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2009-09-22 00:18:54

Julio Borbon, David Murphy and Hank Blalock had three hits and two RBI apiece Monday in the Texas Rangers' 10-3 win over Oakland. Chris Davis hit a two-run triple for Texas, which has won two of its last three games and remained seven games behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL Wild-card chase. The Rangers trail the first-place Los Angeles Angels in the AL West by 7 1/2 games. Kevin Millwood (11-10) went seven innings, allowing one unearned run on three hits for Texas. Edgar Gonzalez (0-3) went...

2009-09-20 17:20:26

Placido Polanco had two hits and three RBI Sunday to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 6-2 win over Minnesota, averting a three-game sweep by the Twins. Polanco's two-run single erased a 2-1 deficit with no outs in the top of the fifth and his sacrifice fly in the ninth capped the scoring. Ryan Raburn hit a solo homer, Magglio Ordonez had two hits and one RBI, Carlos Guillen hit an RBI triple and Gerald Laird added two hits for the Tigers, who upped their AL Central Division lead over the Twins to...

2009-09-19 20:09:51

Solo homers by Kurt Suzuki and Mark Ellis Saturday helped Oakland to an 8-4 victory against Cleveland. Ellis hit a solo homer, giving Oakland a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Suzuki had three of the Athletics' 16 hits and his lead-off homer put Oakland ahead 7-3 in the fourth. Bobby Crosby and Cliff Pennington added two RBI apiece. Scott Hairston hit a first-inning RBI single for the Athletics, who have won six in a row. Winner Brad Kilby (1-0) recorded his first major league victory...

2009-09-18 22:31:04

Brett Carroll's pinch-hit RBI double capped a four-run ninth Friday, boosting the Florida Marlins to a 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Before Carroll's game-winner, Jorge Cantu and John Baker sandwiched run-scoring singles around an RBI groundout by Dan Uggla. The rally erased a 2-0 Florida deficit. Cantu had two of the nine hits for the Marlins, who have won three of four. The winner was Brendan Donnelly (3-0). Closer Leo Nunez gave up a pinch-hit solo homer to Juan Francisco before...

2009-09-18 00:24:29

Kurt Suzuki's three-run homer in the third gave Oakland a five-run lead Thursday and vaulted the Athletics to a 5-2 victory over Cleveland. Oakland has won four in a row and has allowed just three runs during its winning streak. Clayton Mortensen (2-2) picked up the win in his fourth major league start. He gave up both Cleveland runs on four hits over five innings. Four relievers combined to give up two hits over the final four frames. Andrew Bailey worked the ninth for his 25th save. Oakland...

2009-09-16 22:12:47

Trevor Cahill and two relievers combined on a one-hitter Wednesday, bringing Oakland a 4-0 win over the slumping Texas Rangers. Cahill gave up a lead-off single to Marlon Byrd in the second inning and the Rangers managed only two base runners the rest of the way. Texas has lost four straight games and has been shut out in three of them. The Rangers were six games behind the American League West-leading Los Angeles Angels when play began Wednesday and they were trailing Boston by 5 1/2 games...

2009-09-16 21:48:05

Fernando Rodney finished off a scoreless four-inning effort from the relief corps Wednesday and Detroit rallied to edge Kansas City 4-3. The Tigers overcame a 3-0 deficit and stayed 4 1/2 games in front of Minnesota in the American League Central. The Twins have made a race of it in the division, thanks to a four-game winning streak. Detroit trimmed its deficit to 3-2 in the fourth on an RBI single by Curtis Granderson and a run-scoring double by Adam Everett. A single by Granderson and a...

2009-09-16 00:19:59

Rajai Davis drove in four runs and scored once Tuesday to lead Oakland in a 6-1 romp over the Texas Rangers. Kurt Suzuki also drove in a run for the Athletics, who have won seven of their last nine games. Oakland starter Edgar Gonzalez lasted four-plus innings and Craig Breslow (7-7) picked up the win in relief. David Murphy went 2-for-4 and supplied the Rangers' only run with a solo home run in the fourth inning after Oakland had racked up a 4-0 lead. Davis drew a bases-loaded walk in the...

2009-09-15 18:39:18

Michael Young was in the Texas Rangers lineup Tuesday against Oakland after being out two weeks with a strained left hamstring. Young was injured when he grounded out to end the third inning in the second portion of a doubleheader on Sept. 1. Normally playing third base, Young was the designated hitter Tuesday. He admitted prior to the game that he is not yet at full strength and is taking a risk by coming back to the lineup so soon. An All-Star this season, Young is batting .322 with 22...

2009-09-13 17:28:34

Joe Mauer, Orlando Cabrera and Michael Cuddyer each drove in a pair of runs Sunday in the Minnesota Twins' 8-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Mauer hit an RBI single and a solo homer. Cabrera hit a two-run double. And Cuddyer had three hits -- one a two-run single. Denard Span had two hits and an RBI. A run scored on Delmon Young's first-inning double-play groundout for the Twins, who avoided a three-game sweep. Winner Brian Duensing (3-1) scattered eight his over seven innings with...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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