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|Tuesday, 15 May 2007 04:21|
Wednesday, May 16
Cincinnati at San Diego (10:05 p.m. EDT). Jake Peavy, who is 5-1 with a 1.52 ERA, starts for the Padres.
-Jason Bergmann, Nationals, struck out 10 and took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of Washington's 2-1 win over Atlanta.
-Tom Gorzelanny, Pirates, struck out five in seven scoreless innings to lead Pittsburgh over Florida 7-0.
-Troy Glaus, Blue Jays, hit a go-ahead two-run homer to help Toronto rally past Baltimore 5-3.
-Daisuke Matsuzaka, Red Sox, pitched his first complete game in the major leagues, giving up six hits and striking out five in a 7-1 victory over Detroit.
-Greg Maddux, Padres, pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in two years and San Diego beat Cincinnati 7-1.
Jason Bergmann took a bid for a no-hitter into the eighth inning and got his first major league win as a starter, leading Washington over Atlanta 2-1 Monday night. He struck out 10 and walked one to get his first win since Sept. 15, 2005. ... Greg Maddux had a perfect game through 5 1-3 innings in San Diego's 7-1 win over Cincinnati. Maddux ended up surrendering five hits in his 109th career complete game, his first since 2005, to earn his 336th career win.
After defeating Detroit 7-1 Monday night, Boston holds an 8 1/2-game division lead over New York, its biggest since it held the same margin after play on Sept. 26, 1995. The win dropped the idle Yankees 8 1/2 games back, their largest deficit since they trailed by nine games after play on May 7, 2005.
Brandon Phillips extended his hitting streak to 17 games in Cincinnati's 7-1 loss Monday night to San Diego. ... Oakland's Dan Johnson extend his hitting streak to 14 games in a 2-1 loss to Kansas City. ... Mark Teixeira stretched his hitting streak to 12 games in Texas' 7-2 loss to Los Angeles. ... Washington has won four straight, all at home, following an eight-game skid on the road after beating Atlanta 2-1. ... Daisuke Matsuzaka won his fourth straight decision in Boston's 7-1 victory over Detroit. ... St. Louis topped Los Angeles 8-3 to earn their 10th straight victory over the Dodgers going back to 2005.
Jamie Moyer gave up five runs and nine hits in 6 1-3 innings in Philadelphia's 8-6 win Monday night over Milwaukee. It was the first time Moyer didn't have a quality start - three earned runs or fewer and at least six innings - in eight outings this year. ... Jimmy Rollins broke an 0-for-14 slide with a sixth-inning single in the win.
``It wasn't like it was a big deal. You try to limit the number of hits you give up. If it's zero, it's fine. I wasn't going for the no-hitter at all.'' -Washington right-hander Jason Bergmann, on his bid for a no-hitter in a 2-1 win over Atlanta. Bergmann didn't give up a hit until the eighth inning and struck out 10 to earn the victory.
1933 - Cecil Travis of the Washington Senators made his major league debut with five hits in a 12-inning, 11-10 win over the Chicago White Sox.
1939 - The Cleveland Indians beat the Philadelphia Athletics 8-3 in 10 innings in the first American League night game, held at Philadelphia's Shibe Park.
1953 - The White Sox loaded the bases against the Yankees in the ninth inning, but Vern Stephens, who had 10 grand slams in his career, was lifted for a pinch hitter. Pitcher Tommy Byrne, the substitute batter, homered off Ewell Blackwell for a 5-3 win.
1965 - Jim Palmer, 19, won his first major league game and hit his first homer, off Jim Bouton. The Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-5.
1972 - Rick Monday hit three consecutive homers to lead the Chicago Cubs to an 8-1 win at Philadelphia. Greg Luzinski's 500-foot home run hit the Liberty Bell monument at Veteran Stadium for the Phillies' only run.
1981 - Craig Reynolds of Houston hit three triples to lead the Astros to a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
1997 - The Montreal Expos overcame an early nine-run deficit and rallied past the San Francisco Giants 14-13 on David Segui's RBI single in the ninth inning. The Giants took an 11-2 lead after three innings. Montreal came back with four runs in the fourth, three in the fifth and three more in the sixth for a 12-11 lead. Hill's RBI single capped a two-run seventh that put the Giants ahead 13-12.
2000 - The Los Angeles Dodgers went into the Wrigley Field crowd after a fan ran off with Chad Kreuter's cap in the ninth inning of Los Angeles' 6-5 victory. The game was delayed for nine minutes while some Dodgers and fans fought.
2006 - The New York Yankees, down 9-0 in the second inning, matched the biggest comeback in Yankees history when Jorge Posada hit a game-winning, two-run homer with two outs in the ninth for a 14-13 victory over the Texas Rangers.
Today's birthday: Doug Brocail 40.