ARAB TIMES, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2011
Trumbo homer lifts Angels over Rangers
Indians beat White Sox ahead of key Detroit series
CHICAGO, Aug 19, (Agencies): The a two-run blast by Matt LaPorta in the Humber left the game in the second inning a single, then Trumbo hit his 23rd homer of innings, struck out nine and walked only 10) labored through 114 pitches in just six
Cleveland Indians kept the pressure on fourth inning put the Indians up 2-1. after being hit above the right eye by a line the season off Mike Adams (1-2) to end it, one. innings.
American League East leaders Detroit on Chicago responded with a run in the bot- drive off the bat of Fukudome. He was snapping the Angels’ five-game skid and The Yankees stayed half a game ahead Blue Jays 7, Athletics 0
Thursday, moving to within 1.5 games tom of the inning but Cleveland went replaced by Zach Stewart. ending Texas’ six-game winning streak of Boston in the AL East race. In Oakland, Ricky Romero pitched a
with a 4-2 win over the Chicago White Sox ahead again in the sixth on an RBI triple “That’s a God thing,” Humber said. with one dramatic swing. Red Sox 4, Royals 3 shutout to extend his career-high winning
at US Cellular Field. from Kosuke Fukudome, who later scored “There’s a hand of protection around me. Horacio Ramirez (1-0) got one out in the In Kansas City, Dustin Pedroia drove in streak to five games and lead Toronto past
The victory sets the stage for a key on a bases-loaded walk to cap the scoring ninth for Los Angeles, which moved with- three runs with a pair of well-timed singles Oakland.
three-game series between the Indians and at 4-2. in six games of West-leading Texas. as Boston edged Kansas City. Romero (12-9) struck out six while
Tigers starting on Friday in Detroit. “Fukudome has had some huge hits for BASEBALL Yankees 8, Twins 4 Jason Varitek drove in the other Red recording his second shutout this season
“This was a much-needed series. We us the last two nights, especially against In Minneapolis, New York hit three Sox run while starting pitcher Josh and third of his career.
wanted to take this final game,” said left-handed pitching,” said Indians manag- And I’m definitely thankful it wasn’t a lot more home runs to add to its major-league Beckett survived a shaky start to go seven Colby Rasmus homered and scored
Indians starter Justin Masterson, who won er Manny Acta. worse and that I’m OK.” leading total and overpower Minnesota. innings. three times, Edwin Encarnacion and Brett
his 10th game of the season to seal Chicago threatened again in the eighth Angels 2, Rangers 1 Mark Teixeira hit his 33rd homer of the Beckett (10-5) allowed all three Royals Lawrie had RBI singles, while Jose
Cleveland’s 2-1 series win. inning, loading the bases with two outs, but In Anaheim, California, Los Angeles season — a two-run shot in the third inning runs in the first three innings and improved Bautista doubled and scored in the fourth
“That’s been our motto — win each Gordon Beckham struck out. Chicago rookie Mark Trumbo hit a game-ending — and Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones hit to 7-1 in his career against them. when Toronto scored three times off
series,” added Masterson after allowing stranded 10 runners on base. two-run homer as the Angels beat Texas 2- back-to-back deep balls in the fifth inning Jonathan Papelbon made it through a Oakland starter Trevor Cahill to break the
two runs on seven hits while striking out Cleveland also had trouble scoring run- 1 to avoid a four-game sweep and claw against Twins pitcher Brian Duensing (8- perfect ninth to extend his career-best game open.
two in six innings. ners, stranding 11, and left the bases loaded back one game on the Rangers in the 12). streak to 24 consecutive saves. It was his Cahill (9-12) allowed seven runs over 5
Paul Konerko hit a solo home run in the in the second and sixth innings. American League West race. New York starter C.C. Sabathia (17-7) 29th of the season. 1-3 innings. Since beginning the season 6-
third inning to give Chicago the lead before White Sox starting pitcher Philip Torii Hunter led off the ninth inning with gave up three earned runs over seven Kansas City starter Luke Hochevar (8- 0, Cahill is 3-12 with a 5.30 ERA.
