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May 29, 1999

Colorado at Philadelphia (7:05 p.m. EDT). Curt Schilling (7-2), one of the premier pitchers in the NL, opposes the Rockies’ surprise ace, Brian Bohanon (6-2).

STARS

Friday

_ Derek Jeter, Yankees, hit three doubles and had two RBIs in the Yankees’ 10-6 win over Toronto.

_ Sammy Sosa and Henry Rodriguez, Cubs, combined for six hits, two homers and five RBIs to lead Chicago to a 6-3 win over St. Louis.

_ Nomar Garciaparra, Red Sox, homered twice and went 3-for-4 as Boston pounded Cleveland 12-5.

_ Michael Barrett, Expos, went 3-for-4 and doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth to give Montreal a 4-2 win over San Francisco.

_ Andy Fox, Diamondbacks, tripled in Arizona’s only runs in a 2-1 win over the New York Mets.

SLAMMIN’ SAMMY AND BIG MAC

Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa hit his 17th homer of the season and 13th in the last 22 games in a 6-3 victory over St. Louis. Sosa went 3-for-4 in his first face-to-face meeting with friend and home run rival Mark McGwire, who went 0-for-4.

SECOND CITY SWAT TEAM

The Chicago White Sox beat Detroit 9-1 Friday night in a game that saw home runs account for all 10 runs. Frank Thomas, Greg Norton, Brook Fordyce, Ray Durham and Paul Konerko all homered.

STRONG STARTS

Jamie Navarro of the Chicago White Sox allowed seven hits and one run in seven-plus innings to defeat Detroit 9-1 Friday night. ... Atlanta’s Odalis Perez pitched 8 1-3 innings, allowing two runs and six hits as the Braves beat the Dodgers 4-2. ... Omar Daal allowed one run and four hits in seven innings for Arizona before leaving with a sore shoulder. The Diamondbacks beat the Mets 2-1. ... Florida’s Ryan Dempster allowed one run and seven hits while striking out six in seven innings to lead the Marlins to an 8-1 win over Atlanta.

STREAKS

Ken Griffey Jr. hit his major league-leading 19th homer and extended his career-best hitting streak to 16 games in the Mariners’ 6-1 win over Tampa Bay on Friday night. ... Derek Jeter had three doubles in the New York Yankees’ 10-6 win over Toronto and has now reached base safely in all 46 games this season. ... Greg Norton of the Chicago White Sox had his fourth straight multihit game in a 9-1 win over Detroit. ... Since being inserted as Florida’s every-day center fielder, Preston Wilson is batting .469 (15-for-32), including a 3-for-4 night in an 8-1 win over Cincinnati.

STRIKEOUTS

Anaheim’s Chuck Finley struck out seven consecutive batters, coming within one K of tying the AL record shared by Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens and Ron Davis, in an 11-4 loss to Kansas City on Friday night.

SNAPPED

Houston’s Jose Lima, who had won eight in a row, gave up five runs _ four earned _ and seven hits as the Astros lost 6-5 to the Pirates on Friday night. ... Anaheim shortstop Andy Sheets’ defensive miscue in an 11-4 loss to Kansas City ended his string of 101 consecutive errorless chances.

SUCCESSIVE SHOTS

Texas sluggers Juan Gonzalez, Rafael Palmeiro and Ivan Rodriguez hit consecutive homers in a five-run first inning as the Rangers beat the Twins 6-4 Friday night. ... San Diego’s Reggie Sanders and Dave Magadan hit back-to-back homers in the first inning of a 10-8 victory over Milwaukee.

SHELLED

Cincinnati’s Steve Avery gave up six earned runs during his 1 2-3 innings in an 8-1 loss to Florida on Friday night.

SIEVE

Boston catcher Jason Varitek had five passed balls, one short of the major league record, in a 12-5 win over Cleveland on Friday night.

SESQUICENTENNIAL

Oakland knuckleballer Tom Candiotti (3-5) got his 150th career win Friday night as the Athletics beat Baltimore 2-1. Candiotti allowed one run and four hits in 6 1-3 innings.

SIDELINED

Toronto’s Shawn Green broke his left wrist when he was hit by a pitch from New York’s Andy Pettitte in the Blue Jays’ 10-6 loss to the Yankees on Friday night.

SWEET HOME?

Milwaukee lost its fourth straight home game Friday night, 10-8 to San Diego, and fell to 5-15 at County Stadium this season.

SCOUTING

Ryan Earey hit three home runs, including the game-winner in the 12th inning, as the University of North Carolina defeated Nevada 8-5.

STATS

Montreal’s 4-2 win over San Francisco on Friday night was its third straight, giving the Expos their longest winning streak since last August. ... Philadelphia’s Desi Relaford hit an RBI single in a 5-3 loss to Colorado, raising his average with runners in scoring position to .421. ... New York Mets rookie Benny Agbayani hit his fifth home run and is 21-for-44 since being called up from Triple-A Norfolk on May 11. ... Cincinnati’s Steve Avery fell to 0-4 lifetime at Pro Player Stadium with an 8-1 loss to Florida.

SPEAKING

``If they get close to it, believe me the pressure will be 1,000 times what I went through.″ _ St. Louis home run king Mark McGwire on the media buzz that would meet Ken Griffey Jr. or Jose Canseco if they approached his 70-homer mark.

SEASONS

May 29

1916 _ Christy Mathewson defeated the Boston Braves 3-0 for the New York Giants’ 17th consecutive victory, all on the road.

1922 _ The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that organized baseball was primarily a sport and not a business, and therefore not subject to antitrust laws and interstate commerce regulations.

1965 _ Philadelphia’s Richie Allen hit a 529-foot home run over the roof of Connie Mack Stadium off Chicago’s Larry Jackson in the Phillies’ 4-2 victory.

1990 _ Oakland’s Rickey Henderson broke Ty Cobb’s 62-year-old American League stolen base record, but it didn’t play any part in the scoring as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Athletics 2-1. Henderson’s record-setting 893rd steal came in the sixth inning.

Today’s birthdays: Trever Miller 26; Bill Risley 32; Charlie Hayes 34; Eric Davis 37.

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