July 10, 2009 |
An error by Miguel Tejada in the 11th inning made former Nationals reliever Joel Hanrahan a winner Thursday night as Washington defeated the Houston Astros, 11-10, in the completion of a suspended game. Hanrahan was traded by the Nationals on June 30 to the Pittsburgh Pirates as part of a deal for Nyjer Morgan, who scored the winning run for the Nationals on Thursday as a pinch-runner. Hanrahan was pitching for the Nationals when the game was suspended by rain in Washington on May 5.
June 21, 1997 |
Claude Brochu, Montreal team president, said the Expos would be put up for sale unless the government agrees to construct a $250-million stadium. "The Expos cannot survive at Olympic Stadium," Brochu said Friday. "We have the choice of a new ballpark downtown or no ballclub in Montreal." Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard said this week the government won't invest in stadiums while it is closing down hospitals in Montreal. "I'm very aware of our social problems," Brochu said.
October 8, 2010 |
The Houston Astros have exercised the 2012 option on the contract of Manager Brad Mills and added a club option for 2013. The Astros went 76-86 in Mills' first year as manager, including a terrible 17-34 start. But Houston went 59-52 after June 1 with a lineup that routinely included four rookies ? and without Roy Oswalt ( Phillies) or Lance Berkman (Yankees), who left in trades. General Manager Ed Wade said Friday that Mills has every quality needed to be a successful manager.
June 15, 2001 |
Lance Berkman hasn't been in the majors long enough to know when a slump is officially over. He's only guessing, but a grand slam and two-run homer ought to do it. Berkman went four for five and set a career high with six runs batted in Thursday night in the Houston Astros' 8-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Berkman, who has 16 homers in the first season that he started with Astros, had not hit a homer in June, and had only two RBIs. More telling, Berkman had walked only three times.
September 24, 2004 |
Lance Berkman hit a three-run home run off Dustin Hermanson in the ninth inning, and the Houston Astros rallied from a late three-run deficit for a 7-3 victory Thursday night over the San Francisco Giants. Carlos Beltran had three hits for the Astros, who gave their flagging playoff hopes a boost by scoring five runs in the ninth. Houston was in danger of being swept and falling four games behind the Giants in the National League wild-card race.
April 17, 2002 |
Lance Berkman became the first major leaguer this season to homer three times in a game, driving in five runs as the Houston Astros hit five home runs in beating the Reds, 8-3, Tuesday night at Cincinnati. "Tonight was a good night," Berkman said. "But the season's built around singles and base hits. You can't always hit the ball out of the ballpark." The first two Tuesday night were off starter Jose Acevedo, and they cost Acevedo (2-1) his job.