On February 6 2011 — After five days, standings in the 2011 Caribbean Series are extremely tight, with two teams at 3 and 2, and the other two at 2 and 3, with one day of games remaining. Today, Caguas defeats Obregón, 7 – 6, as Juan Padilla is brilliant in 5 1/3 innings of work in relief of starter Kyler Newby to earn his second win of the tournament. In the second game, Anzoátegui blanks an exhausted Toros del Este team, which has barely had 13 hours of rest after losing its second extra-inning marathon of the Series last night. Manny Ayala pitches five scoreless innings to start the game and the Venezuelans go on to a 3 – 0 win.
2002 – Derek Lowe of the Boston Red Sox, who struggled to keep his job as a closer the previous season, pitches a no-hitter against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Brent Abernathy is the only baserunner Lowe allows in Boston’s 10 – 0 victory.
April 27, 2002
The 2010-2011 Cuban Serie Nacional opens. The Villa Clara Orangemen beat the defending champion Industriales, 6 – 5, in an exciting 11-inning affair.
November 28, 2010
2004 – Avoiding an arbitration hearing, the St. Louis Cardinals and Albert Pujols agree to a $100 million, seven-year deal. The 24-year slugging 1B/OF, who hit .359 with 43 home runs and 124 RBI in 2003, was the runner up to Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants in National League MVP voting.
February 4, 2004