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Saturday, 21 July 2007 19:40
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 SCOREBOARD
Sunday, July 22
Seattle at Toronto (1:07 p.m. EDT). Hard-throwing 21-year-old Felix Hernandez (6-5) takes on Toronto ace and former AL Cy Young winner Roy Halladay (10-4).

STARS
Saturday
-Marlon Byrd, Rangers, matched a career high with five RBIs to lead Texas to an 8-5 victory over the Indians.
-Tim Lincecum, Giants, gave up four hits and struck out eight in eight innings to win his third straight decision, 8-0 over Milwaukee.
-Brandon Inge, Tigers, hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to give Detroit a 10-8 win over Kansas City.
-Ryan Howard, Phillies, hit two homers and drove in five runs during a 12-4 win at San Diego.

DODGER DOZEN
Brooklyn was reliever Phil Regan, who won 14 of his 15 decisions in 1966.

FINISHING BLOW
Brandon Inge's two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th gave Detroit a 10-8 win over Kansas City on Saturday night. Inge lined reliever Joakim Soria's first pitch over the left-field fence for his 12th homer of the season.

PEN PALS
Three Arizona relievers tossed five hitless innings to help Arizona edge the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Saturday. Juan Cruz (4-1) went three innings to earn the win, Tony Pena worked the eighth and Jose Valverde got the final three outs for his 29th save in 32 chances. ... Relievers Saul Rivera, Luis Ayala and Chad Cordero retired the final seven batters to preserve a three-hitter for starter Mike Bacsik and help Washington get past Colorado 3-0.

UNLIKELY HEROES
Andy Phillips hit a two-run single and Shelley Duncan followed with his first major league homer to cap a five-run sixth inning and help the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 7-3 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.

OLD TIMERS' DAY
1987, when their combined age was 90 years, 135 days.

SPEAKING
``It was a good game for seven innings. Once again the bullpen gave it up.'' - Reds interim manager Pete Mackanin, after Florida blew Saturday night's game open with an eight-run eighth inning. Cincinnati used four pitchers in the inning and lost 11-1.

SEASONS
July 22
1905 - Weldon Henley of the Philadelphia Athletics pitched a no-hitter, defeating the St. Louis Browns 6-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. It was the highlight of Henley's 4-11 season.
1906 - Bob Ewing pitched the Cincinnati Reds to a 10-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies without a single assist registered by his teammates.
1926 - Cincinnati had four triples in an 11-run second inning as the Reds beat the Boston Braves, 13-1. Curt Walker hit two in the inning to tie an NL record for most triples in an inning.
1962 - Floyd Robinson of the Chicago White Sox had six singles in six at-bats in a 7-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
1967 - The Atlanta Braves used a major league record five pitchers in the ninth inning of a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The pitchers were Ken Johnson, Ramon Hernandez, Claude Raymond, Dick Kelley and Cecil Upshaw.
2000 - Seattle's 13-5 win over Texas was interrupted for 54 minutes when a rainstorm drenched fans at Safeco Field and the $517.6 million stadium's roof wouldn't close because of a computer problem. The roof finally began closing about 20 minutes later.
2004 - Jason Schmidt's 12-game winning streak ended as San Francisco fell to San Diego 9-4. Schmidt (12-3) was off from the outset in his worst start of the season, allowing eight runs, nine hits and four walks in 5 2-3 innings. It was his first loss in 17 starts since April 21.
2006 - Alfonso Soriano had three doubles, a triple and scored two runs to lead Washington to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Today's birthdays: Scot Shields 32; Mike Sweeney 34.
 

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