Tag: August 29

2007 – – It’s a milestone day for the Astros as Roy Oswalt celebrates his 30th birthday by blanking the Cardinals, 7-0. It’s also the first win for new manager Cecil Cooper, replacing the fired Phil Garner. Lance Berkman cracks three hits to pace the offense, including the 250th homer of his career, becoming the third Astro to reach that mark. Luke Scott also goes deep. Craig Biggio ties George Brett for fifth all-time with his 655th career double, his 3,042nd hit. 

2007 – – It’s a milestone day for the Astros as Roy Oswalt celebrates his 30th birthday by blanking the Cardinals, 7-0. It’s also the first win for new manager Cecil Cooper, replacing the fired Phil Garner. Lance Berkman cracks three hits to pace the offense, including the 250th homer of his career, becoming the third Astro to reach that mark. Luke Scott also goes deep. Craig Biggio ties George Brett for fifth all-time with his 655th career double, his 3,042nd hit. 

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1995 – Tony Eusebio’s 13th-inning blast stuns the Braves, 11-9, snapping a team-record eleven-game losing streak. Brian Hunter, Derrick May, Derek Bell and Mike Simms also homer. Once behind, 6-0, Houston rallies but blows a 9-7 lead in the ninth. Greg Swindell wins his 100th game with two relief innings. 

1995 – Tony Eusebio’s 13th-inning blast stuns the Braves, 11-9, snapping a team-record eleven-game losing streak. Brian Hunter, Derrick May, Derek Bell and Mike Simms also homer. Once behind, 6-0, Houston rallies but blows a 9-7 lead in the ninth. Greg Swindell wins his 100th game with two relief innings. 

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1989 – Rafael Ramirez has a career day with a grand slam and a club-record seven RBIs but the Astros waste it and a 9-0 lead to lose to the Cubs, 10-9, in ten innings. Dwight Smith singles off Dave Smith for the game-winner. Houston falls five games behind San Francisco in the NL West race. 

1989 – Rafael Ramirez has a career day with a grand slam and a club-record seven RBIs but the Astros waste it and a 9-0 lead to lose to the Cubs, 10-9, in ten innings. Dwight Smith singles off Dave Smith for the game-winner. Houston falls five games behind San Francisco in the NL West race. 

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1980 – A head-first slide by Enos Cabell into first beats the throw of Ivan DeJesus allowing Rafael Landestoy to score the game-winner in a 6-5 triumph over the Cubs. Frank LaCorte comes in to fan Dave Kingman and nail down the save. Cesar Cedeno has two hits and two RBIs to pace the Houston attack. 

1980 – A head-first slide by Enos Cabell into first beats the throw of Ivan DeJesus allowing Rafael Landestoy to score the game-winner in a 6-5 triumph over the Cubs. Frank LaCorte comes in to fan Dave Kingman and nail down the save. Cesar Cedeno has two hits and two RBIs to pace the Houston attack. 

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2018 – Christian Yelich has a career day, going 6-for-6 and hitting for the cycle, and all of his contributions are needed as the Brewers squeak past the Reds, 13 – 12, in 10 innings. Milwaukee takes the lead four different times in the game, the last when Jesus Aguilar hits a go-ahead homer off Raisel Iglesias in the 10th, and the Brewers add another run after that, but the Reds mount one last charge with a solo homer by Brandon Dixon before Jeremy Jeffress retires the next three batters to end the wild game that takes 4 hours and 16 minutes to play. For the Reds, oe of the key hits comes in the 6th with reliever Michael Lorenzen batting against Taylor Williams. With two strikes, he is sent to the ground trying to check a bunt on an inside pitch, but the ball glances off his bat; Milwaukee argues that he was bunting and should be out on strikes, but umpire Tony Randazzo rules otherwise, allowing the at-bat to continue; Lorenzen then hits a three-run homer on the next pitch.

