August 15, 2009 |
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 16, 2009 |
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
August 21, 2009 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1999 |
Two community leaders have been appointed co-chairmen of the Ventura County school-to-career executive committee. Barbara Thorpe and Victor Martinez will replace Gene Hansmeier and JoLynn Feinstein, who both served a one-year term. Thorpe and Martinez will work with staff to prepare agendas, outline project goals and help organize special events such as the Business Outreach Conference. Thorpe is associate academic vice president of Cal State University Channel Islands.
August 17, 2009 |
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?"
May 18, 2007 |
Fausto Carmona's sinker devastated the Minnesota Twins. "It's not normal," Torii Hunter said of Carmona's go-to pitch. "He's not even human. It was so scary, I thought I was hung over." Carmona (5-1) pitched a four-hitter for his first career shutout and beat Johan Santana for the second time in less than a month as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Twins, 2-0, to complete a three-game sweep. Santana (4-4) gave up consecutive home runs to Victor Martinez and Ryan Garko in the seventh.
May 3, 1990
An Atwater man charged with murder in Glendale's first fatal drive-by shooting pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge. Jose Onofre Carrillo, 24, pleaded guilty in Pasadena Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter, in an agreement that he would be sentenced to eight years in prison, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Nancy M. Naftel. A murder conviction carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, she said.
April 19, 2009 |
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.
November 2, 1996 |
Victor Martinez scored on a two-yard plunge with 1 minute 48 seconds remaining to give Santiago a 36-33 upset of visiting Pacifica. That put the Cavaliers (5-3, 3-1) in the playoffs for the first time this decade. . Santiago can finish second in the league with victories over La Quinta and Los Amigos in the final weeks of the season. Preseason favorite Pacifica (5-3, 2-3) must defeat Bolsa Grande Thursday to keep its hopes of an at-large playoff spot alive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1997
A man shot and killed in an apparent drive-by shooting Saturday night has been identified as 19-year-old Victor Hugo Martinez, authorities said Sunday. Police still are searching for suspects. Officer Jim Donnelly said Martinez, of Santa Ana, was shot in the ribs at 8:41 p.m. on the sidewalk in the 1000 block of West Occidental Street. The Police Department's gang unit is investigating the case. Martinez died after being transported to a local hospital, police said.