Tag: May 16

2011 – The Astros formally announce the sale of the ballclub to a group of investors led by Houston shipping magnate Jim Crane. The reported cost is $680 million dollars, the second highest amount to date for a Major League franchise. The sale awaits the approval of the other owners before becoming official. Elsewhere, the Astros drop a 3-2 decision to the Braves to sport a 15-26 record – worst in the National League. 

2011 – The Astros formally announce the sale of the ballclub to a group of investors led by Houston shipping magnate Jim Crane. The reported cost is $680 million dollars, the second highest amount to date for a Major League franchise. The sale awaits the approval of the other owners before becoming official. Elsewhere, the Astros drop a 3-2 decision to the Braves to sport a 15-26 record – worst in the National League. 

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1998 – Craig Biggio swats a dramatic ninth-inning homer off Kerry Ligtenberg to drop the Braves, 3-2. Houston had scored twice on Greg Maddux but Atlanta evens it with two against Shane Reynolds. Doug Henry throws two perfect innings of relief to get the win. 

1998 – Craig Biggio swats a dramatic ninth-inning homer off Kerry Ligtenberg to drop the Braves, 3-2. Houston had scored twice on Greg Maddux but Atlanta evens it with two against Shane Reynolds. Doug Henry throws two perfect innings of relief to get the win. 

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1993 – Doug Drabek drills a home run off Pedro Martinez to beat the Dodgers, 3-2. Drabek picks up his fourth win while Doug Jones gets the save. Earlier, Craig Biggio had tagged Pedro Astacio for a solo shot. 

1993 – Doug Drabek drills a home run off Pedro Martinez to beat the Dodgers, 3-2. Drabek picks up his fourth win while Doug Jones gets the save. Earlier, Craig Biggio had tagged Pedro Astacio for a solo shot. 

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1981 – Craig Reynolds ties a major-league mark with three triples during a 6-1 victory over Chicago.  It is part of a four-hit night with four RBIs. His first triple sails to the gap in right-center. His other two hug the right field line. Nolan Ryan and Joe Sambito team up to tame the Cubs. 

1981 – Craig Reynolds ties a major-league mark with three triples during a 6-1 victory over Chicago.  It is part of a four-hit night with four RBIs. His first triple sails to the gap in right-center. His other two hug the right field line. Nolan Ryan and Joe Sambito team up to tame the Cubs. 

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1971 – Doug Rader belts a grand slam and drives in six to pace a 12-4 thumping of the Cardinals. His two-run double in the third follows the first-inning slam. Jack Hiatt and Roger Metzger add three hits apiece in the 17-hit performance.

1971 – Doug Rader belts a grand slam and drives in six to pace a 12-4 thumping of the Cardinals. His two-run double in the third follows the first-inning slam. Jack Hiatt and Roger Metzger add three hits apiece in the 17-hit performance.

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Chris Davis homers twice in extra innings to help the Orioles outlast the Tigers, 13 – 11. His blast in the 12th inning sets up a three-run outburst, but Detroit replies with three runs of its own to keep the game going. In the 13th, Davis tees off against Francisco Rodriguez with a runner on third base, and those two runs prove to be the margin of victory. The Orioles squander an early 7 – 1 lead and need a homer by Mark Trumbo with two outs in the 9th to stay alive. For Detroit, J.D. Martinez homers twice, including a grand slam, and they have the winning run on third base in both the 11th and 12th innings, but both times, Tyler Collins, mired in an 0-for-30 slump, makes the final out without cashing in the runner. Richard Bleier earns his first career win in the slugfest.

Chris Davis homers twice in extra innings to help the Orioles outlast the Tigers, 13 – 11. His blast in the 12th inning sets up a three-run outburst, but Detroit replies with three runs of its own to keep the game going. In the 13th, Davis tees off against Francisco Rodriguez with a runner on third base, and those two runs prove to be the margin of victory. The Orioles squander an early 7 – 1 lead and need a homer by Mark Trumbo with two outs in the 9th to stay alive. For Detroit, J.D. Martinez homers twice, including a grand slam, and they have the winning run on third base in both the 11th and 12th innings, but both times, Tyler Collins, mired in an 0-for-30 slump, makes the final out without cashing in the runner. Richard Bleier earns his first career win in the slugfest.

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Manager Joe Maddon earns his 1000th career win as the Cubs defeat Cincinnati, 9 – 5, thanks to homers by Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and Ian Happ. The win brings the Cubs back to .500 on the season.

