Tag: August 3

1989 – Cincinnati explodes for 14 runs in the first inning en route to an 18-2 massacre of the Astros. The Reds set three major league records and tie two more. Jim Clancy and Bob Forsch each allow seven tallies in the opening frame. Forsch surrenders a club-record 18 hits in his seven innings, including nine consecutive hits in the first inning. Houston hurlers surrender a team-record 26 hits. 

1989 – Cincinnati explodes for 14 runs in the first inning en route to an 18-2 massacre of the Astros. The Reds set three major league records and tie two more. Jim Clancy and Bob Forsch each allow seven tallies in the opening frame. Forsch surrenders a club-record 18 hits in his seven innings, including nine consecutive hits in the first inning. Houston hurlers surrender a team-record 26 hits. 

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1983 – Nolan Ryan hurls a one-hitter at San Diego, 1-0. A roller by Tim Flannery in the third is the lone blemish. Terry Puhl reaches on an infield hit in the first and scores on a triple by Dickie Thon. Ryan makes that stand up while striking out ten. 

1983 – Nolan Ryan hurls a one-hitter at San Diego, 1-0. A roller by Tim Flannery in the third is the lone blemish. Terry Puhl reaches on an infield hit in the first and scores on a triple by Dickie Thon. Ryan makes that stand up while striking out ten. 

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1962 – Carl Warwick ‘s four hits pace the Colts past St. Louis, 8-3. He cracks a two-run double off Bob Gibson in the first then adds a two-run bomb in the third. Ken Johnson earns the victory, supported by 15 Houston hits.

1962 – Carl Warwick ‘s four hits pace the Colts past St. Louis, 8-3. He cracks a two-run double off Bob Gibson in the first then adds a two-run bomb in the third. Ken Johnson earns the victory, supported by 15 Houston hits.

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2011 – After deadline trades send Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn away for prospects, the rebuilding Astros take 2-of-3 from Cincinnati, including a 5-4 victory that is the first major league win for 20-year-old Jordan Lyles. Outfielder J.D. Martinez, called up from AA less than a week before, smashes a homer and double to drive in four. 21-year-old Jose Altuve and 22-year-old Jimmy Paredes add two hits apiece. 

2011 – After deadline trades send Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn away for prospects, the rebuilding Astros take 2-of-3 from Cincinnati, including a 5-4 victory that is the first major league win for 20-year-old Jordan Lyles. Outfielder J.D. Martinez, called up from AA less than a week before, smashes a homer and double to drive in four. 21-year-old Jose Altuve and 22-year-old Jimmy Paredes add two hits apiece. 

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2010 – Angel Sanchez delivers four hits and six RBIs  as the Astros erupt for an 18-4 mauling in St. Louis on 22 hits. Everyone in the starting lineup had at least one hit. Carlos Lee and Pedro Feliz contributed three hits each. Bud Norris coasted to the win. The seven-game winning streak has pushed the surging Astros into fourth place in the division. 

2010 – Angel Sanchez delivers four hits and six RBIs  as the Astros erupt for an 18-4 mauling in St. Louis on 22 hits. Everyone in the starting lineup had at least one hit. Carlos Lee and Pedro Feliz contributed three hits each. Bud Norris coasted to the win. The seven-game winning streak has pushed the surging Astros into fourth place in the division. 

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A joint meeting held in Chicago, that was foreseen as a formality, turns into a four-hour fierce debate when American League and National League owners strongly disagree on implementing divisional play for next season. The AL owners had unanimously agreed to the plan earlier in the day, but Senior Circuit brass makes it perfectly clear they believe their league will oppose any effort by the American League to implement the plan by itself, citing the possibility that an AL division winner could be a fourth-place club (under the present standings) that would play a first-place team in the World Series.

