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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, May 28
Cleveland at Boston (7:05 p.m. EDT). Cliff Lee faces off against Curt Schilling in a matchup of division leaders.

STARS
Saturday
-Chase Utley, Phillies, drove in three runs in Philadelphia's 6-4 win over Atlanta.
-David Dellucci, Indians, hit a tiebreaking two-run homer to lift Cleveland over Detroit 6-3.
-Carlos Delgado, Mets, hit two home runs and had five RBIs in New York's 7-2 win over Florida.
-Kenji Johjima, Mariners, hit his first major league grand slam to help Seattle defeat Kansas City 9-1.
-Aaron Cook, Rockies, pitched a complete-game five-hitter to lead Colorado past San Francisco 6-1.

DROUGHT
ht times and is batting .122.

WINNING SMALL
Colorado won their fourth game in a row with a 6-1 victory over San Francisco. This marks the first time in franchise history that Colorado has won four straight without a home run.

CARRYOVER
Pittsburgh scored four runs in their best first inning of the season in a 9-5 win over Cincinnati on Saturday, one day after they rallied to victory with their biggest splurge in three years. The Pirates scored eight runs in the 10th inning for a 10-4 victory in the series opener.

STREAKS
Ichiro Suzuki stretched his hitting streak to 19 games in Seattle's 9-1 win over Kansas City on Saturday. ... Arizona dealt Houston their seventh straight loss, beating the Astros 5-4. ... Cincinnati has lost a season-high five in a row and 19 of 24 overall following a 9-5 loss to Pittsburgh. ... Texas has lost four straight and nine of 12 overall following a 7-4 loss to Boston.

SNAPPED
Derek Jeter's 19-game hitting streak came to an end for New York in a 3-1 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday. ... Orlando Cabrera's career-best hitting streak was stopped at 15 games for the Angels in the win.

SPEAKING
``We hoped for one hour for the wind to pick it up or Santa Claus to pick it up and move it somewhere to play this game, but the weather was pretty ugly.'' - White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, on his team's game against Tampa Bay being rained out on Saturday. The game is rescheduled for August 27 at 1:05 p.m. in Chicago.

SEASONS
May 28
1946 - The Washington Senators beat New York 2-1 in the first night game at Yankee Stadium. The first ball was thrown out by General Electric president Charles E. Wilson.
1951 - After going 0-for-12 in his first three major league games, Willie Mays of the New York Giants hit a home run off Warren Spahn in a 4-1 loss to the Boston Braves.
1956 - Dale Long of the Pittsburgh Pirates hit a home run in his eighth consecutive game, a major league record. Long connected off Brooklyn's Carl Erskine at Forbes Field.
1968 - The American League announced the league will be split into two divisions. The East division will consist of Baltimore, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, New York and Washington. California, Chicago, Kansas City, Minnesota, Oakland and Seattle will make up the West.
1979 - George Brett of the Kansas City Royals hit for the cycle and added another home run to beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 in 16 innings.
1986 - Joe Cowley of the Chicago White Sox set a major league record by striking out the first seven batters he faced. He lasted 4 2-3 innings in a 6-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.
1995 - The White Sox and Tigers set a major league record with 12 homers, and combined for an American League-record 21 extra-base hits in Chicago's 14-12 victory in Detroit.
1998 - Arizona manager Buck Showalter intentionally walked Barry Bonds with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and the Diamondbacks held on to beat San Francisco 8-7.
2003 - Atlanta became the second team in major league history to start a game with three straight homers in its 15-3 win over the Reds. Rafael Furcal, Mark DeRosa and Gary Sheffield hit consecutive home runs off Jeff Austin in the bottom of the first. The Padres did it against the Giants on April 13, 1987.
2006 - Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run during the San Francisco Giants' 6-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies to slip past Babe Ruth and pull in right behind Hank Aaron's record 755 homers.
Today's birthdays: Humberto Sanchez 24; Jhonny Peralta 25; Daniel Cabrera 26.
 

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