MLB 2011

.MLB PLAYOFFS- 2011 STRAT REPLAY = WILDCARD. Best of 5 .


The St.Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers in seven games to be the first wild card team to win a World Series.Actual 2011 World Series


The St.Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers in seven games to be the first wild card team to win a World Series. Actual 2011 World Series



LEAGUE STANDINGS FOR 2011 Major Leagues
 
                                                      ACTUAL-TODATE  ACTUAL-TOTAL
AL East                     WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC# WON LOS  PCT  WON LOS  PCT
2011 Boston BOA               5   2  .714 ----  *WON*    1   6 .143   90  72 .556
2011 Tampa Bay TBA            4   3  .571  1.0           1   6 .143   91  71 .562
2011 Baltimore BAA            4   3  .571  1.0           6   1 .857   69  93 .426
2011 Toronto TOA              2   5  .286  3.0           5   2 .714   81  81 .500
2011 New York (AL) NYA        2   5  .286  3.0           4   3 .571   97  65 .599
 
                                                      ACTUAL-TODATE  ACTUAL-TOTAL
AL Central                  WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC# WON LOS  PCT  WON LOS  PCT
2011 Kansas City KCA          5   2  .714 ----  *WON*    4   3 .571   71  91 .438
2011 Detroit DEA              4   3  .571  1.0           3   4 .429   95  67 .586
2011 Chicago (AL) CHA         4   3  .571  1.0           4   3 .571   79  83 .488
2011 Cleveland CLA            3   4  .429  2.0           5   2 .714   80  82 .494
2011 Minnesota MNA            2   5  .286  3.0           3   4 .429   63  99 .389
 
                                                      ACTUAL-TODATE  ACTUAL-TOTAL
AL West                     WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC# WON LOS  PCT  WON LOS  PCT
2011 Texas TEA                5   2  .714 ----  *WON*    6   1 .857   96  66 .593
2011 Oakland OAA              4   3  .571  1.0           2   5 .286   74  88 .457
2011 Los Angeles(AL) LAA      3   4  .429  2.0           3   4 .429   86  76 .531
2011 Seattle SEA              2   5  .286  3.0           2   5 .286   67  95 .414
 
                                                      ACTUAL-TODATE  ACTUAL-TOTAL
NL East                     WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC# WON LOS  PCT  WON LOS  PCT
2011 Washington WAN           4   3  .571 ----     1     3   4 .429   80  81 .497
2011 Philadelphia PHN         4   3  .571 ----           5   2 .714  102  60 .630
2011 New York (NL) NYN        4   3  .571 ----           3   4 .429   77  85 .475
2011 Florida FLN              3   4  .429  1.0           4   3 .571   72  90 .444
2011 Atlanta ATN              3   4  .429  1.0           3   4 .429   89  73 .549
 
                                                      ACTUAL-TODATE  ACTUAL-TOTAL
NL Central                  WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC# WON LOS  PCT  WON LOS  PCT
2011 Pittsburgh PIN           5   2  .714 ----     1     4   3 .571   72  90 .444
2011 Chicago (NL) CHN         5   2  .714 ----           4   3 .571   71  91 .438
2011 St. Louis SLN            4   3  .571  1.0           2   5 .286   90  72 .556
2011 Cincinnati CIN           3   4  .429  2.0           5   2 .714   79  83 .488
2011 Milwaukee MLN            2   5  .286  3.0           3   4 .429   96  66 .593
2011 Houston HON              2   5  .286  3.0           1   6 .143   56 106 .346
 
                                                      ACTUAL-TODATE  ACTUAL-TOTAL
NL West                     WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC# WON LOS  PCT  WON LOS  PCT
2011 San Diego SDN            4   3  .571 ----     1     3   4 .429   71  91 .438
2011 Arizona ARN              4   3  .571 ----           3   4 .429   94  68 .580
2011 San Francisco SFN        3   4  .429  1.0           3   4 .429   86  76 .531
2011 Los Angeles(NL) LAN      3   4  .429  1.0           4   3 .571   82  79 .509
2011 Colorado CON             3   4  .429  1.0           5   2 .714   73  89 .451
 
 
AL Wild Card Standings      WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC#
2011 Tampa Bay TBA            4   3  .571 ----     1  
2011 Oakland OAA              4   3  .571 ----        
2011 Detroit DEA              4   3  .571 ----        
2011 Chicago (AL) CHA         4   3  .571 ----        
2011 Baltimore BAA            4   3  .571 ----        
2011 Los Angeles(AL) LAA      3   4  .429  1.0        
2011 Cleveland CLA            3   4  .429  1.0        
 
NL Wild Card Standings      WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC#
2011 Pittsburgh PIN           5   2  .714 ----     1  
2011 Chicago (NL) CHN         5   2  .714 ----        
2011 Washington WAN           4   3  .571  1.0        
2011 San Diego SDN            4   3  .571  1.0        
2011 St. Louis SLN            4   3  .571  1.0        
2011 Philadelphia PHN         4   3  .571  1.0        
2011 New York (NL) NYN        4   3  .571  1.0        
2011 Arizona ARN              4   3  .571  1.0        
 
NEWSPAPER STYLE RECAP FOR 2011 Major Leagues                   Date: 10/10/2011
 
TEAM     WON LOST   BATTING AVERAGE     HOME RUNS           RUNS BATTED IN
2011 BOA   5   2    J.Hamilto TEA .448  J.Upton   ARN    4  G.Soto    CHN   11
2011 TBA   4   3    G.Parra   ARN .444  K.Youkili BOA    4  T.Tulowit CON   11
2011 BAA   4   3    D.Ortiz   BOA .444  M.Cabrera DEA    4  K.Youkili BOA   10
2011 TOA   2   5    D.Fowler  CON .444  A.Pujols  SLN    4  M.Cabrera DEA    9
2011 NYA   2   5    M.Cabrera DEA .440  E.Longori TBA    4  A.Beltre  TEA    9
 
