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06/02/2010 - 10:07pm
Matsuzaka, Ortiz power Sox past A's

Daisuke Matsuzaka recovered from a three-run first inning to deliver 6 2/3 innings that were at times dominant to help lead the Red Sox to a 6-4 victory over the Athletics. The right-hander proved aggressive against Oakland, throwing 84 of 109 pitches for strikes en route to seven strikeouts. He walked none in improving to 4-2 on the season.

 

Matsuzaka was backed by a tremendous performance by David Ortiz, who doubled, hit a two-run homer and walked twice in four trips to the plate. The American League's Player of the Month for May crushed his 12th homer of the season.

 

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06/02/2010 - 10:04pm
Papi powers Matsuzaka, Red Sox to win

David Ortiz slugged the go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning and Daisuke Matsuzaka scattered 10 hits over 6 2/3 innings as the Red Sox erased another early deficit to beat the Oakland A's, 6-4, at Fenway Park for their fourth straight win.

 

Jonathan Papelbon allowed a long homer to pinch-hitter Kevin Kouzmanoff but finished the ninth inning to record his 13th save of the season and Marco Scutaro added three hits for the Red Sox, who claimed their fourth win in six tries on the seven-game homestand. 

 

After allowing a two-run homer to Kurt Suzuki in the first, Matsuzaka (4-2) settled into a strike-throwing groove, finishing with 109 pitch, 84 strikes. Ortiz celebrated his American League player of the month for May honor earlier in the day by homering off loser Ben Sheets (2-4) for his first of June and 12th of the season. The Red Sox conclude the homestand and their series with Oakland on Thursday afternoon with...

06/02/2010 - 9:00pm
Blown call prevents perfect game

Needing just one out for Major League Baseball's third perfect game of the season, Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga induced a ground ball off the bat of Cleveland's Jason Donald in the hole between the first and second basemen. Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera ranged over to field the grounder, proceeding to flip the ball to a covering Galarraga. First base umpire Jim Joyce ruled Donald safe, although replays clearly showed that Galarraga had beaten the runner to the bag. Galarraga finished off the game, giving up just the one hit in leading the Tigers to a 3-0 win at Comerica Park in Detroit. For a complete recap, click here. The two perfect games this season came from Oakland's Dallas Braden and Roy Halladay of the Phillies. There have been 20 perfect games in major league history.

 

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06/02/2010 - 7:53pm
Ken Griffey Jr. retiring

Ken Griffey Jr., the player long considered the most graceful and gifted of the current generation, is retiring from baseball. Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu made the announcement before the club's game Wednesday night at home against Minnesota. 

 

Griffey, 40, informed the Mariners that he was done playing, and the certain Hall of Famer issued a statement through the team. 

 

"While I feel I am still able to make a contribution on the field and nobody in the Mariners front office has asked me to retire, I told the Mariners when I met with them prior to the 2009 season and was invited back that I will never allow myself to become a distraction. I feel that without enough occasional starts to be sharper coming off the bench, my continued presence as a player would be an unfair distraction to my teammates and their success as a team is what the ultimate goal should be."

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06/02/2010 - 6:51pm
Taylor Hall visiting Bruins this weekend
By: DJ Bean

A source has told WEEI.com that Windsor Spitfires left wing Taylor Hall will be in Boston this weekend visiting with the Bruins front office. A group of prospects will be making the trip, though Hall, who tied for the OHL with 106 points and won his second consecutive Memorial Cup MVP last month, will certainly be the most interesting of the bunch for the team.

 

The Bruins hold the second overall pick in this month's NHL Draft. Hall is ranked as the second-best prospect in the draft according to the NHL Central Scouting Bureau and first according to International Scouting Services. For more on the Bruins, check out the Big Bad Blog


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