June 4, 2011
May was the worst month in Ichiro Suzuki's career, as he hit .210 with a .270 on-base percentage. Oddly, the Mariners played great, seemingly proving the theory that for a future Hall of Famer he has very little effect on winning. … What does Jair Jurrjens have in common with Lefty Gomez , Randy Johnson and Ubaldo Jimenez ? According to the Elias Sports Bureau, those are the only big leaguers to begin a season with nine straight starts of six-plus innings giving up two or fewer runs in each game.
April 30, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Gary Sheffield and Curtis Granderson homered in the third inning Tuesday night to help the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees. Magglio Ordonez got Detroit going with a two-run single off struggling right-hander Phil Hughes (0-4). The Tigers (12-15) won for the sixth time in eight games as they try to recover from an 0-7 start. Granderson also doubled, walked twice and scored three times from the leadoff spot, and No.
July 31, 2008 |
CLEVELAND -- Kelly Shoppach tied a major league record with five extra-base hits, including a game-tying home run in the ninth, but his Cleveland Indians lost, 14-12, to the Detroit Tigers in 13 innings Wednesday night. Shoppach had two homers, three doubles and drove in three runs as the eighth player to get five extra-base hits in a game. Shawn Green of the Dodgers last accomplished the feat with four homers and a double on May 23, 2002, at Milwaukee.
September 27, 2005 |
After enduring two rain delays totaling nearly two hours, the New York Yankees regained sole possession of first place in the American League East with an 11-3 victory over the host Baltimore Orioles on Monday night. Randy Johnson (16-8) pitched six shutout innings, Jason Giambi homered to cap a six-run fourth and the Yankees got 12 hits in building an 11-0 lead against the Orioles, who lost their season-high ninth in a row. The Yankees are half a game ahead of Boston in the division.
June 13, 2006 |
Jose Contreras won his 15th straight decision with a nearly dominant performance Monday night, striking out a career-high 11 without a walk and pitching the Chicago White Sox to an 8-3 victory over the Texas Rangers at Arlington, Texas. "I felt that this was my best start of the year," Contreras said through an interpreter. "I had everything working, including the split, slider, changeup ... in and out, up and down, throwing strikes."