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The Juice: Jamie Moyer becomes oldest pitcher with a win, empty seats watch Miami victory

Kevin Kaduk
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Ancient history:  While his championship run in Philadelphia already established Jamie Moyer as one of the great age defiers in sports, it wasn't until Tuesday night that we could affix a big official record to his name. That's when everyone's favorite aging lefty — 49 years, 150 days, to be exact — became the oldest pitcher in baseball history to record a win.

[Slideshow: Jamie Moyer's historic victory for the Colorado Rockies]

Moyer earned the "W" by allowing two runs over seven innings in Colorado's 5-3 victory over San Diego. Rafael Betancourt closed the door on any potential spoilers in the ninth, giving Moyer the record in his third try this season.

''It's a great night for the Rockies, as far as winning a baseball game. But it's an historic night for one tremendous human being,'' Rockies manager Jim Tracy said.

The previous record holder was Jack Quinn of the Brooklyn Dodgers who won a game on Sept. 13, 1932 at the age of 49 years, 70 days. Moyer said he can see his record being broken one day and we'd wholeheartedly agree — maybe even in his next start.

Cardinals down Reds in extras: The great debut of St. Louis rookie Matt Carpenter continued with a 10th-inning sacrifice fly that gave the Cardinals a 2-1 win over Cincinnati. Carpenter had returned to his spot on the bench with Lance Berkman returning from injury, but capitalized on his pinch hit opportunity. He has 11 RBIs on the season.

[Fantasy video: St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Lynn is a must-add to your lineup]

Brewers walk it off, too: Mat Gamel scored all the way from first on a George Kottaras double in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving Milwaukee a 5-4 victory in an entertaining game against Los Angeles. Gamel narrowly avoided Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, snapping the Brewers' losing streak at four and the Dodgers' winning streak at six.

Rangers offense kicks into high gear: Texas won its fifth straight game with an 18-3 throttling of Boston at Fenway Park. The Rangers hit a total of six home runs, including this pair from Mike Napoli.

Boastful birds: It's way early, but that's Baltimore and Toronto atop the AL East standings. The Orioles won their second straight with a 3-2 victory in Chicago while the Blue Jays took advantage of several Rays' mistakes for a 7-3 triumph in Toronto.

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Quote of the day: "I didn't even sweat." — Mets pitcher Johan Santana, who was chased from the second inning of  a 9-3 loss to the Braves after surrendering six runs. It was the first time in 265 starts that Santana didn't go at least three innings.

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Photo of the day: Good seats available

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The announced attendance at Marlins Park for Miami's 5-2 win over Chicago was just 24,544. Not good for just the fifth game in ballpark history, but at least blue seats look better when they're empty than orange ones do.

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Three facts for the water cooler

• Buster Posey recorded his first back-to-back three-hit games since May 29-30 by picking up a trio of hits in San Francisco's 4-2 win over Philadelphia. He also picked up a stolen base on his mended leg.

• The Nationals' 9-3 start is the team's best since moving to Washington from Montreal. Washington beat Houston 1-0 on Tuesday behind seven shutout innings from Gio Gonzalez.

[Fantasy Minute: Nationals' Stephen Strasburg wants to make one adjustment to his game]

• Kyle Seager notched the 50,000th hit in Mariners history with a single in the fourth inning of Seattle's 9-8 loss to Cleveland.

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