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Sunday, 15 July 2007 05:04
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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, July 16
San Francisco at Chicago Cubs (7:05 p.m. EDT). Rookie Tim Lincecum starts for the Giants, facing off against Rich Hill.

STARS
Saturday
-Tom Glavine, Mets, allowed one run on two hits in eight innings to earn his 298th career win and help the New York Mets edge Cincinnati 2-1.
-Rafael Furcal, Dodgers, drove in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over San Francisco 8-7.
-Tony Graffanino, Brewers, hit a pinch-hit, game-ending single in the 10th inning to push Milwaukee past Colorado 2-1.
-Nick Markakis, Orioles, hit a game-winning RBI single in the 10th inning to help Baltimore edge the Chicago White Sox 7-6.
-Jeff Francoeur, Braves, hit a tie-breaking, bases-loaded single in the ninth inning to give Atlanta a 5-4 win over Pittsburgh.
-Bobby Abreu, Yankees, homered and drove in a season-high five runs to lead the New York Yankees over Tampa Bay 6-4.

SLUMPING A'S
Oakland has lost a season-high six straight and fell a season-worst three games under .500 following a 4-3 loss to Minnesota on Saturday. For the first time since Sept. 10-17, 1978, the Athletics have scored three runs or less in nine straight games. The A's are hitting .155 during the six-game skid.

PAPI POWER
David Ortiz hit his first home run at Fenway Park since April 21, a span of 129 at-bats over 34 games, in Boston's 9-4 victory over Toronto on Saturday. Just four of the slugger's 15 homers this season have come at home. Ortiz hit 22 of his franchise-record 54 homers at Fenway last season.

ABREU HOT
Bobby Abreu homered and drove in five runs in the New York Yankees' 6-4 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday. Abreu has two homers, two doubles and eight RBIs in three games since the All-Star break. He's batting .377 with six homers and 40 RBIs in the Yankees' 44 wins, as opposed to .158 with one homer and nine RBIs in the team's 44 losses.

MARINERS RECORD
All-Star J.J. Putz got the final four outs - striking out the side in the ninth - for his 26th save in Seattle's 6-4 win over Detroit on Saturday. He hasn't blown one in 28 chances dating to Sept. 30, 2006, a Mariners record.

DUELS
no-hitter going with two outs in the sixth inning but received a no-decision in Colorado's 2-1 10-inning loss to Milwaukee. Brewers starter Ben Sheets gave up one run on two hits before leaving the game with a sprained finger in the fourth. Rookie Yoveni Gallardo pitched 4 2-3 scoreless innings of relief and two Brewers relievers did not surrender a hit.

SPEAKING
``I'm not going to lie to you. If I didn't come out of that with a win, it would have had psychological repercussions.'' - Mets left-hander Tom Glavine, on pitching eight innings of two-hit ball to win his 298th career game on Saturday. New York broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning and Billy Wagner pitched a perfect ninth to preserve a 2-1 win over Cincinnati.

SEASONS
July 16
1897 - Chicago's Cap Anson became the first major leaguer to reach 3,000 hits when he singled off Baltimore's George Blackburn.
1902 - John McGraw was named manager of the New York Giants, a post he would hold for 30 years.
1909 - Ed Summers of the Detroit Tigers allowed only seven hits and pitched all 18 innings of a 0-0 tie with the Washington Senators, the longest scoreless game in AL history.
1920 - Babe Ruth broke his own season record of 29 homers with his 30th as the New York Yankees beat the St. Louis Browns, 5-2. Ruth would finish the season with 54.
1933 - Red Lucas of the Cincinnati Reds pitched a 15-inning 1-0 win over Roy Parmelee and the New York Giants in the opener of a doubleheader.
1941 - Joe DiMaggio extended his hitting streak to 56 games with a 3-for-4 day as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 10-3.
1948 - After 8 1/2 years as Brooklyn manager, Leo Durocher stunned baseball by taking the helm of the archrival Giants in midseason.
1970 - The Cincinnati Reds beat the Pirates 3-2 before 48,846 in the first game at Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium.
1985 - Sparky Anderson became the first manager to lose an All-Star Game in both leagues. The National League won 6-1 for the 21st win in the last 23 games.
1996 - Colorado's streak of scoring seven runs in a game came to an end at 11. The Rockies beat the Giants 5-3 and tied the 1911 Pittsburgh Pirates, 1938 New York Yankees and 1976 Cincinnati Reds with 11 7-run games.
2006 - Chipper Jones hit a two-run homer in Atlanta's 10-5 win at San Diego to give him an extra-base hit in 14 straight games, tying a 79-year-old major league record. Jones tied the record set in 1927 by Pittsburgh's Paul Waner.
2006 - Mariano Rivera earned his 400th save, escaping two jams and getting six outs to preserve the New York Yankees' 6-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Rivera joined Lee Smith, Trevor Hoffman and John Franco in the 400-save club.
 

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