Tag: August 2

1972 – Cesar Cedeno becomes the first Astro to hit for the cycle during a 10-1 whipping of the Reds . Cesar doubles in the first then smacks a two-run shot off Gary Nolan into the seats. Cedeno adds a run-scoring single in the fifth then triples off Pedro Borbon in the eighth to cap a four-RBI night. His average jumps to a league-leading .353 and Houston trails the Reds by six for the division lead. 

1972 – Cesar Cedeno becomes the first Astro to hit for the cycle during a 10-1 whipping of the Reds . Cesar doubles in the first then smacks a two-run shot off Gary Nolan into the seats. Cedeno adds a run-scoring single in the fifth then triples off Pedro Borbon in the eighth to cap a four-RBI night. His average jumps to a league-leading .353 and Houston trails the Reds by six for the division lead. 

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1971 – Don Wilson fires a two-hitter to outduel Ferguson Jenkins and Chicago, 2-1. Denis Menke doubles home Doug Rader then scores on a single by Jesus Alou. Houston fans boo Joe Pepitone in each of four hitless trips to the plate.

1971 – Don Wilson fires a two-hitter to outduel Ferguson Jenkins and Chicago, 2-1. Denis Menke doubles home Doug Rader then scores on a single by Jesus Alou. Houston fans boo Joe Pepitone in each of four hitless trips to the plate.

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2008 – Mark Loretta and Hunter Pence crash into New York catcher Ramon Castro at almost the same time, scoring the tying runs in the bottom of the ninth. Geoff Blum has the single off ex-Astro Billy Wagner that brought the runs home . In the tenth, Darin Erstad’s liner to left allows Lance Berkman to tag up and score the winning run in a 5-4 thriller. 

2008 – Mark Loretta and Hunter Pence crash into New York catcher Ramon Castro at almost the same time, scoring the tying runs in the bottom of the ninth. Geoff Blum has the single off ex-Astro Billy Wagner that brought the runs home . In the tenth, Darin Erstad’s liner to left allows Lance Berkman to tag up and score the winning run in a 5-4 thriller. 

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2001 – Orlando Merced cracks a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Mets then Moises Alou finishes the job in the tenth with an infield hit that scores Craig Biggio for a 4-3 triumph. Mike Williams, newly acquired from Pittsburgh, takes the win in relief. 

2001 – Orlando Merced cracks a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Mets then Moises Alou finishes the job in the tenth with an infield hit that scores Craig Biggio for a 4-3 triumph. Mike Williams, newly acquired from Pittsburgh, takes the win in relief. 

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1998 – Randy Johnson makes his first start as an Astro during a 6-2 victory in Pittsburgh . Johnson trails, 2-1, in the eighth when Ricky Gutierrez slaps a two-run double to put Houston ahead. A double by Tony Eusebio adds another run. Scott Elarton gets the save. 

1998 – Randy Johnson makes his first start as an Astro during a 6-2 victory in Pittsburgh . Johnson trails, 2-1, in the eighth when Ricky Gutierrez slaps a two-run double to put Houston ahead. A double by Tony Eusebio adds another run. Scott Elarton gets the save. 

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The Red Sox begin a four-game series against the Yankees at home with an emphatic 15 – 7 win at Fenway Park. Steve Pearce homers three times and drives in six to lead the offense, as the Sox pound the Yankees’ bullpen for 13 runs after CC Sabathia leaves with a 4 – 2 lead after battling through the first three innings. Jonathan Holder is the worst offender, as he retires none of the 7 batters he faces and they all cross the plate as Boston scores 8 times in the 4th.

The Red Sox begin a four-game series against the Yankees at home with an emphatic 15 – 7 win at Fenway Park. Steve Pearce homers three times and drives in six to lead the offense, as the Sox pound the Yankees’ bullpen for 13 runs after CC Sabathia leaves with a 4 – 2 lead after battling through the first three innings. Jonathan Holder is the worst offender, as he retires none of the 7 batters he faces and they all cross the plate as Boston scores 8 times in the 4th.

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Astros rookie Joe Musgrove makes his first major league appearance, coming in relief of injured starter Lance McCullers. The 23 year-old right-hander has an impressive debut when he completes the game, striking out 8 and yielding just a single in his 4.1 innings of work in Houston’s 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park.

