July 11, 2010 |
The Dodgers went laughing Sunday into the All-Star break Seeing a group of reporters huddled around James Loney after the Dodgers' 7-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium, Casey Blake shouted to him, "James, how good are you?" When Loney pretended not to hear him, Blake tried again. "Seriously, though," Blake called out. Still, nothing. When the crowd around him dispersed, Loney finally responded. "Casey Blake, go take a shower," he said.
March 17, 2010
Chicago White Sox 5, Dodgers 1 At Phoenix AT THE PLATE:James Loney, in his first appearance since returning from the team's Taiwan trip, hit a home run over the right-field fence against starter Jake Peavy. Manny Ramirez, who also made the Taiwan trip, was hitless in two at-bats with a walk as the designated hitter at Camelback Ranch. ON THE MOUND:Right-hander Russ Ortiz, making his first start of the spring after throwing five innings of scoreless relief, gave up two runs and six hits in four innings.
March 29, 2010
Dodgers 11, Cleveland 2 AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier was two for four with a double and home run, the home run his fourth of the spring. Casey Blake was two for four and raised his spring average to .386. ON THE MOUND: In his final Cactus League start, Chad Billingsley held the Indians to one run and three hits in five innings. He overcame a shaky first inning — he gave up two hits and a walk — and retired 12 of the last 15 batters he faced. EXTRA BASES: Jeff Weaver avoided a scare in the sixth inning, when he was hit in the ribs by a Grady Sizemore comebacker.
April 23, 1992 |
Carson High catcher Carlos Delatorre drove home Eran Taulua with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Colts a dramatic 9-8 victory over Banning in a Southern Pacific Conference game at Carson on Wednesday. Taulua, whose double had tied the score two batters earlier, touched home plate at 7:17 p.m., four hours and 17 minutes after the game started.
March 10, 2010 |
Angels 6, San Diego 5 > > > Tempe, Ariz. AT THE PLATE: Ryan Mount hit a home run, Reggie Willits stroked a two-run single and Michael Ryan had an RBI single to key a four-run sixth inning. Ryan, who is trying to win a reserve outfield spot, also doubled in the fifth. Bobby Wilson hit a two-run triple in the seventh, and Hideki Matsui , making his exhibition debut for the Angels, struck out and singled in two at-bats. ON THE MOUND: It wasn't a clean inning — he gave up a two-out triple to Kyle Banks — but closer Brian Fuentes looked a lot sharper during a scoreless fourth than he did in his first outing Friday, when he gave up a run on two hits and a walk against Colorado.
May 15, 2010 |
That Kendry Morales hit a three-run home run to left-center field in the fourth inning of the Angels' 12-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night in Angel Stadium was not a surprise. The switch-hitting first baseman has the kind of power to send opposite-field drives out of the park from both sides of the plate. That Morales hit the first of his two home runs on an inside fastball from hard-throwing 22-year-old right-hander Tyson Ross … now, that was pretty unusual.
July 3, 2009 |
New York 9, at Pittsburgh 8 (10): Ryan Church singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning for the Mets, who overcame a five-run deficit and then wasted a ninth-inning lead. Adam LaRoche hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth against Francisco Rodriguez, who is now 21 for 24 in save chances. at Chicago 9, Milwaukee 5: Derrek Lee hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and knocked in seven runs.
March 1, 1997
Misty-eyed and riding the MTA No. 33 home from work, I finished Bill Plaschke's heartfelt and inspiring column about the truly heroic efforts of Mr. Blanco ["It's Not Who Gets to the Finish Line First," Feb. 25]. My civic pride in Los Angeles is well known among my friends and family, but never did it well up in me as it did while reading Mr. Plaschke's article. We are Los Angeles. We have no "New York" styled anything. Especially not a marathon. As Angelenos, either transplants or natives like myself, we would do well to try to nurture a unified pride in our diverse city.
May 19, 1989 |
It had been a couple of days since Mothers Day, but the topic was mothers. "Now, I know most mothers can't run very fast," Bip Roberts was saying Wednesday afternoon in the dugout of Montreal's Olympic Stadium. "But this one, well, she looked pretty big and mean. And she looked like she could move. I didn't want to take any chances." Roberts was talking about a day, maybe 15 years ago, on an Oakland playground. Roberts had been taunted by a bigger boy. Acting as he normally would under the circumstances, Roberts listened for a second, then walloped the kid. The kid started to cry. A big car then pulled up, and out rolled the kid's mother.
February 19, 2010 |
Torah Bright's Olympic Games preparation was not exactly ideal: two crashes, two concussions and a trip to the hospital in the span of a few days in January. The snowboarder was off the hill and her main competitors were throwing down dazzling runs in the pipe at the high-profile X Games in Aspen, Colo. What about those dreams of Olympic gold for the Aussie native? Most certainly . . . not so bright. "It wasn't the easiest month, I'll say that," Bright said. "I think I spent more time off snow than I did on. But this year I didn't want to peak at X Games.