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Monday, 06 August 2007 21:21
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 SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Aug. 7
San Diego at St. Louis (8:10 p.m. EDT). Padres starter Jake Peavy leads the NL with 154 strikeouts.

STARS
Monday
-Paul Byrd, Indians, pitched his first shutout in more than two years, allowing four hits in Cleveland's 4-0 victory over Minnesota.
-Eric Munson, Astros, hit a game-ending single in the 10th inning in Houston's 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.
-Randy Winn, Giants, had four hits, including the game winner in the 11th inning, and San Francisco beat Washington 3-2.

FOR THE RECORD
-run inning was the most against the Padres since they gave up 11 in a 15-5 loss at St. Louis on May 8, 2005.

SNAPPED
Detroit rallied to beat Tampa Bay 6-4 on Monday to stop its longest losing steak of the season. The defending AL champion Tigers had lost five straight and 12 of 15 since they had baseball's best record on July 21.

STREAKING
New York improved to 19-7 since the All-Star break, moved 12 games over .500 for the first time this year and stopped Toronto's home winning streak at eight with a 5-4 victory Monday.

HOME SWEET HOME
Wandy Rodriguez struck out a career-high nine over eight innings for the Astros in a 2-1, 10-inning win over the Cubs. Rodriguez is 6-2 at home with a 1.69 ERA - second-best at home in the majors. On the road, he's 1-8 with an NL-worst 8.16 ERA.

SLUMPING
Milwaukee has lost 10 of its last 14 games following a 6-2 loss to Colorado on Monday.

SPEAKING
``I walked over to Casey (Blake) and Victor (Martinez) and said, 'If you're not right with Jesus, get right with Him, because He may be coming back. I just got Morneau out twice.''' - Cleveland righty Paul Byrd after he retired Minnesota slugger Justin Morneau twice on weak popouts in Cleveland's 4-0 win on Monday.

SEASONS
Aug. 7
1907 - Walter Johnson won the first of his 417 victories leading the Washington Senators to a 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
1922 - Ken Williams of the St. Louis Browns hit two home runs in the sixth inning of rout over the Washington Senators.
1923 - Cleveland's Frank Bower went 6-for-6 with a double and five singles as the Indians routed the Washington Senators 22-2.
1956 - The largest crowd in minor league history, 57,000, saw 50-year-old Satchel Paige of Miami beat Columbus in an International League game played in the Orange Bowl.
1968 - Joe Keough of the Oakland A's hit a pinch home run in his first major league at-bat in the eighth inning of the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees. The A's won the nightcap 4-3 in 10 innings after dropping the first game 3-0.
1971 - The New York Mets beat the Braves at Atlanta Stadium, 20-6. Ken Boswell led the Met attack with four hits and five RBIs including a grand slam off Mike McQueen.
1985 - Baseball Commissioner Peter Ueberroth ended the strike by the Major League Baseball Players Association with the announcement of a tentative agreement. The season resumed Aug. 8.
1999 - Wade Boggs became the first player to homer for his 3,000th hit, with a two-run shot in Tampa Bay's 15-10 loss to Cleveland. Boggs already had a pair of RBI singles when he homered off Chris Haney in the sixth inning.
2004 - Greg Maddux became the 22nd pitcher in major league history to reach 300 victories, leading the Chicago Cubs to an 8-4 victory over San Francisco.
Today's birthdays: Tyler Yates, 30; Edgar Renteria, 32.
 

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