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Sunday, 24 June 2007 05:16
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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, June 25
Oakland at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EDT). Chad Gaudin is set to start for the Athletics.

STARS
Saturday
-Frank Thomas, Blue Jays, had four hits and four RBIs, including a two-run homer, to help Toronto beat Colorado 11-6.
-Juan Encarnacion, Cardinals, hit a three-run homer in St. Louis' 8-3 win over Philadelphia.
-Chris Young, Padres, struck out 11 and San Diego beat Boston 6-1.
-Vladimir Guerrero, Angels, punctuated a 17-hit attack with a two-run homer, helping Los Angeles rout Pittsburgh 10-1.
-Victor Martinez, Indians, hit a three-run homer over the 410-foot mark in the top of the ninth, helping Cleveland beat Washington 4-3.

STINKING SOX
The White Sox dropped their fourth straight game and 21st of 26 with a 2-1 loss to their crosstown rivals, the Cubs, on Saturday. Ryan Theriot's suicide squeeze against Bobby Jenks in the ninth inning drove in the go-ahead run.

HOME COOKING
Ryan Howard, Phillies, who is from suburban St. Louis, is 9-for-22 (.409) with nine RBIs in five games at new Busch Stadium.

STREAKS
So Taguchi extended his hitting streak to 15 games in St. Louis' 8-3 win against Philadelphia on Saturday. ... The Detroit Tigers won their sixth game in a row after defeating Atlanta 2-1 on Saturday. ... New York's Derek Jeter went 2-for-5 on Saturday against the Giants to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. He has also hit in 25 straight interleague games.

SNAPPED
The Cardinals beat Philadelphia 8-3 Saturday to stop the Phillies' six-game winning streak in St. Louis. ... Justin Morneau's consecutive games streak ended at 191 after an injury forced the Twins slugger out of the lineup. ... St. Louis' Adam Wainwright ended a personal three game losing streak with a 8-3 win against Philadelphia. ... Shane Victorino went 0-for-4 in a 8-3 loss to St. Louis to end a career-best 14-game hitting streak during which he batted .311.

HEAVENLY
The Los Angeles Angels beat Pittsburgh 10-1 Saturday and are off to the best start in franchise history at 48-27 and are 21 games over .500 for the first time since finishing 95-67 in 2005. They increased their division lead to a season-high eight games over Oakland, which lost 1-0 to the New York Mets.

SPEAKING
``Good Italian temper in me.'' - The Mets' Paul Lo Duca following an equipment-throwing tirade after he was ejected in the sixth inning of a 1-0 win over Oakland on Saturday.

SEASONS
June 25
1934 - Pitcher John Broaca tied a major league record by striking out five consecutive times, but pitched the Yankees to an 11-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Lou Gehrig had better luck at the plate, hitting for the cycle.
1937 - Augie Galan of Chicago became the first National League switch-hitter to hit home runs from both sides of the plate as the Cubs beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 11-2.
1950 - Chicago's Hank Sauer hit two home runs and two doubles to pace the Cubs to an 11-8 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
1961 - Baltimore and California used a major league record 16 pitchers, eight by each side, as the Orioles edged the Angels 9-8 on Ron Hansen's 14th-inning homer.
1968 - Bobby Bonds, in his first major league game, hit a grand slam off John Purdin to help San Francisco to a 9-0 win over Los Angeles.
1998 - Sammy Sosa broke the major league record for homers in a month, hitting his 19th in June leading off the seventh inning of the Cubs' 6-4 loss to Detroit. Sosa passed the mark set by Detroit's Rudy York in August 1937.
1999 - Jose Jimenez, a rookie right-hander having one of the worst seasons of any NL pitcher, threw St. Louis' first no-hitter in 16 seasons, outdueling Randy Johnson in a 1-0 victory over Arizona.
2002 - History was made when Luis Pujols' Detroit Tigers took the field against Tony Pena's Kansas City Royals. Pujols and Pena became the first Dominican-born managers to oppose each other in a major league game.
2004 - Larry Walker hit three home runs - the third in the 10th inning - in Colorado's 10-8 victory over Cleveland.
Today's birthdays: Paul Maholm, 25; Aramis Ramirez, 29; Luke Scott, 29; Carlos Delgado, 35; Aaron Sele, 37.
 

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