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May 31, 1986
How many years must the Dodgers lead the league in errors before it becomes the manager's fault? JIM ELWELL Santa Barbara
March 29, 1995
Second-ranked Marina committed five errors, which led to two unearned runs, and lost in nine innings, 2-1, to La Mirada in a nonleague softball game Tuesday at Marina. Marcy Crouch (5-2) had a two-hitter for Marina (6-2), which tied the score in the bottom of the sixth before allowing the go-ahead run in the ninth.
June 4, 1986 | DAVID KECK
The Banning High baseball team may have a future in juggling. But the Pilots have no future in the City 4-A playoffs after Polytechnic capitalized on six Banning errors--three in the ninth inning--to win, 3-1, Tuesday at Banning. "We usually don't make that many errors," Banning Coach Dan Evans said. "I guess today was one of those days." It could well have been Poly Coach Jerry Cord saying those words.
April 26, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
The Angels committed 24 errors before Saturday's game but had given up only six unearned runs, a statistic Manager Buck Rodgers says is a credit to the team's pitching staff. "It means the errors haven't bothered our pitchers, which is a good sign," Rodgers said. "I've seen pitchers throw their heads back and make a big thing out of (errors), but this staff has busted their butts to get guys off the hook.
August 31, 1987
The Detroit Tigers' 7-0 victory over the Texas Rangers Sunday at Detroit ranks as one of the most unusual games in baseball history. Doyle Alexander pitched a complete game three-hitter to keep the Tigers on top by a game in the American League East, but that wasn't so remarkable. What made the Tigers' victory unique is that although the Rangers did not make an error, all of Detroit's runs were unearned.
June 10, 1985 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
The Dodgers once more proved their fallibility and Tom Lasorda once again proved his generosity, forgiving five errors. That's a lot to forgive, but not few enough to forget. "It was just one of those days," said Lasorda after his team was booted out of town by the Braves, 10-3, Sunday. "We had a bad day." If there are too many more days like this one, and there have already been several, the Dodgers' group insurers will be canceling policies.
The idea that three hits would be enough to defeat the Camarillo A American Legion baseball team seemed laughable before Thursday. But no one was chuckling on the Camarillo bench after Westside used three hits and four unearned runs to post a 5-4 victory at Birmingham High in the first round of the Area 6 playoffs. Camarillo, which boasts a fearsome batting order, could muster only seven hits.
In a report many analysts viewed skeptically, state officials Tuesday released revised figures showing that California has lost 552,700 jobs, or 4.4% of its non-agricultural employment, since the recession began pounding the state in mid-1990. By some gauges, the new figures reflect the state's worst slump since the Depression. But they also tone down earlier appraisals of California's economic ills, which had put the three-year employment decline in the range of 800,000 to 900,000 jobs.
July 1, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
They don't judge victories by brush strokes. There's no extra credit given if they're a thing of beauty, no demerits if unsightly. All the Dodgers knew Sunday evening was, they won. And if their runs came via walks and errors and groundouts and gifts from the baseball gods, they still came. They came enough for the Dodgers to beat the Mets, 8-3, and snap their seven-game losing streak, and if it goes down as their ugliest victory of the season, it goes down as a victory. The Dodgers had lost 11 of the last 12 games and had not so much as led a game for 66 consecutive innings when they finally took the lead in the sixth inning.
June 17, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
First baseman Albert Pujols and shortstop Erick Aybar are Gold Glove winners, Peter Bourjos and Mike Trout are Gold Glove-caliber outfielders, and third baseman Alberto Callaspo and second baseman Howie Kendrick are usually dependable if not flashy in the field. So how is it the Angels began Monday's game with a major league-high 53 errors, including 18 in their last 13 games, and a .980 fielding percentage, worst in the American League? "We depend a lot on our defense, and we really feel it's an asset, not only the range, but the dependability," Manager Mike Scioscia said.
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