A joint meeting held in Chicago, that was foreseen as a formality, turns into a four-hour fierce debate when American League and National League owners strongly disagree on implementing divisional play for next season. The AL owners had unanimously agreed to the plan earlier in the day, but Senior Circuit brass makes it perfectly clear they believe their league will oppose any effort by the American League to implement the plan by itself, citing the possibility that an AL division winner could be a fourth-place club (under the present standings) that would play a first-place team in the World Series.

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A pair of 9th-inning homers off closer Wade Davis lead the Diamondbacks to a 10 – 8 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Paul Goldschmidt connects for his third long ball of the game with one out, and J.D. Martinezfollows with another dinger. Goldschmidt has 6 RBIs on the day, and his performance is almost matched by Cubs C Willson Contreras, who also drives in 6, but with only two home runs. The back-and-forth game starts 90 minutes late because of rain and is interrupted twice, for 35 minutes in the 2nd and another 30 minutes in the 9th.

A pair of 9th-inning homers off closer Wade Davis lead the Diamondbacks to a 10 – 8 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Paul Goldschmidt connects for his third long ball of the game with one out, and J.D. Martinezfollows with another dinger. Goldschmidt has 6 RBIs on the day, and his performance is almost matched by Cubs C Willson Contreras, who also drives in 6, but with only two home runs. The back-and-forth game starts 90 minutes late because of rain and is interrupted twice, for 35 minutes in the 2nd and another 30 minutes in the 9th.

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At a press conference on the eve of the Rio de Janeiro games, the International Olympic Committee announces that men’s baseball and women’s softball will return to the Olympics at the 2020 games to be held in Tokyo, ending a 12-year run since the sports’ last appearance, at the 2008 Olympics. A new provision that allows host cities to include additional sports in the official medals program paves the way for baseball’s return, alongside newer events such as skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing.

At a press conference on the eve of the Rio de Janeiro games, the International Olympic Committee announces that men’s baseball and women’s softball will return to the Olympics at the 2020 games to be held in Tokyo, ending a 12-year run since the sports’ last appearance, at the 2008 Olympics. A new provision that allows host cities to include additional sports in the official medals program paves the way for baseball’s return, alongside newer events such as skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing.

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Mike Hessman of the Toledo Mud Hens hits his 433rd home run in the minor leagues, passing Buzz Arlett for most all-time in the U.S.-based minors; four players whose careers were largely in Mexico have hit more. Among these, Hector Espino remains the all-time leader with 484.

Mike Hessman of the Toledo Mud Hens hits his 433rd home run in the minor leagues, passing Buzz Arlett for most all-time in the U.S.-based minors; four players whose careers were largely in Mexico have hit more. Among these, Hector Espino remains the all-time leader with 484.

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Mike Hessman breaks the minor league baseball home run record with the 433rd round-tripper of his nearly 19-year career, a grand slam against the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs in the Mudhens’ 10-8 extra-inning International League (AAA) loss at Toledo’s Fifth Third Field. The 37 year-old first baseman, who played parts of five seasons with the Braves, Tigers, and Mets, surpasses Buzz Arlett, who established the mark in 1936 while playing for the Minneapolis Millers.

Mike Hessman breaks the minor league baseball home run record with the 433rd round-tripper of his nearly 19-year career, a grand slam against the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs in the Mudhens’ 10-8 extra-inning International League (AAA) loss at Toledo’s Fifth Third Field. The 37 year-old first baseman, who played parts of five seasons with the Braves, Tigers, and Mets, surpasses Buzz Arlett, who established the mark in 1936 while playing for the Minneapolis Millers.

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Adrian Beltre becomes only the fourth player in baseball history to hit for the cycle three times, and the first to accomplish the feat since 1933, when Babe Herman collected four different hits for the Cubs. The Rangers third baseman, who also joins Bob Meusel (1928) and John Reilly (1890), completed the task with a fifth-inning home run in the team’s 12-9 victory over Houston.

