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Sunday, 28 October 2007 08:10
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 SCOREBOARD
Sunday, Oct. 28
Boston at Colorado (8:29 p.m. EDT). Aaron Cook starts for the first time since sustaining a strained oblique muscle Aug. 10, facing Jon Lester in Game 4 of the World Series.

Monday, Oct. 29
Boston at Colorado (8:40 p.m. EDT), if necessary. Josh Beckett faces Jeff Francis if the Rockies force a Game 5.

STARS
-Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox. The two rookies combined for seven hits at the top of the lineup, leading Boston to a 10-5 win over Colorado and a 3-0 series lead.

WHIFF
Colorado's Brad Hawpe struck out twice in a 10-5 Game 3 loss to Boston on Saturday and has whiffed eight times in three games. The record for a four-game series is seven, held by Bob Meusel in 1927 for the Yankees, Ken Caminiti in 1998 with San Diego, and Morgan Ensberg for Houston in 2005.

STREAKING
Boston's 10-5 win in Game 3 was its seventh straight World Series win, the longest such streak since the Yankees won 14 in a row from 1996 through 2000. ... Boston's Terry Francona became the first manager to start 7-0 in World Series history.

FOR THE RECORD
Boston's 10-5 win over Colorado in Game 3 took 4 hours, 19 minutes - the longest nine-inning game in Series history.

ROCKIN' ROOKIE
Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-5 in Boston's 10-5 win over Colorado on Saturday to become the first rookie with four hits in a World Series game since Joe Garagiola accomplished the feat for St. Louis in 1946.

SPEAKING
``It looks like we're in groundbreaking territory.'' - Colorado manager Clint Hurdle, in response to the fact that no team has ever come back from a 3-0 World Series deficit. Boston's 10-5 victory on Saturday put the Red Sox one win from the championship.

SEASONS
Oct. 28
1958 - Construction began on the new ballpark for the Giants in San Francisco. The rocks in the area resembled candlesticks.
1981 - The Los Angeles Dodgers, behind Pedro Guerrero's five RBIs, beat the New York Yankees 9-2 to take the World Series in six games.
1989 - The Oakland Athletics swept the San Francisco Giants in the World Series with a 9-6 win.
1995 - The Braves won their first World Series since moving to Atlanta with a 1-0 win over Cleveland in Game 6. Tom Glavine and Mark Wohlers combined on a one-hitter and David Justice homered in the sixth inning.
Today's birthdays: Jeremy Bonderman 25; Nate McLouth 26; Braden Looper 33.
Oct. 29
1931 - Lefty Grove, winner of 31 games for the Philadelphia A's, was named the American League MVP.
1942 - Branch Rickey, the architect of the St. Louis Cardinals' farm system, resigned as the team's vice president. Rickey was named president of the Dodgers on Nov. 1.
1979 - Willie Mays severed all ties to Major League Baseball after signing a contract with the Bally Corporation, which is involved with legalized gambling in Atlantic City, N.J.
 

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