2018 – Christian Yelich has a career day, going 6-for-6 and hitting for the cycle, and all of his contributions are needed as the Brewers squeak past the Reds, 13 – 12, in 10 innings. Milwaukee takes the lead four different times in the game, the last when Jesus Aguilar hits a go-ahead homer off Raisel Iglesias in the 10th, and the Brewers add another run after that, but the Reds mount one last charge with a solo homer by Brandon Dixon before Jeremy Jeffress retires the next three batters to end the wild game that takes 4 hours and 16 minutes to play. For the Reds, oe of the key hits comes in the 6th with reliever Michael Lorenzen batting against Taylor Williams. With two strikes, he is sent to the ground trying to check a bunt on an inside pitch, but the ball glances off his bat; Milwaukee argues that he was bunting and should be out on strikes, but umpire Tony Randazzo rules otherwise, allowing the at-bat to continue; Lorenzen then hits a three-run homer on the next pitch.

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By homering with two outs in the 3rd, Whit Merrifield snaps a 45-inning scoreless streak by the Kansas City Royals, just three innings shy of the major league mark of 48. The Royals go on to beat the Rays, 6 – 2, as Eric Hosmer and Jorge Bonifacio also go deep later in the game.

By homering with two outs in the 3rd, Whit Merrifield snaps a 45-inning scoreless streak by the Kansas City Royals, just three innings shy of the major league mark of 48. The Royals go on to beat the Rays, 6 – 2, as Eric Hosmer and Jorge Bonifacio also go deep later in the game.

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Due to heavy rains flooding Houston, TX as a result of Hurricane Harvey, the series starting tonight between the Astros and Rangers is moved to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. If the flooding does not abate, the Astros are also considering playing their next series, against the Mets, in St. Petersburg as well.

Due to heavy rains flooding Houston, TX as a result of Hurricane Harvey, the series starting tonight between the Astros and Rangers is moved to Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL. If the flooding does not abate, the Astros are also considering playing their next series, against the Mets, in St. Petersburg as well.

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2015 – The insanely hot Blue Jays are at it again, demolishing the Tigers, 15 – 1. Edwin Encarnacion extends his hitting streak to 24 games, longest in the American League in three years, with a three-homer game in which he drives in 9 runs, tying a team record. Drew Hutchison is the winner in his return from a brief minor league assignment and is now 11-0 at home this season.

2015 – The insanely hot Blue Jays are at it again, demolishing the Tigers, 15 – 1. Edwin Encarnacion extends his hitting streak to 24 games, longest in the American League in three years, with a three-homer game in which he drives in 9 runs, tying a team record. Drew Hutchison is the winner in his return from a brief minor league assignment and is now 11-0 at home this season.

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Minnesota, dating back to its origins in the nation’s capital, becomes the 16th franchise in baseball history to reach the 10,000 home run plateau. The historic homer, struck by the Twin third baseman Trevor Plouffe, receives little fanfare, being the only tally the team scores in a 9-1 loss in Baltimore.

Minnesota, dating back to its origins in the nation’s capital, becomes the 16th franchise in baseball history to reach the 10,000 home run plateau. The historic homer, struck by the Twin third baseman Trevor Plouffe, receives little fanfare, being the only tally the team scores in a 9-1 loss in Baltimore.

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Minnesota, dating back to its origins in the nation’s capital, becomes the 16th franchise in baseball history to reach the 10,000 home run plateau. The historic homer, struck by the Twin third baseman Trevor Plouffe, receives little fanfare, being the only tally the team scores in a 9-1 loss in Baltimore.

Minnesota, dating back to its origins in the nation’s capital, becomes the 16th franchise in baseball history to reach the 10,000 home run plateau. The historic homer, struck by the Twin third baseman Trevor Plouffe, receives little fanfare, being the only tally the team scores in a 9-1 loss in Baltimore.

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2014 – Even though they’re facing one of the best pitchers in the majors in Felix Hernandez, the Nationals erupt for six homers in an 8 – 3 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field. The fireworks start when Anthony Rendon, the second batter of the game, goes deep. Jayson Werth adds a two-run shot in the 3rd. Ian Desmond and Wilson Ramos connect in the 4th, then Bryce Harper and Ramos go back-to-back against Joe Beimel in the 8th to complete the scoring.

2014 – Even though they’re facing one of the best pitchers in the majors in Felix Hernandez, the Nationals erupt for six homers in an 8 – 3 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field. The fireworks start when Anthony Rendon, the second batter of the game, goes deep. Jayson Werth adds a two-run shot in the 3rd. Ian Desmond and Wilson Ramos connect in the 4th, then Bryce Harper and Ramos go back-to-back against Joe Beimel in the 8th to complete the scoring.

