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Sunday, Sept. 25

Boston at Baltimore (1:35 p.m. EDT). David Wells (13-7) starts for the Red Sox.



—Jose Contreras and Jermaine Dye, White Sox. Contreras struck out nine in his first career complete game and Dye went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs in Chicago's 3-1 win over Minnesota.

—Chase Utley, Phillies, hit two homers and drove in five runs in Philadelphia's 11-10 win over Cincinnati.

—Shawn Chacon, Yankees, allowed only three hits over eight shutout innings in New York's 5-0 win over Toronto.

—Carlos Beltran, Mets, hit a three-run homer in the top of the 10th to give New York a 5-2, 10-inning victory over Washington.




Sept. 25

1941 — Pete Reiser's homer and Whitlow Wyatt's five-hitter helped Brooklyn beat the Boston Braves 6-0 to clinch the Dodgers' first pennant in 21 years.

1956 — Sal Maglie of the Brooklyn Dodgers pitched a 5-0 no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies.

1960 — The New York Yankees clinched manager Casey Stengel's 10th and last American League pennant with a 4-3 victory over Boston.

1965 — Satchel Paige, 60, became the oldest player in the majors, taking the mound for Kansas City and pitching three scoreless innings over the Boston Red Sox. He gave up one hit, to Carl Yastrzemski.

1979 — The California Angels won their first AL West title, beating Kansas City 4-1 behind pitcher Frank Tanana.

1984 — Rusty Staub of the Mets became the second player to hit homers as a teenager and past his 40th birthday. Ty Cobb was the other.

1987 — San Diego's Benito Santiago set a modern major league record for rookies by hitting safely in his 27th consecutive game in a 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1989 — Wade Boggs went 4-for-5 for his seventh consecutive 200-hit season and Dwight Evans became the only major leaguer with 20 homers in each of the last nine years in the Boston Red Sox's 7-4 victory over New York.

1998 — The New York Yankees set the AL record for wins with their 112th, beating Tampa Bay 6-1 to break the victory mark held by the 1954 Cleveland Indians.

2001 — Richie Sexson and Jeromy Burnitz became the first teammates to hit three home runs apiece in a game as Milwaukee defeated Arizona 9-4.

2003 — Carlos Delgado became the sixth player to homer in four straight at-bats in one game as Toronto beat Tampa Bay 10-8. He became the 98th player to reach 300 career homers with a three-run shot in the first inning.

Today's birthdays: Rocco Baldelli, 24; Joel Pineiro, 27; David Weathers, 36; Tony Womack, 36.