2011 KCA   5   2    WINS                SAVES               ERA
2011 DEA   4   3    MANY TIED WIT    2  F.Cordero CIN    3  MANY TIED WIT 0.00
2011 CHA   4   3                        J.Soria   KCA    3
2011 CLA   3   4                        H.Bell    SDN    3
2011 MNA   2   5                        D.Storen  WAN    3
                                        OTHERS TIED W    2
2011 TEA   5   2
2011 OAA   4   3    CUR HIT STREAK      STOLEN BASES        STRIKEOUTS
2011 LAA   3   4    R.Andino  BAA    7  W.Bloomqu ARN    5  B.Morrow  TOA   24
2011 SEA   2   5    D.Barney  CHN    7  E.Bonifac FLN    4  M.Garza   CHN   20
                    M.Joyce   TBA    7  J.Reyes   NYN    4  S.Baker   MNA   19
2011 WAN   4   3    A.Beltre  TEA    7  W.Venable SDN    4  OTHERS TIED W   18
2011 PHN   4   3    M.Morelan TEA    7  A.Torres  SFN    4
2011 NYN   4   3
2011 FLN   3   4
2011 ATN   3   4
 
2011 PIN   5   2
2011 CHN   5   2
2011 SLN   4   3
2011 CIN   3   4
2011 MLN   2   5
2011 HON   2   5
 
2011 SDN   4   3
2011 ARN   4   3
2011 SFN   3   4
2011 LAN   3   4
2011 CON   3   4
 
YESTERDAY'S GAMES   TODAY'S SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE STARTERS
PIN 11  at  MLN  3
CHN 11  at  HON 10
 
YESTERDAY'S BEST PERFORMANCES
BATTER         TM OPP AB  R  H RB BB Ks HR SB
C.Barmes      HON CHN  4  3  3  5  1  0  2  0
N.Walker      PIN MLN  5  3  4  4  0  1  1  0
G.Soto        CHN HON  5  2  2  4  0  1  1  0
G.Jones       PIN MLN  5  2  3  2  0  0  1  0
J.Altuve      HON CHN  4  2  3  2  1  0  0  1
 
PITCHER        TM OPP  INN  H  R ER BB Ks HR WLS
P.Maholm      PIN MLN  5.1  2  2  0  5  2  0 W  
B.Lincoln     PIN MLN  1.0  0  0  0  0  2  0    
K.Wood        CHN HON  0.1  0  0  0  1  0  0 W  
 
WHO'S HOT - BEST IN LAST 10 DAYS
BATTER         TM  AVG AB  H RB BB HR  PITCHER        TM IP  H ER BB Ks HR WLS
                  ----  0  0  0  0  0  T.Lilly       LAN  9  2  0  0  4  0 100
                  ----  0  0  0  0  0  C.Hamels      PHN  9  5  2  3  8  0 100
                  ----  0  0  0  0  0  M.Leake       CIN  7  3  0  3  1  0 100
                  ----  0  0  0  0  0  J.Saunders    ARN  8  5  2  2  5  0 100
                  ----  0  0  0  0  0  M.Latos       SDN  8  8  2  1 10  0 100
 
WHO'S NOT - WORST IN LAST 10 DAYS
BATTER         TM  AVG AB  H RB BB HR  PITCHER        TM IP  H ER BB Ks HR WLS
                  ----  0  0  0  0  0  A.Sanchez     FLN  5  7  6  2  3  2 010
                  ----  0  0  0  0  0  B.McCarthy    OAA  6  7  6  1  2  1 010
                  ----  0  0  0  0  0  R.Wells       CHN  5  8  4  1  3  1 000
                  ----  0  0  0  0  0  E.Santana     LAA  6  7  3  2  5  1 000
                  ----  0  0  0  0  0  J.Tomlin      CLA  7  5  4  0  6  1 010
 
INJURY REPORT
No injuries to report




NATIONAL LEAGUE WILDCARD SERIES

#1. SD 1 at Philadelphia 4 Roy Halladay tosses a complete game 6 hitter to pick up the win.

#2. SD 1 at Philadelphia 4 Cliff Lee whiffed 11 batters at Citizens Bank Park where the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres by the score of 4 to 1.

#3. Phillies 4 at San Diego 5. San Diego erupted with the game winning runs in the 8th inning plating 2 runs using 2 hits. Jason Bartlett got things going when he drew a walk. Bartlett took off for second and slid in with a stolen base. Chase Headley then reached on an error. Will Venable was the next batter, but he struck out. Nick Hundley got his chance to keep things going, but he went down on strikes. Jesus Guzman kept the inning going and lined a base-hit. Orlando Hudson stepped up next and he lashed a single. Philadelphia out-hit San Diego 13 to 8, but San Diego ended up with more runs.

#4. Philadelphia 4 at San Diego 0.Shane Victorino connected with a ‘big fly’ as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres by a score of 4 to 0. Roy Oswalt(1-0) earned his pay with a solid performance for Philadelphia. He surrendered 4 hits and 4 walks in 7 and 1/3 innings. Philadelphia had only 6 hits for the night.

Phillies win the best of five series 3-1

#1. Washington 0 at St.Louis 1.St. Louis Cardinals won a dramatic crowd-pleaser over Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium pulling it out in their last at bats, 1 to 0.

The deciding run was scored by St. Louis in the 9th. After an out was recorded, Nick Punto doubled. Albert Pujols was next and he doubled making St. Louis the winners and sending the 41,411 fans home happy. St. Louis won despite being out-hit by Washington 8 hits to 4.