Adrian Beltre becomes only the fourth player in baseball history to hit for the cycle three times, and the first to accomplish the feat since 1933, when Babe Herman collected four different hits for the Cubs. The Rangers third baseman, who also joins Bob Meusel (1928) and John Reilly (1890), completed the task with a fifth-inning home run in the team’s 12-9 victory over Houston.

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Mike Hessman breaks the minor league baseball home run record with the 433rd round-tripper of his nearly 19-year career, a grand slam against the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs in the Mudhens’ 10-8 extra-inning International League (AAA) loss at Toledo’s Fifth Third Field. The 37 year-old first baseman, who played parts of five seasons with the Braves, Tigers, and Mets, surpasses Buzz Arlett, who established the mark in 1936 while playing for the Minneapolis Millers.

Mike Hessman breaks the minor league baseball home run record with the 433rd round-tripper of his nearly 19-year career, a grand slam against the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs in the Mudhens’ 10-8 extra-inning International League (AAA) loss at Toledo’s Fifth Third Field. The 37 year-old first baseman, who played parts of five seasons with the Braves, Tigers, and Mets, surpasses Buzz Arlett, who established the mark in 1936 while playing for the Minneapolis Millers.

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Adrian Beltre becomes only the fourth player in baseball history to hit for the cycle three times, and the first to accomplish the feat since 1933, when Babe Herman collected four different hits for the Cubs. The Rangers third baseman, who also joins Bob Meusel (1928) and John Reilly (1890), completed the task with a fifth-inning home run in the team’s 12-9 victory over Houston.

Adrian Beltre becomes only the fourth player in baseball history to hit for the cycle three times, and the first to accomplish the feat since 1933, when Babe Herman collected four different hits for the Cubs. The Rangers third baseman, who also joins Bob Meusel (1928) and John Reilly (1890), completed the task with a fifth-inning home run in the team’s 12-9 victory over Houston.

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Adrian Beltre hits for the cycle for the third time in his career when he gets all four hits by the end of the 5th inning in the Rangers’ 12 – 9 win over the Astros. The last player to hit three cycles was Babe Herman, who hit his third in 1933; Bob Meusel and John Reilly are the only other members of this exclusive club.

Adrian Beltre hits for the cycle for the third time in his career when he gets all four hits by the end of the 5th inning in the Rangers’ 12 – 9 win over the Astros. The last player to hit three cycles was Babe Herman, who hit his third in 1933; Bob Meusel and John Reilly are the only other members of this exclusive club.

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Max Scherzer becomes only the third pitcher in the last 44 years to begin the season with a 16-1 record, when he gets the win in the Tigers’ 3-0 victory over the White Sox at Comerica Park. Detroit’s 29 year-old right-hander joins Roger Clemens (2001 Yankees) and Dave McNally (1966 Orioles) in getting off to a historically fast start.

Max Scherzer becomes only the third pitcher in the last 44 years to begin the season with a 16-1 record, when he gets the win in the Tigers’ 3-0 victory over the White Sox at Comerica Park. Detroit’s 29 year-old right-hander joins Roger Clemens (2001 Yankees) and Dave McNally (1966 Orioles) in getting off to a historically fast start.

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Max Scherzer becomes only the third pitcher in the last 44 years to begin the season with a 16-1 record, when he gets the win in the Tigers’ 3-0 victory over the White Sox at Comerica Park. Detroit’s 29 year-old right-hander joins Roger Clemens (2001 Yankees) and Dave McNally (1966 Orioles) in getting off to a historically fast start.

Max Scherzer becomes only the third pitcher in the last 44 years to begin the season with a 16-1 record, when he gets the win in the Tigers’ 3-0 victory over the White Sox at Comerica Park. Detroit’s 29 year-old right-hander joins Roger Clemens (2001 Yankees) and Dave McNally (1966 Orioles) in getting off to a historically fast start.

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The first-place Dodgers set a franchise record, winning their 13th consecutive game on the road with their 3-0 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. The Giants established the National League mark in 1916 when the team won 17 straight games away from the Polo Grounds.

