-- J.T. Snow, Giants, homered twice, including a grand slam, to help San Francisco defeat Montreal 9-7.
-- Steve Sparks, Tigers, held Seattle hitless until the sixth inning and pitched his first major league shutout, 9-0.
-- Harold Baines and Frank Thomas, White Sox, each homered and combined for 10 RBIs in a 14-4 win over Baltimore.
-- Matt Williams, Diamondbacks, homered, doubled, and drove in five runs in an 11-6 win over Philadelphia.
Texas' Gabe Kapler extended his hitting streak to 28 games, the longest in the majors this season, when he singled in the eighth inning of Tuesday night's 10-2 loss to the New York Yankees.
Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs hit his major league-leading 38th home run in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Montreal's Vladimir Guerrero homered twice in a 9-7 loss to San Francisco on Tuesday night. ... In Pittsburgh's 5-4 loss to Houston, Brian Giles went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, lacking just a single for the cycle. ... Woody Williams of San Diego pitched a complete game, giving up seven hits in a 3-1 loss to Atlanta.
AL West-leading Seattle lost its season-high fourth game in a row on Tuesday night, 9-0 to Detroit.
New York Yankees pitcher David Cone, who went 3 1/2 months without a victory, won for the second time in a week with a 10-2 win over Texas on Tuesday night.
Montreal's Vladimir Guerrero reached 30 home runs by hitting two in a 9-7 loss to San Francisco on Tuesday night. Guerrero reached the 30-homer mark for the third straight year and is the only player in franchise history to have at least 30 homers in more than one season.
The New York Mets won their third doubleheader of the season with 7-5 and 4-3 victories over Colorado on Tuesday night.
Anaheim ended its five-game road losing streak with an 8-4 win over Toronto on Tuesday night.
Baltimore's Jason Johnson allowed 12 runs and 11 hits over five innings in a 14-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
In Toronto's 8-4 loss to Anaheim on Tuesday night, Shannon Stewart homered to break the Blue Jays' record for home runs at home with 113.
Tampa Bay's Miguel Cairo drove in two runs in a 3-1 win over Boston on Tuesday night -- one day after he hit his first homer of the season off Pedro Martinez.
Dwight Gooden of the New York Yankees pitched four shutout innings in a 10-2 win over Texas on Tuesday night for his second career save and first since 1989.
Plate umpire Kerwin Danley had to leave Tuesday's game between St. Louis and the Chicago Cubs after four innings because of heat exhaustion. The game-time temperature at Wrigley Field was 91 degrees and the humidity was 97 percent. Danley was replaced behind the plate by second-base umpire Mike DiMuro, as the Cardinals defeated the Cubs 4-2.
Minnesota's Eric Milton improved to 4-0 in his last five starts with a 6-2 win over Kansas City on Tuesday night. He has a 1.95 ERA in that span, allowing 22 hits over 37 innings.
The New York Mets won for the 18th time in their last 22 games with 7-5 and 4-3 victories over Colorado in a doubleheader Tuesday night. ... The New York Yankees defeated Texas 10-2 Tuesday night to extend their winning streak against the Rangers to 10 straight. The Yankees have beaten Texas 39 of their last 50 meetings.
Florida's Ryan Dempster allowed one run over eight innings in a 7-3 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday night to improve his ERA against the Dodgers to 0.60. ... Cleveland's David Segui has not made an error in 45 games at first base.
"I know it's warm out there but some of those pitches were impossible to hit. I didn't swear at him. I guess the heat got to him, too." -- Cubs manager Don Baylor on being ejected in the seventh inning for arguing balls and strikes with substitute plate umpire Mike DiMuro as the Cardinals defeated Chicago 4-2 Tuesday.
1920 -- Shortstop Ray Chapman of the Cleveland Indians was hit in the head with a pitch in the fifth inning by Carl Mays of the New York Yankees . Chapman suffered a fractured skull and died the next day. It is the only field fatality in major league history.
1927 -- Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees became the first player to hit a ball over the roof at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Ruth's home run came off Tommy Thomas.
1947 -- Ralph Kiner hit three consecutive home runs, becoming the first Pirates player to accomplish the feat as Pittsburgh beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-7 at Forbes Field.
1948 -- Babe Ruth died of cancer in New York at 53.
1950 -- Hank Thompson hit two inside-the-park home runs in the Giants' 16-7 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers at the Polo Grounds.
1964 -- Curt Flood of the St. Louis Cardinals had eight straight hits in a doubleheader against Los Angeles. The Dodgers won the first game 3-0 and the Cardinals took the second 4-0.
1967 -- Jim Maloney of Cincinnati retired 19 consecutive Pirates, before leaving the game after injuring an ankle by stepping in a hole at Forbes Field. Billy McCool allowed two hits over the final 2 2-3 innings in the Reds' 4-0 victory over Pittsburgh.
1996 -- With 23,699 fans at 25,644-seat Estadio Monterrey, the San Diego Padres defeated the New York Mets 15-10 in the first major league regular-season game played outside the United States or Canada.
Today's birthdays: Roger Cedeno 26; John Snyder 26; Damian Jackson 26; Rick Reed 36.
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