ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Pinch-hitter Nomar Garciaparra, Mark Ellis and Matt Holliday hit RBI singles with two outs in the ninth inning off new Angels closer Brian Fuentes, rallying the Oakland Athletics over Los Angeles 6-4 Wednesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Yovani Gallardo pitched neatly into the seventh inning and also hit a three-run homer off Randy Johnson to
spoil the Big Unit's debut with the San Francisco Giants, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory Wednesday night.
The trustee overseeing the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities put a pair of tickets for Monday's Citi Field opener on sale on eBay on Wednesday. As of 5 p.m., the current bid was $800 for the tickets, seats 5-6 in the eighth row in section
MIAMI (AP) - Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking three-run double, Chris Volstad was almost flawless after a shaky first inning, and the Florida Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 6-4 on Wednesday to complete an opening three-game sweep.
HOUSTON (AP) - Wayne Odesnik of the United States pulled another
upset at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships on Wednesday,
beating third-seeded Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-4, 6-0 in the second round at River Oaks Country Club.
Teams cut payrolls for their active rosters and disabled lists by $47 million from opening day in 2008 to the first day of this season, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That comes out to a drop of 1.7 percent.