November 29, 2007 |
Outfielder Delmon Young was sent from Tampa Bay to Minnesota last night as part of a six-player trade that sent righthander Matt Garza to the Rays. The Twins, who lost centerfielder Torii Hunter to free agency last week, also gave up starting shortstop Jason Bartlett and minor-league pitcher Eduardo Morlan. They acquired shortstop Brendan Harris and minor-league outfielder Jason Pridie. Cardinals. St. Louis manager Tony La Russa pleaded guilty to driving under the influence eight months after police found him asleep and smelling of alcohol in his running sport utility vehicle at a stoplight in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was fined $678.
July 2, 2008 |
Matt Garza pitched seven strong innings in his first outing since throwing a one-hitter, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat visiting Boston and nemesis Tim Wakefield last night, 3-1. The win extended the Rays' lead in the American League East to 2 1/2 games over the second-place Red Sox. Garza (7-4) allowed an unearned run and five hits, and Dioner Navarro snapped a fourth-inning tie with an RBI single off Wakefield (5-6), whose 19 career victories against Tampa Bay - nine at Tropicana Field - are the most by an opposing pitcher.
February 25, 2013
Russell Martin won't be moonlighting at shortstop after all. Pittsburgh's new catcher says he will not play for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic because Canadian and Pirates officials don't feel comfortable with him moving from his normal position. Yanks' Granderson has broken arm New York Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson will be sidelined up to 10 weeks with a broken right forearm. The slugger was hit by a pitch from Toronto's J.A. Happ in the bottom of the first inning Sunday.
April 29, 2012 |
And in the seventh inning, Juan Pierre walked. In terms of accomplishments, that was about it Sunday afternoon as the Cubs beat the Phillies, 5-1, at Citizens Bank Park to drop them to 10-12. Pierre's base on balls snapped a string of 19 consecutive batters retired by Chicago righthander Matt Garza, who allowed a single to Jimmy Rollins to lead off the game before mowing down the Phillies lineup inning after inning. Garza finished with seven scoreless innings, allowing two baserunners and striking out 10 on 103 pitches.
August 16, 2008 |
Matt Garza had to settle for his second career shutout after making a bid for the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay history. Garza didn't allow a hit against the Rangers until a debatable call with two outs in the sixth inning last night, then finished with a two-hitter as the Rays beat host Texas, 7-0. Meanwhile, a Tampa Bay lineup missing injured stars Evan Longoria and Carl Crawford hit four home runs in 4 2/3 innings off Kevin Millwood (6-7)....
October 26, 2008 |
Tampa Bay Rays righthander Matt Garza did not display the form that he showed in the American League Championship Series during his first start in the World Series against the Phillies last night. Garza, the MVP of the AL series, struggled early and late in his appearance against the Phillies. In six innings, he allowed four runs, all earned, while striking out seven and walking two. His Achilles' heel was the long ball, as he surrendered three home runs. That was quite a contrast to his ALCS performance when he was 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA. Garza won the decisive seventh game against the Boston Red Sox, 3-1. Garza put himself in an immediate hole last night when he had runners on second and third and no outs in the first inning.
June 28, 2013 |
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.
July 24, 2013
Matt Garza has been traded to Texas from the Chicago Cubs, giving the Rangers a pitcher they have long coveted. The deal completed Monday night gives the Rangers a boost to a starting rotation plagued by injuries. Texas sent the Cubs rookie pitcher Justin Grimm, top prospect third baseman Mike Olt, and single-A pitcher C.J. Edwards. There will also be a player to be named later. Garza, a 29-year-old righthander who can be a free agent after the season, is 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA his last six starts.
November 8, 2011 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals on Monday traded outfielder Melky Cabrera to the San Francisco Giants for lefthander Jonathan Sanchez. It was the second significant trade involving a starter this offseason. The Atlanta Braves shipped Derek Lowe to the Cleveland Indians last week. The subject of trade speculation for several years, Sanchez threw a no-hitter on July 10, 2009, against San Diego. Only an error by third baseman Juan Uribe kept it from being a perfect game. Giants general manager Brian Sabean, who said he was never close to moving Sanchez in the past, put Sanchez on the trading block after the season in hopes of finding a player to bolster an offense that finished last in the NL in runs.
April 24, 2010 |
Where is everybody? "Put me in, Coach, I'm ready to play today," John Fogerty once sang. The Tampa Bay Rays, off to great start with nobody in Florida watching, have taken the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer at his word - and thrown in fellow Famers ZZ Top, too (we hear Billy Gibbons has a mean circle change). The Rays started a nine-game homestand featuring the Blue Jays, A's and Royals at Tropicana Field on Friday, which is not drawing well. The club tells Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times that tickets remain available in all price categories.