Marc Rzepczynski(1-0) went 1 inning allowing no runs for the victory. Jordan Zimmermann(0-1) was given the loss. He was stingy with the baserunners, allowing just 3 hits and 2 walks in 8 and 1/3 innings.

#2. Washington 5 at St.Louis 6.The St. Louis Cardinals edged the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium by the score of 6 to 5.St. Louis brought 4 runs across the plate in the 7th inning when they had 5 base hits. They would hold up as the winning runs. Washington was out-hit by St. Louis, 12 hits to 7.Octavio Dotel(1-0) allowed no runs in 1 inning, and picked up the victory. Fernando Salas recorded his 1st save. Ryan Mattheus(0-1) was charged with the loss in relief. It was a tough loss for him as he did not allow an earned run in his 1 and 1/3 innings of work.

#3. St.Louis 3 at Washington 6. Jonny Gomes had 2 base hits at Nationals Park as the Washington Nationals beat the St. Louis Cardinals by the count of 6 to 3.In the 3rd inning Washington scored 3 runs. The early run support proved sufficient for Ross Detwiler(1-0) and Washington. That was all the run support Detwiler required. Washington managed 8 hits in their victory. Drew Storen earned his 1st save. Jaime Garcia(0-1) was charged with the loss. He allowed 5 hits and 1 walk in 5 innings.

#4. St.Louis 8 at Washington 3. Nick Punto had 2 base hits and 3 RBI at Nationals Park where the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8 to 3. Edwin Jackson(1-0) gave St. Louis a solid outing. He went 7 innings and surrended up 5 hits and 3 walks. St. Louis had 18 hits for the night while Washington had 8. Livan Hernandez(0-1) was tagged with the loss. He gave up 4 runs and 10 hits in 5 innings.

Cardinals win the best of five series 3-1

#1. Pittsburgh 4 at Arizona 1.In an entertaining game at Chase Field the final score was the Pittsburgh Pirates 4, the Arizona Diamondbacks 1. In the top of the 6th inning Pittsburgh went on top for good as they scored 2 runs on 2 base hits. The biggest moment was provided by Andrew McCutchen who silenced the crowd when he singled scoring two baserunners. Although they lost, Arizona did out-hit Pittsburgh 10 to 6. Jeff Karstens(1-0) allowed 1 run in 6 and 2/3 innings, and picked up the victory. Joel Hanrahan gained credit for his 1st save. Ian Kennedy(0-1) was charged with the loss.

#2. Pittsburgh 5 at Arizona 6 (11 innings)Catcher Henry Blanco ripped 2 homeruns and scored 3 times as the Arizona Diamondbacks outscored the Pittsburgh Pirates in 11 innings 6 to 5. Both teams were tied at 5 runs apiece after nine innings. Arizona won the hard fought contest in the 11th inning. After an out was recorded, Ryan Roberts cracked a solo homerun giving Arizona the win much to the delight of the home town crowd. Arizona won despite being out-hit by Pittsburgh 13 hits to 8. J.J. Putz(1-0) went 3 and 1/3 innings allowing 1 run for the victory. Daniel McCutchen(0-1) was the losing pitcher in relief. He pitched 1/3 of an inning allowing 1 hit and no walks.

#3. Arizona 1 at Pittsburgh 0. (10 innings)David Hernandez(1-0) shut-down Pittsburgh in a 10 inning evening game. The Arizona Diamondbacks scored managed just one run in a winning effort at PNC Park. No runners had crossed home plate after the regulation nine. Finally, Arizona pulled the game out in the 10th inning. Stephen Drew ripped a solo home run. Two outs later Aaron Hill dug into the batters box next, but he struck out. Arizona had just 4 hits for the night. Brad Ziegler earned his 1st save. Jose Veras(0-1) took the loss in relief. He surrendered 1 run and 1 hit in 1 inning.

#4. Arizona 3 at Pittsburgh 4.The Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park by the score of 4 to 3. Pittsburgh tallied 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. The highlight belonged to Ryan Doumit who made the crowd come alive when he lifted one out of the park for a two run home run. Arizona had a chance in the 9th but they came up short. James McDonald(1-0) went 6 and 2/3 innings allowing 3 runs for the win. McDonald got relief help from Joel Hanrahan who gained credit for his 2nd save. Joe Saunders(0-1) was charged with the loss. ‘Just one or two mistakes were all it took to beat us tonight’ Kirk Gibson said. ‘We take these games one day at a time, but this one was hard to take.’

#5. Pittsburgh 3 at Arizona 4 (13 innings)Paul Goldschmidt left the yard and had 2 RBI at Chase Field as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in 13 innings 4 to 3. Both teams were tied at 3 runs apiece after nine innings. Finally, Arizona pulled the game out in the 13th inning. After an out was recorded, Aaron Hill banged out a single. Hill swiped second base. Justin Upton then was walked intentionally. Miguel Montero followed and he ripped a base-hit making Arizona the winners and sending the 45,536 fans home happy. Arizona finished with 11 hits in the victory. Bryan Shaw(1-0) got the win allowing no runs in 1 inning. Tony Watson(0-1) was hit with the loss in relief. He pitched 2 and 1/3 innings giving up 2 hits and 1 walk.

Diamondbacks win the best of five series 3-2

#1. Milwaukee 6 at Cubs 5 In a thriller the Milwaukee Brewers staged a dramatic comeback then held on to win over the Chicago (NL) Cubs by a score of 6 to 5 at Wrigley Field. Milwaukee erupted with the game winning runs in the 9th inning when they came up with 4 runs on 3 hits. The highlight belonged to Jerry Hairston Jr who silenced the stadium when he ripped a base-hit which was good for two runs. Milwaukee managed only 6 hits on the night. The victory was credited to Chris Narveson(1-0) who went 1 inning, allowing no runs. John Axford gained credit for his 1st save. Carlos Marmol(0-1) absorbed the loss in relief. ‘We just kept swinging the bats and didn’t give up,’ Hairston Jr said. ‘If you just keep trying good things can happen!’

