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Monday, 13 August 2007 20:42
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 SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Aug. 14
Detroit at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EDT). Jeremy Bonderman faces C.C. Sabathia in a matchup of the AL Central's top two teams.

STARS
Monday
-Paul Maholm, Pirates, threw a five-hitter in under two hours to beat San Francisco 3-1.
-Tim Wakefield, Red Sox, tossed eight innings of two-hit ball to lead Boston to 3-0 win over Tampa Bay.
-Chad Gaudin, Athletics, struck out a career-high nine to lead Oakland past Detroit 7-2.
-Richie Sexson, Mariners, homered in the bottom of the ninth inning, powering Seattle over Minnesota 4-3.

SNAPPED
San Francisco stopped a five game losing streak, beating Pittsburgh 10-3 in the second game of a doubleheader Monday. ... Mark Teahen, who led Kansas City with 18 home runs in 2006, hit his sixth home run in the first inning of a 6-2 win over Toronto on Monday, ending a drought of 250 at-bats without a homer. Teahen last connected May 29 against Baltimore.

BAFFLING
Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield improved to 18-2 lifetime against Tampa Bay after a 3-0 win Monday.

STREAKING
New York beat Baltimore 7-6 on Monday and the Yankees have won four straight and nine of 10. ... Seattle is a season-high 16 games over .500 after a 4-3 win at home against Minnesota.

FOR THE RECORD
Detroit's Placido Polanco set a major league record for second baseman by playing his 144th straight game without an error in a 7-2 loss to Oakland on Monday, breaking the mark set by Luis Castillo earlier this year while playing for Minnesota.

SPEAKING
``Well, I'm going to. No. I know my approach. I'm a line drive hitter and home runs happen when they happen. As long as I stay within my approach, they'll happen more often than they have been.'' - Kansas City outfielder Mark Teahen joking about swinging for the fences after breaking a home run drought of 250 at-bats with a first inning drive in Monday's 6-2 win against Toronto. after manager Buddy Bell .

SEASONS
Aug. 14
1937 - The Detroit Tigers scored 36 runs (16-1 and 20-7) against the St. Louis Browns in a doubleheader sweep to set a major league record. Pete Fox of the Tigers scored eight of the runs.
1958 - Vic Power of the Cleveland Indians stole home twice, in the eighth and 10th innings, in a 10-9 win over Detroit. He had only three steals all year.
1961 - The Philadelphia Phillies dropped their 17th straight game, a 9-2 loss to Dick Ellsworth and the Chicago Cubs. It was also the 11th consecutive complete game thrown against the Phillies.
1969 - On an off-day after a three-game sweep by the Astros in Houston, the New York Mets fell to third place, 9 1/2 games behind the Chicago Cubs.
1971 - St. Louis right-hander Bob Gibson pitched a no-hitter, blanking the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0. Jose Cruz made a running catch of Milt May's 400-foot drive to center in the seventh inning and third baseman Joe Torre made a leaping stab of Dave Cash's bad-hop grounder in the eighth inning.
1981 - Jeff Burroughs of the Seattle Mariners hit three home runs in a 13-3 rout of the Minnesota Twins in the second game of a doubleheader.
1982 - Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies, in his first at-bat of a 15-11 victory over the Montreal Expos, passed Hank Aaron and moved into first place on the career at-bat list with 12,365.
1987 - Oakland's Mark McGwire set a major league rookie record with his 39th homer of the season to help the A's to a 7-6, 12-inning victory over the California Angels. McGwire gave the A's a 5-3 lead in the sixth when he hit the two-run homer off Don Sutton.
1998 - Baltimore's Chris Hoiles became the ninth major leaguer and first catcher to hit two grand slams in one game against the Cleveland Indians. Hoiles homered in the third inning off Charles Nagy and in the eighth against Ron Villone to lead the Orioles to a 15-3 victory.
2002 - Trevor Hoffman became the first reliever in major league history to have 30 or more saves in eight straight seasons in San Diego's 6-2 win over the New York Mets.
2006 - Matt Diaz went 4-for-5 with a homer, tying an NL record by hitting safely in 10 consecutive at-bats, and Chipper Jones homered in three straight plate appearances to lead Atlanta to a 10-4 victory over Washington.
Today's birthdays: Juan Pierre 30; Mark Loretta 36.
Aug. 15
1905 - Rube Waddell of the Philadelphia Athletics pitched a five-inning no-hit game to beat the St. Louis Browns 2-0.
1914 - Brooklyn's Jake Daubert set a NL record with four sacrifice hits in the second game of a doubleheader against Philadelphia.
1916 - In a classic pitching duel, Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox beat Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators, 1-0, in 13 innings at Fenway Park.
1945 - The Chicago Cubs routed the Brooklyn Dodgers 20-6, at Ebbets Field. Paul Gillespie knocked in six runs with two home runs and a single to lead the attack.
1955 - Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves hit a home run off Mel Wright of the St. Louis Cardinals to give Spahn a homer in every NL park.
1975 - Baltimore manager Earl Weaver was ejected twice by umpire Ron Luciano. Weaver was thrown out in the first game and was ejected before the second game.
1989 - Dave Dravecky of the San Francisco Giants, in his second start after coming back from cancer surgery on his pitching arm, broke his arm but earned the win in a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Expos. Dravecky entered the sixth inning with a three-hit shutout. He gave up a leadoff home run to Damaso Garcia and hit Andres Galarraga with a pitch. After throwing a wild pitch to Tim Raines, he collapsed to the ground and clutched his left arm in agony.
1990 - Philadelphia's Terry Mulholland pitched the record eighth no-hitter of the season as the Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-0. The season's eighth no-hitter surpassed the modern record of seven set in 1908 and matched in 1917.
1990 - Mark McGwire hit a grand slam in the 10th inning to become the first major league player to hit 30 or more homers in his first four seasons and lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
2001 - Trevor Hoffman pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 300th career save, completing a two-hitter that lifted the San Diego Padres over the New York Mets 2-1.
2005 - Randy Winn hit for the cycle in his first four at-bats in San Francisco's 7-3 win over Cincinnati.
2006 - Jose Reyes homered three times in the New York Mets' 11-4 loss to Philadelphia.
Today's birthday: Oliver Perez 26.
 

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