SCOREBOARD
Monday, June 18
Houston at L.A. Angels (10:05 p.m. EDT). John Lackey goes for his major league-leading 11th win of the season for the Angels.

STARS
Saturday
-Edgar Renteria, Braves, went 5-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs in Atlanta's 6-2 win over Cleveland.
-Daisuke Matsuzaka, Red Sox, struck out eight in seven scoreless innings to help Boston edge San Francisco 1-0.
-Derek Jeter, Yankees, had four hits, including a go-ahead homer, to help the Yankees defeat the Mets 11-8.
-Shaun Marcum, Blue Jays, gave up two runs and struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings to lead Toronto past Washington 7-3.
-So Taguchi, Cardinals, went 4-for-6 and knocked in three runs in St. Louis' 15-6 rout of Oakland.

RUMBLE AT WRIGLEY
d Young were ejected, as were Padres pitcher Jake Peavy and Cubs hitting coach Gerald Perry.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Carlos Zambrano pitched a complete game Saturday, giving up one run on two hits and walking five. He held San Diego hitless for 7 1-3 innings and surrendered a solo homer to Russell Branyan with one out in the ninth. The Padres edged the Cubs 1-0. ... Matt Cain gave up a run and three hits but took the loss in San Francisco's 1-0 loss to Boston.

BATTLE FOR THE BASEMENT
Cincinnati topped Texas 8-4 on Saturday in a matchup of the worst teams in the AL and the NL. Ken Griffey Jr. made sure it wouldn't be the Reds ending the day with the worst record in baseball, hitting his 580th and 581st career homers home runs to pull within two of tying Mark McGwire for seventh on the all-time homer list. Sammy Sosa went 0-for-5 on the day to remain at 599 career homers.

GRIEF FOR GLAVINE
Making his fifth attempt at win No. 296, Tom Glavine failed to hold three early leads in the Mets' 11-8 loss to the crosstown-rival Yankees on Saturday. Glavine was tagged for seven runs and eight hits in four-plus innings. The 41-year-old left-hander has allowed 16 runs and 19 hits over 8 1-3 innings in his past two starts. He is 0-4 in five starts since he beat the Yankees on May 19.

STREAKS
Casey Blake extended his hitting streak to 25 games in Cleveland's 6-2 loss to Atlanta on Saturday. ... David Wright extended his hitting streak to 17 games in the Mets' 11-8 loss to the Yankees. ... Juan Encarnacion stretched his hitting streak to 16 games in St. Louis' 15-6 pounding of Oakland. ... Arizona defeated Baltimore 8-4 to hand the Orioles their seventh straight loss. ... Houston topped Seattle 9-4 to deal the Mariners their fourth straight loss following a season-high five-game winning streak.

SPEAKING
``I felt lost on the field today. I felt lost afterwards.'' - Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, on the celebratory handshakes following his team's 6-1 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. The White Sox had lost four straight and nine of 10 entering the game.

SEASONS
June 18
1947 - Cincinnati's Ewell Blackwell tossed a 6-0 no-hitter against the Boston Braves.
1950 - In the nightcap of a doubleheader, the Cleveland Indians scored 14 runs in the first inning for an American League record as they trounced the Philadelphia A's 21-2.
1953 - At Fenway Park, Dick Gernert's home run highlighted the 17-run, 14-hit seventh inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 23-3. Gene Stephens collected three hits and Sammy White scored three runs in the big inning. Tom Umphlett also reached base three times in the inning.
1960 - The San Francisco Giants fired manager Bill Rigney and replaced him with Tom Sheehan. At 66 years, 2 months and 18 days, Sheehan was the oldest man to debut as a major league manager.
1967 - The Houston Astros' Don Wilson tossed the first of his two career no-hitters by blanking the Atlanta Braves 2-0, facing 30 batters and striking out 15.
1975 - Fred Lynn batted in 10 runs with three homers, a triple and a single in a 15-1 Boston Red Sox victory over the Detroit Tigers. Lynn's 16 total bases tied an AL record.
1986 - California's Don Sutton pitched a three-hitter for his 300th career victory as the Angels beat the Texas Rangers 5-1. The 41-year-old right-hander became the 19th pitcher in baseball history to win 300 games.
2002 - Luis Castillo tied Rogers Hornsby's 80-year-old record for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman, beating out a dribbler to the pitcher in the sixth inning to make it 33 games in a row, in a 2-1 Florida win over Cleveland.
2005 - Atlanta's Julio Franco, 46, hit two homers in a game for the first time since Sept. 12, 1996, becoming the second-oldest player to homer in major league history. Jack Quinn was a week shy of his 47th birthday when he homered in 1930.

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