#2. Milwaukee 2 at Cubs 7 Blake Dewitt had 2 base hits as the Chicago (NL) Cubs outscored the Milwaukee Brewers 7 to 2. Chicago (NL) promptly took the lead in their half of the first plating one baserunner using 2 hits. Chicago (NL) out-hit Milwaukee for the game, 13 hits to 8. Ryan Dempster(1-0) went 6 and 1/3 innings allowing 2 runs for the win. Zack Greinke(0-1) was charged with the loss. He was not very effective, surrendering 7 runs in 6 innings.

#3. Cubs 5 at Milwaukee 10 Prince Fielder slammed a homerun and had 5 RBI as the Milwaukee Brewers bested the Chicago (NL) Cubs 10 to 5 at Miller Park. Fielder provided much of the offense. He lost the ball over the fence for three runs in the 3rd inning, doubled which brought home a run in the 7th inning and lined a single resulting in a run in the 8th inning. Milwaukee rapped out 12 hits for the night. Francisco Rodriguez(1-0) got credit for the victory, pitching 1 and 1/3 innings and allowing no runs. Kerry Wood(0-1) took the loss in relief.

#4. Milwaukee 9 at Cubs 5 Rickie Weeks blasted a homerun and had 4 RBI at Miller Park as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago (NL) Cubs 9 to 5. Weeks enjoyed a big evening at the plate. He rifled a three-run blast in the 1st inning, stroked a base-hit in the 4th inning and doubled plating a run in the 8th inning. Both teams totaled 12 hits on the night. The victory went to Latroy Hawkins(1-0) who went 3 innings, allowing no runs. Randy Wells(0-1) took the loss. He allowed 3 homeruns in 4 innings of work.

Brewers win the best of five series 3-1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

#1. Yankees 10 at KC 8

#2. Yankees l at Kansas City 2

#3. Kansas City 8 at NY Yankees 7

#4. Kansas City 4 at NY Yankees 13

Yankees win the best of five series 3-1

#1. Tampa Bay 1 at Boston 6 Jon Lester retired 10 batters on strikeouts at Fenway Park as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6 to 1.

Lester(1-0) pitched a solid game. He surrendered only 8 hits and 2 walks in 9 innings. Boston banged out 12 hits on the night.

#2 Tampa Bay 0 at Boston 6. Josh Beckett blanked Tampa Bay allowing just 2 hits as the Boston Red Sox outscored the Tampa Bay Rays 6 to 0.

#3. Boston 2 at Tampa Bay 3.31,450 fans watched an exciting game at Tropicana Field. The Tampa Bay Rays topped the Boston Red Sox by the slimmest of margins, 3 to 2.Tampa Bay tallied 2 runs in the 7th inning. The big moment was provided by Casey Kotchman who electrified Tropicana Field when he popped a two-run clout over the fence. Tampa Bay managed only 6 hits on the night. The victory went to David Price(1-0) who went 8 innings, allowing 2 runs. Price got help from Joel Peralta who was credited with his 1st save. Erik Bedard(0-1) ended up with the loss.

#4. Boston 4 at Tampa Bay 1 .At Tropicana Field the Boston Red Sox outscored the Tampa Bay Rays 4 to 1. Boston jumped on top of Tampa Bay in the top of the 4th inning plating one baserunner. Jonathan Papelbon was great in relief and recorded his 1st save. Tim Wakefield(1-0) got credit for the victory, pitching 6 innings and allowing 1 run. Jeff Niemann(0-1) took the loss. He allowed 7 hits and 1 walk in 6 and 2/3 innings.

The Red Sox win the best of five series 3-1

#1. Detroit 8 at White Sox 7 (15 innings) Ramon Santiago left the yard and had 2 RBI as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago (AL) White Sox in 15 innings by a score of 8 to 7 at US Cellular Field. The score was knotted at 7 after nine innings. Detroit was victorious in the 15th inning. Santiago ripped a solo home run. Brennan Boesch was next to the plate, but was promptly struck out. Wilson Betemit then drew a walk. Austin Jackson was up next and he drew a walk. Ryan Raburn got his turn next, but he was a strikeout victim. Detroit won despite being out-hit by Chicago (AL) 18 hits to 12. The winning pitcher was Phil Coke(1-0) who allowed no runs in 2 innings. Chris Sale(0-1) was the loser in relief. He pitched 3 and 1/3 innings allowing 1 hit and 2 walks.

#2. Detroit 0 at White Sox 5Gavin Floyd shutout Detroit while allowing the Chicago (AL) bullpen a day-off as the Chicago (AL) White Sox defeated the Detroit Tigers by the score of 5 to 0 at US Cellular Field. Floyd(1-0) gave Chicago (AL) a solid outing. He didn’t allow much, just 7 hits and 1 walk in 9 innings. Chicago (AL) had a total of 9 hits for the game. Max Scherzer(0-1) was hit with the loss. He surrendered 6 hits and 1 walk in 6 and 2/3 innings.

#3.White Sox 5 at Detroit 9. At Comerica Park the Detroit Tigers easily handled the Chicago (AL) White Sox by the score of 9 to 5. Detroit scored 4 runs in the decisive 7th inning. The key offensive moment was provided by Jhonny Peralta who made the crowd come alive when he hit a ‘grand salami’ to the delight of his teammates. Although they lost, Chicago (AL) did out-hit Detroit 17 to 10. The win was credited to David Pauley(1-0) who went 2 and 1/3 innings allowing 1 run. Jesse Crain(0-1) absorbed the loss in relief. He pitched 1 inning and surrendered 1 hit and 3 walks.

#4. White Sox 0 at Detroit 5.