Manager Joe Maddon earns his 1000th career win as the Cubs defeat Cincinnati, 9 – 5, thanks to homers by Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell and Ian Happ. The win brings the Cubs back to .500 on the season.

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Miguel Cabrera hits the 400th home run of his career off Tyler Lyons in the 1st inning of a game against the Cardinals. With the blast, he passes both Andres Galarraga, who held the record for most homers by a player from Venezuela, and Detroit Tigers legend Al Kaline, who both finished with 399 homers. The homer comes one night after Adrian Beltre also reached the 400 mark. The Tigers win, 4 – 3, in 10 innings.

Miguel Cabrera hits the 400th home run of his career off Tyler Lyons in the 1st inning of a game against the Cardinals. With the blast, he passes both Andres Galarraga, who held the record for most homers by a player from Venezuela, and Detroit Tigers legend Al Kaline, who both finished with 399 homers. The homer comes one night after Adrian Beltre also reached the 400 mark. The Tigers win, 4 – 3, in 10 innings.

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It is advertised as a match-up of marquee pitchers Yu Darvish and Justin Verlander, but tonight’s contest between the Rangers and Tigers is a high-scoring one, ending 10 – 4 in Texas’s favor. The Rangers score 7 runs in the 3rd, capped by a three-run blast by C Geovany Soto that chases Verlander from the game for his shortest outing in nearly three years. For his part, Darvish allows a pair of long balls to Jhonny Peralta and Don Kelly but pitches 8 innings to improve to 7-1 on the year.

It is advertised as a match-up of marquee pitchers Yu Darvish and Justin Verlander, but tonight’s contest between the Rangers and Tigers is a high-scoring one, ending 10 – 4 in Texas’s favor. The Rangers score 7 runs in the 3rd, capped by a three-run blast by C Geovany Soto that chases Verlander from the game for his shortest outing in nearly three years. For his part, Darvish allows a pair of long balls to Jhonny Peralta and Don Kelly but pitches 8 innings to improve to 7-1 on the year.

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Is there anything the old man cannot do? 49-year-old Jamie Moyer picks up his second win of the year for Colorado by throwing 6 1/3 innings, during which he allows a single run, and helps his own cause with a two-run single in the 4th. The hit is fielded by Arizona 1B Paul Goldschmidt, but Moyer outraces him to the bag, eluding a lunging attempt at a tag, while the speedy Dexter Fowler takes advantage of Goldschmidt’s distraction to score all the way from second base. The runs make Moyer the oldest player to collect a major league RBI, passing Julio Franco. The final score is 6 – 1 in favor of Colorado.

Is there anything the old man cannot do? 49-year-old Jamie Moyer picks up his second win of the year for Colorado by throwing 6 1/3 innings, during which he allows a single run, and helps his own cause with a two-run single in the 4th. The hit is fielded by Arizona 1B Paul Goldschmidt, but Moyer outraces him to the bag, eluding a lunging attempt at a tag, while the speedy Dexter Fowler takes advantage of Goldschmidt’s distraction to score all the way from second base. The runs make Moyer the oldest player to collect a major league RBI, passing Julio Franco. The final score is 6 – 1 in favor of Colorado.

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The Blue Jays pound four homers to beat the Yankees, 8 – 1, at home. The long balls by Edwin Encarnacion, J.P. Arencibia, Jose Bautista and Kelly Johnson account for 7 of the runs as Kyle Drabek is the winner against Hiroki Kuroda.

The Blue Jays pound four homers to beat the Yankees, 8 – 1, at home. The long balls by Edwin Encarnacion, J.P. Arencibia, Jose Bautista and Kelly Johnson account for 7 of the runs as Kyle Drabek is the winner against Hiroki Kuroda.

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The Houston Astros are sold by owner Drayton McLane to a group of Houston businessmen headed by Jim Crane. The sale price is reported to be $680 million; the sale still needs to be ratified by Major League Baseball.

The Houston Astros are sold by owner Drayton McLane to a group of Houston businessmen headed by Jim Crane. The sale price is reported to be $680 million; the sale still needs to be ratified by Major League Baseball.

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The Indians pound the Royals, 19 – 1, collecting 20 hits and 8 walks. Reliever Vin Mazzaro bears the brunt of the damage: he gives up 10 runs in the 4th inning, and a team-record 14 runs overall as he takes one for the team. He is then sent down to AAA Omaha immediately after the game, his ERA having ballooned to 22.74. He is only the fourth pitcher since World War II to give up 14 runs in a game. Michael Brantley and Matt LaPortadrive in 4 runs each, while Travis Hafner and Orlando Cabrera chip in with 3 RBIs apiece. Kyle Davies is the loser, retiring only one batter on a nightmarish evening for Kansas City’s pitchers.

