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|Friday, 11 May 2007 21:39|
Saturday, May 12
Arizona at Houston (7:05 p.m. EDT). Houston ace Roy Oswalt faces Randy Johnson.
- A.J. Burnett, Blue Jays, struck out a season-high 10 and Toronto beat Tampa Bay 5-1.
- Jarrod Washburn, Mariners, pitched eight shutout innings in Seattle's 3-0 win over New York.
- Pat Burrell, Phillies, homered twice and drove in five runs to help Philadelphia beat Chicago 7-2.
- Chris Young and Brandon Webb, Diamondbacks. Young homered twice and Webb threw a complete game, leading Arizona past Houston 3-1.
- Jon Garland, White Sox, pitched into the ninth inning, leading Chicago to a 2-1 win over Kansas City.
- Randy Wolf, Dodgers, gave up four hits over seven innings while striking out a season-high 11 and Los Angeles defeated Cincinnati 2-0.
Arizona Diamondbacks rookie infielder Alberto Callaspo was released on his own recognizance Friday, a day after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife. The 24-year-old Callaspo was taken into custody on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and felony criminal damage, according to a police probable cause statement filed in Maricopa County Justice Court.
Former Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay is expected to miss four to six weeks after having an emergency appendectomy Friday, the latest bad break for the struggling Toronto Blue Jays. Halladay arrived at Rogers Centre on Friday looking pale and complaining of pain in his lower right abdomen. Trainer George Poulis recognized the symptoms and took Halladay to a local hospital for surgery. Halladay was placed on the 15-day disabled list. ... Washington's Shawn Hill threw five no-hit innings but left with an elbow injury in the Nationals 6-0 win over Florida.
FOR THE RECORD
San Diego's Jake Peavy became the first pitcher in franchise history to strike out at least 10 in four straight starts, holding St. Louis to three hits in seven scoreless innings and leading the Padres to a 7-0 win over the defending World Series champions on Friday night.
Andruw Jones and Jeff Francoeur went deep on consecutive pitches in Atlanta's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh on Friday to end Atlanta's eight game homerless streak, the Braves longest span without a homer in 24 years. ... New York stopped Milwaukee's six-game winning streak with a 5-4 win. The loss also ended Jeff Suppan's five- game winning streak.
New York won for the seventh time in nine games, 5-4 at home against Milwaukee on Friday. ... Chicago has won three straight and five of six after a 2-1 win at home against Kansas City. ... Detroit has won all seven of Mike Maroth's starts this season, and the Tigers have won 10 of their past 11 games to jump into first place in the AL Central after a 7-3 win over Minnesota. ... The Dodgers beat Cincinnati for the seventh straight time with a 2-0 win on Friday night.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Texas' Sammy Sosa hit his 596th career home run in a 6-3 loss to Los Angeles on Friday.
``I normally just get flowers. But that's a great plan.'' - Arizona's Chris Young on retrieving one of two home run balls he hit from the Diamondbacks' 3-1 win over Houston on Friday to give as a Mother's Day gift.
1910 - Chief Bender of the Philadelphia Athletics pitched a 4-0 no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians.
1937 - St. Louis' Joe Medwick hit two home runs and two doubles to lead the Cardinals to a 15-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
1955 - Sam ``Toothpick'' Jones of the Cubs got a no-hitter the hard way. In the ninth inning against Pittsburgh, he walked the bases full and then struck out the next three batters for a 4-0 victory.
1956 - Carl Erskine of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched a 3-0 no-hitter against the New York Giants.
1966 - Lou Brock's RBI single in the 12th inning gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 victory over Atlanta in the opening of Busch Memorial Stadium. Felipe Alou hit two home runs for the Braves.
1970 - Ernie Banks hit his 500th home run off Pat Jarvis in Chicago's 4-3 victory over Atlanta at Wrigley Field.
2000 - Boston's Pedro Martinez, who had 17 strikeouts in his last start May 6 against Tampa Bay, struck out 15 in a 9-0 win over Baltimore, to tie an AL record set in 1968 by Cleveland's Luis Tiant for most strikeouts over two games.
2001 - A.J. Burnett pitched an unlikely no-hitter - overcoming a record nine walks - to lead Florida over San Diego 3-0.
Today's birthdays: Felipe Lopez, 27; Josh Phelps, 28; Wes Helms, 31; Yogi Berra, 82.
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