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Tuesday, 26 June 2007 21:58
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 SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, June 27
N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EDT). Roger Clemens looks to record his 350th career victory.

STARS
Tuesday
-Jeff Cirillo, Twins, hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning and Minnesota defeated Toronto 2-1.
-Tony Abreu, Dodgers, hit a pinch-hit home run to break a 10th inning tie and lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over Arizona 6-5.
-Kevin Kouzmanoff, Padres, hit a tie-breaking homer in the 10th inning to help San Diego edge San Francisco 3-2.
-Brendan Ryan, Cardinals, homered in the 11th inning and St. Louis defeated the New York Mets 5-3.
-Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Braves, homered twice to help Atlanta beat Washington 6-2.
-Marlon Byrd, Tigers, hit a tie-breaking triple in the ninth inning and Texas beat Detroit 9-6.

NOT SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Derek Jeter went 2-for-4 on his 33rd birthday but the New York Yankees fell to Baltimore 3-2 on Tuesday. Reliever Scott Proctor walked in the winning run to send the Yankees to their third straight defeat and sixth out of their last seven.

CATCHER ON THE FLY
Carlos Ruiz had three hits and a career-best four RBIs and stole home in Philadelphia's 11-4 win over Cincinnati on Tuesday night. Ruiz became the first Phillies catcher in 25 years to steal home when he scored as part of a double steal in the second inning for a 5-1 lead.

SOLO JOBS
Mike Cameron, Khalil Greene and Kevin Kouzmanoff each hit a solo homer to lead San Diego over San Francisco 3-2 in 10 innings on Tuesday.

SNAPPED
Pittsburgh defeated Florida 3-2 on Tuesday to snap a five-game skid. ... St. Louis defeated the New York Mets 5-3 in 11 innings to end the Mets' four-game winning streak.

SPEAKING
``I told a couple of guys I'm starting to get used to winning now. It's a great feeling after the tough two months we went through. We were fighting without results. Now we're starting to get a little bit better.'' - White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, on his team defeating Tampa Bay 6-1 on Tuesday. The White Sox, who had dropped 22 of 28 before the win, have won two straight for the first time since winning three in a row against the Cubs and Athletics from May 20-22.

SEASONS
June 27
1917 - Catcher Hank Gowdy of the Braves became the first major league player to enter military service in World War I.
1939 - The Brooklyn Dodgers and the Boston Braves played a 23-inning, 2-2 tie. Whit Wyatt pitched the first 16 innings for the Dodgers. Both clubs played a 26-inning tie in 1920 at the same Braves Field.
1958 - Billy Pierce of the Chicago White Sox retired 26 straight Washington batters before pinch-hitter Ed Fitzgerald hit a double just inside the right-field line for the only hit. Pierce then struck out Albie Pearson on three pitches and beat the Senators 3-0.
1973 - David Clyde, a $125,000, 18-year-old bonus baby with the Rangers, pitched five innings, struck out eight and allowed one hit in his first major league start. Texas beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 before 35,698 fans - the Rangers' first home sellout at Arlington Stadium.
1980 - The Los Angeles Dodgers' Jerry Reuss pitched a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants in an 8-0 victory at Candlestick Park. The only player to reach base was Jack Clark in the first inning on a throwing error by shortstop Bill Russell.
1986 - San Francisco rookie Robby Thompson set a major league record when he was caught stealing four times in the Giants' 7-6, 12-inning victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Catcher Bo Diaz threw out Thompson in the fourth, sixth, ninth and 11th innings.
1993 - Anthony Young of the New York Mets set a major league record by losing his 24th straight decision, 5-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals.
1999 - Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 27th homer and robbed Juan Gonzalez of a three-run shot with a spectacular over-the-fence catch as the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 in the final game at the Kingdome.
2003 - Boston set a major league record by scoring 10 runs before the first out. The 50-minute, 91-pitch first inning came during a 25-8 victory over Florida. The Red Sox also tied an AL record with 14 first-inning runs. Johnny Damon matched a major league mark with three hits in an inning.
Today's birthdays: Luis Rodriguez 27; Johnny Estrada 31; Chris Woodward 31; Daryle Ward 32; Jim Edmonds 37.
 

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