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August 27, 2009 | Associated Press
at San Francisco 4, Arizona 3: Pinch-hitter Bengie Molina hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning. at Chicago 9, Washington 4: Milton Bradley homered and had three RBIs. Cincinnati 4, at Milwaukee 3 (10 innings): Darnell McDonald hit an RBI double to drive in the winning run. at Florida 5, New York 3: Josh Johnson improved to 7-0 with an ERA of 2.30 in nine starts against New York. Philadelphia 4, at Pittsburgh 1 (10 innings): Ryan Howard hit a three-run home run in the 10th inning after the Phillies' bullpen blew yet another lead.
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October 17, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
As the St. Louis Cardinals' assistant hitting coach, Bengie Molina will spend much of Thursday's off-day preparing for Game 6 of the National League Championship Series studying video of Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and the at-bats of his own players from Wednesday's 6-4 loss in Game 5. He also planned to set aside a few minutes to be a big brother. Yadier Molina may be the best catcher in baseball, the heart and soul of the Cardinals, the guiding force behind the team's talented young pitching staff, a five-time All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner who helped St. Louis win the 2006 and 2011 World Series.
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June 30, 2010
The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Bengie Molina from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for reliever Chris Ray and a player to be named, a source told MLB.com on Wednesday. Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels would not confirm the trade when talking to reporters Wednesday. The Giants, through a team spokesperson, said they had no comment. Marlins retain Rodriguez A day after being told he would manage the team for the rest of the season, Edwin Rodriguez watched the Florida Marlins lose to the New York Mets, 6-5, in the final game of a three-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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October 28, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
Bengie Molina waved to the fans, to acknowledge their standing ovation. He pounded his fist against his heart, then extended it toward the stands. And then he went back to work, to his mission of beating the heck out of the home team. The San Francisco Giants traded Molina to the Texas Rangers on July 1, making way for phenom Buster Posey at catcher. Molina had shepherd the Giants' outstanding pitching staff for four years, and the San Francisco crowd thanked him with its ovation.
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July 23, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Five years after the Angels went younger, cheaper and faster with their starting catcher, Bengie Molina has returned to the American League West to help the Texas Rangers try to lap his former team. And, in an ironic twist, the Rangers' pursuit of their first division title since 1999 picked up speed this month when Molina pulled into third base with a standup eighth-inning triple against the Boston Red Sox, completing perhaps the most unlikely cycle in baseball history. "I've been criticized so long about my speed, that I can't run and I'm the slowest guy," Molina said Friday before Rangers beat the Angels, 1-0, at Rangers Ballpark.
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October 24, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
When the booze and tears flowed Saturday night in the visitors' locker room at Citizens Bank Park, someone was missing. Someone the San Francisco Giants cited as a reason why they were celebrating their coronation as the champions of the National League. Someone they described as a mentor. But not one player or coach lamented that Bengie Molina wasn't there with them. There was no reason for anyone to feel guilty that they traded the veteran catcher in late July. That's because Molina is also headed to the World Series ?
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September 5, 2009 | Associated Press
San Francisco 3, at Milwaukee 2: Bengie Molina's solo homer broke an eighth-inning tie as the Giants survived 10 walks. at Colorado 5, Arizona 4: Jason Giambi came through with his second clutch pinch hit in three games, an RBI single in the eighth inning. at New York 6, Chicago 2: Rookie Bobby Parnell pitched seven shutout innings, Cory Sullivan homered and the Mets had a five-run eighth inning. Cincinnati 3, at Atlanta 1: Bronson Arroyo was sharp for seven innings and the Reds won their fifth in a row. at Houston 7, Philadelphia 0: Cliff Lee struggled for the second straight start.
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August 4, 2004 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
Bengie Molina is expected to be out two to four weeks after going on the disabled list Tuesday, when X-rays revealed that the catcher had broken the tip of his right index finger Saturday on a wild pitch from reliever Kevin Gregg. The Angels delayed their decision on Molina's replacement until today to assess their options, which do not appear to include their most prized minor league prospects, third baseman Dallas McPherson and catcher Jeff Mathis.
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December 8, 2005 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
The Angels pulled an about-face on Bengie Molina on Wednesday, declining to offer the catcher salary arbitration after informing his agent last week that they would, effectively ending the Angel career of the popular two-time Gold Glove Award winner and clutch hitter. Pitcher Jarrod Washburn, reliever Jason Christiansen and infielder Lou Merloni also were not offered arbitration, but pitcher Paul Byrd, who signed a two-year deal with Cleveland on Monday, was.
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August 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Bengie Molina had a key home run and left his teammates laughing after his rare triple. Molina hit a tiebreaking, two-run shot during a four-run eighth inning and came within a double of hitting for the cycle, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 6-2, Thursday night. Molina, the former Angels catcher, put the Blue Jays ahead against Brian Meadows (2-4) with his 12th homer of the season. He singled in the sixth and hit his third career triple, and first since Sept.
