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

STARS
Sunday
-Torii Hunter, Twins, homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs, helping Minnesota beat Detroit 16-4.
-Nelson Cruz, Rangers, hit a walkoff solo homer to give Texas a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
-Jack Cust, Athletics, hit a walkoff homer to help Oakland rally for a 10-7 victory over Cleveland.
-Damion Easley, Mets, hit a two-run homer and had two RBI singles in a 9-1 rout of Milwaukee.
-Justin Germano, Padres, allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings for his first win in three years and San Diego topped St. Louis 3-0.
-David DeJesus, Royals, tied a career-high with four hits and had two RBIs and three runs scored in Kansas City's 11-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.
-Rafael Furcal, Dodgers, went 4-for-4 with a run-scoring bunt in a 10-5 victory over Cincinnati.

CYCLE
San Francisco rookie Fred Lewis hit for the cycle in a 15-2 win over Colorado on Sunday, just four days after being called up from Triple-A Fresno. Lewis doubled in the first inning, hit a three-run homer in the fourth and tripled in the fifth. He led off the seventh with a single to complete the 24th cycle in Giants history. Lewis added another single in the seventh to finish 5-for-6 with four RBIs.

HAPPY ENDINGS
Jack Cust's fifth homer in four games capped a five-run ninth inning that helped Oakland rally for a 10-7 victory over Cleveland on Sunday. ... Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer with one out in the ninth inning to give Texas a 7-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

BREAKING OUT
Minnesota racked up season highs in runs, hits (22) and homers (four) in a 16-4 victory over Detroit on Sunday night.

BEEN A WHILE
Eric Gagne earned his first win since June 10, 2005, in Texas' 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. ... Jason Simontacchi got his first win since September 2003, Cristian Guzman got his first RBIs since September 2005, and Washington got their first sweep of the season with a 6-4 win over Florida. ... San Diego's Justin Germano got his first major league win since May 22, 2004, leading San Diego over St. Louis 3-0.

STREAKS
Miguel Tejada played in his 1,118th consecutive game in Baltimore's 6-5 loss to Boston on Sunday, passing Billy Williams and moving into fifth on the all-time list. Tejada's streak is the longest among active players. ... Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips extended his hitting streak to 16 games in a 10-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

SNAPPED
Alfonso Soriano had the longest hitting streak of his career end at 20 games in the Chicago Cubs' 4-1 win at Philadelphia on Sunday. ... Edgar Renteria's 18-game hitting streak ended in Atlanta's 13-2 loss to Pittsburgh. ... Tampa Bay beat Toronto 2-1 to snap a season-high six-game losing streak.

SWAP
Colorado traded right-hander Byung-Hyun Kim to Florida for right-handed pitcher Jorge Julio on Sunday.

SPEAKING
``I finally got a win - thank God.'' - Houston lefty Wandy Rodriguez, speaking in Spanish through a translator, on his first win since July 2. Rodriguez gave up one run in five innings to improve to 1-3 on the year and the Astros beat Arizona 5-2 on Sunday.

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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