On June 21, 1975 In the opener of a doubleheader, the Angels’ Frank Tanana strikes out 17 Rangers without a walk during a 4 – 2 win. Texas cops the nitecap, 6 – 5.
Free agent outfielder Preston Wilson signs a one-year $4 million contract by the Houston Astros including a three-year club option that could extend the deal through the 2009 season.
January 4, 2006
Juan Uribe doubles, triples and homers to drive in 7 runs in leading the Dodgers to a 10 – 2 win over the Giants. The Dodgers have won 11 of their last 13, but lose OF Matt Kemp who re-injures his left shoulder in the 2nd inning. The Giants are heading the opposite direction however, with their 10th loss in 11 games.
July 5, 2013
Magallanes forces a seventh and decisive game in the Venezuelan League finals with a 7 – 3 win over Lara. Trailing 1 – 0 entering the bottom of the 2nd, Magallanes scores 4 runs, three on a homer by Mario Lissón. Pablo Sandoval adds another three-run shot in the 4th as Gustavo Chacin is the winner.
January 29, 2013
The Pirates trade Tony Pena, three-time Gold Glove catcher, to the Cardinals in exchange for three youngsters, Mike LaValliere, Mike Dunne, and Andy Van Slyke, who thinks the deal is an April Fool’s Day joke. The former Pittsburgh backstop cries at a news conference with Bucs’ skipper Jim Leyland announces the swap with the Redbirds.
April 1, 1987