Fri, Jul 30, 2004 - Page 24 News List

Ortiz earns 100th major league win

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Reliever Russ Ortiz of the Braves hit the century mark in a heated battle with the Pirates. Angel's Troy Percival got his 300th career save

AP , PITTSBURGHAP, CHICAGO

A night after hitting his 400th career homer in Tuesday's victory, New York's Gary Sheffield reached the fifth deck of SkyDome with a first-inning homer off Miguel Batista.

Angels 2, Rangers 0

In Anaheim, California, Troy Percival earned his 300th career save, and John Lackey allowed three hits over 8 1-3 innings to lead Anaheim past Texas.

Percival became the 18th member of the 300-save club, getting Mark Teixeira to ground out to second to end the game. It was only his fourth opportunity to close a game since June 1. He spent two weeks on the disabled list because of inflammation in his elbow.

Lackey (9-9) won for the fifth time in six decisions, tying a season high with seven strikeouts, walking one and retiring 15 of his last 16 batters after losing his other two starts against Texas this season.

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