Tag: September 26

2004 – Backup catcher Raul Chavez drives in five as Houston outslugs Milwaukee, 11-7. Morgan Ensberg adds four hits. Jeff Kent and Lance Berkman go deep. The Astros are 1-1/2 games behind the Cubs in the hunt for the final playoff berth. 

2004 – Backup catcher Raul Chavez drives in five as Houston outslugs Milwaukee, 11-7. Morgan Ensberg adds four hits. Jeff Kent and Lance Berkman go deep. The Astros are 1-1/2 games behind the Cubs in the hunt for the final playoff berth. 

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1990 – Franklin Stubbs drives in six as the Astros blast the Dodgers, 10-1. Jim Deshaies hurls a four-hitter. Stubbs clubs his 22nd homer, a three-run shot, to break open a game that saw six Astros score after reaching base on walks. 

1990 – Franklin Stubbs drives in six as the Astros blast the Dodgers, 10-1. Jim Deshaies hurls a four-hitter. Stubbs clubs his 22nd homer, a three-run shot, to break open a game that saw six Astros score after reaching base on walks. 

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 1981 – Nolan Ryan becomes the only player in baseball history to pitch five no-hitters, blanking the Dodgers, 5-0, before a national television audience . Ryan whiffs eleven and walks three in the masterpiece. Nolan’s gem matters even more since the Astros are nursing a slim lead over Cincinnati in the N.L. West split-season race. 

 1981 – Nolan Ryan becomes the only player in baseball history to pitch five no-hitters, blanking the Dodgers, 5-0, before a national television audience . Ryan whiffs eleven and walks three in the masterpiece. Nolan’s gem matters even more since the Astros are nursing a slim lead over Cincinnati in the N.L. West split-season race. 

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1980 – Vern Ruhle tosses a four-hitter to blank Cincinnati, 2-0. Houston moves two games ahead of Los Angeles in the tight pennant race. The Astros manage just three hits themselves but an RBI single by Jose Cruz and a sacrifice fly by Craig Reynolds are enough. 

1980 – Vern Ruhle tosses a four-hitter to blank Cincinnati, 2-0. Houston moves two games ahead of Los Angeles in the tight pennant race. The Astros manage just three hits themselves but an RBI single by Jose Cruz and a sacrifice fly by Craig Reynolds are enough. 

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1978 – Joe Niekro outduels his brother Phil in a 2-0 whitewash of the Braves and denies Phil a 20-win season. Joe allows seven hits then gives way to Ken Forsch in the ninth. Jose Cruz and Julio Gonzalez drive in the game’s only runs.

1978 – Joe Niekro outduels his brother Phil in a 2-0 whitewash of the Braves and denies Phil a 20-win season. Joe allows seven hits then gives way to Ken Forsch in the ninth. Jose Cruz and Julio Gonzalez drive in the game’s only runs.

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German Marquez of the Rockies ties a modern major league record by striking out the first 8 batters he faces in a 14 – 0 win over the Phillies. Marquez now shares the mark with Jim Deshaies and Jacob deGrom. Colorado has won six straight and leapfrogs over the Dodgers in a tight NL West race.

German Marquez of the Rockies ties a modern major league record by striking out the first 8 batters he faces in a 14 – 0 win over the Phillies. Marquez now shares the mark with Jim Deshaies and Jacob deGrom. Colorado has won six straight and leapfrogs over the Dodgers in a tight NL West race.

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The Cubs and Brewers both clinch a postseason slot with wins today, although which of the two teams will finish first in the NL Central and which will host the Wild Card Game remains up in the air, as only a half-game separates them.

The Cubs and Brewers both clinch a postseason slot with wins today, although which of the two teams will finish first in the NL Central and which will host the Wild Card Game remains up in the air, as only a half-game separates them.