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2013 – The Tigres de Quintana Roo win their second Mexican League title in three years. Jorge Vázquez and Albino Contreras (the finals MVP) both hit two-run dingers off Wilkins Arias, while Quintana Roo’s Cuban pitchers play key roles, with Amauri Sanit getting the win and Hassan Pena the save in a 5 – 2 win over the Sultanes de Monterrey.

2013 – The Tigres de Quintana Roo win their second Mexican League title in three years. Jorge Vázquez and Albino Contreras (the finals MVP) both hit two-run dingers off Wilkins Arias, while Quintana Roo’s Cuban pitchers play key roles, with Amauri Sanit getting the win and Hassan Pena the save in a 5 – 2 win over the Sultanes de Monterrey.

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Thanks to official scorer Bob Rosenberg changing his ruling, Darwin Barney establishes a National League single-season record when he plays in his 114th straight errorless game at second base in the Cubs’ 3-1 loss to Milwaukee at Wrigley Field to break the mark set by David Eckstein, who had accomplished the feat playing for the Padres in 2010. After Barney originally received an error for his toss to Luis Valbuena, the retired sportswriter changed his mind, giving the error to the third baseman for mishandling the throw.

Thanks to official scorer Bob Rosenberg changing his ruling, Darwin Barney establishes a National League single-season record when he plays in his 114th straight errorless game at second base in the Cubs’ 3-1 loss to Milwaukee at Wrigley Field to break the mark set by David Eckstein, who had accomplished the feat playing for the Padres in 2010. After Barney originally received an error for his toss to Luis Valbuena, the retired sportswriter changed his mind, giving the error to the third baseman for mishandling the throw.

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Rookie Bryce Harper hits a pair of homers to lead Washington to an 8 – 4 win over Miami, snapping a five-game losing streak, but also racks up his first career ejection when he is tossed for throwing his batting helmet after grounding into a double play in the 9th inning.

Rookie Bryce Harper hits a pair of homers to lead Washington to an 8 – 4 win over Miami, snapping a five-game losing streak, but also racks up his first career ejection when he is tossed for throwing his batting helmet after grounding into a double play in the 9th inning.

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The Pirates shut out the Cardinals for the second straight day, 5 – 0, behind the pitching of Wandy Rodriguez and a three-run homer by Pedro Alvarez, to win the rubber match of a key series between the two division rivals battling for a wild card slot. The Bucs won 9 – 0 yesterday behind James McDonald and are now one game back of St. Louis.

The Pirates shut out the Cardinals for the second straight day, 5 – 0, behind the pitching of Wandy Rodriguez and a three-run homer by Pedro Alvarez, to win the rubber match of a key series between the two division rivals battling for a wild card slot. The Bucs won 9 – 0 yesterday behind James McDonald and are now one game back of St. Louis.

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The Diamondbacks record their 7th straight win in beating the Rockies, 5 – 1, at Chase Field. Arizona scores 4 runs in the 6th after OF Justin Upton is nailed in the back by a fastball by Alex White. Winning P Daniel Hudsonhas an RBI single during the outburst.

The Diamondbacks record their 7th straight win in beating the Rockies, 5 – 1, at Chase Field. Arizona scores 4 runs in the 6th after OF Justin Upton is nailed in the back by a fastball by Alex White. Winning P Daniel Hudsonhas an RBI single during the outburst.

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It’s a rare good day for the Mets, who sweep the Marlins in a doubleheader at Citi Field, 2 – 1 and 5 – 1. R.A. Dickey pitches 7 scoreless innings to win the opener, and Dillon Gee follows by allowing only 1 run in 6 innings in the nitecap to improve to 12-5 on the year. Jose Reyes returns to the line-up in the second game and drives in a run, after missing three weeks to a hamstring injury. The Mets had been swept in their previous two doubleheaders this year.

It’s a rare good day for the Mets, who sweep the Marlins in a doubleheader at Citi Field, 2 – 1 and 5 – 1. R.A. Dickey pitches 7 scoreless innings to win the opener, and Dillon Gee follows by allowing only 1 run in 6 innings in the nitecap to improve to 12-5 on the year. Jose Reyes returns to the line-up in the second game and drives in a run, after missing three weeks to a hamstring injury. The Mets had been swept in their previous two doubleheaders this year.

