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It's a grand day for homers with a record 6 slams

Less than one year after the first five grand-slam day in major-league history, there were six hit Sunday.

Anaheim's Garret Anderson hit the record-breaker with two outs in the third inning off Kansas City's Chris Fussell.

J.T. Snow of San Francisco, Brian Hunter of Philadelphia, Jason Giambi of Oakland and Adrian Beltre and Shawn Green of Los Angeles connected with the bases loaded earlier in the day, bettering the record set Aug. 9. There were 56 homers in the majors Sunday, one off the record set April 7.

It was the first time the Dodgers had two grand slams in a game since Aug. 23, 1985, when Pedro Guerrero and Mariano Duncan did it against Montreal. Joe Kelley and Samuel Sheckard did it for the Brooklyn Dodgers on Sept. 23, 1908, at Cincinnati.

Beltre hit his first career slam in the fifth off Jesus Sanchez in Los Angeles' 12-3 win against Florida.

Green capped the Dodgers' day with a bases-loaded shot in a seven-run ninth off Antonio Alfonseca.

Slams were part of an even bigger inning in Milwaukee, when Snow capped an 11-run sixth with his shot off Valerio De Los Santos. The Giants beat the Brewers 16-10.

Hunter hit his third career grand slam in the third inning off Colorado's Masato Yoshii, accounting for all of Philadelphia's runs in a 4-3 victory.

The four in the NL set a record.

BRAVES: The team activated shortstop Walt Weiss from the disabled list and sent pitcher Steve Avery, struggling in his comeback from shoulder surgery, to Class A Myrtle Beach.

CUBS: Team officials are considering changes in beer sales and stricter crowd management to curb rowdiness at Wrigley Field. Rowdy behavior at the park became a concern in the wake of a melee Tuesday between fans and Dodgers players. The brawl was sparked by a fan grabbing the cap of Dodgers catcher Chad Kreuter. "We're reviewing whether we have enough people in place to enforce the policies we have," Cubs vice president Mark McGuire said.

DIAMONDBACKS: Closer Matt Mantei was activated from the disabled list. Mantei missed 30 of Arizona's first 42 games. He was on the DL from April 2-20 with right biceps tendinitis, then went back on May 5 with right shoulder soreness.

RANGERS: Starting pitcher Kenny Rogers had a swollen left eye and probably will not make his next scheduled start in Kansas City. Rogers, nursing a sore left shoulder, was poked in the eye Friday by his 3-year-old son. Leftfielder Rusty Greer is expected to remain on the disabled list until his wife, Lauri, gives birth to twins. Lauri Greer is due soon and Greer would be given time off to be with her during the delivery, so the team will delay activating him.

ROYALS: Carlos Febles took batting practice for the first time since leaving Wednesday's game in Oakland with a sore left wrist. Febles, fourth in the league with 11 steals, might return to the lineup Tuesday.

YANKEES: Derek Jeter, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained abdominal muscle, said he will resume swinging a bat today. He is eligible to be activated Saturday, and did not rule out being ready by this weekend.

_ TIMES WIRES

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