April 10, 1993 |
The Toronto Blue Jays' home opener wasn't pretty, but it did provide the defending champions with a victory and Ed Sprague with some confidence. Devon White's two-out, two-run triple capped a four-run seventh inning rally as the Blue Jays won their 13th home opener in 17 tries with a 13-10 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday. Before the game, the Blue Jays were presented with their World Series rings and given a long standing ovation by the capacity crowd of 50,533 at the SkyDome.
March 29, 1992 |
Minnesota Twin first baseman Kent Hrbek will be sidelined for as much as six weeks because of a dislocated left shoulder, sustained during an exhibition Saturday on a headfirst slide into third base. . . . Pittsburgh Pirate catcher Don Slaught was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained rib cage muscle and will miss at least the first six games of the season. . . .
August 30, 1998
Dodger catcher Charles Johnson has the worst batting average from the 7th inning on in the majors. A look at the best and worst this season: BEST Player, Team: Avg. Dante Bichette, Colorado Rockies: .371 (62-167) Carl Everett, Houston Astros: .353 (48-136) Derek Bell, Houston Astros: .345 (57-165) Mo Vaughn, Boston Red Sox: .344 (53-154) Jim Thome, Cleveland Indians: .341 (45-132) WORST Player, Team: Avg. Charles Johnson, Dodgers: .152 (22-145) Todd Dunwoody, Florida Marlins: .
June 7, 1986 |
Mike Senne hit a three-run homer to cap Arizona's rally from a 5-0 deficit Friday as the Wildcats beat top-ranked Florida State and ace Mike Loynd, 9-5, in the College World Series. The decision left Arizona as the only unbeaten team in the double-elimination tournament. Loynd (20-2) had won 17 straight games and was trying to set an NCAA Division I record for victories in a season. Loynd allowed nine hits and left following Senne's sixth-inning homer.
May 21, 2000 |
Ramon Ortiz's return to triple-A Edmonton hasn't been therapeutic. His first start May 13 was called after two innings because of lighting problems at Fresno's stadium. Ortiz could only have hoped for a power failure Wednesday, when he faced just seven Sacramento batters. Among the lowlights was giving up Paul Sorrento's first-inning grand slam. Ortiz left the game with a back strain and may miss his next start.
November 2, 1999
Pitcher John Burkett's $4.2-million option for next year was declined by the Texas Rangers. Burkett will receive a $450,000 buyout. . . . The Boston Red Sox declined to exercise a $3-million option on pitcher Pat Rapp, deciding instead to pay him $250,000 to buy out his contract. . . . The Oakland Athletics decided to keep Kevin Appier, exercising his $5.2-million option. . . .