Doug Fister allowed 3 hits while blanking Chicago (AL) at Comerica Park where the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago (AL) White Sox by the score of 5 to 0. Fister(1-0) was tremendous on the mound for Detroit. He didn’t give up much, just 3 hits and 1 walk in 9 innings. Detroit had a total of 10 hits for the game. Jake Peavy(0-1) was the losing pitcher. ‘He came out with good stuff,’ Jim Leyland said about Fister. ‘He threw the ball good from the first pitch on.’

The Tigers win the best of five series 3-1

#1.Oakland 1 at Texas 10. Right fielder Nelson Cruz blasted 2 homeruns and had 5 RBI and C.J. Wilson reeled off a total of 10 strikeouts as the Texas Rangers topped the Oakland A’s by a score of 10 to 1 at Rangers Ballpark.

#2. Oakland 2 at Texas 5 In a good matchup it was the Texas Rangers 5, the Oakland A’s 2 at Rangers Ballpark.Derek Holland(1-0) gave Texas a solid outing. He went 7 and 1/3 innings surrendering 6 hits and 2 walks. Texas had 11 hits overall, while Oakland had 7.

#3.Texas 2 at Oakland 0 (12 innings) Right fielder Nelson Cruz had 2 base hits as the Texas Rangers defeated the Oakland A’s in 12 innings 2 to 0 at O.co Coliseum. The score was knotted at zero after nine innings. Texas won the game in the 12th inning. Michael Young led off and got things going when he slapped a one-base hit, and an error was also committed. Mike Napoli was next to bat, but he was a strikeout victim. David Murphy then singled. Murphy took second on the throw. After another out, Cruz came to the plate and laced a base-hit. Overall Texas out-hit Oakland 10 to 7. The victory was credited to Mike Gonzalez(1-0) who went 2 and 1/3 innings, allowing no runs. Mark Lowe preserved the game for Gonzalez, recording his his 1st. Tyson Ross(0-1) was hit with the loss in relief.

Texas wins the best of five series 3-0




NATIONAL/AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISIONAL SEMI FINALS

#1. St.Louis 2 at Philadelphia 12.Catcher Carlos Ruiz ripped 2 homeruns and Roy Halladay dominated striking out 10 St. Louis batters at Citizens Bank Park as the Philadelphia Phillies embarrassed the St. Louis Cardinals by the lopsided score of 12 to 2. Ruiz had a big evening at the plate. He clubbed a two-run home run in the 2nd inning and launched a Grand Slam homerun in the 3rd inning. Philadelphia banged out 12 hits on the night. The victory was credited to Halladay(2-0) who went the distance, allowing 2 runs. The loss was charged to Kyle Lohse(0-1). He was touched for 9 hits and 2 walks in 2 and 2/3 innings. ‘I thought it was my best performance in a long time,’ said Halladay. ‘I had good command early in the game. I had my control and composure and everything went well.’

#2. St.Louis 9 at Philadelphia 1. The Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach might be looking for a new job soon. His team allowed 9 runs while Chris Carpenter(1-0)with the aid of the bullpen held Philadelphia to 1 run in a laugher. Carpenter pitched a solid game. He went 6 and 2/3 innings surrendering 5 hits and 3 walks lowering his ERA from 6.00 to 3.55. Overall St. Louis out-hit Philadelphia 12 to 6. Cliff Lee(1-1) suffered the loss. He allowed 8 hits and no walks in 7 innings.

#3. Philadelphia 5 at St.Louis 7 (12 innings) Left fielder Matt Holliday went yard and had 2 RBI at Busch Stadium as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies in 12 innings by the count of 7 to 5. The game was deadlocked at 4 after nine full innings. Finally, St. Louis prevailed in the 12th inning. After an out was recorded, Nick Punto began the St. Louis spurt when he stroked a base-hit. Holliday stepped up next and he lifted one out of the park for a two run home run making St. Louis the winners and sending the 43,175 fans home happy. Philadelphia was out-hit by St. Louis, 13 hits to 10. Fernando Salas(1-0) allowed no runs in 1 inning, and picked up the victory. The losing pitcher was Kyle Kendrick(0-1) in relief. He surrendered 2 hits and no walks in 1/3 of an inning.

#4. Philadelphia 3 at St.Louis 2. 40,840 fans were treated to a fine game at Busch Stadium as only one run separated the combatants at game’s end. The Philadelphia Phillies won by the slimmest of margins, 3 to 2. Philadelphia came up with all the runs they needed in the 5th inning when they tallied 3 runs on 2 hits. The key at-bat was by Ryan Howard who deflated the spirits of the home town crowd when he doubled scoring two baserunners. Philadelphia had only 6 hits for the game. Vance Worley(1-0) went 5 and 1/3 innings allowing 2 runs for the victory. Ryan Madson recorded the save, his 1st. Kyle Lohse(0-2) took the loss. It was a tough loss for him as he did not allow an earned run in his 5 and 2/3 innings of work.

#5. St.Louis 5 at Philadelphia 8. (11 innings) Ryan Howard knocked 2 homeruns and had 5 RBI as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in 11 innings 8 to 5 at Citizens Bank Park. The score was tied at 4 after nine. Philadelphia won the hard fought contest in the 11th inning. Wilson Valdez led off and keyed the rally when he ripped a base-hit. Shane Victorino stepped into the batter’s box and he laid down a sacrifice bunt. Chase Utley then drew a walk. Howard stepped in and he belted a three-run homer making Philadelphia the victor and beginning a joyous home town celebration. This was a game of many highs and lows for the home town fans, as the lead kept changing – 5 times in all. Joe Blanton(1-0) went 1 inning allowing no runs for the victory. Chris Carpenter(1-1) took the loss in relief. ‘I had good swings tonight,’ Howard said, ‘Everything felt right’.