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In a pregame ceremony prior to their game against the Yankees, the White Sox retire Frank Thomas’ jersey number 35. The ‘Big Hurt’, a two-time American League MVP who played 16 of his 19 years in the big leagues in Chicago, retired in the offseason with a .301 lifetime batting average, along with 521 homers and 1,704 RBIs.

In a pregame ceremony prior to their game against the Yankees, the White Sox retire Frank Thomas’ jersey number 35. The ‘Big Hurt’, a two-time American League MVP who played 16 of his 19 years in the big leagues in Chicago, retired in the offseason with a .301 lifetime batting average, along with 521 homers and 1,704 RBIs.

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After initially ruling Brian McCann’s drive a double, the umpires take only 86 seconds to overturn the call, making it the first time in baseball history a game ends with a walk-off home run thanks to a video review of a play. The backstop’s ninth-inning round-tripper, which clearly bounced off the top of the outfield wall and struck a second barrier, gives the Braves a 7-6 comeback victory over Florida.

After initially ruling Brian McCann’s drive a double, the umpires take only 86 seconds to overturn the call, making it the first time in baseball history a game ends with a walk-off home run thanks to a video review of a play. The backstop’s ninth-inning round-tripper, which clearly bounced off the top of the outfield wall and struck a second barrier, gives the Braves a 7-6 comeback victory over Florida.

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Nationals manager Jim Riggleman benches Nyjer Morgan for the ‘unprofessional’ play of his outfielder during yesterday’s 14-5 victory over St. Louis. The center fielder had bowled over and severely injured Bryan Anderson at home plate in the bottom of the eighth inning even though the Cardinal catcher didn’t have the ball, and when he neglected to touch home plate is called out on the play.

Nationals manager Jim Riggleman benches Nyjer Morgan for the ‘unprofessional’ play of his outfielder during yesterday’s 14-5 victory over St. Louis. The center fielder had bowled over and severely injured Bryan Anderson at home plate in the bottom of the eighth inning even though the Cardinal catcher didn’t have the ball, and when he neglected to touch home plate is called out on the play.

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The White Sox pick up slugger Manny Ramirez on waivers from the Dodgers, assuming the remainder of his salary for the year, estimated at $3.85 million. The Sox offered the Dodgers a prospect in order to pay a smaller portion of Manny’s salary, but Los Angeles declined the offer. His last presence as a Dodger is a pinch-hitting appearance with the bases loaded today, during which he is ejected for arguing a first-pitch strike. The 38-year-old Ramirez has missed 59 games this season through various injuries, but has batted a solid .313 with 8 homers and 40 RBI when he has taken the field.

The White Sox pick up slugger Manny Ramirez on waivers from the Dodgers, assuming the remainder of his salary for the year, estimated at $3.85 million. The Sox offered the Dodgers a prospect in order to pay a smaller portion of Manny’s salary, but Los Angeles declined the offer. His last presence as a Dodger is a pinch-hitting appearance with the bases loaded today, during which he is ejected for arguing a first-pitch strike. The 38-year-old Ramirez has missed 59 games this season through various injuries, but has batted a solid .313 with 8 homers and 40 RBI when he has taken the field.

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For the first time in major league history, a walk-off home run is subject to a video review. After pinch-hitter Matt Diaz hits a two-run homer off the Marlins’ Leo Nunez in the 9th to tie the score and cap a comeback from a 6 – 1 deficit, the Braves’ Brian McCann hits a ball to deep right that bounces back onto the field. The umpires initially rule it a double, and McCann is standing at second base when the umpires step out to look at the replay; when it shows that the ball hit above the fence, he can trot home, where he is mugged by celebrating teammates.

For the first time in major league history, a walk-off home run is subject to a video review. After pinch-hitter Matt Diaz hits a two-run homer off the Marlins’ Leo Nunez in the 9th to tie the score and cap a comeback from a 6 – 1 deficit, the Braves’ Brian McCann hits a ball to deep right that bounces back onto the field. The umpires initially rule it a double, and McCann is standing at second base when the umpires step out to look at the replay; when it shows that the ball hit above the fence, he can trot home, where he is mugged by celebrating teammates.