The Indians pound the Royals, 19 – 1, collecting 20 hits and 8 walks. Reliever Vin Mazzaro bears the brunt of the damage: he gives up 10 runs in the 4th inning, and a team-record 14 runs overall as he takes one for the team. He is then sent down to AAA Omaha immediately after the game, his ERA having ballooned to 22.74. He is only the fourth pitcher since World War II to give up 14 runs in a game. Michael Brantley and Matt LaPortadrive in 4 runs each, while Travis Hafner and Orlando Cabrera chip in with 3 RBIs apiece. Kyle Davies is the loser, retiring only one batter on a nightmarish evening for Kansas City’s pitchers.

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Drayton McLane sells the Astros for approximately $685 million to a group led by Jim Crane, who failed in his attempts to buy this team in 2008, the Cubs in 2009, and the Rangers with Mark Cuban in 2010. During McLane’s tenure with Houston, which started in 1992, the club appeared in the postseason six times, including a losing trip to the World Series in 2005.

Drayton McLane sells the Astros for approximately $685 million to a group led by Jim Crane, who failed in his attempts to buy this team in 2008, the Cubs in 2009, and the Rangers with Mark Cuban in 2010. During McLane’s tenure with Houston, which started in 1992, the club appeared in the postseason six times, including a losing trip to the World Series in 2005.

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The Twins stun the Yankees with an 8th-inning grand slam by Jason Kubel against closer Mariano Rivera for a 6 – 3 win at New Yankee Stadium. Rivera had converted a record-tying 51 consecutive save opportunities at home and had not given up a grand slam since 2002; the runs are also the first he gives up this season.

The Twins stun the Yankees with an 8th-inning grand slam by Jason Kubel against closer Mariano Rivera for a 6 – 3 win at New Yankee Stadium. Rivera had converted a record-tying 51 consecutive save opportunities at home and had not given up a grand slam since 2002; the runs are also the first he gives up this season.

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With David Ortiz benched because of his poor start, the Red Sox still power past the Mariners, 5 – 3. Home runs by Jason Bay, Jason Varitek and Jeff Bailey account for all of Boston’s runs against starter Garrett Olson, a last-minute replacement for scheduled starter Erik Bedard.

With David Ortiz benched because of his poor start, the Red Sox still power past the Mariners, 5 – 3. Home runs by Jason Bay, Jason Varitek and Jeff Bailey account for all of Boston’s runs against starter Garrett Olson, a last-minute replacement for scheduled starter Erik Bedard.

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Nick Hundley homers off Micah Owings with two outs in the 16th inning to end a marathon, 6 – 5, in favor of the Padres over the Cincinnati Reds. Normally a starter, Owings is pressed into pitching 5 2/3 innings in relief for the losers before surrendering the game-ending shot, while rookie Luis Perdomo, the Padres’ eighth pitcher, picks up his first major league win.

Nick Hundley homers off Micah Owings with two outs in the 16th inning to end a marathon, 6 – 5, in favor of the Padres over the Cincinnati Reds. Normally a starter, Owings is pressed into pitching 5 2/3 innings in relief for the losers before surrendering the game-ending shot, while rookie Luis Perdomo, the Padres’ eighth pitcher, picks up his first major league win.

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The Phillies top the Blue Jays, 10 – 3, behind Jayson Werth. Werth clouts three homers and ties the Phillies record with 8 RBI in a game. He has a chance for a 4th home run in the 7th but fouls out to first base.

The Phillies top the Blue Jays, 10 – 3, behind Jayson Werth. Werth clouts three homers and ties the Phillies record with 8 RBI in a game. He has a chance for a 4th home run in the 7th but fouls out to first base.

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Jayson Werth ties the Phillies’ single-game RBI record when he drives in eight runs in Philadelphia’s 10-3 win over Toronto. The 28 year-old center fielder, who equals the franchise mark shared by Kitty Bransfeld (1910), Gavvy Cravath (1915), Willie Jones (1958), and Mike Schmidt (1976), accomplishes the feat with three home runs in team’s 10-3 victory over Toronto in the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park.

