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|Wednesday, 20 June 2007 21:45|
Thursday, June 21
Pittsburgh at Seattle (10:05 p.m. EDT). Felix Hernandez looks to even his record at 4-4 for the Mariners.
-Jeff Weaver, Mariners, pitched a complete-game, four-hitter and Seattle beat Pittsburgh 7-0.
-Ryan Ludwick, Cardinals, hit a game-ending home run in the 14th inning to lift St. Louis over Kansas City 7-6.
-Bill Hall, Brewers, hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to lead Milwaukee past San Francisco 7-5.
-Jeremy Guthrie, Orioles, allowed one run on four hits in eight innings and struck out nine in Baltimore's 7-1 win over San Diego.
-Julian Tavarez, Red Sox, pitched three-hit ball for seven innings in Boston's 11-0 rout of Atlanta.
-Jeff Francis, Rockies, gave up one run and struck out a career-high nine in seven innings to lead Colorado over the New York Yankees 6-1.
600 FOR SAMMY
Sammy Sosa became the fifth member of the 600-homer club on Wednesday when he connected in the fifth inning of Texas' 7-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs, his former team. Sosa drove a 1-2 pitch to right-center for a solo shot and bounced out of the batter's box with his trademark hop and thrust his right fist into the air before reaching first base. He was mobbed at home plate by his teammates while the scoreboard showed pictures of all five members of the elite club: Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Sosa.
C.C. Sabathia gave up four runs in six innings to help Cleveland defeat Philadelphia 10-6 on Wednesday. Sabathia (10-2) has pitched at least six innings in 15 of his 16 starts this season. He joined Josh Beckett of Boston and John Lackey of the Los Angeles Angels as the majors' only 10-game winners.
Jeremy Bonderman picked up the win in Detroit's 8-4 victory over Washington on Wednesday and has now won eight straight starts after beginning the year with five no-decisions. ... Derek Jeter extended his hitting streak to 14 games in the New York Yankees' 6-1 loss to Colorado. Jeter has a hit in 22 straight interleague games. ... Milwaukee topped San Francisco 7-5 to hand the Giants their seventh straight loss.
Baltimore beat San Diego 7-1 on Wednesday to snap a nine-game losing streak. ... Seattle defeated Pittsburgh 7-0 to end a six-game losing streak.
``And we're still getting paid for that, huh? That's a little embarrassing. Getting paid to lose series.'' - Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, after his bullpen failed again and Florida left Chicago with a 5-4 victory on Wednesday. Jason Wood hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer off closer Bobby Jenks to hand the White Sox their 19th loss in 24 games.
1916 - Rube Foster of the Red Sox pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the New York Yankees. Foster struck out three and walked three in the first no-hitter at Fenway Park.
1941 - Lefty Grove's 20-game consecutive win streak at Fenway Park ended with a 13-9 loss to the St. Louis Browns. The streak ran from May 3, 1938, to May 12, 1941.
1956 - In a rare double one-hitter, Chicago's Jack Harshman outdueled Connie Johnson and George Zuverink of Baltimore as the White Sox beat the Orioles 1-0.
1964 - Jim Bunning of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a perfect game against the New York Mets on Father's Day. The no-hitter gave Bunning one in each league. The Phillies' Gus Triandos became the first catcher to handle no-hitters in both leagues.
1970 - Detroit Tigers shortstop Cesar Gutierrez had seven hits in seven at-bats in a 9-8, 12-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians. Gutierrez had six singles and a double.
1989 - Carlton Fisk set an American League record for homers by a catcher and drove in three runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 7-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Fisk hit his 307th homer as a catcher to pass the Yankees' Yogi Berra.
2000 - Eric Chavez hit for the cycle in Oakland's 10-3 win over Baltimore. Chavez doubled in the second inning, singled in the fourth, tripled in the fifth and homered in the seventh.
2002 - Luis Castillo singled in the third inning to extend his hitting streak to 35 games, tying Ty Cobb and two others for the 10th-longest streak in baseball history.
2005 - Jeff Larish matched a College World Series record with three homers, and J.J. Sferra drove in the game-winning run with a bloop single in the 11th inning as Arizona State rallied for an 8-7 victory and eliminated hometown favorite Nebraska. Larish's record-tying third homer tied it in the bottom of the ninth, and Sferra's single in the 11th punctuated the 4-hour, 7-minute game.
2005 - The New York Yankees scored 13 runs in the eighth inning, sending 16 batters to the plate, to help overcome an early eight-run deficit and defeat Tampa Bay 20-11.
2006 - Jose Reyes hit for the cycle in the New York Mets' 6-5 loss to Cincinnati.
Today's birthdays: Jeff Baker, 26; Sendy Rleal, 27.