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Fan will sell Bonds' 755th home-run ball

August 11, 2007|From the Associated Press

Adam Hughes, a 33-year-old plumber from La Jolla, said Friday that he was going to sell Barry Bonds' record-tying 755th home-run ball through Sotheby's and SCP Auctions.

The minimum bid price has not been determined. The same auction house sold Bonds' 700th homer ball for $102,000 in 2005.

Hughes got the ball in the left-center field seats last Saturday at Petco Park in San Diego. Bonds' homer tied Hank Aaron's career mark.

Roger Clemens of the New York Yankees declined to appeal the five-game suspension he received for hitting Toronto's Alex Rios with a pitch this week and began serving the penalty on Friday night.

The Chicago Tribune, citing a major league source, reported on its website that the Cubs have claimed outfielder Scott Podsednik on waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

Rick Guttormson , a pitcher from Torrance who played in the San Diego and Seattle minor league systems, has become the first player in Japanese baseball history to flunk a drug test. He was suspended for 20 days after testing positive for a banned substance. His team, the Fukuoka Hawks, was fined $63,000.

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RESULTS

Oakland 16, at Detroit 10: Jack Cust hit a grand slam and drove in seven runs, and the Athletics rallied after blowing a seven-run lead. The Tigers, who lost for the seventh time in nine games, are 11-18 since the All-Star break.

New York 6, at Cleveland 1: Alex Rodriguez hit home run No. 501. Rodriguez, who last week became the youngest player to reach the 500-homer plateau, connected for his major league-leading 37th of the season in the second inning. The Yankees improved to 21-8 since July 12.

at Baltimore 6, Boston 5: Brian Roberts led off the ninth inning with a double and scored the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly by Nick Markakis. The Orioles rallied from a 5-1 deficit with a four-run eighth against Eric Gagne, then won it in the ninth against Hideki Okajima.

Toronto 2, at Kansas City 1: The Blue Jays' Shaun Marcum took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. He left following Billy Butler's infield single with two out after suffering apparent leg cramps on a hot, humid night.

at Chicago 5, Seattle 3: Josh Fields hit two home runs, and Juan Uribe doubled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning.

at Texas 7, Tampa Bay 4: Frank Catalanotto hit a go-ahead homer and had a career-high five RBIs to lead the Rangers.

at Angels 10, Minnesota 1: Maicer Izturis hit the first grand slam of his career.

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