Saturday, June 23
Oakland at N.Y. Mets (7:10 p.m. EDT). Joe Blanton looks for win No. 8 on the season for the Athletics.

-Tom Glavine, Mets, gave up one run in eight innings and drove in two runs in the New York Mets' 9-1 win over Oakland.
-Kenny Rogers, Tigers, allowed two hits in six innings and Detroit topped Atlanta 5-0.
-Carlos Zambrano, Cubs, matched a career-high with 12 strikeouts in eight innings to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Chicago White Sox 5-1.
-Corey Hart, Brewers, homered and drove in four runs to help Milwaukee beat Kansas City 11-6.
-Hanley Ramirez, Marlins, hit a tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning to lift Florida over Minnesota 5-4.
-Aaron Harang, Reds, gave up two hits and an unearned run in Cincinnati's 16-1 pounding of Seattle.

Barry Bonds hit his 749th career home run in San Francisco's 7-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Friday to move within six of tying Hank Aaron's career record of 755. The Giants' slugger connected on a 3-2 pitch from Scott Proctor in the eighth inning, hitting a line drive over the fence in right-center. It was his 15th homer of the season, but just his fourth since May 8. Proctor was the 442nd pitcher to surrender a homer to Bonds.

Ken Griffey Jr. returned to the city where he became a star on Friday, helping Cincinnati thump Seattle 16-1. Griffey, who was honored by the Mariners in a ceremony before the game, went 1-for-5 with a run scored.

Making his first start of the season after a blood clot was removed from his pitching shoulder, Kenny Rogers gave up only two hits in six innings to lead Detroit past Atlanta 5-0 on Friday. After two rehab outings in the minor leagues, Rogers got off to an ominous start - he hit Kelly Johnson with the very first pitch - then retired the next 10 hitters.

A few days after earning a promotion based on a 43-game minor league hitting streak, Brandon Watson went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs to help Washington beat Cleveland 4-1 on Friday.

Detroit defeated Atlanta 5-0 on Friday to hand the Braves their third consecutive shutout. It was the first time since 1988 that the Braves have been the victim of three straight shutouts and their scoreless streak now stands at 28 innings.

Ichiro Suzuki extending his hitting streak to 17 games in Seattle's 16-1 loss to Cincinnati on Friday. ... San Francisco lost their season-high eighth straight game, 7-3 to the New York Yankees. Derek Jeter extend his hitting streak to 16 games for the Yankees.

Tom Glavine ended a five-start winless streak in the New York Mets' 9-1 victory over Oakland on Friday. The win was the 296th of Glavine's career and first since May 19. ... Miguel Tejada went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left wrist before Baltimore's 7-1 win over Arizona, ending his consecutive games played streak at 1,152, the fifth-longest in major league history.

``I was more upset because I didn't get the guy out, but it was kind of funny. I don't know how it got in there, but it got in there somehow.'' - Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, on a bad-hop single that found its way inside a his jersey in the second inning of the Nationals' 4-1 win over Cleveland on Friday. Zimmerman had to reach between his buttons to retrieve the ball hit by Franklin Gutierrez.

June 23
1917 - In baseball's greatest relief effort, Ernie Shore of the Boston Red Sox relieved pitcher Babe Ruth with nobody out and a man on first in the first inning. The baserunner was cut down stealing and Shore retired all 26 batters he faced to gain a 4-0 victory over Washington. Ruth walked Eddie Foster to open the game and was ejected after arguing with umpire Brick Owens.
1950 - Hoot Evers' game-winning home run in the ninth inning gave the Detroit Tigers a 10-9 victory over the New York Yankees as the teams combined for 11 home runs, a major league record. The Yankees hit six and the Tigers five.
1963 - Jimmie Piersall, playing for the Mets in New York, hit his 100th career home run and celebrated by running around the bases backwards.
1971 - Rick Wise of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds and hit two homers. Wise became the first pitcher to hit two homers while throwing a no-hitter.
1973 - Pitcher Ken Brett of the Philadelphia Phillies hit a home run in the fourth consecutive game that he pitched in June. He beat Montreal 7-2.
and drove in six runs for St. Louis.
2000 - Bret Boone had three home runs along and six RBIs in San Diego's 10-7, 10-inning victory over Cincinnati.
2006 - Jose Contreras won his 16th straight decision, leading the Chicago White Sox past Houston 7-4. Contreras, 16-0 in his last 21 regular-season starts, last lost to Minnesota on Aug. 15, 2005. He surpassed the club mark for consecutive wins held by LaMarr Hoyt and Wilson Alvarez.
Today's birthday: Mark Hendrickson 33.

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