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March 22, 1987 | By Theresa Sullivan Barger, Special to The Inquirer
Derek Holland, the 1-year-old Jenkintown boy who had remained in critical condition after two liver transplant operations, has died of respiratory infection. Derek, who lived with his parents John T. and Cathy Holland on the 100 block of Walnut Street, died March 11 at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh from complications developed after the second operation. Interment was private. The boy, who was born with a birth defect that damaged his liver, underwent his first liver transplant Feb. 7 and his second Feb. 26. The Jenkintown community has continued to provide financial and emotional support to the family.
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August 1, 2009 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joining the chorus With Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz the latest to be named from a list of 104 players who baseball says tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, Torii Hunter of the Los Angeles Angels echoed what many have said. He just expressed his thoughts a little differently. "You have someone who's a little rat, who keeps poking his head out of the hole," Hunter told the Los Angeles Times. "Why not just come out? Why throw a name out there every three months, every six months?
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March 1, 1987 | By Theresa Sullivan Barger, Special to The Inquirer
On Saturday, Feb. 7, the day John and Cathy Holland had anxiously awaited finally arrived. It unfolded with numbing speed. At 5 a.m., the Jenkintown couple were awakened by a phone call from a nurse from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh telling them the hospital had received a liver for their 1-year-old son, Derek. At 7 a.m., John, Cathy and Derek Holland caught a USAir flight to Pittsburgh and arrived at the hospital at 8 a.m. At 12:30 p.m., members of Thomas Starzl's surgical team began preoperative procedures, including measuring 23-pound Derek to ensure the new liver would be the right size.
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June 28, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
DIDI GREGORIUS drove in the go-ahead run with a bunt single in the 11th inning and Aaron Hill homered as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 last night to salvage the finale of a three-game series. Miguel Montero led off the 11th with a ground-rule double off Craig Stammen (4-3). A.J. Pollock ran for Montero and Cody Ross bunted him to third. After Jason Kubel drew a walk, Gregorius bunted down the first-base line. Pollock ran on contact and scored the go-ahead run and Gregorius beat the throw at first.
SPORTS
May 18, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Javier Vazquez made his first relief appearance in 4 years. Marcus Thames got the third game-ending hit of his career. Only Alex Rodriguez was used to this sort of late-inning madness. "We did it the hard way today," the slugger said. Rodriguez hit a tying homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning and Thames connected moments later for a two-run shot of his own, giving the New York Yankees a wild, 11-9 victory over the visiting Boston Red Sox last night. With one out and a runner on third, Rodriguez hit the first pitch into the visitors' bullpen in left-center to tie it at 9. Papelbon (1-3)
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August 10, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning last night, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-2, to finish their first four-game home sweep of their bitter rival in 24 years. Victor Martinez hit a two-run homer off Phil Coke (4-3) in the top of the eighth, snapping Boston's 31-inning scoreless streak and making it 2-1. Daniel Bard (0-1) retired the first two hitters in the bottom half before Damon drove a 98-mph fastball over the rightfield fence, bringing the fourth consecutive sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium to its feet.
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July 31, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The window of opportunity for acquiring Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay may be opened or closed. It depends on which report you believe. Yesterday, according to ESPN.com, Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi said in an e-mail that trade talks for Halladay were "dead. " Ricciardi added, however, that the club is willing to listen to offers until today's 4 p.m. trade deadline. Toronto has had talks with the Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees about Halladay (11-4)
SPORTS
September 30, 2011 | Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers had to win their last six games in the regular season to earn home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs this time. Just to get into the postseason, Tampa Bay had to overcome a nine-game deficit in the final month and a seven-run deficit in the final game. "Right now there's nothing that we don't think that we can't do. ... We believe," Rays manager Joe Maddon said Thursday, a day before the opener of a rematch of last year's AL division series.
SPORTS
October 15, 2011 | Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas - Nelson Cruz is again swinging his big boomstick in October for the Texas Rangers, who are one win from their second consecutive trip to the World Series. Only 31/2 years ago, Cruz was waived at the end of spring training but went unclaimed and was sent to the minors. It's been quite a turnaround. "That period of time in Nelson's life, he hadn't arrived yet. You know, we all got to experience things before we finally make our way to where we want to be," manager Ron Washington said Friday.
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April 1, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
WHEN WE'RE talking about the health of a rotation, the perfect season goes something like this: 33-33-32-32-32. That's 162 starts split among five players. It hasn't happened in the history of the National League. Last season, no team in the NL had more than three starters finish with 32 starts. Pitchers get hurt. That's what they do, because the body wasn't designed for throwing overhand. I'm guessing you see where this is going, so let's skip the pleasantries. The Phillies are one significant pitching injury away from disaster.
