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|Sunday, 19 August 2007 04:40|
Monday, Aug. 20
N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Angels (10:05 p.m.) Phil Hughes looks to win his third straight decision.
-Micah Owings, Diamondbacks, went 4-for-5, including a pair of mammoth homers, drove in six runs and scored four times while pitching three-hit ball through seven innings, leading Arizona past Atlanta 12-6.
-Daryle Ward, Cubs, hit a grand slam in the third inning to help Chicago beat St. Louis 5-3.
-David Ortiz, Red Sox, hit a grand slam that capped a six-run fifth inning and Boston beat the Angels 10-5.
-Jason Smith, Royals, hit a pair of two-run homers to led Kansas City to a 7-3 win over Oakland.
-Freddy Sanchez, Pirates, homered and had three hits, helping Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia 11-6.
-Matt Holliday, Rockies, drove in the go-ahead run with his first hit of the game in the 14th inning of a 7-4 win over the Dodgers.
Micah Owings went 4-for-5, including a pair of mammoth homers, drove in six runs and scored four times while pitching three-hit ball through seven innings as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 12-6 on Saturday night. Owings' 11 total bases were the most for a pitcher since Jim Tobin of the Boston Braves had 12 when he homered three times on May 13, 1942, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Owings was the first pitcher with at least six RBIs in a game since Robert Person drove in seven for Philadelphia against Montreal on June 2, 2002.
San Francisco slugger Barry Bonds hit his 760th career home run in a 4-3 win Saturday night, connecting in the fifth inning off Florida's Rick VandenHurk to extend baseball's all-time record.
Steve Trachsel won for the first time in 10 starts and Baltimore beat Toronto 5-3 Saturday. ... Milwaukee ended a five-game losing streak, beating Cincinnati 8-4.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Detroit's Cameron Maybin had his first major league hit and home run in a 5-2 loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
The New York Yankees won for the 14th time in 19 tries with a 5-2 win over Detroit on Saturday. ... The Cubs beat St. Louis 5-3 and have won three straight after a four-game skid. It was just Chicago's seventh win in 17 games.
Outfielder Jermaine Dye agreed to a two-year, $22 million contract extension Saturday to stay with the Chicago White Sox through the 2009 season. There is also a mutual option for 2010. The 33-year-old Dye has a team-high 24 home runs in 104 games for the White Sox.
The White Sox lost their seventh straight, 7-5 to Seattle on Saturday. The Sox fell into last place in the AL Central.
``They told me it was OK to smile.'' - Detroit rookie Cameron Maybin on what his teammates told him after hitting his first major league home run off Roger Clemens in a 5-2 loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
1912 - Washington's Jay Cashion pitched a six-inning no-hitter to give the Senators a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in the second game of a doubleheader.
1945 - Tommy Brown, 17 years, 8 months, 14 days, of the Brooklyn Dodgers became the youngest major league player to hit a home run when he connected in Ebbets Field against Preacher Roe of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
1961 - The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Braves 7-4 in the second game of a doubleheader to snap a 23-game losing streak, a modern record.
1974 - Nolan Ryan of the California Angels struck out 19 Tigers in a 1-0, 11-inning loss to Detroit. It was the third time this season that Ryan struck out 19 batters in a game.
1985 - Dwight Gooden of the New York Mets struck out 16 batters in a 3-0 victory over San Francisco. Gooden became the first National League pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters in each of his first two seasons.
1995 - Jose Mesa of the Cleveland Indians picked up his 37th save in 37 opportunities, setting a major league record as the Indians beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-5.
2004 - Adrian Beltre of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit two home runs, a game-tying homer in the ninth and a game-winner in the 11th, in a 3-2 win over Atlanta.
2005 - The Kansas City Royals ended baseball's longest losing streak in 17 years, beating the Oakland Athletics 2-1 to snap a club-record 19-game skid.
Today's birthdays: Cory Sullivan 24; Todd Helton 34.