August 21, 2014 |
Seattle Mariners righthander Hisashi Iwakuma is an example of a pitcher who prospers by grudgingly giving out free passes. He entered the game against the Phillies Tuesday night leading baseball in fewest walks per nine innings with 0.777. His counterpart, Phillies righthander A.J. Burnett, took the mound leading MLB with 72 walks, an average of nearly four per nine innings. Although Burnett, 37, turned in a solid performance before running out of gas in the eighth inning, he couldn't keep pace with Iwakuma.
October 28, 2012 |
DETROIT - Ryan Vogelsong escaped trouble three times and Gregor Blanco hit a go-ahead triple to lead San Francisco over the Tigers, 2-0, Saturday night and move the Giants into a three-games-to-none World Series lead. One win from their second title in three seasons, the Giants became the first team to pitch consecutive shutouts in the Series since Baltimore's staff ended 1966 with three straight against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Vogelsong became only the third pitcher to make four straight starts in a single postseason in which he allowed no more than one run, giving up five hits in 52/3 innings with four walks and three strikeouts.
October 20, 2012 |
DETROIT - Prince Fielder waved his arms frantically, gleefully calling off his teammates before catching the final out. From the moment Fielder signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had been waiting for a moment like this. Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit's starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven seasons by beating the New York Yankees, 8-1, Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL Championship Series.
October 19, 2012 |
DETROIT - Prince Fielder waved his arms frantically, gleefully calling off his teammates while the crowd at Comerica Park roared. From the moment the big first baseman signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had waited for a chance to celebrate like this. After another dazzling effort by Detroit's starting pitchers and another soaring home run by Miguel Cabrera, Fielder caught the final out to send the Tigers to the World Series - with a sweep of the New York Yankees, no less.
October 7, 2012 |
DETROIT - Justin Verlander allowed a home run to the first batter of the game - and quickly shrugged it off. This hard-throwing ace doesn't usually hit his stride until a bit later. Verlander shut down Oakland after that early slip, and Alex Avila homered in the fifth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers over the Athletics, 3-1, Saturday night in the opener of their best-of-five AL playoff. Verlander allowed three hits in seven innings and matched his career postseason high with 11 strikeouts.
September 13, 2012 |
J.J. Hardy homered twice, doubled and drove in five runs, and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 9-2, Tuesday night and moved into a tie for the AL East lead. Hardy went 4-for-5 to help host Baltimore pull even atop the division with the New York Yankees, who lost, 4-3, at Boston. The Rays are two games behind the co-leaders. Chris Davis homered and Matt Wieters had three hits and two RBI for Baltimore. Hardy hit a two-run homer in the third inning, doubled and scored in the fifth, singled in a run in the sixth and added his 21st homer with a runner on in the eighth.
September 14, 2008 |
The Trenton Thunder are a win away from a second consecutive Eastern League championship after beating the Akron Aeros, 4-1, last night at Waterfront Park. The victory gave the New York Yankees' double-A affiliate a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-five title series. Austin Jackson's home run gave Trenton a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Thunder scored the deciding run in the fourth on an RBI single by Kevin Russo, and Reegie Corona delivered another score with a sacrifice fly. The game had been rescheduled from Friday night because of rain.
August 17, 2008 |
READING - Francisco Cervelli's two-run double in the sixth inning helped the Trenton Thunder top the Reading Phillies, 9-7, last night in the Eastern League. Austin Jackson followed with an RBI single in a four-run outburst that gave the Thunder a 9-2 lead at the time. Charleston 4, Lakewood 3 LAKEWOOD, N.J. - David Williams's RBI double in the top of the second produced the winning run as the RiverDogs defeated the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League. Lakewood had runners on first and second in the bottom of the ninth.
July 8, 2008 |
Austin Jackson's two-run double keyed a four-run seventh inning as the Trenton Thunder defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 6-4, in the Eastern League last night. Chris Malec was 3 for 5 with two RBIs for the Thunder. Portland 5, Reading 4 PORTLAND, Maine - Tony Granadillo concluded a hot series by doubling in the go-ahead run as the Sea Dogs beat the Phillies in the Eastern League. Granadillo homered twice in the series as the Dogs won three of four games. Travis Minix pitched well for the Phillies in a spot start.
June 2, 2008 |
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Casey Smith's two-out single in the 10th inning drove home Mike Cervenak with the winning run as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs edged the Louisville Bats, 5-4, yesterday in the Eastern League. Chris Dickerson's solo homer tied it in the bottom of the ninth for Louisville. Trenton 9, New Britain 3 NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - Austin Jackson knocked in seven runs, including a three-run double in the top of the second inning, to propel the Thunder over the Rock Cats in the Eastern League.