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September 17, 2008 | From the Associated Press
CLEVELAND -- Victor Martinez hit a three-run home run in the 11th inning and the Cleveland Indians hurt the Minnesota Twins' playoff chances with a 12-9 win Tuesday night. The Twins rallied from an early 8-1 deficit but left 13 runners on base as they lost their third straight and fell 2 1/2 games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central. "I guess you can call it heartbreaking," Minnesota Manager Ron Gardenhire said. "It's a tough one to swallow. We're snakebit."
July 1, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Argentine President Raul Alfonsin and Vice President Victor Martinez on Friday submitted early letters of resignation to Parliament, government officials said. Alfonsin's resignation, which he announced June 13, will be formally accepted July 8, the day President-elect Carlos Saul Menem is due to take power. "They have my resignation and the resignation of the president," Martinez said. "The envelopes will be opened on July 7 for consideration by Congress."
August 15, 2009 | Associated Press
Victor Martinez's two-run double keyed a six-run ninth inning that lifted the Boston Red Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night, preserving their lead in the American League wild-card race. Martinez's two-out hit gave the Red Sox a 5-4 lead and the win in the opener of the three-game series put them 1 1/2 games ahead of the Rangers. Boston tagged Texas closer Frank Francisco (2-2) for seven hits and six runs before he was pulled after a two-run home run by J.D. Drew.
August 21, 2009 | Associated Press
J.D. Drew homered twice, Jon Lester pitched eight strong innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-1, on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. Victor Martinez homered for the second straight night for the Red Sox, who have hit two or more homers in six consecutive games, nine of 10 and 15 of 19. Drew hit a leadoff homer to right in the second and a two-run drive to almost the same spot in the third, and finished with four hits. The homers came against rookie left-hander Brett Cecil.
May 24, 2005 | From Associated Press
Victor Martinez's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night in a series opener between the American League Central rivals. There was barely a tight pitch or menacing glare between the clubs, who have been at odds the last few years. Before the four-game series began, Major League Baseball warned the teams to behave, sending a letter to both managers to keep their players in line.
August 16, 2009 | Associated Press
Julio Borbon had four hits and four of Texas' eight stolen bases, Derek Holland (6-7) pitched into the seventh inning and the Rangers cut Boston's American League wild-card lead to half a game with a 7-2 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday night. The eight stolen bases matched the most in the majors this season. Boston also saw Tampa Bay steal eight bases on May 3. Elvis Andrus stole three bases and Ian Kinsler stole two. Jason Bay and Victor Martinez hit home runs for the Red Sox. -- associated press
April 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a grand slam and a run-scoring single in a 14-run second inning and the Cleveland Indians defeated the New York Yankees, 22-4, Saturday. Mark DeRosa and Shin Soo-Choo each hit three-run home runs, Travis Hafner, Grady Sizemore and Victor Martinez had solo shots and Manager Eric Wedge earned his 500th victory. It was the most runs for the Indians since they beat New York, 22-0, on Aug. 31, 2004, at the old Yankee Stadium.
August 17, 2009 | Associated Press
Ian Kinsler homered and drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers passed the Boston Red Sox in the AL wild-card race with a 4-3 win Sunday. Frank Francisco pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to give Texas a half-game lead over Boston. Less than 48 hours earlier, the closer was booed off the mound after giving up six runs in Boston's 8-4 victory Friday night. The Red Sox were not discouraged despite losing a series to their closest playoff competitor. "Who says we can't reel off 25 wins in September?"
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