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Thursday, 07 June 2007 21:44
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 SCOREBOARD
Friday, June 8
Houston at Chicago White Sox (8:11 p.m. EDT). The Astros and White Sox meet in a rematch of the 2005 World Series.

STARS
Thursday
-Curt Schilling, Red Sox, pitched a one-hitter to lead Boston to a 1-0 win over Oakland.
-Jason Bay, Pirates, homered in the ninth inning to lift Pittsburgh over Washington 3-2.
-Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies, singled home the winning run to cap a three-run rally in the ninth inning that led Colorado over Houston 7-6.
-Rich Hill, Cubs, struck out 11, giving up three hits over eight innings to lead Chicago to a 2-1 win over Atlanta.
-Delmon Young, Devil Rays, hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the ninth inning, and Tampa Bay defeated Toronto 5-3.
-Kyle Lohse, Reds, allowed one run over eight innings in a 5-1 victory over St. Louis.
-Curtis Granderson, Tigers, had two triples and three RBIs to lift Detroit past Texas 11-4.

NEAR MISS
Curt Schilling came within one out of his first career no-hitter Thursday, losing his bid when Shannon Stewart lined a clean single to right field in Boston's 1-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night. Schilling (6-2) retired Mark Ellis on a foul popout to end the third one-hitter of his career. The 40-year-old would have been the fourth-oldest pitcher to pitch a no-hitter. Nolan Ryan did it as a 43- and 44-year old, Cy Young was 41 when he pitched a no-hitter for the Red Sox in 1908; and Randy Johnson was 40 years, 8 months when he pitched a perfect game in 2004.

MILESTONE
Joe Torre got his 2,000th managerial victory as the Yankees defeated the White Sox 10-3 on Thursday night. Torre became the 10th manager in major league history to get 2,000 victories and is nine shy of tying Leo Durocher for ninth place.

RESURRECTION
Russell Branyan drew a bases-loaded walk with one out in the ninth to complete a five-run rally as the San Diego Padres stunned the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep. The Padres trailed 4-1 and had only four hits going into the ninth. They got five hits and five runs off Jonathan Broxton (2-2) before making their first out of the inning.

STREAKS
Fausto Carmona won his seventh consecutive decision, leading the Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Thursday. Carmona (7-1) has a 2.77 ERA in nine starts since April 13, when he made his first start of the season and was beaten 6-4 by Chicago.

ELUSIVE VICTORY
Edwin Jackson remained winless in 11 starts for Tampa Bay this season, allowing three runs and four hits over six innings in a 5-3 victory over Toronto on Thursday. Jackson (0-7), who lowered his ERA to 7.39, has the lowest run support among Devil Rays starters.

SPEAKING
``We get two outs, and I was sure, and I had a plan, and I shook Tek off. And I get a big what if for the rest of my life.'' - Curt Schilling, who came within one out of his first career no-hitter Thursday, losing his bid when Shannon Stewart lined a clean single to right field in Boston's 1-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Schilling said he shook off catcher Jason Varitek on that pitch, going with a fastball instead of a slider.

SEASONS
June 8
1940 - Harry Craft of Cincinnati connected for a home run, a triple, a double and two singles in seven at-bats to lead a 27-hit attack as the Reds pounded the Dodgers 23-2 at Brooklyn.
1950 - The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Browns 29-4 at Fenway Park and set major league records for runs scored; most long hits, 17 (nine doubles, one triple and seven homers); most total bases, 60; most extra bases on long hits, 32; most runs over two games, 49; most hits in two games, 51, including 28 this game.
1968 - Howie Bedell's sacrifice fly in the fifth inning ended Don Drysdale's record streak of 58 2-3 consecutive scoreless innings. The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3.
1969 - The New York Yankees' No. 7 was retired on Mickey Mantle Day. A crowd of 60,096 came to Yankee Stadium to honor Mantle and watched the Yankees sweep the Chicago White Sox 3-1 and 11-2.
1996 - Warren Morris hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Louisiana State a 9-8 victory over Miami in the championship game of the College World Series.
2001 - Damion Easley became the ninth Detroit player to hit for the cycle as the Tigers beat Milwaukee 9-4. Easley hit an RBI double in the third inning, a three-run homer in Detroit's six-run fifth, a single in the sixth and a triple in the eighth.
2005 - Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez became the youngest member of the 400-homer club when he hit a solo shot in the eighth inning of New York's 12-3 win over Milwaukee.
Today's birthdays: Pete Orr, 28; Kenji Johjima, 31.
 

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