Miguel Cabrera and Josh Willingham were two of the last Florida Marlins to leave the field Saturday night. They might have been looking for more Mets relievers to feast on. Cabrera hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, Willingham had his first career grand slam and the Florida Marlins rallied for a 7-5 victory
A second consecutive late-inning rally might be just what the Milwaukee Brewers need to shake their recent slump. Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer and Prince Fielder followed with a solo shot, both off Astros closer Brad Lidge, as the Brewers rallied in the ninth to defeat Houston 7-4 Saturday night.
When Brandon Webb takes the mound for Arizona lately, one run for the Diamondbacks is plenty. The reigning NL Cy Young award winner pitched his second shutout in a row to extend his scoreless inning streak to a club-record 33 Saturday night and lead the Diamondbacks to their 17th victory in 20 games, 1-0 over
After chasing Atlanta starter Lance Cormier with three runs in the fifth inning, the Philadelphia Phillies had runners on the corners and nobody out. With a raucous crowd rallying them on, they appeared ready to take the lead. That’s when reliever Ron Mahay stopped the Phillies — fast. The left-hander struck out Ryan Howard and
Alex Rodriguez took a couple more swings up to No. 503. Mike Mussina saved mementos from No. 100. The Cleveland Indians? They got their usual two and stopped right there. Rodriguez kept up his unrelenting surge against the Indians — six homers in five games — and New York cruised to an 11-2 victory Saturday
Jim Leyland usually gives his players all the credit for victories. Saturday, he gave it to someone else. “Dave Dombrowski showed today why he’s such a good general manager,” the Detroit Tigers manager said after a 5-2 win over Oakland on Saturday night. “He knows what we need and he takes care of it.” The
Rick Ankiel has a simple message for St. Louis Cardinals fans. “Don’t hold me to days like this,” he said. Ankiel homered twice and drove in three runs, the latest power display by the former pitcher, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 on Saturday. Ankiel, who scored three times, hit
With another strong performance at Boston’s favorite home away from home, Josh Beckett became the first major leaguer to reach 15 wins. His only regret was that he couldn’t finish what he started. Beckett came within one out of his third career shutout, and Julio Lugo and J.D. Drew each drove in two runs to
Carlos Beltran was held out of the starting lineup for the New York Mets’ game against the Florida Marlins on Saturday night. The switch-hitting center fielder came off the disabled list Friday after sitting out with a strained muscle on his left side. Mets manager Willie Randolph said Beltran isn’t where he wants to be
Yankees catcher Jorge Posada was out of the lineup for the second straight game Saturday because of a sore neck, which was improving with treatment and probably won’t sideline him much longer. Posada, who is on a 14-for-28 hitting tear, was hit hard by a foul tip and slept awkwardly while in Toronto earlier this
Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons will undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday, ending his worst year in the major leagues. Gibbons has a torn labrum, which restricts his ability to throw. He is still able to swing a bat and has been used primarily as a designated hitter. Having the surgery now will enable him to return for
The San Francisco Giants recalled right-handed reliever Brian Wilson on Saturday, bringing up the pitcher the club once thought could be its closer of the future. That’s still a possibility, too. Wilson is in the big leagues for the first time this season after making his major league debut in 2006 for the Giants.