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Sunday, 01 July 2007 03:41
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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, July 2
Arizona at St. Louis (8:10 p.m. EDT). Braden Looper returns from the DL for the Cardinals, squaring off against Brandon Webb.

STARS
Saturday
-Chad Gaudin, Athletics, gave up one hit in seven innings to lead Oakland past the New York Yankees 7-0.
-Ryan Braun, Brewers, went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs in Milwaukee's 13-4 rout of the Chicago Cubs.
-Jeff Francis, Rockies, allowed three hits in seven innings and Colorado downed Houston 5-0.
-Carlos Beltran, Mets, hit two homers to lead the New York Mets to an 8-3 win over Philadelphia.
-C.C. Sabathia, Indians, became the first 12-game winner in the league after a 8-6 win over Tampa Bay.
-Ben Broussard, Mariners, tied a career-high with four hits and Seattle beat Toronto 8-3.

BELTRAN'S BOMBS
ecutive days was last July 29-30 at Atlanta.

SNAPPED
The Chicago Cubs lost 13-4 to Milwaukee on Saturday, snapping a seven-game winning streak. ... Magglio Ordonez's 15-game hitting streak ended in Detroit's 8-5 loss to Minnesota.

STREAKS
Corey Hart extended his hitting streak to 16 games in Milwaukee's 13-4 pounding of the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Ben Sheets won his sixth straight decision for the Brewers. ... Pittsburgh topped Washington 7-2 to hand the Nationals their fifth straight loss. ... Atlanta won for the fifth straight time, 6-5 at Florida. ... Seattle has won seven straight following a 8-3 win at home against Toronto.

PROTEST
Despite a much-publicized effort to display fan discontent during the Pittsburgh Pirates' 15th consecutive losing season, only a few thousand fans at most in the crowd of 26,959 left their seats in protest following the third inning of Saturday night's game against Washington. Only about 100 fans were seen leaving the ballpark immediately following the third, and it appeared that many of the fans who vacated their seats returned not long after leaving.

DEBUT
Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury, a 2005 first-round draft choice who was called up from Triple-A to fill in for an ailing Coco Crisp, became the first American Indian of Navajo descent to play in the majors, according to the Red Sox. He singled in the third inning of a 5-4 loss to Texas on Saturday for his first hit.

FOR THE RECORD
Barry Bonds hit his 376th double with the Giants in Saturday's 4-1 win over Arizona, tying him with his godfather, Hall of Famer Willie Mays, for most in San Francisco history.

SPEAKING
``That's efficiency.'' - White Sox pitcher Ryan Bukvich after throwing one pitch to earn the win in Chicago's 3-1 win over Kansas City on Saturday. Bukvich retired Emil Brown on a popup for the last out in the ninth and Chicago scored twice in the tenth to give the right-hander his first win of the season.

July 2
1903 - Washington outfielder Ed Delahanty went over a railroad bridge at Niagara Falls and drowned. The exact circumstances of his death never were determined.
1909 - The Chicago White Sox stole 12 bases, including home plate three times, in a 15-3 rout of the St. Louis Browns.
1930 - Chicago outfielder Carl Reynolds homered in the first, second and third innings, leading the White Sox to a 15-4 win over the New York Yankees. Reynolds, the second player in history to hit home runs in three consecutive innings, had two inside-the-park homers.
1933 - Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 in an 18-inning game. He allowed six hits and no walks. In the second game of the doubleheader, the Cardinals were blanked 1-0, with Roy Parmelee outdueling Dizzy Dean.
1941 - Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees hit a home run to extend his hitting streak to 45 games, surpassing Willie Keeler's record of 44 straight games for the Orioles in 1897.
1963 - Juan Marichal of San Francisco beat Warren Spahn and the Milwaukee Braves 1-0 in 16 innings on Willie Mays' homer.
1986 - Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox fell short of a record-tying 15th consecutive winning decision when the Toronto Blue Jays scored three runs in the eighth inning for a 4-2 victory.
1995 - Hideo Nomo of the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first Japanese player picked for baseball's All-Star game. Nomo was the NL's leader in strikeouts and second in ERA.
2002 - A record 62 home runs were hit in the major leagues, breaking the mark of 57 set April 7, 2000. Raul Ibanez homered twice for Kansas City, making him the record ninth player to hit at least two in a game. San Francisco's Damon Minor, Tsuyoshi Shinjo and Reggie Sanders each homered twice as the Giants became the 16th team to have three players with multiple homers in a game, an 18-5 win against Colorado.
Today's birthdays: Angel Pagan, 26; Greg Dobbs, 29; Sean Casey, 33; So Taguchi, 38.
 

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