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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, June 4
Minnesota at L.A. Angels (10:05 p.m. EDT). Boof Bonser and Jered Weaver square off.

STARS
Saturday
-Joe Blanton, Athletics, gave up three hits in his fifth career complete game to help Oakland edge Minnesota 1-0.
-Carlos Lee, Astros, had a homer and three RBIs in Houston's 8-3 win over St. Louis.
-Ian Snell, Pirates, allowed one run in eight innings to help Pittsburgh get past the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1.
-Ivan Rodriguez and Magglio Ordonez, Tigers, had four hits each to lift Detroit over Cleveland 9-5.
-Cole Hamels, Phillies, pitched a complete-game five-hitter to help Philadelphia defeat San Francisco 5-2.

ROCKET LAUNCH DELAYED
Roger Clemens was scratched from Monday's scheduled start against the Chicago White Sox because of a fatigued right groin. Clemens first experienced the pain during his last minor league outing, for Triple-A Scranton on Monday. The injury is not believed to be serious. It is not clear when Clemens will pitch, but he will miss the Yankees' four-game series at Chicago. The Yankees lost 11-6 to Boston on Saturday to fall 13 1/2 games back in the AL East race.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Milwaukee starter Chris Capuano struck out a season-high 10 and hit his first career homer, but the Brewers were defeated by Florida 5-2 on Saturday. Capuano gave up two runs in seven innings and did not figure in the decision. ... Carlos Silva gave up one run in eight innings in Minnesota's 1-0 loss to Oakland to drop to 3-6 on the season.

STREAKS
Casey Blake and Jhonny Peralta extended their hitting streaks to 13 and 11 games, respectively, in Cleveland's 9-5 loss to Detroit on Saturday. ... Tony Pena extended his career-high hitting streak to 11 games in Kansas City's 9-4 win over Tampa Bay. ... The Chicago Cubs dropped their sixth straight game with a 5-3 loss to Atlanta.

SNAPPED
Ichiro Suzuki's club-record 25-game hitting streak ended in Seattle's 5-3 victory over Texas on Saturday. ... Kevin Youkilis had his 23-game hitting streak snapped in Boston's 11-6 win over the New York Yankees. ... The New York Mets defeated Arizona 7-1 to end the Diamondbacks' eight-game winning streak. ... Oakland snapped Minnesota's season-best five-game winning streak with a 1-0 victory.

SPEAKING
``I think it happened because (Carlos) Zambrano and I are so close. I think of him like a brother. It's like a sibling rivalry.'' - Michael Barrett, a day after his fight with Zambrano in the Cubs' dugout and clubhouse. Barrett needed six stitches and had a bruise below his left eye. The Cubs lost to Atlanta 5-3 on Saturday.

SEASONS
June 4
1940 - The Pirates beat the Boston Bees 14-2 in the first night game at Pittsburgh's Forbes Field.
1940 - The St. Louis Cardinals play their first night game at Sportsman's Park, beating the Brooklyn Dodgers 10-1.
1951 - Pittsburgh's Gus Bell hit for the cycle to lead the Pirates to a 12-4 victory over the Phillies at Philadelphia.
1964 - Sandy Koufax pitched his third no-hitter, striking out 12, as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Phillies 3-0 in Philadelphia.
1968 - Don Drysdale of the Dodgers blanked the Pirates 5-0 for his sixth straight shutout en route to a record 58 2-3 scoreless innings.
1974 - The game between the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium was forfeited to Texas. Umpire Nestor Chylak had problems with the fans throughout the evening - primarily because it was 10-cent beer night. They got out of control when the Tribe tied the score 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth.
1990 - Ramon Martinez struck out 18 and pitched a three-hitter as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0.
1996 - Pamela Davis pitched one inning of scoreless relief and got the win in a minor league exhibition game. She is believed to be the first woman to pitch for a major league farm club under the current structure of the minor league system. Davis, a 21-year-old right-hander, pitched for the Jacksonville Suns, a Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, against the Australian Olympic team.
2000 - Tampa Bay's Esteban Yan became the 77th major leaguer to homer in his first at-bat. Yan was the fourth American League pitcher to do so and the first since California's Don Rose in 1972, the year before the DH rule took the bat out of AL pitchers' hands.
2005 - Rafael Palmeiro and Melvin Mora each hit grand slams to help Baltimore rally for a 14-7 win over Detroit.
Today's birthdays: Cla Meredith 24; J.C. Romero 31; Darin Erstad 33.
 

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