Friday, July 13
Chicago White Sox at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EDT). Mark Buehrle makes his first start since signing a four-year contract extension with the White Sox.

-Bobby Abreu, Yankees, went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs to help the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 7-3.
-Jon Garland, White Sox, scattered eight hits over seven inning, allowing two runs to lead the Chicago White Sox past Baltimore, 9-7.
-David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, Red Sox, combined for five hits and five RBIs to help Boston end a three-game skid and beat Toronto 7-4.
-Michael Cuddyer, Twins, tied a career high with four hits, drove in a run and scored a run in Minnesota's 6-2 victory over Oakland.
-Adrian Beltre, Mariners, drove in two runs in a three-run fifth inning to lift Seattle over Detroit 3-2.

Jose Reyes and Ruben Gotay opened the game with consecutive home runs, the first time that's happened in the Mets' 46-season history, and New York beat Cincinnati 3-2 on Thursday night. Reyes' drive was his ninth career leadoff homer, a franchise record.

Alex Rodriguez hit his major league-leading 31st home run to help the New York Yankees (43-43) climb back to .500 for the first time since June 23 with a 7-3 win over Tampa Bay on Thursday night. Rodriguez's blast came as part of a three-run fourth inning that also included home runs by Derek Jeter and Bobby Abreu. The Devil Rays have lost 14 of 15.

Baltimore trailed the Chicago White Sox 9-2 before scoring five runs in the ninth inning Thursday night. After Corey Patterson hit an RBI single and Luis Hernandez got his first major league hit, a run-scoring double, Kevin Millar hit a three-run homer off Boone Logan. Aubrey Huff followed with a single before White Sox closer Bobby Jenks got the final out for his 24th save to preserve the 9-7 win.

run from first base. Detroit manager Jim Leyland ordered an appeal play to second base and Beltre was called out for never touching the bag.

It's kind of a team-wide funk right now, besides Stew. Hopefully we'll break out of it. It just takes one game.'' - Oakland second baseman Mark Ellis on the slumping Athletics' 6-2 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night.

July 13
1934 - Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run in a 4-2 victory over Tommy Bridges and the Detroit Tigers. Lou Gehrig left in the first with a severe case of lumbago, the most serious threat to his streak. He returned for one at bat the next day.
1943 - The first night game in All-Star history, at Philadelphia's Shibe Park, went to the AL, 5-3, despite a single, triple and home run by NL center fielder Vince DiMaggio of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The big blow was a three-run homer by Bobby Doerr of the Boston Red Sox, which gave the AL the lead for good.
1954 - Pitcher Dean Stone did not retire a batter but received credit for the AL's 11-9 All-Star victory at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium. Red Schoendienst tried to steal a run for the NL after Stone was summoned in the eighth inning, but the pitcher's throw to the plate nailed the runner for the third out.
1963 - Early Wynn, at 43, registered his 300th and last victory, pitching the first five innings of Cleveland's 7-4 triumph over the Kansas City A's.
1965 - The NL took the lead over the AL for the first time since the All-Star series began, winning 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minn.
1971 - Reggie Jackson's mammoth home run off the power generator on the right-field roof at Tiger Stadium highlighted a barrage of six homers - three by each team - as the AL beat the NL 6-4 in the All-Star game.
1982 - The NL registered its 11th consecutive All-Star victory over the AL with a 4-1 victory at Montreal's Olympic Stadium, the first All-Star game played outside the United States. Dave Concepcion's two-run homer off Dennis Eckersley in the second inning was the deciding hit.
1993 - Minnesota's Kirby Puckett homered and doubled to win the MVP award in the AL's 9-3 victory in the All-Star game at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
1999 - Boston's Pedro Martinez pitched himself into the All-Star game record book, becoming the first to strike out the first four hitters in an All-Star game, fanning Barry Larkin, Larry Walker and Sammy Sosa in the first inning, and Mark McGwire to start the second. Martinez struck out five in the first two innings - tying an American League record - to lead the AL to a 4-1 victory over the National League.
Today's birthdays: Yadier Molina, 25; Kei Igawa, 28.

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