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According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Kansas City Royals Vin Mazzaro so-called performance Monday night against the Cleveland Indians was noteworthy in several ways. The facts: Mazzaro allowed 14 runs, all of them earned, in 2.1 innings of the Royals’ 19-1 thrashing … Continue reading
Ben Zobrist set a Tampa Bay Rays record with eight RBIs, hitting a home run and two doubles Thursday as the Rays routed the Minnesota Twins 15-3 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at frigid Target Field in … Continue reading
The Texas Rangers finally get to taste the bubbly Tuesday night by winning the franchise’s first post-season series after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-1. The Rangers were founded in 1961 as the “new” Washington Senators after the “original” Senators moved to … Continue reading
Video: Doc Does it Again! Roy Halladay Throws No Hitter in 1st Playoff Appearance; Phillies Shutout Reds 4-0
Toldya this morning that Roy Halladay was going raise up to the pressure! And, boy he did! The Philadelphia Phillies right-hander threw a no-hitter in his first post-season appearance. It’s only the second postseason no hitter in MLB history. In dazzling … Continue reading
The Cincinnati Reds have made it to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. While there was no doubt the Reds were in, the official clinching came in dramatic fashion with right-fielder Jay Bruce’s walk-off home run. According to … Continue reading
Jon Lester became the first left-hander in 57 years to win 19 games for the Boston Red Sox, as he dominated the slumping New York Yankees Saturday afternoon. Lester limited the Bronx Bombers to two hits in seven shutout innings with … Continue reading
If the Cincinnati Reds can figure out how to use him at the right time, red-hot reliever Aroldis Chapman could make a real difference for them in the playoffs. Friday night, Dusty Baker brought Chapman in the seventh inning — one batter after the … Continue reading
The New York Yankees slid out of first place in the AL East after losing to their hated-rivals, the Boston Red Sox, 10-7. Even though they hit six dingers against the BoSox, the Yanks dropped their third straight game Friday night at … Continue reading
Javy Vasquez tied a major league record last night by hitting three consecutive batters. The New York Yankees’ right-hander is now one of only eight pitchers to ever accomplish such an illustrious feat. Needless to say, the Bronx faithful were not … Continue reading
Yesterday, I covered the San Francisco Giants’ pitching staff tying the modern-era record for 16 consecutive games for giving up three runs or less. Wednesday night, the Giants made it 17 in a row after a 13-0 whitewashing of the Chicago Cubs at … Continue reading
Ubaldo Jimenez had two long streaks stopped Wednesday night by those pesky Arizona Diamondbacks. The Colorado Rockies’ hard-throwing righthander gave up home runs to shortstop Stephen Drew and first baseman Adam LaRoche, ending his run of 84 consecutive starts without allowing more than … Continue reading
Even though the San Francisco Giants only gave up a pair of runs to the Chicago Cubs, they still lost 2-0 Wednesday night at Wrigley Field. As a result, the Giants’ ace pitching staff matched the live-ball era (since 1920) record for surrendering less than … Continue reading
Chris Volstad surrendered only five hits in a complete-game shutout of the St. Louis Cardinals Monday afternoon. The game, which was a make-up of a rainout on August 8, clocked in at 1 hour and 52 minutes, beating the old … Continue reading
Even though it’s a hallow victory, the Chicago Cubs are suddenly road warriors, winning six straight, including their first sweep of the Cardinals in St. Louis since 1988. Now the Wrigley Field-attending masochists have even more to cheer about in September. … Continue reading
The Florida Marlins surrendered 12 walks to the Chicago Cubs, including three with the bases loaded, tying a franchise record for a nine-inning game set October 5, 2001 against the Atlanta Braves. The small bears squished the fish 13-3, sweeping the three-game series to … Continue reading