The first-place Dodgers set a franchise record, winning their 13th consecutive game on the road with their 3-0 victory over the Cubs in Chicago. The Giants established the National League mark in 1916 when the team won 17 straight games away from the Polo Grounds.

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In the span of about an hour, the Upton brothers go deep to both record their 100th career home run on the same night in different ball parks when Diamondback outfielder Justin goes yard off Kyle Kendrick at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, and older sibling B.J., playing center field, hits a Tropicana Field round-tripper for the Rays off Baltimore’s Tommy Hunter. On July 20th, the boys from Norfolk, Virginia also hit their 99th homers on same day.

In the span of about an hour, the Upton brothers go deep to both record their 100th career home run on the same night in different ball parks when Diamondback outfielder Justin goes yard off Kyle Kendrick at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, and older sibling B.J., playing center field, hits a Tropicana Field round-tripper for the Rays off Baltimore’s Tommy Hunter. On July 20th, the boys from Norfolk, Virginia also hit their 99th homers on same day.

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In the span of about an hour, the Upton brothers go deep to both record their 100th career home run on the same night in different ball parks when Diamondback outfielder Justin goes yard off Kyle Kendrick at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, and older sibling B.J., playing center field, hits a Tropicana Field round-tripper for the Rays off Baltimore’s Tommy Hunter. On July 20th, the boys from Norfolk, Virginia also hit their 99th homers on same day.

In the span of about an hour, the Upton brothers go deep to both record their 100th career home run on the same night in different ball parks when Diamondback outfielder Justin goes yard off Kyle Kendrick at Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, and older sibling B.J., playing center field, hits a Tropicana Field round-tripper for the Rays off Baltimore’s Tommy Hunter. On July 20th, the boys from Norfolk, Virginia also hit their 99th homers on same day.

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Both Upton brothers hit their 100th career homers today. Justin Upton hits his in the 2nd inning of Arizona’s 4 – 2 win over Philadelphia, while B.J. Upton joins him an hour later when he connects against Baltimore in the 4th inning, leading the Rays to a 2 – 0 win.

Both Upton brothers hit their 100th career homers today. Justin Upton hits his in the 2nd inning of Arizona’s 4 – 2 win over Philadelphia, while B.J. Upton joins him an hour later when he connects against Baltimore in the 4th inning, leading the Rays to a 2 – 0 win.

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The trading deadline may be past, but a few more deals get done today. The Nationals acquire C Kurt Suzuki from Oakland for David Freitas, the Dodgers claim P Joe Blanton off waivers from Philadelphia, and the A’s purchase P Pat Neshek from Baltimore.

The trading deadline may be past, but a few more deals get done today. The Nationals acquire C Kurt Suzuki from Oakland for David Freitas, the Dodgers claim P Joe Blanton off waivers from Philadelphia, and the A’s purchase P Pat Neshek from Baltimore.

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The Jamestown (New York) Jammers wear special game jerseys during their NY-Penn League game against Tri-City to commemorate Lucy Ball’s 100th birthday and in conjunction with the Festival of Comedy being held in her honor in Jamestown this week. The uniform tops, which feature Lucy and Desi on the front and Lucy’s 100th birthday celebration logo on the back, will be auctioned off later to benefit the Lucy-Desi Center, and the winners can have the jersey autographed by the player who wore it, if so desired.

The Jamestown (New York) Jammers wear special game jerseys during their NY-Penn League game against Tri-City to commemorate Lucy Ball’s 100th birthday and in conjunction with the Festival of Comedy being held in her honor in Jamestown this week. The uniform tops, which feature Lucy and Desi on the front and Lucy’s 100th birthday celebration logo on the back, will be auctioned off later to benefit the Lucy-Desi Center, and the winners can have the jersey autographed by the player who wore it, if so desired.