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2017 – In an otherwise meaningless game, Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen hits the first grand slam of his career off Kevin Gausman in the 2nd inning of a 10 – 1 Bucs win over the Orioles. It took McCutchen over 5,000 at-bats, during which he slugged 201 homers, before connecting for the first time with the bases loaded. He completes his night’s work with an RBI double in the 2nd, a single in the 5th after which he comes in to score, and a three-run homer in the 7th to finish with 8 RBIs, one shy of the franchise record.

2017 – In an otherwise meaningless game, Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen hits the first grand slam of his career off Kevin Gausman in the 2nd inning of a 10 – 1 Bucs win over the Orioles. It took McCutchen over 5,000 at-bats, during which he slugged 201 homers, before connecting for the first time with the bases loaded. He completes his night’s work with an RBI double in the 2nd, a single in the 5th after which he comes in to score, and a three-run homer in the 7th to finish with 8 RBIs, one shy of the franchise record.

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The Cubs win their 100th game of the season by defeating the Pirates, 12 – 2. Javier Baez hits a grand slam and drives in 6 runs to lead the attack. It is the first 100-win season for the Cubbies since 1935.

The Cubs win their 100th game of the season by defeating the Pirates, 12 – 2. Javier Baez hits a grand slam and drives in 6 runs to lead the attack. It is the first 100-win season for the Cubbies since 1935.

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The Marlins honor Jose Fernandez, killed in a boat crash a day earlier, before their game with the Mets and announce that his uniform number, 16, is being retired, then go on to beat the Mets, 7 – 3. Dee Gordon, known as scrap hitter, leads off the game with a home run to the upper deck, his first and only one of the year, while 1B Justin Bour legs out the first triple of his career in an emotional contest full of unusual happenings.

The Marlins honor Jose Fernandez, killed in a boat crash a day earlier, before their game with the Mets and announce that his uniform number, 16, is being retired, then go on to beat the Mets, 7 – 3. Dee Gordon, known as scrap hitter, leads off the game with a home run to the upper deck, his first and only one of the year, while 1B Justin Bour legs out the first triple of his career in an emotional contest full of unusual happenings.

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Unbeknownst to the Blue Jays at the time, the team technically clinched a postseason spot yesterday. The team and MLB, as the result of fans crunching numbers to discover the oversight, review the results and officially confirm the end of the longest playoff drought in North American professional sports, ending Toronto’s 22-year absence from the postseason which will be celebrated in a champagne-soaked clubhouse celebration after today’s 10-8 victory over Tampa Bay at the Roger Centre.

Unbeknownst to the Blue Jays at the time, the team technically clinched a postseason spot yesterday. The team and MLB, as the result of fans crunching numbers to discover the oversight, review the results and officially confirm the end of the longest playoff drought in North American professional sports, ending Toronto’s 22-year absence from the postseason which will be celebrated in a champagne-soaked clubhouse celebration after today’s 10-8 victory over Tampa Bay at the Roger Centre.

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The Mets clinch their first NL East title and first postseason berth since 2006, when the team routs Cincinnati at the Great American Ball Park, 10-2. New York, needing only an 88-67 record to capture the flag, took advantage of the season-long woes of the heavily-favored Nationals.

The Mets clinch their first NL East title and first postseason berth since 2006, when the team routs Cincinnati at the Great American Ball Park, 10-2. New York, needing only an 88-67 record to capture the flag, took advantage of the season-long woes of the heavily-favored Nationals.

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Unbeknownst to the Blue Jays at the time, the team technically clinched a postseason spot yesterday. The team and MLB, as the result of fans crunching numbers to discover the oversight, review the results and officially confirm the end of the longest playoff drought in North American professional sports, ending Toronto’s 22-year absence from the postseason which will be celebrated in a champagne-soaked clubhouse celebration after today’s 10-8 victory over Tampa Bay at the Roger Centre.

Unbeknownst to the Blue Jays at the time, the team technically clinched a postseason spot yesterday. The team and MLB, as the result of fans crunching numbers to discover the oversight, review the results and officially confirm the end of the longest playoff drought in North American professional sports, ending Toronto’s 22-year absence from the postseason which will be celebrated in a champagne-soaked clubhouse celebration after today’s 10-8 victory over Tampa Bay at the Roger Centre.