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Cole Hamels pitches 8 scoreless innings as the Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Padres in San Diego with a 5 – 0 win. It is Hamels’ first win in 9 starts, even though he has put up a 2.83 ERA during the stretch. The Padres have now lost four in a row for the first time this year, but still lead San Francisco by 5 games in the NL West. That lead will quickly evaporate, though.

Cole Hamels pitches 8 scoreless innings as the Phillies complete a three-game sweep of the Padres in San Diego with a 5 – 0 win. It is Hamels’ first win in 9 starts, even though he has put up a 2.83 ERA during the stretch. The Padres have now lost four in a row for the first time this year, but still lead San Francisco by 5 games in the NL West. That lead will quickly evaporate, though.

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After initially ruling Brian McCann’s drive a double, the umpires take only 86 seconds to overturn the call, making it the first time in baseball history a game ends with a walk-off home run thanks to a video review of a play. The backstop’s ninth-inning round-tripper, which clearly bounced off the top of the outfield wall and struck a second barrier, gives the Braves a 7-6 comeback victory over Florida.

After initially ruling Brian McCann’s drive a double, the umpires take only 86 seconds to overturn the call, making it the first time in baseball history a game ends with a walk-off home run thanks to a video review of a play. The backstop’s ninth-inning round-tripper, which clearly bounced off the top of the outfield wall and struck a second barrier, gives the Braves a 7-6 comeback victory over Florida.

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Nationals manager Jim Riggleman benches Nyjer Morgan for the ‘unprofessional’ play of his outfielder during yesterday’s 14-5 victory over St. Louis. The center fielder had bowled over and severely injured Bryan Anderson at home plate in the bottom of the eighth inning even though the Cardinal catcher didn’t have the ball, and when he neglected to touch home plate is called out on the play.

Nationals manager Jim Riggleman benches Nyjer Morgan for the ‘unprofessional’ play of his outfielder during yesterday’s 14-5 victory over St. Louis. The center fielder had bowled over and severely injured Bryan Anderson at home plate in the bottom of the eighth inning even though the Cardinal catcher didn’t have the ball, and when he neglected to touch home plate is called out on the play.

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The Saraperos de Saltillo win the 2009 Mexican League title. They take the finals, 4 games to 2, over the Tigres de Quintana Roo, for Saltillo’s first pennant in 29 years. In Game 6, eight Saltillo players score in a 14 – 1 romp, with Noe Munoz (4 runs) and Hernando Arredondo (4 hits) leading the charge. 39-year-old Rafael Diaz goes the distance for his second win of the series, earning him MVP honors.

The Saraperos de Saltillo win the 2009 Mexican League title. They take the finals, 4 games to 2, over the Tigres de Quintana Roo, for Saltillo’s first pennant in 29 years. In Game 6, eight Saltillo players score in a 14 – 1 romp, with Noe Munoz (4 runs) and Hernando Arredondo (4 hits) leading the charge. 39-year-old Rafael Diaz goes the distance for his second win of the series, earning him MVP honors.

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DOOR Neptunus wins the 2009 Holland Series, 3 games to 1, topping the Konica Minolta Pioniers, 5 – 4, in the finale. Benjamin Dille scores six runs in the Series and reaches base nine times to win MVP honors. It is Neptunus’s 12th Hoofdklasse title, tying the all-time record held for decades by Haarlem Nicols.

DOOR Neptunus wins the 2009 Holland Series, 3 games to 1, topping the Konica Minolta Pioniers, 5 – 4, in the finale. Benjamin Dille scores six runs in the Series and reaches base nine times to win MVP honors. It is Neptunus’s 12th Hoofdklasse title, tying the all-time record held for decades by Haarlem Nicols.

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2008 – With a month still to play, the Tampa Bay Rays clinch the first winning record in franchise history, going to 82-51 with a 14 – 3 rout of the Orioles. Ben Zobrist hits a grand slam and Cliff Floyd drives in five while Scott Kazmir gets the historic victory.

2008 – With a month still to play, the Tampa Bay Rays clinch the first winning record in franchise history, going to 82-51 with a 14 – 3 rout of the Orioles. Ben Zobrist hits a grand slam and Cliff Floyd drives in five while Scott Kazmir gets the historic victory.

