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Ray Washburn Pitches Cardinals to Win Over Astros

by @ Friday, August 31st, 2007. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - August

August 31, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Cardinals 5, Astros 1  (83-51)
Ray Washburn improved to 9-6 on the season with a nice start as the Cardinals closed out August with a win.  He gave up one run on five hits and one walk with five strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.  Ron Willis got the final four batters [...]

Sparky Lyle Picks Up Win In Third Straight Game

by @ Friday, August 31st, 2007. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Cliff Johnson, Graig Nettles, Sparky Lyle

August 31, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Mariners 4  (80-52)
Graig Nettles belted a walk off solo homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Yankees their fourth straight win and their 22nd win in the month of August.  Nettles had a huge game and he went three for five with two homers [...]

Bondo and the Long Ball

by @ Friday, August 31st, 2007. Filed under 2007 Tigers

It took well over a month, but Jeremy Bonderman finally won his eleventh game of the season as the Tigers finally put together and pulled out a win in their series finale with the Royals.  Bonderman improved to 11-7 and he gave up just one run on six hits with three strikeouts in seven innings.  Just [...]

Yankees Edge Mariners In Eleven Innings For Third Straight Win

by @ Thursday, August 30th, 2007. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Mickey Rivers, Sparky Lyle

August 30, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Mariners 5  (79-52)
Mickey Rivers led off the bottom of the eleventh inning with a walk off solo homerun as the Yankees won their third straight game.  It was River tenth homerun and he scored three runs in the win.  Graig Nettles had a great game and he went [...]

Twins Score Five Runs In Final Two Frames To Top Brewers

by @ Thursday, August 30th, 2007. Filed under 1987 Twins, 1987 Twins Diary - August

August 30, 1987 at County Stadium
Twins 10, Brewers 6  (69-63)
The Twins turned a 6-5 deficit into a 10-6 blowout win in a hurry as they racked up their second straight win.  Kirby Puckett had a monster game.  He went six for six with two homeruns, two doubles, four RBIs and four runs.  Al Newman went [...]

Rough First Inning Costs Tigesrs, Andrew Miller Win In K.C.

by @ Thursday, August 30th, 2007. Filed under 2007 Tigers

Well, it was another bizarre game,  Andrew Miller couldn’t do much right as the left hander gave up five runs before getting a single out in the first inning as he fell to 5-5 on the season.  Oddly, Buddy Bell probably had just as much to do with the Tigers escaping with just five runs [...]

The Race To… .500?

by @ Wednesday, August 29th, 2007. Filed under 2007 Season

Great night tonight – Griffey hits a homer, Harang pitches a complete game shutout.  It doesn’t get any better than that. 
I got caught looking at the standings the other night and at 6.5 games out I kept thinking the Reds were ready to make a push.  And they subsequently lost a double header and fell [...]

White Sox Held to Five Hits In Shutout Loss to Senators

by @ Wednesday, August 29th, 2007. Filed under 1967 White Sox, 1967 White Sox Diary - August

August 29, 1967 at D.C. Stadium
Senators 3, White Sox 0  (71-59)
The White Sox couldn’t push a single runner across the plate as they lost another game to te Senators.  Wayne Causey was the only baserunner to reach base twice.  He singled twice.
Tommy John was roughed up for three runs in four innings as he fell [...]

Twins Fall From First After Loss to Orioles

by @ Wednesday, August 29th, 2007. Filed under 1967 Twins, 1967 Twins Diary - August

August 29, 1967 at Metropolitan Stadium
Orioles 4, Twins 3 (73-57)
The Twins scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth but their comeback attempt fell a run short as they dropped out of their tie for first place with the Red Sox.  Dave Boswell had a tough time finding the plate as he took the loss.  [...]

Red Sox Move Into Sole Possession of First Place With Doubleheader Split With Yankees

by @ Wednesday, August 29th, 2007. Filed under 1967 Red Sox, 1967 Red Sox Diary - August

August 29, 1967 at Yankee Stadium
Red Sox 2 (75-57), Yankees 1
Jim Lonborg did it again as the Red Sox won their second straight and took the first game of their doubleheader with the Yankees.  He improved to 18-6 and he gave up one run on three hits with eleven strikeouts in the complete game victory.
Lonborg [...]

Cardinals Held to Five Hits In Shutout Loss to Giants

by @ Wednesday, August 29th, 2007. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - August

August 29, 1967 at the Polo Grounds
Giants 2, Cardinals 0  (81-51)
The Cardinals couldn’t push a single runner across the plate as they were shutout by Giants starter Cal Koonce.  Phil Gagliano and Dick Hughes each had two hits but all five of the Cardinals hits were singles.
Hughes fell to 13-5 despite a nice start.  He [...]

