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|Tuesday, 10 July 2007 00:39|
Tuesday, July 10
All-Star game, San Francisco (8:25 p.m. EDT). The American League is 9-0-1 in the last 10 All-Star games.
- Vladimir Guerrero, Angels, beat Toronto's Alex Rios 3-2 in the final round of the Home Run Derby at San Francisco.
Oakland's Dan Haren and San Diego's Jake Peavy were announced as the starting pitchers Monday for the All-Star game. Haren, 10-3 with an AL-leading 2.30 ERA, was selected by Tigers manager Jim Leyland ahead of Justin Verlander, Johan Santana, C.C. Sabathia, Josh Beckett and John Lackey. Peavy, 9-3 with a 2.19 ERA that trails only teammate Chris Young in the NL, is the third Padres pitcher to start an All-Star game, joining LaMarr Hoyt in 1985 and Randy Jones in 1976.
SURFING THE WEB
me. The Web site will give fans access to an expansive archive of MLB footage, including more than 60 clips of historical postseason plays such as Willie Mays' catch in the 1954 World Series and Kirk Gibson's 1988 home run.
The Angels waived infielder-designated hitter Shea Hillenbrand on Monday, a disappointment for Los Angeles after signing a $6.5 million, one-year contract in December. The 31-year-old Hillenbrand batted .254 with three homers and 22 RBIs in 53 games with the Angels. ... The Toronto Blue Jays released right-hander Victor Zambrano, who went 0-2 with a 10.97 ERA in eight games including two starts. Zambrano, who signed as a free agent on Jan. 30, underwent Tommy John surgery for the second time last season, allowed eight runs and eight hits in 2 2-3 innings against Boston on May 8. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list two days later with a strained right forearm. The native of Venezuela went 3-2 with a 7.40 ERA on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Syracuse before being released.
io. Hank's a great ballplayer. He's the home run king. He will always be the home run king in our hearts. We respect him. We love him. Hank, if you want to stay home, stay home, brother.'' - Barry Bonds, on Hank Aaron's intent not to attend the milestone when the Giants' slugger ties and passes him as the career home run king. Bonds is at 751, four behind Aaron's mark.
1917 - Ray Caldwell of New York pitched 9 2-3 innings of no-hit relief and the Yankees beat the Browns 7-5 in 17 innings in St. Louis.
1932 - The Philadelphia A's defeated Cleveland 18-17 in an 18-inning game in which John Burnett of the Indians had a record nine hits. Jimmie Foxx had 16 total bases, and Eddie Rommell of the A's pitched 17 innings in relief for the win, despite giving up 29 hits and 14 runs.
1934 - Carl Hubbell struck out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession, but the AL came back to win the All-Star game 9-7 at the Polo Grounds and Mel Harder gave up one hit in the last five innings.
1936 - Philadelphia's Chuck Klein hit four home runs in a 10-inning victory over the Pirates, and it wasn't in the cozy Baker Bowl. He hit them in spacious Forbes Field in a 9-6 win over Pittsburgh.
1947 - Don Black of the Cleveland Indians pitched a 3-0 no-hitter over the Philadelphia A's in the first game of a doubleheader.
1951 - The NL hit four homers en route to an 8-3 triumph at Detroit, giving the league consecutive All-Star victories for the first time.
1982 - Larry Parrish of the Texas Rangers hit his third grand slam in seven days, off Milt Wilcox in the first game of a doubleheader against Detroit. The Rangers beat the Tigers 6-5. Parrish had hit his first on July 4 and his second on July 7.
2001 - Cal Ripken upstaged every big name in the ballpark, hitting a home run and winning the MVP award in his final All-Star appearance to lead the American League over the Nationals 4-1. Derek Jeter and Magglio Ordonez connected for consecutive home runs as the AL won its fifth in a row.