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Tuesday, Aug. 30

Oakland at Los Angeles (10:05 p.m. EDT). Barry Zito (12-10) faces Bartolo Colon (17-6).



—Jason Giambi, Yankees, hit a pair of homers and tied a career-high with seven RBIs in New York's 10-3 win over Kansas City.

—Andruw Jones and Tim Hudson, Braves. Jones homered twice and drove in four runs and Hudson pitched his second consecutive complete game to lead Atlanta to a 5-2 victory over Milwaukee.

—Shawn Green, Diamondbacks, had three hits including a grand slam to power to a Arizona 10-5 victory over Philadelphia.

—Derrek Lee, Cubs, homered twice and drove in three runs in Chicago's 14-3 win over Florida.

—Jeff Weaver, Dodgers, struck out 10 over eight scoreless innings in Los Angeles' 1-0 win over Houston.


Baltimore placed Sammy Sosa on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of a toe injury that has sidelined him since last week. The injury is similar to one that forced him out of action in 2003, when he was with the Cubs. Sosa is hitting only .221 with 14 homers and 45 RBIs this season. ... Los Angeles placed All-Star shortstop Cesar Izturis on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 23, because of a sprained lower back.


The Chicago Cubs retired Ryne Sandberg's No. 23 jersey before Sunday's game against Florida, making the Hall of Fame second baseman the fourth to receive the honor. Sandberg joins Ernie Banks, Ron Santo and Billy Williams. Over 16 seasons, the 1984 NL MVP had a .285 batting average and 282 homers.


Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 534th career home run to tie Jimmie Foxx for 13th place on the all-time list in Cincinnati's 7-2 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday. ... Jason Giambi reached 1,000 RBIs and got hit 1,500th hit in New York's 10-3 win over Kansas City.


Roger Clemens pitched six shutout innings and allowed just two hits in Houston's 1-0 loss at Los Angeles. It was the eighth time in Clemens' 27 starts this season the Astros were shut out. ... Minnesota starter Johan Santana struck out six and pitched seven strong innings, allowing only one run on three hits in the Twins' 2-1 loss at Texas.


"I look at this as a second life. Every game feels like an event. Every pitch matters. I need that. It elevates your aggressiveness." — Al Leiter, on winning his third straight start in the Yankees' 10-3 win over Kansas City.


Aug. 30

1905 — Ty Cobb made his major league debut, hitting a double off Jack Chesbro of the New York Highlanders in the Tigers' 5-3 victory.

1910 — Tom Hughes of the New York Yankees pitched a no-hitter for 9 1-3 innings before giving up a single to Harry Niles of the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees lost 5-0, with Hughes giving up seven hits in 11 innings.

1912 — Earl Hamilton of the St. Louis Browns pitched a 5-1 no-hitter against the Tigers at Detroit.

1916 — Dutch Leonard of the Boston Red Sox pitched a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns for a 4-0 victory.

1918 — The New York Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers 1-0 in a game that took 57 minutes to play.

1953 — In the opening game of a doubleheader, rookie Jim Pendleton hit three of the Braves' major league record eight homers in a 19-4 win over Pittsburgh. The Braves hit four more homers in the second game, an 11-5 win, to set a record for a doubleheader.

1960 — Pete Runnels went 6-for-7 as the Boston Red Sox edged the Detroit Tigers in 15 innings of a doubleheader opener. Runnels added three hits in the second game.

1966 — Pete Rose homered from both sides of the plate to lead Cincinnati to a 6-4 win over St. Louis.

1986 — Tommy John, 43, and Joe Niekro, 41, pitched a doubleheader for the New York Yankees against Seattle to become the first 40-plus teammate combo to start a doubleheader since Sept. 13, 1933, when the Chicago Cubs' Sad Sam Jones, 41, and Red Faber, 44, pitched against the Philadelphia Athletics. John lost the opener and Niekro won the second game, 3-0.

1987 — Minnesota's Kirby Puckett went 6-for-6 with four RBIs and connected for two homers and two doubles to lead the Twins to a 10-6 victory over Milwaukee.

1999 — Edgardo Alfonzo of the New York Mets went 6-for-6 with three homers, five RBIs and a major league record-tying six runs scored in a 17-1 win over Houston.

2003 — Gil Meche gave up one run on three hits in six innings as Seattle beat Baltimore 13-1. Meche (14-10) became the first pitcher in the major leagues since 1956 to win 14 games after missing the previous two seasons. He finished the year at 15-13.

Today's birthdays: Russ Adams, 25; Luis Rivas, 26; Cliff Lee, 27; Todd Wellemeyer, 27; Marlon Byrd, 28; Mike Koplove, 29; Bucky Jacobsen, 30.