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|Sunday, 20 May 2007 21:30|
Monday, May 21
Boston at New York (7:05 p.m. EDT). Tim Wakefield squares off against Chien-Ming Wang.
-Geoff Jenkins, Brewers, homered and had five RBIs in a 6-5 win over Minnesota.
-Matt Morris, Giants, pitched a complete game two-hitter and struck out a season-high nine in a 4-1 win against Oakland.
-A.J. Pierzynski and Nick Masset, White Sox. Pierzynski hit a grand slam in a seven-run seventh inning and Masset won his first major league start in a 10-6 win over the Cubs.
-Kelvim Escobar, Angels, threw eight scoreless innings in a 4-1 victory over the Dodgers.
-Ramon Vazquez, Rangers, went 3-for-3 with a homer and five RBIs in a 14-1 rout of Houston.
REMATCH A MISMATCH
St. Louis was no match for Detroit in a World Series rematch. Justin Verlander stayed unbeaten in May to help the Tigers win 6-3 Sunday, completing a sweep of the defending world champions. The Tigers outscored the Cardinals 28-14 in the three-game series.
HOME SWEET HOME
Cleveland matched the best home start in their 107-year history with a 5-3 victory over Cincinnati to improve to 16-4. The only other time they started as well in their own ballpark was 1995, when they also opened 16-4 - on the way to their first World Series appearance in 41 years. The Indians are 14-3 at Jacobs Field and went 2-1 at Milwaukee's Miller Park when an April home series was moved there because of cold weather.
Mark Teixeira and Victor Diaz each hit two of Texas' season-high six home runs, and Ramon Vazquez also homered and drove in five runs to lead the Rangers to a 14-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday. The 14 runs tied a season high for Texas.
Brandon Phillips extended his career-high hitting streak to 22 games in Cincinnati's 5-3 loss to Cleveland on Sunday. ... Randy Winn extended his hitting streak to 19 games in San Francisco's 4-1 win over Oakland.
Andruw Jones struck out five times - including for the final out - when he represented the tying run in Atlanta's 6-3 loss to Boston on Sunday.
``I've left a small village out there lately, so it's good to finally come through one time and be productive.'' - Arizona catcher Chris Snyder, who was 1-for-17 before getting three hits, one a three-run double, in the Diamondbacks' 5-2 win over Pittsburgh.
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.