Monday, May 12
Toronto at Cleveland (7:05 p.m.) Indians left-hander Cliff Lee (6-0, 0.81 ERA) tries to win his seventh straight start to open the season. He struck out seven over seven innings in a 3-0 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday. Shaun Marcum (4-2, 2.59 ERA) is scheduled to get the ball for Toronto.

Tuesday, May 13
New York Yankees at Tampa Bay (8:05 p.m.) Yankees ace Chien-Ming Wang (6-1, 3.12 ERA) looks to rebound from his first loss of the season when he takes on the surprising Rays. Edwin Jackson (2-3, 4.04) is scheduled to take the mound for Tampa Bay.

- Brian Bannister, Royals, allowed two singles in eight innings to help Kansas City beat Baltimore 4-0 and end its 12-game skid against the Orioles.
- Craig Monroe, Twins, homered twice as Minnesota held on to beat Boston 9-8.
- Dan Uggla, Marlins, hit two home runs, including a go-ahead solo shot in the eighth inning of Florida's 5-4 win over Washington.
- Daryle Ward, Cubs, delivered a pinch-hit, two-run double in the eighth inning to lift Chicago Cubs over Arizona 6-4.
- Ryan Braun, Brewers, homered twice to help Milwaukee beat St. Louis 5-3.
- Steve Holm, Giants, hit a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning for his first major league home run, and San Francisco held on for a 4-3 victory over the Phillies.

Oakland's Frank Thomas drove in two runs in the Athletics' 12-6 win over the Rangers to give him 1,695 RBIs, tying him with Cal Ripken for 21st on the career list.
The Reds batted out of order in the ninth inning of their 8-3 loss to the New York Mets. Backup catcher David Ross came to the plate to lead off the inning and lined out. But the batter in the No. 8 spot should have been outfielder Corey Patterson, with Ross hitting ninth after an earlier double switch. Patterson was charged with the out, which officially counts as a putout by the catcher, and Ross came up again. This time, he singled.

n the nightcap.

The Mets hit back-to-back home runs for the second straight day. On Saturday, Carlos Delgado and Brian Schneider hit New York's first consecutive drives of the season. Carlos Beltran and Ryan Church went deep in the fifth inning of the Mets' 8-3 win over the Reds on Sunday.

Derek Jeter was set to bat cleanup for just the second time in his career, but the Yankees and Tigers were rained out. In 1,990 regular season and playoff games, the only time Jeter hit fourth was in a loss on the road against the New York Mets on July 10, 1999, when he went 0-for-4 with an intentional walk.

The Brewers yanked Eric Gagne from the closer's role after the reliever called his latest performance - a loss Saturday - embarrassing. Gagne (1-2, 6.89 ERA) has nine saves, but is tied with Cardinals reliever Jason Isringhausen for the major league lead with five blown opportunities. He flopped in his last two appearances.

The Padres beat Colorado 6-1 for their season high-tying second straight win and the series win. San Diego had lost eight consecutive series before taking two of three from the defending NL champion Rockies. The Padres hadn't won a series since winning two of three on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 11-13.

Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before the Astros broke through for seven hits and six runs in the eighth inning and pulled out an 8-5 victory. Kuroda was bidding to become the second Japanese-born pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the majors. Hideo Nomo had one for Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 1996, beating the Colorado Rockies 9-0 at Coors Field.

The Marlins have won all six of their games at Nationals Park, which opened this season, and their seven-game win streak overall is their best run since winning nine straight in August 2006.

Brian Bannister allowed two singles in eight innings and the Royals beat Baltimore 4-0 to end a 12-game skid against the Orioles. It was Kansas City's first victory over Baltimore since July 25, 2006. ... Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer to help Seattle end its five-game skid with a 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.

The surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Angels 5-3 for a three-game series sweep and climbed five games over .500 for the first time in the club's 11 seasons. It's the latest they've ever been in second place in the AL East.

``I didn't have any command of any pitch today. It's one of those days where you know you don't have anything, you just try to mix your pitches and they hit the ball on the ground. But they didn't do that at all today. It was a souvenir. He did what he's supposed to do.'' - Rangers starter Sidney Ponson, who allowed six runs and seven hits in 5 1-3 innings of Texas' 12-6 loss to Oakland.