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The Diamondbacks continue their house-cleaning. One day after naming Dave Stewart as the team’s new GM, they fire manager Kirk Gibson. Bench coach Alan Trammell will complete the season as interim manager, even though he is also dismissed, his departure being only effective at the end of the season.

The Diamondbacks continue their house-cleaning. One day after naming Dave Stewart as the team’s new GM, they fire manager Kirk Gibson. Bench coach Alan Trammell will complete the season as interim manager, even though he is also dismissed, his departure being only effective at the end of the season.

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The Indians set a major league record for most strikeouts in a season when Corey Kluber records number 1,429 in a 1 – 0 win over the Rays. The record was set by the Tigers only last year. Kluber strikes out 11 in 8 innings to finish the year with 18 wins.

The Indians set a major league record for most strikeouts in a season when Corey Kluber records number 1,429 in a 1 – 0 win over the Rays. The record was set by the Tigers only last year. Kluber strikes out 11 in 8 innings to finish the year with 18 wins.

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The Royals clinch their first postseason berth in nearly three decades with a 3-1 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Cinderella American League Wild Card team will win three postseason series, beating Oakland, Los Angeles, and Baltimore, to make it to the Fall Classic, before losing to San Francisco in seven games.

The Royals clinch their first postseason berth in nearly three decades with a 3-1 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Cinderella American League Wild Card team will win three postseason series, beating Oakland, Los Angeles, and Baltimore, to make it to the Fall Classic, before losing to San Francisco in seven games.

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The Royals clinch a spot in the postseason for the first time since 1985 with a 3 – 1 win over the White Sox which ends the longest postseason drought in the majors. Following Detroit’s 11 – 4 loss to Minnesota, the Royals still have a shot at winning the AL Central title, trailing the Tigers by only one game.

The Royals clinch a spot in the postseason for the first time since 1985 with a 3 – 1 win over the White Sox which ends the longest postseason drought in the majors. Following Detroit’s 11 – 4 loss to Minnesota, the Royals still have a shot at winning the AL Central title, trailing the Tigers by only one game.

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The Royals clinch their first postseason berth in nearly three decades with a 3-1 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Cinderella American League Wild Card team will win three postseason series, beating Oakland, Los Angeles, and Baltimore, to make it to the Fall Classic, before losing to San Francisco in seven games.

The Royals clinch their first postseason berth in nearly three decades with a 3-1 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The Cinderella American League Wild Card team will win three postseason series, beating Oakland, Los Angeles, and Baltimore, to make it to the Fall Classic, before losing to San Francisco in seven games.

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Commissioner Bud Selig announces his intention to retire upon the completion of his contract, scheduled to expire at the end of next year. The 79 year-old chief executive of baseball has held the position since 1992, first on an interim basis, before being named permanently to the post nearly six years later.

Commissioner Bud Selig announces his intention to retire upon the completion of his contract, scheduled to expire at the end of next year. The 79 year-old chief executive of baseball has held the position since 1992, first on an interim basis, before being named permanently to the post nearly six years later.

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Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, with two out in the ninth inning, emerge from the dugout to take out legendary closer Mariano Rivera, giving the sold-out crowd at Yankee Stadium one last chance to cheer their beloved reliever. The unexpected visit to the mound, the brainchild of manager Joe Girardi, who asked permission from the umpires to implement the unorthodox move, triggers an emotional encounter between the remaining Core Four teammates that renders Mo speechless as he weeps from the adulation of his friends and fans.

Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, with two out in the ninth inning, emerge from the dugout to take out legendary closer Mariano Rivera, giving the sold-out crowd at Yankee Stadium one last chance to cheer their beloved reliever. The unexpected visit to the mound, the brainchild of manager Joe Girardi, who asked permission from the umpires to implement the unorthodox move, triggers an emotional encounter between the remaining Core Four teammates that renders Mo speechless as he weeps from the adulation of his friends and fans.

