SCOREBOARD
Wednesday, Sept 26
San Diego at San Francisco (10:15 p.m. EDT). Ace Jake Peavy starts for the Padres as they try to keep pace in the wild-card race.

STARS
Monday
-Jesse Litsch, Blue Jays, pitched five-hit ball for 7 2-3 innings without a walk, leading Toronto to a 4-1 victory over the New York Yankees.
-Prince Fielder, Brewers, hit his NL-leading 48th home run and Milwaukee moved within three games of first place, beating St. Louis 13-5.
-Omar Vizquel, Giants, drove in four runs and San Francisco beat San Diego 9-4.
-Nick Markakis, Orioles, hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning to lead Baltimore to a 3-2 win over Kansas City.

OUT
nee during a bizarre scene when manager Bud Black spun him to the ground to keep him from going after the ump in the eighth inning of a 7-3 loss to Colorado.

SWEPT
Baltimore completed a season sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 3-2 victory Monday night. The Orioles went 7-0 against Kansas City. It's only the sixth time in club history that Baltimore swept a season series from an AL opponent.

EJECTED
Brewers manager Ned Yost was ejected for the second consecutive day during Milwaukee's 13-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night. Plate umpire Phil Cuzzi tossed Yost in the top of the seventh, after Yost once again left the dugout to argue after Cuzzi called Rick Ankiel safe at home on a two-run single by Ryan Ludwick that made the score 12-5.

STREAKS
Moises Alou extended his club-record hitting streak to 28 games with a sixth-inning double for New York, which lost to Washington 13-4 on Monday night.

SLUMPING
San Diego dropped its fourth straight, 9-4 to San Francisco on Monday. With The loss, the Padres fell into a tie with Philadelphia for the wild-card lead.

TRADE
The San Diego Padres acquired Jason Lane from the Houston Astros on Monday for a player to be named or cash after Milton Bradley was lost for the season with a knee injury. Lane was expected to join the club Tuesday, when San Diego also planned to bring up Drew Macias and switch-hitting Chase Headley from Double-A San Antonio. Lane was batting .178 with eight home runs and 27 RBIs for the Astros this season. He had 61 homers and 189 RBIs in 494 major league games from 2002-07.

SPEAKING
``I think I got the short end.'' - New York rookie Ian Kennedy on having to dress up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz as part of a hazing ritual. The Yankees made all their newcomers dress up in Wizard of Oz costumes for the bus ride to the airport and flight to Tampa Bay.

SEASONS
Sept. 26
1908 - Ed Reulbach of the Chicago Cubs became the only pitcher to throw two shutouts in a doubleheader, beating the Dodgers 5-0 and 3-0.
1926 - The St. Louis Browns beat the New York Yankees 6-1 and 6-2 in two hours and seven minutes. The first game took 55 minutes.
1952 - The New York Yankees clinched their fourth straight AL pennant with a 5-1, 11-inning win over the Philadelphia A's.
1961 - Roger Maris tied Babe Ruth's 34-year-old record with his 60th homer, off Baltimore's Jack Fisher.
1981 - Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became the first player to pitch five no-hitters, hurling a 5-0 victory over Los Angeles at the Astrodome.
1983 - Bob Forsch of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched the second no-hitter of his career by defeating Montreal 3-0.
1993 - Randy Johnson of the Seattle Mariners became the eighth pitcher to strike out 300 batters in a season with 13 strikeouts in 10 innings of a 3-2, 12-inning loss to Oakland.
1998 - Curt Schilling became the fifth pitcher to strike out 300 batters in consecutive seasons when he fanned Kevin Orie in the seventh inning of Philadelphia's 4-3 loss to Florida in the first game of a doubleheader.
2000 - The Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 7-1 to clinch the NL East and win a record ninth straight division title.
Today's birthday: Brian Shouse, 39.

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