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|Wednesday, 27 June 2007 21:24|
Thursday, June 28
L.A. Dodgers at Arizona (6:40 p.m. EDT). Randy Johnson returns from the DL for the Diamondbacks, squaring off against Randy Wolf.
-Damian Miller, Brewers, hit a game-ending three-run homer in the 11th inning to lift Milwaukee over Houston 6-3.
-Jose Lopez, Mariners, drove in the winning run in the 11th inning to help Seattle edge Boston 2-1.
-Xavier Nady and Ryan Doumit, Pirates, hit back-to-back home runs in the 10th inning to push Pittsburgh past Florida 7-5.
-Jack Cust, Athletics, had a career-high five RBIs in Oakland's 13-7 win over Cleveland.
-Erik Bedard, Orioles, struck out eight and gave up two hits in seven innings to lead Baltimore past the New York Yankees 4-0.
-Brandon Webb, Diamondbacks, pitched seven innings in Arizona's 2-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
100 FOR HOWARD
Phillies slugger Ryan Howard hit his 100th career homer in his 325th game, a 9-6 loss to Cincinnati on Wednesday, becoming the fastest player to reach that total in major league history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The 505-foot drive off Reds starter Aaron Harang was the longest in the four-year history of Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park.
ROAD TO 300
Tom Glavine earned his 297th career win, pitching one-hit ball for six innings in a rain-shortened shutout to lead the New York Mets past St. Louis 2-0 on Wednesday.
Kansas City defeated the Los Angeles Angels 1-0 on Wednesday and has now won four straight for the first time since July 4-7 last year. With a record of 14-11 so far in June the Royals are assured of a winning month for the first time since July 2003.
The Chicago Cubs beat Colorado 6-4 on Wednesday to extend their longest winning streak in two years to six games. ... Delmon Young extended his hitting streak to 12 games, matching a career-high, in Tampa Bay's 5-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
Roger Clemens' run of 200 consecutive starts with at least one strikeout ended when he failed to strike out a batter in the New York Yankees' 4-0 loss to Baltimore on Wednesday. ... Kansas City completed a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels with a 1-0 win, snapping a string of a franchise record-tying nine consecutive series wins for the Angels. ... So Taguchi had his career-best 18-game hitting streak snapped in St. Louis' 2-0 loss to the New York Mets.
``I guess the question would be, 'How 'bout those bats?' If a team was ever due to break out, it was our team.'' - Atlanta manager Bobby Cox, on his team's season-high 22 hits in a 13-0 pounding of Washington on Wednesday. The Braves managed just one run during five straight home losses to Detroit and Boston last week.
1907 - Twelve Washington baserunners stole against catcher Branch Rickey as the Senators defeated the New York Yankees 16-5.
1910 - Joe Tinker of the Chicago Cubs became the first major leaguer to steal home twice in the same game, an 11-1 win over Cincinnati.
1919 - Carl Mays of Boston pitched two complete games against the New York Yankees. The Red Sox won the first game 2-0 and lost the nightcap 4-1.
1949 - Joe DiMaggio played his first series of the year after a bone spur operation and hit .455, with four home runs and nine RBIs, as the New York Yankees swept Boston at Fenway Park.
1970 - Pittsburgh swept the Chicago Cubs 3-2 and 4-1 in the Pirates' final games at Forbes Field.
1984 - Dwight Evans of the Boston Red Sox completed the cycle with a three-run 11th-inning homer to beat the Seattle Mariners 9-6.
1986 - Phil Niekro of the Cleveland Indians and Don Sutton of the California Angels became the first 300-game winners to start against each other in this century. Neither Niekro nor Sutton got a decision as the Angels scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth to win 9-3.
1987 - Mark McGwire homered twice to tie a major league record with five homers over two games, and Steve Ontiveros pitched a two-hitter as the Oakland Athletics beat the Cleveland Indians 10-0.
1994 - Matt Williams tied Willie Stargell's 1971 NL record for home runs before July with his 28th in San Francisco's 7-4 loss to Los Angeles.
2004 - David Bell became the first Philadelphia Phillies player in almost nine years to hit for the cycle as the Phillies beat Montreal 14-6.
Today's birthdays: Brand Phillips, 26; Chris Spurling, 30; Corey Koskie, 34; Ron Mahay, 36.