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There are some wild games in the American League, but at the end of the day, the wild card standings are unaffected. Tampa Bay shuts out New York, 4 – 0, at New Yankee Stadium as Mariano Rivera tosses 1 1/3 inning in his last-ever appearance at home. Cleveland retains its hold on the second wild card by surviving a 9th-inning scare, which sees a comfortable 6 – 1 lead turn into a 6 – 5 win over the Twins as embattled closer Chris Perez fails once again, and Texas keeps pace at one game back as Jurickson Profar hits a walk-off homer in the 9th for a 6 – 5 win over the Angels.

There are some wild games in the American League, but at the end of the day, the wild card standings are unaffected. Tampa Bay shuts out New York, 4 – 0, at New Yankee Stadium as Mariano Rivera tosses 1 1/3 inning in his last-ever appearance at home. Cleveland retains its hold on the second wild card by surviving a 9th-inning scare, which sees a comfortable 6 – 1 lead turn into a 6 – 5 win over the Twins as embattled closer Chris Perez fails once again, and Texas keeps pace at one game back as Jurickson Profar hits a walk-off homer in the 9th for a 6 – 5 win over the Angels.

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David Wright, the franchise leader in doubles, extra-base hits, walks, RBIs, and runs scored, breaks the record for the most hits in Met history when he beats out a slow grounder down the third base line for an infield single in the team’s 6-0 victory over Pittsburgh at Citi Field. The 29 year-old third baseman’s 1,419th career hit surpasses Ed Kranepool, a first baseman and outfielder who played for New York from 1962-1979.

David Wright, the franchise leader in doubles, extra-base hits, walks, RBIs, and runs scored, breaks the record for the most hits in Met history when he beats out a slow grounder down the third base line for an infield single in the team’s 6-0 victory over Pittsburgh at Citi Field. The 29 year-old third baseman’s 1,419th career hit surpasses Ed Kranepool, a first baseman and outfielder who played for New York from 1962-1979.

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David Wright, the franchise leader in doubles, extra-base hits, walks, RBIs, and runs scored, breaks the record for the most hits in Met history when he beats out a slow grounder down the third base line for an infield single in the team’s 6-0 victory over Pittsburgh at Citi Field. The 29 year-old third baseman’s 1,419th career hit surpasses Ed Kranepool, a first baseman and outfielder who played for New York from 1962-1979.

David Wright, the franchise leader in doubles, extra-base hits, walks, RBIs, and runs scored, breaks the record for the most hits in Met history when he beats out a slow grounder down the third base line for an infield single in the team’s 6-0 victory over Pittsburgh at Citi Field. The 29 year-old third baseman’s 1,419th career hit surpasses Ed Kranepool, a first baseman and outfielder who played for New York from 1962-1979.

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CC Sabathia strikes out 10 batters over 8 innings to lead the Yankees over the Twins, 8 – 2. But the Yankees can’t put any additional distance between themselves and the second-place Orioles, who remain 1 1/2 game behind, as the Birds hit seven homers in routing the Blue Jays, 12 – 2. Chris Davis and Manny Machado both hit two long balls for the O’s, while Nate McLouth leads off the bottom of the 1st by going yard, and Jim Thome and Mark Reynolds get the other two. The seven homers tie a club record accomplished thrice, last on August 26, 1985.

CC Sabathia strikes out 10 batters over 8 innings to lead the Yankees over the Twins, 8 – 2. But the Yankees can’t put any additional distance between themselves and the second-place Orioles, who remain 1 1/2 game behind, as the Birds hit seven homers in routing the Blue Jays, 12 – 2. Chris Davis and Manny Machado both hit two long balls for the O’s, while Nate McLouth leads off the bottom of the 1st by going yard, and Jim Thome and Mark Reynolds get the other two. The seven homers tie a club record accomplished thrice, last on August 26, 1985.