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October 24, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
When the booze and tears flowed Saturday night in the visitors' locker room at Citizens Bank Park, someone was missing. Someone the San Francisco Giants cited as a reason why they were celebrating their coronation as the champions of the National League. Someone they described as a mentor. But not one player or coach lamented that Bengie Molina wasn't there with them. There was no reason for anyone to feel guilty that they traded the veteran catcher in late July. That's because Molina is also headed to the World Series ?
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October 20, 2010 | By Dave van Dyck
Reporting from New York The upstart, under-respected Texas Rangers, who started as the laughingstock Washington Senators, are one victory away from their first World Series. And they have three chances to do it, starting Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, where they already have won Games 3 and 4 of the American League Championship Series. Their latest triumph was a 10-3 rout Tuesday night over a New York Yankees team that has been outpitched and outhit while going down three games to one. Bengie Molina hit a key three-run home run to give the Rangers a 5-3 lead, and Josh Hamilton hit two solo shots, giving him four homers for the series.
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October 6, 2010 | By Bill Shaikin
Bengie Molina hit a home run Wednesday in his team's playoff opener. He had three hits in all, drove in two runs and caught a six-hitter. That would be the kind of performance you would entrust a veteran catcher to deliver in October, particularly one with a World Series championship ring. But Molina delivered for the Texas Rangers, not the San Francisco Giants. And the Giants, who dumped Molina three months ago, could not be happier. The Giants are happy for Molina, to be sure, and they would love to see him in the World Series.
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July 23, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
Five years after the Angels went younger, cheaper and faster with their starting catcher, Bengie Molina has returned to the American League West to help the Texas Rangers try to lap his former team. And, in an ironic twist, the Rangers' pursuit of their first division title since 1999 picked up speed this month when Molina pulled into third base with a standup eighth-inning triple against the Boston Red Sox, completing perhaps the most unlikely cycle in baseball history. "I've been criticized so long about my speed, that I can't run and I'm the slowest guy," Molina said Friday before Rangers beat the Angels, 1-0, at Rangers Ballpark.
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July 3, 2010
Helping out Manny Ramirez got Josh Byrnes fired. It wasn't just Ramirez, of course. But the Arizona Diamondbacks were well on their way to a second consecutive National League West championship in 2008 when the Boston Red Sox dumped Ramirez on the Dodgers. If Arizona had won, that might have bought a little more time and credibility for Byrnes, the Diamondbacks' general manager. The Dodgers, a .500 team until Ramirez showed up, roared past Arizona and into the playoffs.
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June 30, 2010
The Texas Rangers have acquired catcher Bengie Molina from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for reliever Chris Ray and a player to be named, a source told MLB.com on Wednesday. Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels would not confirm the trade when talking to reporters Wednesday. The Giants, through a team spokesperson, said they had no comment. Marlins retain Rodriguez A day after being told he would manage the team for the rest of the season, Edwin Rodriguez watched the Florida Marlins lose to the New York Mets, 6-5, in the final game of a three-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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June 14, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY: GIANTS AT SAN FRANCISCO FRIDAY THROUGH JUNE 21: DODGERS AT ANGEL STADIUM The Giants have one player in their starting lineup from the 2002 World Series -- Bengie Molina, then the catcher for the Angels. With his next home run, Molina will have hit at least 10 homers for seven consecutive seasons. Neither of his catching brothers, Jose of the New York Yankees nor Yadier of the St. Louis Cardinals, ever has hit 10 home runs in a season. Molina, the Giants' cleanup batter, leads all major league catchers in home runs and runs batted in. He has drawn two walks this season.
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August 16, 2009 | Associated Press
A masterful pitching duel turned ugly after David Wright was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Matt Cain, and Bengie Molina homered in the 10th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday. Cain and fellow All-Star Johan Santana were locked in a scoreless matchup at Citi Field until the fourth inning, when Cain nailed Wright with a 94-mph fastball. Seemingly rattled, Cain gave up a run before settling down and pitching into the eighth, when the Mets tied it at 4-4. Molina, who'd been hit by Santana in retaliation, led off the 10th with a drive to left off Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez (2-4)
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March 27, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Jered Weaver has been aligned to start the Angels' April 5 season opener since Cactus League play began in early March, and nothing has knocked him off that course. The right-hander will make his last exhibition start in Arizona on Wednesday, and he appears to be a lock to start five days later against the Minnesota Twins in Angel Stadium. But Manager Mike Scioscia won't officially select his opening-day starter until Monday or Tuesday. "I haven't heard anything," Weaver said.
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September 5, 2009 | Associated Press
San Francisco 3, at Milwaukee 2: Bengie Molina's solo homer broke an eighth-inning tie as the Giants survived 10 walks. at Colorado 5, Arizona 4: Jason Giambi came through with his second clutch pinch hit in three games, an RBI single in the eighth inning. at New York 6, Chicago 2: Rookie Bobby Parnell pitched seven shutout innings, Cory Sullivan homered and the Mets had a five-run eighth inning. Cincinnati 3, at Atlanta 1: Bronson Arroyo was sharp for seven innings and the Reds won their fifth in a row. at Houston 7, Philadelphia 0: Cliff Lee struggled for the second straight start.
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