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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
June 20, 1988
"A Celebration of the Argentine Cinema," a week of festivities, will kick off tonight with an Academy-hosted evening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. Robert Wise, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will host an invitation-only reception, preceding an 8 p.m. screening of highlights from Argentine films that is open to the public. Dr. Victor Martinez, the vice president of Argentina, and Theodore Gilfred, U.S.
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November 14, 1996 |
Two suspected carjackers were arrested in Garden Grove early Wednesday after threatening a man with a knife and then stealing his Acura Legend from his driveway, police said. Victor Martinez Bustos, 20, of La Habra, and a 17-year-old Santa Ana boy were both arrested on suspicion of carjacking and possession of stolen property after a short chase, said Sgt. Andy Jauch of the Garden Grove Police Department. Bustos was taken to Orange County Jail and the boy to Juvenile Hall.
April 2, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Last opener at the old place, first win for Joe Girardi. Chien-Ming Wang shut down the Toronto Blue Jays for seven innings, making Girardi a winner in his rain-delayed debut as Yankees manager and sending New York to a record-setting 3-2 victory Tuesday night. After wet weather postponed the festivities Monday, Wang and the Yankees beat Toronto ace Roy Halladay to win their major league-best 11th consecutive home opener.
April 14, 2005 |
Travis Hafner signed a $7-million, three-year contract with the Indians on Wednesday, the second Cleveland player given a long-term deal since the start of the season. Hafner, whose agreement could be worth $11.5 million over four seasons, batted .311 last year with 28 homers and 109 runs batted in as the team's designated hitter. He gets $500,000 this season, $2.5 million next year and $3.75 million in 2007. Cleveland has a $4.75-million option for 2008 with a $250,000 buyout.
June 2, 2007 |
A different city, venue and sport produced yet another memorable Cleveland victory over Detroit. David Dellucci singled home the winning run with two out to cap a five-run ninth off closer Todd Jones as the Indians rallied past the Tigers, 12-11, Friday night. One night after LeBron James single-handedly shot the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers to a double-overtime playoff victory over the Pistons at Auburn Hills, Mich., the Indians came through against one of the best closers in baseball.