August 13, 2009 |
Josh Beckett pitched seven strong innings for his major league-high 14th win, Mike Lowell and Jason Bay hit home runs and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers, 8-2, Wednesday night. Bay and Lowell provided Beckett all the runs he needed, giving Boston a 3-0 lead after three innings. Bay hit a two-run shot in the third after Lowell's solo home run in the second. "When Jason gets hot, as you can see, it's not just singles," Manager Terry Francona said. There wasn't any carry-over from Tuesday night's bench-clearing brawl that began when Red Sox star Kevin Youkilis was hit by a pitch from Rick Porcello and charged the mound.
August 28, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Jason Bay drove in four runs, Dustin Pedroia hit a grand slam and the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Yankees, 11-3, Wednesday night, putting a dent in New York's playoff chances. Paul Byrd beat New York in a key game for the second year in a row and David Ortiz reached base four times for the second game in a row. Pedroia's first career slam capped a seven-run eighth inning and sent hordes of booing Yankees fans shuffling toward the exits. New York dropped seven games behind Boston, which remained 3 1/2 games behind first-place Tampa Bay in the American League East.
May 29, 2004 |
Craig Wilson hit a game-winning home run in the 10th inning Friday night to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory and doubleheader sweep of the Chicago Cubs. In the first game, Rob Mackowiak hit the first grand slam of his career with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Pirates a 9-5 victory. Mackowiak, who became a father for the first time earlier in the day, also hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning of the second game to tie it at 4-4.
October 12, 2009 |
The door to the visitors' clubhouse at Fenway Park is on the concourse beneath the third base grandstands. And though most in the sellout crowd of 38,704 were disappointed by the Angels' comeback win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, they managed to keep their ire focused on the real enemy: the New York Yankees. So as fans passed by the locker room on their way out of the ballpark, they sent the Angels off to the American League Championship Series with chants of "Beat the Yankees!
October 2, 2008 |
Jason Bay had never played on a winning team before being traded to Boston in the July deal that sent Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers. So this whole idea of playing baseball in October is new to him. "The last few years I've been home at this point," he said. "But I'm trying not to make too big a deal out of it. Try to make it as normal as possible."
April 12, 2009 |
There was an epic 10-pitch battle between Howie Kendrick and Jonathan Papelbon to end the game, some moves by Manager Mike Scioscia that could keep fan message boards abuzz for hours, a controversial call by an umpire, and five home runs. If the games are a refuge from the overwhelming sense of loss the Angels are feeling for teammate Nick Adenhart, the 22-year-old pitcher who was killed in a traffic accident early Thursday, then Saturday afternoon provided quite a diversion for a grieving team.
November 20, 2009 |
Matt Holliday is not coming. Jason Bay might be coming. John Lackey and Chone Figgins are not coming back -- not together, anyway. Those were the highlights of the state of the Angels address delivered by owner Arte Moreno on Thursday, after baseball's owners concluded their meetings here. The free-agent shopping season opens today, with owners citing an uncertain economic forecast in suggesting players might linger on the market well into the winter. Yet Moreno left one thing absolutely certain: The Angels have no interest in outfielder Matt Holliday, perhaps the best position player available in free agency.
December 10, 2009 |
Don't expect a Bay window to be added to any renovations the Angels make this winter. Thought by some to be the front-runner for slugger Jason Bay , the Angels made clear Wednesday that the free-agent outfielder is nowhere near the top of their priority list. "He has been in our internal discussions, but I think we have some more pressing needs . . . than the talent Jason can bring," Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday at the winter meetings. "He's an extraordinary talent, but we definitely have to look for some balance in some areas, and that might not make Jason a great fit for our club.