On February 5 2011 — 2011 – Obregón defeats Toros del Este, 6 – 3, to move to 3 and 1 in the 2011 Caribbean Series and take the overall lead in the tournament. Jorge Vazquez hits a three-run homer in the top of the 9th for the winners. In the other game, Caguas takes advantage of wildness by Anzoátegui’s Jean Toledo, scoring twice on bases-loaded walks in the top of the 10th inning. The Puerto Ricans win, 4 – 2, in a game that goes on until 3 AM after starting two hours late as a result of a rain delay in the opener.
2012 – Brad Mills is fired after watching the core he agreed to manage sold off beneath him. In just under three years, he compiled a 171-274 (.384) record. Tony DeFrancesco was brought up from AAA to serve as interim manager. The change did not bring immediate results as Houston lost to Arizona, 12-4, and completed the month on a 1-13 run.
October 15, 2019
At Kauffman Stadium, George Bell of the Toronto Blue Jays becomes the first major leaguer to hit three home runs on Opening Day. Bell’s homers, all coming against Kansas City Royals ace Bret Saberhagen, help the Jays to a 5 – 3 victory.
April 4, 1988
Ike Brown dies from cancer in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 59. A popular member of the Detroit Tigers for six seasons, Brown was one of the last Negro League players still active in the majors during the 1970s, and the last to make his major league debut. The versatile Brown played every infield and outfield position but center field during his Tigers stint.
May 17, 2001