December 8, 2009 |
A dozen or so Japanese media members gathered around Tony Reagins as the Angels general manager checked into the winter meetings hotel Monday afternoon, ready to pounce with their questions about free-agent slugger Hideki Matsui. Reagins didn't disappoint. "He's a person we've talked about," Reagins said of Matsui, who earned World Series most-valuable-player honors by hitting .615 with three home runs and eight runs batted in to help the New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in six games.
August 19, 2008 |
at Chicago 13, Seattle 5: The White Sox hit four homers in the victory. Oakland 3, at Minnesota 2: Mark Ellis homered and Kurt Suzuki had two RBIs for the A's. Boston 6, at Baltimore 3: Jason Bay homered twice and drove in four runs for the Red Sox. Detroit 8, at Texas 7: Gary Sheffield hit his 493rd homer, moving into a tie with Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 25th on the career home run list. at Tampa Bay 6, Angels 4: Andy Sonnanstine picked up his 13th win for the Rays.
August 16, 2009 |
Julio Borbon had four hits and four of Texas' eight stolen bases, Derek Holland (6-7) pitched into the seventh inning and the Rangers cut Boston's American League wild-card lead to half a game with a 7-2 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday night. The eight stolen bases matched the most in the majors this season. Boston also saw Tampa Bay steal eight bases on May 3. Elvis Andrus stole three bases and Ian Kinsler stole two. Jason Bay and Victor Martinez hit home runs for the Red Sox. -- associated press
August 26, 2009 |
at Kansas City 6, Cleveland 2: Zack Greinke struck out a team-record 15 in eight innings for the Royals. at Boston 6, Chicago 3: Jason Bay hit a solo homer to break an eighth-inning tie for the Red Sox. Tampa Bay 7, at Toronto 3: Carlos Pena hit two two-run homers, giving him 200 for his career. The Blue Jays have lost 10 of 13. at Minnesota 7, Baltimore 6: Delmon Young's fourth hit of the game scored Michael Cuddyer in the ninth inning. at Seattle 4, Oakland 2 (10): Ryan Langerhans homered off Craig Breslow with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning for the Mariners.
September 16, 2008 |
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- David Ortiz, Mike Lowell, Jason Bay, Jason Varitek, Kevin Youkilis and Jacoby Ellsbury each hit a home run and Boston beat Tampa Bay, 13-5, Monday night. The Red Sox won for the first time in seven games at Tropicana Field this season, climbing to within .002 percentage points of the first-place Rays in the American League East. The Rays (88-60) were a season-high 5 1/2 games ahead of the Red Sox (89-61) heading into September. Daisuke Matsuzaka (17-2)
September 9, 2008 |
BOSTON -- Jon Lester pitched into the eighth inning, Jason Bay hit a home run in a three-run first inning and the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay, 3-0, Monday night to move to within half a game of the American League East-leading Rays. It was the first time since July 23 that the Red Sox had been that close to the division lead. Boston improved to 6-1 in its last seven games, and Tampa Bay is 1-6 in that same stretch after losing its fourth consecutive game. The Rays were shut out for the second consecutive day for the first time this year, having lost at Toronto, 1-0, Sunday.