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Sunday, 05 August 2007 21:29
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 SCOREBOARD
Monday, Aug. 6
Tampa Bay at Detroit (7:05 p.m. EDT). Justin Verlander (11-4) tries to help the Tigers end a five-game losing streak.

STARS
Sunday
-Tom Glavine, Mets, earned his 300th victory in an 8-3 win over the Cubs.
-Brandon Webb, Diamondbacks, allowed seven hits and struck out four in his fifth career shutout and Arizona topped the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0.
-Yunel Escobar, Braves, hit a game-ending single in the 10th inning in Atlanta's 6-5 win over Colorado.
-Wes Helms, Phillies, hit a two-out, two-run double in the 11th inning and Philadelphia came back to beat Milwaukee 8-6.
-Scott Baker, Twins, allowed four hits in eight innings and retired 19 of his last 22 batters in Minnesota's 1-0 victory over the Indians.

300 WINS
Tom Glavine joined pitching's most prestigious club with a vintage performance, earning his 300th win Sunday in the Mets' 8-3 victory over the Cubs. Glavine (10-6) became the 23rd pitcher with 300 victories, the first since former teammate Greg Maddux reached the milestone in 2004 while with the Cubs. The 41-year-old Glavine is only the fifth lefty to win 300.

HOMESPUN
The New York Yankees beat Kansas City 8-5 on Sunday to wrap up a 5-1 homestand. The Yankees have scored 102 runs in their last eight games at Yankee Stadium and improved to 18-7 since the All-Star break, moving 11 games over .500 for the first time this year.

DEMOTED
San Diego right-hander Clay Hensley was optioned to Triple-A Portland on Sunday, a day after serving up the home run that allowed Barry Bonds to tie Hank Aaron's record. The demotion had nothing to with Bonds' historic shot. San Diego's bullpen was taxed after two straight extra-inning games, and the Padres needed a fresh arm.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Fausto Carmona allowed one run in seven innings but lost in Cleveland's 1-0 loss to Minnesota on Sunday. It was his second straight after winning five in a row. ... Ryan Spilborghs hit a pair of solo home runs in Colorado's 6-5 loss to Atlanta. It was the second time he has hit two homers in a game. He also did it on June 10 at Baltimore.

STREAKS
ess streak to 24 consecutive innings. ... Washington beat St. Louis 6-3 for their first six-game winning streak in more than a year. ... Bobby Jenks pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 32nd save in the Chicago White Sox's 3-1 win over Detroit. He has retired 32 straight batters.

SPEAKING
``Never really gotten hit by a moving vehicle before. That was the most athletic thing I did all day.'' - Boston's Coco Crisp, on the ``Mariner Moose'' mascot clipping him with an ATV during a stunt in the middle of the fifth inning of a 9-2 win over Seattle on Sunday.

SEASONS
Aug. 6
1908 - John Lush threw a six-inning no-hitter as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0. It was Lush's second no-hitter against the Dodgers.
1952 - Satchel Paige, 46, became the oldest pitcher in major league history to pitch a complete game or a shutout when he and the St. Louis Browns beat Virgil Trucks and the Detroit Tigers 1-0 in 12 innings.
1972 - Atlanta's Hank Aaron hit his 660th and 661st career home runs to break Babe Ruth's record for most home runs with one club. The 661st came in the 10th inning to give the Braves a 4-3 triumph over the Cincinnati Reds.
1981 - As a result of a seven-week strike, major league baseball players approved a split-season format. The New York Yankees, Oakland A's, Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers were declared the first-half champions and automatically qualified for the divisional series.
1985 - The Major League Baseball Players' Association went on strike.
1986 - The Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 13-11 in a record-setting battle of grand slams. Texas' Toby Harrah hit a grand slam in the second inning before Larry Sheets and Jim Dwyer connected for grand slams in Baltimore's nine-run fourth.
1988 - Oakland Athletics outfielder Jose Canseco became the 11th player in major league history to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in a season. Canseco, with 31 homers, stole second base with one out in the ninth inning for his 30th as the A's edged the Seattle Mariners 5-4.
1988 - Rich Gossage registered his 300th career save as the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4.
1999 - Tony Gwynn went 4-for-5, singling in his first at-bat to become the 22nd major leaguer to reach 3,000 hits, as the San Diego Padres beat the Montreal Expos 12-10.
2001 - Boston's Scott Hatteberg performed the ultimate baseball opposite. Hatteberg hit a grand slam one at-bat after lining into a triple play as the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 10-7. Hatteberg lined into a triple play in the fourth inning and in the sixth he hit his second career grand slam to move Boston ahead for good.
2002 - At 32, Robb Nen became the youngest player to record 300 saves, as San Francisco beat the Chicago Cubs 11-10. Nen became the 16th member of the 300-save club.
Today's birthdays: Victor Zambrano, 32; Luis Vizcaino, 33.
 

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