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Sunday, 20 May 2007 03:34
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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, May 21
Boston at New York (7:05 p.m. EDT). Tim Wakefield squares off against Chien-Ming Wang.

STARS
Saturday
-David Wright, Mets, hit two homers in a 10-7 victory over the Yankees.
-Lyle Overbay, Blue Jays, drove in four runs with a triple and homer in a 13-2 win over the Phillies.
-Ivan Rodriguez, Tigers, hit a three-run homer in an 8-7 victory over St. Louis.
-Jay Payton, Orioles, hit a two-run double in the 11th inning to help Baltimore edge Washington 3-2.
-Jack Cust, Athletics, hit a three run-homer to lead Oakland past San Francisco 4-2.

COMEBACK KIDS
e record by rallying from six runs down for a 9-8 victory over Pittsburgh. The Diamondbacks' five-run seventh inning was their biggest this season.

REVERSAL OF FORTUNES
Daisuke Matsuzaka earned his sixth win of the season and helped Boston defeat Atlanta 13-3 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The Red Sox weren't as fortunuate in the nightcap. John Smoltz earned his 199th career victory and the Braves had 12 extra-base hits as they handed the Red Sox their worst shutout loss in 17 years, 14-0 to split the doubleheader.

PINCH-HIT SLAMS
Derrek Lee hit a pinch-hit grand slam to lift the Cubs over the White Sox 11-6 Saturday. ... Tony Clark hit a pinch-hit grand slam to help Arizona rally to defeat Pittsburgh 9-8.

STREAKS
Brandon Phillips extended his hitting streak to 21 games, leading Cincinnati over Cleveland 10-5. ... Randy Winn extended his hitting streak to 18 games in San Francisco's 4-1 loss to Oakland. ... Jorge Posada extended his career-best hitting streak to 14 games in the Yankees' 10-7 loss to the Mets. Derek Jeter also pushed his hitting streak to 14 games in the loss. With the win, the Mets have won their last five series. ... Minnesota won its 12th straight interleague game, beating Milwaukee 5-2.

SNAPPED
Brad Hawpe's two-run homer in the Rockies' 6-4 win over the Royals Saturday night ended Gil Meche's scoreless streak on the road at 30 innings - a run that spanned five starts. ... Arizona's Eric Byrnes had his 12-game hitting streak end in a 9-8 win over Pittsburgh.

SPEAKING
``Just keep pushing him back.'' - Detroit slugger Gary Sheffield, on hitting his 463rd home run, moving him past Jose Canseco for 30th on baseball's all-time list. Canseco's book accused several stars of steroid use. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Sheffield testified in 2003 before the grand jury that he didn't knowingly take steroids while working out with Barry Bonds.

SEASONS
May 21
1926 - Earl Sheely of the Chicago White Sox hit three doubles and a home run against the Boston Red Sox. Sheely doubled in each of his last three at-bats the previous day to give him seven consecutive extra-base hits, tying a major league record. The six doubles in the two games also tied a major league record.
1943 - In the fastest nine-inning night game in American League history, the Chicago White Sox beat the Washington Senators 1-0, in one hour and 29 minutes.
1948 - Joe DiMaggio had two home runs, a triple, double and single to lead the New York Yankees to a 13-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
1952 - Duke Snider's home run highlighted a 15-run first inning in the Dodgers' 19-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds in Brooklyn. Snider, Pee Wee Reese and Billy Cox each made three plate appearances in the first inning.
1986 - Rafael Ramirez of Atlanta had four doubles in seven at-bats as the Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 9-8 in 13 innings.
1996 - Larry Walker drove in a career-high six runs, hitting a pair of two-run homers, a triple and a double in the Colorado Rockies' 12-10 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. His 13 total bases set a club record.
1997 - Roger Clemens earned his 200th career victory, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees.
2000 - For the first time in baseball history, there were six grand slams in a single day. Anaheim's Garret Anderson hit the record breaker off Kansas City's Chris Fussell. J.T. Snow of San Francisco, Brian Hunter of Philadelphia, Jason Giambi of Oakland, and Los Angeles' Adrian Beltre and Shawn Green connected with the bases loaded before Anderson. The old mark of five was set in 1999.
2004 - Jose Cruz Jr. went 4-for-4 with a homer and three doubles, leading Tampa Bay to a 5-3 victory over Cleveland.
2005 - The Texas Rangers set two club records in an 18-3 rout of the Houston Astros. Texas got home runs from Rod Barajas, Hank Blalock, Laynce Nix and Mark Teixeira in an eight-run, four-homer second inning. Texas slugged a team-record eight homers total on the day, also receiving blasts from Kevin Mench, Richard Hidalgo and two from David Dellucci.
Today's birthdays: Josh Hamilton 26; Tom Martin 37.
 

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