March 2, 2014 |
ATHLETICS 3, ANGELS 2 AT THE PLATE: Infielder Grant Green and outfielder Brennan Boesch, in a crowded battle for backup jobs, continued to hit well. Green doubled home one run and has three hits in four at-bats. Boesch had two hits Sunday and has started the exhibition season with four hits in seven at-bats. ON THE MOUND: Hector Santiago, making his Angels debut, gave up an unearned run and one hit in 2 2/3 innings. Santiago said he threw "six or seven" screwballs per game with the Chicago White Sox last season.
March 16, 2013 |
Angels 13, Oakland 13 AT THE PLATE: Alberto Callaspo, batting cleanup, was three for three with a run and two runs batted in. Catcher Hank Conger had two hits, raising his spring average to .417. ON THE MOUND: Jered Weaver, who came in having given up one run this spring, gave up three times that many on one swing in the first inning when Josh Reddick hit a three-run home run. And the afternoon went downhill from there with Weaver giving up eight runs and six hits — including three homers — in two innings.
January 17, 2014 |
The Los Angeles Unified School District has instructed its schools to cancel outdoor athletic events scheduled for Friday because of air-quality concerns with the fire in Glendora, according to district athletics spokesman Trent Cornelius. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
April 20, 2012 |
Mark Sherburne, who briefly served as athletics director at Penn State after the disclosure of a child sexual abuse scandal connected to the university, no longer works at the school, officials said Friday. The university would not disclose why Sherburne was no longer a Penn State employee, saying in an email that officials could not discuss personnel matters. The Centre Daily Times, which first reported Sherburne's departure, said he was fired Wednesday. Sherburne was a senior athletics official who stepped in for 10 days to head the department after the sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky broke.
April 19, 2014 |
"Why is it OK for you to shift down seven but it's not OK for me to bunt?" - Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie after Houston Manager Bo Porter yelled at him for bunting with a seven-run lead - but with the Astros in a defensive shift that all but invited a bunt. "What am I supposed to do, get out of the way, catch the ball down here and let him slide into the glove? I'm going to break a wrist doing that? I'd rather put my body on the line and see what happens. " - Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez , to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, on the new rule that forbids catchers from blocking home plate until they have the ball, in an attempt to reduce collisions and injuries.
August 17, 2009 |
at Oakland 3, Chicago 2: Mark Ellis lined a homer just over the left-field wall with two out in the ninth inning and the Athletics avoided a three-game sweep. at Seattle 10, New York 3: Jose Lopez had three RBIs and the Mariners ended the Yankees' five-game win streak. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter broke Luis Aparicio's record for most hits as a shortstop with his 2,674th, a run-scoring double in the third inning. Cleveland 7, at Minnesota 4: Kelly Shoppach and Luis Valbuena homered, and Grady Sizemore added a two-run shot in a six-run third inning.