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After 63 years of doing play-by-play, Milo Hamilton, calls his final game, painting the word picture of his Astros beating St. Louis at Minute Maid Park, 2-0. The Hall of Fame broadcaster, who also worked for the Browns, Cardinals, Cubs, White Sox, Braves, and Pirates before starting his 28-year tenure with Houston, gives an inspirational farewell speech during the seventh-inning stretch, receiving a standing ovation from the fans at the ballpark.

After 63 years of doing play-by-play, Milo Hamilton, calls his final game, painting the word picture of his Astros beating St. Louis at Minute Maid Park, 2-0. The Hall of Fame broadcaster, who also worked for the Browns, Cardinals, Cubs, White Sox, Braves, and Pirates before starting his 28-year tenure with Houston, gives an inspirational farewell speech during the seventh-inning stretch, receiving a standing ovation from the fans at the ballpark.

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The Tigers beat the Royals, 5 – 4, and when the White Sox lose to Cleveland, 6 – 4, they take sole possession of first place in the AL Central for the first time since July 24th. In the 5th inning, Alex Gordon robs Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera of a home run by catching a ball over the left field fence; the catch may turn out to be costly, as Cabrera is putting in the most serious bid for a Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski’s 1967 feat.

The Tigers beat the Royals, 5 – 4, and when the White Sox lose to Cleveland, 6 – 4, they take sole possession of first place in the AL Central for the first time since July 24th. In the 5th inning, Alex Gordon robs Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera of a home run by catching a ball over the left field fence; the catch may turn out to be costly, as Cabrera is putting in the most serious bid for a Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski’s 1967 feat.

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Vladimir Guerrero, with a single up the middle, becomes the all-time career hit leader among players born in the Dominican Republic. The 36 year-old Orioles DH’s 2,587th career hit puts him ahead of Hato Mayor del Rey native Julio Franco.

Vladimir Guerrero, with a single up the middle, becomes the all-time career hit leader among players born in the Dominican Republic. The 36 year-old Orioles DH’s 2,587th career hit puts him ahead of Hato Mayor del Rey native Julio Franco.

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Vladimir Guerrero, with a single up the middle, becomes the all-time career hit leader among players born in the Dominican Republic. The 36 year-old Orioles DH’s 2,587th career hit puts him ahead of Hato Mayor del Rey native Julio Franco.

Vladimir Guerrero, with a single up the middle, becomes the all-time career hit leader among players born in the Dominican Republic. The 36 year-old Orioles DH’s 2,587th career hit puts him ahead of Hato Mayor del Rey native Julio Franco.

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The Rays defeat the Yankees, 5 – 2, behind James Shields’ 16th win of the year, and catch the Red Sox in the American League wild card race. The Rays trailed the Red Sox by 9 games as late as September 2nd. For their part, the Sox lose, 6 – 3, to Baltimore and are a woeful 6-19 in September. In the game, Vladimir Guerrero passes Julio Franco for most hits by a player from the Dominican Republic with 2,586. Vlad hits a single off Josh Beckett as part of a four-run outburst which sinks Boston in the 6th inning.

The Rays defeat the Yankees, 5 – 2, behind James Shields’ 16th win of the year, and catch the Red Sox in the American League wild card race. The Rays trailed the Red Sox by 9 games as late as September 2nd. For their part, the Sox lose, 6 – 3, to Baltimore and are a woeful 6-19 in September. In the game, Vladimir Guerrero passes Julio Franco for most hits by a player from the Dominican Republic with 2,586. Vlad hits a single off Josh Beckett as part of a four-run outburst which sinks Boston in the 6th inning.

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Ozzie Guillen announces he is stepping down as manager of the Chicago White Sox, which he led to a World Series title in 2005, in order to become manager of the Miami Marlins next season. The White Sox will receive compensation in the form of minor league players as Guillen is under contract for 2012.