Phillies rout D-backs, win series Best of the Rest
Foley new coach of Waratahs:
Former Wallabies hooker Michael
Foley has been appointed head coach
Braves pip Giants 1-0 of the New South Wales Waratahs for
the next three Super 15 seasons, team
officials said on Friday.
Foley replaces Chris Hickey after
PHILADELPHIA, Aug 19, three seasons as an assistant coach
(AP): The Philadelphia and will become the Waratahs’ sev-
enth coach in 16 years.
Phillies won 4-1 on Thursday Foley, 44, was one of Australia’s
to complete a series win over most-capped front-row forwards and
coached Bath in England before join-
the Arizona Diamondbacks, ing the Wallabies coaching staff in
taking a psychological edge 2006 as a set-piece specialist.
in a clash of two teams that He remained with the national side
for three years before joining the
could well meet in a National Waratahs at the start of the 2009 sea-
League playoff series. son.
John Mayberry Jr. hit a two-run Scott Bowen will remain with the
team as an assistant coach along with
homer for the Phillies, who took two Alan Gaffney, who will join the
of three games in the meeting of NL Waratahs after Ireland‚Äôs World
divisional leaders, and have a 14-1-1 Cup campaign in October, officials
record in their past 16 series. said. (AFP)
A thunderstorm delayed the game ❑ ❑ ❑
for 2 hours, 17 minutes after three Red Sox put Youkilis on DL:
innings. Neither starting pitcher The Boston Red Sox suffered a set-
returned when play resumed. back in their battle for top spot in the
Philadelphia American League East on Thursday
reliever David when they placed third baseman
Herndon (1-2) Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled
struck out four list with a sore back.
over three score- Youkilis has played in just three
less innings to games since Aug. 10 due to the
injury and the Red Sox have since
earn just his sec- slipped to one-half game behind the
ond career win. New York Yankees for the division
Arizona starter lead.
Ian Kennedy (15- “He’s just been so beat up,” Red
4) gave up three Sox manager Terry Francona told
Minor runs in three Boston radio station WEEI.
innings, ending a “Hopefully two weeks down will real-
run of winning his previous seven ly allow his body to come back, and
starts. then we can have the Youk that we
need for the stretch drive.”
The Diamondbacks remained 2- Youkilis is batting .266 with 17
1/2 games ahead of San Francisco in homers, 30 doubles and 78 RBIs this
the West division. season. (RTRS)
Braves 1, Giants 0 ❑ ❑ ❑
In Atlanta, Mike Minor pitched six
scoreless innings to outduel San Fans criticize brawl: Chinese
Francisco ace Tim Lincecum and basketball fans have criticized a mili-
tary team for their part in an on-court
guide Atlanta to victory. brawl with visiting Georgetown
The Braves appeared to be at a dis- University players.
tinct disadvantage with Minor, filling Video footage of the fighting
in for the injured Tommy Hanson, between players from Bayi Rockets
going up against the two-time NL Cy and Georgetown during Thursday’s
Young Award winner Lincecum. game in Beijing zoomed around the
Internet and worldwide TV news.
One poster on China’s popular
BASEBALL microblog Sina Weibo asked “does
the Bayi team think they are better at
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum delivers to an Atlanta Braves batter in the first inning of a baseball game on Aug 18, at Turner Field in Atlanta. (AP) Chinese kungfu than basketball and
But Minor (3-2) pitched brilliantly, that is why they are desperate to show
striking out a season-high nine. it off?”
