In Major League Baseball action Tuesday, Bill Mueller became the first player in major league history to hit two grand slams (four-run homers) from each side of the plate in the same game, as the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 14-7.
After leading off the third inning with a solo homer, Mueller hit his third career grand slam from the right side of the plate in the seventh inning. One inning later, Mueller hit a grand slam from the left side of the plate.
Mueller also became the 12th player in major league history to hit two grand slams in the same game, and the first since teammate Nomar Garciaparra in 1999.
In other American League action Tuesday, it was:
In the National League, Marcus Giles extended his consecutive hit streak at nine straight at-bats, going five-for-five as he led the Atlanta Braves past the Houston Astros, 6-3. Giles is one at-bat short of tying the National League record for consecutive hits, set by many players. Pitcher Ramon Ortiz, who won his 15th game of the season, also homered for Atlanta.
In Chicago, Matt Clement pitched a complete game two-hit shutout as the host Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants. Moises Alou provided all of Chicago's offense with a three-run homer in the first inning.
In other National League action Tuesday, it was: