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|Wednesday, 08 August 2007 21:28|
Thursday, Aug. 9
San Diego at St. Louis (8:10 p.m. EDT). Chris Young (9-3, 1.82 ERA) starts for the Padres.
-Garrett Atkins, Rockies, matched his career high with six RBIs and had four hits in Colorado's 19-4 victory over Milwaukee.
-Matt Cain, Giants, hit his first career home run and pitched six shutout innings in San Francisco's 5-0 victory over Washington.
-Jose Vidro, Mariners, homered and drove in four runs to lead Seattle to an 8-4 victory over Baltimore.
-Juan Uribe, White Sox, hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning to give Chicago a 6-4 victory over Cleveland.
-Vernon Wells, Blue Jays, had four RBIs in Toronto's 15-4 win over the Yankees.
Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer off Aaron Foltz in the bottom of the 13th inning Wednesday night to give the Chicago White Sox a 6-4 victory over Cleveland. Scott Podsednik singled with one out in the 13th and Uribe lined a ball over the wall in left center, his 12th homer of the season. A.J. Pierzynski homered to tie the game leading off the bottom of the 12th against Indians closer Joe Borowski, who suffered his fourth blown save in 35 chances.
Cincinnati beat Los Angeles 1-0 on Wednesday night, leaving the Dodgers scoreless for the third game in a row. They hadn't been shut out three games in a row since 1966. That year, they got blanked three in a row from April 23-25, then again in the last three games of the World Series while they were getting swept by Baltimore.
Minnesota's Johan Santana won his ninth straight decision against Kansas City with an 11-4 romp Wednesday night. ... Billy Wagner extended his scoreless streak to 21 innings in the New York Mets' 4-3 over Atlanta.
Toronto beat New York 15-4 on Wednesday night to snap the Yankees' five-game winning streak. ... The Tampa Bay Devil Rays snapped an eight-game road losing streak with a 7-1 victory over Detroit.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Robinson Cano hit two home runs for the Yankees in a 15-4 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
``Come on, be nice about the base. If you haven't noticed, I've only been near it once.'' - Giants pitcher Matt Cain, who overran first base while trotting round during his first career home run and pitched six shutout innings in a 5-0 win over the Nationals on Wednesday night.
1916 - The Philadelphia A's ended their 20-game losing streak as Joe Bush beat the Detroit Tigers 7-1.
1939 - Red Rolfe of the New York Yankees started a streak of 18 consecutive games in which he scored at least one run. During those games, he scored a total of 30 runs.
1960 - Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit home run No. 511 to tie Mel Ott for fourth place on the career list.
1975 - Davey Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers stole his 32nd consecutive base without being caught in a 2-0 victory over the New York Mets, breaking Max Carey's 1922 record. Lopes tacked on six more steals before being caught on Aug. 24.
1976 - John Candelaria became the first Pirates pitcher in 69 years to throw a no-hitter in Pittsburgh by blanking the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0. Candelaria's no-hitter came at Three Rivers Stadium. No Pirate ever threw a no-hitter at Forbes Field.
1981 - Baseball returned following the strike with the All-Star game in Cleveland before a crowd of 72,086. Gary Carter of the Montreal Expos hit two home runs to give the NL a 5-4 triumph over the AL. Vida Blue became the first pitcher to win an All-Star game in both leagues. His AL victory came in 1971 at Detroit.
1988 - The Chicago Cubs won the first official night game at Wrigley Field by beating the New York Mets 6-4.
1998 - Dennis Martinez became the winningest Latin pitcher in baseball history, breaking Juan Marichal's record of 243 victories. Martinez pitched a perfect eighth inning and got the victory when Chipper Jones hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the ninth inning and the Atlanta Braves held on for the win.
2001 - Mike Hampton tied the NL record for pitchers with his seventh homer and the Rockies beat the Cubs 14-5. Hampton's seventh homer matched the NL mark shared by Don Drysdale (1958, 1965) and Don Newcombe (1955). The major league record is nine by Cleveland's Wes Ferrell in 1931.
2002 - Barry Bonds hit his 600th homer, becoming the fourth major leaguer to reach the mark. With a 421-foot, solo shot off Pittsburgh's Kip Wells, the San Francisco Giants slugger joined Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays in the exclusive club.
2006 - Mark DeRosa hit three-run homers in consecutive innings to lead Texas to a 14-0 rout of Oakland.
Today's birthdays: Jason Frasor 30; Mike Lamb 32; Brian Fuentes 32; Matt Morris 33; Troy Percival 38.