Wednesday, April 30
Seattle at Cleveland (7:05 p.m.) Cliff Lee is 4-0 with a 0.28 ERA after four outings for the Indians this season, compiling 29 strikeouts and only two walks in 31 2-3 innings. He tries to finish a spectacular month in style against the Mariners and fellow left-hander Jarrod Washburn.

- Joe Saunders, Angels, improved to 5-0 allowing four hits in eight innings in a 2-0 win over the Athletics.
- Garrett Olson, Orioles, took a shutout into the seventh inning and helped Baltimore beat Tampa Bay 7-4. - Jose Reyes, Mets, reached base six times in New York's 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Reyes had three walks, two singles and a triple.

ancisco in the first inning with strained left quadriceps. Tulowitzki, a late lineup addition after Jeff Baker was scratched due to a broken blood vessel that happened during pregame warmups, left after bending over to try to stop Aaron Rowand's single. Tulowitzki grimaced and grabbed his left hip and lower back area. He then walked gingerly off the field. ... Dodgers pitcher Jason Schmidt, recovering from shoulder surgery last June, threw 78 pitches in a bullpen session and may start a rehab assignment this week.

Mike Cameron made an immediate impact with Milwaukee, once he had the chance. Cameron, debuting with the Brewers after serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive twice for a banned stimulant while with San Diego last season, had three hits - including a two-run single in the seventh that broke open the game - and the Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 10-7.

Roy Halladay pitched his fourth straight complete game, but once again came up short. He allowed just one run in the ninth inning to Boston in a 1-0 loss. He allowed just three hits in the first eight innings before giving up two to the last two hitters. He also retired 16 batters on grounders.

Scott Kazmir is expected to make his season debut for Tampa Bay on Sunday after missing more than a month with an elbow injury. Kazmir made his third rehabilitation start Monday, pitching for Triple-A Durham against Richmond. The left-hander allowed one run and three hits in five innings, striking out three and walking one.

Plate umpire Jerry Crawford left the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers and was taken to a hospital. The Cubs said Crawford wasn't feeling well and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The team had no further information and a woman identifying herself as Crawford's nurse late Tuesday night said he ``wished to have no comment.'' Crawford, the crew chief, was seen talking with Cubs trainer Mark O'Neal and another umpire near the dugout before the top of the third inning. They then headed down the steps, and the teams were called off the field.

Hard-throwing Max Scherzer, Arizona's 2006 first-round draft pick out of the University of Missouri, made an impressive major league debut in relief of starter Edgar Gonzalez. Scherzer retired all 13 Houston batters he faced, seven by strikeout, with a fastball that reached 98 mph on the Chase Field radar gun. It was the most strikeouts ever by an Arizona pitcher in his first big-league game. However, the Diamondbacks lost 6-4.

``Have you ever seen me walk that many batters or throw that many balls?'' said Milwaukee starter Ben Sheets after he walked a career-high seven batters. He allowed four runs and three hits in his first appearance since leaving after five innings against Cincinnati April 18.

April 30
1903 - The New York Highlanders won their home opener at Hilltop Park, 6-2 over Washington.
1919 - Philadelphia's Joe Oeschger and Brooklyn's Burleigh Grimes pitched complete games in a 9-9, 20-inning tie. Both teams scored three runs in the 19th inning. Oeschger gave up 22 hits and walked five, while Grimes allowed 15 hits and walked five.
1922 - Charlie Robertson of the Chicago White Sox pitched a 2-0 perfect game against the Detroit Tigers. Johnny Mostil, playing left field for the only time, made two outstanding catches.
1940 - James ``Tex'' Carleton of the Brooklyn Dodgers threw a 3-0 no-hitter at Cincinnati.
1946 - Bob Feller struck out 11 New York Yankees en route to his second of three career no-hitters, a 1-0 victory at Yankee Stadium.
1961 - Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hit four home runs in a 14-4 victory over the Braves in Milwaukee.
1967 - Steve Barber and Stu Miller of the Baltimore Orioles combined on a no-hitter in a 2-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader. Barber pitched 8 2-3 innings and Miller one-third of an inning.
1969 - Jim Maloney of the Cincinnati Reds struck out 13 en route to a 10-0 no-hitter over the Houston Astros, the third of his career.
1988 - New York and Cincinnati hooked up in a wild game at Riverfront Stadium that the Mets pulled out 6-5 on a delayed call by first base umpire Dave Pallone. The call resulted in a $10,000 fine and 30-day suspension of Reds manager Pete Rose when Pallone accidentally poked Rose in the cheek and Rose shoved Pallone twice.
1999 - About 3,000 fans wearing T-shirts that said, ``$hare the wealth'' protested baseball economics at the Yankees-Royals game. The protesters turned their backs when the Yankees batted, then walked out of Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium during the fourth inning. The Yankees began the season with baseball's top payroll at $85.05 million, and the Royals were 25th at $23.8 million.
2002 - Al Leiter cruised through seven three-hit innings in the New York Mets' 10-1 rout of Arizona to become the first pitcher to beat all 30 teams in the majors.
2002 - Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez became the second-youngest player to reach 250 homers a 10-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Only Jimmie Foxx was younger.

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