Astros rookie Joe Musgrove makes his first major league appearance, coming in relief of injured starter Lance McCullers. The 23 year-old right-hander has an impressive debut when he completes the game, striking out 8 and yielding just a single in his 4.1 innings of work in Houston’s 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park.

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Astros rookie Joe Musgrove makes his first major league appearance, coming in relief of injured starter Lance McCullers. The 23 year-old right-hander has an impressive debut when he completes the game, striking out 8 and yielding just a single in his 4.1 innings of work in Houston’s 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park.

Astros rookie Joe Musgrove makes his first major league appearance, coming in relief of injured starter Lance McCullers. The 23 year-old right-hander has an impressive debut when he completes the game, striking out 8 and yielding just a single in his 4.1 innings of work in Houston’s 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park.

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“Jim Thome’s journey to become a member of the elite six hundred home run club is a story built on consistency, dependability, professionalism, power and character.” – Inscription on Jim Thorpe’s statue at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians unveil a statue near Heritage Park at Progressive Field honoring Jim Thome, the team’s all-time career home run leader (337), who spent 13 seasons with Cleveland. The eight-foot bronze sculpture is located at the spot where the longest homer ever hit in Progressive Field landed, a 511-foot blast launched in 1999 by the Tribe’s first baseman/DH.

“Jim Thome’s journey to become a member of the elite six hundred home run club is a story built on consistency, dependability, professionalism, power and character.” – Inscription on Jim Thorpe’s statue at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians unveil a statue near Heritage Park at Progressive Field honoring Jim Thome, the team’s all-time career home run leader (337), who spent 13 seasons with Cleveland. The eight-foot bronze sculpture is located at the spot where the longest homer ever hit in Progressive Field landed, a 511-foot blast launched in 1999 by the Tribe’s first baseman/DH.

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The Tigers score in all eight innings in which they come to bat in defeating the Rockies, 11 – 5. The last major league team to do this was the Yankees in 2006. It’s a first in Tigers history, at least since 1912, as inning-by-inning scores are not available for all games before that date.

The Tigers score in all eight innings in which they come to bat in defeating the Rockies, 11 – 5. The last major league team to do this was the Yankees in 2006. It’s a first in Tigers history, at least since 1912, as inning-by-inning scores are not available for all games before that date.

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The Indians unveil a statue near Heritage Park at Progressive Field honoring Jim Thome, the team’s all-time career home run leader (337), who spent 13 seasons with Cleveland. The location of the eight-foot bronze sculpture marks the spot where the longest homer ever hit in Progressive Field landed, a 511-foot blast launched in 1999 by the Tribe’s first baseman/DH. “Jim Thome’s journey to become a member of the elite six hundred home run club is a story built on consistency, dependability, professionalism, power and character.” – Inscription on Jim Thorpe’s statue at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

The Indians unveil a statue near Heritage Park at Progressive Field honoring Jim Thome, the team’s all-time career home run leader (337), who spent 13 seasons with Cleveland. The location of the eight-foot bronze sculpture marks the spot where the longest homer ever hit in Progressive Field landed, a 511-foot blast launched in 1999 by the Tribe’s first baseman/DH. “Jim Thome’s journey to become a member of the elite six hundred home run club is a story built on consistency, dependability, professionalism, power and character.” – Inscription on Jim Thorpe’s statue at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

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Unipol Bologna repeats as champions of the European Cup, topping Telemarket Rimini, 2 – 1, in the finale of the 2013 European Cup. Matteo D’Angelo, Junior Oberto and Nick Pugliese combine to hold Rimini to one run. It’s nearly not enough as Yorman Bazardo shuts out Bologna for 8 innings before MVP Juan Carlos Infante homers. Raul Reyes, Claudio Liverziani and Luca Bischeri hit three straight two-out singles off Rimini’s bullpen to complete the comeback.

Unipol Bologna repeats as champions of the European Cup, topping Telemarket Rimini, 2 – 1, in the finale of the 2013 European Cup. Matteo D’Angelo, Junior Oberto and Nick Pugliese combine to hold Rimini to one run. It’s nearly not enough as Yorman Bazardo shuts out Bologna for 8 innings before MVP Juan Carlos Infante homers. Raul Reyes, Claudio Liverziani and Luca Bischeri hit three straight two-out singles off Rimini’s bullpen to complete the comeback.

