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2009-08-27 23:09:25

Jayson Nix and Carlos Quentin led Chicago to eight runs over the first three frames Thursday and the White Sox avoided a four-game sweep by downing Boston 9-5. The White Sox ended a four-game losing streak and broke a second-place tie with Minnesota in the American League Central. Chicago trails Detroit by four games for the division lead. Boston's advantage in the wild-card race dwindled to 1 ½ games over Texas, which earlier in the day became the first visiting team in...

2009-08-22 19:38:57

Junichi Tazawa got the win in his first start, and Kevin Youkilis had two homers and six RBI Saturday in Boston's 14-1 win over the New York Yankees. Tazawa (2-2), who first appeared in the the majors Aug. 7, worked six scoreless innings and gave up eight hits and two walks. David Ortiz homered, drove in three runs and scored twice for the Red Sox, who have won four of their last five games. Alex Gonzalez added a solo homer, and Victor Martinez and Casey Kotchman each drove in a run for...

2009-08-16 18:50:46

Ian Kinsler and Taylor Teagarden each had a solo home run Sunday and the Texas Rangers beat Boston 4-3 to take the lead in the American League wild-card race. Kinsler also had an RBI single and finished with two RBI while Josh Hamilton drove in Texas' other run. Dustin Nippert (4-1) was the winner, allowing two runs on six hits over six innings. He struck out three and walked three. Frank Francisco picked up his 17th save. Junichi Tazawa (1-2) took the loss after giving up four runs on 10...

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2009-08-12 16:42:44

Detroit's Rick Porcello and Boston's Kevin Youkilis will sit out five games for their bench-clearing, brawl-inciting actions, MLB announced Wednesday. The two players also were fined undisclosed amounts. Porcello, a 20-year-old right-hander who is appealing his punishment, was suspended for intentionally throwing pitches at two Boston players, and Youkilis was cited for charging the mound and throwing his helmet at the pitcher. The trouble broke out in the second inning of a 7-5 Boston...

2009-08-11 23:43:14

Mike Lowell homered twice and drove in three runs Tuesday and the Boston Red Sox beat Detroit 7-5 in a game marred by a bench-clearing melee. Jason Bay hit a three-run homer for the Red Sox, who have taken the first two games of a four game set at home after losing six straight. Lowell was in the game as a replacement for Kevin Youkilis, who was ejected for igniting the brawl. Junichi Tazawa (1-1), making his first major league start, gave up three runs on four hits in five innings, with two...

2009-08-08 00:06:21

Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run homer with two out in the 15th inning Friday, giving the New York Yankees a dramatic 2-0 victory over Boston. The teams combined to score 19 runs Thursday -- eight of them by the Yankees in one inning -- but it took them almost six hours to produce a single run Friday. Rodriguez, who had been mired in his longest home run drought as a Yankee, came up with Derek Jeter on first and Junichi Tazawa on the mound, making his major league debut. Tazawa, called up from...

2009-07-20 22:42:51

Michael Young, David Murphy and Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered off John Smoltz in the sixth Monday to lead the Texas Rangers to a 6-3 win over Boston. Hank Blalock drove in two runs for the Rangers. Kevin Millwood (9-7) gave up six hits and two runs over six innings to win for the first time in his last four starts. Kevin Youkilis had two hits and an RBI for the Red Sox, who lost their third in a row and fell into a tie with the New York Yankees for first place in the AL East. Smoltz (1-3) was...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.