hit his 745th career home run last night in San Francisco, moving within 10 of Hank Aaron's record of 755.
The San Francisco slugger connected on the first pitch from New York's Tom Glavine for a solo shot over the center-field wall with one out in the fourth, his 11th homer of the season.
The medical records of Sammy Sosa and Rafael Palmeiro are being sought by investigators in baseball's steroids probe, the New York Times reported on its Web site. Both played for the Baltimore Orioles in 2005.
The investigators also have asked the Orioles to send medical records pertaining to Jason Grimsley, David Segui and Fernando Tatis to those players, hoping the players will release the records.
Eric Gagne came off the disabled list and returned to his role as the Texas Rangers' closer.
The New York Yankees dropped rightfielder Bobby Abreu from third to seventh in the batting order before last night's 8-2 victory over the Rangers. Abreu went 1 for 3 and is batting .258.
Demoted last week to triple-A Albuquerque, Florida Marlins righthander Anibal Sanchez was placed on the Isotopes' DL with tendinitis in his right shoulder.
Jorge Reyes, a 22-year-old pitcher in the New York Mets' minor-league system, was suspended for 100 games by the commissioner's office after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the second time.
- Inquirer wire services