April 26, 1997 |
This time, Kevin Ritz enjoyed his first trip to the mound. "It made a big difference to take the mound with a four-run lead instead of being down 4-0 like my last start," Ritz said after the Colorado Rockies defeated the Cardinals, 5-4, on Friday night at St. Louis. Ritz (2-3) gave up two runs over seven innings. In his previous start, he gave up four runs in the first inning and lost. "I had a lot of confidence going to the mound after that first inning," Ritz said.
May 7, 1997 |
With his team down four runs, the smallest player in Colorado's colossal lineup finally got the Rockies in gear. Eric Young hit the first of three Colorado home runs and eight players drove in runs Tuesday as the Rockies outlasted the New York Mets, 12-11, at Denver. "I thought that gave us a great lift even though it was 4-1," Rockie Manager Don Baylor said of Young's first homer this season. "The smallest one of the bombers--the little bomb went off."
May 22, 1997 |
After watching his bullpen self-destruct in several games during a long road trip, Colorado Manager Don Baylor thought he finally was going to have an easy afternoon. But the bullpen struggled again, forcing the Rockies to hold on for a 10-7 victory Wednesday over the Giants at San Francisco after having an eight-run lead in the eighth inning.
June 28, 1997 |
Location. Location. Location. That's what Greg Maddux had Friday night, throwing only 18 balls among 89 pitches to beat the Phillies, 7-1, on a six-hitter at Atlanta. "That was a clinic," Philadelphia Manager Terry Francona said. "He makes the plate look like it's twice as big as it is." Maddux (10-3) struck out eight and walked none, lowered his earned-run average to 2.55 and sent the Phillies to their 12th loss in 13 games.
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June 11, 1997 |
When a gunman ambushed Glendale Police Investigator Charles Lazzaretto last month at a Chatsworth warehouse, swarms of Los Angeles police officers responded. After all, the warehouse where the ambush took place was in the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division. So why were the two LAPD officers who were wounded in a failed rescue attempt of Lazzaretto from the West Valley Division?
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September 16, 1999 |
Eighteen police officers who performed extraordinary acts of courage under gunfire received the Los Angeles Police Department's highest award for bravery, the Medal of Valor, in a ceremony Wednesday. Among those honored at the Regal Biltmore Hotel was Officer Rex Yap, 29, who was shot in the face by a gang member in January 1997. Yap and his partner, Officer James Edwards, 33, had stopped to question gang members who were spray-painting a wall in Highland Park. One of the youths drew a .
August 31, 1996 |
Scott Sanders is tough to beat when he has his good stuff. Just ask the Montreal Expos. Sanders pitched one-hit ball over eight innings Friday night as the San Diego Padres won their sixth consecutive game, 6-0, over the Expos at Montreal. "He's got great stuff. He's poised, with a good fastball and a good changeup against lefties," said Montreal Manager Felipe Alou. "He also got us not swinging the bats very well. That's not a good combination."
August 21, 1996 |
Greg Vaughn hit his fifth National League home run and 36th overall and Bob Tewksbury gave up three hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings for his first victory in a month as the Padres defeated the Montreal Expos, 3-0, Tuesday night at San Diego. Vaughn, who had two hits, broke up a pitchers' duel between Tewksbury and Rheal Cormier when he drove a 3-0 pitch over the left-field fence with one out in the sixth. Five of Vaughn's nine hits with the NL West-leading Padres are homers.
August 26, 1996 |
Barry Bonds finally sat out a game, but Trenidad Hubbard provided plenty of replacement punch. Hubbard subbed for an injured Bonds in left field and homered and tripled as the Giants defeated the Montreal Expos, 7-2, on Sunday at San Francisco. Bonds made pinch-hit appearances in the Giants' two previous games while resting his strained left hamstring.
September 10, 1996 |
Greg Vaughn hit a three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning and the Padres rallied from a four-run deficit at San Diego to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-5. Vaughn's eighth National League homer and 39th overall this season came on the first pitch from Marc Wilkins (3-3). Tony Gwynn and Ken Caminiti were on base with singles. Prior to the game, Vaughn was hitting only .182 for the Padres since they obtained him in a trade with Milwaukee on July 31.