SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, August 1
Los Angeles Angels at Seattle (10:05 p.m. EDT). Jered Weaver and Felix Hernandez each seek win No. 8 in a matchup of the AL West's top two teams.

STARS
Tuesday
-Hideki Matsui, Yankees, hit a pair of homers in the New York Yankees' 16-3 rout of the Chicago White Sox.
-Kelly Johnson, Braves, went 4-for-4 with two homers and five RBIs and Atlanta topped Houston 12-4.
-Geoff Jenkins, Brewers, homered in the 13th inning to lift Milwaukee over the Mets 4-2.
-John Lackey, Angels, tossed a seven-hitter in his first complete game of the season, and Los Angeles beat Seattle 8-0.
-Jesse Litsch, Blue Jays, threw 6 2-3 scoreless innings and Toronto shut down Tampa Bay 2-0.

MILESTONES MISSED
Barry Bonds stayed stuck at 754 home runs when he went 0-for-2 with two walks in San Francisco's 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Since moving with one of Hank Aaron's record on Friday night in San Francisco, Bonds is 1-for-9 with seven walks. Earlier Tuesday, two other stars also missed chances for milestones - Alex Rodriguez failed to hit his 500th home run at Yankee Stadium and the Mets' Tom Glavine was denied his 300th victory when his bullpen wasted a lead in Milwaukee.

DEADLINE DEALS
Boston acquired Eric Gagne from Texas in the biggest trade Tuesday before baseball's deadline to make deals without waivers. Gagne, a three-time All-Star and the 2003 NL Cy Young Award winner for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was traded for left-hander Kason Gabbard and two minor league outfielders. Gagne will serve as Jonathan Papelbon's primary setup man and will close on days Papelbon needs rest. ... Atlanta obtained setup man Octavio Dotel from Kansas City. ... The Dodgers got reliever Scott Proctor from the New York Yankees for infielder Wilson Betemit.

BRONX BOMBS
The Yankees tied a franchise record by hitting eight home runs in a 16-3 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Alex Rodriguez had none and stayed stuck on 499 for his career and remained hitless in 16 at-bats since he connected against Kansas City last Wednesday. New York last hit eight homers in a game in a doubleheader opener at the Philadelphia Athletics on June 28, 1939.

POWER SURGE
Gary Matthews Jr. hit two of the Angels' four home runs in an 8-0 victory over Seattle on Tuesday night. Los Angeles had four homers total in its previous 22 games.

DOMINANCE
St. Louis beat Pittsburgh 6-4 on Tuesday night to hand the Pirates their 14th loss in 16 games since the All-Star break. The Cardinals won their 38th in 53 games in Pittsburgh's PNC Park - easily the best record of any team since the ballpark opened in 2001.

STREAKING
Erik Bedard allowed two hits over six innings to win his seventh straight decision, and Baltimore beat Boston 5-3 on Tuesday night.

SPEAKING
``It was one of those times when you want to find a hole and hide in it, but there weren't any holes out there.'' - Shortstop Eric Bruntlett, who made three errors in the Houston's 12-4 loss to Atlanta on Tuesday night. His third error led to two unearned runs in the eighth inning.

SEASONS
Aug. 1
1906 - Harry McIntire of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched 10 2-3 innings of no-hit ball before Claude Ritchey of Pittsburgh singled. McIntire weakened in the 13th and lost 1-0 to the Pirates on an unearned run, finishing with a four-hitter.
1941 - New York Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez walked 11 St. Louis batters in a 9-0 victory to set a major league record for walks in a shutout.
1962 - Bill Monbouquette of the Boston Red Sox pitched a no-hitter to beat the White Sox 1-0 at Chicago.
1970 - Willie Stargell of Pittsburgh hit three doubles and two home runs to power the Pirates to a 20-10 rout of the Braves in Atlanta.
1972 - Nate Colbert of the San Diego Padres drove in 13 runs in a doubleheader with five home runs and two singles. San Diego beat the Atlanta Braves in both games, by scores of 9-0 and 11-7.
1977 - Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants hit two home runs, including his 18th career grand slam.
1978 - Pete Rose went 0-for-4 against Atlanta pitchers Larry McWilliams and Gene Garber to end his 44-game hitting streak as the Braves defeated the Cincinnati Reds 16-4.
1986 - Bert Blyleven threw a two-hitter and struck out 15 to become the 10th major league pitcher with 3,000 career strikeouts as he led the Minnesota Twins to a 10-1 victory over the Oakland A's.
1994 - Baltimore's Cal Ripken became the second major leaguer to play 2,000 straight games and the Orioles beat Minnesota 1-0.
1998 - Switch-hitter Tony Clark set an AL record by homering from both sides of the plate for the third time this year as the Detroit Tigers defeated Tampa Bay 8-0.
2005 - Rafael Palmeiro was suspended 10 days following a positive test for steroids, less than five months after the Baltimore Orioles' first baseman emphatically told Congress: ``I have never used steroids. Period.''
2006 - Carlos Guillen hit for the cycle in Detroit's 10-4 victory over Tampa Bay.

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