Jayson Werth ties the Phillies’ single-game RBI record when he drives in eight runs in Philadelphia’s 10-3 win over Toronto. The 28 year-old center fielder, who equals the franchise mark shared by Kitty Bransfeld (1910), Gavvy Cravath (1915), Willie Jones (1958), and Mike Schmidt (1976), accomplishes the feat with three home runs in team’s 10-3 victory over Toronto in the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park.

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Before the start of the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium, the visiting Mets conduct a closed-door clubhouse meeting to clear the air concerning comments made yesterday by closer Billy Wagner about his teammates’ availability after games. Although the reliever addresses the issue, his remarks put focus the team’s lackluster start to the season, and the need to get it done on the field.

Before the start of the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium, the visiting Mets conduct a closed-door clubhouse meeting to clear the air concerning comments made yesterday by closer Billy Wagner about his teammates’ availability after games. Although the reliever addresses the issue, his remarks put focus the team’s lackluster start to the season, and the need to get it done on the field.

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In a game which features the Molina brothers as the respective catchers for their teams, Jose’s theft in the fourth proves to be the key to an Angel four-run inning. Blue Jays backstop Bengie takes second base without drawing a throw from his older brother, advancing on defensive indifference in the seventh inning of an 8-3 Los Angeles victory in Anaheim.

In a game which features the Molina brothers as the respective catchers for their teams, Jose’s theft in the fourth proves to be the key to an Angel four-run inning. Blue Jays backstop Bengie takes second base without drawing a throw from his older brother, advancing on defensive indifference in the seventh inning of an 8-3 Los Angeles victory in Anaheim.

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After drawing a warning from home plate umpire Joe West for throwing a ball behind Barry Bonds, Astros’ hurler Russ Springer strikes the Giants slugger on the shoulder with the fifth pitch of the at-bat. This incident will cost the 37 year-old right-handed reliever four games when baseball suspends him for his action against the San Francisco superstar, who needs just one home run to equal Babe Ruth’s career home run mark.

After drawing a warning from home plate umpire Joe West for throwing a ball behind Barry Bonds, Astros’ hurler Russ Springer strikes the Giants slugger on the shoulder with the fifth pitch of the at-bat. This incident will cost the 37 year-old right-handed reliever four games when baseball suspends him for his action against the San Francisco superstar, who needs just one home run to equal Babe Ruth’s career home run mark.

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The New York Times reports that October 1st, which is the first day of the postseason, is also being considered as a possible strike date. In yesterday’s edition, the newspaper had indicated an early August date was being considered for a labor action by the Players Association if a new Collective bargaining agreement can’t be reached.

The New York Times reports that October 1st, which is the first day of the postseason, is also being considered as a possible strike date. In yesterday’s edition, the newspaper had indicated an early August date was being considered for a labor action by the Players Association if a new Collective bargaining agreement can’t be reached.

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The New York Times reports October 1, the first scheduled day of the postseason, is also being considered as a possible strike date by the Players Association. In yesterday’s edition, the newspaper indicated an early August date was being considered for a labor action if a new CBA could not be reached.

The New York Times reports October 1, the first scheduled day of the postseason, is also being considered as a possible strike date by the Players Association. In yesterday’s edition, the newspaper indicated an early August date was being considered for a labor action if a new CBA could not be reached.

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Rickey Henderson leads off with a home run, extending his major-league record for leadoff home runs to 79. This is more than the combined total for the #2 and #3 players on the list: Brady Anderson (44), and Bobby Bonds(35).

Rickey Henderson leads off with a home run, extending his major-league record for leadoff home runs to 79. This is more than the combined total for the #2 and #3 players on the list: Brady Anderson (44), and Bobby Bonds(35).

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Connecting off Astros P Shane Reynolds, Cub outfielder Sammy Sosa hits his 14th home run of the year to become the 33rd major leaguer to reach 400 career homers. Sosa has hit 371 homers as a Cub, putting him third on the all-time Cub list behind Ernie Banks (512) and Billy Williams (392).

Connecting off Astros P Shane Reynolds, Cub outfielder Sammy Sosa hits his 14th home run of the year to become the 33rd major leaguer to reach 400 career homers. Sosa has hit 371 homers as a Cub, putting him third on the all-time Cub list behind Ernie Banks (512) and Billy Williams (392).

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Chicago outfielder Sammy Sosa becomes the thirty-third major leaguer to reach 400 career homers when he goes deep off Houston’s Shane Reynolds at Wrigley Field. The popular Dominican outfielder has hit 371 homers as a Cub, putting him third on the all-time franchise list behind Ernie Banks (512) and Billy Williams (392).