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With a 14-3 victory over the Orioles, the Rays are assured of their first winning season in the 11 year-old history of the franchise. Tampa Bay, presently in first place with an 82-51 record, had never won more than 70 games in a season.

With a 14-3 victory over the Orioles, the Rays are assured of their first winning season in the 11 year-old history of the franchise. Tampa Bay, presently in first place with an 82-51 record, had never won more than 70 games in a season.

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With Bobby Abreu at bat and Derek Jeter on second base during the bottom of the second inning at Yankee Stadium, visiting Red Sox manager Terry Francona is told to go to the dugout tunnel to show compliance with baseball’s dress code. The Boston skipper, who is known not to wear his uniform jersey underneath his pullover, is upset with the timing of ‘Shirtgate’ because the inspection takes place as the game is being played.

With Bobby Abreu at bat and Derek Jeter on second base during the bottom of the second inning at Yankee Stadium, visiting Red Sox manager Terry Francona is told to go to the dugout tunnel to show compliance with baseball’s dress code. The Boston skipper, who is known not to wear his uniform jersey underneath his pullover, is upset with the timing of ‘Shirtgate’ because the inspection takes place as the game is being played.

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Roy Oswalt and the Astros reach agreement on a $73 million contract extension, keeping the two-time 20-game winner in Houston for the next five years. The deal, the largest multi-season deal in franchise history, is signed on the right-hander’s 29th birthday.

Roy Oswalt and the Astros reach agreement on a $73 million contract extension, keeping the two-time 20-game winner in Houston for the next five years. The deal, the largest multi-season deal in franchise history, is signed on the right-hander’s 29th birthday.

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In a pregame ceremony at Coors Field, the Rockies unveil a five-sided commemorative plaque which will be placed in the parking lot at the exact spot where home plate was located at Mile High Stadium. Although the team played just two seasons at the old ballpark before it was torn down to make room to park cars, the structure, built in 1948, served as the home for the popular minor league Denver Bears, the precursor to a major league team arriving in 1993.

In a pregame ceremony at Coors Field, the Rockies unveil a five-sided commemorative plaque which will be placed in the parking lot at the exact spot where home plate was located at Mile High Stadium. Although the team played just two seasons at the old ballpark before it was torn down to make room to park cars, the structure, built in 1948, served as the home for the popular minor league Denver Bears, the precursor to a major league team arriving in 1993.

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Roy Oswalt and the Astros reach agreement on a $73 million contract extension, keeping the two-time 20-game winner in Houston for the next five years. The deal, the largest multi-season deal in franchise history, is signed on the right-hander’s 29th birthday.

Roy Oswalt and the Astros reach agreement on a $73 million contract extension, keeping the two-time 20-game winner in Houston for the next five years. The deal, the largest multi-season deal in franchise history, is signed on the right-hander’s 29th birthday.

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With his two homers (726, 727) in a 13-8 losing effort to the Braves at Miller Park, Giants slugger Barry Bonds passes Sammy Sosa into second place with 69 career multi-homer games. Babe Ruth hit two or more homers on 72 occasions during his 22-year career in the majors.

With his two homers (726, 727) in a 13-8 losing effort to the Braves at Miller Park, Giants slugger Barry Bonds passes Sammy Sosa into second place with 69 career multi-homer games. Babe Ruth hit two or more homers on 72 occasions during his 22-year career in the majors.

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The Astros center fielder Willy Taveras’ consecutive game hitting streak is stopped at 30, establishing a new franchise record. The 24 year-old Houston leadoff hitter, who is plunked twice by Brewer starter Tomo Ohka, goes 0-for-3 in the team’s 10-3 victory at Minute Maid Park.

The Astros center fielder Willy Taveras’ consecutive game hitting streak is stopped at 30, establishing a new franchise record. The 24 year-old Houston leadoff hitter, who is plunked twice by Brewer starter Tomo Ohka, goes 0-for-3 in the team’s 10-3 victory at Minute Maid Park.

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At Toronto’s SkyDome, Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek joins former players George Bell, Joe Carter, Tony Fernandez, Dave Stieb, and former manager Cito Gaston and former general manager Pat Gillick as the seventh member of the club’s Level of Excellence. The recipient of the team’s highest award for individual achievement, which comes as an emotional surprise for the play-by-play announcer, called 4,306 consecutive regular season games, and another 41 during the postseason during the first 27 1/2 seasons of the franchise’s existence.

