April 3, 2013 |
CINCINNATI - Manager Mike Scioscia had the matchup he wanted. Reliever Scott Downs made the pitch he wanted. First baseman Albert Pujols got the ground ball he wanted. For so much that seemed to go right for the Angels on the decisive play of Wednesday night's game, so much went wrong, the net effect a 5-4 walk-off loss to the Cincinnati Reds in Great American Ball Park. With Shin-Soo Choo - who was hit by a Downs pitch to start the ninth - on second, one out and first base open, Scioscia had Downs, the veteran left-hander, pitch to one of baseball's most prolific sluggers, left-handed-hitting Joey Votto, the 2010 National League most valuable player.
April 24, 2009 |
at St. Louis 12, New York 8: Albert Pujols homered twice as the Cardinals completed a three-game sweep. The Mets lost their fourth in a row. Cincinnati 7, at Chicago 1: Joey Votto homered, doubled twice and singled for the Reds. Dodgers 2, at Houston 0: Chad Billingsley pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning.
August 26, 2009 |
San Diego 2, at Atlanta 1 (12 innings): David Eckstein's 12th-inning double drove in Nick Hundley. at Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 4: Andrew McCutchen hit a game-ending two-run homer off closer Brad Lidge. at St. Louis 1, Houston 0: Adam Wainwright became the league's first 15-game winner. Cincinnati 8, at Milwaukee 6 (13 innings): Joey Votto and Laynce Nix hit solo home runs in the top of the 13th inning to give the Reds the win. at San Francisco 5, Arizona 4: Travis Ishikawa hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning.
April 6, 2013
"Four years from now, if I'm able to sit up and take nourishment, I would. " - Joe Torre, 72, jokingly, on whether he would be interested in an encore as Team USA manager when the World Baseball Classic returns in 2017. "What do you think you could get for me? Pujols? Maybe three years from now, or when he's retired?" - Toronto Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons, on his predecessor, John Farrell, who was traded to the Boston Red Sox for utility infielder Mike Aviles. "Maybe every win isn't important.
July 28, 2013 |
Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers persevered through the team's most futile attempt to ever hit a baseball Sunday, with the rookie finally crushing an 11th-inning home run into the left-field pavilion. The smash capped a Dodgers' record of 20 strikeouts, the most in franchise history since 1900. With the victory, the first-place Dodgers (56-48) won for the 26th time in 32 games and they're now 9-1 since the All-Star break. BOXSCORE: Dodgers 1, Reds 0 Every Dodgers starter struck out, with Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and catcher Tim Federowicz each whiffing three times.
April 21, 2009 |
at Washington 3, Atlanta 2: Jordan Zimmermann won his major league debut, giving up six hits in six innings. The paid attendance of 12,473 set a low for the team since it moved from Montreal to Washington. Drizzle resulted in a start delay of 2 hours 10 minutes, and there was a 33-minute delay in the eighth inning. Cincinnati 4, at Houston 3: Joey Votto's two-run double in the seventh inning lifted the Reds. Trailing, 3-2, Paul Janish and Willy Taveras singled before Votto's hit helped the Reds win for the third time in four games.