Friday, Aug. 10
Boston at Baltimore (7:05 p.m. EDT). Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka faces Erik Bedard, the major league strikeout leader.

-Rick Ankiel, Cardinals, hit a three-run home run to cap the former pitcher's debut as a major league outfielder in St. Louis' 5-0 victory over San Diego.
-Rafael Furcal, Dodgers, homered in the 11th inning to help Los Angeles snap a season-high six-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over Cincinnati.
-Carl Crawford, Devil Rays, had three hits, including a two-run homer, and a stolen base in Tampa Bay's 8-1 victory over Detroit.
-Chipper Jones, Braves, hit a three-run homer in Atlanta's 7-6 victory over the Mets.

he Cardinals ahead 5-0. The drive merited a standing ovation and a curtain call for the once-troubled left-hander, who quit pitching in spring training 2005 to begin the long climb back up the ladder as a 26-year-old minor league outfielder.

Detroit lost 8-1 to Tampa Bay on Thursday to split a four-game series against the team with the worst record in the major leagues (44-70). The defending AL champion Tigers have dropped six of their last eight and are 11-17 since the All-Star break.

The Dodgers snapped a 28-inning scoreless streak along with a season-high six-game skid in a 5-4 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday. Los Angeles, shut out in its previous three games, ended the scoreless streak in the first when Jeff Kent hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly.

``Short of winning the World Series, it's the happiest I've seen our club. ... Next to striking out Inge, that's the happiest I've been in this uniform.'' - St. Louis manager Tony La Russa after former pitcher Rick Ankiel homered Thursday night in his debut as a major league outfielder.

Aug. 10
1901 - Frank Isbell of the Chicago White Sox set an AL record by stranding 11 teammates on the basepaths.
1944 - Charles ``Red'' Barrett of the Boston Braves threw only 58 pitches to beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 in a nine-inning game.
1957 - Mickey Mantle became the first player to clear the center-field hedge at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium when his 460-foot homer hit the base of the scoreboard. The Yankees beat the Orioles 6-3.
1969 - Cesar Tovar of Minnesota broke up the second no-hit bid against the Twins by a Baltimore pitcher. Tovar singled with no outs in the ninth off Mike Cuellar. Earlier in the year, Tovar singled with one out in the ninth to spoil Dave McNally's bid.
1971 - Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins hit his 500th home run in the first inning off Baltimore's Mike Cuellar to become the 10th player to hit 500 or more in a career. Killebrew also hit No. 501 off Cuellar, but the Orioles won 4-3.
1981 - Major League Baseball resumed play after a two-month strike. In the St. Louis Cards-Phillies game at Philadelphia, attended by 60,561 fans, Pete Rose broke Stan Musial's NL hit record when he singled for his 3,631st hit. It came off Mark Littell in the eighth inning.
1995 - Ball Night at Dodger Stadium turned into the first forfeit in the majors in 16 years. Los Angeles forfeited a game to the St. Louis Cardinals after fans threw souvenir baseballs onto the field three times. The game was called with one out in the bottom of the ninth.
2002 - Sammy Sosa hit three three-run homers before being pulled for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the sixth inning in the Chicago's 15-1 rout of Colorado.
2003 - Atlanta Braves shortstop Rafael Furcal turned the 12th unassisted triple play in major league history against the St. Louis Cardinals. With runners on first and second in the fifth inning, Furcal made a leaping grab of pitcher Woody Williams' liner. The runners were going, and Furcal stepped on second base to double up Mike Matheny before tagging out Orlando Palmeiro.
2004 - Barry Bonds became the first player in major league history to hit 30 home runs in 13 consecutive seasons, hitting a solo shot off John Grabow in the seventh inning of San Francisco's 8-7 loss to Pittsburgh. Bonds has hit 30 homers in 14 seasons, one shy of Hank Aaron's record.
2006 - Boston's Curt Schilling tied the AL record by allowing 10 extra-base hits in a 5-4 loss to Kansas City. Schilling gave up nine doubles and a home run, matching the mark set by Washington's Dale Gear in 1901 and equaled by Cleveland's Luis Tiant in 1969.
Today's birthdays: Brandon Lyon 28; Dan Johnson 28.

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