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Indiana State earns 1,400th program win in upset of #16 Creighton, 76-57

The Indiana Sycamores earned the basketball program’s 1,400th win in school history and beat a ranked team at home for the first time since December 2006, with a 76-57 upset of #16 Creighton University in Missouri Valley Conference action.

The Blue Jays came into the game as college basketball’s top shooting team, but could muster just 41.7 percent shooting during the game.

Jake Odum lead host Indiana State with 22 points and eclipsed the 1,000-point barrier for his career.

Jake Odum

The Sycamore improve to 15-8, 8-4 while Creighton drops to 20-4, 9-3 on the season.






Indians lose 16-inning, 5-hour marathon Opening Day game to Toronto


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Thursday’s Opening Day game epitomized many things.

Toronto utility player Omar Vizquel, a former Cleveland Indians star, played in left field and at first base, two positions he rarely ever plays.

But after all, if Indians closer Chris Perez had closed out a 4-1 lead 2 1/2 hours earlier, there would never have been a 5-hour, 14-minute, 16-inning affair nor would Vizquel have played those two positions.

The Indians lost 7-4 to the Blue Jays which is now the longest game in Opening Day history in Major League Baseball.

With about 5,000 fans left in stands at Progressive Field, Toronto won the game in the 16th on a three-run homer by J.P. Arencibia.

The Tribe wasted a great pitching performance by improving right-hander, Justin Masterson, who was cruising along with a 4-1 lead in eight innings and 10 strikeouts.



Indians sign Accardo, Lewis to contracts


Fred Lewis (file photo)

The Cleveland Indians continue to add depth to their pitching staff and outfield with the signing of Jeremy Accardo and Fred Lewis.

Lewis, an outfielder, is a career .267 hitter, who has played with San Francisco, Toronto and Cincinnati. He hit .230 with 3 homers and 19 RBI’s in 81 games for the Reds in 2010. He missed the beginning of the season with a strained oblique muscle.

Accardo has pitched in 235 games with Baltimore, Toronto and San Francisco since 2005. Accardo, who is 30, was the Blue Jays’ closer in 2007 and had a record of 4-4 with 30 saves and an ERA of 2.14.

In 2011, he pitched in 31 games for the Orioles and also spent time with their Triple-A team in Norfolk.


Info compiled from Cleveland Indians news

Lind’s 100th career homer a game-winner for Toronto


Adam Lind (file photo)

Toronto’s Adam Lind had been waiting patiently for his 100th career home run.

The moment fianlly came this past weekend.

Lind belted a grand slam off Los Angeles Angels ace pitcher Jared Weaver to lead the Blue Jays to an 11-2 win.

Lind had been stuck on 99 homers since July 26, for 14 games and a batting slump of 8-for-58.


Info compiled from Toronto Blue Jays news

Blue Jays to retire Alomar’s number 12

Roberto Alomar (Blue Jays media guide photo)

43-year-old Roberto Alomar, who played for San Diego, Toronto, Baltimore, Cleveland, the NY Mets, Arizona and twice with the Chicago White Sox, will be getting another soon.

The 2011 Hall of Fame inductee second baseman will become the first Toronto Blue Jays player to have his number retired.

Alomar, who was one of the players who helped lead the Blue Jays win back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993, will be honored in a pre-game ceremony at the Rogers Centre on July 31.

Alomar, who wore the number 12 for Toronto, compiled a .300 batting average with 2,724 hits and stole 474 bases in his career.

The brother of Sandy Alomar Jr, Roberto ended his 17-year career in 2004 with 12 All-Star Game selections and was elected along with Bert Blyleven to this year’s Hall of Fame in January 2011.


compiled from Toronto Blue Jays & MLB news


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