Showing that teams put a premium on pitching, the Boston Red Sox and reliever Mike Timlin agree to a one-year contract worth about $3.25 million, and the Seattle Mariners exercise their $6.25 million option on closer Eddie Guardado, choosing to keep him rather than explore an uncertain free agent market.
The Mariners club the Brewers, 9 – 3, hitting seven homers in the game. Jay Buhner, Ken Griffey and Alex Rodriguez each have a pair, with Brian Hunter adding one. Sterling Hitchcock (11-4) is the winner.
July 31, 1996
The Cubs beat the Giants, 2 – 1. The only players with more than one hit are opposing starters Travis Wood (2 for 3, HR) and Tim Lincecum (2 for 2). That feat last happened on June 21, 1963.
July 28, 2013
2005 – Miguel Tejada hits a home run, three doubles and scores three runs to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 9 – 3 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
October 15, 2019
The Pirates pull off a second big trade in a week, acquiring 1B Justin Morneau from Minnesota for OF Alex Presley. They then go out and defeat the Cardinals, 7 – 1, to retake the lead in the NL Central. A.J. Burnett is the winner, Russell Martin hits a three-run homer and Neil Walker has three hits; Morneau rushes over to join his new team from Texas, and arrives in mid-game, but is not required.
August 31, 2013