September 25, 2008 |
MINNEAPOLIS -- Nick Blackburn fought through five innings and the maligned Minnesota bullpen didn't flinch, pitching the Twins past Mark Buehrle and Chicago, 3-2, Wednesday night to pull to within half a game of the White Sox in the American League Central. Blackburn (11-10) gave up eight hits and two walks, but he was tough enough when it counted to hold the lead.
May 12, 2008 |
MINNEAPOLIS -- Craig Monroe hit two of light-hitting Minnesota's three home runs and drove in four runs, and the Twins hung on for a 9-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. Joe Nathan gave up two runs in the ninth inning, but won a showdown with pinch-hitter Manny Ramirez by getting him to ground out to shortstop with the tying run on second base to pick up his 12th save in as many chances.
May 27, 2009 |
at Cleveland 5, Tampa Bay 1: Carl Pavano won for the fifth time in six starts and Ryan Garko hit one of four homers for the Indians, who earned their 15th consecutive home win over the Rays since Sept. 29, 2005. at Baltimore 7, Toronto 2: The smallest crowd in the 18-year history of Camden Yards -- 10,130 -- watched Jason Berken win his major league debut as the Orioles extended the Blue Jays' losing streak to eight games.
April 25, 2009 |
at Kansas City 6, Detroit 1: Zack Greinke struck out 10 in his second straight complete game, shrugging off the end of his scoreless streak at 38 innings. Greinke, who gave up an unearned run in the fifth inning, ended last season with 14 consecutive scoreless innings and opened this year with 24. Texas 5, at Baltimore 4: Michael Young hit a two-out, two-run homer off George Sherrill in the ninth inning.
June 1, 2009 |
at Oakland 5, Texas 4: Adam Kennedy hit two home runs, including a one-out tiebreaker in the ninth inning for the first run given up by reliever Frank Francisco (1-1), who had 17 2/3 scoreless innings in his first 17 appearances. at Cleveland 5, New York 4: Jhonny Peralta drove in three runs, including the winning single with one out in the ninth inning. Mark Teixeira extended his season-high hitting streak to 13 games with a two-run home run, his 16th, and a two-run double.
July 6, 2009 |
Oakland 5, at Cleveland 2: Gio Gonzalez pitched six strong innings for his first win of the season. Before the game, Indians General Manager Mark Shapiro said Manager Eric Wedge would keep his job for the rest of the season, even though Cleveland has the worst record in the American League. Despite the news, the Indians lost for the 14th time in 18 games.
July 11, 2009 |
at Boston 1, Kansas City 0: Dustin Pedroia doubled in a run in the eighth inning, and Jon Lester outdueled Brian Bannister. Lester (8-6) allowed four hits and two walks and struck out eight in eight innings; Bannister (6-7) gave up one run and three hits in seven. Toronto 2, at Baltimore 0: Brett Cecil outpitched Jason Berken in a duel between struggling rookies and the Blue Jays ended a three-game losing streak. Toronto's Scott Rolen went 0 for 4, ending his 25-game hitting streak.