April 26, 2009 |
at Chicago 10, Toronto 2: Alexei Ramirez hit his fifth grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs, and Jermaine Dye hit a two-run homer for the White Sox. Ramirez needed only 152 games to reach five grand slams, the second-fastest in major league history. at Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 2: Jason Giambi hit the first home run of his second stint with the Athletics, Nomar Garciaparra hit a three-run double and the A's ended a five-game skid.
April 30, 2003 |
The Toronto Blue Jays sold out Tuesday night's game against the Texas Rangers at SkyDome after offering $1 tickets in an effort to show the city remains vibrant despite SARS. The sellout was announced before the World Health Organization lifted its warning against nonessential travel to Toronto, saying it was satisfied with the city's measures to stop the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome. The tickets sold for $1 Canadian -- 69 cents in U.S. currency.
May 30, 2009 |
at Texas 6-5, Oakland 3-2: Scott Feldman gave up five hits over six innings, and the Rangers completed a doubleheader sweep. In the first game, former Dodger Andruw Jones hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth to send the Rangers to victory. New York 3, at Cleveland 1: Andy Pettitte pitched five scoreless innings for the Yankees before leaving because of a stiff back in the sixth.
September 28, 2004 |
Bobby Crosby's sacrifice fly with one out in the ninth inning scored pinch-runner Esteban German with the winning run in the Oakland Athletics' 6-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. The A's maintained their one-game lead in the AL West over the second-place Angels, who won, 5-3, at Texas. Oakland held Ichiro Suzuki to one hit, leaving him five shy of George Sisler's 84-year-old record of 257.
August 31, 1997 |
The biggest crowd to pack Kauffman Stadium since opening day saw five home runs, 10 doubles and one bench-clearing, shirt-ripping brawl. "It was electric out there," Royal catcher Mike Macfarlane said Saturday night after Kansas City beat St. Louis, 16-5, and evened the rematch of 1985 World Series foes at one game each. "It's been two of the funnest games I can ever remember playing here."
June 29, 2008 |
CHICAGO -- Carlos Quentin hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday, closer Bobby Jenks escaped a ninth-inning jam and the White Sox made it two in a row over the Cubs with a 6-5 victory. Quentin drove an 0-2 pitch from Carlos Marmol (1-3) for an opposite-field home run into the Cubs' bullpen in right field -- his 18th -- to break the 5-5 tie. Derrek Lee was five for five with three runs batted in for the Cubs, who have lost seven of 11.
September 24, 2004 |
The way David Dellucci's luck had been going, he figured his hard-hit liner would be caught for the final out. "I went from frustration to elation," he said. Dellucci's hit was just out of the reach of a diving Jermaine Dye, and skipped into the right-field corner. The double drove home two runs to give the Texas Rangers a 5-4 win over Oakland on Thursday and a three-game sweep. "We knew we had to do that," said Brian Jordan, who scored the winning run.