On August 2, 2018 — The Red Sox begin a four-game series against the Yankees at home with an emphatic 15 – 7 win at Fenway Park. Steve Pearce homers three times and drives in six to lead the offense, as the Sox pound the Yankees’ bullpen for 13 runs after CC Sabathia leaves with a 4 – 2 lead after battling through the first three innings. Jonathan Holder is the worst offender, as he retires none of the 7 batters he faces and they all cross the plate as Boston scores 8 times in the 4th.
Milwaukee’s Jim Gantner has a double and hits his first homer since 1987, a streak of 1762 at bats without a dinger. In two days he’ll hit another. With two outs in the 9th, Robin Yount bangs a 3-run home run off Oakland’sDennis Eckersley for a 5 – 3 win.
September 3, 1991
Minnesota’s Jim Merritt loses his shutout in the 9th when Mickey Mantle hits a pinch homer, but he wins 3 – 1. It is Mantle’s 534th home run, tying him with Jimmie Foxx for 3rd on the all-time list.
August 21, 1968
1981 – Jerry Reuss of the Dodgers shuts out the Astros on a five-hitter, 4-0, winning the divisional series, 3-2. Nolan Ryan is reached for three runs in the sixth while Houston’s bats, as one writer put it, died in their sleep. The Astros manage just twelve hits and two runs over three days of one-win-to-clinch baseball.
October 15, 2019
The Phillies make public the one-day regular-season suspension of Larry Bowa handed down by Major League Baseball vice president for on-field operations Bob Watson. The action comes as a result of the Philadelphia’s manager’s “inappropriate conduct toward the umpire” when he became enraged with the home plate umpire over two close calls on checked swings during an exhibition game against the Indians on March 9.
March 21, 2002
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