SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, June 26
Texas at Detroit (7:05 p.m. EDT). Nate Robertson returns from the DL for the Tigers.

STARS
Monday
-C.C. Sabathia, Indians, struck out eight, allowed nine hits and earned his 11th victory with his second complete game this month, a 5-2 victory over Oakland.
-Brian McCann, Braves, hit a three-run homer and an RBI single to lift Atlanta to a 4-1 win over Washington.
-Shawn Green, Mets, hit a leadoff homer in the 11th inning to help beat St. Louis 2-1.
-Vernon Wells, Blue Jays, had three hits and three RBIs, including a two-run homer, in an 8-5 victory over Minnesota.

BEATEN BONDERMAN
Jeremy Bonderman's unbeaten streak was snapped at 17 starts in Detroit's 8-3 loss to Texas on Monday night. Bonderman, trying to match Bobo Newsom's Tigers record of 18 starts without a loss, gave up four runs - two earned - and seven hits in six innings. His last loss came in Minnesota on Sept. 10.

UNFRIENDLY FAN
A fan charged at Bob Howry during the Cubs' 10-9 win over Colorado on Monday night, after the reliever helped blow an 8-3 lead in the ninth inning. Howry gave up back-to-back RBI singles to Garrett Atkins and Brad Hawpe and a three-run homer to Troy Tulowitzki. The fan then jumped onto the field from the roof of the Rockies' dugout and made it a few feet from the mound before security guards tackled him. Howry earned the victory when Alfonso Soriano hit a game-ending two-run single in the bottom of the inning.

MCCANN CAN
Atlanta ended a streak of 48 innings without holding a lead in its 4-1 win over Washington on Monday night. Brian McCann's fourth-inning single drove in Edgar Renteria for a 1-0 lead. McCann later hit a three-run homer for the Braves, who had not led a game since beating Boston 9-4 last Monday.

PITCHING PROS
Brad Penny earned his 10th win and lowered his NL-leading ERA to 2.04 in the Dodgers' 8-1 victory over Arizona on Monday night. The right-hander allowed one run and four hits in eight innings and improved to 7-2 against the Diamondbacks. His only loss this season came against the Angels on May 18. ... Ben Sheets won his fifth consecutive decision in Milwaukee's 6-1 win over Houston. Sheets (9-3) allowed five hits and three walks in six innings. He's allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last 13 starts and has won five straight decisions for the first time since 2001, his rookie year.

SPEAKING
``Oh, God, I got so many text messages. And they were all from A's fans saying, 'You're a good pitcher, but the A's are going to beat you.' That's the kind of texts I get from my friends.'' - Indians starter C.C. Sabathia, after pitching his second complete game this month Monday night, a 5-2 win over Oakland. The left-hander struck out eight, allowed nine hits and didn't walk a batter to join Boston's Josh Beckett as the majors' only other 11-game winner. He had been 0-4 vs. the A's since last beating them on July 30, 2003,

SEASONS
June 26
1916 - In a game against the Chicago White Sox, the Cleveland Indians appeared on the field with numbers on their sleeves. It marked the first time players were identified by numbers corresponding to the scorecard.
1938 - Lonny Frey of the Cincinnati Reds had eight hits in a doubleheader split with the Philadelphia Phillies. Frey had three hits in a 10-3 opening-game loss and collected five in the nightcap, which the Reds won 8-5.
1944 - In an effort to raise funds for war bonds, the New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees played against each other in a six-inning contest at the Polo Grounds. More than 50,000 fans turned out. Each team played successive innings against the other two teams then would sit out an inning. The final score was Dodgers 5, Yankees 1, Giants 0.
1962 - Earl Wilson of the Boston Red Sox pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Wilson also homered in the game.
1970 - Frank Robinson hit two grand slams for the Orioles as Baltimore defeated the Washington Senators 12-2.
1976 - Shortstop Toby Harrah played an entire doubleheader for the Texas Rangers without handling a batted ball from the Chicago White Sox.
2000 - Minor league sensation Alex Cabrera hit a two-run homer in his first major league at-bat for Arizona as the Diamondbacks beat the Houston Astros 6-1.
2006 - Oregon State beats North Carolina 3-2 for its first College World Series title.
Today's birthdays: Elijah Dukes, 23; Derek Jeter, 33; Jason Kendall, 33; Mike Myers, 38; Jeff Conine, 41.
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