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Monday, 16 July 2007 00:10
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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.

Tuesday, July 17
Toronto at N.Y. Yankees (7:05 p.m. EDT). Roy Halladay and Andy Pettite square off.

STARS
Sunday
-Miguel Cabrera, Marlins, hit a pair of solo homers to lead Florida past Washington 5-3.
-Joe Mauer, Twins, hit a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning to lift Minnesota over Oakland 4-3.
-Mark Teixeira, Rangers, hit a go-ahead homer in the 11th inning to push Texas past the Los Angeles Angels 5-4.
-Buddy Carlyle, Braves, gave up one run on four hits in eight innings to help Atlanta defeat Pittsburgh 5-1.
-Jesse Litsch, Blue Jays, allowed one run in 6 2-3 innings and Toronto beat Boston 2-1.
-Justin Germano, Padres, pitched 6 1-3 innings of four-hit ball and drove in a run to lead San Diego over Arizona 4-0.

10,000
Philadelphia lost its 10,000 game on Sunday, 10-2 to St. Louis. The franchise, born in 1883 as the Philadelphia Quakers and later called the Blue Jays in the mid-1940s, fell to 8,810-10,000 and are now the losingest team in professional sports.

DAY AND NIGHT
Fausto Carmona allowed two runs in seven innings to win his third straight start in Cleveland's 5-3 victory over Kansas City on Sunday. Carmona (11-4, 3.77 ERA) improved to 8-0 with a 1.98 ERA in nine daytime starts.

LONG TIME
The Chicago Cubs defeated Houston 7-6 on Sunday to complete their first three-game sweep of the Astros at Wrigley Field since May 1984. ... Baltimore defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-3 to clinch the season series between the two for the first time since 1999.

COMEBACK?
The New York Yankees (45-44) defeated Tampa Bay 7-6 on Sunday to move above .500 for the first time since June 22. The victory, combined with Boston's 2-1 loss to Toronto, cut the Red Sox's lead to nine games in the AL East, the first time the Yankees have been within single digits since June 19. Andy Phillips went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the win for the Yankees.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Jermaine Dye homered twice, his 16th career multihomer game and second this season, but the Chicago White Sox were defeated by Baltimore 5-3 on Sunday. ... Josh Beckett struck out eight and gave up two runs in eight innings but was the losing pitcher in Boston's 2-1 loss to Toronto. ... Jered Weaver allowed a pair of unearned runs and four hits in seven innings, struck out six and retired his last 11 batters but received a no-decision in the Los Angeles Angels' 5-4 11-inning loss to Texas.

SPEAKING
``Well, gee, I hope they can find the money to pay for that somewhere. `` - Cincinnati slugger Adam Dunn, on his 460-foot home run that knocked out a scoreboard panel in right field at Shea Stadium in the Reds' 5-2 loss to the New York Mets.

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.
July 17
1924 - Jesse Haines of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched a 5-0 no-hitter against the Boston Braves.
1936 - Carl Hubbell's 24-game winning streak over two years began as he beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 on five hits.
1941 - Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak of 56 games was stopped by Al Smith and Jim Bagby of the Indians before 67,000 at Cleveland. The Yankees still won, 4-3.
1969 - Jim Kaat, Gold Glove winner for seven straight years, was charged with three errors, leading to three unearned runs against the Chicago White Sox. Nevertheless, he won the game at Minnesota 8-5.
1974 - Bob Gibson struck out Cesar Geronimo of the Reds in the second inning to become the second pitcher in major league history to record 3,000 strikeouts. Cincinnati beat St. Louis, 6-4.
1978 - Doc Medich of the Texas Rangers saved the life of a 61-year-old fan who had a heart attack just before a scheduled game at Baltimore. Medich, a medical student, administered heart massage until help arrived.
1987 - Don Mattingly became the first AL player to hit at least one home run in each of seven consecutive games as the New York Yankees disposed of the Texas Rangers 8-4.
1990 - Minnesota became the first team in major league history to pull off two triple plays in one game, but it wasn't enough to overcome Boston as the Red Sox beat the Twins 1-0.
2000 - St. Louis rookie outfielder Chris Richard hit the first major league pitch he saw for a homer in an 8-3 win over Minnesota.
Today's birthday: Jason Jennings, 29.
 

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