Lincecum (11-10) was no slouch, Georgetown’s visit to China was
surrendering one run in seven MLB Results/Standings meant to promote good sportsman-
innings with seven strikeouts. He ship, but the fighting and early aban-
made one big mistake, serving up a donment of the game instead marred a
Major League Baseball results on Thursday W L PCT GB W L PCT GB W L PCT GB visit to China by U.S. Vice President
high fastball to Chipper Jones lead- LA Dodgers 5 Milwaukee 1 NY Yankees 75 47 .615 - Texas 72 53 .576 - Milwaukee 73 52 .584 -
ing off the fifth, and the Braves vet- Joe Biden. (AP)
Washington 3 Cincinnati 1 Boston 75 48 .610 1/2 LA Angels 66 59 .528 6 St Louis 66 58 .532 6-1/2 ❑ ❑ ❑
eran sent a drive soaring into the Philadelphia 4 Arizona 1 Tampa Bay 66 56 .541 9 Oakland 55 69 .444 16-1/2 Cincinnati 60 64 .484 12-1/2
right-field seats. Atlanta 1 San Francisco 0 Toronto 64 60 .516 12 Seattle 53 69 .434 17-1/2 Pittsburgh 58 64 .475 13-1/2 Sabonis returns to Portland:
Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel Cleveland 4 Chic Sox 2 Baltimore 47 74 .388 27-1/2 National League Chicago Cubs 54 70 .435 18-1/2 Newly enshrined Hall of Famer
struck out two in a perfect ninth for Boston 4 Kansas City 3 Central Division Eastern Division Houston 40 84 .323 32-1/2 Arvydas Sabonis was taken aback by
his 37th save in 42 chances, breaking the cheers he garnered at a downtown
NY Yankees 8 Minnesota 4 W L PCT GB W L PCT GB Western Division rally Thursday in his honor.
a tie with Todd Worrell for the most San Diego 3 Florida 1 Detroit 65 58 .528 - Philadelphia 80 42 .656 - W L PCT GB
saves by an NL rookie since 1969. “I’m very surprised,” he told near-
LA Angels 2 Texas 1 Cleveland 62 58 .517 1-1/2 Atlanta 73 52 .584 8-1/2 Arizona 69 55 .556 - ly 3,000 fans gathered in Portland’s
Dodgers 5, Brewers 1 Toronto 7 Oakland 0 Chic Sox 61 62 .496 4 NY Mets 60 63 .488 20-1/2 San Francisco 67 58 .536 2-1/2 Pioneer Courthouse Square. “I don’t
In Milwaukee, Clayton Kershaw Standings Minnesota 54 69 .439 11 Washington 59 63 .484 21 Colorado 58 67 .464 11-1/2 know what to say. I appreciate you
throttled streaking Milwaukee with American League Kansas City 51 74 .408 15 Florida 57 67 .460 24 LA Dodgers 56 67 .455 12-1/2 remember me.”
eight scoreless innings, leading Los Eastern Division Western Division Central Division San Diego 56 70 .444 14 Sabonis was visiting Portland
Angeles to victory. after being inducted into the
The NL Central-leading Brewers Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall
came in winners of 19 of 21 and were 11) allowed three runs in six innings HGH testing is one of the items eradicated from the sport. could have ever made, one for which of Fame last Friday. The 2.21-meter
looking to complete a 7-0 homes- and took the loss despite retiring his under negotiation between the NFL Jacobs apologized. I take full responsibility.” (7-foot-3) Lithuanian center was a
tand. But Kershaw (15-5) was last 14 batters. and the players union as the sides “A few weeks ago, in an attempt to Jacobs has a career .254 batting star in Europe before coming to the
❑ ❑ ❑ put the finishing touches on the 10- overcome knee and back problems, I average with the New York Mets, NBA at age 31 to play for the Trail
tremendous, retiring 13 of his final Blazers. He spent seven seasons in
14 batters and never facing serious year labor accord they reached last made the terrible decision to take Florida Marlins and Kansas City
Jacob suspended for HGH: Mike month to end the nearly five-month HGH,” Jacobs said in the statement Royals. He was leading the Rockies’ Portland.
trouble after the third inning. Jacobs has become the first player Sabonis had not returned to the city
Rod Barajas hit a solo homer in the lockout. released through his representative. Triple-A team in Colorado Springs in the eight years since his retirement.
suspended by Major League Baseball The Rockies released a statement “I immediately stopped a couple of with 23 homers and 97 RBIs while
second, and the Dodgers built a 5-0 for a positive HGH test under their But it was evident Thursday he was
lead by scoring twice in the seventh expressing their disappointment in days later after being tested. Taking hitting .298 over 117 games with the still beloved, with fans chanting his
minor league drug testing proce- Jacobs and saying PEDs must be it was one of the worst decisions I Sky Sox when he was released.
