August 16, 1986 |
Despite a three home-run barrage, including two by Omar Malave, the Ventura County Gulls failed to reverse their downward turn, dropping a California League game to the Reno Padres on Friday night, 5-4, in Reno. Malave hit solo home runs in the first and fifth innings, and Geronimo Berroa added a two-run shot in the third but the Gulls found themselves tied at 4 going into the bottom of the seventh.
March 23, 1994 |
Geronimo Berroa, a non-roster outfielder who now is batting 17 for 34. hit two home runs to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in Phoenix. . . . Brian Jordan hit a three-run homer as the St. Louis Cardinals ended a 20-inning scoreless drought with a 9-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox in St. Petersburg, Fla. . . .
June 1, 1986
Bob Bruzik doubled in two runs in the eighth inning and Calvin Jones picked up his fifth victory as the Salinas Spurs beat the Ventura County Gulls, 4-2, Saturday at Salinas. Reliever Bill Mendek recorded his fifth save for the Spurs. In the second inning, Eric Fox scored on a Dave Stewart single for the Spurs' first run. Salinas scored again in the second when Bruzik scored on a wild pitch. With one out in the fifth, Geronimo Berroa hit a solo home run for the Gulls.
July 4, 1986
Gulls first baseman Domingo Martinez greeted Palm Springs relief pitcher Barry Dacus with a two-out single in the top of the ninth inning, scoring the winning run in Ventura County's 4-3 win Thursday night over the Angels in Palm Springs. Martinez's single scored Greg Myers, who started the rally with a base hit off Angel starter Scott Marrett, who is from Woodland Hills. Geronimo Berroa also singled to knock Marrett from the game.
May 16, 1986
Eric Yelding's infield single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning scored Ken Kinnard from third base with the winning run as the Ventura County Gulls defeated the Stockton Ports, 5-4, Thursday night in Stockton. Kinnard began the inning with a single off losing pitcher Derrek Diaz (0-1). Geronimo Berroa's sacrifice bunt moved Kinnard to second, and he advanced to third on a wild pitch. An out later, Yelding drove home the run to improve the Gulls' record to 19-14. Stockton is 16-15.
June 18, 1997 |
Mark McGwire hit his first home run in five interleague games as the Oakland Athletics defeated the San Diego Padres, 10-3, on Tuesday night. McGwire led off the second inning with his 25th homer of the year, on a 1-and-1 pitch from Joey Hamilton. Rafael Bournigal hit a three-run double in the eighth, Mark Bellhorn went three for four with three runs scored, Matt Stairs had three hits with two runs scored and Geronimo Berroa had 2 RBIs.
July 9, 1986
A double down the right-field line by Jim Bishop drove in Greg Myers as part of a two-run 10th inning that gave the Ventura County Gulls a 4-2 California League win Tuesday night over Bakersfield at Sam Lynn Park. Myers had doubled to begin the 10th and, with one out, Luis Reyna walked to bring up Bishop. Reyna advanced to third on Bishop's double and scored the Gulls' fourth run on an infield single by Kevin Batiste.
May 5, 1999 |
The Toronto Blue Jays put Geronimo Berroa on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 2. Berroa, suffering from a strained right knee, is the eighth Blue Jay on the disabled list and the team flew in a trainer from its Florida camp to help trainer Tommy Craig. The Blue Jays normally have two trainers but one is in Seattle with catcher Darrin Fletcher, who was unable to fly home after suffering two fractured bones around his right eye when a ball ricocheted off a batting cage last week.
April 3, 1997 |
It didn't take David Justice long to adjust to American League pitching. Justice, making his AL debut only eight days after being traded from Atlanta, hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the seventh inning to give Cleveland a season-opening 9-7 win Wednesday night over the Oakland Athletics. Justice, who also tripled and singled, had an RBI groundout in Cleveland's four-run first inning and tripled as the Indians, despite a radically changed lineup, showed they still have plenty of power.
May 3, 1996 |
Pitcher Jim Abbott avoided the worst start of his eight-year career Thursday, ending a four-game losing streak with a 7 1/3-inning, six-hit, six-strikeout effort in a 3-1 victory over Oakland. "No one likes seeing 0-and-something next to your record, but sometimes you have to distance yourself from those things," said Abbott, who pitched well but lost his last start in Chicago. "You look for quality starts, and to give your team a chance to win, and you don't worry so much about stats."