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The Argentine power forward Luis Scola scored 22 points and became the leader of the attack of the Phoenix Suns, who defeated 81-97 at home by the Bulls in Chicago and ended a run of four consecutive defeats.
Phoenix had lost 12 straight games as the visiting team, and made his first victory outside his field since beating the Cleveland Cavaliers, on 27 November. Scola played 28 minutes, scored 9 of 15 shots from the field, was perfect on-staff April 4, had seven rebounds, three assists and recovered a ball.
The Argentine international player was supported by the reserve power forward Michael Beasley, who scored 20 points and grabbed six, rebounds, but committed five turnovers. The point guard Sebastian Telfair, who also left the bench got 13 so many, six rebounds, five assists, recovered a ball and put a stopper. …continue reading
The Blue Jays have concluded an agreement with the Boston Red Sox Sunday to free their obligations with the team manager, allowing it to join rivals section is American. The Blue Jays also acquired the player the Red Sox Mike Aviles infield, in return for the left-handed pitcher David Carpenter.
Farrell has just completed his second season at the helm of the Blue Jays, looping the 2012 campaign with a record of 73-89. Torontonians have led in the fourth and penultimate place in their section.
Farrell was named the 12th manager in the history of the Blue Jays in October 2010. He compiled a 154-170 record in two seasons with the Blue Jays. …continue reading
An error of the shortstop JJ Hardy with the full bases permitted to New York to complete a recovery in the seventh episode so that the Yankees to conquer for 4-3 to the Orioles of Baltimore to restore his advantage of three parties in the top of the American League East Division.
Dull to the bat all the afternoon, the Yankees came back with three runs in the seventh against a hesitant bullpen of Baltimore. The streaking Orioles had 13 straight wins in games decided by one run until they dropped the first day of September.
The newly promoted Dominican Eduardo Nunez singled with two outs in the game which took Wei-Yin Chen (12-8) and placed the board 3-2. …continue reading
Robinson Cano hit a grand slam in a seven-run third inning and New York pounded again Zach Britton at Yankee Stadium to deal it to the Baltimore Orioles beat 12 – 3. The triumph permitted to the Yankees to put an end to a gust of wind of four routs.
Derek Jeter had three hits and drove in three runs and Joba Chamberlain returned from injury at the elbow and ankle that had sidelined since June 5 last season. Phil Hughes (11-8) allowed no home runs for only the fifth time this year.
One day after blowing a five-run lead in the first inning before falling 11-5, New York won for only the fourth time in 13 and restored a lead of 6.5 games atop the Eastern Division of the American League. The Yankees avoided what would have been his first run of five defeats this season. …continue reading
The Dominican Albert Pujols punched two home runs and Jared Weaver added his eighth straight victory and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Rangers 6-2 to Texas.
Mike Trout also homered and the Los Angeles defeated the West Division-leading the American League for a second day. To the Angels and Rangers are left with two games in the series.
Weaver (14-1) permitted two runs and five hits in six entrances and a third. He became the eighth launcher of American League since 1921 in winning at least six parties without a rout in the month of July. …continue reading
Ichiro Suzuki is directed to a new team and, later than all these years, perhaps has an opportunity to play a World Series.
The New York Yankees acquired Monday in the Japanese gardener of the Seattle Mariners in exchange for two young pitchers.
The Yankees, who have the best older red, also received capital in cash in the exchange that sent the rights 25 years D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar launchers to Mariners team in last place in the Western Division of the American League. The Exchange was announced hours before the Yankees play in Seattle on Monday. …continue reading
Hiroki Kuroda pitched a four-hitter; Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer during a cluster of four runs in the first inning and the Yankees completed a sweep of the Jays Toronto to whiten 6-0 in a match shortened by rain.
The game was terminated after a break of 58 minutes before the Yankees came out to bat in the seventh.
Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones hits two separate connected producers in the first act, while Dewayne Wise drove in two runs in an unusual action starting with New York. The Yankees foisted Ricky Romero their fifth straight loss, the worst streak in his career, and outscored Toronto for the eighth straight time in the Bronx. …continue reading
Carlos Beltran reaches the St. Louis Cardinals looking for what could be his last chance at a championship. After relaunching his career in 2011 after a series of injuries that limited his playing time and action in the two previous years, the outfielder begins his 15th season in the majors with his fifth club.
“I’m still looking for the opportunity to be in the playoffs,” Beltran said. “Being in the World Series is not something that happens every year, but there are good opportunities if we remain in health.”
Beltran knows what he says now that he is 34 years. He has not lived the experience of a postseason since 2006, then the second of his seven seasons of a contract with the Mets. This postseason culminated with the seventh game of the National League Championship Series (NLCS), with Beltran striking out watch pass without making swing at a curve of Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals. …continue reading
Jason Varitek spent 15 seasons as the stoic support of the Boston Red Sox, with a look of ice that never blinked and never iron jaw trembling.
The strength and toughness that defined his career and pushed the Red Sox back to the top of the baseball world finally gave last Thursday night when the captain took his leave.
With his wife and three daughters at his side, and their parents and dozens of colleagues watching a few feet away, an excited Varitek officially announced his retirement. “My teammates,” said his voice trembling and her eyes filled with tears, are “what I will miss most. The hardest thing is to let your teammates and what they have meant to you over the years”. …continue reading