Originally created 08/25/06

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SCOREBOARD

Friday, Aug. 25

Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets (7:10 p.m. EDT). Orlando Hernandez has won five of his last six decisions for the Mets.

STARS

Wednesday

-Miguel Cabrera, Marlins, homered twice and drove in four runs to help Florida defeat Washington 9-7.

-Esteban Loaiza, Athletics, pitched a four-hitter for his first shutout in more than two years, leading Oakland to a 6-0 victory at Toronto.

-Geoff Blum, Padres, had four hits and three RBIs as San Diego beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2.

-Joe Crede, White Sox, hit two home runs in Chicago's 7-5 win over Detroit.

TURNAROUND

Cleveland allowed 10 runs in the first inning, but rallied to beat Kansas City 15-13 in 10 innings on Wednesday night. The Royals set club records for most first-inning runs, biggest blown lead in a loss and most hits in a loss with 19.

FAST START

Miguel Cabrera hit two homers in Florida's 9-7 win over Washington on Wednesday night to become the fifth active player to reach 100 before his 24th birthday. The other active players to accomplish the feat are Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Andruw Jones and Albert Pujols.

STREAKING

Willy Taveras extended his hitting streak to a club-record 36 games with a bunt single in Houston's 7-3 victory at Cincinnati on Wednesday. ... The New York Mets won their sixth straight game with a 10-8 victory over St. Louis. ... Philadelphia ran its winning streak to five games with a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

SNAPPED

Boston snapped a season-worst six-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

SIDELINED

David Eckstein was put on the disabled list Wednesday by the St. Louis Cardinals, and will be out for several weeks. Eckstein, the Cardinals' regular leadoff hitter, strained a muscle in his side Friday in Chicago when he slid into catcher Michael Barrett. The Cardinals signed veteran infielder Jose Vizcaino, who homered in a 10-8 loss to the New York Mets. ... San Diego right-hander Chan Ho Park had surgery on Wednesday to stop bleeding in his small intestine and is expected to be out for at least four weeks.

SPEAKING

"The word is unbelievable. I really don't know what to say. It was incredible. I'm in shock that our team came back." - Cleveland right-hander Paul Byrd after the Indians' 15-13 comeback victory over the Royals Wednesday night. The Royals led 10-1 after the first inning.

SEASONS

Aug. 25

1922 - In one of the wildest games ever played, the Cubs beat the Phillies 26-23. The Cubs led 25-6 in the fourth inning, but held on as the game ended with the Phillies leaving the bases loaded.

1934 - Detroit's Schoolboy Rowe won his 16th consecutive game with a 4-2 triumph over the Washington Senators. Rowe singled in the winning run in the ninth inning.

1937 - Cleveland's Bob Feller struck out 16 in an 8-1 win over Boston.

1952 - Detroit's Virgil Trucks pitched his second no-hitter of the season, a 1-0 gem over New York at Yankee Stadium. The Tigers committed two errors and Trucks walked one batter and struck out eight. It was the last victory of the season for Trucks, who finished with a 5-19 record.

1967 - Dean Chance of Minnesota pitched his second no-hitter of the month, defeating the Indians 2-1. Chance pitched an abbreviated five perfect innings against Boston on Aug. 6 for a 2-0 victory.

1972 - Philadelphia's Ken Reynolds tied a National League record with his 12th consecutive loss, 6-1 to Cincinnati, from the beginning of the season.

1985 - New York's Dwight Gooden became the youngest pitcher to win 20 games with a 9-3 triumph over the San Diego Padres. Gooden at age 20 years, nine months, and nine days was one month younger than Bob Feller, who won 20 games in 1939.

1998 - Toronto's Roger Clemens struck out 18 and won his 11th straight decision as he pitched a 3-0 three-hit victory over the Kansas City Royals.

2001 - Roger Clemens became the fourth pitcher since 1900 to win 17 of his first 18 decisions as the Yankees beat Anaheim 7-5. Clemens joined Rube Marquard of the New York Giants (19-1 in 1912); Don Newcombe of the Brooklyn Dodgers (18-1 in 1955), and Elroy Face of the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-1 in 1959).

2002 - Randy Johnson won his 19th game, striking out 16, in Arizona's 7-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

2004 - Jeff DaVanon became the first Angels player in 13 years to hit for the cycle in Anaheim's 21-6 rout of Kansas City. He drove in four runs and Garret Anderson homered and had five RBIs. It was also the first time Anaheim swept an AL opponent in a season series during its 44-year history.

Today's birthdays: Pablo Ozuna, 32; Gary Matthews, Jr. 32.