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Two days after his 21st birthday, Jose Fernandez establishes a franchise rookie record, striking out 14 batters in the Miami 10-0 victory over Cleveland in Marlins Park. The Miami right-hander becomes the first pitcher with at least 13 strikeouts in consecutive games since Randy Johnson accomplished the feat in 2004.

Two days after his 21st birthday, Jose Fernandez establishes a franchise rookie record, striking out 14 batters in the Miami 10-0 victory over Cleveland in Marlins Park. The Miami right-hander becomes the first pitcher with at least 13 strikeouts in consecutive games since Randy Johnson accomplished the feat in 2004.

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Bouncing back from a terrible month of July when he hit .177, OF Josh Hamilton drives in 4 runs as the Rangers defeat the Angels, 15 – 9. Following a rough first start by newly-acquired Ranger P Ryan Dempster, the two teams are tied at 8 after 6 innings, but Texas scores 4 in the 7th and 3 in the 8th to secure the win. Roy Oswalt, who gave up his spot in the starting rotation to make room for Dempster, is the winner in relief.

Bouncing back from a terrible month of July when he hit .177, OF Josh Hamilton drives in 4 runs as the Rangers defeat the Angels, 15 – 9. Following a rough first start by newly-acquired Ranger P Ryan Dempster, the two teams are tied at 8 after 6 innings, but Texas scores 4 in the 7th and 3 in the 8th to secure the win. Roy Oswalt, who gave up his spot in the starting rotation to make room for Dempster, is the winner in relief.

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The Huntsville Stars set a record with a five-pitcher no-hitter against the Chattanooga Lookouts. The 3 – 1 win is no cakewalk, though, as Jimmy Nelson, Dan Merklinger, R.J. Seidel, Darren Byrd and Brandon Kintzlercombine to walk 11 batters.

The Huntsville Stars set a record with a five-pitcher no-hitter against the Chattanooga Lookouts. The 3 – 1 win is no cakewalk, though, as Jimmy Nelson, Dan Merklinger, R.J. Seidel, Darren Byrd and Brandon Kintzlercombine to walk 11 batters.

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The Cubs hit 6 homers, including 2 by Alfonso Soriano, as they beat the Pirates, 11 – 6, in Pittsburgh. Briefly in first place in the NL Central in late July, Pittsburgh has now lost 5 straight and 10 of 13 and risks falling out of the playoff race entirely. Also homering for the Cubbies are Aramis Ramirez, Geovany Soto, Marlon Byrd and Tyler Colvin; Garrett Jones goes deep twice for the Pirates, and Brandon Wood once.

The Cubs hit 6 homers, including 2 by Alfonso Soriano, as they beat the Pirates, 11 – 6, in Pittsburgh. Briefly in first place in the NL Central in late July, Pittsburgh has now lost 5 straight and 10 of 13 and risks falling out of the playoff race entirely. Also homering for the Cubbies are Aramis Ramirez, Geovany Soto, Marlon Byrd and Tyler Colvin; Garrett Jones goes deep twice for the Pirates, and Brandon Wood once.

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The Cardinals stop a seven-game winning streak by the Brewers with a wild 8 – 7 win at Milwaukee. They score 5 runs in the 4th off Shaun Marcum, including a three-run homer by starting pitcher Jaime Garcia, to take a 6 – 3 lead, but blow it by giving up a four-spot in the 5th. After the Cards tie the game in the 7th, tempers begin to flare. Both Albert Pujols and Ryan Braun are hit by pitches, almost causing a brawl, then in the 10th, Redbirds C Yadier Molina is ejected for arguing a third-strike call; he bumps and apparently spits at umpire Rob Drake during the altercation and will receive a five-game suspension. Matt Holliday reaches on a two-out infield single in the top of the 11th, then steals second and scores on a flare by Lance Berkman. Kyle McClellan, moved back to the bullpen after a series of trading deadline deals, is the winner, while the recently-acquired Octavio Dotelpicks up his first save as a Redbird.

The Cardinals stop a seven-game winning streak by the Brewers with a wild 8 – 7 win at Milwaukee. They score 5 runs in the 4th off Shaun Marcum, including a three-run homer by starting pitcher Jaime Garcia, to take a 6 – 3 lead, but blow it by giving up a four-spot in the 5th. After the Cards tie the game in the 7th, tempers begin to flare. Both Albert Pujols and Ryan Braun are hit by pitches, almost causing a brawl, then in the 10th, Redbirds C Yadier Molina is ejected for arguing a third-strike call; he bumps and apparently spits at umpire Rob Drake during the altercation and will receive a five-game suspension. Matt Holliday reaches on a two-out infield single in the top of the 11th, then steals second and scores on a flare by Lance Berkman. Kyle McClellan, moved back to the bullpen after a series of trading deadline deals, is the winner, while the recently-acquired Octavio Dotelpicks up his first save as a Redbird.

