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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, July 23
Atlanta at San Francisco (10:15 p.m. EDT). Barry Bonds looks to continue his pursuit of Hank Aaron as he faces the Braves' John Smoltz.

STARS
Sunday
-Roy Halladay, Blue Jays, pitched a three-hitter to lead Toronto past Seattle 8-0.
-J.D. Durbin, Phillies, pitched his first career shutout in Philadelphia's 9-0 victory over San Diego.
-Shelley Duncan, Yankees, homered twice and the New York Yankees routed Tampa Bay 21-4.
-Woody Williams, Astros, threw eight shutout innings in Houston's 1-0 victory over Pittsburgh.
-Chip Ambres, Mets, singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to lead New York to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

BLITZED
The New York Yankees had 25 hits in Sunday's 21-4 rout of Tampa Bay, reaching 20 in consecutive games for the first time Aug. 23 and 25, 1902 - when the team was playing in Baltimore. The Yankees hit six home runs in a game for the first time in two years. They took three of four from the Devil Rays, hitting .408 in the series with 49 runs, 62 hits and 11 homers.

IN SHORT ORDER
Ryan Braun hit his 15th homer in the first inning of Milwaukee's 7-5 victory over San Francisco on Sunday. Braun's 15th homer came in his 50th game, making him the fastest player to hit 15 home runs in the major leagues since Albert Pujols (15 in 49 games) in 2001.

BLANKED
Four Washington pitchers combined on a second consecutive shutout of Colorado in the Nationals' 3-0 victory Sunday. The Rockies went 0-for-28 with runners in scoring position in the series. No team had gone an entire series with that many hitless at-bats with runners in scoring position since May 31-June 2, 1991, when the Montreal Expos went 0-for-28 against the Chicago Cubs, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

LATE SURGE
Skip Schumaker hit a two-run home run and Scott Rolen added a three-run homer in the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night. Schumaker, who entered the game in the eighth inning as a pinch-hitter, drove an 0-1 pitch from Tyler Yates over the right-field fence for his second homer.

SPEAKING
hat finished off a day-night doubleheader sweep.

SEASONS
July 23
1925 - Lou Gehrig hit the first of his major league record 23 grand slams as the New York Yankees posted an 11-7 triumph over the Washington Senators.
1930 - Pie Traynor won both ends of a doubleheader for the Pittsburgh Pirates with home runs. In the first game, Traynor homered in the ninth and in the second game, he connected in the 13th.
1944 - Bill Nicholson of the Chicago Cubs hit four home runs in a doubleheader split with the New York Giants. Nicholson hit a home run in the opener, which the Cubs won 7-4. He hit three straight in the second game, but the Giants won 12-10. In that game, Nicholson was walked with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.
1964 - Bert Campaneris of Kansas City hit two home runs in his first major league game. He homered on the first pitch off Minnesota's Jim Kaat, and then connected again in the seventh to lift the Athletics to a 4-3 win.
1974 - Write-in starter Steve Garvey of the Los Angeles Dodgers singled and doubled to lead the NL to a 7-2 victory over the AL in the All-Star game at Pittsburgh.
1984 - Kansas City's Dan Quisenberry registered his 200th career save as the Royals beat the New York Yankees 5-2. Quisenberry reached the 200-save plateau in his 409th appearance, the quickest in major league history.
2000 - Ryan Klesko hit a game-tying solo homer in the ninth inning and a two-run shot in the 10th to lift San Diego over Colorado 6-4.
2002 - Nomar Garciaparra homered three times on his 29th birthday, connecting twice in a 10-run third inning and then hitting a grand slam in the fourth inning of Boston's 22-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Today's birthdays: Hong-Chih Kuo 26; Nomar Garciaparra 34.
 

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