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December 13, 1987 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
How best to describe a five-game trip by the Kings that ended with Saturday night's 3-2 loss to the Hartford Whalers before a crowd of 14,227 at the Hartford Civic Center? "A complete failure," said Jay Wells, who inadvertently knocked the puck into the Kings' net midway through the second period, providing the Whalers with the game-winning goal. The Kings, who were 0-5 on the trip, are 0-8-1 since beating the Chicago Blackhawks on Nov.
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May 31, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Vernon Wells hit three homers for the first time in his career and Troy Glaus homered twice to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night at Toronto. Wells and Glaus hit back-to-back homers in the first off Josh Beckett (7-2), who had won his previous four starts. They got Beckett again with solo homers, Wells in the third and Glaus, his 17th, in the fifth. It was the fourth multihomer game of the season for both.
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April 4, 1987
The L.A. Kings may not lead the league (or even their division) in points, but they are way ahead in the category of excuses. According to the Kings, virtually every defeat can be directly attributed to a bad call by a referee. When a Jay Wells or Tiger Williams slashes someone from behind the play, he should be allowed to escape from a penalty because it's in the neutral zone. If and when the Kings learn to play defense and skate, and remove Neanderthals like Wells and Williams from their roster, they will join the ranks of the Edmontons, Hartfords, Montreals and Philadelphias, and let their play speak for them.
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June 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
All-Star outfielder Vernon Wells was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday because of a strained right calf. The Blue Jays activated second baseman Orlando Hudson before Wednesday night's game at San Francisco. He had been out since May 28 because of tightness in his left hamstring. Wells joins slugger Carlos Delgado on the disabled list, leaving the Blue Jays without their top two power threats.
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September 30, 1988 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
The Kings, in what may not be their last trade before the start of the regular season, traded defensemen with the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday, sending Jay Wells, a longtime King, to Philadelphia for Doug Crossman, who played in the 1987 Canada Cup. "No, it's not what I had hoped for--it's what I had feared," said Wells, a No. 1 draft choice in 1979 and the team's all-time leader in games played by a defenseman, 604.
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May 31, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Vernon Wells hit three homers for the first time in his career and Troy Glaus homered twice to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night at Toronto. Wells and Glaus hit back-to-back homers in the first off Josh Beckett (7-2), who had won his previous four starts. They got Beckett again with solo homers, Wells in the third and Glaus, his 17th, in the fifth. It was the fourth multihomer game of the season for both.
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August 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
It was no secret. After all, Doug Davis can read. The Texas Rangers' rookie also can pitch well enough to deny David Wells' bid to become the first 19-game winner in the majors. Davis matched Wells for eight scoreless innings Friday night, then Rusty Greer's RBI single in the 11th gave the Rangers a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. "Of course I knew who I was going up against and what he was going for," said Davis.
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June 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
David Wells planned to celebrate his 150th victory as if it were any other. "I'll do what I always do," he said Wednesday night after striking out nine in the Toronto Blue Jays' 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins at Toronto. "I've got four days to recoup." Wells (9-2) gave up eight hits in eight-plus innings and walked none. Cristian Guzman's two-out homer in the eighth drove in Minnesota's first run.
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August 10, 1991 | DAN HAFNER
After the Toronto Blue Jays took two of three from the Detroit Tigers, their only serious challenger in the American League East, the Toronto Blue Jays should have been happy. But they were anything but that during a 12-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night at Toronto. Manager Cito Gaston and pitcher David Wells had an argument on the mound in the fifth inning. Wells, ineffective lately, obviously was upset after giving up nine hits and five runs.
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December 5, 1992
David Wells, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, will be the guest of honor at the Point Loma High winter sports rally, at which time he will give his alma mater a check for $50,000. Wells' donation will go toward the purchase of equipment for the athletic department's weight room and help the baseball program, as well toward the school's general education programs. The rally is at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday at the school. FOOTBALL Some Holiday Bowl tickets can be purchased for the Dec.
