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Today in Major League Baseball

| Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Stars

Sunday

Josh Willingham , Marlins, had a career-best five hits, including a game-ending single in the 10th inning that gave Florida a 6-5 victory over Atlanta.

Cliff Lee , Indians, worked eight innings and struck out nine to help Cleveland to 3-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

Tim Lincecum , Giants, struck out a career-high 12 batters in a 13-0 win over the Diamondbacks.

Jeremy Bonderman , Tigers, pitched eight shutout innings to lead Detroit to a 1-0 victory over Minnesota.

Lance Berkman , Astros, went 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBI in Houston's 12-0 victory over Colorado.

Chad Billingsley , Dodgers, pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated San Diego, 5-0.


Seasons

July 3

1912 - Rube Marquard of the New York Giants raised his season record to 19-0 with a 2-1 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers. His winning streak ended five days later against the Chicago Cubs.

1939 - Johnny Mize of St. Louis hit two home runs, a triple and a double, leading the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

1947 - The Cleveland Indians purchased Larry Doby from the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League, making him the first black player in the American League.

1966 - Atlanta pitcher Tony Cloninger became the first National League player to hit two grand slams in one game. He added a single for nine RBI in a 17-3 triumph over San Francisco.

1968 - Cleveland's Luis Tiant struck out 19 and walked none in a six-hit 1-0, 10-inning triumph over Minnesota.

1970 - California's Clyde Wright used only 98 pitches to no-hit the Oakland A's, 4-0, at Anaheim Stadium.

1973 - Jim Perry of the Detroit Tigers and brother Gaylord of the Cleveland Indians faced each other for the only time as opposing pitchers. Neither finished the game. Gaylord took the loss, 5-4.

2001 - D'Angelo Jimenez hit San Diego's fourth sacrifice fly of the game -- tying the NL record -- to lift the Padres over Colorado, 6-5. Ryan Klesko, Wiki Gonzalez and Woody Williams also had sacrifice flies.

2002 - Cleveland Indians slugger Jim Thome homered in his seventh consecutive game, leaving him one shy of the major-league record. Thome hit a solo shot off David Wells of the New York Yankees.

2006 - Manager Felipe Alou picked up his 1,000th career victory in San Francisco's 9-6 win over Colorado.


Today's birthdays

Logan Kensing, 25; John Koronka, 27; Juan Rivera, 29; Moises Alou, 41.

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