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Indians get pounded by the Oakland Athletics

compiled from staff and wire reports

Justin Duchscherer wasn’t as sharp as he has been this season with his pitches. It didn’t really matter because his A’s teammates turned five double plays in the field.

Duchscherer and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and Kurt Suzuki homered for the second consecutive day as the A’s beat the Cleveland Indians 10-0 Friday night.

Justin Duchscherer Oakland (mlb)

Duchscherer (2-0) battled command problems most of the game and walked a season-high four batters but earned his second win in his last three starts thanks to Oakland’s defense which bail him out of every jam. The five double plays were the most by the A’s since June 5, 2007 and one shy of the franchise record.

Padres pound Reds 10-4; Gonzalez and Correia lead the way

Cincinnati, Ohio – Kevin Correia has been getting plenty of run support from his underrated teammates.

The San Diego right-hander was on the mound Friday night for the Padres’  second-biggest outburst of the 2010 season, a 10-4 pounding of the Reds. Correia was on the positive end of the 17-2 victory over Atlanta on April 12.

Kevin Correia Padres (mlb)

Correia didn’t allow a hit into the sixth inning and Adrian Gonzalez hit his second career grand slam as the Padres extended its winning streak to seven games.

Speaking of Gonzalez, his homer was the 134th of his career with San Diego, breaking a tie with Ryan Klesko for fifth all-time on the club’s career home run list. Gonzalez needs one to tie Tony Gwynn, Sr., for fourth place. Gonzalez has hit at least one home run in four of San Diego’s last five games against the Reds, dating back to last season.

Adrian Gonzalez Padres (mlb)

Tony Gwynn, Jr., added a two-run homer and Matt Stairs and Everth Cabrera drove in two runs apiece in support of Correia, who didn’t allow a hit until Ryan Hanigan led off the sixth with a double to center field.

Correia (3-1) improved to 6-1 in his career against Cincinnati, including 4-1 at Great American Ball Park. The Reds reached Correia for three hits and two runs in that inning. He left with two outs. Correia walked Joey Votto three times and struck five.

SOUNDS FROM THE POSTGAME LOCKERROOM (to listen to an audio file, click on the link)

44 839 Bronson Arroyo Reds RHP No Zip on his pitches. Did he feel OK.

44 840 Bronson Arroyo Reds RHP Other than Mike Leake the starters haven’t done well

44 841 Adrian Gonzalez San Diego 1b Always does well vs. the Reds and at Great American Ball Park

44 842 Adrian Gonzalez San Diego Padres 1b The Padres are playing well but the experts don’t think they’re contenders


* 19 Stolen Bases is number 1 in 2010. Chase Headley has 5.

* Pitching Staff 2.82 ERA is number 1 in MLB, 2nd in strikeouts with 7.62 per game.

* Bullpen is 2nd in NL with .188 opponents averaging and a 2.68 ERA.

* Matt Stairs is playing with his 12th MLB team in his career in 18 years tying Deacon McGuire, Ron Villone and Mike Morgan. Stairs is 1 homer shy of tying Cliff Johnson (20) for the all-time pinch-hit home run record.

* San Diego all-time against Cincinnati is 257-310 overall, 118-163 in Cincinnati at Crosley Field, Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field and Great American Ball Park combined.

* Tony Gwynn, Jr., is one of 3 players in MLB history to play for a team upon which his Dad played 2,000 games. Dale Berra and Pete Rose are the others.

* The Padres have 4 players on their roster who have won a World Series title: Matt Stairs, Jon Garland, David Eckstein and Jerry Hairston, Jr.

* Everth Cabrera was named 2009 Pro Sports Athlete of the year in Nicaragua.

* Yorvit Torrealba is making his rounds in MLB’s Western Division. He has played with San Francisco, Colorado and now San Diego.


* The Reds starters are 1-6 and the relievers are 6-4.