Chicago outfielder Sammy Sosa becomes the thirty-third major leaguer to reach 400 career homers when he goes deep off Houston’s Shane Reynolds at Wrigley Field. The popular Dominican outfielder has hit 371 homers as a Cub, putting him third on the all-time franchise list behind Ernie Banks (512) and Billy Williams (392).

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After a fan steals Los Angeles’ catcher Chad Kreuter’s hat and hits him in the back of the head, many Dodgers, including coaches John Shelby and Rick Dempsey, go into the stands and start fighting with the Wrigley Field faithful. When the melee ends, several fans are arrested as the game is delayed nearly ten minutes, and there is litter all over the field.

After a fan steals Los Angeles’ catcher Chad Kreuter’s hat and hits him in the back of the head, many Dodgers, including coaches John Shelby and Rick Dempsey, go into the stands and start fighting with the Wrigley Field faithful. When the melee ends, several fans are arrested as the game is delayed nearly ten minutes, and there is litter all over the field.

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After a fan steals Los Angeles catcher Chad Kreuter’s hat and hits him in the back of the head, many Dodgers, including coaches John Shelby and Rick Dempsey, go into the stands and start fighting with the Wrigley Fieldfaithful. When the melee ends, several fans are arrested as the game is delayed nearly ten minutes, and there is litter all over the field. The Dodgers defeat the Cubs, 6 – 5.

After a fan steals Los Angeles catcher Chad Kreuter’s hat and hits him in the back of the head, many Dodgers, including coaches John Shelby and Rick Dempsey, go into the stands and start fighting with the Wrigley Fieldfaithful. When the melee ends, several fans are arrested as the game is delayed nearly ten minutes, and there is litter all over the field. The Dodgers defeat the Cubs, 6 – 5.

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The Orioles outslug the Rangers, 16 – 5, pounding out 24 hits in the process. All nine Baltimore starters have two or more hits, with Mike Bordick leading the way with four. Albert Belle hits a pair of homers and knocks home five runs.

The Orioles outslug the Rangers, 16 – 5, pounding out 24 hits in the process. All nine Baltimore starters have two or more hits, with Mike Bordick leading the way with four. Albert Belle hits a pair of homers and knocks home five runs.

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At Busch Stadium, Mark McGwire crushes a Livan Hernandez pitch for a 545-foot homer to lead the Cards to a 5 – 4 win over the Marlins. “It’s the best ball I’ve ever hit,” says the Cards slugger. On May 12th, he hit a homer 527 feet.

At Busch Stadium, Mark McGwire crushes a Livan Hernandez pitch for a 545-foot homer to lead the Cards to a 5 – 4 win over the Marlins. “It’s the best ball I’ve ever hit,” says the Cards slugger. On May 12th, he hit a homer 527 feet.

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Montreal spots the Giants an early 9-run lead, then stages the biggest rally in franchise history to win, 14 – 13. Barry Bonds and Glenallen Hill homer as the Giants take an 11 – 2 lead after three innings. Montreal responds with four runs in the 4th, three in the 5th and three more in the 6th for a 12 – 11 lead.

Montreal spots the Giants an early 9-run lead, then stages the biggest rally in franchise history to win, 14 – 13. Barry Bonds and Glenallen Hill homer as the Giants take an 11 – 2 lead after three innings. Montreal responds with four runs in the 4th, three in the 5th and three more in the 6th for a 12 – 11 lead.

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Michael Tucker’s two-out double in the 9th breaks up Alan Benes’ no-hitter. Benes, unfortunately, is matched against Greg Maddux, who holds the Cards scoreless for eight innings. The Braves finally push across a run in the 13th on Andruw Jones’ infield dribbler to beat Cardinals reliever John Frascatore, 1 – 0. The teams combine for 33 strikeouts, three shy of matching the National League record for an extra-inning game set by the Giantsand Mets in a 23-inning contest in 1964.

Michael Tucker’s two-out double in the 9th breaks up Alan Benes’ no-hitter. Benes, unfortunately, is matched against Greg Maddux, who holds the Cards scoreless for eight innings. The Braves finally push across a run in the 13th on Andruw Jones’ infield dribbler to beat Cardinals reliever John Frascatore, 1 – 0. The teams combine for 33 strikeouts, three shy of matching the National League record for an extra-inning game set by the Giantsand Mets in a 23-inning contest in 1964.