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June 28, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
DIDI GREGORIUS drove in the go-ahead run with a bunt single in the 11th inning and Aaron Hill homered as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 last night to salvage the finale of a three-game series. Miguel Montero led off the 11th with a ground-rule double off Craig Stammen (4-3). A.J. Pollock ran for Montero and Cody Ross bunted him to third. After Jason Kubel drew a walk, Gregorius bunted down the first-base line. Pollock ran on contact and scored the go-ahead run and Gregorius beat the throw at first.
SPORTS
October 24, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ARLINGTON, Texas - Derek Holland kept Albert Pujols in the ballpark and the Texas Rangers in the World Series. In a title matchup that's getting more interesting with every game, Holland put the emphasis back on pitching. Given a pep talk by manager Ron Washington minutes before the game, Holland held St. Louis to two hits over 8 1/3 innings to beat the Cardinals, 4-0, last night and even the series, 2-2. Holland struck out seven, walked two and never was in trouble against a team that erupted for 16 runs the previous night.
SPORTS
October 24, 2011 | Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas - Derek Holland kept Albert Pujols in the ballpark and the Texas Rangers in this World Series. In a title matchup that's getting more interesting with every game, Holland put the emphasis back on pitching. Given a pep talk by manager Ron Washington minutes before the game, Holland allowed two hits over 81/3 innings to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 4-0, on Sunday night and even things at two games apiece. Holland struck out seven, walked two, and never was in trouble against a Cardinals team that erupted for 16 runs the previous night.
SPORTS
October 24, 2011
ARLINGTON, Texas - Would they walk him every time? Intentionally? Covertly? Would the Texas Rangers challenge Albert Pujols, greatest hitter of a generation, coming off the greatest game a player could have? Pujols hit three home runs in the World Series in Game 3 on Saturday, tying Babe Ruth, who did it twice, and Reggie Jackson. His five hits tied Paul Molitor, his six RBI tied Bobby Richardson and Hideki Matsui (against the Phillies in 2009) and his 14 total bases gave him a record all his own. Plenty of other issues swirled last night.
SPORTS
October 19, 2011
  ST. LOUIS - "Call it whatever you want," Texas outfielder David Murphy was saying yesterday. "You can call it ironic. Call it funny. Call it . . . " Baseball? "Exactly," Murphy said. Last year at this time, the Texas Rangers were favored to beat the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. They had a lineup of great hitters. They had a green but formidable pitching staff. And they had Cliff Lee. Mr. October already had pitched them past Tampa Bay and the New York Yankees, two lineups that appeared a whole lot more intimidating than one that contained Pat Burrell, Aubrey Huff, Cody Ross and Edgar Renteria.
SPORTS
October 15, 2011 | Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas - Nelson Cruz is again swinging his big boomstick in October for the Texas Rangers, who are one win from their second consecutive trip to the World Series. Only 31/2 years ago, Cruz was waived at the end of spring training but went unclaimed and was sent to the minors. It's been quite a turnaround. "That period of time in Nelson's life, he hadn't arrived yet. You know, we all got to experience things before we finally make our way to where we want to be," manager Ron Washington said Friday.
SPORTS
October 11, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ARLINGTON, Texas - Nelson Cruz' first homer of the game was for his Texas Rangers. His second was for the history books - with an asterisk. Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Rangers over the Detroit Tigers, 7-3, in 11 innings yesterday for a 2-0 lead in the ALCS. Cruz hit a tying home run in the seventh inning. His second homer of the game was a high drive to leftfield off Ryan Perry with nobody out in the 11th, and came after a misplay in the Detroit outfield loaded the bases.
SPORTS
October 11, 2011 | By Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas - Nelson Cruz hit the first game-ending grand slam in postseason history, lifting the Texas Rangers over the Detroit Tigers, 7-3, in 11 innings Monday for a two-games-to-none lead in the American League Championship Series. Cruz also hit a tying home run in the seventh inning. His second homer of the game was a high drive to left field off Ryan Perry with nobody out in the 11th, and it came after a misplay in the Detroit outfield loaded the bases. "It was amazing," Cruz said.
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September 30, 2011 | Associated Press
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers had to win their last six games in the regular season to earn home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs this time. Just to get into the postseason, Tampa Bay had to overcome a nine-game deficit in the final month and a seven-run deficit in the final game. "Right now there's nothing that we don't think that we can't do. ... We believe," Rays manager Joe Maddon said Thursday, a day before the opener of a rematch of last year's AL division series.
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