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The Yankees’ 6 – 0 win over the White Sox is shortened to 7 innings by rain at U.S. Cellular Field, but not before Mark Teixeira sets a record by hitting a homer from both sides of the plate for the 12th time of his career. He hits a long ball righthanded off starter John Danks in the 3rd, then one lefthanded in the pouring rain off reliever Jason Frasor in the 7th. Teixeira had been tied with Eddie Murray and Chili Davis with 11 such games. Phil Hughes is the winner in his best outing of the season.

The Yankees’ 6 – 0 win over the White Sox is shortened to 7 innings by rain at U.S. Cellular Field, but not before Mark Teixeira sets a record by hitting a homer from both sides of the plate for the 12th time of his career. He hits a long ball righthanded off starter John Danks in the 3rd, then one lefthanded in the pouring rain off reliever Jason Frasor in the 7th. Teixeira had been tied with Eddie Murray and Chili Davis with 11 such games. Phil Hughes is the winner in his best outing of the season.

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After intentionally throwing a pitch at Alex Avila two days ago, Jered Weaver, who will appeal the ruling, is suspended for six games and fined an undisclosed amount of money. The Angels right-hander threw the seventh-inning pitch over the Tigers catcher’s head after being annoyed by Carlos Guillen, the previous Detroit batter, who stayed at home plate to admire his home run before starting to trot around the bases.

After intentionally throwing a pitch at Alex Avila two days ago, Jered Weaver, who will appeal the ruling, is suspended for six games and fined an undisclosed amount of money. The Angels right-hander threw the seventh-inning pitch over the Tigers catcher’s head after being annoyed by Carlos Guillen, the previous Detroit batter, who stayed at home plate to admire his home run before starting to trot around the bases.

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Mark Teixeira homers from both sides of the plate for the 12th time to set a new major league all-time record during the Yankees’ rain-shortened 6-0 victory in Chicago. The New York slugging first-baseman surpasses switch-hitters Eddie Murray and Chili Davis, who went yard from both sides of the dish 11 times during their careers.

Mark Teixeira homers from both sides of the plate for the 12th time to set a new major league all-time record during the Yankees’ rain-shortened 6-0 victory in Chicago. The New York slugging first-baseman surpasses switch-hitters Eddie Murray and Chili Davis, who went yard from both sides of the dish 11 times during their careers.

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After intentionally throwing a pitch at Alex Avila two days ago, Jered Weaver, who will appeal the ruling, is suspended for six games and fined an undisclosed amount of money. The Angels right-hander threw the seventh-inning pitch over the Tigers catcher’s head after being annoyed by Carlos Guillen, the previous Detroit batter, who stayed at home plate to admire his home run before starting to trot around the bases.

After intentionally throwing a pitch at Alex Avila two days ago, Jered Weaver, who will appeal the ruling, is suspended for six games and fined an undisclosed amount of money. The Angels right-hander threw the seventh-inning pitch over the Tigers catcher’s head after being annoyed by Carlos Guillen, the previous Detroit batter, who stayed at home plate to admire his home run before starting to trot around the bases.

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Jeremy Hellickson, making his first major league start in a one-game stint in Tampa Bay, leads the club to a tie for 1st place in the AL East with a 4 – 2 win over the Twins. Making a spot start to give Tampa’s starters a rest – none of the five starters had yet missed a turn on the mound this year – Hellickson retires the first 10 batters he faces and gives up only 2 runs in 7 innings to best Carl Pavano. After the game, the Rays purchase the contract of 1B Dan Johnson and option Hellickson back to AAA.

Jeremy Hellickson, making his first major league start in a one-game stint in Tampa Bay, leads the club to a tie for 1st place in the AL East with a 4 – 2 win over the Twins. Making a spot start to give Tampa’s starters a rest – none of the five starters had yet missed a turn on the mound this year – Hellickson retires the first 10 batters he faces and gives up only 2 runs in 7 innings to best Carl Pavano. After the game, the Rays purchase the contract of 1B Dan Johnson and option Hellickson back to AAA.

