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May 5, 1996

Detroit at New York (7:35 p.m. EDT). Scott Aldred (0-3) tries again for his first win in the majors since 1993. The Tigers pitcher missed the 1994 season with arm trouble and spent 1995 in the minors.



_ Roger Pavlik pitched a one-hitter against Detroit, the second straight by the Texas Rangers over the Tigers. Texas is the first AL team in 79 years to pitch consecutive one-hitters.

_ Andres Galarraga hit a pair of three-run homers and tied a team record with seven RBIs, leading Colorado over Florida 17-5. He began the game in an 0-for-12 slump that included nine strikeouts.

_ Edgar Martinez homered twice, giving him 100 career home runs, in Seattle’s 5-1 win over Cleveland.

_ Henry Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning that rallied Montreal past Houston 2-1.

_ Paul Wagner struck out 11 and pitched a five-hitter as Pittsburgh beat Los Angeles 7-2.

_ Jason Grimsley pitched a three-hitter as California beat Minnesota 5-2 for its ninth straight home victory.


The Boston Red Sox survived late-inning homers by Alex Gonzalez and Joe Carter on Saturday to beat Toronto 8-7 in the conclusion of a suspended game. Rain delays lasting 3 hours, 43 minutes on Friday night forced the game to be suspended after six innings with Boston leading 6-1. The AL prohibits an inning from starting after 1 a.m. unless a team is visiting a city for the last time.


The Rockies tied team records for runs, hits (21), and homers (5) in a game, and set a club mark for extra-base hits (10) in their 17-5 win Saturday over Florida.


Cleveland’s Sandy Alomar extended his hitting streak to a career-high 17 games Saturday night. ... Mike Piazza’s 16-game hitting streak, which tied the longest of his career, ended Saturday night when he went 0-for-4.


Mark Gubicza, the only member of the Royals left from the 1985 World Series championship team, moved past Dennis Leonard and set a team record with 1,325 career strikeouts.


Eric Davis hit his sixth career grand slam in the seventh inning as the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Francisco Giants 9-7.


Jeff King had a triple-double of sorts Saturday. He hit three doubles, each driving in a run, and went 4-for-4 with four RBIs as the Pirates beat Los Angeles 7-2. ... San Francisco hit four more home runs Saturday, raising the Giants’ NL-leading total to 47.


The Rockies drew 48,101 and set a major league record with their 66th consecutive sellout Saturday, bettering the old mark of 65 set by Baltimore on April 20, 1993.


St. Louis pitcher Todd Stottlemyre picked off former Oakland teammate Rickey Henderson at first base Saturday night in San Diego.


Angels first baseman J.T. Snow received his 1995 Gold Glove in pregame ceremonies Saturday night, then let a grounder by Denny Hocking _ the second batter of the game _ roll under his glove for an error.


Texas Christian and Texas played a doubleheader before 21,043 at The Ballpark at Arlington, a record crowd for a regular-season college baseball game. The University of Hawaii established what TCU officials believe was the previous largest crowd, 18,348 for a 1979 game against Nevada-Las Vegas.


Darryl Strawberry’s signing with the St. Paul Saints led to more than 100 baseball fans spending the night waiting to buy tickets to see the independent team’s newest attraction. Strawberry, 34, is trying to revive a career that has been derailed by substance abuse.


Eric Young hit the 500th home run in Rockies’ history Saturday. Colorado, in its fourth season, reached 500 homers faster than any expansion team ever.


As a goodwill gesture to the fans who stuck around during nearly four hours of rain delays Friday night at Fenway Park, the Boston Red Sox offered those fans a free ticket to a future home game.


Oakland third baseman Scott Brosius will be out for 5-6 weeks after breaking a bone in his right arm when he was hit by a pitch from Kansas City’s Mark Gubicza on Saturday night. Brosius is batting .351 with eight home runs and 21 RBIs.


Shortstop Jeff Blauser was back in the Braves lineup Saturday night for the first time since injuring his right knee in a collision with San Diego’s Wally Joyner on April 13.


```Jason Grimsley throws a no-hitter’ is like `Jason Grimsley lands on the moon.′ It’s not going to happen.″ _ Jason Grimsley, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday night in leading the Angels over Minnesota 5-2.


May 6

1915 _ Boston pitcher Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run, connecting off Jack Warhop of the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds.

1917 _ Bob Groom of the Browns duplicated teammate Ernie Koob’s feat of the previous day by pitching a 3-0 no-hit victory against the Chicago White Sox in the second game of a doubleheader at St. Louis.

1925 _ Shortstop Everett Scott of the New York Yankees ended his streak of 1,307 consecutive games, which he started while playing for the Boston Red Sox. Scott, who had owned the longest playing streak before Lou Gehrig, gave way to Pee Wee Wanninger.

1951 _ Cliff Chambers of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitched a no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader against the Braves in Boston.

1953 _ Bobo Holloman of the St. Louis Browns pitched a 6-0 no-hiter against the Philadelphia Athletics in his first major league start. He never pitched another complete game in the majors.

1982 _ Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners became the 15th major-league pitcher to record 300 victories as he defeated the New York Yankees 7-3 at the Kingdome in Seattle.

Today’s birthday: Willie Mays, 66.

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