* Are 4th in the National League in stolen bases with 14 behind San Diego’s 19, Washington with 16 and Pittsburgh with 15.

* Reds pitchers throw an average of 18.2 pitches per game, #1 in MLB.


Dick Enberg San Diego Broadcaster (Padres)

75-year-old Dick Enberg was seen in the press box. He is a broadcaster with the Padres working with Mark Grant and Tony Gwynn.

Michael Badalucco The Practice (abc)

Also in the press box and press elevator was Attorney Jimmy Berluti from the TV show, ” The Practice”. In real life, he is Michael Badalucco who walking around Great American Ball Park with Reds general manager Walt Jocketty.


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Jim Edmonds and Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers team went offensive on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Brew Crew piled up 25 hits on Thursday in the most-lopsided loss in Pirates history.

Jim Edmonds Brewers (mlb)

Prince Fielder Brewers (mlb)

Milwaukee matched a club record for margin of victory and set a record for its biggest shutout win.

Prince Fielder belted his first home run of the season and the Brewers had 10 players with an RBI. The Brewers finished with 12 extra-base hits.

Milwaukee led 10-0 after five innings, then scored six runs in the seventh and four more in the ninth. The rout came a day after the Brewers beat up Pittsburgh 8-0.


Kurt Suzuki Athletics (mlb)

Kurt Suzuki hit a three-run homer and later grounded into the Yankees’ first triple play since 1968 as the Oakland Athletics stopped the Yankees six-game winning streak on Thursday.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Suzuki hit a sharp ground ball to Alex Rodriguez, who stepped on third base and threw to Robinson Cano at  second. Cano’s relay throw to first baseman Nick Johnson barely beat Suzuki.

The Yankees had gone 42 years or 6,632 consecutive regular-season games without a triple play. Their last on was on June 3, 1968, with first baseman Mickey Mantle catching the final out on a ball hit by Minnesota’s John Roseboro.


Carlos Pena Rays (mlb)

Carlos Pena drove in four runs and the Rays took advantage of Jake Peavy’s wildness to beat Chicago and cap the  winningest road trip in Tampa Bay history.

The Rays, who were 32-49 on the road last year, have never finished a season with a winning record away from Tropicana Field. The Rays went 9-1 on their first trip in 2010, outscoring their opponents by a total of 69-23 (Baltimore, Boston and Chicago).

Reds rally twice, finally win a series vs LA; Leake gets the win

compiled from staff and wire reports

Scott Rolen Reds (mlb)

Mike Leake Reds (ASU photo)

Scott Rolen hit a go-ahead, two-run double to spark a seventh-inning rally and rookie Mike Leake earned his first major league win for the Reds, 8-5 over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Leake (1-0) was making his third professional start, all in the major leagues this year. He pitched seven innings and became the first Reds starter to win in 2010. And he is the youngest of the starting pitchers.

The Reds came from behind twice for their seventh win.

The Dodgers were leading 5-4 after a Garrett Anderson pinch hit homer when Scott Rolen smacked a two-run double off the left center field fence with two outs in the seventh inning. Drew Stubbs and Ryan Hanigan added run-scoring singles as Cincinnati sent nine batters to the plate against Los Angeles relief pitchers Hong-Chih Kuo (0-1) and Ronald Belisario.

Dodgers left fielder Manny Ramirez left the game in the sixth after straining his right calf while running out a single.

Indians wake up the lumber, blast Twins at Target Field

compiled from staff and wire reports

Mitch Talbot turned in another strong outing for the Indians and his teammates finally generated some office in an 8-1 win over Minnesota.

Mitch Talbot (mlb)

Talbot (2-1) followed up his first major league win, a complete game last weekend against the Chicago White Sox, with six very impressive innings. He hold the Twins to two hits and no earned runs to keep them from sweeping the three-game series.

The Indians are last in the American League in batting average and slugging percentage. They matched a season high with eight runs.

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