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The Jamestown (New York) Jammers wear special game jerseys during their NY-Penn League game against Tri-City to commemorate Lucy Ball’s 100th birthday and in conjunction with the Festival of Comedy being held in her honor in Jamestown this week. The uniform tops, which feature Lucy and Desi on the front and Lucy’s 100th birthday celebration logo on the back, will be auctioned off later to benefit the Lucy-Desi Center, and the winners can have the jersey autographed by the player who wore it, if so desired.

The Jamestown (New York) Jammers wear special game jerseys during their NY-Penn League game against Tri-City to commemorate Lucy Ball’s 100th birthday and in conjunction with the Festival of Comedy being held in her honor in Jamestown this week. The uniform tops, which feature Lucy and Desi on the front and Lucy’s 100th birthday celebration logo on the back, will be auctioned off later to benefit the Lucy-Desi Center, and the winners can have the jersey autographed by the player who wore it, if so desired.

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After driving in the winning run yesterday, Jacoby Ellsbury, who never had a walk-off hit, does it in consecutive contests when he blasts a two-out ninth inning homer, giving the Red Sox another dramatic victory over Cleveland. The center fielder becomes the first Red Sox player with game-ending hits on consecutive days in the regular season since Butch Hobson accomplished the feat in 1978.

After driving in the winning run yesterday, Jacoby Ellsbury, who never had a walk-off hit, does it in consecutive contests when he blasts a two-out ninth inning homer, giving the Red Sox another dramatic victory over Cleveland. The center fielder becomes the first Red Sox player with game-ending hits on consecutive days in the regular season since Butch Hobson accomplished the feat in 1978.

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Dan Uggla extends his hitting streak to 25 games with a single and three-run homer in Atlanta’s 6 – 4 win over Washington. Batting just .173 on July 4th, Uggla has been scorching during the streak, raising his batting average 42 points while hitting 11 homers and driving in 23 runs.

Dan Uggla extends his hitting streak to 25 games with a single and three-run homer in Atlanta’s 6 – 4 win over Washington. Batting just .173 on July 4th, Uggla has been scorching during the streak, raising his batting average 42 points while hitting 11 homers and driving in 23 runs.

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With tempers running high in Milwaukee, Casey McGehee has a three-homer day for the Brewers as they beat the Cardinals, 10 – 5. The Cards let newly-acquired Edwin Jackson take a beating, as he gives up 10 runs and 14 hits in 7 innings in order to give his team’s bullpen a breather.

With tempers running high in Milwaukee, Casey McGehee has a three-homer day for the Brewers as they beat the Cardinals, 10 – 5. The Cards let newly-acquired Edwin Jackson take a beating, as he gives up 10 runs and 14 hits in 7 innings in order to give his team’s bullpen a breather.

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The Yankees jump to a 13 – 1 lead over Chicago in the first three innings, chasing Gavin Floyd early, but A.J. Burnett can’t make it through five innings, departing after one out in the 5th, having allowed his team’s lead to narrow to 13 – 7. Cory Wade steps in to shut down the Sox and pick up the win, with the Yankees running the final score to 18 – 7 with some late scoring. Robinson Cano hits a three-run homer in the 1st to set the tone, and Eric Chavez has a two-run shot in the 3rd, his first as a Yankee.

The Yankees jump to a 13 – 1 lead over Chicago in the first three innings, chasing Gavin Floyd early, but A.J. Burnett can’t make it through five innings, departing after one out in the 5th, having allowed his team’s lead to narrow to 13 – 7. Cory Wade steps in to shut down the Sox and pick up the win, with the Yankees running the final score to 18 – 7 with some late scoring. Robinson Cano hits a three-run homer in the 1st to set the tone, and Eric Chavez has a two-run shot in the 3rd, his first as a Yankee.

