Archive for July, 2006

Hunter returns to lead Twins romp

Monday, July 31st, 2006
Torii Hunter had a homer and four RBIs in his return from the disabled list and Carlos Silva pitched seven strong innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 15-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Josh Rabe had a homer and three RBIs and Nick Punto had four hits, four runs and three RBIs to back Silva (7-9), who gave up one run and six hits and struck out four.

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Haren in control as A s edge Angels

Monday, July 31st, 2006
Dan Haren scattered eight hits in a complete game, Jay Payton hit a two-run homer and Milton Bradley connected again to lead the Oakland Athletics past Los Angeles Angels 3-1 Monday night. Haren (8-9) overcame a solo homer by Juan Rivera and went the distance for the fifth time in 76 career starts. The right-hander struck out five and walked none in his second complete game this season.

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Varitek leaves game with knee injury

Monday, July 31st, 2006
Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek left Monday nights game in the third inning with a twisted left knee and will be re-evaluated Tuesday. The club gave no indication of how long he would be sidelined.

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Jaguars sign Spicer to three year deal

Monday, July 31st, 2006
Defensive end Paul Spicer signed a new three-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday. Terms of Spicers new deal were not announced.

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Ortiz hits walk off homer for Red Sox

Monday, July 31st, 2006
David Ortiz hit a game-ending, three-run homer in the ninth inning Monday night to give the Boston Red Sox a 9-8 win over the Cleveland Indians that kept them in sole possession of first place in the AL East.

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White Sox use long ball to down Royals

Monday, July 31st, 2006
Jermaine Dye, Joe Crede and Alex Cintron homered to lead the Chicago White Sox to an 8-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

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Hudson homers twice in Diamondbacks win

Monday, July 31st, 2006
Orlando Hudson hit home runs from both sides of the plate, including his first career grand slam, as the Arizona Diamondbacks hit a team-record six homers Monday night in a 15-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Rookie Stephen Drew hit his first career home run, and Shawn Green, Chad Tracy and Eric Byrnes also went deep for the Diamondbacks, who had a season-high scoring total.

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Cook picks up rare win for Rockies

Monday, July 31st, 2006
Aaron Cook won for the first time in a month and the Colorado Rockies found some of their missing power at the plate in a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night. Garrett Atkins and Matt Holliday hit back-to-back homers in the third inning as Colorado won consecutive games for the first time since a four-game sweep at Washington June 12-15.

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Roddick withdraws at Legg Mason Classic

Monday, July 31st, 2006
Andy Roddick withdrew from the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on Monday because of a strained back, but said the injury shouldnt prevent him from being at full strength for the U.S. Open. Roddick strained the lower left side of his back following a second-round victory over Scott Oudsema at the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles last week. He went on to reach the finals of that tournament, losing to James Blake.

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Fossum stellar as Devil Rays top Tigers

Monday, July 31st, 2006
Casey Fossum allowed one run over seven innings, and Damon Hollins and Travis Lee hit two-run homers to lead the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to a 7-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Fossum (5-4) gave up six hits and matched his career high with 10 strikeouts in beating all-star game starter Kenny Rogers (11-5).

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