SCOREBOARD
Thursday, April 19
Houston at Cincinnati (7:10 p.m. EDT). Woody Williams and Bronson Arroyo are both winless in three starts.

STARS
Wednesday
-Mark Buehrle and Jim Thome, White Sox. Buehrle pitched a no-hitter and Thome homered twice and Chicago beat Texas 6-0.
-John Buck, Royals, homered in the 10th inning to rally Kansas City past Detroit 4-3.
-Claudio Vargas, Brewers, had a career-high 11 strikeouts in six innings to lead Milwaukee to a 7-2 win over Pittsburgh.
-Barry Bonds and Rich Aurilia, Giants. Bonds hit his 738th career home run and Aurilia had the game-winning single in San Francisco's 6-5 win over San Diego.

ON THE MARK
history and first since Wilson Alvarez threw one at Baltimore on Aug. 11, 1991.

SUSPENDED
Willy Aybar was suspended indefinitely by Atlanta on Wednesday night after the utility infielder failed to report for their game against the Cubs. Aybar, on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right hand, was suspended for three games after he did not show up for treatment. The suspension was due to end Wednesday, when the Braves were back in town to begin a two-game series with the Cubs, but Aybar was still missing.

STREAKS
David Wright singled in the second inning to extend his career-best hitting streak to 25 games, a Mets record. Wright went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Wednesday night's 9-2 victory over Florida, raising his average to .327. His hitting streak is a franchise record over two seasons - Hubie Brooks (1984) and Mike Piazza (1999) share the one-season record of 24 games in a row.

EXTENSIONS
All-Star second baseman Jose Lopez and the Seattle Mariners agreed Wednesday to a four-year contract with a club option for 2011. ... The longtime Braves manager agreed to a one-year contract extension that runs through 2008, a deal the team announced on Wednesday.

SPEAKING
``Obviously, never in a million years thought I'd be able to have this happen. I don't know if it's really sunk in yet.'' - White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle after pitching a no-hitter on Wednesday night. The Chicago White Sox left-hander faced the minimum 27 batters in a 6-0 victory over the Texas Rangers, picking off the only runner he walked.

SEASONS
April 19
1900 - The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Braves 19-17 in 10 innings to set a major league record for most runs scored by two clubs on opening day. The Braves scored nine runs in the ninth inning to put the game into extra innings.
1920 - Al Schacht, who later became the ``Clown Prince of Baseball,'' was all business as he pitched the Senators to a 7-0 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics.
1938 - Emmett Mueller of the Phillies and Ernie Koy of the visiting Dodgers each homered in their first major league at-bats as Brooklyn defeated Philadelphia 12-5.
1956 - The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 in 10 innings at Roosevelt Stadium in the first major league game held in New Jersey.
1981 - In an International League night game, the Rochester Red Wings and Pawtucket Red Sox played to a 2-2 tie through 32 innings before play was suspended at 4:07 a.m. The game was completed later in the season with Pawtucket scoring the winning run in the 33rd inning of the longest game in professional baseball history.
1987 - Rob Deer hit a three-run homer to tie the score and Dale Sveum won the game with a two-run shot as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 and set an American League record with their 12th straight victory to start the season.
1996 - Juan Gonzalez homered and drove in six runs as Texas beat Baltimore 26-7. The Rangers scored 16 runs in the eighth inning - one short of the modern major league mark - and scored the most runs by an AL team in 41 years.
Today's birthdays: Ambiorix Burgos, 23; Zach Duke, 24; Joe Mauer, 24; George Sherrill, 30; Alberto Callaspo, 30; Dennys Reyes, 30; Joe Biemel, 30; Jose Cruz Jr., 33.

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