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August 26, 2000 | From Associated Press
It was no secret. After all, Doug Davis can read. The Texas Rangers' rookie also can pitch well enough to deny David Wells' bid to become the first 19-game winner in the majors. Davis matched Wells for eight scoreless innings Friday night, then Rusty Greer's RBI single in the 11th gave the Rangers a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. "Of course I knew who I was going up against and what he was going for," said Davis.
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June 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
David Wells planned to celebrate his 150th victory as if it were any other. "I'll do what I always do," he said Wednesday night after striking out nine in the Toronto Blue Jays' 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins at Toronto. "I've got four days to recoup." Wells (9-2) gave up eight hits in eight-plus innings and walked none. Cristian Guzman's two-out homer in the eighth drove in Minnesota's first run.
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December 5, 1992
David Wells, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher, will be the guest of honor at the Point Loma High winter sports rally, at which time he will give his alma mater a check for $50,000. Wells' donation will go toward the purchase of equipment for the athletic department's weight room and help the baseball program, as well toward the school's general education programs. The rally is at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday at the school. FOOTBALL Some Holiday Bowl tickets can be purchased for the Dec.
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August 10, 1991 | DAN HAFNER
After the Toronto Blue Jays took two of three from the Detroit Tigers, their only serious challenger in the American League East, the Toronto Blue Jays should have been happy. But they were anything but that during a 12-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night at Toronto. Manager Cito Gaston and pitcher David Wells had an argument on the mound in the fifth inning. Wells, ineffective lately, obviously was upset after giving up nine hits and five runs.
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July 13, 1991 | DAN HAFNER
Toronto Manager Cito Gaston, desperate for a fifth starting pitcher early in the 1990 season, decided to give left-hander David Wells a try. Wells, from Torrance, had spent most of four seasons as an undistinguished member of the Blue Jays' bullpen. As a starter, Wells has blossomed. Wells, who was 11-6 last season, has overcome a slow start to do even better this year.
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June 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
David Wells overcame a sore neck to win his seventh consecutive decision against the Yankees Wednesday night at New York. He gave up four hits in eight innings in the Toronto Blue Jays' 4-1 victory. Wells (7-4) gave up two hits in the first inning, then retired 17 consecutive batters before Jesse Barfield's double in the seventh. "I had a stiff neck," said Wells, who lowered his earned-run average to 2.61. "I think I slept on it wrong. Yesterday, I couldn't play catch.
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June 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
David Wells overcame a sore neck to win his seventh consecutive decision against the Yankees Wednesday night at New York. He gave up four hits in eight innings in the Toronto Blue Jays' 4-1 victory. Wells (7-4) gave up two hits in the first inning, then retired 17 consecutive batters before Jesse Barfield's double in the seventh. "I had a stiff neck," said Wells, who lowered his earned-run average to 2.61. "I think I slept on it wrong. Yesterday, I couldn't play catch.
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June 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
All-Star outfielder Vernon Wells was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday because of a strained right calf. The Blue Jays activated second baseman Orlando Hudson before Wednesday night's game at San Francisco. He had been out since May 28 because of tightness in his left hamstring. Wells joins slugger Carlos Delgado on the disabled list, leaving the Blue Jays without their top two power threats.
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September 30, 1988 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
The Kings, in what may not be their last trade before the start of the regular season, traded defensemen with the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday, sending Jay Wells, a longtime King, to Philadelphia for Doug Crossman, who played in the 1987 Canada Cup. "No, it's not what I had hoped for--it's what I had feared," said Wells, a No. 1 draft choice in 1979 and the team's all-time leader in games played by a defenseman, 604.
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December 13, 1987 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
How best to describe a five-game trip by the Kings that ended with Saturday night's 3-2 loss to the Hartford Whalers before a crowd of 14,227 at the Hartford Civic Center? "A complete failure," said Jay Wells, who inadvertently knocked the puck into the Kings' net midway through the second period, providing the Whalers with the game-winning goal. The Kings, who were 0-5 on the trip, are 0-8-1 since beating the Chicago Blackhawks on Nov.
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