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Friday, 25 May 2007 23:31
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 SCOREBOARD
Saturday, May 26
Colorado at San Francisco (9:05 p.m. EDT). Giants right-hander Matt Morris threw a two-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 4-1 win over Oakland on Sunday.

STARS
Friday
-Paul Lo Duca, Mets, had four hits in New York's 6-2 win over Florida.
-Kevin Kouzmanoff, Padres, hit a grand slam to lead San Diego past Milwaukee 8-6.
-Mark Reynolds, Diamondbacks, went 5-for-5 with two homers and four RBIs to help Arizona beat Houston 13-3.
-Kaz Matsui, Rockies, singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and Colorado beat San Francisco 5-3.

TWENTY YEARS LATER
d had lost six straight decisions to the Braves.

ANGELS' EDGE
The Angels are the only AL team to own an edge over the Yankees since Joe Torre became manager before the 1996 season. Following a 10-6 win on Friday, the Angels are now 56-52 against the Yankees in the regular season in that span - they've also beaten them twice in playoff series.

MILESTONES
Ken Griffey Jr. hit the 574th homer of his career in the sixth inning of Cincinnati's 10-4, 10-inning loss to Pittsburgh on Friday night, moving the Reds outfielder one ahead of Harmon Killebrew for eighth place on the career list. ... Toronto's Frank Thomas home run No. 494 in a 4-3 loss to the Twins to move past Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff into sole possession of 21st place on baseball's career list.

PERFECT 10
Pittsburgh used an eight-run 10th inning to beat Cincinnati 10-4 on Friday night. It was the Pirates' biggest inning since they scored nine runs at Montreal on July 9, 2004. The Reds fell to 0-9 when the score is tied after seven innings and have lost 18 of 22, leaving them a major league-worst 18-31.

STREAKS
Derek Jeter extended his hitting streak to 19 games in New York's 10-6 loss to Los Angeles on Friday. ... Orlando Cabrera extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games for Los Angeles in a 10-6 win over New York. ... Arizona routed Houston 13-3 to hand the Astros their sixth straight loss.

SPEAKING
``It's not like every time we lose it's 'Here we go again.' It's not like the end of the world and we're back to playing the way we were.'' - Derek Jeter, on New York's 10-6 loss to Los Angeles on Friday after winning two of three against AL East-leading Boston.

SEASONS
May 27
1904 - Dennis McGann of the New York Giants stole five bases in one game to set a major league record.
1937 - Carl Hubbell, working in relief for the New York Giants, won his 24th straight game over two seasons. Hubbell pitched two innings and Mel Ott hit a ninth-inning home run to beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2. Hubbell's string started July 17, 1936.
1955 - Norm Zauchin of the Boston Red Sox knocked in 10 runs with three home runs and a double in the first five innings of a 16-0 victory over the Washington Senators.
1960 - Baltimore catcher Clint Courtney used the ``big mitt'' for the first time to catch knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm. The mitt, designed by Paul Richards, was 50 percent larger than the standard. Nothing got by Courtney as the Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2.
1968 - Montreal and San Diego were awarded National League franchises as the league expanded for the first time in seven years.
1997 - Seattle's Ken Griffey Jr. broke his own major league record for home runs hit through May by connecting for his 23rd of the season in an 11-10 loss to Minnesota. Griffey's homer broke the mark he set in 1994.
2004 - Carlos Pena was 6-for-6 with two home runs, five RBIs and four runs in Detroit's 17-7 victory over Kansas City.
Today's birthdays: Ramon Hernandez 31; Frank Thomas 38.
 

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