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Sosa Ready To Make His Return On Tuesday

Out since May 4th because of an abscess and staph infection on the bottom of his left foot, Orioles right fielder Sammy Sosa says he is on schedule to return to the Orioles lineup for Tuesday's game against the Seattle Mariners.

"Everything is great," said Sosa, who plans to tape his foot and ankle to give the bottom of his foot more support. "It's a little [sore], but I can deal with that. I haven't faced any pitching yet, but right now, I am good to go."

Via The Baltimore Globe

Ace Peavy Gives Padres Their 8th Straight Win

Jake Peavy pitched three-hit ball for seven shutout innings and matched a season high with 10 strikeouts, leaving the San Diego Padres past the Seattle Mariners 6-1 Friday night for their eighth straight victory.

The red hot Padres, who lead the NL West at 26-16, improved to 17-3 in their last 20 games.

The Padres took a 6-0 lead in the 7th when Brian Giles doubled home Dave Roberts and Miguel Ojeda.

Via Yahoo!

Olivo's RBI Single In The 8th Breaks Yankees 10-Game Streak

Alex Rodriguez hit his major league leading 14th home run, a three-run shot, but the Yankees failed to hold leads of 4-0 and 6-2, as their 10 game win streak came to an end.

Miguel Olivo singled in Jeremy Reed in the 8th, the go-ahead run against Tom Gordon.

Ron Villone gave up two hits in the ninth, but got picked up the save, his first of the season.

Via Yahoo

Yankees Extend Win Streak To 10 Games Behind Pavano Shut Out

The way the Mariners were swinging on Tuesday, Bo Derek could have pitched for the Yankees.

Instead, Carl Pavano threw his first shutout in a Yankee uniform and was backed by a sudden offensive outburst by Jason Giambi as the Yanks stormed to their 10th straight victory.

Lost in the day was Alex Rodriguez who belted his major league leading 13th Home Run and 39th RBI. Last year he struggled and the New York press ate him up. Perhaps this year ARod is thriving due to the fact that he?s not the hot topic in the Big Apple and is quietly putting together his typical offensive season.

Giambi has taken the media honors since his leaked testimony during the off-season. Last week he declined a trip to the Minors to find his swing and all of New York groaned.

On Tuesday he had three hits--including a sixth inning homer to raise his average to .227. In the process he?s ensured himself of some more at bats and maybe a break from the New York press.

?The bat?s coming through the strike zone a lot freer,? said Giambi. ?I?m not so tied up. It?s definitely paying off.?

Behind ARod, Giambi and Pavano the Yankees extended their winning streak to 10 games, their longest in seven years. Although the streak is impressive it still falls nine games short of the club record set back in 1947.

Via Craig Settimo/RealGM

Manny Hits 400th Career Home Run

Boston's Manny Ramirez hit his 400th career home run Sunday, a three-run shot in the fifth inning off Seattle starter Gil Meche during Boston's 5-4 loss to the Mariners.

Ramirez is the 39th player in major league history to reach 400 homers, and just the fifth to reach the mark in a Red Sox uniform. The others were Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Andre Dawson.

Ramirez hit a 1-1 fastball from Meche an estimated 404 feet into the seats in right-center field. It was his 10th homer of the season and second in the three-game series with Seattle.

Ramirez is the 13th player to reach the mark before his 33rd birthday and just the fourth since Harmon Killebrew in 1969. He is the fifth-fastest to 400 in number of at-bats, behind Mark McGwire, Babe Ruth, Killebrew and Jim Thome.

Via Yahoo!

Mariners May 2005 Archive

  • Big Unit Extends New York Win Streak

    Randy Johnson pitched eight gritty innings, Tony Womack hit a go-ahead single and New York beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Monday night for its first three-game winning streak of the season.

  • Foulke Closes Gonzalez Win In Game 1

    Keith Foulke made sure Jeremi Gonzalez got his first win of the season in the first game of a doubleheader.