Tigers Move To Within Half Game of First Place With Doubleheader Sweep Over Angels

by @ Wednesday, August 29th, 2007. Filed under 1967 Angels, 1967 Angels Diary - August, 1967 Tigers, 1967 Tigers Diary - August

August 29, 1967 at Anaheim Stadium
Tigers 4 (73-58), Angels 2 (65-64)
The Tigers doubled up the Angels in the first game of a weekday double header.  Denny McLain continued to pitch well and he gave up only three hits the entire game.  He did give up two runs but one was unearned and he struck out [...]

Chris Chambliss Powers Yankees In Come From Behind Win Over Royals

by @ Wednesday, August 29th, 2007. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August

August 29, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Royals 3  (78-52)
A one run deficit turned into a two run win in a hurry as Chris Chambliss belted a huge three run, pinch hit homerun in the bottom of the eighth to give the Yankees the win.  Cliff Johnson pitched in with a solo homer in the [...]

Kirby Puckett Homers Twice In Twins Blowout Win Over Brewers

by @ Wednesday, August 29th, 2007. Filed under 1987 Twins, 1987 Twins Diary - August

August 29, 1987 at County Stadium
Twins 12, Brewers 3  (68-63)
The Twins snapped their three game losing streak in a big way as Kirby Puckett led a twelve run, sixteen hit attack over the Brewers.  Puckett went four for five with two homeruns, two RBIs and three runs.  Gary Gaetti and Kent Hrbek also went yard [...]

Tigers Pick Their Seven to Go to Arizona

by @ Wednesday, August 29th, 2007. Filed under 2007 Tigers

The Tigers are sending three pitchers and three hitters to the Arizona Fall League that begins in early October.  Eddie Bonine, Jeff Gerbe, Jair Jurrjens and Dallas Trahern are the pitchers while Michael Hollimon, Jeff Larish and Cameron Maybin.  So you have a couple of guys who spent some time on the big league club [...]

Nate Robertson Is Hit Hard In Tigers Loss to Royals

by @ Wednesday, August 29th, 2007. Filed under 2007 Tigers

The Tigers winning streak came to a quick end at two games after a loss to the Royals in their series opener.  Robertson threw three decent innings before the wheels fell off the wagon and he he gave up three in the fourth and three in the fifth.  Give some credit to Jason Grilli though.  He came [...]

Cardinals Split Doubleheader With Mets

by @ Tuesday, August 28th, 2007. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - August

August 28, 1967 at Busch Stadium
Mets 4, Cardinals 2  (80-50)
Steve Carlton fell to 11-8 on the season in a rough start in the Cardinals loss in the first game of their doubleheader.  He gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts in four innings of work.
Lou Brock went three for [...]

Ron Guidry Throws Two Hit Shutout In Another Yankees Win

by @ Tuesday, August 28th, 2007. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Reggie Jackson, Ron Guidry

August 28, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 1, Rangers 0  (77-52)
The Yankees won again in the month of August and this time it was behind the arm of the young Ron Guidry.  He improved to 11-6 and he gave up just two hits with eight strikeouts in the complete game shutout.
Graig Nettles tripled, drew a walk [...]

Twins Held to Two Hits in Loss to Brewers

by @ Tuesday, August 28th, 2007. Filed under 1987 Twins, 1987 Twins Diary - August

August 28, 1987 at County Stadium
Brewers 1, Twins 0  (67-63)
The Twins suffered their third straight defeat although it wasn’t because of their pitching.  A nice start by Les Straker went to waste and he fell to 6-9.  He gave up one run on six hits and one walk with two strikeouts in seven innings of [...]

Mickey Lolich Throws Five Hit Shutout In Tigers Win Over Angels

by @ Tuesday, August 28th, 2007. Filed under 1967 Angels, 1967 Angels Diary - August, 1967 Tigers, 1967 Tigers Diary - August

August 28, 1967 at Anaheim Stadium
Tigers 10 (72-58), Angels 0 (65-63)
The Tigers turned on the offense as they blew out the Angels in a west coast series opener.  Lenny Green had a big day with the bat.  He went three for five with four RBIs and two runs.  Bill Freehan had three hits and three [...]

