SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Aug. 29
Minnesota at Cleveland (7:05 p.m. EDT). Johan Santana and C.C. Sabathia are each in search of win No. 15.

STARS
Tuesday
-Ryan Howard, Phillies, hit a game-ending homer in the 10th inning to lift Philadelphia over the New York Mets 4-2.
-Freddy Sanchez, Pirates, drove in five runs in the opener, then scored the go-ahead run in second game to help Pittsburgh sweep a doubleheader from Cincinnati.
-Vladimir Guerrero, Angels, had four hits and three RBIs, helping Los Angeles rally from five runs down to beat Seattle.
-Matt Cain, Giants, struck out eight over seven innings to lead San Francisco to a 3-1 win at home against Colorado.

AWESOME AUGUST
ERA.

LEAKY PEN
Tampa Bay used an 11-run eighth inning to beat Baltimore 15-8 on Tuesday to hand the Orioles their seventh straight loss. The Orioles' bullpen has yielded 46 runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings during the skid. Baltimore's bullpen has a 22.29 ERA during the losing streak.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Miguel Tejada hit two of Baltimore's six home runs in a 15-8 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday. ... Corey Hart drove in three runs, providing all of Milwaukee's offense in a 5-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs. ... Magglio Ordonez went 4-for-5 in Detroit's 6-3 loss to Kansas City and is hitting .404 in August

SNAPPED
Brandon Webb allowed a season-high six earned runs over 5 1-3 innings and had his six-game winning streak snapped in Arizona's 6-4 loss at San Diego on Tuesday. It was his shortest outing since June 22, when he lasted five innings in a 7-1 loss to Baltimore.

DREADFUL
The White Sox lost for the 14th time in 17 games and dropped their seventh straight on the road, 4-3 at Texas on Tuesday.

SLUMPING
Oakland dropped its fifth straight, 5-4 to Toronto on Tuesday.

SPEAKING
``It's not fun. It's embarrassing, it's tiring. It's not good.'' - Baltimore second baseman Brian Roberts, after the Orioles' bullpen surrendered 11 runs in the eighth inning of a 15-8 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Baltimore has been outscored 85-28 during their seven-game losing streak.

SEASONS
Aug. 29
1918 - The Chicago Cubs, behind the pitching of Lefty Tyler, clinched the National League pennant with a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
1934 - The Philadelphia A's ended Schoolboy Rowe's 16-game winning streak with a 13-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
1965 - San Francisco's Willie Mays broke Ralph Kiner's National League record with his 17th home run of the month in an 8-3 triumph over the New York Mets. Kiner had 16 homers in September of 1949. Mays hit a tape measure shot off Jack Fisher.
1967 - Bert Campaneris of the Kansas City A's hit three triples in a 9-8, 10-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians.
1971 - Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves knocked in his 100th run of the season, giving him the National League record of 11 seasons with 100 or more RBIs.
1977 - Lou Brock stole base No. 893, breaking Ty Cobb's modern record for career stolen bases.
1985 - Don Baylor of the New York Yankees set an American League record when he was hit by a pitch for the 190th time in his career. Baylor was struck by California Angels pitcher Kirk McCaskill in the first inning, breaking the old mark of 189 set by Minnie Minoso.
1993 - George Brett recorded his 200th stolen base in Kansas City's 5-4, 12-inning victory over Boston to join Willie Mays and Hank Aaron as the only players with 3,000 hits, 300 homers and 200 steals.
1995 - Pittsburgh's Paul Wagner, the NL leader in losses, lost his no-hitter against Colorado on an infield single with two out in ninth.
2000 - Anaheim's Darin Erstad went 3-for-5 to reach 200 hits faster than any player in 65 years as the Angels defeated Toronto 9-4. Ducky Medwick of the St. Louis Cardinals did it in 131 games in 1935.
2002 - Mark Bellhorn became the first player in NL history to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same inning, in the fourth of the Chicago Cubs' 13-10 win over Milwaukee.
2004 - Albert Pujols hit his 40th home run and reached 100 RBIs for the fourth straight season to help St. Louis beat Pittsburgh 4-0. He's the fourth player to start his major league career with four straight seasons with at least 100 RBIs, joining Hall of Famers Al Simmons, Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams.
Today's birthdays: Ryan Shealy 28; Aaron Rowand 30; Roy Oswalt 30; Henry Blanco 36.

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