August 31, 2008 |
at Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 9: Rocco Baldelli hit a game-winning double in the ninth inning and the American League East-leading Rays rallied from a four-run deficit. Nick Markakis hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth for the Orioles. at Oakland 3, Minnesota 2: Bobby Crosby and Emil Brown each scored on a throwing error by closer Joe Nathan in the ninth inning, giving the Athletics their 10th walkoff win this season and second in three days. Toronto 7, at New York 6: Vernon Wells hit a two-run home run, Gregg Zaun drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Blue Jays overcame a 6-2 deficit after six innings.
May 16, 2003 |
Rocco Baldelli has made quite an impression in his rookie season. Baldelli's two-run single and Toby Hall's two-run double highlighted a six-run second inning that sent the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a 9-5 victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday at Toronto. Baldelli went two for five, raising his average to .352. "He's a special kid, a special player," Devil Ray Manager Lou Piniella said.
April 6, 2003 |
The Kansas City Royals had the best record in spring training and after Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians at Kansas City, they are one of two teams with an unbeaten record in the regular season. With a 5-0 start, they share the best record in the major leagues with San Francisco and are the first team to begin with five consecutive wins after having a 100-loss season.
October 6, 2010 |
Reporting from St. Petersburg, Fla. ? Like many challenges that Cliff Lee has encountered in his last two seasons, Texas' left-hander handled them with the tranquility of a big-game pitcher. Lee worked out of a first-inning bases-loaded jam Wednesday to further extend his distinction as one of baseball's clutch pitchers. Lee struck out Carlos Pena and Rocco Baldelli to end the threat, and then embarked on a seven-inning, no-walk, 10-strikeout performance that enabled Texas to cruise to a 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay and 19-game winner David Price in Game 1 of the American League division series.
October 7, 2009 |
The Boston Red Sox's run-up to the playoffs hasn't exactly been smooth. On the final weekend of the regular season, third baseman Mike Lowell injured his thumb, shortstop Alex Gonzalez injured his hand when he was hit by a pitch, reserve outfielder Rocco Baldelli has a strained left hip flexor and reliever Manny Delcarmen injured his back and neck in a car accident Saturday on his way to the ballpark. Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that the status of Baldelli and Delcarmen probably won't be determined until Thursday morning, when rosters for the first round of the playoffs must be submitted.
July 5, 2009 |
Chris Woodward's bases-loaded popup in the ninth inning dropped behind a partially draw-in infield to score the go-ahead run and lift the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Russell Branyan drove in the other two runs for the Mariners. Seattle capitalized on Takashi Saito's wildness for the winning rally.