White Sox Fall to Fourth Place With Loss to Senators

by @ Tuesday, August 28th, 2007. Filed under 1967 White Sox, 1967 White Sox Diary - August

August 28, 1967 at D.C. Stadium
Senators 2, White Sox 1 (71-58)
The White Sox outhit the Senators 8-5 but when it came to pushing runners across the plate, the Senators squeaked out a win.  Don Buford was the hitting star for the White Sox in the loss.  He went two for four with a double and [...]

Twins Keep Share of First Place After Close Win Over Orioles

by @ Tuesday, August 28th, 2007. Filed under 1967 Twins, 1967 Twins Diary - August

August 28, 1967 at Metropolitan Stadium
Twins 3 (73-56), Orioles 2
Jim Perry improved to 7-6 on the season with a nice start in the Twins win in their series opener with the Orioles.  He gave up just two runs on three hits and four walks with five strikeouts in seven innings.  Al Worthington closed out the [...]

Dave Morehead, Sparky Lyle Combine to Shut Out Yankees

by @ Tuesday, August 28th, 2007. Filed under 1967 Red Sox, 1967 Red Sox Diary - August

August 28, 1967 at Yankee Stadium
Red Sox 3 (74-57), Yankees 0
The Red Sox remained tied for first with a nice shutout loss by Dave Morehead and Sparky Lyle.  Morehead picked up the win and he improved to 4-2.  He gave up four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings while Lyle [...]

Tigers Blast Yankees In Series Finale

by @ Tuesday, August 28th, 2007. Filed under 2007 Tigers

You know it’s a beatdown when Sean Casey gets a triple.  The Tigers completely dismantled Mike Mussina and the Yankees bullpen last night as they won their second straight game to win the four game series three to four.  Every Tiger regular had a hit and six had multi-hit games.  The only Tiger starter who [...]

Mike Torrez, Ken Clay Shelled In Yankees Loss

by @ Monday, August 27th, 2007. Filed under 1977 Yankees, 1977 Yankees Diary - August, Graig Nettles, Ken Clay, Mike Torrez, Thurman Munson

August 27, 1977 at Yankee Stadium
Rangers 8, Yankees 2  (76-52)
The Yankees four game winning streak came to an end as not one, but two pitchers were knocked around by the Ranger hitters.  Mike Torrez and Ken Clay combined to give up five homeruns and it was Torrez who fell to 15-11 with the loss.
Thurman Munson [...]

Twins Tie Red Sox With Win Over Cleveland

by @ Monday, August 27th, 2007. Filed under 1967 Twins, 1967 Twins Diary - August

August 27, 1967 at Cleveland Stadium
Twins 6 (72-56), Indians 3
Jim Merritt went the distance and he won his tenth game as the Twins once again moved into first place (tied with the Red Sox).  Merritt gave up just three runs on seven hits and a walk with eight strikeouts.
Rod Carew had a big day at [...]

Nelson Briles Pitches Cardinals to Split With Dodgers

by @ Monday, August 27th, 2007. Filed under 1967 Cardinals, 1967 Cardinals Diary - August

August 27, 1967 at Dodgers Stadium
Cardinals 6, Dodgers 2  (80-49)
The Cardinals salvaged a split in their four game series with the Dodgers and they did it by winning the finale behind the arm of Nelson Briles.  He improved to 9-5 and he gave up just two runs on seven hits and two walks with six [...]

Tigers Fail to Sweep Last Place Athletics

by @ Monday, August 27th, 2007. Filed under 1967 Tigers, 1967 Tigers Diary - August

August 27, 1967 at Municipal Stadium
Athletics 2, Tigers 1  (71-58)
The Athletics avoided a sweep at the hands of the Tigers in a 2-1 pitchers dual in the series finale.  Joe Sparma was very good for the Tigers but not as good as the combination of Roberto Rodriguez and Paul Lindblad.  Sparma dropped to 13-7 despite [...]

Tigers Hit Three Homeruns Then Hold Off Yankees

by @ Monday, August 27th, 2007. Filed under 2007 Tigers

The Tigers have a chance to do something tonight for the first time since July, and that’s win a series.  They got to this point by putting together a nice performance yesterday that saw three homeruns, an injury to their starting pitcher, and some pretty good bullpen work.
Curtis Granderson led off the game with his [...]

Curtis Granderson Costs Himself a Triple…..

by @ Sunday, August 26th, 2007. Filed under 2007 Tigers

…..by scoring on an inside the park homer.  Man, Granderson has pretty much done it all this season.  It’s the first inside the park homer since September of 2005 when Granderson himself did it.

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