June 21, 2001 |
Barry Bonds broke two major league records with his 38th home run Wednesday night, including one set by Babe Ruth in 1928, and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Padres, 8-6, at San Diego. Bonds hit a two-run shot in the eighth inning against reliever Rodney Myers to break out of a tie with Reggie Jackson (1969) and Mark McGwire (1998) for the most homers before the All-Star break. Bonds also became the quickest to 38, doing it in his team's 71st game. Ruth hit 38 in 88 games in 1928.
May 5, 2001 |
The St. Louis Cardinals finally found a way to defeat Tom Glavine. He lost to St. Louis for the first time in six years as the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to defeat the Braves, 4-2, at Atlanta on Friday night. Glavine (4-2) had been 7-0 with a 2.82 earned-run average in eight starts against St. Louis since a 7-3 loss at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1995. He dropped to 14-5 against the Cardinals, who sent the slumping Braves to their fourth loss in five games.
June 2, 2005 |
White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen's attempt to rattle Brendan Donnelly in the seventh inning Wednesday night was not appreciated by the Angel reliever, who had some harsh words for Guillen after the game. For the second straight night, Donnelly was charged with a ball for bringing his pitching hand to his mouth on the mound, but the right-hander did it after he released a pitch to Timo Perez, not before the pitch.
April 10, 2005 |
Josh Phelps and Aubrey Huff hit three-run homers, and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays roughed up Barry Zito in an 11-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night at St. Petersburg, Fla. Former Dodger Hideo Nomo (1-0) won his Tampa Bay debut, giving up one run and one hit in six innings. "He was just awesome," Devil Ray catcher Toby Hall said. "It was fun to catch him." Phelps and Huff homered during a seven-run second.
August 17, 2002 |
With 21 of the Dodgers' 34 games after the All-Star break decided by two runs or fewer, it became apparent to Manager Jim Tracy that his plan to ease right-hander Kevin Brown back into form by pitching him in low-stress situations would be virtually impossible. So Tracy threw Brown right into the fire Friday night, almost literally--85-degree temperatures and high humidity turned Shea Stadium into an inferno of sorts--and the results were mixed.
July 20, 2002 |
No way Mark Prior was going to let the Houston Astros get to him again. Prior allowed two hits and struck out eight, and Moises Alou homered against his old team as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Astros, 5-0, Friday at Chicago. "He threw great," said Craig Biggio, who got Houston's only extra-base hit against Prior. "He never made any mistakes out over the plate and really pitched a great game. He's good."
September 7, 2002 |
Reggie Sanders singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, Friday night at Pac Bell Park. After starters Kirk Rueter and Miguel Batista dueled through scoreless innings most of the night, the Giants finally broke through against Mike Fetters (3-1). Rich Aurilia led off the ninth with a double to left--the only extra-base hit of the game.
June 17, 2002 |
Mo Vaughn made up for a season's worth of struggles with one dramatic swing. Vaughn hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to give him 1,001 RBIs and lift the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night in front of 55,141 at Shea Stadium. "This is the way I envisioned things," Vaughn said. "It hasn't happened very much, but this whole team has been very positive with me."
September 25, 2000 |
Todd Zeile and Timo Perez homered to support the pitching of left-hander Glendon Rusch and the New York Mets clinched no worse than a tie for the National League wild-card berth by beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-2, Sunday at Philadelphia. Rusch (11-11) allowed one run and five hits--including two infield singles on comebackers--in eight innings. He struck out seven and walked none, retiring 14 of his final 15 batters. It was the 10th time in 29 starts that Rusch has not walked a batter.
August 9, 2004 |
Tim Wakefield won a game and ended up in the record book. He enjoyed one feat much more than the other. Wakefield gave up six homers, matching a modern major league record last set 64 years ago, but he wound up with the victory when his Boston Red Sox outslugged the Tigers, 11-9, Sunday at Detroit. "I'm glad we won, but that's just because the offense scored more runs than I gave up," Wakefield said. "I'd rather just forget about the whole thing."