Three dead, five wounded in Salinas, Calif., shooting incidents

SALINAS, Calif., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Two weekend shooting incidents in Salinas, Calif., resulted in the deaths of three people and left five others wounded, police say.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Houston 4

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Eduardo Nunez scored the go-ahead run on a double play grounder in the sixth Wednesday and the New York Yankees held on to edge Houston 5-4.
Houston-Toronto in 10-player deal

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SAN DIEGO, July 20 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros sent pitchers J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter to the Toronto Blue Jays in a 10-player trade Friday.

Phillies retain pitcher Cliff Lee

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Phillies Friday picked up ace left-hander Cliff Lee's $9 million 2010 contract option.

MLB: Philadelphia 5, San Francisco 1

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Cliff Lee made a spectacular Philadelphia debut Friday, throwing a four-hit complete game in the Phillies' 5-1 win over San Francisco.
Indians send lefty Cliff Lee to Phillies

Indians send lefty Cliff Lee to Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, July 29 (UPI) -- Philadelphia strengthened its pitching staff Wednesday by acquiring left-hander Cliff Lee from the Cleveland Indians.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Oakland 2

CLEVELAND, July 4 (UPI) -- Ben Francisco and Grady Sizemore knocked in two runs each Saturday, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win over Oakland.

MLB: Cleveland 12, Tampa Bay 7

CLEVELAND, May 28 (UPI) -- Ben Francisco's three-run homer ignited a Cleveland rally Wednesday and the Indians survived a long rain delay to defeat Tampa Bay 12-7.

MLB: Cleveland 11, Tampa Bay 10

CLEVELAND, May 25 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Indians, led by Ryan Garko's two home runs and five RBI, rallied Monday to edge the Tampa Bay Rays 11-10.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Cleveland 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 17 (UPI) -- Despite a lineup error, winner Andy Sonnanstine knocked in a run and hurled 5 2/3 innings Sunday in Tampa Bay's 7-5 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Cleveland 9, Boston 8

CLEVELAND, April 29 (UPI) -- Mark DeRosa had four hits and scored the winning run in Cleveland's 9-8 win over Boston Tuesday when pitcher Javier Lopez dropped a throw to first base.

MLB: Cleveland 10, Detroit 4

DETROIT, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Ben Francisco homered twice and Cliff Lee got his American League-leading 19th win Tuesday in the Cleveland Indians' 10-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

MLB: LA Angels 4, Cleveland 3

CLEVELAND, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- John Lackey overcame two homers and LA scored two gift runs Saturday when the Angels edged the Cleveland Indians 4-3.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Toronto 2

TORONTO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Ben Francisco and Shin-Soo Choo drove in two runs apiece for Cleveland Friday, pacing the Indians to a 5-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

MLB: Minnesota 6, Cleveland 2

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Brendan Harris and Denard Span homered Sunday, helping left-hander Francisco Liriano and the Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland 6-2.
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Ben Francisco

Louis Ben Francisco (born October 23, 1981) is an outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball.

He is a 1999 graduate of Servite High School in Anaheim, California where he played on the same baseball team as former Indians' teammate Ryan Garko. He attended and played baseball at Cypress Junior College in 2000 and went on to play at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001 and 2003.

He was selected by the Indians in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. He was recalled from the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons on May 1, 2007, and made his major league debut that night as a late-game defensive replacement. On June 29, 2007, Francisco got his first hit and his first home run in his first major league start. His home run came leading off the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Indians a 2-1, walk-off win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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