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Meanwhile, in New York, the Blue Jays lash out a record-tying 6 doubles in the 5th inning, including 2 by Travis Snider, to beat the Yankees, 8 – 6. Brandon Morrow beats former Jay A.J. Burnett, while Kevin Gregg retires Alex Rodriguez after giving up a solo homer to Nick Swisher to end the game and earn his 24th save.

Meanwhile, in New York, the Blue Jays lash out a record-tying 6 doubles in the 5th inning, including 2 by Travis Snider, to beat the Yankees, 8 – 6. Brandon Morrow beats former Jay A.J. Burnett, while Kevin Gregg retires Alex Rodriguez after giving up a solo homer to Nick Swisher to end the game and earn his 24th save.

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The Reds retake 1st place in the NL Central with a 4 – 0 win over Pittsburgh, combined with the Cardinals’ 9 – 4 loss at home to Houston. Rookie Travis Wood pitches 7 shutout innings in Cincinnati’s victory, but starting SS Orlando Cabrera strains a muscle on a 9th-inning swing and is headed for the disabled list.

The Reds retake 1st place in the NL Central with a 4 – 0 win over Pittsburgh, combined with the Cardinals’ 9 – 4 loss at home to Houston. Rookie Travis Wood pitches 7 shutout innings in Cincinnati’s victory, but starting SS Orlando Cabrera strains a muscle on a 9th-inning swing and is headed for the disabled list.

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The Brewers bang out 26 hits in beating the Cubs, 18 – 1, at Wrigley Field. Prince Fielder drives in 5 runs on 5 hits, Ryan Braun also collects 5 hits and Corey Hart has 4 in support of Yovani Gallardo’s 12 strikeouts; Casey McGehee hits a three-run homer in the rout. “Nothing worked”, comments Cubs acting manager Alan Trammell, filling in for Lou Piniella, who is in Florida to attend a funeral. It ties the Cubs’ franchise record for hits allowed, set back in the 1950s.

The Brewers bang out 26 hits in beating the Cubs, 18 – 1, at Wrigley Field. Prince Fielder drives in 5 runs on 5 hits, Ryan Braun also collects 5 hits and Corey Hart has 4 in support of Yovani Gallardo’s 12 strikeouts; Casey McGehee hits a three-run homer in the rout. “Nothing worked”, comments Cubs acting manager Alan Trammell, filling in for Lou Piniella, who is in Florida to attend a funeral. It ties the Cubs’ franchise record for hits allowed, set back in the 1950s.

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The Brewers and Corey Hart agree to a $26.5 million, three-year contract extension keeping the All-Star outfielder in Milwaukee through the 2013 season. The 28 year-old fly chaser, who had an unproductive 2009 season and a poor spring training, had been the subject of recent trade rumors.

The Brewers and Corey Hart agree to a $26.5 million, three-year contract extension keeping the All-Star outfielder in Milwaukee through the 2013 season. The 28 year-old fly chaser, who had an unproductive 2009 season and a poor spring training, had been the subject of recent trade rumors.

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Washington backstop Ivan Rodriguez becomes the fifth player to collect 300 home runs while catching when he goes deep off Rodrigo Lopez leading off the second inning of the Nationals’ 3-1 victory in Arizona. Pudge joins Hall of Famers Mike Piazza, Carlton Fisk, Johnny Bench, and Yogi Berra as the only catchers in baseball history to reach the plateau while playing behind the dish.

Washington backstop Ivan Rodriguez becomes the fifth player to collect 300 home runs while catching when he goes deep off Rodrigo Lopez leading off the second inning of the Nationals’ 3-1 victory in Arizona. Pudge joins Hall of Famers Mike Piazza, Carlton Fisk, Johnny Bench, and Yogi Berra as the only catchers in baseball history to reach the plateau while playing behind the dish.

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Two days after being acquired from Cleveland, Victor Martinez makes his presence felt in the Red Sox line-up, banging out 5 hits and collecting 4 RBI in an 18 – 10 thrashing of Baltimore. For his part, Kevin Youkilis goes 10 for 12 in the BoSox three-game sweep of the Birds at Camden Yards.