May 12
1910 - Chief Bender of the Philadelphia Athletics pitched a 4-0 no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians.
1937 - St. Louis' Joe Medwick hit two home runs and two doubles to lead the Cardinals to a 15-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
1955 - Sam ``Toothpick'' Jones of the Cubs got a no-hitter the hard way. In the ninth inning against Pittsburgh, he walked the bases full and then struck out the next three batters for a 4-0 victory.
1956 - Carl Erskine of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched a 3-0 no-hitter against the New York Giants.
1966 - Lou Brock's RBI single in the 12th inning gave the St. Louis Cardinals a 4-3 victory over Atlanta in the opening of Busch Memorial Stadium. Felipe Alou hit two home runs for the Braves.
1970 - Ernie Banks hit his 500th home run off Pat Jarvis in Chicago's 4-3 victory over Atlanta at Wrigley Field.
2000 - Boston's Pedro Martinez, who had 17 strikeouts in his last start May 6 against Tampa Bay, struck out 15 in a 9-0 win over Baltimore, to tie an AL record set in 1968 by Cleveland's Luis Tiant for most strikeouts over two games.
2001 - A.J. Burnett pitched an unlikely no-hitter - overcoming a record nine walks - to lead Florida over San Diego 3-0.
2007 - Bartolo Colon of the Los Angeles Angels matched a major league record by winning his 12th straight start against Texas. Colon pitched six innings in a 6-3 victory. The only other pitcher to win 12 straight starts against an opponent was Pedro Martinez, who won a dozen in a row against the Seattle Mariners from 1998-2004.
Today's birthdays: Felipe Lopez 28; Wes Helms 32; Yogi Berra 83.
May 13
1911 - Detroit's Ty Cobb hit his first grand slam. After six innings, the Tigers led the Red Sox, 10-1. Boston came back to win the game 13-11 in 10 innings.
1911 - The New York Giants scored a major league record 10 runs before the St. Louis Cardinals retired the first batter in the first inning. Fred Merkle drove in six of the Giants' 13 runs in the first en route to a 19-5 rout. Rube Marquard of the Giants entered the game in the second inning and set a record for relievers with 14 strikeouts in his eight-inning appearance.
1923 - Joe Sewell of the Cleveland Indians struck out twice in one game for the first time in his career. Washington Senators rookie Wally Warmoth was the pitcher. In a 14-year career, Sewell had only one other multiple strikeout game.
1942 - Boston's Jim Tobin became the only pitcher in modern history to hit three home runs in one game. Tobin led the Braves to a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. His fourth at-bat was a fly ball caught against the fence in left field.
1952 - In an Appalachian League game, Ron Necciai of the Bristol Twins struck out 27 batters while pitching a 7-0 no-hitter against the Welch Miners.
1955 - Mickey Mantle hit three home runs - two left-handed and one right-handed - as the Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2.
1958 - Teammates Willie Mays and Darryl Spencer each had four long hits as San Francisco beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles 16-9. Mays had two homers, two triples, a single and four RBIs, and Spencer had two homers, a triple, a double and six RBIs for a combined 28 total bases.
1958 - Stan Musial got his 3,000th hit with a pinch-double off Chicago's Moe Drabowsky at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals won 5-3.
1980 - Ray Knight of Cincinnati hit two home runs in the fifth inning - including a grand slam - to lead the Reds to a 15-4 rout of the New York Mets.
1982 - The Chicago Cubs won game No. 8,000 in their history with a 5-0 victory over Houston at the Astrodome.
1989 - Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins tied a major league record with four doubles against the Blue Jays. He became the 35th player to hit four doubles in a game, the first since Toronto's Damaso Garcia in 1986.
1993 - George Brett hit his 300th career home run in the sixth inning of Kansas City's 7-3 victory over Cleveland. Brett joined Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Carl Yastrzemski, Willie Mays and Al Kaline as the only players with at least 3,000 hits and 300 homers.
1998 - The Atlanta Braves set an NL record and tied a major league mark by hitting home runs in 25 straight games, doing it when Ryan Klesko hit a two-run shot in the sixth inning against St. Louis.
2000 - Todd Stottlemyre of Arizona earned his seventh victory of the season as the Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 6-2. It was Stottlemyre's 136th career win. He and his father, Mel Stottlemyre, became the first father-son combination to record 300 wins.
2007 - San Francisco rookie Fred Lewis hit for the cycle in a 15-2 win over Colorado, just four days after being called up from Triple-A Fresno.
Today's birthdays: Barry Zito 30; Robby Hammock 31.

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