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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, May 14
Detroit at Boston (7:05 p.m. EDT). Nate Robertson faces off against Daisuke Matsuzaka.

STARS
Saturday
-J.J. Hardy, Brewers, hit a grand slam in Milwaukee's 12-3 rout of the Mets.
-Greg Dobbs, Phillies, went 4-for-4, including a go-ahead two-run triple, to lead Philadelphia past the Cubs 11-7.
-Chuck James, Braves, gave up one hit in seven scoreless innings and Atlanta defeated Pittsburgh 9-2.
-Matt Holliday, Rockies, homered twice to help Colorado beat San Francisco 6-2.
-Braden Looper, Cardinals, allowed three hits and struck out seven in seven scoreless innings and St. Louis topped San Diego 5-0.

BAD DAY FOR MVPs
tus was announced as day to day, but he said he believed he would be able to play Sunday.

RECORD
The Angels' Bartolo Colon matched a major league record by winning his 12th straight start against the Rangers, pitching six innings in a 6-3 victory. The only other pitcher to win 12 straight starts against an opponent was Pedro Martinez, who won a dozen in a row against the Seattle Mariners from 1998-2004.

OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS
Detroit sent the Twins to their fourth straight defeat with an 8-2 win on Saturday. Since winning two straight against the Tigers in Detroit on April 27 and 28, the Twins are 3-9. Since that last loss to Minnesota two weeks ago, the Tigers are 11-1.

STREAKS
ajor league record of consecutive starts without allowing an unearned run in Boston's 13-4 trouncing of Baltimore. ... Toronto beat Tampa Bay 5-4 for their second straight win following a nine-game losing streak.

SPEAKING
``We got the momentum and before you know it, we get hit with a haymaker.'' - Cubs manager Lou Piniella, on his team erasing a four-run deficit with a six-run seventh inning and then surrendering six runs in the bottom half of the inning to lose 11-7 to Philadelphia.

SEASONS
May 14
1913 - Washington's Walter Johnson gave up a run in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Browns to end his streak of 56 scoreless innings. The Senators won 10-5.
1914 - Jim Scott of the Chicago White Sox pitched nine innings of no-hit ball against the Washington Senators, but lost 1-0 after giving up two hits in the 10th inning.
1920 - Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators recorded his 300th victory with a 9-8 win over the Detroit Tigers.
1927 - Chicago pitcher Guy Bush went the distance for the Cubs in a 7-2 18-inning win over Boston. Charlie Robertson of the Braves almost matched the feat, leaving with one out in the 18th.
1950 - Pittsburgh first baseman Johnny Hopp hit two home runs and four singles in six at-bats, leading the Pirates to a 16-9 victory over the Cubs in the second game of a doubleheader at Chicago.
1965 - Carl Yastrzemski of Boston hit for the cycle and added another home run for five RBIs in a 12-8 10-inning loss to the Detroit Tigers.
1967 - Mickey Mantle's 500th home run, off Stu Miller, lifted the New York Yankees to a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
1972 - In his first game with the New York Mets, Willie Mays hit a fifth-inning home run off Don Carrithers for the difference in a 5-4 triumph over the San Francisco Giants.
1977 - Jim Colborn of the Kansas City Royals no-hit the Texas Rangers for a 6-0 victory.
1988 - Jose Oquendo became the first non-pitcher in 20 seasons to get a decision, taking the loss in the 19th inning when Ken Griffey's two-out, two-run double led the Atlanta Braves over the St. Louis Cardinals 7-5.
1989 - Benny Distefano became the first left-handed catcher in a major league game in nine years when he caught the ninth inning of the Pittsburgh Pirates' 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Mike Squires caught two games with the Chicago White Sox in 1980 and Dale Long caught two games for the Chicago Cubs in 1958.
1993 - Jay Gainer of the Colorado Rockies hit a home run on the first major league pitch he saw. The first baseman became the fifth National Leaguer and 12th major leaguer to accomplish this feat. The Cincinnati Reds beat the Rockies 13-5.
1996 - Dwight Gooden pitched a no-hitter as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0. Gooden struck out five and walked six.
Today's birthday: Roy Halladay 30; Brian Lawrence 31; Tony Perez 65.
 

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