Two days after being acquired from Cleveland, Victor Martinez makes his presence felt in the Red Sox line-up, banging out 5 hits and collecting 4 RBI in an 18 – 10 thrashing of Baltimore. For his part, Kevin Youkilis goes 10 for 12 in the BoSox three-game sweep of the Birds at Camden Yards.

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Melky Cabrera completes a cycle with a ninth-inning triple during an 8-5 victory in Chicago to become the first Yankee in 14 years to accomplish the feat. Tony Fernandez had been the last Bronx Bomber to collect a single, double, triple, and a home run in the same game with his four hits against Oakland on September 3rd, 1995.

Melky Cabrera completes a cycle with a ninth-inning triple during an 8-5 victory in Chicago to become the first Yankee in 14 years to accomplish the feat. Tony Fernandez had been the last Bronx Bomber to collect a single, double, triple, and a home run in the same game with his four hits against Oakland on September 3rd, 1995.

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In the first game after the Manny Ramirez trade to the Dodgers, the Fenway Faithful enthusiastically welcome Jason Bay, the player replacing the Boston icon. The former Pirates outfielder doesn’t disappoint, tripling and scoring the winning run in the 12th inning of the Red Sox’s 2-1 victory over the A’s.

In the first game after the Manny Ramirez trade to the Dodgers, the Fenway Faithful enthusiastically welcome Jason Bay, the player replacing the Boston icon. The former Pirates outfielder doesn’t disappoint, tripling and scoring the winning run in the 12th inning of the Red Sox’s 2-1 victory over the A’s.

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In the first game after the Manny Ramirez trade to the Dodgers, the Fenway Faithful enthusiastically welcome Jason Bay, the player replacing the Boston icon. The former Pirates outfielder doesn’t disappoint, tripling and scoring the winning run in the 12th inning of the Red Sox’s 2-1 victory over the A’s.

In the first game after the Manny Ramirez trade to the Dodgers, the Fenway Faithful enthusiastically welcome Jason Bay, the player replacing the Boston icon. The former Pirates outfielder doesn’t disappoint, tripling and scoring the winning run in the 12th inning of the Red Sox’s 2-1 victory over the A’s.

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After giving up eight runs in the top of the second inning, the Yankees storm back in the bottom of the frame to tie the score with eight tallies of their own in an eventual 13-9 loss to the White Sox in New York. It is only the second time in major league history that eight or more runs are scored in the same inning by each team.

After giving up eight runs in the top of the second inning, the Yankees storm back in the bottom of the frame to tie the score with eight tallies of their own in an eventual 13-9 loss to the White Sox in New York. It is only the second time in major league history that eight or more runs are scored in the same inning by each team.

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Both Barry Bonds (1 for 2, 2 BB) and Alex Rodriguez (2 for 5) end long hitless slumps but neither goes deep, Bonds remaining one homer shy of Hank Aaron and A-Rod one shy of 500. In A-Rod’s game, the White Soxtop the Yankees, 13 – 9. Both teams score 8 times in the second to set a major league record for runs in that frame.

Both Barry Bonds (1 for 2, 2 BB) and Alex Rodriguez (2 for 5) end long hitless slumps but neither goes deep, Bonds remaining one homer shy of Hank Aaron and A-Rod one shy of 500. In A-Rod’s game, the White Soxtop the Yankees, 13 – 9. Both teams score 8 times in the second to set a major league record for runs in that frame.

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Commissioner Bud Selig fines Jim Bowden for the comments the Reds general manager made to reporters before yesterday’s contest against the Dodgers when compared a baseball strike with the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Quickly realizing the use of such analogy was inappropriate and insensitive, the Cincinnati GM issues an immediate apology after the game.

Commissioner Bud Selig fines Jim Bowden for the comments the Reds general manager made to reporters before yesterday’s contest against the Dodgers when compared a baseball strike with the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Quickly realizing the use of such analogy was inappropriate and insensitive, the Cincinnati GM issues an immediate apology after the game.

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Reds general manager Jim Bowden is fined by commissioner Bud Selig for the comments he made to reporters prior to yesterday’s game against the Dodgers comparing a baseball strike with the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Quickly realizing the use of such analogy was inappropriate and insensitive, the Cincinnati GM issues an immediate apology after the game.

Reds general manager Jim Bowden is fined by commissioner Bud Selig for the comments he made to reporters prior to yesterday’s game against the Dodgers comparing a baseball strike with the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Quickly realizing the use of such analogy was inappropriate and insensitive, the Cincinnati GM issues an immediate apology after the game.

