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Friday, 15 June 2007 05:37
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 SCOREBOARD
Saturday, June 16
Detroit at Philadelphia (7:05 p.m. EDT). Rookie Andrew Miller looks to remain unbeaten for the Tigers.

STARS
Thursday
-Kameron Loe, Rangers, threw eight shutout innings in a 6-0 win over Pittsburgh.
-Mark Teahen, Royals, had two triples and five RBIs in a 17-8 win over the St. Louis.
-Andy Pettitte, Yankees, pitched eight innings, giving up four hits and one run to help New York beat Arizona 7-1.
-Jason Kendall, Athletics, hit the go-ahead RBI single in the 11th inning to give Oakland a 6-5 win over Houston.

HEAVENLY
With a 9-7 win over Cincinnati on Thursday, the Angels reached 17 games over .500 for only the second time in franchise history. Their 42-25 mark also represents the best start in franchise history. Since May 9 the Angels are on a 25-9 tear, the best in the Majors.

CATCHING FIRE
Andy Pettitte breezed for eight innings and the Yankees won their ninth straight game, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1 Thursday. The Yankees finished off another sweep - they brushed aside Pittsburgh last weekend - and extended their longest winning streak since a 10-game run in 2005.

HIGH AND LOE
Kameron Loe, called up earlier Thursday from Triple-A Oklahoma, allowed five hits and struck out a career-high seven over eight innings in Texas' 6-0 win over Pittsburgh. Loe was sent to Oklahoma last week after giving up nine runs in 2 2-3 innings in an 11-4 loss to Detroit. He entered the game with a 7.40 ERA and on a personal six-game losing streak since winning his first start of the season April 21.

SPOILER
Mike Redmond capped a three-run rally in the ninth inning with an RBI single for Minnesota against Atlanta closer Bob Wickman, ruining Tim Hudson's strong start and lifting the Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Braves on Thursday night.

SWING AND A MISS
Craig Monroe tied the major league record for strike outs in a nine inning game when he whiffed five times in Detroit's 6-5 loss to Milwaukee on Thursday. Monroe had a chance in the ninth with the tying run on third and one out, but he went down swinging against Brewers' closer Francisco Cordero.

ROYAL DRUBBING
Mark Teahen had two triples and five RBIs and Tony Pena Jr. went 4-for-4, leading Kansas City past St. Louis 17-8 for the Royals' first series win at home against the Cardinals in six years. The Royals have averaged 9.57 runs in their seven wins this month, including a 17-5 drubbing last Sunday of Philadelphia.

STREAKS
Los Angeles' Chone Figgins extended his hitting streak to 13 games to match his career high, in a 9-7 win at Cincinnati on Thursday. ... San Diego's Justin Germano beat Tampa Bay 7-1 to win his fifth straight decision since being promoted from Triple-A.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Tim Hudson pitched 7 1-3 scoreless innings in Atlanta's 3-2 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night.

SPEAKING
``He didn't even get a chance to work on his stuff. So I guess he's smarter than us. All we had to do was tell him.'' - Texas manager Ron Washington on pitcher Kameron Loe. Recalled on Thursday from Triple-A Oklahoma as an injury-replacement starter, Loe tossed eight shutout innings for the Rangers in a 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

SEASONS
June 16
1916 - Tom Hughes of the Boston Braves pitched a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh Pirates.
1938 - Jimmie Foxx didn't get a chance to hit as the St. Louis Browns walked him six straight times. The Boston Red Sox won anyway, 12-8.
1953 - The St. Louis Browns beat New York 3-1 to break the Yankees' 18-game winning streak and end their 14-game losing streak.
1957 - Relief pitcher Dixie Howell hit two home runs in the 3 2-3 innings he pitched to lead the Chicago White Sox to an 8-6 victory in the second game of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators.
1978 - After three ninth-inning misses, Tom Seaver threw the first no-hitter of his 12-year career as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0.
1991 - Philadelphia rookie Andy Ashby struck out the side in the fourth inning against Cincinnati on nine pitches. It was the 12th time in National League history that it had been accomplished and the first time by a Phillies pitcher.
1991 - Otis Nixon of Atlanta stole six bases against Montreal to set a modern National League record and tie the major league record set by Eddie Collins of the Philadelphia A's in 1912.
2001 - John Olerud went 4-for-5 and hit for the cycle as Seattle beat the San Diego Padres 9-2. He hit a homer in the ninth to complete the cycle.
Today's birthdays: Jonathan Broxton, 23; Kerry Wood, 30; Chris Gomez, 36.
 

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