At Toronto’s SkyDome, Blue Jays broadcaster Tom Cheek joins former players George Bell, Joe Carter, Tony Fernandez, Dave Stieb, and former manager Cito Gaston and former general manager Pat Gillick as the seventh member of the club’s Level of Excellence. The recipient of the team’s highest award for individual achievement, which comes as an emotional surprise for the play-by-play announcer, called 4,306 consecutive regular season games, and another 41 during the postseason during the first 27 1/2 seasons of the franchise’s existence.

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In the eighth inning of the Cardinals’ 4-0 victory over the Bucs, Albert Pujols drives in a run with a solo shot at PNC Park, his 40th home run this season, to become only the fourth player to start a major league career with four consecutive seasons with at least 100 RBIs. The 24 year-old St. Louis first baseman joins Hall of Famers Al Simmons, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted Williams in accomplishing the feat.

In the eighth inning of the Cardinals’ 4-0 victory over the Bucs, Albert Pujols drives in a run with a solo shot at PNC Park, his 40th home run this season, to become only the fourth player to start a major league career with four consecutive seasons with at least 100 RBIs. The 24 year-old St. Louis first baseman joins Hall of Famers Al Simmons, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted Williams in accomplishing the feat.

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To show their displeasure about tomorrow’s impending strike, fans at the Devil Rays-Angels game begin throwing foul balls back onto the field at Edison Field and over 100 people are ejected for throwing trash. New words are added to the traditional 7th-inning rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” as many of the fans in attendance begin to chant, “Don’t strike! Don’t strike! Don’t strike!”.

To show their displeasure about tomorrow’s impending strike, fans at the Devil Rays-Angels game begin throwing foul balls back onto the field at Edison Field and over 100 people are ejected for throwing trash. New words are added to the traditional 7th-inning rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” as many of the fans in attendance begin to chant, “Don’t strike! Don’t strike! Don’t strike!”.

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To show their displeasure about tomorrow’s impending strike, fans at the Devil Ray-Angel game begin throwing foul balls back onto the field at Edison Field, and over 100 people are ejected for throwing trash. New words are added to the traditional seventh-inning rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” as many of the fans in attendance begin to chant, “Don’t strike! Don’t strike! Don’t strike!”.

To show their displeasure about tomorrow’s impending strike, fans at the Devil Ray-Angel game begin throwing foul balls back onto the field at Edison Field, and over 100 people are ejected for throwing trash. New words are added to the traditional seventh-inning rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” as many of the fans in attendance begin to chant, “Don’t strike! Don’t strike! Don’t strike!”.

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The International Olympic Committee votes to drop baseball from the Olympics and replace it with golf. The reason is that the competition does not draw the best players, since Major League Baseball does not release its players to play.

The International Olympic Committee votes to drop baseball from the Olympics and replace it with golf. The reason is that the competition does not draw the best players, since Major League Baseball does not release its players to play.

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At Milwaukee’s Miller Park, Mark Bellhorn becomes the first National Leaguer and joins Carlos Baerga as the only other switch-hitter to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning. The Cub infielder connects off southpaw Andrew Lorraine to start Chicago’s 10-run 4th-inning and then goes deep again with a three-run homer with two outs off Jose Cabrera.

At Milwaukee’s Miller Park, Mark Bellhorn becomes the first National Leaguer and joins Carlos Baerga as the only other switch-hitter to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning. The Cub infielder connects off southpaw Andrew Lorraine to start Chicago’s 10-run 4th-inning and then goes deep again with a three-run homer with two outs off Jose Cabrera.

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Mark Bellhorn becomes the first National Leaguer and joins Carlos Baerga as the only other switch-hitter to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning. The Cub infielder connects off southpaw Andrew Lorraine to start Chicago’s 10-run fourth-frame and then goes deep again with a three-run homer with two outs off Jose Cabrera in the team’s eventual 13-10 victory over the Brewers at Milwaukee’s Miller Park.