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Reds general manager Jim Bowden is fined by commissioner Bud Selig for the comments he made to reporters prior to yesterday’s game against the Dodgers, comparing a baseball strike with the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Quickly realizing the use of such analogy was inappropriate and insensitive, the Cincinnati GM issues an apology after the game.

Reds general manager Jim Bowden is fined by commissioner Bud Selig for the comments he made to reporters prior to yesterday’s game against the Dodgers, comparing a baseball strike with the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Quickly realizing the use of such analogy was inappropriate and insensitive, the Cincinnati GM issues an apology after the game.

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The Padres send P Woody Williams to the Cardinals for OF Ray Lankford, who has recently been benched. Williams will prove to be the real deal for the Cards, going 7-1 in 11 starts, with a 2.28 ERA during the remainder of the season.

The Padres send P Woody Williams to the Cardinals for OF Ray Lankford, who has recently been benched. Williams will prove to be the real deal for the Cards, going 7-1 in 11 starts, with a 2.28 ERA during the remainder of the season.

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The Cuban national team extends its winning streak at the World Baseball Championships, which began in 1986, to 41 games. The team’s latest victory, a 7-1 defeat of South Korea in the final round, brings the island nation its twenty-second gold medal.

The Cuban national team extends its winning streak at the World Baseball Championships, which began in 1986, to 41 games. The team’s latest victory, a 7-1 defeat of South Korea in the final round, brings the island nation its twenty-second gold medal.

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The Cuban national team extends its winning streak at the World Baseball Championships, which began in 1986, to 41 games. The team’s latest victory, a 7-1 defeat of South Korea in the final round, brings the island nation its twenty-second gold medal.

The Cuban national team extends its winning streak at the World Baseball Championships, which began in 1986, to 41 games. The team’s latest victory, a 7-1 defeat of South Korea in the final round, brings the island nation its twenty-second gold medal.

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Welcome to the Bigs. The Phils’ Mike Welch makes his first big league start and the Giants greet him with three consecutive homers in the 2nd inning. Newly-acquired Ellis Burks starts the fireworks, then Barry Bonds – who had tripled in the 1st inning – goes deep, then Jeff Kent drills his 15th. Welch takes the loss, allowing eight runs in three innings. Bonds is 4 for 4 with a stolen base to pace the Giants.

Welcome to the Bigs. The Phils’ Mike Welch makes his first big league start and the Giants greet him with three consecutive homers in the 2nd inning. Newly-acquired Ellis Burks starts the fireworks, then Barry Bonds – who had tripled in the 1st inning – goes deep, then Jeff Kent drills his 15th. Welch takes the loss, allowing eight runs in three innings. Bonds is 4 for 4 with a stolen base to pace the Giants.

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Longtime coach Jimmie Reese, whose 23 years in an Angels uniform equal the longest in club history, is inducted into the Angels’ Hall of Fame. The former roommate of Babe Ruth began his career as a batboy for the Pacific Coast League’s Los Angeles Angels in 1917.

Longtime coach Jimmie Reese, whose 23 years in an Angels uniform equal the longest in club history, is inducted into the Angels’ Hall of Fame. The former roommate of Babe Ruth began his career as a batboy for the Pacific Coast League’s Los Angeles Angels in 1917.

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Long-time coach Jimmie Reese, whose 23 years in an Angels uniform equals the longest in club history, is inducted into the Angels’ Hall of Fame. The former roommate of Babe Ruth began his career as a batboy for the Pacific Coast League’s Los Angeles Angels in 1917.

Long-time coach Jimmie Reese, whose 23 years in an Angels uniform equals the longest in club history, is inducted into the Angels’ Hall of Fame. The former roommate of Babe Ruth began his career as a batboy for the Pacific Coast League’s Los Angeles Angels in 1917.

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Long time coach Jimmie Reese, whose 23 years in an Angels uniform equal the longest in club history, is inducted into the Angels’ Hall of Fame. The former roommate of Babe Ruth began his career as a batboy for the Pacific Coast League’s Los Angeles Angels in 1917.

Long time coach Jimmie Reese, whose 23 years in an Angels uniform equal the longest in club history, is inducted into the Angels’ Hall of Fame. The former roommate of Babe Ruth began his career as a batboy for the Pacific Coast League’s Los Angeles Angels in 1917.

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