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Toronto keeps banging out homers by the bushel, hitting four more in today’s 8 – 2 win over the Yankees at New Yankee Stadium. Aaron Hill, Vernon Wells, Travis Snider and José Bautista connect for the Jays. Starter Ricky Romero gives up a two-run shot to Mark Teixeira in the 1st, then limits the Bronx Bombers to an infield single the rest of the way to take the win with a complete game two-hitter. The Jays have now hit a major league-leading 167 home runs.

Toronto keeps banging out homers by the bushel, hitting four more in today’s 8 – 2 win over the Yankees at New Yankee Stadium. Aaron Hill, Vernon Wells, Travis Snider and José Bautista connect for the Jays. Starter Ricky Romero gives up a two-run shot to Mark Teixeira in the 1st, then limits the Bronx Bombers to an infield single the rest of the way to take the win with a complete game two-hitter. The Jays have now hit a major league-leading 167 home runs.

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Meanwhile, the Rays take sole possession of first place in the AL East with a 6 – 4 win over Minnesota. Sean Rodriguez and B.J. Upton both hit three-run homers, while Jeff Niemann notches his 10th win, the fourth Rays starter to reach the mark already this year.

Meanwhile, the Rays take sole possession of first place in the AL East with a 6 – 4 win over Minnesota. Sean Rodriguez and B.J. Upton both hit three-run homers, while Jeff Niemann notches his 10th win, the fourth Rays starter to reach the mark already this year.

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Two of the top first basemen in th majors go on the disabled list today: the Phillies’ Ryan Howard is the victim of a sprained ankle, while Boston’s Kevin Youkilis has a thumb injury. Also going on the DL are Cleveland C Carlos Santana and DH Travis Hafner, who have respectively a sprained knee suffered in a collision at home plate, and inflammation in the shoulder.

Two of the top first basemen in th majors go on the disabled list today: the Phillies’ Ryan Howard is the victim of a sprained ankle, while Boston’s Kevin Youkilis has a thumb injury. Also going on the DL are Cleveland C Carlos Santana and DH Travis Hafner, who have respectively a sprained knee suffered in a collision at home plate, and inflammation in the shoulder.

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The Royals and Athletics are involved in a strange play tonight. With the Royals’ Mitch Maier on third and Yunieski Betancourt on first base with none out in the 7th, Gregor Blanco lays a bunt down the third base line. C Kurt Suzuki fields it and catches Maier in a rundown between third and home. When P Jerry Blevins runs Maier back to the third sack, Betancourt is already standing there. Blevins tags both runners and umpire Bill Hohn calls Betancourt out for being on an occupied base, while Blanco advances to second. However, the umpires then confer, and crew chief Gary Darling rules Maier out for stepping off the bag after being tagged, thus abandoning his effort, making Betancourt’s presence on the bag legal. A’s manager Bob Geren comes out to argue that both runners should then be out and when he insists too much, he is ejected. In the end, the unusual play doesn’t figure in the final score as the Royals win, 3 – 2.

The Royals and Athletics are involved in a strange play tonight. With the Royals’ Mitch Maier on third and Yunieski Betancourt on first base with none out in the 7th, Gregor Blanco lays a bunt down the third base line. C Kurt Suzuki fields it and catches Maier in a rundown between third and home. When P Jerry Blevins runs Maier back to the third sack, Betancourt is already standing there. Blevins tags both runners and umpire Bill Hohn calls Betancourt out for being on an occupied base, while Blanco advances to second. However, the umpires then confer, and crew chief Gary Darling rules Maier out for stepping off the bag after being tagged, thus abandoning his effort, making Betancourt’s presence on the bag legal. A’s manager Bob Geren comes out to argue that both runners should then be out and when he insists too much, he is ejected. In the end, the unusual play doesn’t figure in the final score as the Royals win, 3 – 2.

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For the second consecutive game, the Brewers score 18 runs against the Cards, winning, 18 – 4. IF Aaron Miles makes the fourth pitching appearance of his career, tossing a scoreless 9th inning for St. Louis; he is their only pitcher not to allow any runs over the past two days.

