Thursday, April 26
Detroit at Chicago (8:11 p.m. EDT). Nate Robertson goes for his third win of the year for the Tigers.

-Chase Utley, Phillies, went 5-for-5 with three RBIs in a 9-3 win over the Nationals.
-Barry Bonds and Pedro Feliz, Giants. Bonds went 2-for-4, with a homer and Feliz hit the go-ahead homer in San Francisco's 6-4 win over the Dodgers.
-Jarrod Washburn, Mariners, pitched a three-hitter for his third career shutout, and Seattle beat Oakland 2-0.
-Willy Taveras, and Todd Helton, Rockies. Taveras went 5-for-6 and Helton went 4-for-5 with three RBIs to help Colorado beat the Mets 11-5.
-Chad Durbin, Tigers, struck out a career-high nine in eight innings, and Detroit defeated the White Sox 6-2.

nd finished third in NL Cy Young voting in 2003, when he 18-6 with a 4.24 ERA and struck out 245 in 211 1-3 innings. He was the overall No. 2 pick in the 2001 draft by the Cubs.

San Diego's Jake Peavy fell one strike short of Tom Seaver's major league record of 10 consecutive strikeouts and had 16 strikeouts through seven innings against Arizona on Wednesday night. Peavy had thrown 117 pitches through seven innings. The strikeout record for a nine-inning game is 20, shared by Roger Clemens (twice) and Kerry Wood. Peavy struck out the side in the second, third and fourth innings. San Diego's previous record for consecutive strikeouts in a game was six, shared by four pitchers. Seaver set the consecutive strikeouts record for the New York Mets against San Diego on April 22, 1970, when he struck out his final 10 batters - and 19 in all. San Diego lost to Arizona 3-2.

Barry Bonds hit his 741st home run Wednesday night, moving within 14 of Hank Aaron's career record. With no outs in the first inning, the San Francisco Giants slugger sent a 1-1 pitch from Randy Wolf of the Los Angeles Dodgers into right-center field for his seventh homer of the season. It was Bonds' first homer off the left-handed Wolf since 1999, and his 29th at Dodger Stadium. The Giants beat the Dodgers 6-4 on Wednesday night.

Milwaukee ace Ben Sheets left Wednesday's game against the Cubs after three innings because of a strained right groin. The Brewers lost to the Cubs 9-3. ... Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez was taken out of Wednesday night's lineup against Houston because of irritation in his right eye. Sanchez, last year's NL batting champion with a .344 average, went to an eye doctor earlier in the day. Unidentified debris was removed from his eye. The problem was not believed to be serious.

San Francisco beat the Dodgers 6-4 on Wednesday night, extending its winning streak to seven. The Giants hadn't won seven straight since June 19-25, 2004. ... The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 9-3 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight win.

Tim Hudson had a career-high 12 strikeouts and took a six-hit shutout into the ninth in Atlanta's 4-3 loss to Florida on Wednesday night.

``We struck out 19 guys? This was not your usual run-of-the-mill ballgame.'' - Indians manager Eric Wedge said after Cleveland's 8-7 victory over Texas in 11 innings. Both teams combined to strike out 32 times.

April 26
1902 - Cleveland's Addie Joss pitched a one-hitter in his major league debut. Joss allowed a scratch single to Jessie Burkett as the Indians beat the St. Louis Browns 3-0.
1905 - Jack McCarthy of the Cubs threw out three runners at the plate, each of whom became the second out of a double play. McCarthy's defense preserved a 2-1 win over the Pirates.
1941 - The Chicago Cubs became the first major league team to install an organ at their ballpark. Roy Nelson took to the keyboard and played a pregame program.
1955 - New York's Bob Turley pitched a one-hitter and struck 10 to lead the Yankees to a 5-0 win over the Chicago White Sox.
1961 - Roger Maris of the New York Yankees began his successful run at Babe Ruth's single-season home run record with the first of his 61 homers, connecting in the fifth inning against Detroit right-hander Paul Foytack.
1980 - Steve Carlton of Philadelphia pitched the sixth one-hitter of his career against St. Louis for a National League record. The Phillies beat the Cardinals 2-0. Ted Simmons singled to lead off the second inning.
1990 - Nolan Ryan tied Bob Feller's major league record of 12 one-hitters as the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0. Ryan struck out 16, allowing only Ron Kittle's check-swing single in the second inning.
1995 - The Colorado Rockies posted an 11-9 victory over the New York Mets in 14 innings, tying the NL record for innings played in a season opener.
2002 - Odalis Perez was perfect for six innings as Los Angeles beat the Cubs 10-0 at Wrigley Field, but he wound up with a one-hitter after speedy Corey Patterson beat out a bad-hop infield single leading off the seventh. Perez faced the minimum 27 batters in his first career shutout.
2005 - Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs and had a career-high 10 RBIs to lead the New York Yankees over the Los Angeles Angels 12-4. Rodriguez homered in his first three at-bats, including his 11th career grand slam in the fourth.
Today's birthdays: Alejandro Machado, 25; Mike Wood, 27; Joe Crede, 29; Geoff Blum, 34.

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