January 9, 2001 |
Johnny Damon, the Dodgers' great winter hope for a leadoff-hitting center fielder, is coming west. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, he's headed for Oakland rather than Chavez Ravine. Damon, 27, was traded from the Kansas City Royals to the American League West champion Athletics in a three-team, nine-player deal Monday that included the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
August 14, 2001
Nick Bierbrodt pitched seven scoreless innings and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays completed a four-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 5-1 victory Monday. Minnesota, which has lost 21 of 28, dropped 1 1/2 games behind AL Central Division-leading Cleveland, which was off Monday. The Indians and Twins open a three-game series tonight at Cleveland. Bierbrodt (1-2) gave up two hits. The left-hander, who struck out seven and walked three, retired the last 10 batters.
June 24, 1999 |
The Texas Rangers honored the Stanley Cup champion Dallas Stars before Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics and then went out and ended their longest losing streak of the season with a 7-6 victory. Star captain Derian Hatcher carried the Stanley Cup onto the field, where he received a standing ovation. The Stars and Rangers are owned by Dallas businessman Tom Hicks.
September 27, 2001 |
MATT WISE (1-3, 4.34 ERA) vs. ATHLETICS' CORY LIDLE (11-6, 3.61 ERA) Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland, 12:30 p.m. Radio--KLAC (570), XPRS (1090). Update--Though Oakland left-hander Barry Zito struggled with his control, walking four, he gave up only one run on four hits in six innings Wednesday night to improve to 15-8. Zito is 10-1 with a 1.04 earned-run average in his last 11 starts.
December 25, 1998
A guest list of sports figures to be featured on TV and radio from today through Thursday. * Shaquille O'Neal, Karl Malone --"The Last Word," tonight, 6 and midnight, Fox Sports West. * Bob Toledo, Barry Alvarez, Santa Anita executive vice-president and general manager Cliff Goodrich --"The Irv Kaze Show," tonight, 7-8, KIEV (870). * Larry Holmes, George Foreman --"Up Close," Monday, 1:30-2 p.m., ESPN. * Ricky Williams, Cade McNown, Tim Couch --"The Last Word," Monday, 6 p.m. and midnight.
July 29, 1998 |
Call it an error, call it a homer. In either case, it scored three runs that helped the Boston Red Sox win. Darren Lewis hit a three-run inside-the-park homer that initially was ruled a four-base error and Troy O'Leary added a two-run shot as Boston began a 12-game trip with an 8-4 victory over Oakland on Tuesday night. The loss was the season-high eighth in a row for Oakland, which has its longest losing streak since dropping the final nine games of the 1995 season.