For the second consecutive game, the Brewers score 18 runs against the Cards, winning, 18 – 4. IF Aaron Miles makes the fourth pitching appearance of his career, tossing a scoreless 9th inning for St. Louis; he is their only pitcher not to allow any runs over the past two days.

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Justin Verlander of the Tigers gives up 5 runs to the Orioles in the 1st inning, before settling down. Brian Roberts leads off the game with a home run, and four more runs score before the second out is recorded. Detroit scores three in the bottom of the inning, on doubles by Placido Polanco and Miguel Cabrera, who then homers to tie the game in the 5th. With two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Clete Thomas homers to deepest center field off Danys Baez to give Detroit the comeback 6 – 5 win, which extends its lead over the idle White Sox to 2 games in the AL Central.

Justin Verlander of the Tigers gives up 5 runs to the Orioles in the 1st inning, before settling down. Brian Roberts leads off the game with a home run, and four more runs score before the second out is recorded. Detroit scores three in the bottom of the inning, on doubles by Placido Polanco and Miguel Cabrera, who then homers to tie the game in the 5th. With two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Clete Thomas homers to deepest center field off Danys Baez to give Detroit the comeback 6 – 5 win, which extends its lead over the idle White Sox to 2 games in the AL Central.

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South Korea wins the 2008 World Junior Championship, its second straight World Junior Championship title and 5th overall. Yung-hoon Sung shuts out the USA in a 7 – 0 rout in the Gold Medal game. Cuba claims Bronze. Brett Lawrie of the host Canadians leads in homers and RBI and is second in average.

South Korea wins the 2008 World Junior Championship, its second straight World Junior Championship title and 5th overall. Yung-hoon Sung shuts out the USA in a 7 – 0 rout in the Gold Medal game. Cuba claims Bronze. Brett Lawrie of the host Canadians leads in homers and RBI and is second in average.

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Francisco Liriano, sent down to the minors after an 0-3 start in April attempting to come back from Tommy John surgery, blanks the Indians for six innings in his return to the Twins’ rotation. The right-hander’s performance propels Minnesota into first place in the American League Central with the eventual 6-2 victory over the Tribe along with a White Sox loss.

Francisco Liriano, sent down to the minors after an 0-3 start in April attempting to come back from Tommy John surgery, blanks the Indians for six innings in his return to the Twins’ rotation. The right-hander’s performance propels Minnesota into first place in the American League Central with the eventual 6-2 victory over the Tribe along with a White Sox loss.

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Francisco Liriano, sent down to the minors after an 0-3 start in April attempting to come back from Tommy John surgery, blanks the Indians for six innings in his return to the Twins’ rotation. The right-hander’s performance propels Minnesota into first place in the American League Central with the eventual 6-2 victory over the Tribe along with a White Sox loss.

Francisco Liriano, sent down to the minors after an 0-3 start in April attempting to come back from Tommy John surgery, blanks the Indians for six innings in his return to the Twins’ rotation. The right-hander’s performance propels Minnesota into first place in the American League Central with the eventual 6-2 victory over the Tribe along with a White Sox loss.

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The home run ball hit by Barry Bonds to pass Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time career list fetches $220,100 during a ten-day eBay auction. The money, which will go to Andrew Morbitzer, the fan who caught #715, is much less than the $800,000 dished out in 2004 for the ball the Giants’ left fielder hit for his 700th career homer.

The home run ball hit by Barry Bonds to pass Babe Ruth for second place on the all-time career list fetches $220,100 during a ten-day eBay auction. The money, which will go to Andrew Morbitzer, the fan who caught #715, is much less than the $800,000 dished out in 2004 for the ball the Giants’ left fielder hit for his 700th career homer.

