MILWAUKEE – Ben Sheets pitched his 13th career complete game and the Milwaukee Brewers took advantage of rookie Tim Lincecum’s wildness in a 6-2 victory over San Francisco on Tuesday night that to extended the Giants’ losing streak to six.

Barry Bonds, who was watched by commissioner Bud Selig in a low-key appearance at Miller Park Monday, went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout to remain at 748 career home runs, seven shy of Hank Aaron’s record, since hitting one in Boston on Sunday.

Cubs 5, Rangers 4

ARLINGTON, Texas – Sammy Sosa swung and missed in his chance to make history in his first game against the Chicago Cubs. Sosa, trying to become the fifth player with 600 career home runs, was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Rangers’ loss to the Cubs.

Phillies 9, Indians 6

CLEVELAND – Ryan Howard hit a 451-foot homer and drove in four runs, leading Philadelphia over Cleveland and helping Kyle Kendrick to his first major league victory.

Twins 9, Mets 0

NEW YORK – Johan Santana rarely has it this easy. The two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched a four-hitter – with only one strikeout – for his first shutout in nearly two years, and Minnesota took advantage of four early errors in a rout of New York.

Dodgers 10, Blue Jays 1

TORONTO – Brad Penny became the second nine-game winner in the National League, and Russell Martin homered in his first major league game in his native Canada.

Tigers 15, Nationals 1

WASHINGTON – Sean Casey hit his first home run of the season, and Detroit pounded out 17 hits in a rout of Washington.

Cardinals 5, Royals 1

ST. LOUIS – Brad Thompson pitched seven strong innings a day ahead of schedule, leading pitching-starved St. Louis to a victory over Kansas City.

College World Series

N. Carolina 3, Louisville 1

OMAHA, Neb. – Luke Putkonen gave North Carolina the quality start it had been longing for, combining on a three-hitter to lead the Tar Heels over Louisville in a College World Series elimination game.

UC Irvine 8, Arizona St. 7

OMAHA, Neb. – Ollie Linton singled with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday night to give UC Irvine a victory over Arizona State in an elimination game.


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