and two more in the eighth; the first nickname, Sabas. (AP)
runs allowed by Milwaukeeís The 30-year-old minor league first
bullpen in the past 10 games. baseman, who was in the big leagues
Brewers starter Marco Estrada (3- from 2005-10, received a 50-game Japan crush Aruba 12-1
8) allowed three hits in five innings. suspension on Thursday for taking
Nationals 3, Reds 1 the banned performance-enhancing
In Washington, Jonny Gomes hit a
two-run single that led Washington
substance and was subsequently
released by the Colorado Rockies.
Mexico blank Tiawam at LLWS
to victory over his old team Jacobs said he took human growth SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsyl-vania, Hamamatsu City, Japan over Oranjestad,
Cincinnati. hormone to overcome knee and back Aug 19, (AP): Jorge Jacobo struck out 12 Aruba. Leading 1-0 heading into the top of
Nationals catcher Jesus Flores also ailments. and tossed a two-hitter to open the Little the second innings, Japan sent 10 hitters to
had his first home run in more than Jacobs is the first North American League World Series and lead Mexicali, plate and scored six runs. Suzuki had the big
two years. pro athlete punished for taking HGH. Mexico, to a 3-0 victory over Kaoshiung, hit, a one-out grand slam to left-center field.
Washington starter Jordan Terry Newton, a former Britain Taiwan on Thursday. Uchida added an RBI single and Ken
Zimmermann (8-10) pitched 6-2/3 rugby league international, was the The 12-year-old Jacobo pitched a gem Igeta an RBI walk in the inning. The game
scoreless innings. first athlete suspended for a positive and struck out the final five hitters. It was ended after four innings due to Little
Reds starter Bronson Arroyo (7- HGH test last year. He admitted tak- the first time a Taiwan team had been shut League’s 10-run rule. Suzuki also pitched,
10) got the loss. ing the substance and was banned for out in 55 games at the series. striking out five in 2 2-3 innings for the win.
Padres 3, Marlins 1 two years. Newton died in Mexico scored all the runs it would need Billings, Montana 6, Rapid City, South
September at age 31, found hanged in the top of the first inning, when Carlos Dakota 4
In San Diego, Tim Stauffer tossed Arellano singled and was sacrificed to sec- Cole McKenzie’s two-run double in a
seven strong innings to rebound from at his home in a suspected suicide.
In March, German rider Patrik ond. Jacobo then doubled him home for a 1- five-run fourth inning helped Billings,
his worst start of the season and lead 0 lead before Alonso Garcia followed with Montona overcame three solo homers by
San Diego over Florida. Sinkewitz was suspended after
becoming the first cyclist to test pos- an RBI single. Jacobo finished 1 for 3 at the Rapid City, South Dakota to win on their
Stauffer (8-9) allowed one run, plate with two runs. Ko Chia-hao struck out Little League World Series debut.
struck out five and walked one in his itive for human growth hormone.
“We have a program in place and it five and allowed six hits to take the loss for Lafayette, Louisiana 2, Robins,
first outing since he yielded five Taiwan. Georgia 0
homers in just three innings against did what it was supposed to do,” Hamamatsu City, Japan 12, Robins, Georgia broke through against
Cincinnati. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said, Oranjestad, Aruba 1 Lafayette, Louisiana starter Ethan Hines to
adding he wants to get the rule to Kaohsiung, Taiwan right fielder Chun-Yen Kuo attempts to reach a double by
Jesus Guzman drove in two runs Mexicali, Mexico's Carlos Arellano in the second inning of a pool play baseball Yoshiki Suzuki hit a grand slam in the load the bases with nobody out in the sixth
for the Padres. apply to major leaguers, too. “We game against Mexicali, Mexico at the Little League World Series, Aug 18, in second inning and Mitsuhiro Uchida added inning, but reliever Haden Erbe came out to
Marlins starter Javier Vasquez (7- don’t duck the issue.” South Williamsport, Pa. (AP) three hits and three RBIs to lead get the final three outs for the save