Mark Bellhorn becomes the first National Leaguer and joins Carlos Baerga as the only other switch-hitter to homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning. The Cub infielder connects off southpaw Andrew Lorraine to start Chicago’s 10-run fourth-frame and then goes deep again with a three-run homer with two outs off Jose Cabrera in the team’s eventual 13-10 victory over the Brewers at Milwaukee’s Miller Park.

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The Cardinals down the Padres, 16 – 14, in the highest-scoring game of the season. St. Louis scores nine runs off Bobby Jones in the 2nd inning, while Ryan Klesko goes 5 for 6 for San Diego, with two home runs, two doubles, and five RBIs. One of the homers travels an estimated 472 feet, the longest by an opposing player at Busch Stadium since figures were recorded in 1988. The Cardinals score two runs on a strikeout when runners, who are breaking from first and second, score after pinch-hitter Bobby Bonilla strikes out throwing his bat down the third-base line, causing Cardinal third baseman Phil Nevin to duck to avoid being hit by the flying lumber. At the same time, catcher Ben Davis’s throw, attempting to cut down the runner at an unmanned third base, goes into left field which allows Edgar Renteria to score from second while Eli Marrero also tallies from first as left fielder Rickey Henderson misplays the ball.

The Cardinals down the Padres, 16 – 14, in the highest-scoring game of the season. St. Louis scores nine runs off Bobby Jones in the 2nd inning, while Ryan Klesko goes 5 for 6 for San Diego, with two home runs, two doubles, and five RBIs. One of the homers travels an estimated 472 feet, the longest by an opposing player at Busch Stadium since figures were recorded in 1988. The Cardinals score two runs on a strikeout when runners, who are breaking from first and second, score after pinch-hitter Bobby Bonilla strikes out throwing his bat down the third-base line, causing Cardinal third baseman Phil Nevin to duck to avoid being hit by the flying lumber. At the same time, catcher Ben Davis’s throw, attempting to cut down the runner at an unmanned third base, goes into left field which allows Edgar Renteria to score from second while Eli Marrero also tallies from first as left fielder Rickey Henderson misplays the ball.

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On a night when every player in the Astros’ starting lineup gets a hit, reserve catcher Tony Eusebio’s hitting streak ends at 24 games, a franchise record. The backup backstop’s accomplishment is the fifth longest by a big league catcher since 1900.

On a night when every player in the Astros’ starting lineup gets a hit, reserve catcher Tony Eusebio’s hitting streak ends at 24 games, a franchise record. The backup backstop’s accomplishment is the fifth longest by a big league catcher since 1900.

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Darin Erstad, going 3-for-5, gets his 200th hit of the season in the Angels’ 9-4 comeback victory over the Blue Jays at Edison Field. The Anaheim DH reaches the 200-hit plateau quicker than any other player since Cardinal outfielder Ducky Medwick, who accomplished the feat in 1935 playing in 131 games.

Darin Erstad, going 3-for-5, gets his 200th hit of the season in the Angels’ 9-4 comeback victory over the Blue Jays at Edison Field. The Anaheim DH reaches the 200-hit plateau quicker than any other player since Cardinal outfielder Ducky Medwick, who accomplished the feat in 1935 playing in 131 games.

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When the Braves come to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning trailing the Reds, 4-2, a power spike causes most of the lights to go out at Turner Field, causing a 12-minute delay. The Atlanta crowd is treated to a rendition of the song, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” waiting for play to resume.

When the Braves come to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning trailing the Reds, 4-2, a power spike causes most of the lights to go out at Turner Field, causing a 12-minute delay. The Atlanta crowd is treated to a rendition of the song, “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” waiting for play to resume.

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The Red Sox defeat the Devil Rays, 8 – 0, as Pedro Martinez hurls a one-hitter. Martinez takes a no-hitter into the 9th inning before John Flaherty leads off with a single. Martinez retires 24 in a row after hitting the game’s first batter. Eight Devil Rays are ejected during the course of the game, including manager Larry Rothschild and two coaches.

The Red Sox defeat the Devil Rays, 8 – 0, as Pedro Martinez hurls a one-hitter. Martinez takes a no-hitter into the 9th inning before John Flaherty leads off with a single. Martinez retires 24 in a row after hitting the game’s first batter. Eight Devil Rays are ejected during the course of the game, including manager Larry Rothschild and two coaches.

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