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Sammy Sosa becomes the first Cub ever to hit two homers in one inning, hitting them in the 8-run 7th inning at Wrigley Field. The slugger accomplishes the feat leading off the 7th with a solo shot off Jeff Tabaka and then hits a two-run round tripper off Jim Dougherty. The Cubs roll over the Astros, 13 – 1, as rookie Amaury Telemaco, recalled two days ago from the Iowa Cubs, allows just one hit in seven shutout innings.

Sammy Sosa becomes the first Cub ever to hit two homers in one inning, hitting them in the 8-run 7th inning at Wrigley Field. The slugger accomplishes the feat leading off the 7th with a solo shot off Jeff Tabaka and then hits a two-run round tripper off Jim Dougherty. The Cubs roll over the Astros, 13 – 1, as rookie Amaury Telemaco, recalled two days ago from the Iowa Cubs, allows just one hit in seven shutout innings.

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Albert Belle homers twice to lead the Indians to an 8 – 3 win over the Tigers. Jack McDowell is the winner for the division-leading Indians, now 5 1/2 games ahead of the White Sox. Before the game, the American Leagueorders Belle to receive “immediate counseling” and do community service as a result of his winging baseballs at a photographer several weeks ago. Belle’s agent replies that the star is already doing both.

Albert Belle homers twice to lead the Indians to an 8 – 3 win over the Tigers. Jack McDowell is the winner for the division-leading Indians, now 5 1/2 games ahead of the White Sox. Before the game, the American Leagueorders Belle to receive “immediate counseling” and do community service as a result of his winging baseballs at a photographer several weeks ago. Belle’s agent replies that the star is already doing both.

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As Tony Phillips says, “It’s not been a good 24 hours.” The White Sox OF is picked off base in the 9th inning of Chicago’s 3 – 2 loss to Milwaukee, then returns to the clubhouse to learn that battery charges have been pressed against him by a fan. Phillips and the fan got into a shoving match after the outfielder left yesterday’s game in the 7th inning, changed into street clothes and sought the fan. Phillips contends the fan was yelling racial slurs during the game. Both Phillips and the fan will eventually be charged with disorderly conduct and fined.

As Tony Phillips says, “It’s not been a good 24 hours.” The White Sox OF is picked off base in the 9th inning of Chicago’s 3 – 2 loss to Milwaukee, then returns to the clubhouse to learn that battery charges have been pressed against him by a fan. Phillips and the fan got into a shoving match after the outfielder left yesterday’s game in the 7th inning, changed into street clothes and sought the fan. Phillips contends the fan was yelling racial slurs during the game. Both Phillips and the fan will eventually be charged with disorderly conduct and fined.

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Just 10 days after the record for the highest-scoring day in National League history is tied, four shutouts are tossed, by the Cubs, Mets, Padres and Pirates. It is the first time this has happened since 1991.

Just 10 days after the record for the highest-scoring day in National League history is tied, four shutouts are tossed, by the Cubs, Mets, Padres and Pirates. It is the first time this has happened since 1991.

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The first printed reference to ‘Manny Being Manny’ is attributed to Mike Hargrove by Newsday’s Jon Heyman. In a feature titled Baseball Homecoming, the Indians skipper is quoted using the phrase to describe the behavior of his young outfielder, Manny Ramirez.

The first printed reference to ‘Manny Being Manny’ is attributed to Mike Hargrove by Newsday’s Jon Heyman. In a feature titled Baseball Homecoming, the Indians skipper is quoted using the phrase to describe the behavior of his young outfielder, Manny Ramirez.

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The Calgary Cannons hit three grand slams in their 22 – 7 win over the Tacoma Tigers. Dave Cochrane, Chuck Jackson and Alonzo Powell connect with the bases full for the Cannons in what is believed to be a first in professional baseball.

The Calgary Cannons hit three grand slams in their 22 – 7 win over the Tacoma Tigers. Dave Cochrane, Chuck Jackson and Alonzo Powell connect with the bases full for the Cannons in what is believed to be a first in professional baseball.

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5/16/1990: Andy Van Slyke of the Pirates hit a home run off Reds pitcher Scott Scudder in the top of the third inning. The game was rained out in the bottom of the third inning with Pittsburgh leading 2-0.

5/16/1990: Andy Van Slyke of the Pirates hit a home run off Reds pitcher Scott Scudder in the top of the third inning. The game was rained out in the bottom of the third inning with Pittsburgh leading 2-0.

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