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* Reggie Jackson's No. 9 was retired by the A's in a brief pregame ceremony. Jackson's is the third number to be retired by the team, joining Catfish Hunter's No. 27 and Rollie Fingers's No. 34. The Yankees retired Jackson's No. 44 in 1993, making him one of eight players (including Fingers) to have his number retired by multiple teams.

* The Yankees' Alex Rodriguez has reached base in 31 straight games, passing Barry Bonds of the Giants for the longest streak in the majors this season.

* Diamondbacks first baseman Richie Sexson aggravated a left shoulder injury that landed him on the DL for most of the month. Sexson, who was activated Friday, tweaked the shoulder while checking his swing in the sixth and left the game. He will be reevaluated today.

* Juan Gonzalez was held out of the Royals' lineup because of tightness in his lower back. Gonzalez, who is day to day, hurt his back running out a ground ball Friday night.

* Luis Gonzalez of the Diamondbacks notched his 2,000th career hit.

* Kaz Matsui's fourth leadoff homer tied the Mets' season record set by Tommie Agee in 1969.

* Since moving into the Indians' cleanup spot May 3, Victor Martinez has four homers and 24 RBIs in 17 starts.

* Padres reliever Rod Beck, who missed more than two months because of an unspecified personal problem, made his first appearance of the season and allowed one run on two hits in the seventh.

* The A's improved to 3,000-2,744 since moving to Oakland in 1968.

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