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.
Indians OF Marlon Byrd is suspended for 162 games following the second positive test for PEDs of his career. At 39, it is unlikely that the former All-Star will return after serving his penalty.
June 1, 2016
After four seasons and 1,382 major league at-bats, Duane Kuiper hits his first and only homer. The Indians’ second baseman will come to bat 3,379 times during his 12-year career.
August 29, 1977
The San Francisco Giants defeat Houston, 10 – 2, as Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run of the season to tie the major league mark set by Mark McGwire. Rookie pitcher Wilfredo Rodriguez surrenders the historic blast.
October 4, 2001