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Monday, 11 June 2007 21:35
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 SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, June 12
Arizona at N.Y. Yankees (7:05 p.m. EDT). 2006 NL Cy Young award winner Brandon Webb faces off against Chien-Ming Wang, who finished second in AL voting for the award.

STARS
Monday
-Carlos Zambrano, Cubs, gave up one run and three hits in eight innings and hit his second homer of the year to lead the Chicago Cubs past Houston 2-1.
-Raul Ibanez, Mariners, hit a pair of two-run homers and doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning to lift Seattle over Cleveland 8-7.
-Matt Morris, Giants, pitched a seven-hitter for his third complete game this season and San Francisco edged Toronto 4-3.
-Adam Eaton, Phillies, pitched four-hit ball over seven innings to help Philadelphia defeat the Chicago White Sox 3-0.
-James Loney, Dodgers, doubled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of Los Angeles' 5-3 win over the New York Mets.

CHASING AARON
Barry Bonds hit his 747th career home run, moving within nine of passing Hank Aaron's record of 755 with a two-run shot in San Francisco's 4-3 win over Toronto on Monday. Bonds sent an 0-1 pitch an estimated 438 feet into the seats for his 13th homer of the year and first against Blue Jays right-hander Josh Towers, who became the 440th pitcher to allow a homer to Bonds. It was the first homer since May 27 for the Giants slugger.

LONGBALL PARTY
Ryan Howard, Pat Burrell and Jimmy Rollins each hit solo homers, accounting for all the offense in Philadelphia's 3-0 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday.

DOUBLE TROUBLE
Raul Ibanez doubled his season home run total with a pair of two-run shots in Seattle's 8-7 win over Cleveland on Monday. He came into the game with two homers in his previous 209 at-bats this season.

SLUMPING
The New York Mets were defeated 5-3 by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday and have now lost seven of their last eight games.

STREAKS
Casey Blake extended his hitting streak to a career-high 20 games in Cleveland's 8-7 loss to Seattle on Monday. ... The Mariners have won four straight and eight of their last nine.

SPEAKING
``I don't want people to find out how (bad) we are right now.'' - Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, wondering why ESPN would televise his team's game on Monday. The White Sox were shutout for the fifth time this season, tied for most in the AL, losing 3-0 to Philadelphia.

SEASONS
June 12
1922 - Hub Pruett struck out Babe Ruth three consecutive times as the St. Louis Browns beat the New York Yankees 7-1.
1928 - Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees had two triples and two homers in a 15-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox.
1939 - The Baseball Hall of Fame was officially dedicated at Cooperstown, N.Y.
1954 - Milwaukee's Jim Wilson pitched the year's only no-hitter, blanking the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0.
1959 - The San Francisco Giants' Mike McCormick tossed a 3-0, five-inning no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies. Richie Ashburn singled in the top of the sixth for the Phillies, but the hit didn't count because the game was stopped by rain.
1970 - Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates hurled a 2-0 no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres. Ellis walked eight and hit a batter, and Willie Stargell hit two homers.
1981 - Thirteen games were canceled due to a players' strike.
1997 - After 126 years, baseball broke its tradition and played interleague games.
1999 - Cal Ripken went 6-for-6, homering twice and driving in six runs as the Baltimore Orioles scored the most runs in franchise history with a 22-1 rout of the Atlanta Braves.
2005 - Hee-Seop Choi hit three homers in his first three at-bats, including a go-ahead solo shot in the sixth, to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers past Minnesota 4-3.
2006 - Pitcher Jason Grimsley was suspended 50 games, less than a week after federal agents raided his home during an investigation into performance-enhancing drugs.
2006 - Chicago's Jose Contreras won his 15th straight start and struck out a career-high 11 batters to help the White Sox defeat Texas 8-3.
Today's birthdays: Hideki Matsui, 33; Ryan Klesko, 35.
 

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