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David Ortiz hit his second homer of the game to break a tie in the ninth inning to get a win 3 at 2 against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday.
He was a 9th Circuit dramatic for Ortiz in the Red Sox uniform, which allows him to shatter the record of Jimmie Foxx.
Upon his return from the disabled list, Tim Wakefield pitched seven innings. The artist of the knuckle ball, however, was deprived of victory when Jayson Nix hit the circuit equalizer off reliever Ramon Ramirez in the eighth.
It’s Daniel Bard (1-1) who got the victory, his first career.
Tony Peña (1-2) for his part cashed the defeat of the Rangers side.
The Angels smile again
Torii Hunter hit a two-run homer, Joe Saunders was effective on the mound for five innings in his return to the rotation and the Angels of Los Angeles won 4-2 over the Detroit Tigers to end a sequence of three defeats.
Kendry Morales and Chone Figgins have also score points for the Angels, the only formation of Major League Baseball not to have suffered four straight loss this season. The leaders of the West Division have also avoided suffering a sweep at home for the first time since June 2007.
As for the Tigers, they have not managed a sweep on the road against the Angels for the first time since August 1993.
Hunter had a successful tour, 18th of the season in the first inning against Edwin Jackson (10-6), who collected his first loss since July 19.
Adam Everett hit a two-run homer for the Tigers, who have won eight of their last twelve games.
Saunders (10-7) allowed four hits, two walks and struck out six strikeouts.
At its first outing in eight days, the stopper Brian Fuentes hit two batters, but clung to earn his 36th salvage in 41 opportunities.
Productive day for Sizemore
Grady Sizemore crossed the marble three times while David Huff has rebounded from an earlier departure deficient and the Cleveland Indians won 4-2 over the Kansas City Royals.
Sizemore went on goals four times after a day off. He came to scoring in the first, third and fifth inning to put the Indians ahead 3-2.
Matt LaPorta hit his second homer in the sixth against Luke Hochevar (6-7). Jamey Carroll had three hits to give Huff (8-7) all the support he needed.
Hochevar allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. He has won a victory in his last seven starts.
Kerry Wood was perfect ninth to sign a 16th Rescue in 21 chances.
Billy Butler had three hits for Kansas City, which has lost five of its last six games at home.
The game is on. The Mid-Atlantic Regional champions used the same old script — brilliant pitching from Angelo Navetta, big power from Nick Pucciarelli and consistent hitting up and down the lineup — in a 10-2 runaway win Friday over Northwest Regional champion Mercer Island from Washington state.
The kids from South Shore National make their move on the Little League World Series. Some 12-year-olds can show the effects of playing on the big stage.
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It was a scoreless game for two innings, but then SSN put together one of its trademark big innings, although this one started with an error.
Joe Ruggirello reached on an error to start the top of the third and Navetta followed by smoking a ball to right field that was hit so hard, shallow-playing Northwest right-fielder Brandon Lawler threw Navetta out at first. Ruggirello, though, moved to second on the play and scored on James Morisano’s RBI single.
Then came Pucciarelli, who had seven homers in SSN’s 18 games heading into yesterday.
Pucciarelli drilled a ball way over the right-centerfield fence to put SSN on top 3-0.
Vincent Quinn, who is expected to start today’s game, came on to get the final two outs, both strikeouts, but allowed a runner from third to score on a wild pitch.
When 16 hours has come, several major players baseball had changed address. Yet around the rumors that were the most persistent has not budged. Roy Halladay is still a Blue Jays, at least for now.
The Chief Jays, JP Ricciardi has been offered until the end – including the Dodgers, Angels and Rangers – but none was quite satisfactory to depart from what is considered the best baseball pitcher. “We’re never gone close to reaching an agreement, Ricciardi admitted. No team has given us the players that would have helped us improve in the future. “All indications are that the Doc will be exchanged during the season.
The biggest coup radiance latter day trading requires as another pitcher, Jake Peavy. The winner of the Cy Young in the National League in 2007 has finally decided to drop its non-trade and joined the Chicago White Sox. The Sox and the Padres had already reached an agreement in May, but the exchange had failed. The right is on the injured list since June 13 because of an injury to his right ankle. His return to the game this season is uncertain.
Peavy’s agent, Barry Axelrod, told Tom Krasovic that his client accepted the deal because there was no guarantee that the Cubs and Dodgers, Peavy’s preferred teams, would have made a move for the righty in the offseason. Axelrod knows Peavy’s contract no longer looks like a bargain, so he says he wasn’t expecting a deal.
“Frankly I am flabbergasted that the White Sox would want to make this deal with him in his physical condition,” Axelrod said.
For its part, Jarrod Washburn is in full health and should have an immediate impact with his new team. The former joined the Mariners to a great rotation of starters with the Tigers.
These are the Red Sox who have put their hands on the best offensive player available. Víctor Martínez several interested teams, he may talk to his staff at Fenway Park. The powerful cogneur was acquired for Indians in return for three young launchers, including Justin Masterson. “Victor is an ambidextrous batter which can evolve both as recipient and as a player first goal. This will be a centerpiece in our training, “said Sox manager, Terry Francona. In 99 games in Cleveland, Martinez hit 15 circuits and produced 67 points.
The Sox also traded with the Atlanta Braves. They send Adam Laroche in Georgia in return for the player first but Casey Kotchman.
Like the Red Sox, the Minnesota Twins also need help in the attack. They laid their sights on the former Expo Orlando Cabrera, who knew a good season with the A’s.
Some other exchanges have attracted attention in July 31. Scott Rolen went to the Reds, Nick Johnson left the Nationals and joined the Marlins, Jerry Hairston Jr. wear striped Yankee uniform.