May 7, 2009 |
Cleveland 9, at Boston 2: Carl Pavano pitched his third strong game in three weeks, Victor Martinez homered and drove in four runs and the Indians ended the Red Sox's nine-game home winning streak. The right-hander gave up two runs in six innings and lowered his earned-run average to 6.61. It was 16.71 after his first two starts.
May 15, 2009 |
at Texas 3, Seattle 2: Chris Davis hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to complete a three-run rally and a three-game sweep. Matt Harrison (4-2) threw a five-hitter for his second complete game in a row, though his consecutive scoreless innings streak ended at 22. New York 3, at Toronto 2: Back from nagging injuries, Derek Jeter and Hideki Matsui delivered key hits to help CC Sabathia (3-3) and the Yankees.
July 7, 2009 |
Toronto 7, at New York 6: Ricky Romero extended his scoreless streak to 24 innings before Eric Hinske homered in his Yankees debut, and the Blue Jays avoided being swept in a four-game series. Romero (7-3) tied the team rookie record for consecutive shutout innings set by Mark Eichhorn in 1986 before Hinske homered in the fifth. Kansas City 4, at Detroit 3: Mike Jacobs hit a go-ahead solo homer in the ninth for the Royals.
July 30, 2009 |
at Minnesota 3, Chicago 2: Light-hitting Alexi Casilla had two RBIs, Minnesota's bullpen pitched four scoreless innings and the Twins swept the three-game series. Casilla began the game hitting .161. Oakland 8, at Boston 6: Adam Kennedy homered on the first pitch of the game and the Athletics again outslugged the Red Sox. Brett Anderson (6-8) was staked to a 5-0 lead before even taking the mound and won at Fenway Park for the second time in 23 days.
May 3, 2009 |
Aaron Hill's run-scoring single in the 11th inning Saturday gave Toronto a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, improving the surprising Blue Jays' American League-best record to 17-9. Rod Barajas led off the 11th with a single against Brian Bass (0-1). After Travis Snider popped his bunt attempt to the mound, Barajas took second on Marco Scutaro's sacrifice and scored on Hill's single to right-center.
April 18, 2009 |
Jason Bay and J.D. Drew homered and the Boston Red Sox overcame a seven-run deficit to defeat the Baltimore Orioles, 10-8, on Friday night. Bay broke an 8-8 tie with a sacrifice fly against Danys Baez (0-1) in the eighth inning to score Dustin Pedroia. Bay drove in three runs and scored twice, and Pedroia was three for four. Mike Lowell's single later in the inning scored Kevin Youkilis to give Boston a 10-8 lead.