Claremore Daily Progress

Sports

May 17, 2013

AL CAPSULES: Middlebrooks sparks Red Sox past Rays, 4-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Will Middlebrooks had a three-run double off closer Fernando Rodney with two outs in the ninth inning that lifted the Boston Red Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Thursday night.

Middlebrooks lined a shot to left on a 1-2 pitch from Rodney (1-2) with the base loaded, giving the Red Sox the lead. Rodney, who blew just two saves last year, is 7 for 10 in save opportunities this year.

After walking Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz, Rodney struck out Mike Napoli before loading the bases with a walk to Daniel Nava. Stephen Drew struck out, but Middlebrooks then came up with his bases-clearing hit.

Junichi Tazawa (3-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the win. He retired James Loney on a grounder with two on and two outs in the ninth.

RANGERS 10, TIGERS 4

Geovany Soto ended Justin Verlander's night with a three-run homer that capped a seven-run third, and Yu Darvish lasted eight innings in a pitching duel that fizzled in the Rangers' victory over the Tigers.

Soto's drive just over the wall in left field came after Verlander walked in two runs - he had three previous bases-loaded walks in his career. Mitch Moreland's two-out double broke a 3-all tie before Soto's drive put Texas ahead 8-3.

Darvish (7-1) won his fifth straight decision despite allowing two home runs for the third start in a row.

Verlander (4-4) gave up six hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 2 2-3 innings, his shortest outing since going two innings in a 14-6 loss to the New York Mets on June 22, 2010.

MARINERS 3, YANKEES 2

Andy Pettitte and Chris Stewart became the latest Yankees to get hurt, and emergency Seattle starter Hector Noesi pitched into the fifth inning in place of ailing Aaron Harang to lead the Mariners over New York.

Pettitte (4-3) left after 4 2-3 innings because of an injured back muscle near his left shoulder. New York said Pettitte hurt his trapezius muscle, and there was no immediate word on his prognosis.

Chris Stewart, who took over as the Yankees' starting catcher when Francisco Cervelli broke a hand last month, limped off after the seventh inning and was replaced by Austin Romine.

Harang, Seattle's scheduled starter, felt a twinge in his back Wednesday and notified the Mariners, who in turn told Noesi to prepare for his first big league start of the season.

Noesi gave up an unearned run and three hits in 4 1-3 innings, leaving with two on.

Lefty Oliver Perez (1-0) was the winner.

WHITE SOX 5, ANGELS 4

Jeff Keppinger walked with the bases loaded to drive in the go-ahead run - his first base on balls in 141 plate appearances this season - and the White Sox rallied with three runs in the eighth to beat the Angels for their season-high third straight road win.

The Angels' bullpen wasted a two-run lead as the club lost its second straight and dropped to 8-12 at home.

Matt Lindstrom (2-2) got the victory after facing one batter in the seventh, getting Mike Trout to fly out to right to end the inning.

Addison Reed pitched the ninth to earn his 13th save in 14 chances.

Dane De La Rosa (1-1) took the loss, giving up all three runs in the eighth.

Chicago closed to 4-3 after Alejandro De Aza scored when De La Rosa threw a wild pitch on a strikeout by Alex Rios. Alexei Ramirez tied the game 4-all on a single by Adam Dunn.



 

1
Text Only
Sports
  • DSC_0016web.jpg District Champions!

    District champions ... Enough said!
    Claremore freshman forward Olivia Maulsby converted a game-winning header with 1:22 remaining to lead the No. 4-ranked Lady Zebras past No. 5 Skiatook, 2-1 Tuesday night in Metro Lakes Conference play at Lantow Field.

    April 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • DSC_0433web.jpg SOCCER: Bulldogs spoil ‘Senior Night’ for Zebras

    Claremore senior goalkeeper Sam Lillie made the most of his first and last varsity start Tuesday night against Skiatook on Senior Night at Lantow Field.
    For 40 minutes, Lillie was flawless in the goal, allowing only one goal and making several tenacious stops against the fiery Bulldogs.
    The second-half, however, told a different story as No. 3 Skiatook scored four goals and enjoyed a 5-0 win over the No. 15 Zebras.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Berryhill’s White strikes out 17, tosses no-hitter over No. 1 Verdigris

    Top-ranked Class 3A Verdigris got White-washed by 4A No.3 Berryhill on Tuesday night.
    In a battle of 2013 state champions, Chiefs’ ace Nick White — a future Oklahoma State pitcher —  fired a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts, igniting a 5-0 victory over the Cardinals.

    April 23, 2014

  • Stilwell’s Lea signs with RSU men's basketball

    Rogers State University men's basketball head coach Justin Barkley announced the addition of standout center Matt Lea for the 2014-15 season.

    April 23, 2014

  • HANSLOVANweb.jpg SOCCER: No. 2 Lady Cards roll past Oologah

    Verdigris senior forward Caitlyn Hanslovan tallied another ‘hat trick’ in her illustrious Lady Cardinals soccer career Tuesday night at Oologah.
    The three goals by Hanslovan soared the second-ranked Lady Cardinals past Oologah, 5-0 in non-conference play at Mustangs Stadium.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • 5 Claremore HS tennis players earn all-conference

    The Claremore High School boys and girls varsity tennis programs had five players receive Metro Lakes all-conference recognition.

    April 23, 2014

  • Arkansas men's basketball signs Seminole State College point guard

    Arkansas men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson announced on Wednesday that Seminole State College point guard Jabril Durham has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to join the program for the 2014-15 season.

    April 24, 2014

  • BASEBALL: Arkansas cruises past Northwestern State, 15-3

    The Arkansas baseball team (27-16) scored early and often as they completed the series sweep with a 15-3 drubbing of Northwestern State (22-19) Wednesday afternoon at Baum Stadium.

    April 24, 2014

  • Ex-Muskogee hoops coach Scott set for Hall of Fame induction

    Terry Scott says he might not be done with basketball.

    But what he’s done over a 29-year career has been recognized by the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association, who on Wednesday announced he will be inducted into the OBCA Hall of Fame in June.

    April 24, 2014

  • BASEBALL: District 5A-3 Drama

    Tahlequah was in desperate need of a victory on Tuesday night. Winning a district game would have made it that much sweeter.

    The Tigers were able to scratch out one victory in a District 5A-3 doubleheader against Grove on Tuesday. The Tigers lost the first game, 11-7, and rallied to win the final game, 3-1.

    April 24, 2014

AP Video