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.
August 3, 2009 |
Melky Cabrera became the first Yankee in 14 years to hit for the cycle, leading New York to an 8-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon. Cabrera hit a three-run home run in the second inning, doubled in the fourth and chased Mark Buehrle (11-5) with a run-scoring single in the fifth. He tripled to right field leading off the ninth against Scott Linebrink. The cycle was the first by a Yankee since Tony Fernandez did it against Oakland on Sept. 3, 1995.
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."
April 18, 1997 |
Cito Gaston apologized Thursday for suggesting earlier in the week that three local reporters were racists. The apology, however, came with a strong qualification. "I've got one statement that I'm going to say ... and I'm not going to say another word," the Toronto manager said before the Blue Jays' 5-4 victory over Oakland. "Whatever has been said, whatever has been written, if it has offended someone and it's unjustly offended them, I apologize. If it hasn't, then I don't apologize."