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Friday, August 3
Arizona at L.A. Dodgers (10:40 p.m. EDT). The NL West-leading Diamondbacks open a key series against the second-place Dodgers.
-Jermaine Dye, White Sox, homered twice and doubled twice, including a go-ahead drive that led the Chicago White Sox to a 13-9 victory over the New York Yankees.
- Jake Peavy and Morgan Ensberg, Padres. Peavy struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings to pass 1,000 for his career and Ensberg hit two two-run homers in an 11-0 rout of Arizona.
-Jayson Werth, Phillies, had three hits and four RBIs to help beat the Chicago Cubs 10-6.
-Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals, had three hits and drove in three runs, powering Washington past Cincinnati 7-3.
-David Wright, Mets, had four hits - including a home run - and New York beat Milwaukee 12-4.
-Jason Jennings, Astros, came through with a pinch-hit, two-out RBI single in the 14th inning to give Houston a 12-11 win over Atlanta.
This weekend's four-game series between Cleveland and Minnesota will be played as scheduled at the Metrodome, despite the fatal freeway bridge collapse near downtown on Wednesday night. The Twins postponed Thursday afternoon's game against Kansas City because of the disaster that occurred about a half-mile from the stadium.
The Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees each scored eight runs in the second inning of the White Sox's 13-9 win on Thursday. It was only the second time in major league history both teams scored eight or more in an inning. The first was on May 8, 2004, when visiting Detroit got eight and Texas had 10 in the fifth inning of the Rangers' 16-15, 10-inning win. The 16 runs combined were a record for a second inning, two more than the previous mark.
-Star game festivities.
Jake Peavy struck out 10 in San Diego's 11-0 win over Arizona on Thursday to become the second Padre to reach the 1,000-strikeout plateau. Peavy (1,004) joined Andy Benes (1,036) after reaching double digits in strikeouts for the fifth time this season and the 20th time in his career. The right-hander (11-5) leads the NL with 154 strikeouts.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Corey Hart homered twice and drove in three runs, but Milwaukee lost 12-4 to the Mets.
``You put up an 8-spot and they come right back and put up an 8-spot. It's weird.'' - Chicago slugger Jermaine Dye after the White Sox and Yankees scored eight runs each in the highest-scoring second inning in major league history. Dye homered twice and doubled twice, including a go-ahead drive that led Chicago to a 13-9 victory Thursday.
1933 - Lefty Grove of the Philadelphia A's became the first pitcher since Aug. 2, 1931 - a span of 308 games - to shut out the New York Yankees, winning 7-0.
1948 - Cleveland's Satchel Paige made his first major league start and went seven innings to lead the Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Washington Senators.
1959 - The second game of All-Star play this year was won by the AL 5-3 at Los Angeles' Memorial Stadium. Nellie Fox of the Chicago White Sox singled in the deciding run in the seventh inning.
1961 - The Pittsburgh Pirates scored a 19-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals for the largest shutout score in an NL night game.
1969 - Pinch-hitter Rich Reese hit a grand slam to power the Minnesota Twins to a 5-2 victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles and end Dave McNally's 15-game winning streak. His two victories at the end of 1968 had given him 17 straight wins.
1977 - Eddie Murray, rookie first baseman for Baltimore, hit a home run from each side of the plate. The Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics, 8-6, in 10 innings.
1989 - The Cincinnati Reds scored 14 runs in the first inning on a major league record 16 hits and went on to beat the Houston Astros 18-2. Seven Reds had two hits off starter Jim Clancy and reliever Bob Forsch in the first, breaking a century-old record.
1998 - Mike Oquist allowed 14 earned runs - the most by a major leaguer since 1977 - in five innings of Oakland's 14-1 loss to the New York Yankees.
2001 - Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched a one-hitter and faced only 28 batters in a 4-0 win over Tampa Bay.
2004 - Tony Batista hit a grand slam in the 12th inning after tying the game with a two-run homer in the ninth, leading Montreal over St. Louis 10-6.
2006 - Chase Utley singled in the first inning of Philadelphia's 8-1 win at St. Louis to extend his hitting streak to 35 games.
2006 - Matt Murton tied a major league record with four doubles and drove in five runs to help the Chicago Cubs salvage a split of a doubleheader with Arizona 7-3.
Today's birthday: Troy Glaus 31.
1910 - Jack Coombs of the Philadelphia A's and Ed Walsh of the Chicago White Sox hooked up in a 16-inning scoreless tie. Coombs struck out 18 and allowed three hits.
1929 - The Cleveland Indians, down to their last out trailing 6-5, scored nine runs in the ninth inning for a 14-6 victory over the New York Yankees.
1955 - Chicago's Ernie Banks hit three home runs at Wrigley against three Pirates pitchers to lead the Cubs to an 11-10 win.
1963 - New York's Mickey Mantle, batting for the first time in two months after breaking his left foot, hit a pinch home run as the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-10 for a split of a doubleheader.
1982 - Joel Youngblood became the first player in major league history to play and get a base hit for two different teams in two different cities in the same day. In the afternoon, his hit drove in the winning run for the New York Mets in a 7-4 victory at Chicago. After the game, he was traded to the Montreal Expos and played that night in Philadelphia. He entered the game in right field in the fourth inning and later got a single.
1985 - Tom Seaver, 40, became the 17th 300-game winner in major league history with a six-hitter - all singles - as the Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Yankees 4-1 on Phil Rizzuto Day. Seaver walked one and struck out seven, giving him 3,499 in his 19-year career.
1985 - Rod Carew of the California Angels got his 3,000th hit in a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins, his first major league team.
1989 - Dave Stieb of the Toronto Blue Jays, who lost consecutive no-hit bids with two outs in the ninth inning last September, came within one out of a perfect game before settling for a two-hit 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees. Roberto Kelly's double spoiled Stieb's bid.
1997 - Brad Radke of Minnesota posted his 12th straight victory, pitching seven strong innings in the Twins' 9-3 win over Toronto. Radke became the third pitcher since 1950 to win 12 consecutive starts.
2006 - Chase Utley went 0-for-5 in Philadelphia's 5-3 victory over the New York Mets, ending a 35-game hitting streak that tied him for the 10th longest in major league history and the fourth longest in National League history.
Today's birthdays: Scott Linebrink 31; Eric Milton 32; Bob Howry 34; Roger Clemens 45.