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In a game in which Cardinal first baseman Albert Pujols becomes the first player in history to hit at least 30 homers in each of his first four big league seasons, Tony Batista goes deep twice, knotting the score in the 9th and winning the game in the 12th. The Expos third baseman’s 199th and 200th career blasts helps Montreal beat the Cardinals in extra innings, 10 – 6.

In a game in which Cardinal first baseman Albert Pujols becomes the first player in history to hit at least 30 homers in each of his first four big league seasons, Tony Batista goes deep twice, knotting the score in the 9th and winning the game in the 12th. The Expos third baseman’s 199th and 200th career blasts helps Montreal beat the Cardinals in extra innings, 10 – 6.

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In a game in which Cardinal first baseman Albert Pujols becomes the first player in history to hit at least 30 homers in each of his first four big league seasons, Tony Batista goes deep twice, knotting the score with a two-run blast in the ninth and hitting a grand slam in the 12th. The Expos third baseman’s 199th and 200th career blasts help Montreal beat St. Louis in extra innings, 10-6.

In a game in which Cardinal first baseman Albert Pujols becomes the first player in history to hit at least 30 homers in each of his first four big league seasons, Tony Batista goes deep twice, knotting the score with a two-run blast in the ninth and hitting a grand slam in the 12th. The Expos third baseman’s 199th and 200th career blasts help Montreal beat St. Louis in extra innings, 10-6.

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In a game in which Cardinal first baseman Albert Pujols becomes the first player in history to hit at least 30 homers in each of his first four big league seasons, Tony Batista goes deep twice, knotting the score in the ninth and winning the game in the 12th. The Expos third baseman’s 199th and 200th career blasts help Montreal beat St. Louis in extra innings, 10-6.

In a game in which Cardinal first baseman Albert Pujols becomes the first player in history to hit at least 30 homers in each of his first four big league seasons, Tony Batista goes deep twice, knotting the score in the ninth and winning the game in the 12th. The Expos third baseman’s 199th and 200th career blasts help Montreal beat St. Louis in extra innings, 10-6.

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Darin Erstad agrees to a four-year contract extension worth $32 million to stay in Anaheim through 2006. The Angels’ center fielder joins Troy Glaus, Garret Anderson, and Tim Salmon as one of the key players the organization has signed at least through the 2004 season.

Darin Erstad agrees to a four-year contract extension worth $32 million to stay in Anaheim through 2006. The Angels’ center fielder joins Troy Glaus, Garret Anderson, and Tim Salmon as one of the key players the organization has signed at least through the 2004 season.

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In just the first four innings, Edgar Martinez ties the major league record for sacrifice flies in a game with three. The Mariners’ designated hitter becomes the 11th player in history to accomplish the feat, doing it in his first three at-bats in Seattle’s 12-4 victory over the Indians.

In just the first four innings, Edgar Martinez ties the major league record for sacrifice flies in a game with three. The Mariners’ designated hitter becomes the 11th player in history to accomplish the feat, doing it in his first three at-bats in Seattle’s 12-4 victory over the Indians.

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In just the first four innings, Edgar Martinez ties the major league record for sacrifice flies in a game with three. The Mariners’ designated hitter becomes the 11th player in history to accomplish the feat, doing it in his first three at-bats in Seattle’s 12-4 victory over the Indians.

In just the first four innings, Edgar Martinez ties the major league record for sacrifice flies in a game with three. The Mariners’ designated hitter becomes the 11th player in history to accomplish the feat, doing it in his first three at-bats in Seattle’s 12-4 victory over the Indians.

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Darin Erstad agrees to a four-year contract extension worth $32 million to stay in Anaheim through 2006. The Angels’ center fielder joins Troy Glaus, Garret Anderson and Tim Salmon as one of the key players the organization has signed at least through the 2004 season.

Darin Erstad agrees to a four-year contract extension worth $32 million to stay in Anaheim through 2006. The Angels’ center fielder joins Troy Glaus, Garret Anderson and Tim Salmon as one of the key players the organization has signed at least through the 2004 season.

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