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 SCOREBOARD
Saturday, Aug. 11
Florida at New York Mets (7:10 p.m. EDT). Tom Glavine makes his first start for the Mets since reaching 300 victories.
STARS
Friday
-Jack Cust, Athletics, hit a grand slam and a three-run double to lead Oakland to a 16-10 win over Detroit.
-Khalil Greene, Padres, homered and drove in three runs, including the go-ahead run in the 11th, and San Diego beat Cincinnati 12-7.
-Bobby Jenks, White Sox, earned his 33rd save while tying an American League record by retiring his 38th batter in a row, and Chicago beat Seattle 5-3.
-Conor Jackson, Diamondbacks, drove in four runs with two homers in an 11-4 win over Washington.
-Frank Catalanotto, Rangers, hit a go-ahead homer and had a career-high five RBIs to help Texas beat beat Tampa Bay 7-4.
-James Loney, Dodgers, broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the ninth inning in a 2-1 win over St. Louis.

MILESTONE MEN
Barry Bonds added another home run to his record count in San Francisco's 8-7 loss to Pittsburgh on Friday night. Bonds connected for No. 758 - a two-run shot in the third inning off former teammate Matt Morris. ... Alex Rodriguez hit career home run No. 501 in the Yankees' 6-1 victory over Cleveland. Rodriguez, who became the youngest player to reach the 500-homer plateau last week, connected for his 37th homer in the second inning off Fausto Carmona.

SAVING GRACE
Bobby Jenks recorded his 33rd save in 38 chances Friday night, helping the White Sox beat Seattle 5-3. Jenks has retired 38 straight batters, tying David Wells' American League record set in 1998 with the Yankees. It's the fourth-longest streak in major league history.

LUCKY SEVEN
Jack Cust hit a grand slam and drove in seven runs, and the Oakland Athletics rallied after blowing a seven-run lead to beat the reeling Detroit Tigers 16-10 Friday night. Donnie Murphy homered and drove in three runs as the A's handed Detroit its seventh loss in nine games. The Tigers are 11-18 since the All-Star break.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Rajai Davis singled, doubled, tripled and scored a career-best four runs Friday night in the San Francisco Giants' 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

SPEAKING
``We had our number-four hitter up there with two home runs and four RBIs today and he's bunting. That's what this team's all about. The situation called for a bunt right there and he got it done.'' - Arizona manager Bob Melvin on Conor Jackson, whose sacrifice bunt in the seventh set up the go-ahead runs in the Diamondbacks' 11-4 win over the Nationals on Friday night.

SEASONS
Aug. 11
1907 - In the second game of a doubleheader, shortened by agreement, Ed Karger of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched a seven-inning perfect game, beating the Boston Braves 4-0.
1926 - Tris Speaker of Cleveland hit his 700th career double, but the Indians lost to the Chicago White Sox 7-2. The double came in the third inning off Joe Edwards.
1929 - Babe Ruth hit his 500th career home run in the second inning off Willis Hudlin at Cleveland's League Park. The homer was Ruth's 30th of the year, but it wasn't enough as the Indians beat the Yankees 6-5.
1951 - Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Giants 4-0, dropping the Giants 13 1/2 games behind the first-place Brooklyn Dodgers.
1961 - Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves scattered six hits to beat the Chicago Cubs, 2-1, for his 300th career victory.
1970 - Philadelphia's Jim Bunning beat the Houston Astros 6-5 to become the first pitcher to win 100 games in both leagues since Cy Young.
1986 - Cincinnati player-manager Pete Rose, 45, singled four times and doubled to set an NL record with the 10th five-hit game of his career. Rose drove in three runs in a 13-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants, to move one ahead of Max Carey for the record.
1987 - Mark McGwire of the Athletics broke Al Rosen's AL rookie record by hitting his 38th home run in Oakland's 8-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
2001 - Barry Bonds hit his 50th homer of the season to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 9-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs. No player had reached 50 home runs faster than Bonds.
2002 - Sammy Sosa hit a grand slam and drove in five runs in the Chicago Cubs' 12-9 victory over Colorado to set an NL record for RBIs in consecutive games with 14.
2004 - Randy Wolf homered twice and threw seven solid innings to lead Philadelphia to a 15-4 victory over Colorado. Wolf, who has four career homers, went 3-for-3 and scored three runs.
Today's birthday: Melky Cabrera.
Aug. 12
1921 - Philadelphia's George Smith gave up 12 hits and still pitched a shutout as the Phillies beat the Boston Braves 4-0.
1948 - In the second game of a doubleheader, the Cleveland Indians rap out 29 hits in a 26-3 win over the St. Louis Browns. The Indians set a major league record as 14 different players hit safely.
1964 - Mickey Mantle hit a home run both left- and right-handed in a 7-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. It was the 10th time in his career and a major league record for switch-hit homers in a game.
1966 - Art Shamsky of the Cincinnati Reds connected for three home runs in a 14-11, 13-inning loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at Crosley Field that featured 11 homers by both clubs. Shamsky entered the game in the eighth inning for defensive purposes. In the bottom of the eighth, he hit a two-run homer to put the Reds ahead 8-7. Shamsky hit a solo shot to tie the game 9-9 in the 10th. He came back in the 11th inning with a two-run homer to tie the game again, 11-11. The Pirates scored three runs in the 13th for the victory.
1974 - Nolan Ryan of the California Angels struck out 19 in a 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
1986 - Don Baylor of the Boston Red Sox set an AL record when he was hit by a pitch for the 25th time that season, breaking the record he had shared with Bill Freehan (1968) and Norm Elberfield (1911). Kansas City's Bud Black was the pitcher as the Royals completed a doubleheader sweep with a 6-5 victory.
1988 - The Boston Red Sox set an AL record with their 23rd straight victory at home, beating the Detroit Tigers 9-4. Boston surpassed the league mark of 22 set by the 1931 Philadelphia Athletics.
1994 - Major League Baseball players went on strike for the sport's eighth work stoppage since 1972.
2001 - Mark McGwire hit his 575th career home run and St. Louis beat the New York Mets 4-1. McGwire's last 11 hits had been homers.
Today's birthdays: D.J. Houlton 28; Lew Ford 31; Matt Clement 33.
 

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