July 23, 1998 |
Aramis Ramirez of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Javier Vazquez of the Montreal Expos were each suspended Wednesday for five games and fined an undisclosed amount for their poor behavior in a game on July 17. Ramirez, who was hit in the back by a pitch from Vazquez, was suspended for charging the mound, throwing his helmet toward Vazquez and instigating a bench-clearing incident. Ramirez was scheduled to begin his suspension Friday.
September 22, 2009 |
St. Louis 7, at Houston 3: Mark DeRosa homered twice at Minute Maid Park for the second time this season and the Cardinals beat the Astros a few hours after Houston fired Manager Cecil Cooper. Atlanta 11, at New York 3: Chipper Jones homered and drove in four runs to power the Braves over the Mets. The Braves moved to within five games of idle Colorado for the NL wild-card lead with 12 games left. Chicago 10, at Milwaukee 2: Derrek Lee and Aramis Ramirez hit consecutive homers, and Tom Gorzelanny tied a career high with nine strikeouts.
July 30, 2009 |
Randy Wells pitched eight shutout innings and Alfonso Soriano hit a three-run home run during a six-run first inning Wednesday, leading the Chicago Cubs to an 12-0 victory over the Houston Astros. Aramis Ramirez homered and drove in two runs for the Cubs, who battered Mike Hampton and improved to 10-3 since the All-Star break. Wells (7-4) is the first Cubs rookie with seven victories since Kerry Wood won 13 in 1998.
August 2, 2009 |
Andrew McCutchen hit three home runs and drove in a career-high six runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Washington Nationals, 11-6, Saturday night. McCutchen, a rookie, doubled his home run total. He singled and scored on Lastings Milledge's two-run double in the third inning and finished four for five with four runs. McCutchen became the first Pirate to hit three home runs in a game since Aramis Ramirez on April 8, 2001, at Houston.
August 15, 2008 |
ATLANTA -- A brief benches-clearing skirmish and the second cycle in Atlanta history couldn't stop the Chicago Cubs from completing their first season sweep of the Braves. Aramis Ramirez and Alfonso Soriano hit home runs and the Cubs beat Atlanta, 11-7, on Thursday night, giving Chicago a sweep of the six-game series for the first time since the rivalry between the franchises began in 1876.
July 29, 2008 |
MILWAUKEE -- Derrek Lee doubled with one out in the ninth to score Alfonso Soriano and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-4, on Monday night to take a two-game lead in the NL Central. "The way we've been playing, we just needed a win. Period," Lee said. "On the road, it makes it even better."