PHILADELPHIA wins the best of five series 3-2

#1. Arizona 1 at Milwaukee 7 Jonathan Lucroy had 3 base hits and Yovani Gallardo whiffed 11 batters at Miller Park where the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks by the score of 7 to 1. Gallardo(1-0) gave Milwaukee a solid outing. He surrendered only 7 hits and 3 walks in 8 innings lowering his ERA from 6.43 to 3.60. Both teams finished the game with 8 hits. Daniel Hudson(0-1) suffered the loss. He gave up 5 runs in 4 and 1/3 innings of work. Gallardo was jubilant in the hometown clubhouse, ‘It was a lot of fun out there. The fans gave me a lot of support as did my teammates. We got the victory and I’ll sure take 11 strikeouts anytime!’

#2. Arizona 6 at Milwaukee 7 (15 innings)Ryan Braun had 4 hits and 2 RBI as the Milwaukee Brewers topped the Arizona Diamondbacks in 15 innings by a score of 7 to 6 at Miller Park. Both teams were tied at 5 runs apiece after nine innings. Milwaukee came out on top in the 15th inning. Jerry Hairston Jr got things going when he doubled. Yuniesky Betancourt followed and he slapped a single. Two outs later Corey Hart came to bat and drew a walk to load the bases. Braun followed next and he doubled giving Milwaukee the win much to the delight of the home town crowd. Milwaukee had 16 hits for the night while Arizona had 11. John Axford(1-0) got credit for the victory, pitching 3 innings and allowing 1 run. Joe Paterson(0-1) ended up with the loss in relief. He gave up 1 hit and 1 walk in 2/3 of an inning.

#3. Milwaukee 4 at Arizona 5 (10 innings) Catcher Miguel Montero hit a homerun and had 2 RBI as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in 10 innings 5 to 4 at Chase Field. Both teams had scored 4 runs after nine full innings. Arizona came out the victor in the 10th inning. Chris Young tripled. John Axford then let one slip out of his hand for a wild pitch resulting in an exciting win for Arizona and a wild post-game celebration by the home town fans. Arizona had 11 hits overall, while Milwaukee had 6. J.J. Putz(2-0) got credit for the victory, pitching 2 innings and allowing no runs. Axford(1-1) was hit with the loss in relief. He pitched 1 inning allowing 3 hits and no walks.

#4. Milwaukee 2 at Arizona 4 Catcher Miguel Montero cleared three ducks from a very crowded pond with a grand slam at Chase Field as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers by the count of 4 to 2. Arizona plated all the runs they needed in the 1st inning as they scored 4 runs on 3 base hits. That early run support was enough for Daniel Hudson(1-1) and Arizona. Neither team managed to score after the 3rd inning. J.J. Putz preserved the game for Hudson, recording his his 1st. The loss was charged to Yovani Gallardo(1-1). Although losing the contest, he whiffed 9 batters in 6 innings. ‘I always am most impressed when a pitcher finds a way to win even without his best stuff,’ Kirk Gibson said after the game. ‘Hudson did not have command of his pitches most of the night, but he proved he really knew how to pitch!’

#5. Arizona 4 at Milwaukee 540,813 fans were treated to a fine game at Miller Park as only one run separated the combatants at game’s end. The Milwaukee Brewers won by the slimmest of margins, 5 to 4. The game was won by Milwaukee when they scored a run in the bottom of the 8th inning. After an out was recorded, Rickie Weeks drew a walk. George Kottaras followed and he lined a base-hit. Mark Kotsay then doubled. Arizona threatened in the 9th but their rally came up short. Francisco Rodriguez(2-0) allowed no runs in 2/3 of an inning, and picked up the victory. John Axford got the save, his 2nd. David Hernandez(1-1) suffered the loss in relief. ‘We didn’t get the key hits when we needed them’ Kirk Gibson said. ‘We did what we could, we just didn’t pull out the win. What can you say?’

MILWAUKEE wins the best of five series 3-2

#1. Boston 2 at NY Yankees 1. The Boston Red Sox edged the New York (AL) Yankees at Yankee Stadium by the score of 2 to 1. The deciding run was scored by Boston in the 9th. Marco Scutaro delivered a base-hit. Jason Varitek was next and he laid down a sacrifice bunt. After another out, Jacoby Ellsbury came up and he slapped a single. Boston out-hit New York (AL) for the game, 9 hits to 2. The win was credited to Alfredo Aceves(1-0) who went 1 and 1/3 innings allowing no runs. Jonathan Papelbon earned his 2nd save. David Robertson(0-1) was the loser in relief.

#2. Boston 7 at NY Yankees 3.The Boston Red Sox bested the New York (AL) Yankees by a 7 to 3 score at Yankee Stadium. Boston had 4 runs cross the plate in the 3rd inning with the help of 4 hits. That was all the offense they were to need. Boston out-hit New York (AL) for the game, 10 hits to 7. The win went to Josh Beckett(2-0) who allowed 3 runs in 7 innings. Ivan Nova(1-1) was the loser. He surrendered 7 hits and 2 walks in 6 and 2/3 innings.

#3. NY Yankees 3 at Boston 6. Designated hitter David Ortiz homered and had 3 RBI at Fenway Park as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York (AL) Yankees by the count of 6 to 3. Erik Bedard(1-1) delivered a fine performance for Boston. He surrendered 5 hits and 1 walk in 5 and 2/3 innings. Boston had 10 hits for the game and New York (AL) had 7. Alfredo Aceves recorded the save, his 1st. Freddy Garcia(0-1) was tagged with the loss. He was knocked around, surrendering 6 runs in 3 and 1/3 innings.

BOSTON wins the best of five series 3-0.

