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Tuesday, 14 August 2007 21:02
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 SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Aug. 15
Colorado at San Diego (10:05 p.m. EDT). Chris Young looks to keep San Diego on top of the NL wild-card race.

STARS
Tuesday
-Roy Halladay, Blue Jays, pitched his major league-leading fifth complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
-Aubrey Huff, Orioles, drove in five runs in a 12-0 rout of the New York Yankees.
-Mike Lowell and Coco Crisp, Red Sox. Lowell hit game-tying homer in the ninth inning and Crisp singled in the winning run three batters later to push Boston past Tampa Bay 2-1.
-Chipper Jones, Braves, hit a game-winning double in the ninth inning to lift Atlanta over San Francisco, 5-4.
-Jack Cust, Athletics, hit a pair of solo homers to help Oakland edge the Chicago White Sox 4-3.

FAREWELL TO PHIL
Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto died Monday night. Known as ``The Scooter,'' Rizzuto was at 89 the oldest living Hall of Famer. He played for the New York Yankees throughout the 1940s and '50s, won seven World Series titles, was an AL MVP and played in five All-Star games. Rizzuto later announced Yankees games for four decades. The Yankees will wear his No. 10 on their left sleeves for the rest of the season.

RECORD-BREAKER
Bobby Cox set a dubious record in the Atlanta Braves' 5-4 victory over San Francisco on Tuesday. Atlanta's cantankerous manager was tossed after the fifth for arguing a called third strike - the 132nd ejection of his career to break the mark originally set by Hall of Famer John McGraw.

CENTRAL SHOWDOWNS
After a sluggish start relegated them to fifth place in the NL Central by mid-May, the St. Louis Cardinals have climbed their way back into the division race. With Tuesday's 12-4 victory over Milwaukee, the reigning World Series champions trail the Brewers by 4 1/2 games. ... The staggering Detroit Tigers have the AL Central all to themselves - for at least one day. Magglio Ordonez hit a three-run homer in Detroit's four-run 10th inning as Detroit moved one game ahead of Cleveland in the up-for-grabs division with a 6-2 win over the Indians.

STRUGGLING
The Los Angeles Dodgers, who led the NL West by 1 1/2 games on July 26, were defeated 7-4 by Houston on Tuesday and have lost 13 of 16 since then and trail first-place Arizona by 6 1/2 games. Now in fourth place, their postseason chances took another hit before the game when third baseman Nomar Garciaparra was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

SNAPPED
Melky Cabrera went 0-for-3 with two walks, ending his career-best 18-game hitting streak in the New York Yankees' 12-0 loss to Baltimore on Tuesday. ... Dontrelle Willis earned his first win since May 29, striking out 11 in seven innings and letting Florida's bats do the rest in a 14-5 victory over Arizona. Willis (8-12) had gone 0-7 over his past 13 starts. ... Minnesota routed Seattle 11-3 to snap a five-game losing streak.

SPEAKING
``Those are our horses. They go out and perform like that, we have to get over the hill and get them some runs. We haven't been able to do that.'' - Tampa Bay designated hitter Jonny Gomes, on wasting six innings of four-hit ball from Scott Kazmir in a 2-1 loss to Boston on Tuesday. The Devil Rays also wasted a solid outing by James Shields on Monday and have scored two runs in their last 30 innings.

SEASONS
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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