Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Diamondbacks rout the Nationals to end their road trip as Miley picks up his first Major League win

Source: Yahoo! Sports
The Arizona Diamondbacks concluded their 10-game road trip with an 8-1 win against the Washington Nationals. Left handed rookie Wade Miley picked up his first Major league win as he threw six scoreless innings while striking out four. Fellow D-backs rookie Paul Goldschmidt hit a home run and batted in three. the Diamondbacks will return to the desert after posting a 4-6 record against the NL East's top three teams. Arizona will take on the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies in their six games back at Chase Field.

Jim Thome traded to Cleveland

Source: Yahoo! Sports
The Minnesota Twins traded DH Jim Thome to the Cleveland Indians this afternoon. The trade came 10 days after Thome hit his 600th home run. Thome will return to the team that drafted him 20 years ago from Illinois Central University. The 40 year old's return might help the desperate Cleveland Indians who are 6 1/2 games behind the first place  Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.

Yankees hit 3 grand slams as they rout Oakland 22-9

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After yesterday's 6-4 loss in 10 innings to the Oakland Athletics, the New York Yankees bounced back by hitting 5 home runs including 3 grand slams in a 22-9 rout. Russell Martin, Robinson Cano, and Curtis Granderson hit grand slams making the New York Yankees the first team to hit 3 grand slams in an MLB game.