#1. Detroit 3 at Texas 9. Right fielder Nelson Cruz jacked one out of the ballyard and had 2 RBI as the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers by a score of 9 to 3 at Rangers Ballpark. C.J. Wilson(2-0) gave a fine effort for Texas. He went 7 and 1/3 innings allowing 8 hits and 3 walks. Detroit was out-hit by Texas, 12 hits to 9. Justin Verlander(0-1) was the loser. He gave up 9 hits and no walks in 6 and 1/3 innings.

#2. Detroit 1 at Texas 4. In an entertaining game at Rangers Ballpark the final score was the Texas Rangers 4, the Detroit Tigers 1. The game started off with Texas taking the lead in the first when they tallied 2 runs on 2 hits. That scoring would be all that was needed. Texas had 14 hits for the game and Detroit had 9. Derek Holland(2-0) was the winner allowing 1 run in 6 and 1/3 innings. Holland got help from Darren Oliver who earned his 1st save. Doug Fister(1-1) ended up with the loss. He gave up 12 hits and no walks in 6 innings.

#3. Texas 12 at Detroit 3.Josh Hamilton cracked 2 homeruns and had 4 RBI as the Texas Rangers bested the Detroit Tigers 12 to 3 at Comerica Park. Hamilton enjoyed a big evening at the plate. He popped a two-run clout over the fence in the 1st inning, banged out a single in the 5th inning and smashed a bases-empty ‘big-fly’ in the 7th inning. Texas had 18 hits for the game and Detroit had 10. Matt Harrison(1-0) allowed 2 runs in 6 innings, and picked up the victory. Alexi Ogando recorded his 1st save. Max Scherzer(0-2) was the loser.

TEXAS wins the best of five series 3-0.





NATIONAL/AMERICAN LEAGUE FINALS

#1. Milwaukee 6 at Philadelphia 4.

Rickie Weeks had 4 hits and 2 RBI as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 6 to 4. Milwaukee scored 5 runs in the decisive top of the 6th inning when they came up with 6 base hits. The highlight belonged to Weeks who deflated the spirits of the home town crowd when he lifted one out of the park for a two run home run. Philadelphia had a chance to come back in the 9th but they came up short. The win was credited to Yovani Gallardo(2-1) who went 8 innings allowing 2 runs. John Axford recorded the save, his 3rd. Cliff Lee(1-2) was tagged with the loss. He was not very effective, surrendering 6 runs in 5 and 1/3 innings. Despite losing Charlie Manuel was optimistic after the game. ‘We’ll get over this one. Sometimes the breaks fall your way, sometimes they don’t. Any one of a dozen little things go different, and we come out on top.’

#2.Milwaukee 2 at Philadelphia 3. Shane Victorino had 2 base hits and Roy Halladay struck out 11 batters as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 3 to 2 at Citizens Bank Park. Halladay(3-0) had a strong outing. He gave up just 5 hits and 2 walks in 9 innings. Philadelphia finished with 10 hits in the victory. Francisco Rodriguez(2-1) was the losing pitcher in relief. Ron Roenicke was upset after the game. ‘I don’t like to complain but did you see that umpires strike zone?’, he said. ‘Maybe they ought to start calling the strike zone the way it’s printed in the rule book.’

#3. Philadelphia 4 at Milwaukee 5. Corey Hart lofted one into the ‘cheap seats’ and had 3 RBI at Miller Park as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5 to 4. Shaun Marcum(1-0) contributed a pedestrian performance to earn the win. He went 6 innings and surrended up 8 hits and no walks. Marcum got relief help from John Axford who was excellent in relief and gained credit for his 4th save. Cole Hamels(0-2) was tagged with the loss. He pitched 5 and 2/3 innings and surrendered 5 hits and 3 walks. With this win, Milwaukee has a division leading 8-4 record. They have been 7-3 lately. Philadelphia has a record of 7-5 after the loss.

#4. Philadelphia 4 at Milwaukee 3. The Philadelphia Phillies nipped the Milwaukee Brewers 4 to 3 at Miller Park in a hard fought contest. Philadelphia had 3 runs cross the plate in the 3rd inning with the help of 3 hits. That was all Cliff Lee(2-2) needed. Philadelphia finished with just 6 hits in the victory. Lee was helped out by Antonio Bastardo who recorded his 1st save. Yovani Gallardo(2-2) was hit with the loss. He gave up 4 runs and 6 hits in 6 and 1/3 innings.

#5. Milwaukee 3 at Philadelphia 4. (12 innings)Chase Utley collected 2 extra-base hits and had 2 RBI at Citizens Bank Park as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers in 12 innings by the count of 4 to 3. The score was tied at 2 after nine. Philadelphia won the game in the 12th inning. Hunter Pence delivered a one-base hit. Ryan Howard struck out, unable to help the rally. John Mayberry Jr was next to the plate, but was promptly struck out. Utley was up next and he tripled making Philadelphia the victor and beginning a joyous home town celebration. Both teams ended up with 13 hits on the night. The win was credited to Michael Stutes(1-0) who went 3 innings allowing 1 run. Francisco Rodriguez(2-2) was given the loss in relief. He pitched 2 and 1/3 innings and surrendered 3 hits and no walks.

PHILADELPHIA WINS THE NATIONAL LEAGUE CROWN AND THE SERIES 3-2

#1. Boston 2 at Texas 3.C.J. Wilson mowed down 10 Boston batters and Mitch Moreland homered and had 2 RBI as the seemingly unstoppable Texas Rangers topped the Boston Red Sox by a score of 3 to 2 at Rangers Ballpark. Wilson(3-0) looked very much in control throughout the night. He didn’t allow much, just 5 hits and 3 walks in 8 innings. Boston threatened in the 9th but their rally came up short. Neftali Feliz earned the save, his 2nd. Jon Lester(1-1) was the losing pitcher. He allowed 3 runs and 5 hits in 5 and 2/3 innings. ‘Everything felt great’ Wilson said. ‘I had a good fastball, I felt I could throw it by everybody tonight.’

