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September 8, 1998
Hitting Vinny Castilla, Rockies: 4-for-5, HR. Larry Walker, Rockies: 2 HRs, SB. Luis Lopez, Mets: 4 RBIs, double, HR. Pitching Randy Johnson, Astros: 9 innings, 0 runs, 6 hits, 14 strikeouts. Andy Benes, Diamondbacks: 8 innings, 1 run, 5 hits. Steve Parris, Reds: 7 innings, 1 run, 4 hits. Pub Date: 9/08/98
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,childs.walker@baltsun.com | October 1, 2008
Don't be surprised this month if baseball fans from Baltimore, Kansas City and Pittsburgh root for the Tampa Bay Rays like pilgrims saying prayers at the feet of a saint. From 1998 to 2007, no franchise seemed more lost than the Rays, who peaked with a 70-91 record during that stretch. Their veteran signings never found the old magic, their pitchers never got anybody out and their fans never cared a lick. But something wild and magical happened this season in baseball's bleakest wasteland.
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August 13, 1998
Hitting Henry Rodriguez, Cubs: 3-for-4, 2 HRs, 5 RBIs. Craig Biggio, Astros: 3-for-5, HR. Vinny Castilla, Rockies: 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBIs. Carlos Baerga, Mets: 4-for-6. Eric Young, Dodgers: 4-for-5. Pitching Randy Johnson, Astros: 9 innings, 0 runs, 13 strikeouts. Steve Trachsel, Cubs: 7 innings, 7 hits, 2 runs. Jason Schmidt, Pirates: 8 innings, 6 hits, 2 runs. Pub Date: 8/13/98
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August 15, 2006
Vinny Castilla couldn't contain the ear-to-ear grin. He smiled as photos were snapped, and grinned when he answered questions. Castilla was elated to be back with the Colorado Rockies, agreeing to terms on a minor league contract yesterday for his third stint with the franchise. He previously played for the Rockies from 1993 to 1999, and again in 2004. Castilla will spend a few weeks with Triple-A Colorado Springs as a designated hitter to work on his swing and test his sore knee. If everything goes as scheduled, Castilla will be brought up Sept.
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April 15, 2005
BATTING LINE OF THE DAY Vinny Castilla, Nationals 3B AB R H RBI HR 3 2 3 4 1 PITCHING LINE OF THE DAY Sidney Ponson, Orioles IP H R BB SO 3 7 9 4 1 WHO'S UP The Blue Jays, at 7-3 and atop the American League East, are off to their best start since 2001. WHO'S DOWN Calvin Pickering, a former Oriole now with the Royals, was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against Seattle.
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June 16, 1999
Quote: "I don't mind too much about the streak. I think it's secondary. I just go out there every day because I love to play. I love to help my team win. Right now I'm hurting the team instead of helping it." -- Vinny Castilla of the Rockies, whose reign as iron man ended at 307 gamesIt's a fact: Rich Aurilia is the first Giants shortstop with at least 12 homers since Chris Speier hit 15 in 1972.Who's hot: The Mets' Mike Piazza is hitting .355 (27-for-76) during his 18-game hitting streak.
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April 15, 2005
BATTING LINE OF THE DAY Vinny Castilla, Nationals 3B AB R H RBI HR 3 2 3 4 1 PITCHING LINE OF THE DAY Sidney Ponson, Orioles IP H R BB SO 3 7 9 4 1 WHO'S UP The Blue Jays, at 7-3 and atop the American League East, are off to their best start since 2001. WHO'S DOWN Calvin Pickering, a former Oriole now with the Royals, was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against Seattle.
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By COMPARISONS BY DAN CONNOLLY and COMPARISONS BY DAN CONNOLLY,SUN STAFF | April 3, 2005
FIRST BASE Jay Gibbons (.246, 10 HRs, 47 RBIs) vs. Nick Johnson (.251, 7, 33) Johnson is a little younger (26 to Gibbons' 28) and better defensively. Both have had injuries the past few years. Johnson, however, hasn't come close to filling his vast potential. And Gibbons has hit 23 or more homers in a season twice. Edge: Orioles SECOND BASE Brian Roberts (.273, 4, 53) vs. Jose Vidro (.294, 14, 60) Both are excellent defenders, and Roberts is a more prodigious base stealer. Vidro has more pop and has shown remarkable consistency over the years.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2000
Player contracts aren't negotiated in a vaccuum, something the Orioles apparently will discover this winter when Mike Mussina commands $13 million - $14 million (none deferred) from (insert contender here). The Chicago Cubs don't need to be reminded. The aftershocks of the Atlanta Braves' signing of Chipper Jones to a six-year, $90 million deal have already reached president Andy MacPhail's desk. The sub-.500 Cubs intend to respond to outfielder Sammy Sosa's request for a contract extension this winter and the price tag is expected to be staggering.
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June 16, 1999
Quote: "I don't mind too much about the streak. I think it's secondary. I just go out there every day because I love to play. I love to help my team win. Right now I'm hurting the team instead of helping it." -- Vinny Castilla of the Rockies, whose reign as iron man ended at 307 gamesIt's a fact: Rich Aurilia is the first Giants shortstop with at least 12 homers since Chris Speier hit 15 in 1972.Who's hot: The Mets' Mike Piazza is hitting .355 (27-for-76) during his 18-game hitting streak.
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