1) walked none and struck out five in his second career shutout and fourth complete game.

OLDSTERS
In the Phillies' 9-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night, Jamie Moyer (4-2) won a matchup of the oldest lefties in history - the 44-year-old Moyer against 43-year-old Randy Johnson. At a combined 88 years and 48 days, the two broke a record set April 24 for oldest lefties when Johnson faced San Diego's David Wells. Johnson and Wells were a combined 87 years and 300 days.

STREAKS
Torii Hunter extended his hitting streak to 23 games with an infield single in Minnesota's 6-3 loss Wednesday night to Chicago. Hunter's streak is tied for the fourth-longest in team history. ... Alfonso Soriano's leadoff homer in the Cubs' 1-0 victory over the Pirates extended his hitting streak to 17 games. ... Lance Berkman homered for the third game in a row in a 3-2 win over Cincinnati.

SNAPPED
Seattle snapped Detroit's eight-game winning streak with a 9-2 victory Wednesday night. ... J.J. Hardy's 19-game hitting streak ended in Milwaukee's 3-1 win over Washington.

SLUMPING
The Nationals have dropped eight straight after a 3-1 loss to Milwaukee on Wednesday, their longest skid since moving to Washington. ... The Reds fell into last place in the NL Central with their seventh loss in eight games following a 3-2 loss to Houston. ... Boston defeated Toronto 9-2 to hand the Blue Jays their eighth straight loss.

SPEAKING
``I may have been the old Randy for six innings. Then I just got old.'' - Arizona lefty Randy Johnson, on pitching six scoreless innings before being removed in the seventh inning of a 9-3 loss to Philadelphia. The 43-year-old Johnson combined with 44-year-old Jamie Moyer to break the record set April 24 of the oldest lefties to square off in history when Johnson faced San Diego's David Wells.

SEASONS
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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