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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
Sunday
-Vladimir Guerrero, Angels, hit a game-winning, two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Los Angeles Angels over Baltimore 4-3.
-Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard, Phillies. Victorino hit a game-ending homer in the ninth inning and Ryan Howard's three-run shot helped Philadelphia beat San Francisco 9-8.
-Alex Rodriguez, Yankees, hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning to lead New York past Boston 6-5.
-Garrett Atkins, Rockies, homered and singled in the winning run in the 10th inning to help Colorado rally past the Cincinnati Reds 10-9.
-Albert Pujols, Cardinals, homered twice, including a two-run shot in the 10th inning of St. Louis' 8-6 victory over Houston.
-Josh Bard, Padres, homered and drove in a career-high four runs in a 7-3 win over Washington.

LATE GAME HEROICS
Shane Victorino hit a game-ending homer in the ninth inning in the Philadelphia Phillies' 9-8 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. ... Vladimir Guerrero hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off Chris Ray, and the Los Angeles Angels pulled out a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. ... Garrett Atkins homered and singled in the winning run in the 10th inning to help the Colorado Rockies rally past the Cincinnati Reds 10-9. ... Alex Rodriguez's solo home run off star closer Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning gave New York a come-from-behind 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

WINDY CITY BLOWHARDS
itch that hit him and should not have been awarded first base.

SNAPPED
Brad Penny hadn't allowed a homer in 71 innings dating to Sept. 2006 before surrendering one to Adam LaRoche in the second inning of Los Angeles' 5-4 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday.

SWEEPING
Milwaukee won its first series in nearly a month with a 3-0 victory over Florida on Sunday. The Brewers' last sweep was May 7-9 against Washington.

SPEAKING
``Pretty ironic, isn't it? In the dugout, Wes Helms was saying it would be something if I won the game on the day my bobblehead was given out. It's funny how it happened. I got a good pitch and drove it out.'' - Shane Victorino, who hit a game-ending homer in the ninth inning of the Phillies' 9-8 win over the Giants on Sunday. The crowd of 39,293 received a hula figurine of Victorino, who was born in Hawaii.

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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