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January 5, 1992 | BOB POOL and STUART WASSERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As a kid, he took in stray animals. As an adult, he opened his home to friends when they were in trouble. So David Scott Baker was not one to hesitate when he saw the plastic "HELP" sign dangling from the back of a 13-year-old Toyota Corona stalled along a lonely stretch of Interstate 5 outside of Los Banos on Friday. Baker stopped and tried to help jump-start the Toyota.
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October 29, 2012 | Wire reports
The San Francisco Giants' sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series' television ratings. The four games on Fox averaged a 7.6 rating and 12 share, Nielsen Media Research said Monday. The previous low was an 8.4 for the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies-Tampa Bay Rays and 2010 Giants-Texas Rangers series, which each went five games. Last year's St. Louis Cardinals-Rangers World Series went seven games and built momentum to average a 10.0/16. The Giants' 2-0 win in Game 3 on Saturday earned a 6.1/11, and their 4-3, 10-inning victory in the clincher Sunday drew an 8.9/14.
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SPORTS
October 8, 2009
Yankees lead best-of-five series, 1-0. Game 1: Wednesday New York 7, Minnesota 2 Game 2: Friday, 3 p.m. Minn. (Nick Blackburn, 11-11, 4.03) at New York (A.J. Burnett: 13-9, 4.04) Game 3: Sunday, TBA New York (Andy Pettitte, 14-8, 4.16) at Minnesota (Carl Pavano, 14-12, 5.10 or Scott Baker, 15-9, 4.36) Game 4: Monday, TBA New York (Sabathia) at Minn. (TBA) Game 5: Oct. 14, TBA Minnesota (TBA) at New York (Burnett)
SPORTS
June 18, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
You'll never guess which team is tied for the most wins — and has by far the best earned-run average — in the majors this month. Give up? It's the Minnesota Twins, who lost their first game in June, then won 12 of the next 14. And in their last four games heading into the weekend, Twins starters have allowed just three runs, getting complete games from Carl Pavano and Scott Baker, a seven-inning no-hitter from Francisco Liriano and eight shutout innings from Nick Blackburn.
SPORTS
October 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Scott Baker had a strong start and got plenty of run support with a three-run third inning and a four-run eighth, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers, 8-3, Thursday to avoid elimination from playoff contention. The American League Central-leading Tigers had a chance to clinch their first division title since 1987 in the finale of the four-game series, but their bats were quieted and their pitchers got roughed up. Detroit must now beat the Chicago White Sox twice at home to win the division.
SPORTS
October 29, 2012 | Wire reports
The San Francisco Giants' sweep of the Detroit Tigers set a record low for the World Series' television ratings. The four games on Fox averaged a 7.6 rating and 12 share, Nielsen Media Research said Monday. The previous low was an 8.4 for the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies-Tampa Bay Rays and 2010 Giants-Texas Rangers series, which each went five games. Last year's St. Louis Cardinals-Rangers World Series went seven games and built momentum to average a 10.0/16. The Giants' 2-0 win in Game 3 on Saturday earned a 6.1/11, and their 4-3, 10-inning victory in the clincher Sunday drew an 8.9/14.
SPORTS
July 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Minnesota 4, at Texas 1: Scott Baker gave up one run in eight innings and Michael Cuddyer homered as the Twins handed the Rangers their fourth consecutive loss and dropped them three games behind the Angels in the AL West. at Chicago 4, Baltimore 3: Mark Buehrle (10-3) pitched into the eighth inning, Jermaine Dye hit a go-ahead two-run homer and the White Sox pulled within 1 1/2 games of AL Central-leading Detroit -- the closest they've been to the division lead since May 3.
SPORTS
September 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Chicago 4, at Boston 2: Jim Thome tied Mickey Mantle for 14th place with his 536th home run, Gavin Floyd (15-6) won his fifth consecutive decision and the White Sox avoided a three-game sweep. Thome hit a two-out, two-run drive against Tim Wakefield (8-9) in the first inning for his 29th home run this season. Boston's Dustin Pedroia singled in the first inning for his ninth consecutive hit, reaching safely in 11 consecutive plate appearances. at Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 4: James Shields (12-8)
SPORTS
April 8, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Perhaps the Angels' offense is not quite as formidable as many thought it would be, or maybe the Minnesota Twins rotation is a little better than most expected. Though four games is not enough of a sample size to draw any conclusions about the 2010 season, those Angels bats and Twins arms were definitely trending in opposite directions out of the gate. Kevin Slowey gave up one run and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings, and 39-year-old designated hitter Jim Thome blew open a two-run game with a three-run home run in the eighth to lead Minnesota to a 10-1 victory in Angel Stadium on Thursday night.
SPORTS
June 18, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
You'll never guess which team is tied for the most wins — and has by far the best earned-run average — in the majors this month. Give up? It's the Minnesota Twins, who lost their first game in June, then won 12 of the next 14. And in their last four games heading into the weekend, Twins starters have allowed just three runs, getting complete games from Carl Pavano and Scott Baker, a seven-inning no-hitter from Francisco Liriano and eight shutout innings from Nick Blackburn.