#2. Boston 1 at Texas 8.Designated hitter David Murphy hit a homerun and had 2 RBI at Rangers Ballpark as the seemingly unstoppable Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox by the count of 8 to 1. Boston was unable to recover after Texas went ahead in the 4th inning scoring 2 runners on 2 hits. The key offensive moment was provided by Mike Napoli who thrilled the crowd when he cleared the fences for a two-run home run. Boston was out-hit by Texas, 14 hits to 3. Derek Holland(3-0) got the win allowing 1 run in 8 innings. Josh Beckett(2-1) took the loss. He surrendered 5 runs and 7 hits in 5 innings. Texas won for the 8th straight time.

#3. Texas 5 at Boston 4. The smoking-hot Texas Rangers nipped the Boston Red Sox 5 to 4 at Fenway Park in a hard fought contest. Mike Adams(1-0) got the win with a steady relief outing. He was reached for 2 hits and no walks in 1 and 1/3 innings. Darren Oliver pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 2nd save. Scott Atchison(0-1) was the losing pitcher in relief. It was another victory for Texas at Fenway Park. Now their winning streak stands at 9 games. Ron Washington was in a great frame of mind in the clubhouse after the game, ‘Everybody’s contributing now. Timely hitting, some slick fielding plays and good pitching when we need it. Man, when that’s happening, this sure is an easy job!’

TEXAS WINS THE AMERICAN LEAGUE CROWN AND THE SERIES 3-0




WORLD SERIES

#1. Phillies 0 at Texas 3. Josh Hamilton had 3 base hits and C.J. Wilson racked up an impressive total of 10 strikeouts as the smoking-hot Texas Rangers topped the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 3 to 0 at Rangers Ballpark. Wilson(4-0) was in control of the game from the outset. He allowed only 4 hits and 5 walks in 8 and 1/3 innings seeing his ERA drop from 2.22 to 1.65. Philadelphia was out-hit by Texas, 8 hits to 4. Neftali Feliz gained credit for his 3rd save. Roy Halladay(3-1) absorbed the loss. He gave up 3 runs and 7 hits in 7 innings. Ron Washington was asked about the performance of Wilson, ‘He had his good stuff out there tonight. The fans really get into it when the strikeouts start mounting up – and that seems to give him even more adrenalin.’

#2. Phillies 8 at Texas 7. Ryan Howard hit one over the fence and had 4 RBI as the Philadelphia Phillies staged a dramatic comeback over the Texas Rangers by a score of 8 to 7 at Rangers Ballpark. Philadelphia scored the decisive runs in a big 9th inning plating 2 runs on 4 base hits. Carlos Ruiz led off and he doubled. Shane Victorino next to the plate and he tripled. After an out was recorded, Hunter Pence came to bat and lined a one-base hit. One out later, John Mayberry Jr stepped in and he delivered a base-hit. Philadelphia out-hit Texas for the game, 16 hits to 8. David Herndon(1-0) got credit for the victory, pitching 2 innings and allowing no runs. Herndon got relief help from Antonio Bastardo who gained credit for his 2nd save. Neftali Feliz(0-1) took the loss in relief. After the game, it took a long while before Ron Washington emerged from his office. In a subdued tone he answered only a couple of questions. He concluded with, ‘Fellows, sorry I’m not in a very talkative mood tonight, as I think you’ll understand. I’m sure you’ll find the banter a lot more light-hearted over in the Philadelphia locker room.’

#3. TExas 14 at Philadelphia 4. Catcher Mike Napoli blasted 2 homeruns and had 6 RBI at Citizens Bank Park as the Texas Rangers, running on all cylinders, ripped the Philadelphia Phillies by a large 14 to 4 margin. Napoli had a great day at the plate. He smashed a solo-shot out of the park in the 6th inning, rifled a three-run blast in the 7th inning and doubled scoring two baserunners in the 9th inning. Texas ended up with 17 hits for the game while Philadelphia had 10. The victory was credited to Matt Harrison(2-0) who went 6 and 2/3 innings, allowing 1 run. Cole Hamels(0-3) was charged with the loss. He surrended 6 homeruns in his 6 innings. ‘It’s just about getting in a good hitting position and just going out there and being prepared,’ Napoli said. ‘You try to hit in your own capacity and not do too much. I just try to have a good approach, day after day, game by game, and pitch by pitch.’

#4. Texas 2 at Philadelphia 9The Philadelphia Phillies scored 5 runs in the 8th inning and had an easy time of it at Citizens Bank Park defeating the Texas Rangers by a score of 9 to 2. Roy Halladay(4-1) was in control of the game from the outset. He gave up just 5 hits and 1 walk in 8 innings. Philadelphia had 12 hits overall, while Texas had 8. The loss was charged to C.J. Wilson(4-1). He pitched 7 innings giving up 6 hits and 4 walks. Wth the win Philadelphia now has a record of a division leading 11-7. With an impressive recent record of 8-2, Texas hopes this will only be an isolated loss – followed by another nice run.

#5. Philadelphia 3 at Texas 5. The Texas Rangers got by the Philadelphia Phillies at Rangers Ballpark. The final score was 5 to 3. Derek Holland(4-0) gave Texas a solid outing. He went 7 and 1/3 innings and surrended up 7 hits and 2 walks. Texas ended up with 11 hits for the game while Philadelphia had 7. Darren Oliver earned the save, his 3rd. Cliff Lee(2-3) suffered the loss. He was not very effective, surrendering 5 runs in 4 and 1/3 innings.

TEXAS RANGERS WIN THE WORLD SERIES STRAT CROWN AND THE SERIES 3-2


 

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