Ozzie Guillen announces he is stepping down as manager of the Chicago White Sox, which he led to a World Series title in 2005, in order to become manager of the Miami Marlins next season. The White Sox will receive compensation in the form of minor league players as Guillen is under contract for 2012.

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The Tigers beat Minnesota, 5-1, in the last game played in Detroit this season to establish a Comerica Park record with their 52nd victory at home, one more win than in the ballpark’s inaugural season in 2000. The club, however, is unable to contend this year due to its poor performance on the road, presently 19 games below .500.

The Tigers beat Minnesota, 5-1, in the last game played in Detroit this season to establish a Comerica Park record with their 52nd victory at home, one more win than in the ballpark’s inaugural season in 2000. The club, however, is unable to contend this year due to its poor performance on the road, presently 19 games below .500.

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The Tigers beat Minnesota, 5-1, in the last game played in Detroit this season to establish a Comerica Park record with their 52nd victory at home, one more win than in the ballpark’s inaugural season in 2000. The club, however, is unable to contend this year due to its poor performance on the road, presently 19 games below .500.

The Tigers beat Minnesota, 5-1, in the last game played in Detroit this season to establish a Comerica Park record with their 52nd victory at home, one more win than in the ballpark’s inaugural season in 2000. The club, however, is unable to contend this year due to its poor performance on the road, presently 19 games below .500.

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Chao-Hao Tseng of the La New Bears makes his 67th appearance of the 2010 CPBL season, breaking Chien-San Kao’s CPBL record for games pitched in a year. Tseng had broken Matt Perisho’s CPBL hold record earlier in the month.

Chao-Hao Tseng of the La New Bears makes his 67th appearance of the 2010 CPBL season, breaking Chien-San Kao’s CPBL record for games pitched in a year. Tseng had broken Matt Perisho’s CPBL hold record earlier in the month.

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Fortitudo Bologna wins the 2010 European Cup, topping Heidenheim Heidekoepfe, 2 – 1, in 10 innings in the finale. Heidenheim becomes the first German team to win a Medal at a European Cup with their Silver; Markus Winkler throws nine shutout innings today to try to get them the Gold. Juan Pablo Angrisano drives in Jairo Ramos Gizzi with the winner. Bologna takes its third European Cup, its first since 1985.

Fortitudo Bologna wins the 2010 European Cup, topping Heidenheim Heidekoepfe, 2 – 1, in 10 innings in the finale. Heidenheim becomes the first German team to win a Medal at a European Cup with their Silver; Markus Winkler throws nine shutout innings today to try to get them the Gold. Juan Pablo Angrisano drives in Jairo Ramos Gizzi with the winner. Bologna takes its third European Cup, its first since 1985.

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Yakult Swallows outfielder Norichika Aoki takes Kenichi Nakata deep for his 200th hit of the year. He becomes the first Nippon Pro Baseball player with multiple 200-hit seasons, having previously accomplished the feat in 2005.

Yakult Swallows outfielder Norichika Aoki takes Kenichi Nakata deep for his 200th hit of the year. He becomes the first Nippon Pro Baseball player with multiple 200-hit seasons, having previously accomplished the feat in 2005.

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The Dodgers also clinch a spot in the postseason with an 8 – 4 victory over Pittsburgh, highlighted by a two-run pinch single by Jim Thome. Manager Joe Torre leads a team to the playoffs for the 14th straight year, tying a record held by Bobby Cox of the Atlanta Braves.

The Dodgers also clinch a spot in the postseason with an 8 – 4 victory over Pittsburgh, highlighted by a two-run pinch single by Jim Thome. Manager Joe Torre leads a team to the playoffs for the 14th straight year, tying a record held by Bobby Cox of the Atlanta Braves.

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Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court’s newest member, throws the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium, a strike right down the middle of the plate, before watching her team defeat the Red Sox, 3-0. In 1995, Justice Sotomayor, as a U.S. District Judge, issued an injunction which led to ending the nearly eight-month-long baseball strike.

Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court’s newest member, throws the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium, a strike right down the middle of the plate, before watching her team defeat the Red Sox, 3-0. In 1995, Justice Sotomayor, as a U.S. District Judge, issued an injunction which led to ending the nearly eight-month-long baseball strike.

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Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court’s newest member, throws the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium, a strike right down the middle of the plate, before watching her team defeat the Red Sox, 3-0. In 1995, Justice Sotomayor, as a U.S. District Judge, issued an injunction which led to ending the nearly eight-month-long baseball strike.

Bronx native Sonia Sotomayor, the Supreme Court’s newest member, throws the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium, a strike right down the middle of the plate, before watching her team defeat the Red Sox, 3-0. In 1995, Justice Sotomayor, as a U.S. District Judge, issued an injunction which led to ending the nearly eight-month-long baseball strike.

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CC Sabathia wins his 19th game, giving up one hit in seven innings in a 3 – 0 Yankees victory over Boston. Newly-appointed Supreme Court judge Sonia Sotomayor, a lifelong Yankees fan better known in baseball circles for her ruling that ended the 1994 strike, throws the ceremonial first pitch to Jose Molina.

CC Sabathia wins his 19th game, giving up one hit in seven innings in a 3 – 0 Yankees victory over Boston. Newly-appointed Supreme Court judge Sonia Sotomayor, a lifelong Yankees fan better known in baseball circles for her ruling that ended the 1994 strike, throws the ceremonial first pitch to Jose Molina.

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Team Canada win its first Medal ever in a global international senior-level competition, taking the Bronze at the 2009 Baseball World Cup. They beat a Puerto Rican team loaded with former major leaguers, 6 – 2. Trystan Magnuson gets the historic win, while Jimmy Van Ostrand drives in 3.

Team Canada win its first Medal ever in a global international senior-level competition, taking the Bronze at the 2009 Baseball World Cup. They beat a Puerto Rican team loaded with former major leaguers, 6 – 2. Trystan Magnuson gets the historic win, while Jimmy Van Ostrand drives in 3.

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The Rays, although they suffer a 6-4 defeat to the Tigers, win their first American League East title when the Red Sox lose to the Yankees later in the evening. Skipper Joe Maddon and just a few players remained in the Comerica Park clubhouse to watch the end of the rain-delayed contest in Boston which brings the title to Tampa Bay.

The Rays, although they suffer a 6-4 defeat to the Tigers, win their first American League East title when the Red Sox lose to the Yankees later in the evening. Skipper Joe Maddon and just a few players remained in the Comerica Park clubhouse to watch the end of the rain-delayed contest in Boston which brings the title to Tampa Bay.

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The Brewers move one game ahead of the Mets in the National League Wild Card race with a 5 – 1 win against the Cubs. Rickie Weeks’ three-run home run in the 7th is the big blow for the Brew Crew. Seth McClung pitches four innings of scoreless relief for the win.

The Brewers move one game ahead of the Mets in the National League Wild Card race with a 5 – 1 win against the Cubs. Rickie Weeks’ three-run home run in the 7th is the big blow for the Brew Crew. Seth McClung pitches four innings of scoreless relief for the win.

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The Yankees crush the Red Sox, 19 – 8, on a rainy night at Fenway Park. Back-up shortstop Cody Ransom hits two homers while Robinson Cano drives in 5 runs and Brett Gardner 4 more in the rout. Boston’s loss means that Tampa Bay officially clinches the AL East division title. It is the first time since 1997 that neither Boston nor New York has won the AL East. Tampa Bay had never won 70 games in a season before this year.

The Yankees crush the Red Sox, 19 – 8, on a rainy night at Fenway Park. Back-up shortstop Cody Ransom hits two homers while Robinson Cano drives in 5 runs and Brett Gardner 4 more in the rout. Boston’s loss means that Tampa Bay officially clinches the AL East division title. It is the first time since 1997 that neither Boston nor New York has won the AL East. Tampa Bay had never won 70 games in a season before this year.

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