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Tuesday, 07 August 2007 21:45
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 SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Aug. 8
Seattle at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EDT). Seattle's Felix Hernandez and Baltimore's Jeremy Guthrie are each seeking win No. 8.

STARS
Tuesday
-Barry Bonds, Giants, hit home run No. 756 to break Hank Aaron's career record in San Francisco's 8-6 loss to Washington.
-Ryan Howard, Phillies, homered twice in Philadelphia's 11-1 victory over Florida.
-Raul Ibanez, Mariners, had two homers and four RBIs in Seattle's 10-3 win over Baltimore.
-Jake Westbrook, Indians, allowed one run and two hits in eight innings to help Cleveland beat the Chicago White Sox 2-1.
-Todd Helton, Rockies, hit two home runs in Colorado's 11-4 win over Milwaukee.

756
Barry Bonds hit No. 756 to the deepest part of the ballpark Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball's new home run king. Bonds broke Hank Aaron's storied record in the fifth inning, connecting on a 3-2 pitch from Washington's Mike Bacsik. Three days earlier, Bonds tied the Hammer with a shot to left-center in San Diego.

NEAR BRAWL
Alex Rodriguez got hit, and Roger Clemens made sure it didn't go unanswered. Rodriguez was hit on his calf by a pitch from Toronto's Josh Towers during the New York Yankees' 9-2 victory over the Blue Jays on Tuesday, and Clemens plunked Alex Rios in the middle of his back. Benches and bullpens emptied twice after Rodriguez was hit in the third inning. Clemens and Yankees manager Joe Torre were ejected after Rios was hit by the first pitch of the seventh. No punches were thrown.

SHUTOUT CENTRAL
Jake Peavy allowed three hits in six innings and San Diego beat St. Louis 4-0 on Tuesday night for its major league-leading 16th shutout of the season. St. Louis was blanked for the 10th time, tying Minnesota for the major league lead.

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STREAKS
Cincinnati beat Los Angeles 4-0 on Tuesday night to hand the Dodgers their fifth loss in a row, their longest losing streak of the season. They've dropped 14 of their last 19 overall, a slump that has dumped them from first to third in the NL West. ... Jeff Kent singled in the first inning for the Dodgers and has reached base safely in his last 39 games, the longest active streak in the majors. ... Jake Peavy allowed three hits in six innings to extend his scoreless streak to 19 innings and San Diego topped St. Louis 4-0. ... The New York Yankees beat Toronto 9-2 to win their fifth straight and improve to 20-7 since the All-Star break.

SPEAKING
``I knew I hit it. I knew I got it. I was like, phew, finally.'' - Barry Bonds.

SEASONS
Aug. 8
1903 - A week after pitching his first doubleheader triumph, Joe ``Iron Man'' McGinnity of the New York Giants scored a double victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers 6-1 and 4-3. In the second game, he stole home.
1915 - Philadelphia's Gavvy Cravath hit four doubles and drove in eight runs in a 14-7 victory over the Reds at Cincinnati.
1920 - Howard Ehmke of the Detroit Tigers pitched the fastest 1-0 game in American League history - 1 hour, 13 minutes, for a victory against the New York Yankees.
1931 - Bob Burke of the Washington Senators pitched a 5-0 no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox.
1954 - The Brooklyn Dodgers pounded the Cincinnati Reds 20-7 at Ebbets Field. The Dodgers scored 13 runs in the eighth inning after two were out.
1973 - Designated hitter Orlando Cepeda hit four doubles as the Boston Red Sox posted a 9-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
1982 - California's Doug DeCinces hit three home runs in a game for the second time in less than a week. DeCinces hit solo homers in the first and third innings and connected for a two-run shot in the eighth of a 9-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners. DeCinces hit three against Minnesota on Aug. 3.
1985 - Baseball, after a two-day walkout, resumed playing with 18 games scheduled, including five doubleheaders.
1988 - The first night game scheduled in the 74-year history of Chicago's Wrigley Field's was postponed with the Cubs leading the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 after heavy rains started in the bottom of the fourth inning. Philadelphia's Phil Bradley led off the game with a home run, but all numbers were wiped out when the rain came.
1992 - Oakland's Dennis Eckersley had his consecutive save record snapped at 40. His consecutive save records - 36 straight to start a season, and 40 straight over two seasons - ended trying to protect a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals. Eckersley gave up a two-out, two-run single to Gregg Jefferies to give the Royals a 3-2 lead. But the Athletics came back to win the game in the ninth, 5-3.
1997 - Randy Johnson struck out 19, matching the major league record for left-handers he had tied earlier in the season, as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-0.
1998 - Paul Molitor stole his 500th base in Minnesota's 6-3 loss to Baltimore become the fifth player with 3,000 hits and 500 steals. Molitor joined Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Eddie Collins and Lou Brock.
2000 - Darren Dreifort of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit two homers and was the winning pitcher in a 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
 

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