June 9, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a conservative Republican, announced her support Sunday for a bipartisan immigration overhaul plan, lending momentum to the comprehensive measure being debated in the Senate. “Our immigration system is completely broken,” the New Hampshire lawmaker said on CBS's “Face the Nation.” “This is a thoughtful, bipartisan solution to a tough problem.” Ayotte, who was elected in 2010, is the first Republican to endorse the measure apart from the four in the Senate's so-called Gang of Eight: Sens.
September 20, 2009 |
at St. Louis 2, Chicago 1: Brendan Ryan had an outfielder-assisted homer, and his walk-off single in the ninth reduced the Cardinals' magic number in the NL Central to four. San Diego 2, at Pittsburgh 1: In a game that had two runs score without the benefit of a hit, Henry Blanco's sacrifice fly in the ninth inning gave the Padres the win. at New York 3, Washington 2: Tim Redding pitched into the eighth inning, and the Mets ended their losing streak to six games.
September 25, 2009 |
Justin Verlander pitched the Detroit Tigers closer to a division title and pushed the Cleveland Indians to within one loss of matching a franchise record for futility with a 6-5 win on Thursday night. Verlander struck out 11 in seven innings and Carlos Guillen had three hits and a run batted in as the Tigers handed Cleveland its 11th loss in a row. With the win, Detroit moved three games ahead of the idle Minnesota Twins in the AL's Central Division. The Tigers, who have 10 games remaining, open a three-game series at the Chicago White Sox tonight.
October 28, 2009
More than a year ago, a group of business leaders called the Bay Area Council became so fed up with dysfunction in Sacramento that it called on California to start over. At the time, its plan struck many as a bit extreme. Sure, the state had some problems governing itself. But a constitutional convention? It sounded like a circus in the making. As the months rolled by, and party ideologues vilified lawmakers who dared to compromise, and budget deadlines passed unheeded, and the government issued IOUs, and elected officials unraveled the fabric of human services meant to protect people in need in just such hard times, and California's remarkable achievements began to look like ancient history, it became clear that the sad circus was already in progress.
September 16, 2009 |
Barry Zito struck out a season-high nine in his biggest win yet as a Giant, Juan Uribe drove in three runs and San Francisco shaved another game off Colorado's hold on the NL wild-card spot with a 10-2 win over the Rockies on Tuesday night. San Francisco won its third straight after a four-game skid and pulled to within 2 1/2 games of the wild-card-leading Rockies, who dropped their fourth in a row after an eight-game winning streak. Zito (10-12) gave up five hits and two runs in seven efficient innings, walking only one in a 93-pitch effort.
July 7, 2004
"No one is going to ever come close again. I think it's the best pitching record out there." John Smoltz, Atlanta closer, on Eric Gagne's record of 84 consecutive saves