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Schilling logs 200th victory

May 28, 2006

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— One quick tip of the cap wasn't going to be enough for Curt Schilling this time.

Long after the final out, and long since he left the game, Fenway Park reverberated with chants of "We want Curt!"

The Red Sox right-hander finally popped out of the clubhouse to acknowledge the fans - none more excited than the son he named after Lou Gehrig, who turned 11 on Saturday and asked for victory No. 200 as a present.

"The number's awesome, and I'm very proud about it," Schilling said after pitching seven up-and-down innings to beat the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 6-4, and become the 104th member of the 200-win club.

"Just walking on that field after the game is an experience I'll never forget," Schilling said of his curtain call. "Those are the things that, when you're done playing, they last forever."

Blue Jays 3, White Sox 2, 11 innings

Toronto - Shea Hillenbrand homered in the 11th inning to lead Toronto over Chicago. With one out, Hillenbrand homered to left off Jeff Nelson (0-1).

Twins 9, Mariners 5

Minneapolis - Minnesota turned the majors' second triple play in 13 days to end a serious threat in the eighth. With Seattle trailing 8-4 to start the eighth inning, Richie Sexson doubled, Carl Everett walked and Adrian Beltre singled to load the bases with no outs against Jesse Crain. Juan Rincon entered the game to face Kenji Johjima, who hit a grounder to second base. Luis Castillo fielded the ball and chased down Beltre to tag him out, then threw to first to get Johjima. First baseman Justin Morneau noticed Everett leaning the wrong way off third and fired a strike to Tony Batista at the bag.

Tigers 3, Indians 1

Detroit - Justin Verlander pitched seven impressive innings, and Magglio Ordonez hit a two-run homer.

Angels 10, Orioles 1

Anaheim, Calif. - Jered Weaver pitched seven shutout innings in his major-league debut with older brother Jeff watching from the Angels' dugout.

Athletics 6, Rangers 3

Arlington, Texas - Barry Zito pitched 71â3 strong innings to help Oakland snap a season-high seven-game losing streak.

National League

Giants 4, Rockies 1

San Francisco - Barry Bonds went without a home run for his fifth straight game, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a run. Bonds remained at 714 home runs.

Mets 7, Marlins 4

Miami - Tom Glavine carried a perfect game into the sixth inning before allowing a hit.

Pirates 8, Astros 7, 18 innings

Pittsburgh - Jason Bay became the first Pirates player in 50 years to homer in five consecutive games, then ran over Houston catcher Eric Munson to score the winning run on Jose Bautista's short sacrifice fly in the 18th inning.

Braves 2, Cubs 1

Chicago - Horacio Ramirez made his second start of the season a strong one, allowing seven hits and a run over seven innings to lead the Braves. Atlanta's Marcus Giles hit a two-run double in the second inning for all the scoring Ramirez would need.

Dodgers 3, Nationals 1

Washington - Derek Lowe allowed one run over seven innings to win his second straight start, and Nomar Garciaparra singled in the deciding run in the eighth inning.

Cardinals 4, Padres 3

San Diego - Sidney Ponson beat the team he almost joined last year, and Scott Rolen hit a two-run double in the decisive third inning.

Brewers 9, Phillies 6

Philadelphia - Rickie Weeks and Bill Hall homered in the eighth inning to help Milwaukee win its third straight road game.

Diamondbacks 7, Reds 0

Cincinnati - Juan Cruz scattered four hits over six shutout innings.

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