Pinch-hitter Mike Carp drove in the tying run with an eighth-inning double and then scored on a double by Dustin Pedroia as the Boston Red Sox rallied for a 7-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.>>
The Red Sox and Indians exchanged nearly as many mistakes as runs for seven innings before a string of clutch hits and a friendly gust of wind helped Boston build the decisive rally.>>
Josh Hamilton and Hank Conger homered to back Billy Buckner's first major league win since 2009, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 7-0 on Saturday for their seventh straight victory.>>
Billy Buckner needed to jog his memory to recall his previous major league win.>>
Jordan Zimmermann became the National League's first eight-game winner, and the Washington Nationals followed a calamitous road trip with a winning start to a homestand, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on...>>
The Washington Nationals didn't have a close shave, and neither did Davey Johnson.>>
Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before Minnesota's Joe Mauer broke it up with a one-out single, and that was the only hit the Detroit right-hander allowed in the Tigers' 6-0 victory over...>>
Add another near miss in this 2013 baseball season - this time it was Detroit's Anibal Sanchez falling just short of a no-hitter.>>
Miami Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia says he didn't know it was illegal to spit on the ball, the way he did Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies.>>
Miami Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia said he didn't know it was illegal to spit directly onto a baseball.>>
Spokane, WA - Second baseman Cam Schiller's fly ball left his bat with a resounding "thwack" and seemed destined to carry over the wall and into the Hallmark Suzuki Grotto. Unfortunately for Schiller and the Indians, Yakima rightfielder Mike Lang had something else in mind. In a spectacular display of concentration and athleticism, the Bears outfielder crashed into the fence while robbing Schiller of a home run, silencing a raucous crowd of 4,798 fans at Avista Stadium.
Lang's jaw dropping web gem turned the tide of the game, as Schiller's near home run would have provided the difference after Spokane scored twice in the ninth to tie the game. The Indians still had a chance to walk-off in that inning, but Patrick Cantwell was cut down at the plate as he attempted to score the game's winning run.
Spokane threatened again in the 10th, loading the bases with one out, but a Cantwell flyout and Schiller groundout ended the Indians rally. The Bears didn't miss out on their opportunity in the top of the 11th, scoring twice against reliever Cody Kendall (3-3) to finally put the marathon game out of reach.
Lost amidst the late game excitement was another outstanding start from C.J. Edwards who twirled five innings of one-run ball while striking out five. In four starts with Spokane since his promotion from the Arizona League Rangers, Edwards ERA now sits at a pristine 0.95.
The Indians had 10 hits in the loss, including three from Gabriel Roa and a long homer from third baseman Ryan Rua over the Supercuts sign in the sixth inning.
SPOKANE, WASH. - The Spokane Indians have announced their schedule for the 2013 Northwest League regular season.>>
SPOKANE, WASH. - The Spokane Indians have announced their schedule for the 2013 Northwest League regular season which is slated to begin on Friday, June 14th against the Everett AquaSox for a three-game series at Avista Stadium.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County and the Spokane Indians, in conjunction with ALSC Architects and Kilgore Construction, have begun work on Avista Stadium improvements.>>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County and the Spokane Indians, in conjunction with ALSC Architects and Kilgore Construction, have begun work on Avista Stadium improvements that will be completed in advance of the 2013 regular season.>>
Spokane, WA - Baseball America released its annual list of the top 20 prospects in the Northwest League today and Spokane Indians pitchers C.J. Edwards and Jose Valdespina were both named among the league's elite.
Spokane, WA - Baseball America released its annual list of the top 20 prospects in the Northwest League today and two Indians from the 2012 squad made the cut. Starting pitchers C.J. Edwards and Jose Valdespina were both named among the league's elite.
Spokane, WA - The Northwest League of Professional Baseball announced today that Avista Stadium has been named N.W.L. Field of the Year for 2012. >>
Spokane, WA - The Northwest League of Professional Baseball announced today that Avista Stadium has been named N.W.L. Field of the Year for 2012. Spokane has now won the award eight years in a row and fourteen of the last sixteen seasons. >>