May 11, 2009 |
New York 5, at Baltimore 3: Johnny Damon hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano also connected for the Yankees. at Boston 4, Tampa Bay 3: Jonathan Papelbon powered his way out of a ninth-inning jam with three straight strikeouts after Jason Bay doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth. Detroit 5, at Cleveland 3: Rick Porcello extended Detroit's streak of strong pitching, and the Tigers completed a three-game sweep of the struggling Indians.
September 8, 1990 |
The Boston fans, remembering the past and seeing a run of bad fortune, are expecting the worst. They think the Red Sox will find a way to lose the American League East. Earlier Friday, the Red Sox learned that Roger Clemens, their best pitcher, has tendinitis in his shoulder and and will miss at least his next two starts. Then, they fell three runs behind the Seattle Mariners in the first two innings at Boston.
March 8, 1991
Kennedy High scored two runs on a suicide squeeze with one out in the seventh inning to hand host Granada Hills a 6-5 loss in a North Valley League baseball opener Thursday. John Davis walked to lead off the seventh, Jason Makahon singled, and both runners advanced on a ground out. Darrin McCall followed with a bunt that scored Davis and, when Granada Hills threw to first base to retire McCall, Makahon scampered home.
April 18, 1998 |
The Utah Jazz clinched homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs Friday night with a 102-99 victory in Phoenix that ended the Suns' 10-game winning streak. Karl Malone scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Bryon Russell matched his season-high with 21 points off the bench. Russell made three free throws in the final minute to help secure the victory.
September 15, 2002 |
The tension that has always existed between Orlando Hernandez and Jorge Posada--sometimes for the better, sometimes not--exploded Saturday. El Duque punched Posada in the face before the New York Yankees' game against the Chicago White Sox, and teammates had to pull the two men apart, according to Newsday. The incident probably will strengthen the desire of the Yankees' front office to get rid of Hernandez after the season.
July 23, 1986
Former big league outfielder Harry (Peanuts) Lowrey, who died earlier this month, played bit parts in a number of films while he was growing up in Culver City and while he was playing for the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League. One of the movies was "The Winning Team," starring Ronald Reagan as Grover Cleveland Alexander.