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."
July 30, 2009 |
at Minnesota 3, Chicago 2: Light-hitting Alexi Casilla had two RBIs, Minnesota's bullpen pitched four scoreless innings and the Twins swept the three-game series. Casilla began the game hitting .161. Oakland 8, at Boston 6: Adam Kennedy homered on the first pitch of the game and the Athletics again outslugged the Red Sox. Brett Anderson (6-8) was staked to a 5-0 lead before even taking the mound and won at Fenway Park for the second time in 23 days.
April 26, 2009 |
at Chicago 10, Toronto 2: Alexei Ramirez hit his fifth grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs, and Jermaine Dye hit a two-run homer for the White Sox. Ramirez needed only 152 games to reach five grand slams, the second-fastest in major league history. at Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 2: Jason Giambi hit the first home run of his second stint with the Athletics, Nomar Garciaparra hit a three-run double and the A's ended a five-game skid.