SPORTS
May 27, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
For seven innings the Angels could do nothing against Minnesota starter Scott Baker , managing only six hits. At that point, in their last 37 innings on the road they had scored just one run. Then the Twins went to the bullpen and everything changed — much of it on one swing of Erick Aybar's bat. Aybar hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning, on reliever Dusty Hughes' first pitch, starting the Angels on their way to 6-5...
SPORTS
April 8, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Perhaps the Angels' offense is not quite as formidable as many thought it would be, or maybe the Minnesota Twins rotation is a little better than most expected. Though four games is not enough of a sample size to draw any conclusions about the 2010 season, those Angels bats and Twins arms were definitely trending in opposite directions out of the gate. Kevin Slowey gave up one run and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings, and 39-year-old designated hitter Jim Thome blew open a two-run game with a three-run home run in the eighth to lead Minnesota to a 10-1 victory in Angel Stadium on Thursday night.
SPORTS
April 4, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
At Angel Stadium Monday, 7 p.m.: Jered Weaver (16-8, 3.75 ERA in 2009) vs. Scott Baker (15-9, 4.36) Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Joe Saunders (16-7, 4.60) vs. Nick Blackburn (11-11, 4.03) Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Ervin Santana (8-8, 5.03) vs. Carl Pavano (5-4, 4.64) Thursday, 7 p.m.: Joel Pineiro (15-12, 3.49) vs. Kevin Slowey (10-3, 4.86) On the air: TV: FS West on Monday and Wednesday; Channel 13 Tuesday and Thursday. Radio: 830, 1330. 2009 series: Angels, 6-4. Opening-day facts: Former Angels outfielder Tim Salmon will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the national anthem will be sung by 12-year-old Taylor Longbrake, who made her first appearance with the Angels at age 8. Torii Hunter, Brian Fuentes, Howie Kendrick and General Manager Tony Reagins will take part in a pregame ceremony raising the Angels' 2009 American League West championship flag.
SPORTS
October 8, 2009
Yankees lead best-of-five series, 1-0. Game 1: Wednesday New York 7, Minnesota 2 Game 2: Friday, 3 p.m. Minn. (Nick Blackburn, 11-11, 4.03) at New York (A.J. Burnett: 13-9, 4.04) Game 3: Sunday, TBA New York (Andy Pettitte, 14-8, 4.16) at Minnesota (Carl Pavano, 14-12, 5.10 or Scott Baker, 15-9, 4.36) Game 4: Monday, TBA New York (Sabathia) at Minn. (TBA) Game 5: Oct. 14, TBA Minnesota (TBA) at New York (Burnett)
SPORTS
October 2, 2009 | Associated Press
Scott Baker had a strong start and got plenty of run support with a three-run third inning and a four-run eighth, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers, 8-3, Thursday to avoid elimination from playoff contention. The American League Central-leading Tigers had a chance to clinch their first division title since 1987 in the finale of the four-game series, but their bats were quieted and their pitchers got roughed up. Detroit must now beat the Chicago White Sox twice at home to win the division.
SPORTS
July 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Minnesota 4, at Texas 1: Scott Baker gave up one run in eight innings and Michael Cuddyer homered as the Twins handed the Rangers their fourth consecutive loss and dropped them three games behind the Angels in the AL West. at Chicago 4, Baltimore 3: Mark Buehrle (10-3) pitched into the eighth inning, Jermaine Dye hit a go-ahead two-run homer and the White Sox pulled within 1 1/2 games of AL Central-leading Detroit -- the closest they've been to the division lead since May 3.
NEWS
March 11, 1993 | From Associated Press
Two 17-year-old girls have been sentenced for torturing and butchering an elderly woman, less than three weeks after a pair of 10-year-olds were charged with murdering a toddler. Again, a troubled nation is asking, how could this happen? Edna Phillips, 70, was throttled with her dog's leash and stabbed or slashed 86 times. The mental images of the crime have shocked the nation just as the video pictures of little James Bulger being led to his death did last month.
SPORTS
September 1, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Chicago 4, at Boston 2: Jim Thome tied Mickey Mantle for 14th place with his 536th home run, Gavin Floyd (15-6) won his fifth consecutive decision and the White Sox avoided a three-game sweep. Thome hit a two-out, two-run drive against Tim Wakefield (8-9) in the first inning for his 29th home run this season. Boston's Dustin Pedroia singled in the first inning for his ninth consecutive hit, reaching safely in 11 consecutive plate appearances. at Tampa Bay 10, Baltimore 4: James Shields (12-8)
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January 5, 1992 | BOB POOL and STUART WASSERMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As a kid, he took in stray animals. As an adult, he opened his home to friends when they were in trouble. So David Scott Baker was not one to hesitate when he saw the plastic "HELP" sign dangling from the back of a 13-year-old Toyota Corona stalled along a lonely stretch of Interstate 5 outside of Los Banos on Friday. Baker stopped and tried without success to help jump-start the disabled sedan.
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