September 2, 2010
1. Domonic Brown 2. Ben Francisco 3. Brian Schneider 4. Mike Sweeney 5. Wilson Valdez
June 4, 1995 |
Ken Ray pitched 8 1/3 innings of solid ball and shortstop Anthony Medrano sparked a two-out, four-run rally in the third inning to lift Wilmington to a 5-1 win over Winston-Salem in the second of two Carolina League games last night. Earlier, Winston-Salem won a 15-inning game, 2-1, that had been suspended Friday night and continued last night. In the second game, Medrano singled with two men on base, knocking in Oscar Jimenez. Mike Sweeney followed with a single, driving in Sergio Nunez, before Carlos Mendez brought both Medrano and Sweeney home to complete the four-run rally.
September 20, 1998 |
Chicago Cubs phenom Kerry Wood probably will test his strained elbow again today and could return to the club's starting rotation for one more regular-season start Tuesday or Wednesday in Milwaukee, but he says that he will take no chances with his valuable arm. "My ultimate goal is to pitch in the playoffs, but I don't want to just pitch one year and be done," he said. "If I can't go, I'm not going to go. I've been honest with them. " Cleveland's Manny Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Kansas City's Jose Rosado in the first inning yesterday.
April 25, 2008 |
Frank Thomas won in his return to Oakland. Rajai Davis got three hits in his Athletics debut. Yet it was Donnie Murphy who delivered all the power. With two new and familiar faces in the starting lineup, the A's jumped on Minnesota starter Francisco Liriano (0-3) for six runs in the first inning on the way to an 11-2 victory over the visiting Twins yesterday. Murphy hit solo shots in the fifth and sixth innings for his first and second homers of the season and first career multihomer game.
August 16, 2001 |
Kansas City first baseman Mike Sweeney, who hurt his wrist and bruised his knuckles Friday in a brawl during a game, has talked to Frank Robinson, baseball's head disciplinarian. Now it's a matter of learning his fate. According to Sweeney, he charged the mound in the sixth inning after Detroit pitcher Jeff Weaver called him a profane name. He threw his helmet at Weaver and pinned him to the ground. Sweeney also hit Tigers catcher Robert Fick in the face. Sweeney missed a start last night against Baltimore because of injuries he suffered in the fight.
June 15, 2004 |
A highly anticipated meeting between an enduring star and a rising one was mostly a mismatch. Mark Prior pitched five shutout innings in his third start since coming off the disabled list and Todd Walker homered twice, ending Roger Clemens' unbeaten start as the visiting Chicago Cubs beat the Houston Astros, 7-2, last night. Prior (1-1), who missed the first 2 months of the season with Achilles' tendinitis, allowed only five hits and struck out eight, denying his childhood idol a chance to become the first pitcher in the big leagues with 10 wins.
September 20, 2002 |
Two bare-chested fans ran onto the field in the top of the ninth inning last night in Chicago and attacked Tom Gamboa, the first-base coach for the Kansas City Royals. After Michael Tucker grounded out to the pitcher for one out, two unidentified fans tackled Gamboa and began punching him. The Royals' dugout cleared and their bullpen rushed in from right field, with several players jumping on the fans. Punches were exchanged, but it wasn't clear which players threw them. Security went on the field and tried to break it up, but it was several minutes before order was restored.
August 17, 2001 |
Jim Thome got a hefty pay raise, hit two home runs and led the Cleveland Indians to their fourth straight win. "I guess you could say it turned out to be a pretty nice day," he said. Thome, who learned yesterday he'll be with the Indians for at least another year, hit his American League-leading 41st and 42nd homers as Cleveland completed a three-game sweep with a 6-1 win over the visiting Minnesota Twins. Thome's $7.5 million contract option was picked up earlier in the day by the Indians.
May 19, 2004 |
TORONTO - Miguel Batista, Jason Frasor and Terry Adams combined on a five-hitter as the Toronto Blue Jays handed Johan Santana his first loss in 20 starts with a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins last night. In the sixth inning, Santana (2-1) hit Dave Berg with a pitch with the bases loaded, giving the Blue Jays a 3-2 lead. Ex-Phillie Joe Roa then came on in relief, and he surrendered a two-run double to Reed Johnson. It was Santana's first setback since July 23, 2003, against Kansas City.
July 7, 2005 |
Texas Rangers lefthander Kenny Rogers apologized yesterday for last week's tirade against two TV cameramen that sent one to the hospital and prompted a police investigation, but said he has not decided whether he will go to next week's All-Star Game. Rogers, who is appealing his 20-game suspension for the outburst, apologized to fans and the cameramen in his first public comments since the June 29 episode. He declined to take questions, and said he was speaking against the advice of his lawyer.