April 6, 2012 |
The Angels' first game with new $240 million first baseman Albert Pujols is underway. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver took the mound for his third consecutive opening-day start and threw ball one to Kansas City Royals leadoff man Alex Gordon. Gordon flew out to center field one pitch later. Weaver then struck out Lorenzo Cain looking and Eric Hosmer flied out to left fielder Vernon Wells. The pre-game ceremonies included a full introduction of players and clubhouse personnel, a large flag unveiling in the outfield, first pitches by 2002 World Series stars Troy Percival, Tim Salmon and David Eckstein, and a flyover by a massive U.S. Air Force plane.
April 6, 2012 |
No offensive outburst yet in Anaheim. Through four and a half innings, Kansas City Royals pitcher Bruce Chen is matching Angels ace Jered Weaver in a scoreless tie. Chen has retired Angels' free-agent slugger Albert Pujols twice: a double-play line drive to shortstop and foul pop fly to third base. After Pujols' anticipated first at-bat closed with a line drive that Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar gloved and turned into a double play, the first at-bat by Kendrys Morales after he fractured his ankle celebrating a game-winning home run in 2010 was also anti-climactic: a double-play grounder to Escobar.
July 23, 2010 |
Kansas City Royals outfielder David DeJesus is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his right thumb after further examination showed a complete ligament tear. Earlier Friday, DeJesus was put on the 15-day disabled list because of what was originally called a sprained right thumb. He suffered the injury and left Thursday's game against the New York Yankees after crashing into the center-field wall in the third inning while trying to track down a Derek Jeter drive that eventually wound up as an inside-the-park home run. DeJesus, who has been the subject of trade speculation, batted .318 with five home runs and 37 runs batted in over 91 games this season.
July 5, 2013
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he thinks he is close to feeling well enough to begin playing in minor league games. Jeter says he is now doing everything needed before beginning a rehabilitation assignment. "I'm anxious to be playing in games," Jeter said after working out Thursday at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. "When they tell me to play, I'll play. " On Wednesday, Jeter ran the bases after putting the ball in play during simulated at-bats for the first time since a second break was found in his left ankle.
October 16, 1990 |
Throwing football speculators for a loop, the Raiders made a trade Monday that did not involve Marcus Allen, Bobby Hebert, the San Francisco 49ers, Steve Beuerlein or Vann McElroy. Instead, they sent reserve cornerback Dennis Price to the New York Jets for linebacker Alex Gordon in what amounts to a swap of injury reports. Price spent the last two weeks on the team's practice squad after a four-week stay on injured reserve with a chest injury.
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June 28, 2003 |
Alex Gordon, who produced low-budget exploitation movies in the 1950s and '60s, such as "The She-Creature," "Dragstrip Girl," and "Shake, Rattle and Rock," but devoted most of his professional life to his childhood western screen hero, Gene Autry, has died. He was 80. Gordon, longtime vice president of Autry's Flying A Pictures and director of licensing for the Gene Autry Music Group, died of cancer Tuesday at a nursing home in Hollywood.